Crossroads GPS Launches “New Majority Agenda” Issues Platform

Former Senate Policy Director Steven Duffield named GPS Vice President for Policy.

WASHINGTON – Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (Crossroads GPS) today released its issue platform for 2012-2013, called the “New Majority Agenda.” The platform lays the foundation for Crossroads GPS’s issue advocacy efforts over the next two years.

A brochure on the platform can be viewed here.

Crossroads GPS president Steven Law also announced the promotion of Steven Duffield to vice president for policy. Duffield is a former policy director and chief counsel to Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), who managed the drafting of the Republican Platform for the Republican National Committee in 2008. Duffield previously served as policy adviser to Crossroads GPS.

The New Majority Agenda outlines six major policy initiatives that enjoy broad public support:

  • Pro-growth tax reform: Keep taxes low and simplify the tax system for individuals and businesses to ensure competitiveness;
  • Clean up Washington’s finances: End wasteful “stimulus” and “green jobs” giveaways, and hold the Obama administration accountable for its “Cash for Cronies” culture;
  • Quality health care: Replace the “Obamacare” law with reforms that preserve Americans’ access to their doctors and drive down health insurance costs, and protect seniors from Obama’s Medicare cuts;
  • Restore our energy leadership: End the Obama administration’s interference with domestic energy development, halt job-killing EPA regulations and improve America’s energy infrastructure;
  • Break Washington’s regulatory chokehold: Impose a moratorium on regulatory attacks on employers by the NLRB, Department of Labor, National Mediation Board and other union-boosting government agencies, and order a top-down review of the Dodd-Frank legislation to identify provisions that curtail credit or drive up credit costs for consumers;
  • Global leadership: Protect America from international threats and instability, while developing a consistent, forward-leaning strategy of global engagement to expand foreign markets for American goods and services.

“These are issues a clear majority of Americans agree on, but they won’t get action in Washington unless we tee them up with effective, targeted advocacy,” said Crossroads GPS president Steven Law. “We plan to educate millions of Americans on the New Majority Agenda and how it will strengthen our economy and financial health.”

Like the Crossroads GPS “7 in 11” plan released in mid-2010, the New Majority Agenda will provide the policy framework for the vast majority of Crossroads GPS’s advocacy efforts on multiple platforms over the coming years.

Crossroads GPS is a policy and grassroots advocacy organization that is committed to educating, equipping and mobilizing millions of American citizens to take action on the critical economic and legislative issues that will shape our nation’s future. 


For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Jonathan Collegio at [email protected] or (202) 559-6424.