• Petition: Tell NCGA to reject regressive tax hikes

    Sign this petition by our friends at Progress North Carolina Action telling NC lawmakers you won’t stand for any more tax hikes on working families!

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  • Taxing workers and General Assembly’s credibility

    Notice of new NC 4

    There will be many more losers than winners thanks to Republican changes to North Carolina tax law.

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  • Calls needed against unfair tax increases

    How much more in taxes are you willing to pay so that a privileged and powerful few with a state legislature doing their bidding can pay less? What are you willing to sacrifice for this Robin Hood in Reverse?

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  • U.S. Government’s secret spending addiction revealed

    AFSCME has just released a new video about how the federal government is spending billions of dollars to the exclusive benefit of special interests.

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  • A Fair Fight for tax fairness on Tax Day (video)

    Faced with the grim reality of North Carolina politics, this Tax Day, the NC State AFL-CIO arranged for working people to get some quality escapism and, with it, one way to settle the score between the People and the Powerful – even if it had to be done outside the political arena and inside the ring!

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  • Let’s get ready to rumble!

    North Carolinians, tired of paying the costs for the lack of tax fairness – the root cause of austerity politics in Congress and tax changes on Jones Street – will finally get a chance to settle the score between the people and the powerful when champions for both sides face off at a public showdown on Bicentennial Mall at 12:30 PM on Monday, April 15th – Tax Day.

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  • McCrory hikes taxes on hundreds of thousands of people

    You can try to hold on to your wallets, but for many North Carolinians, it’s already too late for that. The tax burden is on the move, and it’s headed in the wrong direction.

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  • Faith and tax justice in the spotlight at Wake Forest (3/18)

    On Monday, March 18, faith leaders, theologians, divinity students, and advocates will join together for a discussion at Wake Forest University on “Faith, Fairness & Taxes.” It’s open to the public, and lunch will be provided – BUT you’ve gotta RSVP!

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  • Save the Earned Income Tax Credit in NC

    The Earned Income Tax Credit is a powerful anti-poverty tool that must be protected by state lawmakers as they consider changes to the tax code. Unfortunately, Republican state lawmakers have filed a bill to cut the state EITC for 2013 and could allow the credit to expire completely next year.

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  • Infographic: “The Great Tax Shift” underway in NC

    The North Carolina Justice Center is raising the alarm about possible repeal of our state’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for working families – AND – North Carolina’s estate tax on multi-million-dollar estates as bills to do both advance in the state legislature.

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  • Special delivery from Working America for Kay Hagan (12/19)

    Join the AFL-CIO’s community affiliate, Working America, to deliver a stack of cards calling for Sen. Hagan to end massive tax cuts for the rich and protect the programs which protect the rest of us.

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  • Tax the Rich: An animated fairy tale

    It’s an 8 minute video about how we arrived at this moment of poorly funded public services and widening economic inequality. Things go downhill in a happy and prosperous land after the rich decide they don’t want to pay taxes anymore.

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  • Candlelight Campaign Against Cuts comes to N.C. (12/10)

    Join us at 4:30 PM on Monday when working families will hold vigil outside congressional offices in Raleigh, Greensboro, and Asheville to call for an end to tax breaks for the richest 2% and, using personal stories, tell why Congress must not cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits.

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  • Obama: “Let’s extend the middle class tax cuts right now”

    Last week, having won re-election in which his pledge to let expire tax giveaways to those making more than $250,000 a year was a central part of the campaign, President Obama delivered an economic address in the White House, and he drew a clear line in the sand for budget negotiations.

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  • Who doesn’t pay federal income tax?

    Most (nearly two-thirds) of households that paid no federal income tax still paid payroll taxes (taxes that fund Social Security and Medicare).

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