As Members of Congress conclude the August recess and return to Capitol Hill, they will be greeted by FreedomWorks activists campaigning for lower taxes, less government, and more freedom. Next week, FreedomWorks will begin a month-long September Fly In, which brings top grassroots activists from around the country to Washington, D.C., in order to lobby their Senators and Representatives to support critical issues related to the “Freedom Agenda.” Those issues include full and permanent repeal of the Death Tax, creating personal accounts for Social Security, reforming local cable franchise laws to give all Americans real cable choice, and rejecting the Specter-Leahy Asbestos Trust Fund and instead passing strict Medical Criteria to stop the flood of frivolous asbestos litigation.
The September Fly In will feature hundreds of FreedomWorks’ top volunteer leaders and activists from 15 states: Florida, North Carolina, Vermont, Missouri, Michigan, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Texas, Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, Missouri, Virginia, and Alabama. Grouped by region, FreedomWorks’ tactical lobbying teams will take to the halls of Congress to counter the activity of groups on the left such as the AARP, organized labor, and Americans United to Protect Social Security, all of whom have made public their plans to lobby members of Congress during the month of September. The Fly-Ins will also feature in-depth issue education, lobbying instruction, and insight into the inner workings of Capitol Hill from FreedomWorks staff and policy experts including Co-Chairman Dick Armey. FreedomWorks September Fly In schedule follows:
Southwest Regional - 9/7 – 9/8
Southeast Regional - 9/14 – 9/15
Northwest Regional - 9/21 – 9/22
Northeast Regional - 9/28 – 9/29
“The September Fly-In strategically coincides with anticipated legislative action on FreedomWorks’ top four issues,” said FreedomWorks President and CEO Matt Kibbe “In September, the House Ways and Means Committee may begin serious work on Social Security Reform legislation with voluntary personal accounts, while the Senate is expected to vote on full repeal of the Death Tax. In addition, the Senate may vote on Sens. Specter and Leahy’s Asbestos Trust Fund tax hike, and we’re also pushing for prompt Congressional action on badly needed telecommunications regulatory reform.”
FreedomWorks Co-Chairman Dick Armey commented: “I am looking forward to joining our activists in D.C. and together, lead the charge on these vital policy issues. Hundreds will storm Capitol Hill throughout September with the support of our over 700,000 members nationwide.”
If you are interested in scheduling an interview with any of FreedomWorks volunteer activists that will be taking part in the September Fly-In events, please contact Nick Bouknight at 202-452-6222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.