Commonwealth Foundation Launches Please, No More Taxes! Campaign

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NEWS RELEASE from the Commonwealth Foundation
02.05.09

Commonwealth Foundation Launches
Please, No More Taxes! Campaign

HARRISBURG, PA — The Commonwealth Foundation today announced the launch of the Please, No More Taxes! campaign, a public education effort aimed at the elimination of wasteful state spending and making Pennsylvania’s state and local tax burden — the 11th heaviest in the nation — tolerable.

The campaign features PleaseNoMoreTaxes.org — a cutting-edge Web site where taxpayers can:
• Learn the facts about Pennsylvania’s fiscal mismanagement.
• Email their legislators.
• Send a video message to the Governor.
• Sign an e-petition to Gov. Rendell and the Legislature to eliminate waste and cut taxes.
• Receive a bumper sticker bearing the rallying cry Please, No More Taxes!
• Enter a video contest that offers a fun and rewarding way to raise awareness of Pennsylvania’s punishing tax burden. The first-prize video will earn $2,500, while second and third-prize winners will receive $1,000 and $500, respectively. The deadline to enter is April 5th, and winners will be announced on Tax Day, April 15th. Full contest details are available at PleaseNoMoreTaxes.org.
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PleaseNoMoreTaxes.org is a project of the Commonwealth Foundation, (www.CommonwealthFoundation.org) an independent, non-profit public policy research and educational institute based in Harrisburg, PA.

CONTACT: Matthew J. Brouillette or Joe Sterns at 717.671.1901

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