Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Who are Tennessee's Taxpayer Heroes and Taxpayer Foes

Press release, NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Americans for Prosperity-Tennessee (AFP-TN), the Volunteer State’s leading grassroots advocate for economic freedom, announced the release of their taxpayer scorecard today. The grassroots group produces this comprehensive legislative digest to inform Tennesseans on how their elected state officials voted on some of the most impactful bills from the 2019-20 legislative session, covering issues such as cronyism, taxes, health care, and criminal justice reform.


AFP also announced a robust digital and mail effort that promotes the scorecard across the Volunteer State and lets citizens know which lawmakers earned the designation of being “Taxpayer Heroes”. Legislators are scored on an A-F scale based on their voting records and bills sponsored. In order to obtain the “Taxpayer Hero” designation, legislators must receive an A or higher on the group’s scorecard. This year, a record 79 legislators met the criteria for being a “Taxpayer Hero”. 

AFP-TN State Director Tori Venable issued the following statement: “AFP’s Taxpayer Scorecard is our good faith effort to inform citizens about the performance of their elected representatives. There is no better barometer by which to measure lawmakers’ allegiance to fiscal responsibility, economic freedom, and breaking down barriers so every Tennessean can live the American Dream than to evaluate their votes on important legislation. Simply put, their votes are their record.”



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