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National Advocacy Groups Representing Tens of Millions of Americans Come Together to Support Tax on Ultra-Wealthy to Build Back Better

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Brendan Boyle join mobilization call in support of funding President Biden’s reconciliation plan with a tax on billionaires.
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National advocacy groups and unions representing millions of Americans came together on a national mobilization call with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Brendan Boyle to support a wealth tax on America’s ultra-wealthy. This wealth tax would fund President Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda. 

Following the call, the group released a petition and other advocacy materials that demonstrate widespread grassroots support for a fair tax system where everyone pays their fair share. 

According to a recent poll by Future Majority, the majority support for President Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending bill—which would invest in working families, clean energy and American infrastructure—is further strengthened to super-majority bipartisan support when it is paid for by taxes on billionaires and the ultra-wealthy. 

“We can make this a better country if we can ask those at the very top to pay a wealth tax,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren during the mobilization call. “We are taking this moment to say: we want a reset for America...it’s the only way to make this system fairer.”

“When we advocate for universal child care or universal pre-k, or paid leave...people are going to throw in our face that there’s not enough money,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal. “Let’s take that off the table by raising sufficient dollars, and by raising it from the people who deserve to pay it, which is the wealthiest individuals.” 

“The stakes could not be higher,” said Rep. Brendan Boyle. “What we are talking about doing – not just talking about, but voting on, and voting down Republican amendment after amendment on our legislation to mark up President Biden’s reconciliation bill, and ensure that it is fully paid for mostly with taxes on the ultra-rich.”

The groups supporting this advocacy effort include Americans for Tax Fairness, AFL-CIO, NAACP, NEA, MoveOn, Indivisible, AFSCME, and more. The petition can be viewed here

To learn more about the campaign, visit taxbillionairesnow.org

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Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF) is a diverse campaign of more than 420 national, state and local endorsing organizations united in support of a fair tax system that works for all Americans. It has come together based on the belief that the country needs comprehensive, progressive tax reform that results in greater revenue to meet our growing needs. This requires big corporations and the wealthy to pay their fair share in taxes, not to live by their own set of rules. 

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