Following on from the highly successful Global Day of Action which took place in February earlier this year, June 22nd marks the launch of A Big Day for a Tiny Tax, giving campaigning organisations a chance to demonstrate the growing strength, breadth and diversity of the FTT movement, whilst also offering a unique opportunity to influence key decision makers ahead of the G20 summit in November.
The EU Finance ministers will be meeting on the 15th June and European Council will be meeting 23rd-24th. This will be a key moment in the campaigning calender to influence decision makers ahead of the G20 in November. FTT coalitons around the world will attempt to gain coverage in national media of their campaign action.
Please do come onboard and help us lobby for an FTT on June 22nd Global Day of Action!
- Global Day of Action Proposal June 22nd (English)
The GDoA Proposal will offer you a background to the international coalitions efforts on the FTT and what the main objectives are for the Day of Action.
Download the proposal and get active (link on the right, right-click, “save as”). Collect signatures on the streets. Do a media stunt. Lobby your government! Spread the campaign to facebook, twitter, flickr and youtube.
Use this video (below) to send out to your supporters by email/facebook/twitter, and in the long-term, Kevin has produced one with a blank ending which organisations can use to put up their own URL link to national coalition actions.
Use the following paragraph or something similar to describe the issue to your supporters.
“Some call it the Robin Hood Tax, others call it the Financial Transaction Tax, others call it a really good idea. This tiny tax could take $400,000,000,000 out of the pockets of the bankers who got rich by crashing the economy and use that money to stop domestic service cuts and help the people who are suffering the most from climate change, and who did the least to cause it. This amazing 0.05% tax also helps stabilize the economy by preventing high speed trading (done mostly by computers all on their own). Help us make this piece of common sense into a common practice.”