TAKING ACTION: NEW YORK SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

New York State business owners urged Congress to support the middle class and end tax cuts for the richest 2%.

Brendan Holmes, a small business owner, worked with local activists in Corning and former mayors to encourage Holiday Shoppers to take action. Holmes told the community that ending tax cuts for the wealthy and supporting the middle class is important to his business. With the firsthand speeches and flyers, the Activists encouraged shoppers to tell their Congressman to extend tax cuts for 98% and end the tax cuts for the richest 2%.

Finally, activists decorated Congressman Reed’s office with signs calling on him to support the middle class over millionaires.

The Day of Action continued in other parts of the state as local business owners in Binghamton told the community why extending tax cuts for the middle class would benefit their businesses. Connie Barnes, RiverRead Books co-owner explained that small businesses support the effort.

“Small businesses definitely do not get tax breaks and certainly we are not privy to the loopholes that the larger corporations are able to take. And that’s what we most concerned about. The taxes we pay and how this will affect us in the long run.”

The world famous “Raging Grannies” accompanied the business owners, singing fiscal cliff-themed Holiday carols to encourage the community and Senator Schumer to take action and support the middle class.

Small business owners in New York know that our economy is on the shoulders of the middle class. They are pressuring their legislators to extend the tax cuts for 98% of Americans and end them for the very wealthy.

Join them and and every state across the nation by taking action. Find an event near you.