Tax Day Event: Families Face Cuts Unless Congress Stands Up to Billionaire & Corporate Tax Dodgers


As middle class and working Wisconsinites file their taxes, Citizen Action will host a news conference on the cost of the refusal of billionaires and major corporations to pay what they owe in taxes.

At the event, we will release a new report from Americans for Tax Fairness which shows that when billionaires and corporations dodge taxes, American families pay the price in threats to critical social supports like Medicare and Medicaid. 

Because the wealthiest Americans use their power to avoid paying their fair share, people who play by the rules pick up the slack, paying a higher percentage of their income in taxes. Using leaked IRS data from ProPublica, the report identifies 26 billionaires who paid an average effective rate of just 4.8% from 2013 through 2018, compared to the 13.8% paid by the average person. 

Speakers will discuss these findings, explain the tax policy choices in front of Congress and share the real-world impacts to Milwaukee families.


  • Dr. Robert Kraig, Executive Director

  • Wisconsin State Senator Chris Larson

  • Wisconsin State Representative Darrin Madison Jr.

  • Professor Emeritus Economics Dr. Michael Rosen

WHEN: Monday April 17th, 11:00 AM

WHERE: Turner Hall, 1040 Vel Phillips Avenue, Milwaukee, WI-Palm Room-1st floor


Karen Kirsch, 414-588-0927,

Robert Kraig, 414-322-5324,

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