TAX THE RICH! A Conference on Why & How

April 19th, 2019
Washington, DC

 

The Patriotic Millionaires Research Center kicked off the TAX THE RICH! Campaign during tax season in 2019 with a dynamic conference that included many of today’s leading thinkers and lawmakers.

 

Livestream

 

 


SPEAKERS

Sen. Jeff Merkley
Senator
Jeff Merkley
Rep. Pramila Jayapal
Representative
Pramila Jayapal
Rep. Mark Pocan
Representative
Mark Pocan
Rep. Barbara Lee
Representative
Barbara Lee
Rep. Jan Schakowsky
Representative
Jan Schakowsky
Rep. Ruben Gallego
Representative
Ruben Gallego
Randi Weingarten
Randi Weingarten
American Federation of Teachers
Donna Hall
Donna Hall
Women Donors Network
Tiffany Muller
Tiffany Muller
End Citizens United
Ryan Grim
Ryan Grim
The Intercept
Cenk Uygur
Cenk Uygur
The Young Turks
Stephanie Kelton
Stephanie Kelton
SUNY Stone Brook
Morris Pearl
Morris Pearl
Patriotic Millionaires
Patricia Martone
Pat Martone
Patriotic Millionaires
Jamal Simmons
Jamal Simmons
TheHill.tv
Jerry Fiddler
Jerry Fiddler
Wind River Systems
Jonathan Capehart
Jonathan Capehart
The Washington Post
“Dr-Shannon-Monnat
Dr. Shannon Monnat
Syracuse University
“Paul-Obrien
Paul O’Brien
Oxfam
Eric Schoenberg
Eric Schoenberg
Columbia University
Thea Lee
Thea Lee
Economic Policy Institute
Nora Leccese
Nora Leccese
Resource Generation
Bill Lazonick
Bill Lazonick
Academic-Industry Research Network
Matt Gardner
Matt Gardner
ITEP
Steve Wamhoff
Steve Wamhoff
ITEP
Peter Temin
Peter Temin
MIT
Matt Gardner
Matt Gardner
ITEP
Karen Finney
Karen Finney
Political Consultant
Celinda Lake
Celinda Lake
Lake Research Partners
Nancy McLean
Nancy McLean
Duke University
Charlie Simmons
Charlie Simmons
Patriotic Millionaires
Charles Khan
Charles Khan
Strong Economy for All Coalition
Sarah Anderson
Sarah Anderson
Institute for Policy Studies
Andrea Levere
Andrea Levere
Prosperity Now
Stephanie Taylor
Stephanie Taylor
PCCC
Helaine Olen
Helaine Olen
The Washington Post Opinions
Sister Simone Campbell
Sister Simone Campbell
NETWORK
Frederick Joseph
Frederick Joseph
Auburn Seminary
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
MomsRising
Maurice Mitchell
Maurice Mitchell
Working Families Party

 


PROGRAM

 

Welcome Remarks: It’s Time for America’s Millionaires to Pick a Side
with Erica Payne, President & Founder, Patriotic Millionaires
Greedy for a Different Kind of Country
with Morris Pearl, Chairman, Patriotic Millionaires
Trump’s Tax Bill: The Art of the Steal
with Senator Jeff Merkley
My American Dream
with Pat Martone, Patriotic Millionaires
PANEL: 70% on the 11th Million – Too Much or Not Enough?
Moderator: Jamal Simmons, TheHill.tv

  • Representative Jan Schakowsky
  • Jerry Fiddler, Wind River Systems
Resource Generation Leading for the Future
with Nora Leccese, Resource Generation
PANEL: On the Front Lines in the War of Worldviews
Moderator: Ryan Grim, The Intercept

  • Representative Mark Pocan
  • Representative Barbara Lee
How the Rich Got Richer
with Jonathan Capehart, The Washington Post
The Estate Tax
with Sherry Vickar, Patriotic Millionaires
and Representative Ruben Gallego
The Stepped Up Basis
with Eric Schoenberg, Columbia University
Their Money vs Your Sweat
with Karen Stewart, Patriotic Millionaires
and Josh Nassar, United Auto Workers
The Job Creator Myth
with Thea Lee, Economic Policy Institute
How Bad is it? Worse than You Think
with Paul O’Brien, Oxfam
What Killed Hope in America?
with Dr. Shannon Monnat, Syracuse University
PM Pop-Up
with Suzanne Nash, Patriotic Millionaire
Predator Value Extraction
with Bill Lazonick, Academic-Industry Research Network
The Games People Play (And By People We Mean Corporations)
with Matt Gardner, ITEP
Welcome to Progress: Reimagining the Tax Code
with Steve Wamhoff, ITEP
Let’s Play Economic Jenga with Billionaires
with Erica Payne, Founder and President, Patriotic Millionaires
Why We Don’t Have to, And Yet Still Must, Tax The Rich
with Stephanie Kelton, SUNY Stone Brook
Learning to Save America
with Peter Temin, MIT
Fund Our Future – Tax the Rich
with Randy Weingarten, AFT
PANEL: State by State
Moderator: Cenk Uygur

  • Michael Kink, Strong Economy For All Coalition
  • Charlie Simmons, Patriotic Millionaires
  • Charles Khan, Strong Economy For All Coalition
PANEL: What Americans Want and Who’s Standing in the Way
Moderator: Karen Finney, Political Consultant

  • Tiffany Muller, End Citizens United
  • Celinda Lake, Lake Research Partners
  • Nancy MacLean, Duke University
Plutocracy Prevention: Wealth Tax
with Chuck Collins, Institute for Policy Studies
and Thea Lee, Economic Policy Institute
CEO Pay
with Sarah Anderson, Institute for Policy Studies
Baby Bonds
with Andrea Levere, Prosperity Now
Is Bigger and Bolder Better? Yes!
with Stephanie Taylor, PCCC
PANEL: The Fierce Urgency of Now
Moderator: Helaine Olen, Washington Post Opinions

  • Sister Simone Campbell, NETWORK
  • Frederick Joseph, Auburn Seminary
  • Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, MomsRising
  • Maurice Mitchell, Working Families
Closing Remarks
with with Erica Payne, Founder and President, Patriotic Millionaires, and Morris Pearl, Chair of Patriotic Millionaires