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Telegram on State and Local Efforts To Fight Inflation.

October 14, 1974

THE NONPARTISAN voluntary Citizens' Action Committee to Fight Inflation has recommended a 10-point program which I plan to pass on to the Nation in a speech in Kansas City Tuesday evening. Two of their recommendations also can be implemented by State and local authorities: (1) conserve energy by enforcing the 55-mile per hour speed limit, and (2) eliminate outmoded regulations that keep costs of goods and services high and enforce regulations that advance efficiency, health, and safety.

The Committee also asked me to call upon all Governors, mayors, and other local officials to set up similar voluntary citizens' action committees to fight inflation in the States and communities. I urge you to assist by prompt action on the Committee's recommendations. Thanks for your cooperation.

Warm regards,


Note: This is the text of identical telegrams sent to 54 Governors, 150 mayors, and 30 county executives.

Gerald R. Ford, Telegram on State and Local Efforts To Fight Inflation. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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