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AFP: Volunteers Claim Election Victory in Estacada

AFP Oregon
Contact: Matt Evans
November 4, 2009 www.myafpor.org 503-720-4740

AFP-Oregon Volunteers Claim Another Election Victory

Estacada Voters Pass Tax, Fee Vote Requirement

Estacada – The work of AFP-Oregon volunteers and staff led to another taxpayer victory in the Clackamas County community of Estacada last night.  Measure 3-346, which will require a vote on all proposed tax and fee increases over 3 percent per year, or any new tax or fee, was approved by a comfortable 56-44 margin.

AFP-Oregon volunteers – led by Dora Morgan – collected signatures to place the measure on the ballot.  Local volunteer Steve Locke spearheaded the on-the-ground campaign effort.

“The voters of Estacada have spoken,” said AFP-Oregon State Director Jeff Kropf, “and have declared they want to reclaim control of their wallets.  In these difficult economic times, governments across Oregon should be searching for ways to reduce the burden they impose on citizens.  The City will now have to work collaboratively with voters to determine what programs are worth funding, and what sources of revenue make sense.  It’s a new era of fiscal responsibility and discipline in Estacada.  I can’t thank our AFP-Oregon volunteers enough for the tremendous effort they made.”

AFP-Oregon has assisted in passing similar measures in Damascus and Cascade Locks, and several Oregon communities are considering the measure in light of local efforts to raise taxes, fees and charges beyond what taxpayers can afford.

AFP-Oregon has 17,000 members in Oregon organized into 30 local Chapters with local leadership which hold regular meetings.  AFP-Oregon provides training and motivation to volunteers to go out and work for limited government and economic freedom.

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and scope of government is the best safeguard to ensuring individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFP educates and engages citizens in support of restraining state and federal government growth, and returning government to its constitutional limits. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org

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