By signing the Pledge, Moreno makes a bold written commitment to Ohio taxpayers to oppose and vote against any tax increases. Candidates often make campaign promises not to raise taxes, only to abandon taxpayers once elected. The Taxpayer Protection Pledge requires candidates to put their commitment in writing – making it harder to reverse course. By signing the Pledge, Moreno has signified his commitment to fiscal responsibility and pro-growth tax policies that taxpayers can rely on.
“I strongly applaud Bernie Moreno for taking a principled stand and signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. By making this commitment, he has exhibited a true dedication to the values of fiscal responsibility and pro-growth tax policy. This Pledge is a powerful symbol of his unwavering support for hardworking taxpayers and their right to keep more of their hard-earned money,” said ATR President Grover Norquist.
He continued, “With Moreno’s Pledge, we can trust that he will champion pro-growth policies, protect our economic freedom, and resist any attempts to burden Ohioans with unnecessary tax hikes.”
The Taxpayer Protection Pledge was created in 1985 by Americans for Tax Reform to solidify candidates’ commitments to taxpayers. President Reagan urged all candidates to sign the Pledge. He campaigned for and praised candidates who signed the Pledge. Today, over 1,400 elected officials and candidates across the federal and state levels are Taxpayer Protection Pledge signers.
There are currently 189 Pledge signers in the U.S. House — including Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Majority Leader Steve Scalise — and 42 Pledge signers in the U.S. Senate, including Leader Mitch McConnell and Ohio Senator J.D. Vance. 85% of Congressional Republicans have signed The Pledge and put their commitment to oppose tax increases into writing, contrasting the ZERO congressional Democrats who have made this commitment.
Bernie Moreno joins a growing list of candidates nationwide making the “No New Taxes” promise to their constituents. State Sen. Matt Dolan signed the Pledge for the Ohio U.S. Senate Race earlier this year.
New candidates sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge regularly. Please visit the ATR Pledge Database for the most up-to-date information on the Pledge.