Christopher Butler is Chief of Staff at Americans for Tax Reform, where he manages all of the organization’s day-to-day activities and sets priories and policy positions for the organization. His work particularly focuses on fundraising, coalition building, and political campaigns.
Founded by at the request of President Reagan in 1985, ATR has grown far beyond its original marquee project, the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Today, Americans for Tax Reform is one of Washington, D.C.’s most influential free market organizations, lobbying and organizing grassroots in a dozen areas to promote free and open markets and economic liberty. Special projects of Americans for Tax Reform include the Property Rights Alliance which promotes rights of private property around the globe, Digital Liberty, which promotes freedom in electronic media, and the Cost of Government Center, which promotes restraint in federal spending and opposes excessive government regulation. ATR’s international work includes its promotion of taxpayer competition, pro-taxpayer policies and international coalition meetings.
Mr. Butler has appeared in national media outlets such as FOX News, NPR, Newsday, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. His prior background includes campaign work and polling. In recent years, he has taught seminars on communications at the Leadership Institute, and political organizing in Serbia, Boznia-Herzegovina and elsewhere in Eastern Europe.