As always with the April 15 tax deadline, I’m late – only this time it’s late for the Tax Day March and Rally scheduled for tomorrow, April 15, in Washington, DC and throughout the nation. What finally prompted me to take action – on the March if not the taxes — is this reminder just posted by Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Government, the DC-based advocacy commonly known as CREW. It’s a fun promo for a serious cause: http://www.citizensforethics.org/tax-day/
No surprise, Minnesotans are joining the April 15 protest tomorrow. Marchers will gather at 11:00 AM at the Veterans building on the State Capitol Mall.
Planners are firm about the intent of the March and Rally: The National Tax March isn’t an organization–it’s a movement. The White House said no one cares about the President’s tax returns. We are marching because the President must be accountable to the American people. Trump must act in the public interest and release his returns, divest his holdings, and disclose his conflicts of interest
Speakers at the Minnesota Tax Day March include Dr. Richard Painter, law professor at the U of M and former chief White House ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, State Representative Laurie Halverson, member of the Government Operations and Elections Policy Committee, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto and State Senator John Marty. A variety of musicians will entertain between speeches.
The Minnesota “Show Us the Money” Tax March is endorsed by MoveOn.org, Indivisible, StandUp Minnesota, Twin Cities Anti-Hate Directive, Americans for Tax Fairness, The Center for Popular Democracy, Our Revolution, and Working Families.
Planners provide a way-above-average website that will answer last minute queries re logistics, mission, map, speakers, musical performers and more. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the Minnesota Tax Day March and Rally here:
POST-MARCH UPDATE: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/15b8867bccdf0142