Take the Pledge
Tax Wall Street to Heal Main Street!
Across Michigan and America, working men and women on Main Street are hurting while Wall Street reaps record profits.
We all know how we got here: Our leaders in Washington sold us out to corporations whose unchecked greed threw our country into a recession that has caused heartbreaking damage to our families and communities. They gave tax breaks to billionaires and bailouts to giant banks that turned around and took the homes of hard-working Michigan families.
We see the damage done by these misplaced priorities every day: Good people who can’t find jobs, seniors who can’t afford their medications, parents forced to send their kids to substandard schools. We see our families and communities being torn apart. We see the middle class – the workers who built Michigan and made it the great state that it is – disappearing forever.
Well, we’ve had enough! It’s time for our leaders to reset their priorities and make those who caused this damage fix it! Our elected officials should be looking out for us, not shielding the corporations that shower them with cash. We have to ask, whose side are they really on?
If they are on Main Street’s side, and not Wall Street’s side, Michigan’s leaders in Congress will support our solution: a tax on Wall Street transactions that would raise hundreds of billions of dollars to pay for priorities like jobs, health care and education.
We, the undersigned, therefore demand that Congress stop serving the interests of greedy corporations and start putting our families first. We demand that our leaders tax Wall Street so we can fix Main Street and invest in an America where everyone can thrive – an America built on:
- Jobs at living wages.
- Equal access to quality, public education.
- Guaranteed health care with a single standard of care.
- A secure retirement with the ability to retire in dignity.
- Good housing and protection from hunger.
- A safe and healthy environment.
- A just taxation system where corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share.