MONTICELLO, NY (April 18, 2012) – About 15 members of MoveOn Sullivan gathered at the ShopRite Plaza, of Monticello, NY on Tuesday, April 17 with many signs demanding that the 1% pay their fare share of taxes. Nationally, over 60 organizations, including unions and religious groups were involved in what the progressive groups call the 99 % Spring.
The protestors, standing in front of the Town of Thompson Town Hall, and playing songs like “The Revolution Will Not be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, and “Get Up Stand Up” by Bob Marley, handed out over 100 flyers asking the public to contact their Senators Gillibrand and Schumer, asking them to end the Bush tax cuts.
Protest host, Kathie Aberman said, “Why should millionaires and billionaires pay a lower tax rate than working class people who are struggling to pay their bills, stay in their homes, and help their kids go to college? Warren Buffet says they shouldn’t, and we agree with him. The 1% MUST pay their fair share!”