Citizens Plan March on Annapolis for January 13

The Maryland Chapter of Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is co-sponsoring a “March on Annapolis” on January 13 from 7 to 9 pm in front of the State House in Annapolis. Marking the first day of the 2010 Legislative Session, the march is being organized by local citizens to bring the message “Enough is Enough: No More Deficits, No More Tax Hikes, Bring Back Our Jobs!” to Maryland’s local elected officials.

Queen Anne’s County AFP Chapter Chair Donna Gildea will be a speaker at the event, and she urges citizens to attend the march to let Maryland’s elected officials know that many in Maryland are not happy with their policies. She said, “Maryland has been ranked by the non-partisan Tax Foundation as 45 out of 50 states as one of the least desirable states for business.  Based upon the combination of corporate tax rates, unemployment tax rates, sales tax, property tax rates, individual income tax rates and cumbersome regulations which impede businesses every step of the way, business are moving out of Maryland.”

Other speakers at the rally include AFP President Tim Phillips and Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist.  Other sponsors of the march are Campaign for Liberty, Institute for Liberty, Maryland Taxpayers Association, Annapolis Tea Party, Cecil County Tea Party Patriots, and Hagerstown Tea Party.

Prior to the rally citizens are encouraged to schedule appointments with their Senators and Delegates between 1:30 and 3:00 pm. Citizens are also invited to the Joint Hearing Room  at 3:00 pm to view a short video on how the Maryland General Assembly operates followed by a tour of the State House. At 5:00 pm, a legislative preview and Q&A session with several Senators and Delegates is planned in the Senate Office Building.

Parking will be available at the Navy Marine Corps Stadium – Lot D, and a free shuttle bus will be available to and from the parking lot. Handwarmers and flashlights will be given to attendees.

For more information about the March on Annapolis, visit or contact Queen Anne’s County AFP Outreach Coordinator Ron Roland at  or 443-962-7840.