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Tax March Joins Millions of Americans in Demanding Congress Provide Immediate Relief from the Economic Impact of Coronavirus

MARCH 17, 2020

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Tax March Joins Millions of Americans in Demanding Congress Provide Immediate Relief from the Economic Impact of Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Tax March joins millions of Americans in calling on lawmakers to protect working- and middle-class people from the economic downturn brought on by the global coronavirus pandemic. As members of Congress and the Trump administration debate various relief proposals, ranging from direct cash transfers to cutting payroll taxes, Tax March stands in solidarity with hundreds of millions of people across the country whose livelihoods now depend on swift and just economic policies that uplift middle- and low-income people during this period of uncertainty.
“This is an unprecedented economic crisis of still-unknown scale. Working- and middle-class folks across America are depending on lawmakers to deliver solutions right now,” said Tax March Campaign Director Dana Bye. “People who aren’t able to work because they’re quarantined are worried about how to put food on the table, how to care for children and other dependents, how to pay rent. President Trump and members of Congress owe it to the American people to swiftly pass comprehensive legislation that expands paid sick leave for all workers and expedites much-needed direct cash transfers, rather than half-measures like cutting payroll taxes or using this crisis as an excuse to prioritize giveaways for massive corporations and bail out industry titans but not their workers.”
Though lawmakers are continuously offering and changing their proposals, Tax March is committed to ensuring the Trump administration and Congress swiftly implement proposals that:
1. Advocate for direct and immediate cash payments to people and communities most in need of economic stimulus — not big corporations; and
2. Ensure paid leave for all workers, specifically proposals that do not exempt the country’s largest and wealthiest employers from providing all of their employees paid sick time and paid leave solutions.
Tax March will also stay committed to ensuring the Trump administration and Congress do not bail out bad-acting industries without them changing the way they do business, and we’ll fight hard to make sure Trump’s misinformed payroll tax cut proposal — which will send lots of money to high-income households and leave those most vulnerable in our economy behind — doesn’t become law.
As our country’s leaders continue to debate various proposals to provide relief for the American people, Tax March will stand strong in the fight for working- and middle-class people during this public health emergency.
To reach a Tax March spokesperson, please email [email protected].

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