New Jersey Resistance Groups Demand Democratic Legislators Back a Millionaires Tax
Grassroots Groups Behind Historic Midterm Victories Call on Democratic Caucus to Act Like Democrats and Raise Taxes on Millionaires
Newark– The New Jersey resistance groups responsible for the 2018 blue wave that flipped four U.S. House seats will gather outside the Senate Budget Committee hearing at NJIT to demand New Jersey’s Democratic caucus back a millionaires tax in the FY 2020 budget.
Democratic legislators voted five times in support of a millionaires tax hike during the Christie Administration. Income inequality in New Jersey is getting worse, and New Jersey desperately needs the revenue to meet its obligations and invest in its future. That’s why more than two-thirds of New Jerseyans — and an overwhelming number of Democrats — back a millionaires tax.
The press conference is organized by New Jersey resistance groups comprised of advocates and grassroot activists committed to fighting for a fair and smarter state budget that benefits New Jersey’s middle and working classes.
Saily Avelenda, NJ 11th for Change
Justin Goldsman, Our Revolution Essex
Ingrid Hill, The People’s Organization for Progress
Margaret Illis, NJ 7th Forward
John George, Action Together NJ
WHAT: Resistance groups call out New Jersey Democrats for failing to back a millionaires tax
WHERE: Outside of the NJIT Campus Center Atrium, 150 Bleeker Street, Newark, NJ 07102
WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 9:30 am