MEDIA ADVISORY: Tax Day press briefing will highlight the new tax plan's shift onto working families

WHAT: Tax Day briefing to highlight the tax plan passed last year, which increased taxes for low-income families while decreasing those for the wealthy and corporations  
WHEN: Tuesday, April 15, 10:30 a.m.
WHO: Speakers from the Budget & Tax Center, MomsRising NC, League of Women Voters, and more
WHERE: Legislative Building Auditorium, 16 W. Jones Street, Raleigh

RALEIGH (April 14, 2014) – North Carolina advocates will join together on Tax Day to bring awareness to the tax plan passed by the General Assembly last year, which amounted to a tax shift onto working families.

The press briefing will highlight elements of the plan, which increased taxes for low- and middle-income families on average while decreasing taxes for wealthy taxpayers and corporations.

Speakers include Melea Rose-Waters from MomsRising NC, economist David Ribar with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Mary Klenz with the League of Women Voters, and Tazra Mitchell with the Budget & Tax Center, a project of the NC Justice Center.

The event will be held on Tuesday, April 15, at 10:30 a.m. in the auditorium of the legislative building at 16  W. Jones Street in downtown Raleigh.
Speakers will be available for media interviews after the event.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Shaw,, 503.551.3615.