Advocate for a Fair Tax System Today!
The Children’s Aid Society is advocating for a balanced approach to deficit reduction at the city, state and federal levels. Over the last two years, New York State has cut critical education, after-school and health care programs for children and families. Low-income New Yorkers have sacrificed tremendously, but they cannot bear the burden of this current economic situation alone.
The Personal Income Tax Surcharge (PIT) will expire on December 31, 2011, unless State leaders act. Extending this tax on those who earn the most to avoid additional cuts to vital programs and services is the right choice for New York. On December 4th, Governor Cuomo, who has been opposed to extending the surcharge, called for comprehensive reform of New York’s tax code, which would allow the PIT to lapse and, at the same time, have high-income earners pay a higher rate than they would under existing tax brackets.
Click here to tell your State representatives and Governor Cuomo that you support extending the PIT to protect programs that help children and families! Make your voice heard!
What can we do at the New York State level?
Governor Andrew Cuomo at (518) 474-8390
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver at (212) 312-1420
Senate Majority Leader Skelos at (518) 455-3171.
Find your NYS Senator at the NYS Senate Web site and your Assembly Member at the NYS Assemble Web site and enter your address and zip code to obtain the contact information of your NY State representatives.
Tell them: "Please reinstate the Personal Income Tax to help off-set the widening budget gap before it expires on December 31, 2011 OR support comprehensive tax reform, which would make high-income earners pay their fair share. New York's future depends upon all New Yorkers contributing their fair share. Millionaires who benefit from doing business in New York State should help bear the burden of addressing the growing budget deficit that threatens the outlook of the State's most vulnerable as well as New York State's economy and business environment."