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For Immediate Release

Press Release

Patriotic Millionaires Launch "Tax the Rich" Mobile Billboard Campaign in Philadelphia for Can’t Wait Live Concert

Group will run 2 billboards in downtown Philadelphia targeting Jeff Bezos and calling on Congress to tax the rich

Stops include: The Mann Center, Independence Hall, Liberty bell, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and City Hall
WASHINGTON -

Today, Friday August 13, the Patriotic Millionaires are launching two mobile billboards in Philadelphia to correspond with Can’t Wait Live: A Concert for Jobs, Climate, and Care, which will bring together progressive organizers and activists from across the country.

Challenging the faces of wealth inequality in this country and calling for higher taxes on the rich, both billboards will display a looping video of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos with the caption "Tax me if you can." The back of each truck will read, “Tax the Rich. Save America. Yes, it's really that simple," and direct viewers to visit Taxtherich.com.

To view the images the trucks will be displaying, click here.

One billboard will park outside the Mann Center, the venue for the Can't Wait Live Concert, while the other will make stops at popular landmarks in Philadelphia including: Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and City Hall. A full list of stops for the second truck can be found below.

Can’t Wait Live

The benefit concert, which is co-sponsored by Patriotic Millionaires, the Working Families Party, MoveOn, SEIU, and others, will gather thousands to call on Congress to pass a legislative package that makes meaningful investments in our economy, our workforce, and our families while raising taxes on the rich and demanding members of Congress stay in session until a package is passed.

Billboard Truck Routes

The trucks will drive through Philadelphia, with stops at the following locations:

Billboard 1 (4pm-12am) :

Parked outside the Mann Center 5201 Parkside Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131, the venue for Can't Wait Live Concert

Billboard 2 (11am-7pm):

Stop 1: Love Park

Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Stop 2: Logan Square

200 N 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Stop 3: Drive along Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Stop 4: Philadelphia Museum of Art/Rocky statue

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Stop 5: Boathouse Row (Kelly Drive)

1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Stop 6: Philadelphia Zoo

3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Stop 7: Rittenhouse Square

210 W Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Stop 8: City hall

Stop 9: Reading terminal market

51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Stop 10: Liberty bell

526 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Stop 11: Independence Hall

520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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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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