George Roberts

SEIU 521, elected officials lead caravan protest demanding billionaires to ‘pay their fair share’

With horns blaring non-stop, a caravan of 100 cars led by a local union made its way through Atherton on July 11 to demand that billionaires do their part to help the racial and social inequities that have risen to the forefront of the nation’s consciousness during the Covid-19 crisis. SEIU 521 led a brigade of Bay Area workers, labor leaders and elected officials on a 2 ½ hour ride through Atherton, specifically targeting four billionaires—Jan Koum, George Roberts, Mark Stevens and Douglas Leone—three of the four whose wealth reportedly increased during the coronavirus pandemic. Assemblymember Ash Kalra [D-CA 27 District 27] was in one of the caravans to voice his support to raise taxes on billionaires.

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