Good News, Bad News on the Gas Tax
I have good news and bad news for you.
The good news: a new Washington Post poll shows that Senate President Mike Miller has failed to garner public support for his massive gas tax hike. Only 26% of Marylanders support Miller’s proposal– which is the same amount of support a gas tax hike received in a poll earlier this year. Despite 3 years of empty political rhetoric by Miller, Marylanders know that their gas tax dollars will not be spent building roads.
The bad news: Speaker Michael Busch is now looking for gas tax hike support in the House of Delegates. This week he invitedDeputy U.S. Transportation Secretary John D. Porcari, a former O’Malley bureaucrat, to encourage Maryland’s Delegates to raise taxes.
On Saturday March 9that 10am, AFP Maryland activists will be going door to door asking neighbors to contact their Annapolis representative and urge them to vote “NO” on any gas tax hike.
What: Door to Door Canvass Against the Gas Tax
When: Saturday, March 9th
Where: Meet up at the Timonium Park n Ride (Next to the Light Rail stop in Timonium in Baltimore County)
We will carpool into the nearby neighborhoods and each door-to-door group will be given a smart pad that will navigate them through the walk.
A group of 40 activists can knock on over 1,000 doors in just a few hours and could convince a fence sitting lawmaker to vote “NO” on the gas tax hike. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to stop a terrible tax!
Nick Loffer, Grassroots Director AFP Maryland