Newsletter: Nov. 12, 2010

The political landscape has changed and that makes our message on taxes as relevant as ever: progressive tax reform will strengthen our economy.

The President has called for a White House summit on the tax cuts on November 18th and has signaled that he may compromise by temporarily extending the higher-income cuts.

We all need to keep up the pressure and broadcast the message that instead of spending $700 billion on tax cuts for those of us with the highest incomes we should use that revenue to build a stronger, more sustainable and equitable economy.

Wealth for the Common Good is now preparing for a big push during the “lame duck” session to restore the top tax rates, but we can’t do this work without your continued advocacy and support.

Join the briefing call on Monday, November 15th at 2:45 PM. We are co-sponsoring a briefing with Business for Shared Prosperity, American Sustainable Business Council and other partners to hear from Steve Wamhoff, Legislative Director of Citizens for Tax Justice and Frank Knapp, President of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce about the current legislative environment and tips for taking action. Call in #: (760) 569-7676, access code 818215.

Participate in our call-in day on Tuesday, November 16th. Click here to reach members of Congress through our toll-free call back service. We’ll send a reminder on Tuesday.

Write an op-ed. It’s not too late! Contact Bob Keener at bobkeener@businessforsharedprosperity.org. The voices of business people and those who would pay the high-income tax are particularly needed right now.

Submit a letter to the editor. You can use our tool to access newspapers across the country. See samples for incomes over $250K, under $250K, and small business.

Also, please consider making a gift to Wealth for the Common Good. It’s a critical time to get our message out, and we rely on individual support to do this work.

Take a look the summary of our recent accomplishments, and what’s ahead. Contact Alison Goldberg at alison@wealthforcommongood.org or Chuck Collins at chuck@wealthforcommongood.org for additional information. 

Together we can shift the public debate about taxes. Now’s the time to turn up the volume!

Thanks for your commitment to tax fairness,
Alison Goldberg, Chuck Collins, Bob Keener, Ann Manning, Bill Lyons & Scott Klinger