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    Capitol Hill News Conference to Unveil Broad-Based Coalition on Tax Reform

    12/04/2000

    News Advisory:
    As federal budget surpluses accumulate in Washington amidst record-high tax burdens and mounting public frustration with the current Tax Code, this week more than 15 leading tax reform organizations, citizen groups, trade associations, and a bipartisan coalition of Members of Congress will assemble to announce a new alliance to place tax reform at the top of the American agenda in the 21st Century, and to set forth guiding principles for tax reform.
    Who: Coalition for Fundamental Tax Reform news conference that will include the following participants: Jack Kemp, Empower America; Jim Miller, Citizens for a Sound Economy; Ed Feulner, Heritage Foundation; Jim Martin, 60 Plus Association; Todd McCracken, National Small Business United; Kathy Hamor, Savings Coalition of America; Tom Schatz, Citizens Against Government Waste; David Keating, National Taxpayers Union; Steve Hayes, Citizens for an Alternative Tax System; Rob Hartwell, Americans for Fair Taxation; Neal White, National Retail Sales Tax Alliance; Steve Moore, Club for Growth; Phil Thoden, Associated General Contractors of America; a representative from Independent Women's Forum; and several other organizations. Members of Congress who support tax reform will also participate.
    What:
    Individually, coalition member groups support the flat tax, the national sales tax, or a consumed income tax. The launch of this historic coalition will focus energies on common opposition to the income tax system, set forth basic principles for tax reform, and urge the U.S. Congress and the incoming Administration to adhere to those principles.
    Where:
    U.S. Capitol, Room H-137 (House Side).
    When:
    Thursday, Dec. 7, 10:15 a.m.
    (speakers will arrive at 10 a.m.).
    Materials Available: Statements from individual speakers, as well as Coalition for Fundamental Tax Reform's Pledge of Principles, will be provided at the event.
    For Questions Or Additional Details: Please contact Eric Schlecht, Jerry Terry, or Pete Sepp of National Taxpayers Union at 703-683-5700, or Rob Hartwell of the Coalition at 202-822-4501.

    on 12/4/00.