Carla Howell is a political activist and singer-songwriter. Most of her songs are about liberty, and others involve love, loss, and family. She says, “small government is beautiful.”
She spearheaded three statewide ballot initiatives to cut taxes in Massachusetts: two to completely abolish the state’s income tax (2002, 2008) and one to cut the state sales tax in half (2010). They each won almost a million votes, despite multi-million dollar ad campaigns from opposition.
Carla was a candidate for US Senate (2000), governor (2002), and auditor (1998) in Massachusetts, and served as Director for the Libertarian National Committee from 2011-2017.
During her 20-year career in high tech and health care prior to becoming politically active, and in just living life, she witnessed the devastating effects of big government programs on health care, civility and safety, human dignity, prosperity, family, and peace. Thus was born her passion for small government.
While she continues to release songs, Carla Howell heads the Center For Small Government, an organization uniquely committed to boldly shrinking the size, scope, taxes, spending and authority of government.