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Moving Toward a Wall Street Tax
November 12, 2014 – 6:20 pm

A Capitol Hill briefing with JARED BERNSTEIN, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; former chief economist to the Vice President; SARAH ANDERSON, Global Economy Project Director, Institute for Policy Studies; DAVID HILLMAN, Director of Stamp Out Poverty and Founder of the Robin Hood Tax Campaign (UK); ANDREW HANAUER, Campaigns Director, Jubilee USA Network; HEATHER SLAVKIN CORZO, Director of the AFL-CIO Office of Investment; and ROBERT WEISSMAN, President of Public Citizen.

Really Small Wall Street Tax Could Make a Really Big Difference
August 23, 2013 – 7:23 pm
Really Small Wall Street Tax Could Make a Really Big Difference

Congress will soon be back from recess – and back to gnashing its teeth over the budget and the various important things that, too many in that branch of government now contend, our country can no longer afford to do. They could expand their sense of the possible by considering a source of revenue they have so far largely ignored – a small tax on sales of stocks, bonds, and complex financial instruments.

AFR and 36 Co-Signers Oppose Senate Bill to Undermine European Financial Transaction Tax
August 2, 2013 – 12:45 pm

Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) has introduced legislation directing U.S. companies to refuse to comply with the proposed tax. Rather than trying to obstruct the EU proposal, “U.S. elected officials should be considering the potential benefits that such taxes could deliver for this country.”

Wall Street Speculation Tax – Webinar Highlights
June 24, 2013 – 2:51 pm
Wall Street Speculation Tax – Webinar Highlights

A Tool for Financial Stability & Economic Recovery
Webinar Briefing Sponsored by:
AFL-CIO  |  Americans for Financial Reform  |  Center for Economic and Policy Research
Communications Workers of America  |  The Main Street Alliance  |  Public Citizen
 JUNE 10, …

Action Alert: Tell the President and Congress to Get Behind a Wall Street Speculation Tax
June 7, 2013 – 4:37 pm

Here’s a way to raise hundreds of billions of dollars, get Wall Street to shoulder more of the responsibility for America’s economic recovery, and curb the kind of dangerous high-frequency trading that puts the financial …

AFR Statement of Support for “The Wall Street Trading and Speculators Tax Act”
February 28, 2013 – 9:57 am

AFR released a statement in support of “The Wall Street Trading and Speculators Tax Act”

AFR Supports “The Wall Street Trading and Speculators Tax Act”
February 28, 2013 – 9:53 am

AFR signed onto a letter along with more than 60 organizations supporting “The Wall Street Trading and Speculators Tax Act” sponsored by Senator Harkin and Rep. DeFazio.

Time is Right for a Financial Transaction Tax
December 8, 2012 – 10:40 am
Time is Right for a Financial Transaction Tax

“It’s really profoundly immoral to talk about things like cutting Medicare when this policy measure sits in front of us” – AFL-CIO Director of Policy Damon Silvers, speaking at a November 30 briefing on Capitol Hill.