MoveOn.org stages 300 Tax Day rallies

The liberal pressure group MoveOn.org said Monday it was staging more than 300 Tax Day events nationwide to protest tax-dodging by 12 U.S. corporations.

“The coalition's events will target the 'Deadbeat Dozen,' wealthy corporations that are doing everything in their power to avoid paying taxes in America,” MoveOn said in a statement.

The group is accusing 12 companies of paying less than they owe: GE, Bank of America, Google, BP, Amazon, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Boeing, ExxonMobil, FedEx, Goldman Sachs and Chase.

The rallies are being held in conjunction with major union groups such as AFL-CIO, the Service Employees International Union and the American Federation of Government Employees, among others.

"Hardworking Americans pay their taxes — giant corporations ... reaping billions in profits should too,” Justin Ruben, executive director of MoveOn.org, said.