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Press Release

    Grassroots to Graham: No Cap and Trade!

    04/21/2010

    As you probably know by now, Senator Graham (R-SC) has teamed up with Senators Kerry (D-MA) and Liebermann (I-CT) to unveil their own version of cap-and-trade in sheep's clothing next week. This new energy tax bill was crafted over months behind closed doors, and only special interest lobbyists could pry out any details.

    What we do know is this: making energy more expensive hurts the economy, sends jobs overseas, and all for negligible environmental benefit. We also know it is clear that poor and middle class taxpayers aren’t among the big corporations that are getting any special favors or subsidies and will be hit hardest by plans like a “Fuels’ Fee” that tacks on 27 cents per gallon of gasoline!

    We need you to invite a friend and join us to protest this massive tax hike outside Senator Graham’s district offices all across South Carolina this Saturday, April 24 from 1pm- 2pm. These coordinated protests should send a resounding “NO!” to Graham and make him think twice before he gets behind this bill next week.

    Here’s where to be and the leaders who are coordinating each event:

    Upstate Regional Office:
    130 South Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 250-1417

    Linda Weeks, 864-288-9744

    Midlands Regional Office: 508 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201
    (803) 933-0112

    Alan Olsen, 803-466-7217

    Pee Dee Regional Office:
    McMillan Federal Building, 401 West Evans Street, Florence, SC 29501 (843) 669-1505

    Karl Peters, 843-610-2608

    Lowcountry Regional Office: 530 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 (843) 849-3887

    Vickie Styles, 843-873-8018

    Piedmont Regional Office: 140 East Main Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730
    (803) 366-2828

    Joe Thompson, 803-526-9567

    Golden Corner Regional Office: 124 Exchange Street, Pendleton, SC 29678
    (864) 646-4090

    Kathy Murphy, 864-419-5218

    I hope to see you on Saturday as we stand up together all across the state for our jobs and families. Thank you for helping us keep up the fight and for spreading the word. If you can’t be there Saturday, please be sure to call your district office and tell Senator Graham you oppose cap and trade.

    Sincerely,

    Allen Page

    Southeast Regional Director