Tax Fairness and Equality

Posted by on March 3, 2006

Tax Fairness and Equality
Tuesday, April 18, 6 ? 9 pm
Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street

Each year, more of the services Philadelphians depend on go on the chopping block: health care, public transportation, Section 8 housing vouchers, public school funding and student loans. Yet we continue to hear that the economy is doing great. Last year 61 more people became billionaires, and luxury condos and McMansions are sprouting up all over.

What is going on? Is it natural that “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer?? And can taxes help turn the tide in a different direction?

Come learn the answers to these questions at an interactive forum prepared specifically for Delaware Valley residents. You?ll find out about issues directly affected by our state and local taxes. You?ll find out how to tell the difference between taxes that are fair and those that aren?t. And you?ll find out what you can do about it.

About the facilitator:
Meizhu Lui is Executive Director of United for a Fair Economy. A former union leader and an organizer with Health Care for All, she led one of the first challenges to the hospital industry that resulted in a community benefits agreement. She co-authored The Color of Wealth, forthcoming in June.

The Barbara Smith Community School is co-sponsoring this workshop with the Third World Coalition at AFSC.

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