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AFP: Prosperity Alert: September 2010

More than 1.5 million Americans have joined AFP. Please encourage your family and friends to join by clicking here.
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In this issue

AFP in the news


President Obama attacks Americans for Prosperity at a DNC fundraiser.

CNBC
AFP’s Phil Kerpen discusses the failed stimulus and the possiblity of another stimulus in September.

Washington Times
AFP-TX State Director Peggy Venable addresses the Texas response to the EPA’s efforts to introduce new carbon emissions regulations.

Fox Business
Phil Kerpen exposes state-level cap-and-trade initiatives already at work in the Northeastern United States.

Slate.com
Slate reports on AFPF’s Defending the American Dream Summit and the November is Coming efforts of AFP.

Pajamas Media
Phil Kerpen discusses the possibility of a lame duck session of Congress, and how to stop it, in this three part series.

The Daily Caller
Phil Kerpen discusses the social security crisis.

Lame Duck Threat
AFP outlines the threat of a lame duck session of Congress in this series of articles.

State Chapter Updates

Florida

Washington

Kansas

Nebraska

KerpenCast

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

On the Web

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Prosperity Alert: September 2010

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AFP Reaches 1.5 Million Activists

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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 several years. Thank you for making AFP the premier conservative grassroots organization and helping us reach 1.5 million activists!

Take Action

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Get involved with November is Coming now!
AFP needs your help to educate citizens on the importance of free markets and limited government, and to put grassroots pressure on policy makers to embrace these values. Become a citizen leader today by going door to door, phone banking, or help AFP organize in your neighborhood today!
Click here for more information and to sign up.

Get your November is Coming Citizen Action Handbook today!
Get involved now by clicking here and ordering the November is Coming handbook! You’ll receive all the facts and figures you need to argue the conservative case for smaller government.

Stop the FCC’s takeover of the Internet!
The FCC may be poised this month to reclassify the Internet as a regulated public utility, transforming the engine of economic growth and innovation into a bureaucratic mess. It could happen at this month’s FCC meeting on September 23rd. We can’t stand by and let this happen, and neither should Congress. Please click here, and tell Congress not to let the FCC take over the Internet.

Sign the Spending Revolt Pledge!
The national debt is rising at unprecedented rates. Current spending levels are downright unsustainable. Sign the Spending Revolt pledge now, and let your representatives know that you will only support leaders who will limit federal spending to 20% of GDP or less. Click here to sign the pledge.

Register for the RightNation Conference in Chicago on September 18th!
Join Glenn Beck, AFP President Tim Phillips, and AFP VP for Policy Phil Kerpen at RightNation’s Conference in Chicago. AFP is co-sponsoring this event, so we hope you will join us! Click here for more information or to register.

Sign up to attend the Smart Girl Politics Summit in Washington, D.C.!
Smart Girl Politics, the internet home for conservative women, will be hosting its annual summit on Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Speakers will include Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Liz Cheney, Tammy Bruce, SE Cupp, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and many, many others. Click here for more information or to register!

Activist of the Month – Toby Marie Walker

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Name: Toby Marie Walker
Hometown: Waco, TX

Toby Marie Walker wasn’t very involved in politics until she saw out-of-control spending policies like TARP, the bailouts, and the stimulus. When she noticed that other Americans were just as outraged by these policies as she was, she took action. In February 2009, Toby co-founded the Waco Tea Party in Waco, Texas, of which she is currently president.

Since then, Toby has been a valuable partner with Americans for Prosperity in organizing and mobilizing other grassroots activists to stand against wasteful government spending and encroachment on individual liberty. She was a leader in the fights against ObamaCare and cap-and-trade, and is now leading AFP’s November is Coming initiative in part of Texas. Toby has also been recognized nationally for her leadership in the Tea Party. She gave the opening remarks at last year’s 9-12 rally in Washington, D.C. and was featured in a New York Times article about the Tea Party movement.

Toby draws upon her 20 years of experience in business marketing and sales management to help her be successful in grassroots activism. She lives in Waco, Texas with her husband and two dogs, and is the mother of two full-grown children.

2010 Defending the American Dream Summit

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Americans for Prosperity Foundation held its fourth annual Defending the American Dream Summit in Washington, D.C. on August 27th. With over 2,400 activists in attendance, the Summit was a tremendous success. Attendees heard from such speakers as George Will, Gov. Bob McDonnell, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, and others.

After the conference closed, many attendees proceeded to attend Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally, where they joined an astounding 300,000 activists from across the country.

To see photos from the Summit, click here.

Click here to see a series of photos featured in the Washington Independent.

Click here to see some of the buzz created in the media by the Summit.

November is Coming Efforts

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Recent Events

November is Coming Rally in Dover, Ohio
On August 14th, AFP’s own Phil Kerpen and Rebecca Heimlich spoke to a crowd of over 2,000 activists in Dover, OH. To learn more about the Dover, OH event, click here. To see pictures of the event, click here.

November is Coming Tour rolls through Michigan
On August 9th and 10th, the November is Coming Bus Tour made stops in Battle Creek, Jackson, Saline, and Delta Township, Michigan. They were joined by radio host Thayrone from Ann Arbor’s WAAM-AM 1600, who helped to organize the event. To see pictures, click here!

Upcoming Events

November is Coming Set to visit nine states in the coming days!
AFP’s November is Coming Tour will soon be traveling through Arkansas, North Carolina, Florida, Illinois, Virginia, Maryland, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, and New York. For more information, to sign the November is Coming petition, or to sign up to attend, please click here.

Announcing the Launch of RightNetwork!

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RIGHTNETWORK is a new television network exclusively for conservatives by conservatives. RightNetwork already has a large line up right-leaning programs that include comedy, documentaries, drama and much more. RightNetwork is bound to become a force that captures the attention of all conservative-minded Americans.

Learn more and find out where you can start watching RightNetwork by clicking here!

Watch the introduction video from Kelsey Grammer below:

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Americans for Prosperity® (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and scope of government is the best safeguard to ensuring individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFP educates and engages citizens in support of restraining state and federal government growth, and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFP has more than 1.5 million members, including members in all 50 states, and 30 state chapters and affiliates. More than 70,000 Americans in all 50 states have made a financial investment in AFP or AFP Foundation. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org


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