New York State has many unmet needs. People of wealth have a unique ability and responsibility to pay their fair share to help the state meet those needs. If you are in the top 1% by wealth and/or income (i.e., household income over $450,000 and/or net assets over $10 million), please take a moment now to sign the letter and share with others in your networks. Thank you in advance!
Background: In 2009, when New York State faced a $15 billion budget deficit, nobody was talking about taxing the rich, until 100 wealthy members of Responsible Wealth signed a letter saying, in effect, tax us. That letter led to the first millionaires tax in New York, which has been on the books ever since, bringing roughly $5 billion in critical revenue to the state each year. We wrote similar letters in 2011 and 2017. Now it's time for wealthy New Yorkers like you to speak up again and say, “We are willing to do our part to support a strong economy and meet the pressing education, health, housing and infrastructure needs in New York State.”
Please take a moment to sign now. Contact Mike Lapham at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the letter. Thank you.
An Open Letter to Governor Cuomo
Dear Governor Cuomo and members of the New York State Legislature,
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Mike Lapham at 617-423-2148 x112 or email@example.com.