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Westchester County Association Issues Call to Action
The Westchester County Association (WCA) chose Tax Day, April 15, to launch its so called Call to Action Campaign. The initiative seeks to mobilize businesses and individuals from across Westchester to call on State legislators to control spending, lower taxes, consolidate services and "Bring common sense to State government."
WCA President Bill Mooney says tax and spend policies of State government, coupled with "Out of control taxes" is serving to drive many businesses out of Westchester and New York State. He says unless tax relief is forthcoming, residents and businesses will continue to move out of New York, adding "It's a recipe for disaster that has to be stopped."
The WCA unveiled a new website www.CalltoActionCampaign.org, which it says is the main tool to educate and recruit people to join and add their voices in calling for reforms in Albany.
The organization is also planning a major rally on May 20 at the Rye Town Hilton to hold a rally to highlight its concerns.
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