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Tax the Rich Shuffle - Tax Day Action - In Seven Cities

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Published on Apr 19, 2011

What do Carnival Cruises, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup have in common? All of these wealthy corporations do not pay their fair share of taxes. We paid them a visit on tax day to teach them a lesson about greed and the need for sharing - A DANCE LESSON!

In Providence we came into Bank of America to do some banking only to discover that, "Hey, isn't it tax day? And isn't it kind of weird that BofA doesn't pay their fair share of taxes." It made people want to take a second and dance. But not just any dance, it was the Tax the Rich Shuffle!

In San Francisco we told City Hall, "If you like corporations so much why don't you marry'em?" And so the "shotgun wedding" of sorts was performed complete with our own reception line dancing: the Tax the Rich Shuffle!

In New York, as regular folks were in a hurry to file their taxes, we encouraged them to take a break (as many New Yorkers do) on the steps of the main post office. A dance break doing the Tax the Rich Shuffle!

In Alexandria, VA, it was a sunny day perfect for doing the Tax the Rich Shuffle outside of Bank of America.

In Boston and Los Angeles, sometimes you get ants and your pants and you need to dance! One time just isn't enough, so we paid a visit to Goldman Sachs and Bank of America in Boston and Citigroup and Bank of America in Los Angeles.

Miami did a remix of the Tax the Rich Shuffle made especially for Carnival Cruises. When the police rolled up like the Tax the Rich Shuffle was on like Footloose!

The Right to the City campaign for a national investment in jobs and housing is anchored by 11 member organizations: Causa Justa::JustCause (CJJC), City Life Vida Urbana (CLVU), Community Voice Heard (CVH), Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE), Mothers on the Move (MOM), Miami Worker Center (MWC), PowerU, People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER), Strategic Action for a Just Economy (SAJE), Tenants and Workers United (TWU), and Union de Vecinos (UV).




For more info go to rttc-usa.tumblr.com

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