GAG Stages Street Theater Demands Trump's Tax Returns Protests Federal Gun Bills
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WHEN: April 15, 1 p.m.
WHERE: Bryant Park (42nd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), New York City
WHAT: Strong visuals, street theater
GAYS AGAINST GUNS STAGE STREET THEATER DEMANDING TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS AND PROTEST FEDERAL GUN LEGISLATION
NEW YORK, NY (April 14)—On Saturday, April 15th, at 1 p.m., members of Gays Against Guns (GAG) will stage a musical street theater performance in Bryant Park, demanding President Donald Trump to produce his tax statements. Immediately after, the activists will join the NYC Tax March and at its conclusion at 5 p.m., stage a protest and die-in at Columbus Circle decrying the Federal Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.
“We need the Loser of the Popular Vote to show us his damn taxes and we need to know what’s really motivating his sick agenda of death,” said Mark Leydorf, creator of the group’s street theater piece called “No Representation without Taxation.”
Leydorf cited Trump’s attempt to gut the American Care Act, his denial of climate change, and Congress’ push for the Federal Concealed Carry Act (which replaces state concealed weapons eligibility requirements with one weak, national standard) as evidence that his reckless policies are motivated by nothing more than greed.
“The Cheeto president and some of his supporters seem to want us all dead. We believe if the whole world could clearly see his motives—and we’ll really only find that out in his 1040s—support for his murderous agenda would collapse across the political spectrum,” said Leydorf.
The New York City Tax March is one of over 100 national marches and events taking place on April 15th demanding that President Trump release his tax returns.
The 5 p.m. action in Columbus Circle builds on Gays Against Guns’ "Not In My State" advertising campaign against Federal Concealed Carry Reciprocity.
Gays Against Guns NY is an inclusive direct action group of LGBTQ people and their allies committed to nonviolently breaking the gun industry's chain of death—investors, manufacturers, the NRA and politicians who block safer gun laws. We are New York-based but work with GAG chapters in other cities to ensure safety for all individuals, particularly vulnerable communities such as people of color, LGBTQ people, women, and religious minorities.