Americans for Prosperity

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Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is an organization of grassroots leaders who engage citizens in the name of limited government and free markets on the local, state and federal levels. AFP consist of more than 1.2 million members in all fifty states. Founded by David Koch in 2004, [1] Tim Phillips is the organizations president. They are based in the Washington, D.C. area and operate 30 chapters nationwide. As citizen activists, they organize events, write letters to the editor, and petition their lawmakers to uphold freedom and prosperity. AFP has a separate entity called Americans for Prosperity Foundation that is committed to educating citizens about economic policy and a return of the federal government to its Constitutional limits. August 9th, Barack Obama held a fundraiser where he demonized Americans for Prosperity. [2] Recently, AFP held their fourth Defending the American Dream summit. An AFP bus tour is heading across the country to hold elected officials accountable for their votes.

Mission

Promote the American enterprise system is the best method to ensuring prosperity for all Americans.

You can stop big government and defend the American dream.
  • Cutting taxes, fight proposed tax increases and pointing out evidence of waste, fraud, and abuse.
  • Tax and expenditure limitations to promote fiscal responsibility.
  • Removing unnecessary barriers to entrepreneurship.
  • Restoring fairness to our judicial system.
Americans for Prosperity™ (AFP) and Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFP Foundation) are committed to educating citizens about economic policy and mobilizing those citizens as advocates in the public policy process. AFP is an organization of grassroots leaders who engage citizens in the name of limited government and free markets on the local, state and federal levels. The grassroots activists of AFP advocate for public policies that champion the principles of entrepreneurship and fiscal and regulatory restraint. [1]

References

  1. Koch Industries Lawyer to White House: How Did You Get Our Tax Information?, The Weekly Standard, September 21, 2010
  2. AFP's response to Obama attack, August 9, 2010

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