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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 14, 2001
5:46 PM
CONTACT:  TaxRebatePledge.org
Tony Adams 713-974-8009;
e-mail: tonyadams@taxrebatepledge.org
Citizens Pledge Tax Rebate on Web site to Fight Bush Agenda: $100,000 Pledged in Just 10 Days
 
WASHINGTON - June 14 - TaxRebatePledge.org, a grassroots movement to get people to pledge their tax rebate checks to organizations fighting President Bush's conservative agenda, has received overwhelming support in its first 10 days, with pledges now over $100,000.

TaxRebatePledge.org's concept is simple. Since its launch on June 5, it has been asking people to pledge that when they receive their tax rebate check they will donate that money to an existing organization that is fighting against George W. Bush and his conservative agenda. The site features a list of organizations, but makes no recommendations as to which organization the pledgers should donate to. When the distribution of the tax rebates begins in late July, TaxRebatePledge.org will send an e-mail to people who have pledged reminding them of their promise to fund the fight against Bush and his agenda.

Through e-mails and mentions on a few Web sites, word has spread around the Internet about the site. After only 10 days, over $100,000 in pledges have been made to organizations like the Sierra Club, the ACLU and Planned Parenthood.

The site is the sole creation of Tony Adams, a Web site developer in Houston, Texas. He stated, "Over the past few months, I could sense in the American public a groundswell of frustration with President Bush and his policies. A great number of people have been become very concerned by his policies on the environment, global family planning, the missile defense system, global warming, and a whole range of other issues. Recently, I made the personal pledge to donate any money I may receive this year from a tax cut to organizations that are trying to counteract President Bush's most conservative policies. When the tax rebate plan was announced, I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity for people around America to express their displeasure with the direction in which President Bush is leading this country and for them to help counteract his policies."

About TaxRebatePledge.org
TaxRebatePledge.org is the creation of Tony Adams of Houston, Texas. No other organization or individual assisted in its concept or production. The site is funded exclusively from his personal finances. TaxRebatePledge.org accepts no donations and has no financial interest in any of the organizations listed on the site.

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