A PROMISE TO KEEP: 5%
A Ballot Committee of Citizens for Limited Taxation

 

Tax Rollback Committee

McCormack Post Office Box 1988 Boston, MA 02105 617.338.2174


NEWS RELEASE

November 2, 2000
Contact: John Brockelman, (617) 423-2000

Citizens for Limited Taxation's "Promise to Keep" campaign
 to fund $40K "Yes on 4" Radio Ad blitz

Radio campaign will complement
new Tax Rollback Committee TV ad

Citizens for Limited Taxation's "Promise to Keep" campaign to fund $40K "Yes on 4" Radio Ad blitz.

Radio campaign will complement new Tax Rollback Committee TV ad.

The Tax Rollback Committee, part of the coalition urging a "Yes" vote on Question 4 to rollback the state's income tax to 5%, announced today that CLT's "Promise to Keep" campaign committee will fund a $40,000 radio ad blitz until Election Day.

The radio ad blitz will complement the Tax Rollback Committee's new television ad which features average taxpayers urging a "Yes" vote on Question 4. The radio ad campaign will air on major Boston radio stations and the television ad campaign will continue to focus on major stations in the Boston and Springfield areas.

"CLT has been a tremendous partner every step of the way during this important campaign especially their grassroots signature gathering organization that ensured Question 4 a spot on the ballot," said Tax Rollback spokesman John Brockelman. "This $40,000 radio buy, which complements our television ad campaign will put Question 4 over the top on November 7th."

"Unlike the unions, taxpayer groups like CLT cannot assign dues to its members to pay for ballot campaigns," said CLT Executive Director Barbara Anderson. "We can never afford TV ads and are very grateful for the Governor's efforts to make us competitive with our opponents in that medium. However, our activists who are running the grassroots effort have also volunteered enough to buy radio ads for a Yes vote on Question 4."

To date, ten major daily Massachusetts newspapers have endorsed a "Yes" vote on Question 4. A "Yes" vote on Question 4 will rollback the "temporary" income tax increase passed in the late 1980's to pay for the state's fiscal deficit.

Copies of the new radio and television ads can be obtained by calling John Brockelman at the above contact number.

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