CALL TO ACTION FOR ALL WHO ARE AGAINST THE GAS TAX INCREASE
 
​The Tea Party of Louisiana joins with Americans for Prosperity to fight the LOUISIANA GAS TAX INCREASE!!!​  
 
Just today, House Speaker Taylor Barras said the gas tax increase is, for the first time, "seeing some momentum" to pass the House. He even said it might come down to one vote.
 
 We need your help to STOP that momentum and Axe the Tax! 
 
​2 WAYS YOU CAN HELP "AXE THE TAX" :​
 

​(1)  
Contact key legislators and,
​(2) join
 us at the Capitol tomorrow 9:00AM 
​voicing your opposition ​
for the vote! 

 

1. Please take a moment to contact these key legislators TONIGHT:

 

1. Rep. Jay Morris (R-Monroe) 

318-362-4270

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2. Rep. Jim Morris (R-Oil City) 

318-995-6852

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3. Rep. Paula Davis (R-Baton Rouge)

225-362-5301

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4. Rep. Julie Stokes (R-Kenner) 

504-468-8603

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It does not matter if you do not live in these legislators district- a poll last week showed 67% of Louisianians oppose the gas tax hike- these legislators need to hear from us! 
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Simply leave them a 30 second message asking them to oppose the gas tax increase, HB 632! 
 

2. The House Ways and Means Committee will meet tomorrow at 9:00 AM to debate and vote on the gas tax increase.We need your help to pack the Ways and Means Committee room and show our legislators that we do NOT need a higher gas tax!

"Government belongs to those who show up"

This quote has been proven true time and time again in Louisiana. Despite polling showing 67% of Louisianians opposed to higher taxes, our legislators for 2 years have raised over $2 billion in taxes on this state. Why? That 67% does not show up- we're busy working while liberal special interest groups bus people in to beg for moretaxpayer dollars before committees. It is time that we show up again and again​ and stand up against higher taxes!!

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If you can attend and show your opposition to the gas tax increase, please reply to this e-mail.We need 100 people to help pack the committee room

 
​ALSO, ​
please forward this to 5 like-minded friends and ask them to join you to Axe the Tax! 
​We 
hope you will join us for this CRITICAL 
​opposition to the ​
vote
​ for HIGHER GAS TAXES​
 
Key facts about HB 632: 
-Raises state gas tax from $0.20 to $0.37- an increase of about $5 per fill-up, or $250 a year if you fill up weekly! 
 
-The increase does not stop at $0.17 per gallon. This bill would index the gas tax to the Consumer Price Index, eventually increasing another $0.13 per gallon- more than DOUBLING the current tax! 
 
-There are alternatives to a higher gas tax for more road funding! First, we could start by using all of the Transportation Trust Fund. There are other bills in the legislature, including one by Rep. Bacala, to use sales tax from vehicle sales to fund road repair and construction. If a legislator says a gas tax is the only option, they have not looked hard enough!
 
Thank you for your continued help in the fight against higher taxes and bigger government. 
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We hope to see you tomorrow! â€‹