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Conservative Groups Team Up to Stop Sugar Bailouts

November 18, 2011 J

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 17, 2011) – As November 23rd approaches, the Congressional Super Committee is considering jamming agricultural subsidies into their budget recommendations. These efforts, led by agricultural special interest groups, are an attempt to bypass the traditional Farm Bill legislation planned for 2012. Now state based conservative groups are coming together to share their views with inside the beltway heavyweights to speak out against the inclusion of Big Sugar in a back door, sequestered sneak attack.

The Super Committee, charged with righting the economic wrongs of the country, continues to include sugar subsidies that benefit a minority and cost consumers and sugar-using businesses millions annually. Groups such as the National Taxpayers Union and Americans for Prosperity are calling for a more public process that sheds light on these back-door policies.

Republican Ander Crenshaw Fails to Cut Spending, Hints at Raising Taxes

November 17, 2011 J

AFP Launches Radio Campaign in Jacksonville Urging Crenshaw to Cut Spending Now

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Americans for Prosperity, the premier free market grassroots mobilizing group, today launched a nationwide radio campaign targeting Congressional Republicans including Congressman Crenshaw who, despite their rhetoric to cut federal spending and powerful position on the Appropriations Committee, are failing to cut enough spending in the first minibus appropriations bill to prevent spending from increasing by billions of dollars.

AFP-Florida State Director Slade O'Brien had the following comments,

Americans for Prosperity Applauds U.S. House Candidate Karen Harrington for Signing “No Climate Tax” Pledge

November 16, 2011 J

West Palm Beach—The Florida chapter of the free market grassroots group Americans for Prosperity (AFP-FL) today applauded U.S. House candidate Karen Harrington (20th District) for signing the group’s “No Climate Tax Pledge.” Harrington joins more than 575 bipartisan lawmakers and candidates on the federal, state and local levels pledging to “oppose legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue.”

“The one thing elected officials should agree on is that global warming shouldn’t be used as an excuse to hike taxes on citizens and businesses,” said AFP-FL State Director Slade O’Brien. “We encourage all of Florida’s elected officials and candidates for elected office to sign the pledge.”

Join us Next Week – AFPF & GOTV Tour in Florida

November 11, 2011 J

GOTV Florida and AFPF Florida proudly come together to sponsor:


The 2012 election is shaping up to be the most important election of our lifetimes.

As Tea Party/912 and conservative groups across Florida are seeking to grow their organizations and to have a greater impact and influence on both public policy debates and on the outcome of the 2012 elections, this program of tested and proven strategies and tools will help you and your organization become better equipped for the challenges ahead.

The tour will be traveling to the following cities:

Monday - Niceville
Tuesday - Palm Coast
Wednesday - The Villages
Thursday - Tampa
Saturday - Gainesville

Please click here for additional details and to register for this event!

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Americans for Prosperity’s Cut Spending Now Tour Coming to Florida October 17th, 18th, 19th

October 13, 2011 J

Grassroots Tour Educating & Engaging Citizens on Excessive Government Spending

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The premier grassroots mobilizing group, Americans for Prosperity, will be in Florida for its Cut Spending Now Tour on October 17th, 18th, and 19th and move across the country before arriving on November 5th at the national Defending the American Dream Summit in Washington, DC. The tour serves as a call to action for AFP’s 1.8 million activists and Americans from all walks of life to 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.

Slade O’Brien, AFP Florida State Director, emphasized the need for Washington to put America first by cutting spending now: