Very Urgent: deadline for filing a ballot argument against the Brewer Tax is TOMORROW

The deadline for filing a ballot argument against the Brewer Tax is TOMORROW, Thursday, February 25, at 5:00 p.m.  For $75, you can tell three million of your fellow voters why an 18-percent increase in state sales taxes will be bad for you, your family, and your business.  Your argument will appear in the ballot pamphlet that goes out to voters before the May 18 election.

PLEASE ACT QUICKLY:  Your words could STOP a billion-dollar sales tax hike!

Here’s the order of operations:

1) Write up a Word document with an argument that is less than 300 words, including your name.  (Don’t cut it close to 300 words—leave room for a bad word count.)  Include the words “Argument Against Proposition 100” at the top. Put your address at the bottom.

I’m sure you have plenty of ideas, but here are more:

http://www.americansforprosperity.org/022310-some-arguments-against-prop-100-aka-brewer-tax

Here is a link to my personal argument against Prop 100:

http://www.americansforprosperity.org/files/jenneyargumentagainst100.pdf

If those links don’t work, go to www.aztaxpayers.org and Scroll down to What’s New.

Note that I filed it as an individual (with an individual check, and my individual address listed), rather than as the officer of an organization. Technically, they want two signatures, if your letter is supposed to represent an organization.

2) Print it out, but wait to sign and date it until you get to a notary (there is a notary at the Elections office of the AZ Secretary of State, and YOU HAVE TO GO TO THEIR OFFICE, so that is a more efficient way to do it).

3) Email the finished Word document (the exact version you printed) to elections@azsos.gov

4) Bring the printed copy and a check for $75 (made to “Arizona Secretary of State”) to the AZ SOS office before 5:00 pm today or tomorrow (Thursday, February 25).

How to get to the AZ SOS office in downtown Phoenix:

From the East or from Routes 51, 60 or 202: Get on I-10 westbound. Get off of I-10 at 19th Avenue, go south past Adams and make a left on Washington, then make a right into the big parking lot. If you get to the light at Jefferson, you’ll have to go left, and then make a left into the big parking lot. The AZ SOS office is in the nine-story tower building east of the parking lot. If you have any weapons, leave them in your car, because you’ll have to go through security. Go through security and go up in one of the elevators to the right (south). The SOS phone number is (602) 542-8683.

From the west and from I-17 north: At the I-10/I-17 interchange, take I-17 southbound. Get off of I-17 at Jefferson Avenue, and go east. After the light at 19th Avenue, make your first left into the big parking lot. The AZ SOS office is in the nine-story tower building east of the parking lot. If you have any weapons, leave them in your car, because you’ll have to go through security. Go through security and go up in one of the elevators to the right (south). The SOS phone number is (602) 542-8683.

Map: http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Phoenix&state=AZ&address=1900+W+Adams+St&zipcode=85009-5241&country=US&latitude=33.449199&longitude=-112.100298&geocode=ADDRESS

5) Get off on the 7th Floor, and go to the window. The friendly and courteous SOS staff will assist you with getting your signature notarized. They will also do a word count. When your argument is approved, they will give you a photocopy of your signed and notarized argument and your check.

I’m sorry about the late notice, and like you, I am annoyed that people have to file the arguments in person, in downtown Phoenix (makes it easy for the lobbyists and state workers to file, but hard for the average Joe).

For Liberty, Tom

Tom Jenney
Arizona Director
Americans for Prosperity
(Arizona Federation of Taxpayers)
www.aztaxpayers.org
tjenney@afphq.org
(602) 478-0146


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