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60 Plus Association to host Florida ‘Taxpayer Revolt Tour’

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The 60 Plus Association, the largest conservative senior advocacy group, is launching the “Taxpayer Revolt Tour,” a series of rallies with local speakers from communities across Florida.

To make senior voices heard in both Washington, D.C., and Tallahassee, the tour begins Sunday, April 2, in Sarasota, finishing Wednesday, April 5, in Tallahassee. Other cities include Orlando, The Villages and Tampa, with added Central Florida stops to be announced.

As a major alternative to AARP for senior advocacy, 60 Plus Association has chapters in both Florida and Alabama. Apryl Marie Fogel, vice president of the group, is organizing the tour.

Fogel invites all interested people to take part in the discussion and find out how they can help.

The goal is to raise awareness of three highest federal priorities of 60 Plus: Kill the Death Tax, full repeal of “Obamacare”, and rolling back costly Barack Obama-era regulations.

Speakers on the tour will voice opposition to two key legislative issues facing Florida: Ending “corporate welfare” (or, at least, bring accountability and transparency to the Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida incentive programs to ensure protection for taxpayer dollars) as well as “stopping the Joe Negron land grab,” referring to the Senate president’s plan for the state to buy more than 150,000 acres of Everglades farmland to create a reservoir for Lake Okeechobee runoff.

60 Plus Founder and Chair and Jim Martin, himself a Florida native, said: “The goal of the Taxpayer Revolt Tour is simple: Remind voters that we have a responsibility to make our voices heard, not just on Election Day but every day and to tell lawmakers that we are watching and will hold them accountable for their actions.”

Local group leaders in cities of the tour can request an opportunity to speak by emailing Apryl Marie Fogel at amfogel@60plus.org.

RSVP’s aren’t required to attend but are encouraged, as food will be provided at each stop. To RSVP, visit www.60plus.org/taxpayers.

Dates and locations for the “Taxpayer Revolt Tour” include:

Sunday, April 2: Noon, Sarasota/Venice

Location: Centennial Park, 200 W Venice Ave., Venice.

Guest Speakers:

– Rep. Joe Gruters

Tom Gaitens

RSVP for Sarasota/Venice Event

5 p.m., Tampa

Location: Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave.

Guest Speakers:

Karen Jaroch, Florida Regional Director, Heritage Action

Tim Curtis, Tampa 9-12

RSVP for Tampa Event

Monday, April 3: Noon, Orlando

Location: Lake Baldwin Park, 2000 S Lakemont Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

Guest Speakers:

Jason Hoyt, Tea Party Activist

RSVP for Orlando event

Tuesday, April 4: 9:30 a.m., The Villages

Location: Barnes & Noble at Lake Sumter Landing, 1055 Old Camp Road, The Villages, FL 32162

RSVP for The Villages Event

Wednesday, April 5: 11 a.m., State Capitol, Tallahassee

Location: State Capitol (Near the “Stormstrong” dolphin statue), 400 S Monroe St.

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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