Wednesday, October 24, 2012

What YOU can do to stop the Prop 204 tax hike


New poll shows the Prop 204 tax hike is losing!

AFP-Arizona activists can help defeat it!

Dear Arizona Taxpayer,

With barely two weeks left until Election Day, we must keep running until we cross the finish line.

Using Arizona’s children as a shield for their special-interest boondoggles, proponents of Proposition 204 want to take
a billion dollars a year from Arizona families -- at a time when many families are still struggling and breadwinners are out of work.
Prop 204 boosters have told voters that the tax is necessary to aid an underfunded education system, even though overall education spending in Arizona has increased over 60 percent during the past decade.

According to a new report by the Goldwater Institute, per-pupil spending in Arizona has increased by 9 percent in real terms over the past decade -- even after recent budget cuts!  And the Arizona education system now puts a smaller proportion of available funds into the classroom than it did before the massive Prop 301 education tax was passed in 2000.

The good news is that the spending lobby's tactics may be failing. 
A recent poll suggests that a majority of Arizonans now understands that a massive tax increase is not the right move for our state’s fragile economy. Throwing more money at the education bureaucracy isn’t the right path forward for our education system.  Our children and our classroom teachers need real reform.

What can YOU do to make sure that Prop 204 is defeated?

Here are some of the many ways you can get involved:
·        You can host a NO on Prop 204 speaker at your civic group.
·        You can drop off literature at the homes of voters in your precinct.
·        You can place a NO on Prop 204 yard sign on your front lawn

 ·       You can distribute NO on Prop 204 signs to your neighbors.
·        You can do what I did, and use glass paint to write "NO on Prop 204! Tax hikes will not fix our schools!" on the back window of your car...

AFP-Arizona hopes you will continue to stand with us in the fight to defeat Proposition 204! To get more involved in this effort, please contact Bill Fathauer at 480-332-0477 or and learn more at
For Liberty, Tom
Tom Jenney
Arizona Director
Americans for Prosperity
(602) 478-0146

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