Hey, it’s April 14: Have you paid your taxes yet? Do you resent having to pay your taxes if you’re a DC resident? Are you frustrated by the fact that the District of Columbia has a higher (and growing) population than many states, yet we do not get full representation in Congress? Are you tired of having to explain to people that yes, people live in DC and no, we don’t want to move because this city is great –and that shouldn’t be the default option– and no, we don’t want to be part of Maryland, and really, we have valid complaints?
Then THIS MARCH IS FOR YOU: The TAX DAY PROTEST AND MARCH FOR EQUALITY happens tomorrow FRIDAY, APRIL 15 2016 starting at 9:30 a.m. at FREEDOM PLAZA.
Is that bold enough for you?
Let the organizers tell you why you should be there or support this effort in any way you can:
There is a unique opportunity coming in April 2016 for DC residents to protest our status as the last vestige of Taxation Without Representation on American soil and demonstrate to the nation that we are committed, unified, and determined to be treated as full and equal Americans. We need you and your organization to be a partner with us in making this protest meaningful and successful.
With your help, Friday, April 15, 2016 will be a day when thousands of DC residents march to the US Capitol building, with props of tax returns in hand, and demand that Congress put an end to Taxation Without Representation and make us full & equal U.S. citizens. A protest of this magnitude will alert the national and international media to take a second look and examine why DC residents are disenfranchised and what the Congress can and must do to remedy it.
This year, tax deadline day – April 15 – is also when the DC government is recognizing DC Emancipation Day holiday, since it falls on Saturday, April 16. This ”luck of the calendar” means the federal tax deadline will move to April 18, a development that is certain to attract national and international media attention. With your help, we can make our fight for equality a big part of the Tax Day story because this day is not just about protesting our status, it is about advocating for what we deserve: equality.
It is critical that residents from every part of the District participate in this event, and that is why we hope you can partner with us in planning, promoting and turning out thousands to attend the march. Together, we can send a loud message that DC residents, from every walk of life, no longer want to be considered second-class citizens in a country that prides itself on an inclusive democracy. We in the District need to stand-up for ourselves, speak out for our cause, and march for equality on April 15, 2016 and we hope you will join us in this effort.
On behalf of our fellow citizens of the District of Columbia, we thank you and we’ll see you on Friday, April 15th!
If you have questions –and we know you have more questions, because you’re a DC resident! Naturally curious, warm-hearted and probably a type-A, you enjoy protests, knowing your rights, long walks on the Mall, and fried chicken with mambo sauce under a moonlit sky. So go ahead: send those questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at http://www.dctaxdayprotest.org.