Anna Chu serves as the Vice President for Income Security and Education, where she oversees the Center’s work in lifting women and families out of poverty and eliminating barriers in education. Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Chu served as the Vice President of Policy and Research at the Center for American Progress (CAP) Action Fund, leading its economic justice advocacy work, and was previously the Director of CAP’s Middle Out Economic Program. Ms. Chu has also served as the Policy Director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and has spent time on Capitol Hill as Policy Advisor for the House Democratic Caucus. After attending the University of Southern California Law School, Chu began her career as a law clerk to former Chief Judge Jane A. Restani in her sittings before the U.S. Court of International Trade and in six different federal appellate courts. Following this, Chu spent time as an attorney at Paul Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP.
About Tax March
The TrumpTax Must Go
The Tax March is a growing national movement that extends far beyond one day of marching. Led by working Americans who are tired of systems that are rigged in favor of the super-rich, the Tax March movement maintains that any reform to the tax code should be about closing loopholes for the wealthy and big corporations and building an economy that invests in working people, whether white, black, or brown, and prioritizes economic justice particularly for communities of color.
The Republican tax scam passed in December of 2017 does just the opposite. In order to give tax breaks to millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations, the TrumpTax raises taxes for 92 million middle-class families, rips health care away from 13 million people, and threatens life-saving programs millions of Americans rely on.
With a coalition of more than 70 partner organizations and an executive committee of some of the country’s top social justice leaders and policy experts, the Tax March will continue to fight for a fair economy that works for us all. Through on-the-ground organizing nationwide, representation in town halls, and amplification on social media and in the press, the Tax March will ensure that President Trump and Congress hear us loud and clear: The TrumpTax MUST GO!
As Vice President of Policy and Research, Tamara is responsible for developing and advancing the organization’s goals through research, idea generation and policy development. Tamara is a member of the Demos Executive Team helping to develop and drive the strategic direction of the organization. She is the author of two ground-breaking books: Sleeping Giant: How America’s New Working Class Will Transform America (2016) and Strapped: Why America’s 20- and 30-Somethings Can’t Get Ahead (2006), both published by Doubleday. A member of the Demos team since 2001, Tamara developed the organization’s groundbreaking work on household indebtedness, college affordability and the economic challenges facing young people.
Tamara‘s research has been covered by dozens of newspapers and magazines including the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Her writing has appeared in The Hill, The San Francisco Chronicle, The American Prospect, The Boston Globe and The Boston Review. She is a frequent television commentator and has appeared on the Colbert Report, Today Show, CNN, Fox News, 20/20, MSNBC and many others.
Indivar Dutta-Gupta is Co-Executive Director at the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality where he works to develop and advance ideas that promote economic security and opportunity in the United States. His prior work includes positions as a consultant to foundations and nonprofits, at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and with the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee. Throughout his career, he has work to advance research and policy that advance social justice.
Nicole Gill is Senior Advisor to the President & CEO of Pathfinder International, an NGO that champions sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide. Previously Nicole served as Executive Director of Tax March and Campaign Director at The Hub Project, where she worked with coalitions to advance economic campaigns focused on helping working families. Under her leadership Tax March held the largest progressive day of action on April 15, 2017 with the first-ever Tax March engaging 125,000 participants in more than 200 communities around the country. Prior to joining The Hub, Nicole was a vice president at SKDKnickerbocker where she oversaw communications campaigns for advocacy groups and coalitions.
Ezra Levin is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Indivisible Project, a D.C.-based nonprofit working to empower grassroots advocates to resist the Trump agenda through local, defensive congressional advocacy. Previously, Ezra worked as a poverty policy wonk and advocate. He’s served as CFED’s Associate Director of Federal Policy, Deputy Policy Director for Congressman Lloyd Doggett, and an AmeriCorps VISTA in the Homeless Services Division of the San Jose Housing Department.
Michael Linden is a member of the Tax March Board and is the Policy and Research Director at The Hub Project and a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. Prior to joining The Hub Project, Michael was a senior policy adviser to Senator Patty Murray on the Budget Committee and then the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Before serving on Senator Murray’s team, Michael was the managing director for economic policy at the Center for American Progress. Michael earned his master’s degree in public policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and his bachelor’s from Brown University. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and three children. He can often be found listening to the Hamilton soundtrack on repeat.
Delvone Michael is a Sr. Political Strategist for the National Working Families Party. He was the Founding Director of DC Working Families where he was architect of the DC for $15 initiative and headed groundbreaking civic engagement programs including Friends and Families and Talking Transition. Previously, Delvone worked for national labor, political, and nonprofit organizations, including SEIU, Mack Crounse, & USAction where he worked on state, local, & federal candidate development and on political and public education programs focused on workers issues and corporate accountability.
Maura Quint is a humor writer whose work has been featured in publications such as McSweeneys and The New Yorker. She was named one of Rolling Stone’s top 25 funniest twitter accounts of 2016. When not writing comedy, Maura has worked extensively with non-profits in diverse sectors including political action campaigns, international arts collectives and health and human services organizations. She has never been officially paid to protest but did once find fifteen cents on the ground at an immigrants’ rights rally and wanted to make sure that had been disclosed.
Gwen Snyder is a community organizer from Philadelphia, and the lead organizer for Tax March Philly. As the executive director of Philadelphia Jobs with Justice, she coordinates a coalition of student, labor, community, and faith organizations that runs direct action campaigns to win concrete victories for workers and their families.
Nelini Stamp is the National Membership Director for the Working Families Party, she works with volunteer leaders across the country building their own electoral infrastructure. Nelini has been deeply involved in movement work around economic and racial justice across the country as a participant in Occupy Wall Street, a co-creator of the Freedom Side, and as one of the co-builders of the Resist Here project, which launched #ResistTrumpTuesdays.
Jennifer Taub is a Professor at Vermont Law School where she teaches courses in Contracts, Corporations, Securities Regulation, and White Collar Crime. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, prior to joining academia she was an associate general counsel at Fidelity Investments. Taub has researched and written extensively about the 2008 financial crisis, including the book, Other People’s Houses, which includes a chapter dispelling the top ten myths about the crisis. She is also the co-author of Corporate and White Collar Crime: Cases and Materials.
More than 125,000 people came out on Tax Day 2017 to demand Donald Trump’s tax returns and a fairer tax system for all. On Tax Day 2018, people from across the country came together once again to express their outrage at Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress for passing one of the least popular tax bills in recent history.
The power of our movement is undeniable, but the fight is just beginning. If you believe America’s middle class deserves better, add your name below, and we will keep you posted on events near you.