For Immediate Release: December 3, 2012
What: "Pay Your Fair Share" Protest and Demonstration
When: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 — 12:30 p.m.
Where: Rep. Robert Hurt's Danville Office (308 Craghead Street)
Danville, VA — On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 12:30 p.m., members of Virginia Organizing will gather at U.S. Representative Robert Hurt's Danville Office for a protest. The protest will call on Representative Hurt to vote to end the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest two percent and not make any cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security.
"I believe it's important we tell Representative Hurt that there are people living in his district that are coming to the age of retirement, and we are worried that we won't receive the benefits we've all worked so hard for," said Virginia Organizing leader Johnny Mayo. "The wealthiest two percent are not going to be harmed by losing the Bush tax cuts, but the rest of us could be hurt if they decide to cut programs that we all rely on. Do the wealthy really expect us to lose benefits to pay for their tax cuts? It's ridiculous," said Mayo.
Virginia Organizing is mobilizing people across the state to call on Congress to protect and expand social safety net programs and end the average $160,000 tax cut for millionaires and billionaires. Virginia Organizing is a state affiliate of Americans for Tax Fairness, a national group focusing on a fair tax system that works for all people, not just the wealthy.
To interview a spokesperson or protest participant, please contact Amanda Pohl at 804-337-1912 or email@example.com.
Virginia Organizing is a statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia.