Monday, April 25, 2011

Texans for a Conservative Budget Launch Ad Campaign

With the days dwindling for the session in the Texas state legislature, Texans for a Conservative Budget announced a new broadcast advertising campaign aimed at educating Texans about the importance of maintaining a fiscally conservative budget in Texas.

Seven policy, business, and grassroots organizations have banded together to form Texans for a Conservative Budget, a coalition that urges the Texas Legislature to approve a 2012-13 state budget that cuts non-essential programs, does not raise taxes or fees, and does not tap the state’s Economic Stabilization Fund. The coalition debuted at a Texas Capitol press conference on April 6th.

The founding members of Texans for a Conservative Budget include the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Americans for Prosperity-Texas, Americans for Tax Reform, Empower Texans, Heartland Institute, Liberty Institute, and the National Federation for Independent Business-Texas.

“It’s a critical time for the Texas economy, and in an effort to educate as many Texas citizens as possible about the importance of maintaining a fiscally responsible budget, we felt it was important to broaden our outreach with a broadcast campaign,” said TPPF President Brooke Rollins. “These advertisements bring to the forefront what our forefathers championed: personal freedom, personal responsibility and limited government.”

As a part of the founding coalition, Texas Public Policy Foundation rolled out the first broadcast advertisement Monday in Austin.

Texans, let your state legislators know you want a fiscally responsible budget. Speak up. The time to be heard is now.

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