ATR: “The Taxpayer Protection Pledge”

Americans for Tax Reform
Abbreviation ATR
Formation 1985
Type Advocacy group
Headquarters 722 12th Street NW
Location Washington, D.C.
Region served United States
President Grover Norquist

The Taxpayer Protection Pledge:  Since 1986, ATR has sponsored the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge”, a written promise by legislators and candidates for office that commits them to oppose tax increases. There are separate versions at the national and state level.[3][4]

In the version for the U.S. House of Representatives, the signer pledges to:[5]

ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and

TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.

In the version for state legislators, the signer pledges that:[6]

I will oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.

***ATR asks every candidate for elected office on the state and federal level to make a written commitment to their constituents to “oppose and vote against tax increases.”

Click here to learn which of your representatives have made this promise. Click here to learn more about the pledge.

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