US Robin Hood Tax Campaign

The U.S. Robin Hood Tax would set a 0.5% tax on the trading of stocks, 50 cents on every $100 of trades, and lesser rates on trading in bonds, derivatives and currencies in the U.S.  It marks the return of a tax on financial transactions in place in this country during the years 1914 to 1966.  Some form of the financial tax is in place today in more than 40 countries.

Who's behind it?

We are Nobel Prize-winning economists, former US Vice Presidents and founders of Microsoft.
We are Ronald Reagan’s Budget Director, the UN’s Secretary General and the Archbishop of Capetown.
We are union members, nurses, small business owners, community organizers, faith leaders, AIDS activists, environmentalists, movie stars and musicians, and we are part of a global movement of more than 220 million people in 25 countries who are fighting for a Robin Hood Tax – a small tax on Wall Street trades.
We are a force to be reckoned with, and we are demanding justice.

Releases by this organization

Newswire article
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Senator Bernie Sanders Joins Forces with Nurses and Students, Introduces ”College For All Act” and the Robin Hood Tax
The Robin Hood Tax swooped into America’s national spotlight when presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders joined with National Nurses United and student groups in Washington, D.C. at a press conference today to announce his introduction of two Senate bills - the College for All Act and the Robin...
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Today - Sen. Bernie Sanders Introduces Bills for Free Education And to Rebuild and Heal America with a Robin Hood Tax
A broad coalition of nurses, students, religious and civil rights groups, environmentalists, labor and housing advocates today enthusiastically welcomed plans by Sen. Bernie Sanders to introduce two new Senate bills today that would impose a small fee on Wall Street speculation to pay for college...
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Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Robin Hood Tax Coalition Calls on Congress to Fulfill Dr. King’s Vision of Social and Economic Justice
With Americans marking the 47th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. just days earlier, a broad coalition of registered nurses, organized labor, anti-AIDS advocates, college students, clergy, and other community activists will converge on 25 U.S. cities Wednesday to...
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Monday, February 09, 2015
In Response to Reports HSBC Helped Clients Dodge Tax
In response to reports HSBC helped clients dodge tax, David Hillman, spokesperson for the Robin Hood Tax campaign, said: "This exposes once again the rotten core of banking - it would be shocking if it weren't for the frequency with which we hear of such scandals. "It shows a sector not content...
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Monday, March 31, 2014
DC Press Event, Vigils at Legislative Offices in 22 Cities
Nurses, AIDS activists, students, transit workers, and other community activists will call on Congressional offices in 22 cities from Virginia to California April 4 – and a Washington DC press conference – to step up the call for a tax on Wall Street speculation to fund programs to redress economic inequality and address other basic needs.
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