Philadelphia – Today, hundreds of workers, students, faith leaders, families and members of community organizations will join Fight for Philly to call on Senator Toomey to Support the Bring Jobs Home Act.
The “Bring Jobs Home Act” will curb tax giveaways to companies that send jobs overseas and provide tax incentives for businesses that bring jobs home. Protesters will demand that the Senator stop focusing on protecting tax loopholes and big bonuses for big corporations that send American jobs overseas, and instead stand with working families that are desperate for jobs and falling further and further behind.
In addition to rallying in front of Senator Toomey’s office, the march will include stops at Verizon and Comcast – two major outsourcers. For example, at least 2,600 Verizon DSL Support call center jobs are located in Mexico, India, Canada and the Philippines. Comcast outsources a large portion of its customer service call centers to a firm that operates call centers both overseas and in the US.
The Bring Jobs Home Act will end a tax deduction for companies like Comcast and Verizon that outsource jobs and business activity.
What: March on Verizon and Comcast
When: Monday, July 2, 2012 at 5:00pm
Where: March from 12th and Market to Senator Toomey’s office at 16th and JFK Blvd., and ends at the Comcast plaza
Who: Hundreds of community leaders and members, union members, Occupy Philly and the Occupy National Gathering