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Tax Day Rally

Wednesday, groups in Eugene held the annual tax day rally at the downtown post office. The penny poll is a staple at this event, where community members can vote on how they would like to see tax dollars spent.

A line of six jars sits on a table and citizens are given ten pennies to divide up the budget as they see fit. Carol Van Houten with Community Alliance of Lane County has the results.  "The big winner is human services. There's almost nothing in the war budget."

This year Susan Cundiff of WAND, women's action for new directions, called for Oregon to raise minimum wage. "We need to increase those wages to fifteen dollars an hour. It’s a boon to our state, and it’s a boon to all of us that live in this community."

People said they want to redirect tax dollars from war to social services, education and climate change.