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November 28, 2017

Pickets, protests to slam GOP Congress for raising taxes on teachers, middle class

Source: NYSUT Media Relations
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ALBANY, N.Y.  Nov. 28, 2017 — In pickets, protests and bake sales, activists will fan out across New York on Wednesday to demonstrate outrage at Republican members of New York’s congressional delegation, and a destructive tax bill that would raise taxes on teachers and middle-class families to benefit the wealthy.

Activists will hold protests and pickets as part of a national Day of Action.  The day aims to expose Republican members of Congress who voted in favor of a House bill that eliminates the ability of New Yorkers to deduct their state and local taxes from their federal tax returns, increasing their taxes and endangering public schools and local government services.  The House bill adopted in mid-November also raises taxes on teachers who buy school supplies for their students, while wrongly giving most of the benefits to big corporations and the wealthy.

Members of New York State United Teachers; Citizen Action; Citizens for a Better Southern Tier; Not One Penny; and New York Communities for Change will join members of the Public Employees Federation, CWA and Reed’s Last Term, among other groups, in the Day of Action.

Here is the schedule of events for Wednesday, Nov. 29:

 

Action

Time

Location

Coalition

Contact

Rep. Lee Zeldin’s District

Protest targeting the wealthy elite who grab the lion’s share of the benefit of the GOP tax bill.

11:30 a.m.

UPDATE: Renaissance Technologies, 600 Route 25A, East Setauket

NY Communities for Change, CWA

Jeff Friedman
Facebook event

Rep. Claudia Tenney

Bake sale to raise funds to oppose GOP tax bill.

4 p.m.

Tenney’s Binghamton office, 49 Court St. Metro Center, Suite 210

Citizen Action, PEF, CWA

Ian Phillips
Mary Clarke
Facebook event

Rep. Claudia Tenney

 

Bake sale to raise funds to oppose GOP tax bill.

 

4 p.m.

 

Utica City Hall
1 Kennedy Plaza
Utica

 

Citizen Action

 

Ian Phillips
Kate Andreotta
Facebook event

Rep. Tom Reed

Protest outside Reed’s Corning office

5 p.m.

89 W. Market St.  Corning

PEF, CWA

Paul Hypolite
Facebook event

Rep. John Katko

Bake sale to raise funds to oppose GOP tax bill.

4 p.m.

Nottingham HS, 3100 East Genesee St., Syracuse

CNY Solidarity Coalition, Syracuse Teachers Association

Ian Phillips
Facebook event

Rep. Chris Collins

Informational picket

4:30 p.m.

Corners of Wherle Drive and Transit Road, Buffalo 

CSA, CANY

Louisa Pacheco
Facebook event