RICHMOND, VA – Grassroots activists leaders from Americans for Prosperity chapters across the country took to the nation’s capital this week to share their pro-growth vision of tax reform with the Trump White House, members of Congress, and the national news media as the “Big 6” released details on their tax reform plan, the Unified Tax Reform Framework. AFP leaders met with more than 150 representatives and senators to talk about the need to get bold tax reform to the president’s desk in 2017. Americans for Prosperity-Virginia (AFP-VA) State Director JC Hernandez was among the delegation that attended a private briefing at the White House with policy and treasury department officials for a discussion on tax reform.
“This framework is a giant step toward unrigging the economy and letting Virginians keep more of their hard-earned money,” said Hernandez. “We’re committed to making tax reform a reality in 2017, and we will continue to encourage our federal delegation to help make the tax code fairer and simpler for all.”
Americans for Prosperity has made tax reform its top priority this year, with state chapters across the country engaging their grassroots and encouraging the public to contact lawmakers. AFP-VA hosted tax reform town halls in Arlington and Virginia Beach last month to talk to Virginia residents about the importance of comprehensive tax reform.
The group has held over 70 grassroots events across its 36 state chapters this summer, with more planned in the coming weeks.
The event series kicked off at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., where AFP leadership engaged White House Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short, and Freedom Caucus Chair Rep. Mark Meadows.
Americans for Prosperity also made a significant investment in digital ads since May, encouraging lawmakers, including leaders on the House Ways & Means Committee, to rally around a positive vision for tax reform to make the code simpler, fairer, flatter, and more predictable – without placing new burdens on American households.
In August, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross addressed the group’s largest annual grassroots gathering, the Defending the American Dream Summit, where he saluted activists for their positive impact on this issue and once again called for a major tax overhaul.
For further information or an interview, reach Lorenz Isidro at LIsidro@afphq.org or (703) 887-7724.
Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 3.2 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 36 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org