Tax increase protest phone bank – Dover (4/5/16)

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I joined fellow activists for a phone bank to resist a tax increase in Dover.

The city of Dover’s school board proposed a budget for the city that would exceed the tax cap by over $3 million. This would have the effect of raising property taxes for the city. Americans for Prosperity hosted a phone bank to call Dover’s residents, let them know about the tax increase, and encourage them to attend the city council meeting in protest. Several Rights Brigade activists participated.

I was joined by Nelson Lourenço, Nicholas Boyle, and Vince Perfetto. Together, we comprised 4 of the 9 volunteers present, who were joined by two AFP staff members. Together, we called thousands of Dover residents to motivate them to stand against the tax cap. Less than half were aware of such an increase, and the vast majority were upset at the news. Several thanked us for keeping an eye out for them on issues that affect their town.