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AFP: Help AFP Turn up the Heat in Wisconsin

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AFP is on the ground right now in Wisconsin, fighting for taxpayers as government unions pull out the stops to derail Governor Walker’s common sense budget bill.

But before I say another word, please contribute a crucial $10, $15, $25, $50, $100 or more immediately to support our vital grassroots efforts under way even as you read this email.

We must not fail in Wisconsin. If we fail there, that will embolden government unions across the country as they seek to block real reform and protect their pension plans at taxpayer expense.

The other side knows AFP is getting effective results. Days ago, far Left hackers attacked our national website and tried to shut it down.

But, we won’t be intimidated.  Early this morning, AFP-Wisconsin launched the Stand Against Spending – Stand With Walker bus tour to rally grassroots volunteers to take a stand for taxpayers and against the tax and spend policies that threaten the Wisconsin economy.

Hundreds of fed-up and alarmed folks are showing up, signing up to become part of AFP, and signing our Stand With Walker petition.

What’s more, those very same people are recruiting their family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers to fight for spending sanity in Madison by signing the Stand With Walker petition and get involved in AFP grassroots outreach.

114,447 people have already signed our petition to show their support for Gov. Walker’s courage and common sense as he confronts spending policies that could bankrupt Wisconsin…

…the same kind of policies in place in states across the country that soak their budgets in red ink…and send the bill to hardworking Americans like you and me.

The government unions aren’t taking our grassroots resistance lightly, let me tell you:

  • Protestors have filled the state house in Madison.
  • Protestors mobbed and harassed Republican State Senator Glenn Grothman — and things were getting ugly before Democrat State Rep. Brett Hulsey stepped between the crowd and his friend, Sen. Grothman.
  • All the pro-pension perks senators have fled to Illinois to avoid the vote. In fact, just today, Wisconsin police authorities were authorized to take these runaway politicians into custody when they return.

But that’s not all.

AFP-Wisconsin state director Matt Seaholm told me his team had to find a different stop for the bus tour in Sheboygan after union members threatened a local business owner with a boycott.

What’s more, the word is that government employees’ unions plan to pour millions of dollars into Wisconsin to fund recall campaigns against Republican state senators who stand with Gov. Walker.

So you can see, the fight is on right now and AFP is doing something about it:

  • We’re on the road with the bus tour, firing up the grassroots.
  • We’re running a hard-hitting TV ad campaign to expose what’s really at stake for the whole country in the Madison fight. You can watch the TV ad here.
  • And we’re mobilizing AFP chapters in other states to ready for the budget fights coming their way.

Please stand with AFP at this critical time. Make your emergency contribution of a crucial $10, $15, $25, $50, $100 or whatever you can give right away.

You’ll be so glad you did.

On to Victory,


Tim Phillips
President, Americans for Prosperity

P.S. Please don’t delay. The budget ball is in play at this very moment as AFP rallies more and more grassroots Americans to fight back for sane spending. Please make your special gift now. Thanks so much.

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 1,600,000 members, including members in all 50 states, and 32 state chapters and affiliates. More than 87,000 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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