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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Number Date Name Comment (optional)
15166 1 week ago Allan Clarke
15165 1 week ago Jennifer Kahl
15164 1 week ago Zachary Pyne
15163 1 week ago Anonymous
15162 1 week ago robert lewis direct our money to relocate and re design prisons to teach a heal people in a peaceful nice accessible and dignified environment but without the freedom to leave the vacinity of the prisons land pl...
15161 2 weeks ago Refik Osmanovic
15160 2 weeks ago Peter Viglia II
15159 3 weeks ago Monica Bender TAX every electronic transaction (per share!) that BANKS and Corporations make! Also pass the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act so Banks cannot gamble with the people's money!!
15158 3 weeks ago Claudia McDavid
15157 4 weeks ago arthur herr
15156 4 weeks ago Lisa Rose
15155 1 month ago Adam Kahn
15154 1 month ago brad davis
15153 1 month ago joe demarco
15152 1 month ago TROY ABRAHAM
15151 2 months ago Deborah Cahill
15150 2 months ago Anonymous
15149 2 months ago Kenneth Barnes These criminals should have been imprisoned after 2008. Nothing was done and they are back at it again.
15148 2 months ago andrew bowman
15147 2 months ago Brandon Danaher
15146 2 months ago Month Bradford
15145 2 months ago Scott Seppi
15144 3 months ago Jerome Comeau
15143 3 months ago Conrad Melton
15142 3 months ago MARK EVERHART
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