June 2010: Upcoming Events in Minneapolis: Social Justice and Tax Equity

Please join Wealth for the Common Good, Headwaters Fund, and Growth & Justice for two special events in Minneapolis:

* Monday, June 14th, 5:00-7:00 pm

* Tuesday, June 15th, 11:30 am-1:15 pm

You are invited to hear Ann Manning, Outreach Director for Wealth for the Common Good, speak on economic inequality and the role of business leaders and wealthy individuals in advocating for shared prosperity.

We know many of you are concerned about the state of our vital public institutions and services- whether quality public education for children, transportation infrastructure, green energy projects, unemployment compensation, affordable health care, effective public health services, or a high functioning judiciary.

Wealth for the Common Good is working to shift the stuck conversation about taxes and help pave the way for progressive tax reform, so our public institutions have the resources they need from those of us with the greatest capacity to pay. Right now they are leading a campaign, calling on President Obama and Congress to allow the Bush-era tax cuts to expire at the end of 2010 on household incomes over $235,000. This could raise an estimated $45 billion in annual revenue.

Join us and learn more about the issues involved.

For more information and to RSVP, contact ann@wealthforcommongood.org.

Co-sponsors:

Headwaters Foundation for Justice is a catalyst for social, racial, economic and environmental justice. Through grantmaking and capacity building support to grassroots organizations, our goal is to foster just and sustainable communities that embrace social racial, economic and environmental equity.

Growth & Justice is a leading progressive voice on state economic issues committed to making Minnesota’s economy simultaneously more prosperous and fair.