Monday, October 17, 2011


Rochester, N.Y.-- Community groups and labor organizations will hold a press conference at the Liberty Pole – the site of Occupy Rochester demonstrations (East Avenue and Main Street), Rochester, N.Y. at 4:30 pm on Tuesday 10/18/2011 to launch a campaign to stop the state’s planned tax cut for millionaires.

We will call on elected officials to do the right thing and stop the $5 billion tax break that the wealthiest New Yorkers will receive if the supplemental tax rates on the wealthiest New Yorkers expire as planned on December 31st of this year.

Similar press conferences were held on Monday by community and labor organizations in Buffalo, Albany and New York City, with another to follow on Tuesday in Long Island. To fund this massive tax break for the wealthy, New York State has slashed education funding by $1.3 billion this year. The State has drastically cut Medicaid, Aid to Municipalities, childcare, and services to the disabled. A further deficit looms and cutting taxes on the wealthy will only make matters worse.

What: Campaign to End Millionaires Tax Cut

Who: We Are One – Rochester Network

Where: Liberty Pole (East Avenue and Main Street), Rochester, N.Y.

When: Tuesday, October 18th – 4:30 pm

We Are One - Rochester Network: Endorsing Organizations:

1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East; American Postal Workers Union Local 215; Board of Education Non Teaching Employees/AFSCME Local 2419; Civil Service Employees Association/AFSCME Monroe County Local 828; Civil Service Employees Association/AFSCME - Western Region; Coalition of Black Trade Unionists - Rochester Chapter; Communication Workers of America Local 1170; Finger Lakes Labor Assembly, AFL-CIO; International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts Local 25; International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine & Furniture Workers/Communications of America Local 81495; Metro-Justice/Citizen Action in Rochester; Monroe Community College Faculty Association/NYSUT Local 2842; Monroe County Federation of Social Workers IUE/CWA Local 81381; New York State United Teachers - Rochester Region; Next Generation United - Rochester Chapter; Pride at Work - Rochester and Finger Lakes Chapter; Pulse Marketing Group; Rochester and Vicinity Labor Council, AFL-CIO; Steuben Livingston Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO; United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America Local 1097; Workers United - Rochester Regional Joint Board; Working Families Party - Rochester and Finger Lakes Chapter

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