We want to live in a world where our friends, neighbors, and family members have enough, and hoarding wealth is not an option. We think raising taxes on the rich can get us closer to that dream: A world in which we all have access to healthy food, quality education and healthcare, reliable public transportation, meaningful work, vibrant cultural practices and community centers, and clean air, soil and water. Where we all live in strong communities that are interdependent, creative, and resilient, and we collectively make the decisions that impact our lives.
But wait, doesn't increasing taxes mean the U.S. government will have more $$ to put into things I don't agree with like wars and prisons?!.... At RG we know that even the most radical/progressive philanthropy isn't enough to shift power and get at the underlying causes of the racial wealth divide. As wealthy people we can afford to opt out of the public good, but this is not an option for most communities. Read more about why it's important to fight for higher taxes and why You Can't Starve the Beast!
Past blogs to check out:
NYC Chapter Takes Action on the Millionaire's Tax
Philadelphia Chapter Working on the Save Our Schools campaigns