Post-election, the 99% kick off campaign for a better future

Press Release: June 8, 2012

Contact: Khanh Weinberg, (408) 921-0098

Post-election, the 99% kick off campaign for a better future
Rich “Tax-Us” coalition joins the call for fairer taxes

SAN JOSE – The June primary is over but the work for the 99% continues. The state budget is still massively unbalanced; schools are still severely underfunded; and working families still pay a higher tax rate than General Electric.

On Wednesday, June 13, two days before the legislature is legally required to adopt a state budget, a coalition of people self-identifed as 99% will hold a rally for a better California.

What do the 99% want?

Affordable higher education; wages that don’t leave families near poverty; a sustainable and secure retirement for all workers; and a federal tax plan that is not riddled with Cayman Island loopholes.

Joining the 99% will be, John K. Stewart, founder of Tax-Us coalition (http://www.tax-us.info), which describes itself as “a band of citizens working to fairly change tax policy to ensure a balanced budget and stable economy.”

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13
WHERE: San Jose State University, MLK Library, corner of Fourth and San Fernando
VISUALS: Real people representing 99% and actors portraying the 1%

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The Service Employees International Union is an organization of 2.1 million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide. SEIU is dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society. For more information, visit www.seiu521.org

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