May 13, 2013

#BeatGrover- Tax Coalition Launches Campaign on Norquist

Following the social media launch of, designed to inspire everyday Americans to make tax reform recommendations to Congress, Americans for Tax Fairness launches a challenge to Grover Norquist: We’ll garner more comments than you as we press for the rich and big corporations to pay their fair share of taxes.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Americans for Tax Fairness, a national coalition representing more than 280 groups pressing for a tax system that requires the wealthy and big corporations to pay their fair share of taxes, today launched #BeatGrover on Twitter and Facebook challenging Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform to see which organization could generate more comments in favor of reforming our broken tax system on a new congressional tax reform website.

The challenge follows the kickoff this week of by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) encouraging Americans to provide tax reform ideas to the committee chairs, including the option to Tweet ideas.

“I’m issuing a challenge today to Grover Norquist that we’ll generate more comments from everyday Americans pressing for a more fair tax system – not one favoring the richest 2 percent and big corporations through special-interest tax loopholes,” said Frank Clemente, campaign manager, Americans for Tax Fairness.“We know the American people and leading economists are with us and we’re putting as much pressure on members of Congress as we can to make sure that they end special-interest tax dodging. We need a fair and balanced solution that requires the wealthy and corporations to pay their fair share of taxes, not one that reduces tax rates.”
Grover Norquist is founder of the conservative Americans for Tax Reform whose “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” signed by most Republican members of Congress commits them to opposing the closing of tax loopholes unless the savings go to reducing tax rates – a sweetheart gift to tax dodging corporations and wealthy Americans.

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On Twitter: @4TaxFairness
Twitter Hashtag: #BeatGrover