Everyone who participates in our tax system should be aware of the good that tax dollars do. By pooling our resources through taxes, We the People create a more perfect union. That's why NETWORK celebrates Tax Day by showing #TaxPayerPride. Check out our collection of photos with their captions on our Flickr page, or just flip through the images below. Scroll down to see some blog posts from Tax Day 2014.
#TaxPayerPride blog posts
Christian Joy in Paying Taxes by Shannon Hughes, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good blog
Happy Tax Day! Three Reasons Tax Day is Actually Pretty Great, Bread for the World blog
Taxpayer Pride Day by Rev. Ann Schranz, Daily Bulletin Religion
A New Twist on Tax Day by Amy Qualliotine, National Women's Law Center blog
This Nun Wants You to Pay Taxes, Here's Why, Groundswell
Enjoy Tax Day, Nel's New Day
1. Take a picture of yourself enjoying a tax-funded activity, location, or service. Then, email your picture to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll post it online, along with many other photos from across the country.
2. Post the photo to your social media with the hashtag #TaxPayerPride on Tax Day (April 15.)
Tax Justice Will Not be Achieved by Selfies Alone!
Learn about NETWORK's new curriculum We the Taxpayers: An Interfaith Conversation on How We Share Our Nation's Wealth.
What does Pope Francis say about tax systems in Joy of the Gospel?
"While the earnings of a minority are growing exponentially, so too is the gap separating the majority from the prosperity enjoyed by those happy few. This imbalance is the result of ideologies which defend the absolute autonomy of the marketplace and financial speculation... To all this we can add widespread corruption and self-serving tax evasion, which have taken on worldwide dimensions. The thirst for power and possessions knows no limits." (Evangelii Gaudium 56)