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Tell the PA House to Pass an Amendment-Free Cigarette Tax

This week, the PA House of Representatives will once again take up the issue of the $2-per-pack cigarette tax in Philadelphia. If passed, this tax would raise tens of millions of dollars annually for Philadelphia's public schools.

Unfortunately, the version passed by the PA Senate calls for the tax to "sunset" after five years.

Write to your State Representatives TODAY and tell them that our schools are in dire need of these funds. Tell them to pass cigarette tax legislation that is permanent and free of additional amendments, technicalities and conditions! If our schoolchildren are to receive the programs and services they deserve, we need Harrisburg to pass a clean cigarette tax bill!

Click here to write to your PA House Representatives Today!

Click the links below to write to elected officials about the legislation that impacts our schools, our children and our members!
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SB1085: A Bad Deal for Public Education!

SB 1085, offered under the guise of reform, is nothing more than a thinly veiled effort to strip Public School Districts of local control over their Tax Dollars and education priorities; expand the unbridled growth of Charter and Cyber Charter Schools without local oversight; and transfer public funds away from already strapped Public School Districts like Philadelphia. Click here for more information

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