WASHINGTON, June 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a wide-open race to the White House looming and the future of recent tax cuts on the line, hundreds of activists, politicians, and journalists will gather this week to discuss the future of tax policy -- one of many reasons why a conference featuring a "who's who" of taxpayer activists is hoping to make history. This event will provide nuts-and-bolts training as well as inspiration to citizens seeking to limit government at all levels. WHAT: National Taxpayers Conference 2007, organized by National Taxpayers Union Foundation (the research arm of the 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union) and Iowans for Tax Relief. WHERE: The Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St., NW, Washington, DC 20001. WHEN: Opening reception begins Thursday, June 14 at 6:00 p.m., with presidential candidate Ron Paul (TX) and Congressman Jeff Flake (AZ) scheduled to address the attendees. Sessions run on Friday, June 15, 8:15 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Saturday, June 16, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. WHO: Over 40 sponsoring/exhibiting/supporting organizations, more than 400 attendees representing over 30 states, England and Canada. Highlights include: - Leaders of successful tax revolts such as California's Proposition 13 and members of Tennessee Tax Revolt, who fought to limit property tax increases in Nashville, TN. - U.S. Representatives Ron Paul (TX), Jeb Hensarling (TX), Marsha Blackburn (TN), former Governor Jim Gilmore (VA), Senator Jim DeMint (SC), and presidential hopeful and former Senator Mike Gravel (AK). - Expert economics authors and journalists such as John Fund of The Wall Street Journal, syndicated columnist Deroy Murdock, and Professor Richard Vedder. - Leaders of current anti-tax campaigns underway in states as diverse as Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia (to name a few).
SOURCE National Taxpayers Union Foundation