Tax the Rich PHL brings together long-term campaigns to fund robust city services and hold billionaires, corporations and large non-profit institutions accountable to pay their fair share.
The Revenue For a Just Recovery Plan provides sustained funding for the city, funding that allows all Philadelphia residents and their communities to thrive. We are calling on our elected officials to take swift action to support bold policies that fully fund recovery and mitigate the lasting impact of the virus on working families throughout the city.
We are asking the Mayor’s office and City Council to champion legislation around:
Require the wealthy to pay their fair share.
Divest from regressive expenses that harm our city.
Cutting down on our payments to Wall Street.
Over the next few months, Mayor Kenney will put out a proposed budget, City Council will hold hearings on that budget — and eventually City Council will vote on the budget for next year. In March, President Biden signed a bill that will bring in $1 billion dollars in revenue to Philadelphia for this year’s budget.
With these resources, our city has a year of breathing room from proposed cuts — a year to use this money to meet the needs of all Philadelphians and to pass the Revenue for a Just Recovery Plan so that we can ensure fair budgets for years to come.
Together, we can build the power to win!