Press Release February 1, 2008
Eric Miller And Advance America Host Property Tax Rally At The State House!
[Indianapolis, IN] On Friday, February 1st at noon in the State House Rotunda, Eric Miller, Founder of Advance America hosted a Property Tax Rally in support of a Constitutional Amendment to Repeal Property Taxes. Over 500 enthusiastic citizens from around the state braved the snow and ice storm to show their support for the Repeal of Property Taxes.
Previous Rallies hosted by Advance America in 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2007 brought thousands of Hoosiers to the State House.
Advance America is Indiana’s largest pro-family and pro-tax reform organization. Advance America does not endorse any candidate or political party.
Miller used a baseball theme for this year’s Rally. He stated, “You deserve the right to own your own home, farm and business. You deserve the right to be able to vote to Repeal Property Taxes.”
Picking up on the baseball theme he told the enthusiastic crowd that on property taxes, the leadership of the General Assembly and Governor keep striking out. It’s time to hit a home run for Hoosiers by Repealing Property Taxes!
Miller reviewed what has happened thus far in the 2008 General Assembly. “The Republican leadership in the Senate doesn’t support the Constitutional Amendment to Repeal Property Taxes. Strike 1! The Democrat leadership of the House doesn’t support the Constitutional Amendment to Repeal Property Taxes. Strike 2! The leadership in the House and Senate don’t want all 100 Representatives and 50 Senators to have the opportunity for a fair, full and open public debate and vote on the floor. Strike 3! Governor Daniels doesn’t support the Constitutional Amendment to Repeal Property Taxes or a vote on the floor of the House and Senate either.”
Miller stated that Indiana is going in the wrong direction on property taxes and that its’ time for a change in Indiana government. “We need real leadership at the State House! Leaders who are more concerned about helping you and your family than they are the special interest groups and the Republican and Democrat Party bosses. Leaders who will not accept politics as usual!”
Miller asked for everyone to join the Property Tax Repeal Team to hit a home run for Hoosiers by Repealing Property Taxes.
He listed five steps to victory:
1. Contact your Senator and Representative;
2. Contact Governor Daniels;
3. Get registered to vote;
4. Run for office – deadline February 22nd at noon; and
5. Vote in the May and November elections.
Miller told them of Advance America’s non-partisan Voter Guides that let individuals cast an informed ballot.
Miller also informed those present about the victory on SJR 7 the Marriage Protection Amendment in the Senate and the need to contact their Representative and Speaker Pat Bauer to get a floor vote and passage of SJR 7 so Hoosiers could vote in November 2008 to protect marriage between one man and one woman.
Miller closed the Rally by reminding those present that there is hope. “Even though Indiana is going in the wrong direction on property taxes and even though the leadership of the House and Senate and Governor Daniels have struck out on the Repeal of Property Taxes thus far in the session, there still is time to hit a home run for Hoosiers by passing the Constitutional Amendment to Repeal Property Taxes.”
More information on Advance America’s plan to repeal property taxes, as well as upcoming Rallies, can be found at www.AdvanceAmerica.com or by calling 1-800-448-8683. Additional Rallies will be held around the state after property tax bills are received.
Advance America is a non-partisan educational organization that does not endorse any candidate or political party. Advance America was founded by Eric Miller in 1980.
Miller is an attorney and the Founder of Advance America, a conservative pro-family and pro-tax reform organization started in 1980.
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