Regional Event in Puget Sound

Puget Sound: Disparities by Design – Breaking the Tax Code of Racial Wealth Inequities

Puget Sound AFN, in partnership with the Washington State Budget and Policy Center, will dig into how the racialized history of our state property and sales tax creates wealth advantages for some while extracting wealth from and further disinvesting in Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color as well as low income households, continuously widening wealth inequities.

We will discuss promising solutions on the table for the next legislative session designed to change the structure for greater equity while generating needed revenue to invest in our communities.  We’ll also discuss other ideas under consideration and why they could further worsen inequities

We will provide opportunities for philanthropy to support immediate system changes as well as help build for a redesign of the tax code over the longer term to support racial wealth equity.

Registration is open to members of Puget Sound AFN only.  Please contact Annette Case to facilitate your membership or visit our webpage.