TUESDAY, 3/21 – Americans for Prosperity-South Carolina will be leading a rally and press conference at the State House this coming Tuesday to urge South Carolina’s legislators to oppose a gas tax increase. The grassroots advocacy group will be joined by several of South Carolina’s state legislators who are standing in opposition to a gas tax increase.
If you are interested in covering the rally and attending the press conference or scheduling an interview, please contact Daniel Brennan at DBrennan@afphq.org or 803-636-5166.
WHO: AFP-SC grassroots activists, pro-freedom senators and anti-gas tax coalition
WHAT: Gas Tax press conference and grassroots rally in the State House
WHEN: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 1:30-2:30 (press conference begins at 1:45pm)
WHERE: State House, First Floor Lobby
WHY: The purpose behind this rally will be to build on growing momentum to defeat a stand-alone gas tax and call for reform at the South Carolina’s Department of Transportation
Americans for Prosperity-South Carolina State Director Daniel Brennan issued the following statement:
“We are gathering at State Capitol to demonstrate our opposition to this tax because we don’t want to see our tax dollars wasted by unchecked bureaucracy. Before any discussion can be had about raising South Carolina’s gas tax, serious reform is needed within our state’s Department of Transportation. Thanks to a total lack of accountability in our laws, the Department of Transportation has a track record of prioritizing legislators requests rather than statewide needs which has contributed to the poor condition of our roads. It is time to put taxpayers ahead of bureaucracy.”
Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 3.2 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 35 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org
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