Victory for Taxpayers: Two Tax Hikes Defeated at Ballot Box
LANSING, Mich. – The grassroots group Americans for Prosperity-Michigan said citizen involvement and awareness were crucial to keeping taxes from being raised in two Michigan cities. The group helped to educate citizens on proposed income tax hikes in Benton Harbor and Charlotte, both of which were rejected by voters at the polls yesterday.
“Local tax hike proposals often sneak through because citizens are too busy providing for their families to realize politicians are making a cash grab,” said Scott Hagerstrom, state director of Americans for Prosperity-Michigan. “By forcing a conversation about tax hikes, we can help ensure citizens are educated about what proposals are on their local ballot.”
AFP-Michigan’s activities included multiple volunteer-led phone banks in Benton Harbor where they partnered with Troy Rolling from Citizens for the Success of Benton Harbor. The group also worked with Neal Rohrs and the Stop Tax Increase in Charlotte ballot committee on phone banks, yard signs, and direct mail pieces.
“American’s for Prosperity-Michigan was a great ally in our efforts,” said Neal Rohrs, President of the Stop Tax Increase in Charlotte ballot committee. “Over 80% of voters rejected this unnecessary money grab thanks to the hard work of our volunteers and the assistance AFP provided.”
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Americans for Prosperity-Michigan is a statewide organization of more than 87,000 activists committed to strengthening our constitutional government, establishing fiscal restraint, and giving taxpayers greater control over government. We are dedicated to recruiting, training, educating and motivating grassroots activists to be effective in their own communities. Americans for Prosperity does not support or oppose candidates for public office.
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