For Immediate Release
February 23, 2018
Contact: Sam Quigley
Patriotic Millionaire to Speak at Working People’s Day of Action Rally in New York City
New York, NY – At 11:00am ET tomorrow, Morris Pearl, Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires and former Managing Director at Blackrock Inc., will join thousands of working people at Foley Square in New York City for a Working People’s Day of Action. They will gather to demand an end to the rigged economy and stand up for the freedom of working people to come together and fight for decent pay, affordable health care, quiality schools, and a secure future.
Where: Foley Square, 111 Worth Street, New York, NY 10013
When: Saturday, February 24th, 11:00am ET
Mr. Pearl will be speaking to the assembled crowd about the importance of unions, the injustice of the GOP tax bill’s giveaway to the rich, and the need for a higher minimum wage. See below for an excerpt from his prepared remarks:
“My message to fellow millionaires is: Stop using your money to buy more political influence, and stop using your political influence for your short term financial greed.
We need to rebuild our country. We need to rebuild Houston and rebuild Puerto Rico, and rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. We need to fund Medicare and Medicaid so our oldest citizens and our poorest citizens can feel some level of basic security. We need to build our education system so our citizens can compete in a changing economy.
And most importantly, we need to re-build the trust between our citizens and between our citizens and our government. And that trust will not be rebuilt – it cannot be rebuilt – until the richest people in this country start to live up to their responsibilities. And those responsibilities include giving workers a seat at the negotiating table and real living wages.”
To schedule an interview or for further comment, please contact Sam Quigley at [email protected].
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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 https://patrioticmillionaires.org/about/
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