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AFP LAUNCHES ADS OPPOSING NEW MADIGAN TAX ON SMALL BUSINESS

March 28, 2014

Naperville- AFP-Illinois is launching a new ad aimed at educating the public about the perils of Speaker Madigan’s so-called “millionaire tax”.

Watch the ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwo0ZMZi53A

“This politically-motivated proposal seeks to cynically win votes rather than craft a serious fiscal policy that will help the Illinois economy recover from years of woeful mismanagement and cronyism,” said AFP-Illinois State Director David From.

The ad campaign targets specific members of the General Assembly.  It highlights Illinois’ continued economic crisis and high unemployment and encourages their constituents to contact them and express their opposition to the job-killing tax.

“It is no accident that the Speaker made this proposal in advance of the Governor Quinn saying he wants to make his record setting temporary tax increase on all Illinoisans permanent,” said From.  “This is the classic bait-and-switch designed to distract voters from the fact that the biggest tax hike being pushed through is going to land squarely on the backs of working families.”

The advertisements are being run online and on cable television with an approximately $120,000 buy funded by AFP-Illinois donors within the state.  The ads will run for approximately one week and are part of AFP-Illinois’ effort to educate voters about the highly politicized anti-growth agenda being pushing in the Spring legislative session.

For further information or an interview, please contact David From at dfrom@afphq.org or (312)465-0407

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