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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15185 3 days ago Yazmine Mihojevich
15184 5 days ago Jodie Doylej
15183 1 week ago Anonymous Hey, Congress, stop selling yourselves to Wall Street & all of their pimps. Don't you ever feel just a little dirty? Does it make you proud to know you are responsible for a corrupt system of gov...
15182 1 week ago Debra Cohn
15181 3 weeks ago Emily F.
15180 3 weeks ago Nathan Spetsiotis
15179 1 month ago Anonymous
15178 1 month ago Kathleen Joyce
15177 1 month ago John Garceau
15176 1 month ago Mary Beth Campbell
15175 1 month 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 1 month ago Bryan Todd
15173 1 month ago Anonymous
15172 1 month ago Bridget Gordon
15171 1 month ago Oliver Dickerson
15170 1 month ago Zachary Perrin
15169 1 month ago King Calvin Jones Jr
15168 1 month ago Carmen Alvarado
15167 1 month ago Susan Courrejou
15166 2 months ago allan clarke
15165 2 months ago Jennifer Kahl
15164 2 months ago Zachary Pyne
15163 2 months ago Anonymous
15162 2 months 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 months ago Refik Osmanovic
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