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AFP: Prosperity Alert: October 2011


In this issue

AFP in the news

The Columbian
AFP’s Cut Spending Now Tour launches in Washington State, Vancouver citizens make their voices heard.

Washington Times
AFP President Tim Phillips comments on union leader Jimmy Hoffa’s harsh speech given to a Labor Day crowd.

Daily Caller
AFP lays out the case that energy policy should not be made via the tax code.

Seattle Times
AFP makes a splash in Washington with it’s upcoming Cut Spending Now tour.

The Hill
AFP endorses legislation limiting the power of the National Labor Relations Board.

The Weekly Standard
AFP’s Phil Kerpen discusses the REINS Act, which will decrease government regulations and promote job growth.

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Prosperity Alert: October 2011

Take Action

Tell Congress to stop the FCC Internet takeover!
In its efforts to impose crippling net neutrality regulations on the Internet, the Obama administration turned to the FCC to simply pretend Congress had given it authority to regulate. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals emphatically smacked down that attempt in Comcast v. FCC, but President Obama and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, refuse to back down. Click here and tell Congress to step in and stop the FCC Internet takeover.

Urge your elected officials to vote NO on natural gas subsidies!
Republicans rightly rejected President Obama’s pet project to subsidize electric vehicles, but now they are dangerously close to doing the same thing with natural gas vehicles. Click here to urge your elected officials to reject the special tax treatment for natural gas vehicles in the NAT GAS Act, H.R. 1380.

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5th Annual Defending the American Dream Summit – November 4-5



Join thousands of your fellow activists at AFP Foundation’s 5th annual Defending the American Dream Summit at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center this November 4th and 5th.

Confirmed speakers include businessman and GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain, radio host Mark Levin, New York Times best-selling author Jonah Goldberg, conservative commentator and author Andrew Breitbart, the American Spectator’s John Fund, Americans for Tax Reform’s Grover Norquist, AFP Foundation President Tim Phillips, and many more!

Click here to register now or to learn more about the Defending the American Dream Summit.

Cut Spending Now Tour


AFP kicked off our Cut Spending Now Tour in Washington State, home of Super Committee co-chairman Sen. Patty Murray and will move across the country coast to coast, educating the public on Washington’s disastrous and excessive spending as well as encouraging activists to sign the Cut Spending Now petition, demanding that Congress put America first and Cut Spending Now!

The Super Committee reports on November 23rd and Congress must vote on the Committee’s recommendations by December 23rd – there is no time to waste. We must demand that Congress finally cut spending while bringing about fundamental budget reforms that reduce the size of government and to remind President Obama that picking the economy’s winners and losers is one reason unemployment is so high and our economy so weak under this administration.

Click here to find an event near you!

To read AFP’s Recommendations to the Super Committee, click here.

Quarterly Book Review
By Tracy Henke, AFP Executive Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer

AFP is proud to begin our Quarterly Book Review, highlighting a notable and influential book in the movement towards economic freedom and prosperity in our great country. The first book in this series is Democracy Denied by
Phil Kerpen.

Despite the majority of Americans expressing their discontent with many of the Obama administration’s failed policies at the ballot box and despite Congress stopping them from becoming law, President Obama is clearly committed to advancing his failed left-wing policies no matter what. As Obama famously said “There are many ways to skin a cat.” Phil Kerpen’s book, Democracy Denied, exposes President Obama’s gross ignorance of the American people, how he is by passing Congress to implement his liberal policies, and most importantly – how to stop him.

Kerpen explains through research and facts critical issues that you and I care about: issues that affect our pocket books, property, and prosperity such as Cap-and-Trade, Card Check, ObamaCare, Bailouts, the Internet takeover, and more. Democracy Denied explains step by step how Obama is ignoring the legislative process required by our Constitution, cheating the process, and implementing his rejected policies through regulatory organizations such as the EPA and HHS.

Democracy Denied is a vital book to our movement, explaining how federal regulations are killing jobs, closing businesses, and strangling families struggling to get by. If you are sick of the federal government controlling your life, if you are worried that bureaucrats will soon be making life-and-death decisions about your health care, if you want to stop federal regulators from controlling every aspect of your financial life- I urge you to read Democracy Denied. It exposes threats to our economic freedom and gives a plan of action on how to stop them.

Activist of the Month – Carol Del Carlo

Carol Del Carlo of Reno, Nevada has been a lifelong contributor to the conservative cause. Her involvement centers on activism in local and state organizations where she has helped recruit others to the movement, advance conservative ideas, and hold politicians accountable. Most recently, she organized two phone banks from her home which helped our nonpartisan Get-Out-The-Vote effort prior to a special election.

Carol is also active in the Nevada Latinos for Prosperity which promotes voter registration to Latinos in Nevada and helps them become activists too. The group helped register thousands of Latino voters, having individuals fluent in Spanish answer questions and relay key information such as the location of polls to potential voters.

Carol’s message to other activists is to remain hands on and involved wherever you are. “Do not stand on the sidelines and watch – get involved by participating – you’ll be much more helpful, needed, and appreciated than you think. It only takes one person to make a difference, to wake up others conscience, to motivate others into action, to help put our country on the right track.”

Thank you, Carol, for all your efforts, and congratulations on being AFP’s Activist of the Month!

Local Highlights


Local Highlights:

AFP Kansas fights to overturn an estimated $2 million to $4 million tax subsidy to a downtown Wichita hotel project.

AFP Nevada activists make over 25,000 nonpartisan GOTV phone calls before the Special Election.

Americans for Prosperity Grades Florida Legislators

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