The structure of Georgia’s modern revenue system—which determines how much money the state can use to fund Georgia’s budget—has been shaped over decades by racism.
Historic injustices and harmful policy choices have resulted in vast disparities in income across race and ethnicity in Georgia. Regressive tax policies at the state and local level continue to worsen those disparities by asking those making the lowest incomes to pay the largest share in taxes.
On Oct. 8, GBPI will host Reimagining Revenue: Changing Georgia’s Tax Code Is Critical for Racial Equity, a virtual policy forum to discuss Georgia’s history of regressive tax policies and how tax justice can lead to racial justice for all Georgians.
The forum will feature:
- Danny Kanso, GBPI Senior Tax and Budget Policy Analyst; Government Relations Coordinator. Danny’s work focuses on fiscal research and issues related to the state budget, investments and spending, taxes and more.
- Emanuel Nieves, Director of Policy at Liberation in a Generation. Emanuel leads the organization’s work to develop and advance policies that can create a Liberation Economy where all people of color have their basic needs met, are safe from harm, are valued and belong.
- Monica Prasad, Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University. Monica’s areas of interest are political sociology, economic sociology and comparative historical sociology.
- Cortney Sanders, Senior Policy Analyst with the State Fiscal Policy division at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Cortney’s work focuses on state fiscal policy through a racial equity lens.
The event is open and free to attend, but registration is required. Click here to register now.