Wallace Turbeville, Jeffrey Sachs Call for Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 9:00am
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Wednesday, October 30. March for the Robin Hood Tax, 7:45 a.m., begins, Washington Court Hotel, proceeds up Constitutional Avenue to Longworth House Office Building.

Briefing, 9 a.m. with European Parliament Vice President Anni Podimata, renown economist Jeffrey Sachs, and U.S. Congress members, Longworth Building Room 1539. 

WATCH THE BRIEFING LIVE ONLINE (10.30.13 at 9 a.m. ET)

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Podimata, a prominent Greek politician and former journalist who is a leader in the push for a European FTT, is expected to be joined by Rep. Keith Ellison, author of HR 1579, a bill that would establish a similar small tax in the U.S. Also scheduled to attend are Congress members Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Judy Chu, John Conyers, and Donna Edwards, Wallace Turbeville, a former Goldman Sachs investment banker, and campaign leaders.

On Tuesday, October 29, the Robin Hood Tax Campaign will host an action conference to project the next round of steps in what has been a broad based push for the speculation tax that could fund a real recovery for the many communities left out in the aftermath of the financial collapse of 2008.

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