RESOURCE GENERATION TAX JUSTICE PLATFORM: RAISE OUR TAXES!
We want to live in a world where our friends, neighbors and family members have enough and hoarding wealth is not an option. We think raising taxes on the rich can get us closer to that dream: a world in which we all have access to healthy food, quality education and healthcare, reliable public transportation, meaningful work, vibrant cultural practices and community centers, and clean air, soil and water. Where we all live in strong communities that are interdependent, creative, and resilient, and we collectively make the decisions that impact our lives.
But wait, doesn’t increasing taxes mean the U.S. government will have more $$ to put into things I don’t agree with like wars and prisons?!…. At RG we know that even the most radical/progressive philanthropy isn’t enough to shift power and get at the underlying causes of the racial wealth divide. As wealthy people we can afford to opt out of the public good, but this is not an option for most communities. Read more about why it’s important to fight for higher taxes and why You Can’t Starve the Beast!
LOCAL RG CHAPTERS ORGANIZING FOR TAX JUSTICE & STRENGTHENING PUBLIC SERVICES
To get at the root causes of racial and economic inequality, we must build collective power through grassroots campaigns for structural and policy change. RG chapters are collaborating with local organizations in their cities and states to fight for tax justice and strengthen public services and infrastructure critical for healthy and vibrant communities. Interested in getting involved in campaign work? Contact Kaitlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past blogs to check out:
NYC Chapter Takes Action on the Millionaire’s Tax
Philadelphia Chapter Working on the Save Our Schools campaigns