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Background on David Kass, Executive Director, Americans for Tax Fairness

David has built coalitions and led legislative campaigns for more than 25 years at the national and state levels to bring about major social policy and tax changes. He previously served as President of the Council for a Strong America, a national nonprofit of “unexpected messengers” uniting retired admirals and generals, business executives, law enforcement leaders, pastors, and prominent coaches and athletes who promote evidence-based solutions to ensure our next generation of Americans thrives. He also served as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations at the U.S. Department of Housing. Additionally, he worked for then-Senator John Kerry where he wrote the Kerry-Kennedy “Children’s Health Initiative” which passed as the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and now provides health insurance to seven million children annually. Most recently, he was the Vice President for Government Affairs and Legal Resources at the Council on Foundations where he led the Council’s legislative strategy to help the organization’s 800 foundations advance the greater good, including how to address wealth inequality. He has a master’s in public affairs from Princeton’s School of Public Affairs, a masters in political science from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and an undergraduate degree from Amherst College. He also was an adjunct faculty at American University where he taught “Children, Poverty and Public Policy.” David likes to do triathlons, consistently finishing in the bottom 50 percent.

See previous media coverage:

VIDEO: Here is where billionaires are making their political donations
Yahoo! Finance
Jul. 7, 2020

Debate should explore transformed tax and spending landscape
By Frank Clemente
Des Moines Register
Jan. 9, 2020

Opinion: The Trump tax cut has amounted to nothing but broken promises for the middle class
By Frank Clemente and Will Rice
Los Angeles Times
Jan. 1, 2020

High prescription costs are just one way the Big Pharma drug companies rip us off
By Frank Clemente and Margarida Jorge
USA Today
Dec. 16, 2019

What Democrats must tell Trump: Get infrastructure money from corporations and the rich
By Frank Clemente
USA Today
May 21, 2019

Donald Trump’s tax returns would answer 4 serious questions about his fitness and our laws
By Frank Clemente and William Rice
USA Today
Feb. 7, 2019

Wealthy celebrate tax law anniversary while workers pick up the tab
By Frank Clemente
San Francisco Examiner
Jan. 2, 2019

GOP tax law isn’t just about taxes — it’s undermining American health care
By Frank Clemente and Margarida Jorge
The Hill
Aug. 9, 2018

Should the Rich and Big Business Pay for Infrastructure Fix?
Fox Business – Video
May 21, 2019

Americans for Tax Fairness Opposed to GOP Tax Cuts
Fox News – Video
June 21, 2018

Corporate Welfare Won’t Create Jobs
By Frank Clemente
New York Times
Dec. 12, 2016