Government Relations, Coalition Management, & Grassroots Engagement for Internet Provider Coalition
In 2015, FTP was hired to lead the Internet Tax Freedom Act Coalition, consisting of over ten members organizing to pass legislation to permanently ban taxes on internet access. FTP was charged with developing and implementing the overall strategic plan, running the day-to-day mechanics of the coalition, tracking and reporting progress, conducting weekly meetings and calls, providing technical and political advice, and implementing the over-arching strategy. FTP also designed, developed, and implemented an eleventh hour grassroots effort, generating thousands of phone calls to Capitol Hill urging passage of the legislation. In the end, FTP was successful in securing a permanent ban on internet access taxes over the objections of Leader Reid and Durbin.