BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Members of the Maine People's Alliance were in Bangor's Pickering SquareSaturday afternoon,to try to call attention to corporate tax dodging.

The alliance has around 32,000 members statewide, some of which were in Bangor Saturday with free food on hand and tax fairness-themed games.

The point of those being to try to educate the public on what they say are ways corporations avoid paying their fair share of taxes.

One example they presented to the public was the idea of big companies putting profits in banks overseas to try to avoid paying taxes on that money in the states.

According to one of the event's organizers, Tim Conmee, the Fairness Fest is also a way to call on Congress to prevent cuts to social programs that Mainers depend on.

"I mean at some point they have got to get a grip on what they're dealing with and I just want to see more fairness brought into the whole system," said Conmee.

The Fairness Fest was organized as part of a national week of action that is expected to move to Washington DC after Labor Day.

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