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Tax March Stands in Solidarity with Protestors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
JUNE 1, 2020

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Tax March Stands in Solidarity with Protestors

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This weekend, thousands of people across the country took to the streets to protest the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. These protests have been met with increasingly violent police reactions and escalation. Tax March stands in solidarity with the protestors, with Black and brown people across the country, and with the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others, who have been victims of a racist economic and social system.

Tax March Executive Director Maura Quint released the following statement:

“The murders of George Floyd and countless others by the police were not the result of a bad apple acting outside the system. They are the result of a system that prioritizes white property over Black life. Tax March stands in solidarity with protestors across the country demanding real change to dismantle the racist economic and social systems that hold Black and brown communities down.

We are a grassroots movement that fights for tax fairness and economic justice. America’s tax code and government spending have been specifically designed to serve the wealthy at the direct expense of Black and brown people. There is no economic justice without racial justice.

Our tax dollars have increasingly gone toward funding the militarization of police and corporate bailouts, all while gutting programs that focus on education, housing, and health care. The economic and social systems we’ve built directly and brutally oppress Black and brown people. We can and we must fundamentally change this broken system.”

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