FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 2012
Letters ask Rep. Wolf to prioritize low- and middle-income individuals and families (98 percent of Americans) over millionaires (the wealthiest two percent) in budget negotiations
Herndon – Constituents will visit U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf's Herndon office Thursday afternoon to deliver letters asking the representative to prioritize the low- and middle-income Virginians over millionaires in the fiscal cliff negotiations. The letters were gathered by community activists who went door-to-door in Congressman Wolf's neighborhood to speak with his neighbors about what's at stake in the ongoing budget debate. The constituents are asking Congress to extend tax cuts for 98 percent of people and require the wealthy to pay their fair share by letting Bush tax cuts expire for the wealthiest two percent.
WHO: Constituents of the 10th Congressional District
WHAT: Letter delivery to Congressman Wolf's Herndon office, asking the Congressman to put low- and middle-income people before millionaires in the fiscal cliff negotiations
WHEN: Thursday, December 20 at 1pm
WHERE: Congressman Wolf's Herndon Office, 13873 Park Center Rd Ste.130 Herndon, VA 20171
WHY: If Congress fails to act by the end of the year, the average family will see their taxes go up by over $2,000. The House of Representatives has refused to vote on the Middle Class Tax Cut Act, which would extend tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small businesses. By refusing to vote on this measure, Congress is holding low- and middle-income earners hostage to give tax breaks to the wealthiest two percent of Americans.
In the past month, Virginians have held rallies, town hall meetings, and house parties across Virginia in support of a fiscal cliff deal that puts low- and middle-income Virginians before millionaires and lets the Bush tax cuts for the top two percent expire. Events have been held in Reston, Vienna, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Richmond, Charlottesville, Staunton, Harrisonburg, Danville, and Lynchburg.
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