Americans For Prosperity Calls on Rep. Smith to Seize Opportunity for Tax Reform

Free Market Group Launches Major Grassroots Ad Effort

Jefferson City, MO – Americans for Prosperity today launched its first ads as part of a major grassroots campaign urging dozens of Members of Congress to “un-rig” the economy by seizing the opportunity to enact pro-growth tax reform. The heavy six-figure investment on digital platforms is the beginning of a summer long, comprehensive effort by AFP to push for broad, pro-growth tax reform that is based on AFP’s 5 Principles: Simplicity, Efficiency, Equitability, Predictability, and No New Burdens on Taxpayers. The group will spend several hundred thousand dollars on digital advertising, and follow it with more investments, direct mail, door-to-door visits, and other grassroots action around the country.

Included in the first round of ads is one encouraging activists in Missouri to contact Rep. Jason Smith and tell him to “support AFP’s plan to un-rig the economy.”

Rep. Smith is an important member of the House Ways and Means Committee, which will write the tax reform bill the House will consider later this year. State Director Jeremy Cady issued the following statement:

“Missourians believe the tax system is rigged and want a new one that is not only honest and fair, but will spur economic growth. We hope Rep. Smith will take a leadership role in passing pro-growth tax reform based on AFP’s 5 Principles of simplicity, efficiency, equitability, predictability, and no new burden on taxpayers. That also includes opposing a border adjustment tax – a trillion-dollar tax on consumers masquerading as a tax on imports.”

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