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AFP: What Will April Showers Bring in November?

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In this issue

AFP in the news

Wall Street Journal

AFP activists honk against the health care takeover.

Politico

Tim Phillips discusses the Republican earmarks ban.

Washington Times

Erik Telford discusses nanny state provisions in the health care bill.

New York Times

AFP fights the EPA’s overreach into energy regulation.

Glenn Beck Show

AFP’s Obama Chart is featured on the Glenn Beck Show.

KerpenCast

Hear about the latest from Capitol Hill in this daily podcast.

On the Web

Make sure to follow AFP on Twitter and Facebook.

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April 2010 AFP Update

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Take Action

Tell Obama’s FCC to Stop the Internet Takeover

Tomorrow is the last day to submit a reply-comment to the FCC opposing “net neutrality” regulations. We scored a victory with the court ruling against the FCC yesterday but they aren’t giving up on their mission to take over the Internet.

“Net neutrality” rules would put government regulators, instead of the market, in a position to determine which business models can be used, and these restrictions will likely deter private investment, slowing the remarkable innovation we have seen over the past decade of a largely unregulated Internet. Click here to make your voice heard.

Stop the EPA’s Global Warming Power Grab

The Obama administration intends to bypass Congress and implement outrageous global warming regulation of the entire U.S. economy through the EPA. Tell your Congressman and Senators to stop the EPA’s power grab here .

Follow AFP on Facebook and Twitter

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Are you following AFP on Facebook or Twitter? Our Facebook fan page reached over 36,000 fans this week. Be a part of the conversation on Facebook by clicking here!

Follow our staff on Twitter and get the latest grassroots updates in real time.

Remember to use the #AFP hashtag on Twitter so you can collaborate with other conservative activists.

Coming up at AFP

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Michigan Defending the American Dream® Summit – Governor Sarah Palin is confirmed to speak

On May 1st join America’s foremost free-market voices, top experts on grassroots mobilization, and Michigan’s largest gathering of grassroots leaders from across the state in a massive show of force for our shared belief in lower taxes and limited government. We’re happy to announce that Governor Sarah Palin is confirmed to speak.

Reserve your spot and register here

Tax Day Tea Parties on April 15th

AFP wants to be your comprehensive source on where Tax Day Tea Parties will be held this year. Working with our allies, we have put together a list so you can participate in the tea parties nearest you. If you would like to have your tea party added to the list, please email us at [email protected]

Click here to see our current list

Calling All Citizen Activists

Do you constantly email stories to your family and friends or post articles to your Facebook and Twitter profiles? Do you provide your own commentary on blogs? If so, AFP Foundation wants to reward you for your efforts.

We’re hosting several contests for conservative activists who have shown an exceptional ability to educate others about excessive government spending or other policy issues through social networks, blogs, and internet videos. We have $20,000 total in cash prizes available for the winners. If this sound like you, a family member, or friend, you can enter one of these contests HERE.

AFP Foundation Announces 2010 RightOnline® Conference/Western Defending the American Dream® Summit

AFP Foundation will host the 3rd annual RightOnline Conference in Las Vegas from July 23-24 at the Venetian Hotel. RightOnline will bring together influential new media activists, representatives of conservative organizations, and hundreds of citizen activists to provide important leadership and grassroots training, offering the tools and inspiration to more effectively impact public policy in favor of limited government and free enterprise.

Learn more and register today at RightOnline.com

Stay tuned for more details on the Western Defending the American Dream Summit.

Regulation Reality Tour™ Heading to Colorado

The next leg of the Regulation Reality Tour will be in Colorado on April 19-21. We’ll travel across the state educating activists about the threats of the EPA’s unprecedented power grab.

To attend an event in Colorado click here.

California Defending the American Dream® Summit

Americans for Prosperity Foundation California will hold a special Defending the American Dream Summit on April 14th in Sacramento. Invited speakers include Hugh Hewitt, Jon Voight, Meg Whitman, Steve Poizner, Carly Fiorina, Chuck DeVore, Ann McElhinney, Jon Coupal, and a host of other political and media leaders.

Click here to register today!

Recent National Highlights

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November Is Coming

The recent government health care takeover and other attempted takeovers by Congress are putting our freedoms under attack every day. Sign the November is Coming petition and send a message to your member of Congress today!

Sign the November is Coming Petition here

Regulation Reality Tour™ Kicks Off in Arkansas

AFP’s Regulation Reality Tour hit the road March 22nd in Arkansas. We’re working to expose the EPA’s attempt to implement Cap-and-Trade regulations through the back door. Activists across the country are calling on members of Congress to stop the EPA’s power grab.

Read more and see highlights from the Arkansas leg of the tour HERE.

AFP Exceeds 1 Million Members

Thanks to activists like you the growth we have seen in the last few months has been unreal. Americans are getting involved across the country like never before. You’ve answered the call to defend your freedoms continuously throughout the past year. Thank you for helping us reach this important milestone!

AFP to DNC: Hands Off Our Trademark !

Americans for Prosperity’s legal counsel has issued a cease and desist notice to the Democratic National Committee regarding its new health care ad campaign which uses AFP’s trademark.

Read the full story here

Recent Local Highlights

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