Invest in Virginia Tax Day March to Highlight
What Taxes Pay For and Thank Those Who Provide Essential Services
Virginia Organizing Calls For a More Balanced Tax System
Charlottesville– On Tax Day, Monday April 18, Virginia Organizing will hold a press conference and march beginning at City Hall and ending at the Central Library to highlight where our taxes go and the need to balance our state and federal tax system so that everyone pays their fair share.
The group will carry signs that say, “We Thank Taxes For”… “Schools,” “Roads,” “Parks,” “Bridges” and will march through town stopping to deliver baked goods at Parks and Recreation, the police department, the library, the firehouse and more, to thank people who put our tax dollars to work and for the essential services they provide.
“Today, millions of Americans will do what generations before have done: invest in our country's future. Just as our parents and grandparents paid taxes to build the schools, transportation systems, health clinics and parks we benefit from today, our tax payments this year continue this effective system of forward exchange,” said Becky Thomas of the Virginia Organizing Budget and Revenue Committee. “But today, low- and middle-income taxpayers are contributing a greater share of their incomes than the very wealthy to support these activities. It’s time to rebalance this system so that everyone pays an appropriate share.”
WHO: Virginia Organizing
WHAT: Invest In Virginia: Press Conference and March
WHEN: Monday, April 18, 12:00 p.m.-.1:30 p.m.
12:00 pm Kick-off Press Conference in front of City Hall
(Downtown Mall at 7th and East Main Street)
Invest in Virginia March and Baked Good Delivery Stops
12:20 Social Services and Parks and Recreation
12:40 Transit Center/ Tourism
12:50 The Charlottesville Police Department
1:00 The Central Library
***Visuals: Signs, Baked Goods Delivery***