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Liberal group launching bus tour to push for increasing taxes on the rich
The liberal group Tax March announced on Tuesday that it is launching a bus tour to take aim at the 2017 Republican tax-cut law and to urge politicians and activists to push for policies that increase taxes on the rich.
Tax March's "2019 Tax the Rich Bus Tour" will begin in Miami on June 26, right before the first Democratic presidential debate, and end in Detroit on July 30, ahead of the second debate.
The group said that the tour will include events in 19 states and the District of Columbia.
"During our Tax the Rich bus tour, Tax March will elevate the voices of American workers and families by showcasing the harmful effects of the 2017 GOP tax bill and insisting that every candidate running for president include repealing the disastrous [Tax Cuts and Jobs Act] and making the wealthy pay their fair share in their platform," said Tax March Executive Director Maura Quint.
Several prominent Democrats, including 2020 presidential candidates, have been floating ways to increase taxes on the rich in recent months, including through wealth taxes, expanding the estate tax and rolling back the GOP tax law.
Tax March earlier this year launched a seven-figure campaign to push for raising taxes on the wealthy and corporations, partnering with other organizations including Americans for Tax Fairness, the Patriotic Millionaires and Public Citizen.