11 November 2019 | National Taxpayers Union (NTU) / United States
On October 23, the National Taxpayers Union celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a gala dinner in Washington, DC featuring more than 300 guests from the organization’s past and present. Lawmakers, state governors, and other public officials were in attendance to view a video on the history of NTU — including an interview from the year 1974 of the organization’s founder on the famous American television program “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.”
Guest speakers included Steve Scalise, who is the chief legislative officer of the opposition party in the lower chamber of the U.S. Congress, and Lawrence Kudlow, head of the National Economic Council, which advises the President. An especially memorable part of the evening was a message of congratulations from me, Troy Lanigan, and Cristina Berechet for NTU’s role in helping to form WTA in 1988. Participants were thrilled to learn more about NTU’s international connections, and all looked forward to working together with WTA in the future.