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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15179 1 week ago Anonymous
15178 1 week ago Kathleen Joyce
15177 2 weeks ago John Garceau
15176 2 weeks ago Mary Beth Campbell
15175 2 weeks ago Angela Jensen I agree or get rid of it. Wall street has too much influence on the economy. And many businesses have closed because of it. Wall street is out dated and greedy. Every time the stock market crashes w...
15174 2 weeks ago Bryan Todd
15173 3 weeks ago Anonymous
15172 3 weeks ago Bridget Gordon
15171 3 weeks ago Oliver Dickerson
15170 3 weeks ago Zachary Perrin
15169 3 weeks ago King Calvin Jones Jr
15168 4 weeks ago Carmen Alvarado
15167 4 weeks ago Susan Courrejou
15166 1 month ago Allan Clarke
15165 1 month ago Jennifer Kahl
15164 1 month ago Zachary Pyne
15163 1 month ago Anonymous
15162 1 month 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 1 month ago Refik Osmanovic
15160 1 month ago Peter Viglia II
15159 1 month 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 1 month ago Claudia McDavid
15157 1 month ago arthur herr
15156 1 month ago Lisa Rose
15155 2 months ago Adam Kahn
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