We've offered to lend a hand to the Retailer's Association
of Massachusetts with its petition signature drive.
RAM's petition proposes to roll back the sales tax from
6.25% to 5.0% where it was in 2009 before being hiked.
It also would designate by law a sales tax-free weekend
We've made available a copy of the petition
and CLT's revised and updated "Petitioning Instructions"
that you can download and print out.
Now this is
important: The downloaded petition
MUST BE PRINTED ON ONE
SINGLE SHEET OF 8½” x 11" PAPER
— FRONT AND BACK OF ONE PAGE.
CLT's "Petitioning Instructions" explain in detail
all the other strict state requirements that must be
observed, as well as provides some useful petitioning tips.
Please read those
— so you won't waste your time, won't have your
When you've collected as many signatures as you can (or
have just signed one yourself) you'll need to turn the
petition(s) in to the appropriate city registrar of voters
or town clerk for certification. They will give you a
receipt for your petition.
DO NOT RETURN TO PICK UP YOUR PETITION.
Immediately mail your receipt(s) to us and we'll
have your petition(s) picked up with all other sales tax
petitions in the registrar's or clerk's possession.
Citizens for Limited Taxation
P.O. Box 1147
Marblehead, MA 01945-5147
If you have any questions, call Chip Faulkner at:
You can find and download both here:
As many of you who've done this before
know, a statewide petition drive is an enormous,
time-intensive undertaking over a limited time
period, and it requires the participation of many
to pull it off successfully. Over 64,000
certified signatures of registered Massachusetts
voters is required to qualify
— which means that organizers must collect closer
to 100,000 raw signatures to insure reaching the
Every signature you can provide
is going to make a difference.
Thanks in advance for any and all
assistance you can provide in this tax-cut endeavor.
If this succeeds, the money you save will be your own!