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AFP: Prosperity Alert: March 2011

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In this issue

AFP in the news

The Hill
AFP President Tim Phillips discusses collective bargaining and state budget deficits in states like Wisconsin.

The Economist
AFP’s “Stand with Walker” efforts discussed by the Economist magazine.

C-SPAN
AFP-Ohio State Director Rebecca Heimlich appears on C-SPAN in support of Senate Bill 5, a measure to help bring Ohio’s budget under control.

Fox News
AFP’s Phil Kerpen and AFP-NH’s Corey Lewandowski examine New Hampshire’s rejection of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Baltimore Sun
AFP-MD State Director Charles Lollar decries claims by Gov. O’Mally that President Obama’s model is working in Maryland.

Fox News
Phil Kerpen discusses the President’s backdoor cap-and-trade scheme involving EPA regulations.

On the Web

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Prosperity Alert: March 2011

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Stand with Scott Walker

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is making a stand, and AFP is with him! Union dues should be voluntary, and the state should not be collecting them. Union certification should require a secret ballot. Collective bargaining should not be used to force extravagant pension and health benefits at the expense of the taxpayer.

So far, over 100,000 citizen activists joined with AFP and signed the petition declaring that they stand with Scott Walker. Click here to sign the petition now!

Click here to see AFP’s “Stand with Walker” Television Ad.

Click here to see AFP President Tim Phillips on CNN discussing the importance of the Union debate in Wisconsin.

Click here to see Tim Phillips giving an update on the situation in Wisconsin on Fox Business.

Take Action

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Check out ObamaChart.com, and help stop Obama’s Democracy Denied Agenda!
The below chart shows how it has become standard procedure in the Obama administration not to take no for an answer. When Obama’s radical agenda is rejected by Congress and the American people, he goes around the democratic process to do what he wants anyway.

Tell Congress to Stop the FCC Internet Takeover!
President Obama and his FCC Chairman are trying to impose massive new regulations on the internet. A bill has been introduced in both the House and the Senate that would disallow these new regulations. Click here to tell your legislators to support the FCC Disapproval Resolution!

Health Care Bill Update

March 23rd marks the one year anniversary of the passage of ObamaCare. A major victory came out of Florida last month when a federal judge issued a ruling that several provisions of the bill, including the individual mandate, were unconstitutional. In his ruling, the judge also said that because federal officials usually adhere to the law as declared by the courts, no injunction against these provisions was necessary.

Now, the Obama Administration is questioning that ruling. AFP will keep you posted on this critical fight.

National RightOnline Conference – June 17-18 – Minneapolis, MN

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National RightOnline Conference – June 17-18 – Minneapolis
Join AFP Foundation, thousands of grassroots activists, and the nation’s top conservatives leaders for the national RightOnline conference in Minneapolis June 17-18 and learn how you can use the internet to promote limited government and fiscal responsibility.

RightOnline will include workshops and panels led by prominent free market leaders and keynote speeches from the nation’s most influential conservatives, including Michelle Malkin.

Click here to register now!

Click here for more information on RightOnline.

Activist of the Month – Mary Gilkison Wilson

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A cattle rancher and business consultant from Centerville, Kansas, Mary began to take interest in her local government when she began covering City Council meetings for the local newspaper. Appalled at what the council was getting away with, and the lack of knowledge her community had of the council’s dealings, she formed the Linn County Citizens Council. The Citizen’s Council sought to inform people of the goings-on of their local government and how to create positive change by holding meetings with local officials and attending and video-taping city council meetings.

Mary would eventually bring her knowledge of local issues and skill for organizing to her local chapter of AFP-Kansas. She continues to organize meetings to discuss local and state issues, bringing in local politicians to help keep AFP activists up to date on what is going on with their government as well as to inform the politicians that their constituents are paying attention and care about the decisions being made with their tax dollars . Mary is a great example for all AFP activists who want to keep their local government accountable. She is helping to ensure that free market, limited government principles are advocated for on all levels of government.

Thank you, Mary, for all you do, and congratulations on being AFP’s Activist of the Month!

AFP Upcoming Events and Local Highlights

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A New Hampshire Presidential Summit – On Spending & Job Creation
AFPF will be hosting a presidential summit on April 29th at Executive Court in Manchester, NH. The summit will consist of a reception followed by dinner. Invited guests will include Hon. Mitt Romney, Hon. Tim Pawlenty, Hon. Rick Santorum, and Mr. Herman Cain. For more information, click here.

Click here to register now!

5th Annual Georgia Defending the American Dream Summit
AFPF-Georgia will be hosting its Defending the American Dream Summit on April 30th, 2011 at Chattahoochie Technical College Appalachian Campus. Don’t miss the top gathering of grassroots conservative and Tea Party activists conveniently located less than two hours from AL, TN, SC and NC! Click here for more information, or for tickets!

Michigan Legislative Lobby Day & Taxpayer Tea Party Rally
AFP-Michigan will be sponsoring a legislative lobby day on April 14th at Central United Methodist Church in Lansing. Highlights will include lobbying training, a legislative and government updates session, and a rally at the Capitol. For more information, click here!

AFP has new state directors in Wisconsin, Maryland, Washington, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, and Virginia:

AFP-Oklahoma State Director Stuart Jolly addresses the fact that 16 school superintendents make more annually than the Governor of Oklahoma.

AFP-New Jersey State Director Steve Lonegan discusses the dangers of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

AFP-Ohio State Director Rebecca Heimlich is noted as a key supporter of Senate Bill 5.

AFPF-Arkansas Hosted it’s Defending the American Dream Summit on Thursday, February 24th!
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