Rhode Islanders for Tax Equity

Current Actions

  • Ask your legislators to rebuild Rhode Island the RITE way!

    Since the late 1990’s the General Assembly has been steadily chipping away at tax rates for the wealthy and passing the buck to working and middle class families like us. It’s time to stop balancing the budget on the backs of those least able to afford it, and to end the tax breaks for the wealthy that got us into this mess.

    Representative Maria Cimini and Senator Juan Pichardo are introducing legislation to get Rhode Island moving again through investments not cuts. 

    Join us today, and ask your legislators to fight for shared prosperity for all Rhode Islanders by supporting the Pichardo Cimini Tax Equity Bill!

  • Tax Equity is Coming to a State House Near You - Ask Your Legislators to Sign On!

    In the coming weeks Representative Cimini and Senator Pichardo will introduce critical legislation to end the failed economic policies of the past and rebuild our economy through investments not cuts.

    Since the 1990’s the General Assembly has been steadily chipping away at tax rates for the wealthy and passing the buck to working and middle class families like us. It’s time to stop balancing the budget on the backs of those least able to afford it, and to end the tax breaks for the wealthy that got us into this mess.

    Join us today, and ask your legislators to fight for shared prosperity for all Rhode Islanders by adding their names to the Pichardo Cimini Tax Equity Bill!

  • Ask Governor Chafee to Support Tax Equity!

    In 2006 our state implemented tax policies that gave our wealthiest citizens and corporations big breaks, and left working and middle class families behind. These tax breaks were supposed to create jobs. Six years later, Rhode Island has the 2nd highest unemployment in the country. It is pretty clear - it DIDN'T work.

    Rhode Island legislators have proposed temporarily ending tax breaks for those making over $250,000 a year to help Rhode Island weather the financial crisis. Thirty-seven members of the Rhode Island House and nineteen members of the State Senate lent their names in support of this common sense tax reform measure.

    All across the country, the American people are calling on our elected officials to end the failed economic policies of the past and repeal tax breaks for our highest income earners so we can ensure a prosperous future for all of us!

    Ask Governor Chafee to support tax equity and include a proposal in this year's budget!

  • Are your legislators standing with the 1%* or YOU?

    In 2006 our state implemented tax policies that gave our wealthiest citizens and corporations big breaks, and left working and middle class families behind. These tax breaks were supposed to create jobs. Six years later, Rhode Island has the 2nd highest unemployment in the country. It is pretty clear - it DIDN'T work.

    Rhode Island legislators have proposed temporarily ending tax breaks for those making over $250,000 a year to help Rhode Island weather the financial crisis. Thirty-seven members of the Rhode Island House and nineteen members of the State Senate lent their names in support of this common sense tax reform measure.

    All across the country, the American people are calling on our elected officials to end the failed economic policies of the past and repeal tax breaks for our highest income earners so we can ensure a prosperous future for all of us!

    Some of our legislators are listening, and some aren't. Ask for their support now!

  • We Support Tax Equity! Add Your Voice Today!

    Its time for a fair approach to balancing our budget that invests in the middle class.

    Representative Cimini and Senator Miller have proposed a common sense solution to end the unsustainable tax breaks for the wealthy. House Bill 7729/Senate Bill 2622 would temporarily end the tax breaks for the top 2% of Rhode Islanders, those making over $250,000 a year and restore the pre-Carcieri tax rate of 9.99% to help our state weather the financial and unemployment crisis. This simple measure would generate $131 million in the first year to reinvest in state programs like affordable higher education, job training and restoring services for the developmentally disabled. 

    Ask the General Assembly to fight for the people of Rhode Island and support tax equity! Add your name TODAY!