The Costa Report - July 29, 2011 Grover Norquist
Mr. Norquist has been one of most effective issues management strategists in Washington for over two decades. He is President of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a taxpayer advocacy group he founded in 1985 at President Reagan’s request. ATR organizes the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which asks all candidates for federal and state office to commit themselves in writing to oppose all tax increases. In the 112th Congress, 236 House members and 41 Senators have taken the pledge. He also chairs the Washington, DC - based “Wednesday Meeting,” a weekly gathering of more than 150 elected officials, political activists, and movement leaders. He serves on the board of directors of the NRA and American Conservative Union, and is Contributing Editor to American Spectator Magazine.