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Human Needs vs. War, Wall Street

A coalition of peace, justice and labor activists are organizing a series of actions on Tax Day April 17 demanding that Congress redirect war dollars and increase taxes on the top 1 percent to fund education, job creation, universal health care and other vital services.

At 11 am Tuesday, people at Eugene’s downtown post office at 5th and Willamette will be invited to participate in a “penny poll.” Participants will be given 10 pennies to put in jars representing a six-category breakdown of the federal budget.

 At noon at the post office will be a rally with speakers and music. War tax resisters who object to more half of their federal taxes going to the military will be redirecting these “war” taxes to local organizations. 

At 1 pm will be a procession from the post office to the new U.S. Courthouse with stops along the way at a few big banks. Congressional staff from the offices of Sens. Merkley, Wyden and Rep. DeFazio will be asked to come speak to the group and outline what they’re doing to fund human needs and not war and Wall Street.

At 5 pm, SEIU has organized a Stand Up For Tax Fairness rally outside the main post office, 3148 Gateway, in Springfield.

For more information Contact: Michael Carrigan of CALC at 844-4677 or email calcpeace@efn.org