Robin Hood (Financial Transactions) Tax Petition

An out-of-control Wall Street crashed the U.S. and world economies a few years ago, but they have never been held accountable for the damage they caused, and in fact the recession is being used to justify austerity cuts to critical public programs that we all depend on.  We know that restored revenues would allow the government to meet public needs while stimulating the economy.

Democratic socialists believe that we need to tax Wall Street for the 99%!

Sign our petition to make to Wall Street pay their fair share, jump start the economy and fund critical safety net programs, by creating a tax on the trading of financial assets - often called a “Robin Hood” tax.

I stand behind HR 1579, the Inclusive Prosperity Act, because I know this country has the ability to fund critical social programs and stimulate the economy, if we just follow the money. The proposed tax is small, but because of the high volume of speculative trades on Wall Street, it would generate $350 billion annually.

Jump start the economy by making Wall Street pay their fair share!

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DSA Queer Socialists Conference Call

July 27, 2017
· 46 rsvps

Join DSA's Queer Socialists Working Group to discuss possible activities for the group and its proposed structure. 9 pm ET/8 pm CT/7 pm MT/6 pm PT.

 

Film Discussion: Pride

September 10, 2017
· 20 rsvps

Join DSA members Eric Brasure and Brendan Hamill to discuss the British film Pride (2014). It’s 1984, British coal miners are on strike, and a group of gays and lesbians in London bring the queer community together to support the miners in their fight. Based on the true story of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners. The film is available for rent on YouTube, Amazon, and iTunes. 8 ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT.

Film Discussion: Union Maids

September 24, 2017
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Join DSA member and labor historian Susan Hirsch in discussing Union Maids (1976). Nominated for an Academy Award, this documentary follows three Chicago labor organizers (Kate Hyndman, Stella Nowicki, and Sylvia Woods) active beginning in the 1930s. The filmmakers were members of the New American Movement (a precursor of DSA), and the late Vicki Starr (aka Stella Nowicki) was a longtime member of Chicago DSA and the Chicago Women's Liberation Union. It’s available free on YouTube, though sound quality is poor. 8ET/7CT/6MT/5PT.