Come to Nightmare on Rittenhouse Square and Join the Monster March for Full School Funding and Tax Fairness.
Protest Tax Abatements for the Rich While Starving Our Schools
Tuesday, 10/29/13, 4:30pm
10 Rittenhouse Square (130 South 18th Street)
Attendees are encouraged to dress in favorite costumes depicting characters who symbolize corporate greed. Of the 20 properties with the largest tax abatements, three are located in Rittenhouse Square. These abatements alone are costing Philadelphia Schools $2,102,000 in lost revenue.
We will hold a press conference to launch our campaign to end tax abatements and release our paper documenting who benefits from these abatements and how they hurt our schools. Parents, teachers and students will speak. Following this, we will deliver a “Trick or Treat” message in the lobbies of Rittenhouse Square properties that take advantage of tax abatements and leaflet passersby with information regarding the campaign.
In Philadelphia we give tax breaks to developers and resididents to build penthouses like this at the Ritz Carlton Residences on Rittenhouse Square.
Meanwhile we are closing schools, laying off teachers, nurses, counselors and certified librarians, claiming there is no money. What is wrong with this picture?