Sept. 26, 2016
Panel: How a Wall Street Tax Could Greatly Benefit Our Children and Our Future
A Screening of an Excerpt From the Film “The Same Heart”
WHAT: A panel discussion to address how a minuscule financial transaction tax on Wall Street trades could serve as an investment in the future. The panel will explain how the tax would yield new revenue, which would help support local communities, curb reckless Wall Street trading strategies and tackle global crises like hunger, infectious disease and climate change. Susan Harley, deputy director of Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division, will be a member of the panel discussion. The event is being hosted in cooperation with the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
A short excerpt of the film “The Same Heart” will be shown at the event. The film emphasizes the ethical responsibility of raising funds to support the most impoverished children and suggests that a financial transaction tax be used to do just that.
WHEN: 1-2:15 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Sept. 27
WHERE: United States Capitol Visitors Center, Congressional Meeting Room South (CVC-214), First Street NE, Washington, D.C.
WHO: U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.)
Len Morris, filmmaker of “The Same Heart”
Dean Baker, co-director, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Susan Harley, deputy director, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division
Shane Larson, national legislative director, Communications Workers of America
Sarah Anderson, director of Global Economy Project, Institute for Policy Studies
Sally Greenberg, co-chair, Child Labor Coalition, and executive director, National Consumers League (moderator)