Friday, December 08, 2017

Citizens concerned about tax bill to march across Portage Lift Bridge Saturday, Dec. 9

The Portage Lift Bridge will again be the scene of a march by concerned citizens no matter what the weather on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. (Keweenaw Now 2016 file photo)

HOUGHTON -- Concerned citizens will hold a Protest March at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, against the tax bill that is moving through Congress. Meet on the Houghton side of the Portage Lift Bridge (at the bridge on Shelden next to the Downtowner) and walk across peacefully to Hancock and back. This bill would negatively affect students and families. This bill would also allow destructive commercial oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).* The tax bill as proposed is set to benefit corporations and the wealthy one percent. Bring a sign to send a message to our representatives in Congress, especially Republican Rep. Jack Bergman. For more information contact Valorie Troesch at If you can't make it to the march you can call Rep. Bergman at (202) 225-4735.

* Read more about this bill and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge here.

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