August 31, 2012

Fwd: A video milestone and what's next | FairTax Friday



"The present tax codes… inhibit the mobility and formation of capital, add complexities and inequities which undermine the morale of the taxpayer." - John F. Kennedy

A Video Milestone And What's Next

The Income Tax is Broken - Video

Dear FairTax Supporters,

WE DID IT! Thanks to all of your tremendous efforts, we met our initial goal of reaching 50,000 viewers with FairTax: Fire Up Our Economic Engine! As of today, the video is surpassing 51,000 viewers on YouTube. Great work, team!

This is fantastic news, and a milestone for which we should all be proud. This just goes to show that, working as a team, we can accomplish GREAT things. Now on to 100,000 viewings. Do you believe we can accomplish that new goal over the next 10 days? I am confident we can.

Since launching the video, we've signed-up 1,200+ new FairTax supporters. To those new members we say welcome to the FairTax team!

Did you know we have a strategic imperative of 3,000 new supporters in all 435 congressional districts? We know that in Congressional districts with a strong challenger that lost, in most cases they lost by less than 3,000 votes. Imagine what could happen in all 435 districts if we had a strong FairTax sponsor or candidate and 3,000 new FairTax activists. That's a game changer, ladies and gentlemen.

We need you to continue engaging your friends, family and colleagues to view, "like" and "share" our video. We also need more and more Americans to donate critically needed funds to the FairTax campaign. The This election cycle, super pacs and the economy have had a significant impact on most non-profits' ability to attract major donor fundingraising. We are no different. Meanwhile, the anti-FairTax opposition campaign intensifies. We need more Americans to hear the FairTax message, donate and take action.

On August 22, posted an article critical of the FairTax. As usual you jumped in to rebut the author and educate the naysayers.  Interestingly our number of new supporters jumped significantly that day – most likely stimulated by the article and your impressive response. This is the kind of on-line discussion action we need over and over again! If you haven't seen the article, please click here to read it and take part in the conversation.

Bob Martin of Wisconsin placed a great op ed piece in his Madison area newspaper. Bob's piece stimulated a great discussion and provided yet another opportunity to educate the public about the merits of FairTax. Thank you, Bob, for your wonderful, proactive efforts in spreading the FairTax message!

Each of you has the opportunity to have strong FairTax voice. Please visit our Get Involved page for tools and resources to make your voice be heard.

We hope you will continue to help us find new and innovative ways to share the FairTax message. Let us know how your spreading the good news and video and don't forget to send us pictures.

If you've already shared the video, share it again, this time with a quick comment about how it has been seen by over 50,000 viewers on YouTube. Search on-line for FairTax: Fire Up Our Economic Engine and add your positive comments to stories, blogs and articles on the video and the FairTax. Make sure you share why you support the FairTax and direct readers to for the additional information.

As we all know, this is a turbo charged election season. We must work extra hard to be heard through all the political noise. It can be done, it must be done! And with your continued hard work and dedication, it will be done. 


Cynthia T. Canevaro

Campaign Manager

Americans For Fair Taxation

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Please share this picture with your friends to tell them we CAN unite and change Washington with the FairTax!

The FairTax in the News

Congress must pass Fair Tax Act to create more

Congress could do one simple thing to end the current recession. It could pass the Fair Tax Act.

About 1.7 million Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 are unemployed. If they were all included in the unemployment numbers, the unemployment rate for that age group would be 16.8 percent. It's the highest for them since World War II. A majority of recent high school and college graduates, 56 and 58 percent respectively, feel that they will not be better off than their parents. A Pew Research Center survey found that a quarter of 18 to 34 year olds have moved back in with their parents to save money. I could give you more but you get the point…

Americans for Fair Taxation has produced a video telling the story and giving the solution. You can view it online at

Pass it on to everyone you know and just maybe we can get Congress to listen.

Taxation is not a Democrat or Republican issue — it's an AMERICAN issue. Young and old must unite to send the message to Washington.

- Bob Martin

The September FairTax Webinar 

With Special Topic: The Math around How the Average American's Income Will Increase by 29%

When: Thursday, September 27, 2012

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, webinar producer and host from Orlando, Florida. In their fourth year, 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 and watch for the confirmation email. For more information contact Larry Walters at

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