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Sign petition for state tax system that’s fair, stable, accountable

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(March 3, 2015) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has joined with dozens of other organizations to participate in Washington United for Fair Revenue, a statewide grassroots campaign in support of new revenues to cover our state’s growing needs, including K-12 public education, long-term care for seniors, and fair compensation for public employees.

Please sign this petition is you agree that it’s time for Washington to replace its archaic revenue system — the least fair in the nation — with a fair, accountable and shared tax system producing stable and sufficient revenues.

For more information, watch this video by Rep. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle), Chairman of the House Finance Committee. He outlines Washington’s broken and regressive tax structure; explains how the state’s high reliance on a sales tax has placed an unfair tax burden on its poorest residents, average earners and the state’s small businesses (while letting major industries and international corporations off the hook); and demonstrates how in the past 20 years Washington dropped from 11th to 35th in terms of the combined level of state and local taxes per $1,000 of earnings.

 

wa-united-for-revenueIf your organization is not among the many participating in Washington United for Fair Revenue and you share its principles, please consider filling out this form to join the campaign.

Short URL: https://www.thestand.org/?p=38190

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