Patriotic Millionaires

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
'Democracy for All' Constitutional Amendment Would "Wipe Clean the Dark Stain Citizens United Has Left on Our Democracy"
Today, Senate Democrats introduced the Democracy for All Amendment, a proposed Constitutional amendment that would overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC among other key court rulings concerning money in politics. The amendment, led by Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Jeanne...
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Thursday, July 18, 2019
House Vote on 2019 Raise the Wage Act "A Historic Win For Everyone in Our Economy"
This morning, the House voted to pass the 2019 Raise the Wage Act by a vote of 231-199. This crucial bill will gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, starting with an immediate increase to $8.55 an hour, and eventually phase out the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers,...
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
SCOTUS Gerrymandering Decision A "Gross Miscarriage of Justice"
This morning, following the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision on partisan gerrymandering, former Managing Director of Blackrock, Inc. and Patriotic Millionaires Chairperson Morris Pearl issued the following statement: "Today, the Supreme Court handed down a ruling that partisan gerrymandering of...
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Census Citizenship Question "Blatantly Partisan": SCOTUS Decision "Protects Our Democracy"
This morning, following the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision to block President Trump's plan to add a citizenship question to the US Census, former Managing Director of Blackrock, Inc. and Patriotic Millionaires Chairperson Morris Pearl issued the following statement: “The claim that including a...
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Democratic Hopefuls in Presidential Debate Must Answer How They Plan to Close "Unconscionable Gap" Between Rich and Poor
As 20 of the Democratic presidential candidates prepare to take the stage for the first of many debates tonight and tomorrow in Miami, Florida, the gap between the haves and have-nots in the American economy continues to widen. Ahead of these critical national forums for advancing political...
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Thursday, June 20, 2019
New Jersey Professor and Patriotic Millionaire Condemns NJ Axe on the Millionaires' Tax
Today, the New Jersey Assembly and Senate voted in favor of a budget that does not include the “millionaires’ tax,” a proposal backed by Governor Phil Murphy, which would raise taxes on individuals with annual incomes over $1 million. In response, adjunct professor at Columbia University, New...
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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Walmart CEO's Call for Higher Minimum Wage Shows That Raising the Wage "Isn't Just a Win for Workers, It's a Win for Businesses Too"
Today, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage at the Walmart annual shareholders meeting. In response, Morris Pearl, former managing director at BlackRock, Inc., and Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires, issued the following statement: "Walmart's CEO is right...
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Patriotic Millionaires Join Advocates, Students in Support of New Jersey Millionaire's Tax
Today, the Patriotic Millionaires, a group of high-net worth Americans, business leaders, and investors who are united in their concern about the destabilizing concentration of wealth and power in America, joined advocates and community members in a press conference at the Trenton War Memorial in...
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Thursday, May 09, 2019
"We Need to Increase Funding for the IRS so That They Can Hold Tax Cheats Accountable"
Today, as the House Ways and Means Committee meets to address the "tax gap," the $400 billion difference between what taxpayers owe the federal government and what they pay on time, Morris Pearl, Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires and former managing director at BlackRock, Inc., issued the...
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Thursday, April 11, 2019
Wealthy New York Donors Call Out Speaker Heastie on Fundraiser for Wealthy New York Donors
Today, the Patriotic Millionaires will join Rise and Resist for a protest outside of a major fundraiser by Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie for high-end donors. The protest will challenge Heastie for backing down on campaign finance reform when given the chance to actually include it in the New York...
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