Robin Hood Tax rally will kick off Peoples Climate March
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) will join registered nurses, community, labor, student and environmental groups to launch the People’s Climate March and United Nations Climate Summit 2014 with a rally calling for a Robin Hood Tax — a tax on Wall Street, also known as a financial transaction tax — as a key solution to addressing the climate crisis. A Robin Hood Tax would generate public money that is desperately needed to help people here at home and around the world. The rally is sponsored by ACT UP NY, Friends of the Earth U.S., Health GAP, Institute for Policy Studies, National Nurses United, Student Global AIDS Campaign and VOCAL-NY.
What: Robin Hood Tax Rally to kick off the People’s Climate March and demand a tax on Wall Street to fund climate solutions.
Where: The corner of W. 57th and Broadway in New York City. We will also visit a Big Bank.
When: 10 a.m., Sunday, September 21.
Visuals will include fully-costumed Robin Hoods and hundreds of marchers wearing Robin Hood hats and carrying placards.
Background: The Robin Hood Tax would levy a miniscule tax on the trade of stocks, bonds and other financial instruments to generate hundreds of billions of dollars of revenue for public goods and services to keep people and communities healthy and whole, at home and around the world. For more information about the Robin Hood Tax rally and the People’s Climate March, see the Facebook event page. For more information about the Robin Hood Tax Campaign, visit www.robinhoodtax.org.
Karen Orenstein, Friends of the Earth U.S., (202) 640-8679, [email protected]
Jennifer Flynn, VOCAL-NY, (917) 517-5202, [email protected]
Kate Colwell, Friends of the Earth U.S., (703) 622-9093, [email protected]