FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, July 28, 2011
Americans for Prosperity Applauds U.S. House Candidate Dr. Dan Eichenbaum
-Signs No Climate Tax Pledge-
Raleigh—The North Carolina chapter of the grassroots free market group Americans for Prosperity (AFP-NC) today applauded U.S. House candidate Dr. Dan Eichenbaum (11th District) for signing the group’s No Climate Tax pledge. Dr. Eichenbaum joins more than 550 bipartisan lawmakers and candidates on the federal, state and local levels pledging to “oppose legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue.”
“The one thing elected officials should be able to agree on is that global warming shouldn’t be used as an excuse to hike taxes on citizens and businesses,” said AFP-NC State Director Dallas Woodhouse. “We encourage all of North Carolina’s elected officials and candidates for elected office to sign the pledge.”
Current pledge signers include: U.S. Senator Richard Burr; U.S. Representatives Patrick McHenry, Walter Jones, Sue Myrick, Virginia Foxx and Howard Coble; as well as numerous U.S. House candidates and state legislators.
“Using the guise of climate change to transfer dollars from hard-working citizens to bureaucratic big government is unacceptable,” said Woodhouse. “Regardless of their stance on global warming, this should be common ground for all of our elected officials at all levels of government.”
The pledge is available online at www.NoClimateTax.com. AFP does not endorse candidates. All elected officials and candidates are encouraged to sign the pledge and go on the record in opposition to using the climate change issue to increase taxes and grow the size of government.
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 way to safeguard 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. AFP has more than 1.7 million members, including members in all 50 states, and 31 state chapters and affiliates. More than 85,000 Americans in all 50 states have made a financial investment in AFP or AFP Foundation. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org