Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 3 / 18 January 2018
 

Socialists plan anti-GOP tax cut rally for Harvey Milk Plaza

The San Francisco Democratic Socialists of America and other leftist groups are planning a rally for 5:30 p.m. Friday at Harvey Milk Plaza to protest the Republicans’ tax cut plan, which is nearing final votes in Congress. President Donald Trump is exepcted to sign the bill, which would cut taxes from 35 percent to 21 percent for corporations and lead to an estimated $1.5 trillion increase in the deficit.

Friday’s rally at Castro and Market streets “is meant to send a message to lawmakers: we see what you’re doing, and we’re not going to tolerate it” Shannon Malloy, a member of DSA’s leadership committee, said in a news release. “Republicans might pretend this is tax reform, but a billionaire’s reform is a poor person’s robbery. Let’s call that what it is: class warfare.”

The rally will be accompanied by a day-long email and phone campaign where Democratic lawmakers will be urged to continue fighting “and to support a robust alternative to the Republican agenda — including Medicare-for-all, a livable wage, free education, and a true social safety net,” organizers stated. During the day of activities, Republicans will be told to drop their efforts.

“The economy does best and prosperity is shared most when the country supports workers and gives them the things they need to be productive and thrive: food, housing, health, and safety,” organizers stated.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, December 13, 2017 @ 3:29 pm PST
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