by Caleb-Michael Files, Western Missouri Organizer, Vote Mob
Tomorrow is Tax Day -- many of us are anxiously awaiting out tax returns or getting ready to write a big fat check to the government.
Due to corporate tax breaks many large US companies are not required to pay income taxes to the federal government. In fact, 2009 and 2010, Great Plains (KCP&L's Parent Company) also avoided all state income taxes and received refunds totaling more than $5 million.
Meanwhile, KCPL is raining rates left and right. Ratepayers in Missouri will pay a 15% increase in the coming year.
Organizers in Kansas City have planned a "Shareholder Swarm"
Join Pay Up KCP&L at the shareholder meeting for Great Plains Energy, owner of KCP&L.
40 of our Tax Avengers have purchased shares in Great Plains Energy and will be attending their shareholder meeting to speak truth to power. Its time for the 99% to confront their overp...aid Board of Executives and demand that:
1. Great Plains Energy pay its fair share in taxes to our country, state, and city, and stop shifting that burden on to the back of the 99%.
2. The Board of Executives pay their fair share of the $11.9 million that they take home every year.
3. Great Plains Energy stops gouging the 99% with rate hikes year after year.
We'll mobilize from 9-9:30 at JC Nichols Fountain and march on the shareholder meeting at the Plaza Library at 9:30. Outside of the plaza library we'll let our presence be known while message is communicated directly to the board and shareholders of Great Plains Energy on the inside.
This May Day, the 99% will swarm the 1% to demand justice. It is through collective action that our power is realized.
Get more information at: www.payupkcpl.org