Petition to Congress: Tax Wall Street!

Mark the Five-Year Anniversary of the “Flash Crash” by Taking a Stand Against Wall Street Recklessness

Five years ago, the markets plummeted. In a matter of minutes, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost about 1,000 points. It was as if $1 trillion dollars suddenly vanished from the world economy.

Markets recovered from the “flash crash,” but the apparent fragility of these markets – and the risk of a future, more catastrophic crash – remains.

Stand up to the Wall Street speculators whose reckless “high-frequency trading” fuels this volatility while siphoning billions from the real economy.

Sign the petition to join the MILLION STRONG worldwide calling for a Wall Street Tax to rein in this reckless speculation and raise hundreds of billions for essential public programs.

We, the undersigned, call on Congress to pass a Wall Street Tax to rein in the reckless, automation-driven market volatility that enabled the May 6, 2010, flash crash to happen. Such a tax also would raise hundreds of billions to address critical issues such as climate change, poverty and cracking down on corporate criminals.



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15265 1 day ago Anonymous
15264 1 day ago Anonymous
15263 1 day ago Daniel Belachew
15262 5 days ago Jillian Borrow
15261 6 days ago Frances Prouse
15260 1 week ago Tricia Satifka This is partly how you drain the swamp. Sadly the trump administration will only make it muddier and more corrupt.
15259 1 week ago William Daigle
15258 1 week ago Palmer
15257 1 week ago janet white white
15256 1 week ago Karen Ramage
15255 1 week ago Anonymous With constant complaining that we don't have enough money to fund critical health care and children's poverty initiatives, it only seems logical that Wall Street should pay their fair share of taxes...
15254 2 weeks ago Kim Krewson
15253 3 weeks ago Anonymous
15252 3 weeks ago Karen McGovern
15251 3 weeks ago Michael Carver
15250 3 weeks ago Michael Carver HIGH TIME!!!
15249 3 weeks ago Jaen Lawrence
15248 3 weeks ago Ronald McKenzie
15247 1 month ago Ronald McKenzie
15246 1 month ago Diane Beatty
15245 1 month ago Anonymous
15244 1 month ago Kevin Cook
15243 1 month ago Donna Smith
15242 1 month ago Anonymous We need to protect and amp up Dodd-Frank.
15241 1 month ago George Otto
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