We will have events in Lebanon, Memphis, and Knoxville, and we encourage those in other locations to organize their own! The more locations the merrier and the louder the voice of the people gets!
Call to Action From the Libertarian Party of Tennessee to all opposed to the gas tax increase!
If they refuse to do what they campaign on, and they ignore us when we show up for committee hearings or when we call, maybe they'll listen when we speak with our wallets!
The Tennessee Libertarian Party and many other liberty minded groups have worked diligently to bring awareness to members of the Tennessee Legislature about the negative consequences of an increase in the gasoline and diesel fuel tax. Special attention was given to those members who had professed a commitment to smaller government and lower taxes.
Unfortunately, the gas tax increase has now passed both houses of the legislature and will become law. Many legislators who were allegedly fiscally responsible voted in favor of the measure despite the state experiencing a $2 Billion surplus in 2016, money they have already taken from us that is unallocated.
In addition to the additional cost per mile driven for each Tennesseean, increases in fuel costs are always added on to the final price of any and all goods that are shipped. At a time when many Tennesseeans are still underemployed or living on a fixed income, the added costs will be felt by everyone, but especially by those least able to afford the extra costs.
Therefore, the Libertarian Party of Tennessee joins with other concerned groups to call on all Tennesseeans that expect fiscal responsibility from their government to send a message to the state legislature by boycotting the sale of all gasoline and diesel products in the state of Tennessee on July 1 & 2, the date that the irresponsible increase in fuel tax will go into effect. We will have kick off rallies at Pilot locations between 10am-12pm in Knoxville @ Lovell Rd, Lebanon @ Murfreesboro Rd, and Memphis @ HWY 78 and Shelbyville Rd. Please bring a sign and unite with us.