Annual Tax Organizing Conference Tackles State Budget Crises

May/June 2008 E-News  

Twenty-nine states faced a budget deficit for FY2009. The combined total was $48 billion.

With this as both the context and theme, the Tax Fairness Organizing Collaborative (TFOC) held its fifth annual conference in Austin, TX last month. Twenty-two participants from 18 states heard from speakers such as Patrick Bressette from Demos, Kim Klein from Building Movement Project and Nesa Chapelle from the National Education Association. Together the speakers and the participants discussed effective strategies for progressive tax reform, fundraising, communication, and collaboration.

The conference ended on a positive note with participants visualizing the world they wish to create. They each made concrete commitments to strive towards their common vision.

Visit the Tax Fairness Organizing Collaborative website

To learn how to better communicate about the importance of taxes and effective government visit this DEMOS site.

Read Kim Klein's new blog about the importance of protecting the commons.

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