Americans For Fair Taxation


"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." - Margaret Thatcher

A Great Year With An Exciting Finish!

On Wednesday, POPVOX released their year-end report profiling the top 50 Bills in Congress in which members of Congress heard most from Constituents in 2011.

According to POPVOX, “The "Fair Tax Act" took two spots in the top ten list, with the House version, H.R. 25, ranked second in popularity and the Senate version, S. 13, ranking ninth - both with 80% support!

What a terrific way to end 2011! At Americans for Fair Taxation, 2011 has been a year of great change. We have confronted and resolved a number of operational, administrative and funding issues; all with a goal of positioning the FairTax for renewed confidence and energy in 2012. As 2012 rapidly approaches, our imperatives continue to be on two fronts.

First, the grassroots is the foundation for the entire FairTax campaign.

We must identify, recruit, train and actively support a grassroots army of 3,000 activists in each of 435 congressional districts. Imagine what could happen with 1,305,000 activists! Exciting isn’t it? To that end, the leadership of our grassroots team is strong and growing and collaboration between and among the states is increasing and becoming a tremendous pressure lever.

Second, we must replenish our campaign coffers sufficient enough to bring a floor vote for HR 25 in 2012. This can only be accomplished through both sustaining and major donor investments. That campaign is currently underway including actively exploring new and innovative fundraising methods. We expect to have more to report on this matter by the end of January.

Finally, the campaign staff, under the leadership of Cindy Canevaro, has identified experts for many of the priority positions within the national organization. These positions will be filled as funding and timely execution require.

The political and economic environment has never been more in need of what the FairTax has to offer. It is our obligation, on behalf of future generations, to provide the needed resources to make the FairTax the law of the land.

Thank you for your hard work, your dedication and your commitment to “stay the course.” 

Happy New Year!


Leo Linbeck, Jr.

Co-Founder and CEO

The Grassroots Spotlight

Aquapalooza on Disappearing Island

Volunteer District Director, Rudy Treml, sends us this picture of their event:

"The FairTax team from East Volusia County Florida set up a FairTax tent on a island event that occurs once per year in Ponce Inlet in Florida. The event is called Aquapalooza on Disappearing Island and is geared for the boaters and businesses that provide products for boaters.

At low tide, all event participates quickly boat out to the Island and setup tents for about a 8 hour time period. The event shuts down quickly when 3-4 foot of water or more moves in at high tide covering the Island."

Share this picture with your Facebook friends here!

The FairTax in the News 

What Congress Heard from Constituents in 2011: Top 50 Bills in Congress That Garnered the Most Messages to CongressSan Francisco Chronicle

POPVOX, the award-winning online advocacy platform that delivers individuals' messages to Congress, today released a list of the top 50 bills of 2011 -- those that provoked the most messages from constituents to Congress through the site…

The "Fair Tax Act" took two spots in the top ten list, with the House version, H.R. 25, ranked second in popularity and the Senate version, S. 13, ranking ninth (both with 80% support.)…

Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson on the economy and taxes

Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson has put forth a three point plan to get the economy back and taxes simplified…

Second he would cut taxes and work to get the Fair Tax implemented.

- Eliminate punitive taxation of savings and investment.

- Simplify the tax code; stop using it to reward special interests and control behavior.

- Eliminate the corporate income tax so that America will once again be a great place to start a business.

The January FairTax Webinar

With Special Topic: How the FairTax Neutralizes Tax Lobbyists

When: Thursday, January 26, 2011

Time: 8 pm Eastern, 7 pm Central, 6 pm Mountain,  5 pm Pacific

Where: At your personal computer anywhere!

Why: To provide an interactive forum for people who cannot get to local meetings to learn about the FairTax and to present special topics that are frequently misunderstood or not generally discussed.

Who: Join Marc Manieri, Americans for Fair Taxation Community Coordinator in the Greater Orlando, Florida area. In their third year now, Marc’s webinars draw national participation from seasoned FairTax supporters as well as those just getting introduced to the FairTax.

Join: To participate, register here. For more information contact Larry Walters at

Featured Video:

FairTax senior strategist Denis Calabrese

How does the FairTax rate compare to today's?

Ways to Engage:

- Contact Congress

- Engage and get updates on Facebook

- Follow us on Twitter

- Find a local leader

- Distribute handouts

- Get FairTax gear

- Send an e-card

- Join FairTax 2012

- Contact the media

- Calculate your rate

- Get FairTax graphics

- Watch the webinar

- Understand basics

- Join FairTaxNation

- Fund the grassroots

Featured Paper:

Good for taxpayers, businesses, economy

The FairTax: Good for taxpayers, good for businesses, good for the economy
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