Children in Oklahoma Need a Good Education More Than I Need a Tax Cut

Monday, April 02

For Immediate Release

Monday, April 2, 2018

Contact: Sam Quigley

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“Children in Oklahoma Need a Good Education More Than I Need a Tax Cut”

“Tax cuts for campaign donors cannot continue to be a higher priority than properly funding our schools.”

 

Oklahoma City, OK – Today, in response to teachers across Kentucky and Oklahoma striking for higher wages and school funding, Morris Pearl, Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires and former managing director at BlackRock, Inc., released the following statement:

 

“Our state and federal governments take money out of public schools and give it to corporations and millionaires, and then act surprised when students struggle. Tax cuts for campaign donors cannot continue to be a higher priority for our lawmakers than properly funding our schools. It’s incredible seeing the teachers of Oklahoma and Kentucky standing up for themselves and the children they teach, and I hope that they will have the same success as their colleagues in West Virginia. Children in Oklahoma and Kentucky need a good education more than I need a tax cut, and it’s far past time that our country’s legislators realize that.”

For further comments or questions, please contact Sam Quigley at [email protected]ires.org

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About the Patriotic Millionaires

Proud “traitors to their class,” members of the Patriotic Millionaires are high-net worth Americans, business leaders, and investors who are united in their concern about the destabilizing concentration of wealth and power in America. The mission of The Patriotic Millionaires organization is to build a more stable, prosperous, and inclusive nation by promoting public policies based on the “first principles” of equal political representation, a guaranteed living wage for all working citizens, and a fair tax system. You can find out more at http://patrioticmillionaires.org/about/

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