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Ashley Hunt
Grassroots and Outreach

Ashley Hunt is the Grassroots and Outreach Director for The Concord Coalition. In this role, Ms. Hunt works with volunteers across the nation in advocating for fiscally responsible federal budget policies and raising awareness of the impact these policies will have on future generations.

Prior to joining The Concord Coalition, Ms. Hunt worked at a bipartisan public affairs, public relations, international counsel, and government affairs firm based out of Des Moines, Iowa, where she specialized in public affairs, grassroots engagement, event management, and issue advocacy. Ms. Hunt worked with clients from a wide range of industries, including health care, energy, and financial and economic organizations to amplify client messaging through earned media, events, and volunteer engagement.

Ms. Hunt has extensive experience in planning and executing large and small scale events, including Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA)’s annual Roast and Ride fundraiser, former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s annual birthday fundraiser, and the Global Insurance Symposium.

Ms. Hunt is graduated from Iowa State University in 2014 with a degree in speech communications and event management.

Recent Publications

Are You Up to the Budget Challenge?
October 11, 2017
Last month the U.S. national debt surpassed $20 trillion for the first time in history. It is clear that our nation’s fiscal path is unsustainable. Unfortunately, in Washington our elected officials are kicking the can down the road and avoiding the tradeoffs required to reduce projected deficits that will add to the debt. Our online budget exercise, The Federal Budget Challenge, will give you the chance to step up and try your hand at putting the nation on a better fiscal path.
Effective IRS Actions Can Help Cut Deficit
August 17, 2017
During budget negotiations in the coming weeks, Congress should ensure that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has sufficient funding to effectively enforce the tax laws and improve taxpayer assistance and education services. This would allow the federal government to actually receive more of the taxes it is owed.