Thursday, April 07, 2005

State Budge Rally Next Tuesday in Columbus

There's a rally to protest Taft's reckless and irresponsible budget cuts Tuesday, April 12 at 11:30a. Bus rides are being offered from all over the state.

Some background on Taft's budget:
Tax proposal
    Gives the biggest tax breaks to individuals making over $200,000 a year
    Doesn't make corporations pay their fair share
    Shifts more of the burden onto average Ohio families

Health Care
    Cuts health care for seniors and the disabled

    Reduces local government funding for local police, fire and EMS squads

Community Programs
    Reduces funding for public libraries and many school districts

Ohio can't afford Taft's tax plan. Contact your legislator to demand that they enact a fair tax structure and properly fund the programs and services that are necessary to attract new jobs and improve our economy. Call the toll-free Stop Ohio's Slide's legislator transfer line at 1-877-533-OHIO to be connected to your state Senator's office.

Free bus reservations are available for the Campaign to Protect Ohio’s Future sponsored rally/lobby day at the Ohio statehouse on April 12 at 11:30 am. So far, the local contact information for bus reservations and rally are as follows:

Akron area: Tom Alio – (330) 535-2787,
Cincinnati area: Cindy Harper - (513) 762-7255
Cleveland and Medina areas: Organize! Ohio email office – (216) 431-6070
Columbus area: Cathy Levine – (614) 253-4340
Dayton area: Teresa Pfaff-Amesse – (937) 395-0937, email
Northwest Ohio: Karen Krause – (419) 475-8380
Southeast Ohio: Roger McCauley – (740) 594-8499

If your region is not yet listed and you’d like to check on the status of coordinating activity there, or you could help with organizing efforts, please call the Organize! Ohio office at (216) 431-6070.

I will not be able to attend the rally, so please leave a comment if you're going and give a report after you get back. And feel free to comment or email me with updates for the bus schedule.

-The Ticked Off Ohioan


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