ALEC Joins Coalition to Save Our Country
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 27, 2020
Conservative Groups Launch Save Our Country Task Force
WASHINGTON, D.C. — FreedomWorks Foundation, American Legislative Exchange Council, Tea Party Patriots and Committee to Unleash Prosperity in partnership with a coalition of conservative organizations and prominent individuals, today launched the Save Our Country Task Force.
Led by honorary national chairman Dr. Art Laffer, the Save Our Country Task Force aims to educate and inform elected officials and policymakers at all levels of government in an effort to bring about a quick, safe and responsible reopening of US society. This task force will exist until it is clear that the US economy has once again stabilized.
Stephen Moore, Co-Founder of The Committee To Unleash Prosperity, commented:
“Nearly 30 million Americans are now out of work as a result of the ongoing economic shutdown sweeping the country. This number will rise considerably in the coming days and risks causing greater damage than the coronavirus pandemic itself. We have formed the Save Our Country Task Force because it is our responsibility to get Americans back to work and put our economy back on track.”
Adam Brandon, President of FreedomWorks Foundation, commented:
“This task force is a call to action to Americans to get in touch with their elected officials at all levels of government. If we fail to demand action now from our politicians, we risk putting the livelihoods of millions more hardworking Americans in jeopardy.”
Lisa Nelson, CEO of American Legislative Exchange Council commented:
“For the first time in American history, a national crisis is being addressed through decentralization—with a focus on federalism. One size does not fit all, and America’s state legislators are looking to each other and celebrating ALEC’s role in policy formulation and legislator education as part of the Save Our Country Task Force. As they should, every state will have a different solution and approach to reopening, and ALEC will support legislators in these efforts.”
Jenny Beth Martin, President of Tea Party Patriots Foundation, commented:
“The long-term consequences of a prolonged societal shutdown outweigh the damage done by the coronavirus itself. Five hundred Americans are losing their livelihoods every minute in America. The cost in human suffering includes more crime, more drug abuse, more physical abuse, and even more suicides. We must immediately reopen the economy, while implementing the best workplace practices to protect the health of our citizens.”
The Save Our Country Task Force has outlined five key principles to abide by in order to reopen US society and preserve the American way of life:
I. Immediately reopen the economy, while implementing the best workplace practices to protect the health of our citizens.
II. Restore the essential principles of limited government and fiscal responsibility by stopping the trillions of dollars of federal spending that is imperiling America’s economic future and dangerously escalating our national debt.
III. Incentivize the rapid rebuilding of our economy through proven formulas: tax cuts, deregulation, and lawsuit reform.
IV. Preserve federalism within the rule of law and respect the rights of the states in dealing with crises such as the coronavirus pandemic.
V. Protect the individual liberties of our citizens from unconstitutional power grabs by the federal, state and local governments.
A list of members of the Save Our Country Task Force can be found here.
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