…the reality is that both have a long history of voting to approve tax and fee increases and both have been supportive of growing government and increased spending.
Right now, Schneckenburger and Patchell are deliberating over County Executive McCarthy’s proposed budget which includes huge spending increases as well as a 32% wastewater fee increase.
Now is the time to turn up the heat by mobilizing citizens to contact these politicians and demand that they start upholding their promises.
The public hearing on the FY 2019 budget will happen on May 22nd and the final vote on the budget and tax rate will happen in June.
To reach taxpayers across Cecil County, our team put together a mailer to hold Dan Schneckenburger and George Patchell accountable this budget season.
Thanks to the fine folks who have donated to Maryland Campaign for Liberty already, we already have this direct mail campaign underway.
Our first order has already been placed and the first batch of these postcards are scheduled to begin arriving in resident’s mailboxes very soon.
And because we strive to spend donations wisely, we have ordered a second batch that will be hand delivered by our activists, allowing us to save postage costs.
This is a great start.
However, with adequate funding, we can do much better.
Please consider providing some financial support to this important direct mail campaign by donating $25, $50, or $100 to hold Schneckenburger and Patchell accountable to their promises during this budget season.
To make this campaign a success, we must act fast.
Budget deliberations will be wrapping up at the end of May and it takes about two weeks for postcards to be printed and delivered.
We have a modest goal of raising $1000 by May 1st in order to get the next batch of postcards in the mail before the final budget vote.
Here’s the good news – a dedicated MDC4L supporter has volunteered to contribute one dollar for every two dollars donated by supporters like you…
…up to a total of $500 out of his own pocket, in order to help increase our funding as quickly as possible.
Make no mistake, this direct mail campaign is a critical step in reinforcing to the politicians that their actions will be publicized for the scrutiny of Cecil County citizens.
Social media and email are good tools for reaching the general public.
However, snail mail has proven time and time again to be the most effective way to educate and mobilize the public on important issues.
Imagine the lasting effect this mail piece will have on present and future politicians who will be very aware that their actions will come with consequences.
You may be familiar with the old adage that says “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”
We at Maryland Campaign for Liberty strongly believe that if you are not politically feared, you will not be politically respected.
When citizens throughout Cecil County begin calling Schneckenburger and Patchell and demanding a fiscally conservative budget…
…you can be sure that these politicians will learn to have a healthy respect for their constituents.
I hope you see the value in this campaign and will provide some support.