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FACTSHEET: Americans for Tax Reform, ATR

DETAILS

1920 L Street NW Suite 200 Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: 202-785-0266
Fax: 202-785-0261

Americans for Tax Reform opposes all income tax increases on principle, and urges lawmakers to sign a pledge that they will not raise taxes.

ATR claims that since 1986 hundreds of U.S. House members, dozen of U.S. Senators, President G.W. Bush and more than 1200 state legislators have signed its pledge not to increase taxes. ATR supports a flat tax. ATR is a member of the Cooler Heads Coalition. ( 9/03) ATR runs an affiliated 501c3 organization, Americans for Tax Reform Foundation.

QUOTES

19 March, 2001
"There isn't an us and them with this administration. They is us. We is them."- Grover Norquist
Source: The New York Times

KEY DEEDS

7 June, 2002
President Grover Norquist signed a letter to President Bush, asking him to withdraw the "Climate Action Report 2002" and demand that it be rewritten based on "sound science". The letter also recommends that Bush "dismiss or re-assign all administration employees who are not pursuing your agenda, just as you have done in several similar instances."
Source: Joint Letter To President Bush On The EPA's Climate Action Report 6/7/02

KEY PEOPLE

Grover Norquist
President
Source: Americans for Tax Reform website, 3/04

SOURCES

Americans for Tax Reform website, 3/04
http://www.atr.org

The New York Times
Robin Toner,"Conservatives Savor Their Role as Insiders at the White House," The New York Times. March 19, 2001.
http://www.atr.org/atrnews/031901nyt.html

Joint Letter To President Bush On The EPA's Climate Action Report 6/7/02
http://www.cei.org/gencon/027,03051.cfm