In the days leading up through Tax Day (which is on Monday, April 18 this year) there are several things you can do to promote tax fairness. US Uncut plans direct actions targeting particular corporations that have dodged their taxes. U.S. PIRG and other organizations will have activities outside post offices in several states to create awareness about tax dodging by corporations and to press Congress to act.
US Uncut Demonstrations
US Uncut protests corporations like Verizon and FedEx which have dodged all or most of their U.S. income taxes at a time when lawmakers are cutting basic public services to address federal and state budget gaps.
Find US Uncut events near you.
In D.C., US Uncut will host a creative direct action on April 15 at the Verizon store at Union Station with best-selling author of Treasure Islands, Nick Shaxson, who will do a book-signing. On April 17. US Uncut DC and organizers from Power Shift will target a corporate tax dodger and relate tax avoidance to cuts to the EPA's budget. This event is said to have a beach party/tropical tax haven theme.
Events like these will take place all over the country. Find US Uncut events near you.
U.S. PIRG Events at Post Offices
The U.S. PIRG acitivities will take place April 15 and April 18 in at least a dozen states. These events will target people whose minds are very much on taxes as they mail off their federal income tax returns.
See the list below for events in your state and contact information.
April 15, 2011
Event: U.S. Public Interest Research Group will be holding events outside of Post Offices across the country to try to get Congress to address tax dodging corporations with report releases and post-carding.
Portland OR, April 15th. Contact Jen Lavelle at firstname.lastname@example.org, 503.231.4181
AnnArbor MI, April 15th. Contact Megan Hess at email@example.com, 734.662.6597
Chicago IL, date TBD. Contact Brian Imus at firstname.lastname@example.org, 312-544-4433 x 210 (federal plaza, outside of main post office)
Hartford CT, April 15th, Contact Jenn Hatch at email@example.com, 860.233.7554
Albuquerque NM, date TBD, Contact Erin Eckelson at firstname.lastname@example.org, 505.254.1244
Philly area, date TBD. Contact Megan DeSmedt at email@example.com, 215.732.3747
Phenoix AZ, April 15th. Contact Seren Unrein at firstname.lastname@example.org, 602.252.9227
Des Moines IA, Date TBD, Contact Sonia Ashe at email@example.com, 515.282.4193
April 18, 2011
Event: U.S. Public Interest Research Group will be holding events outside of Post Offices across the country to try to get Congress to address tax dodging corporations with report releases and post-carding. U.S. PIRG is partnering with Citizen Action in a number of states: NJ, OR, IL, MI, MO, CT.
Trenton NJ, April 18th. Contact Jen Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org, 609.394.8155
Seattle WA, April 18th, Contact Lindsay Jacobson at email@example.com, 206.568.2854 (either at post office downtown, or in front of Microsoft).
Boston MA, April 19th, Contact Dee Cummings at firstname.lastname@example.org, 617.292.4805
Baltimore MD, April 18th, Contact Johanna Neumann at Johanna@marylandpirg.org, (410) 467-9389
St. Lois MO, TBD