Play Fair Tech

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Dear Blacksburg Community Member: As you may already know, a group of concerned citizens and business owners established the Play Fair Tech campaign in March to convince Virginia Tech to collect local taxes on campus. For decades, the university has declined to collect the Town of Blacksburg’s 6 percent meal tax and 7 percent lodging tax on campus, putting our local government and local restaurants and hotels at a disadvantage. We believe that collecting the local taxes on non-meal plan purchases would help Blacksburg maintain its high quality of life and provide critical services to keep our community safe, clean, and beautiful, and we are asking for your help to make this happen. If you own a local restaurant or hotel, a grassroots organizer from our campaign has either stopped by our place of business to deliver petitions or will do so shortly. We are asking that you show your support by signing the petition and provide an opportunity for your patrons to do so as well. After we reach a critical mass of signatures and support for our cause, we will take our petitions and an open letter to Virginia Tech administrators to urge them to work with the town to settle this matter. If you have any questions about the campaign or would like to volunteer to help, visit or send a message to our steering committee at We look forward to working together to even the playing field in Blacksburg. Sincerely, The Play Fair Tech Committee Please check back for updates, supporting documentation and other information. Share

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