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Patriotic Millionaires Launch Virtual Roadshow "Tax the Rich. Save America" Featuring Over a Dozen Members of Congress

Pro-tax millionaires to host series of virtual events nationwide on inequality and taxing the rich with nearly 20 sitting members of Congress.


This Wednesday, October 14, The Patriotic Millionaires are launching the national Tax the Rich Roadshow, a series of engaging, informative virtual events featuring a lineup of over a dozen different members of Congress (with more to come). Each event will consist of a quick, engaging presentation on how the US tax code is currently rigged to benefit the rich and powerful, followed by a conversation between the Patriotic Millionaires and a member of Congress on how to fix it.


The Millionaires:
Morris Pearl, former BlackRock executive
Stephen Prince, CEO at Card Marketing Services
Chuck Collins, heir to the Oscar Meyer Fortune
Eric Schoenberg, Chairman of CampusWorks, Inc.
And More!
The Members of Congress:
Senator Jeff Merkley, Senator Chris Van Hollen, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Rep. Bill Foster, Rep. Steve Cohen, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Rep. Judy Chu, Rep. Brendan Boyle, Rep. Jimmy Gomez, Rep. Jim Himes, Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, Rep. Jamie Raskin, and Rep. Ro Khanna
What: 30 minutes of conversation with a group of millionaires - including investors, business leaders, and heirs - giving an insider's view into how the tax code favors the rich, followed by remarks from a different member of Congress at each event. Remarks will be followed by a robust discussion between the Patriotic Millionaires and the members of Congress about why America must tax the rich and how we can do it.
When: This Wednesday marks the inaugural event with Rep. Bill Foster on October 14th at 12:30PM, Register HERE. Further events scheduled for this week below.

For a full list of events with all of the speakers listed above, click HERE.MORE INFORMATION HERE.

For more information, email Peter Rossi at

The Patriotic Millionaires is a group of high-net worth Americans who share a profound concern about the destabilizing level of inequality in America. Our work centers on the two things that matter most in a capitalist democracy: power and money. Our goal is to ensure that the country's political economy is structured to meet the needs of regular Americans, rather than just millionaires. We focus on three "first" principles: a highly progressive tax system, a livable minimum wage, and equal political representation for all citizens.

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