AFP Applauds U.S. Senate Candidate George Allen

February 23, 2011

RICHMOND — The Virginia chapter of the grassroots free market organization Americans for Prosperity (AFP-VA) today applauded U.S. Senate candidate George Allen for signing the group’s “No Climate Tax Pledge.” Allen joins more than 500 bipartisan lawmakers and candidates on the federal, state and local levels pledging to “oppose legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue.”

“The one thing elected officials should all be able to agree on is that global warming shouldn’t be used as an excuse to hike taxes on citizens and businesses,” said AFP-VA State Director Ben Marchi. “We encourage all of Virginia’s elected officials and candidates for elected office to sign the pledge.”

Virginia pledge signers include: U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor; U.S. Representatives Scott Rigell, Robert Hurt, and Morgan Griffith; Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling; Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli; as well numerous state senators and delegates lawmakers.

“Using the guise of climate change to transfer dollars from hard-working citizens to bureaucratic big government is unacceptable,” said Marchi. “Regardless of their stance on global warming, this should be common ground for all of our elected officials at all levels of government.”

The pledge is available online at AFP does not endorse candidates. All elected officials and candidates are encouraged to sign the pledge and go on the record in opposition to using the climate change issue to increase taxes and grow the size of government.

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