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The New Grassroots Model
From September 6-8, twenty-two highly
engaged grassroots FairTax leaders from across the nation, including volunteer
regional and state directors and FAST board members assembled in Houston with
Americans For Fair Taxation® (AFFT) leadership to begin the process of defining
a new bottoms-up, grassroots driven governance model for the FairTax®
Friday evening began with a
dinner hosted by Leo Linbeck, III. Attendees enjoyed a relaxed meal and shared
with AFFT leadership their individual thoughts on the
strengths and weaknesses of the current and past governance structure.
On Saturday and Sunday,
grassroots leaders spent 16 hours discussing various governance models. Leaders
utilized small and full-group process work, offered up and debated amendments,
recorded votes and found consensus. Linbeck facilitated and served as scribe
for the team.
Leaders determined a 51 state
(including the District of Columbia) Council was the governance structure best
suited for a winning FairTax campaign. They will return to Houston January 10,
11 and 12 to continue their deliberations and further define additional
operating mechanisms. Between now and then, a steering committee of seven,
chaired by Steve Hayes, will negotiate a Memorandum of Understanding with AFFT.
It is an exciting time to be a
grassroots leader in the FairTax movement! We deeply appreciate the commitment
these leaders have made in defining this new governance model.
The FairTax Act In The Media
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…The Fair Tax Plan, an alternative approach, was advanced by
Steven Hayes, who is a national spokesperson for Americans for Fair Taxation
and a member of the board of directors for the Florida Fair Tax Education
“There are two types of people who don’t like income taxes.
Men and women,” Hayes said in his opening remarks which drew loud applause from
The Fair Tax Plan, he said, allows people to keep their
entire paycheck and only pay taxes on what they spend.
The Fair Tax is a national sales tax that would treat every
person equally and allow businesses to thrive, eliminating the current complex
tax code and the Internal Revenue Service, he added…
"Understanding The FairTax" Webinar
With September's Special
Topic: History Of The Income Tax
When: Thursday, September 26, 2013
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 guest presenter Paul Livingston, Jacksonville, FL District Director.
participate, register here and watch for the confirmation email.
For more information contact Larry Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org