DES MOINES – Tomorrow, middle class Iowans will protest outside the gates of Mitt Romney’s private fundraiser at Glen Oaks Country Club. Progress Iowa, the Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans, AFSCME Iowa Council 61, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, and the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO are planning the event.
While Romney meets with his top contributors and prevents the average Iowan from hearing his policies, middle class Iowans will call on Romney to stop the secrecy and to stop pandering to the wealthiest.
His opposition to Iowa’s wind industry and skewed tax plan show how out of touch he is with Iowans. Romney believes in a tax system with two sets of rules – one for himself and others at the top, and another for everyone else. Iowans deserve to know whether Romney’s taken advantage of foreign tax havens to avoid paying his fair share. Iowans deserve to know why he’d give himself a tax cut – which would force either higher deficits or even higher taxes on the middle class.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 7, 4:30 PM
WHO: Matt Sinovic, Progress Iowa
Midge Slater, Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans
Members of Progress Iowa, Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans, AFSCME Iowa Council 61, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, and the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
WHERE: Public sidewalk outside Glen Oaks Country Club
5740 Mills Civic Pkwy; West Des Moines, IA