CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Members of Virginia Organizing were on the Downtown Mall on Thursday to talk about taxing the rich.

The group is a grassroots organization that tries to raise awareness of a number of political issues.

During this specific gathering, members talked about tax loopholes they say billionaire exploit to pay a smaller tax percentage than teachers or police officers.

Dell Erwin, a volunteer leader for Virginia Organizing, says that’s not right.

“A billionaire would not miss millions of dollars,” he said. “They should be taxed fairly.”

Erwin said Virginia Organizing is currently collecting money to help toward funding things such as mental health programs, infrastructure and Medicare.