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AFP-Kansas newsletter: Veto session policy luncheon, April tea parties, local meetings and more

April 08, 2011 J

Policy Luncheon
Americans for Prosperity-Kansas and Kansas Policy Institute invite you to a policy luncheon featuring Dr. Barry Poulson at 11:30am Wednesday, April 27 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka. Dr. Poulson will discuss “A Comprehensive Reform of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System” and will outline several reforms already being implemented in other states with a similar pension situation.

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required so we can plan accordingly. Seating is limited, so register now!

Rally at the Capitol
AFP is working with a number of activist-based organizations to organize a rally at the state capitol during the legislative veto session. Stay tuned for details next week!

Tea Party Updates
We’re hearing about more and more tea party events in April. If you have information about any April tea party plans, please pass them along to infoks@afphq.org so we can help get the word out about your local event.

Hutchinson – 4pm to 9pm on Thursday, April 14 at the Hutchinson Sports Arena
Linn County – 6pm-7:30pm Thursday, April 14 on the lawn of the Mound City Courthouse (315 Main St., Mound City)
Manhattan – 3pm Saturday, April 16 at the Manhattan Courthouse Plaza (105 Courthouse Plz, Manhattan)
Riley – Doors open at 9:30am, event starts at 10am Saturday, April 9 at Riley County High School (Highway 24 and Falcon Rd, Riley)
Salina– 5:30 pm, Monday, April 18 at the Robert Caldwell Plaza located between the Salina/Saline City-County Building and the Salina Public Library (Access to the parking lot will be either from the Ash and 8th St. entrance or the entrance off of Elm just to the west of the library.)
Topeka – 12pm Saturday, April 16 in the parking lot of Fairlawn Plaza Mall (21st and Fairlawn)
Wamego – 11:02am on Friday, April 15 at Wamego City Park. (Bean soup and cornbread will be served.)

As we hear about more tea parties around the state, we’ll put them in our newsletters and post them online so please send us your tea party info!

Wichita Area Chapter Meeting
The Wichita Area chapter will be meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 11 in the meeting room of Wichita Public Library’s Alford Branch (3447 S. Meridian, Wichita). We will be watching a series of videos from the Ludwig von Mises Institute based on Henry Hazlitt’s book “Economics in One Lesson.” The video presentation will be followed by a group discussion. For more information, please contact Wichita area volunteer coordinator John Todd at john@johntodd.net or 316-312-7335 or AFP field director Susan Estes at sestes@afphq.org or 316-681-4415.

AFP-Kansas in the News
Our eastern Kansas field director, Jim Mullins, was quoted in the Lawrence Journal-World recently as he testified before city commissioners regarding tax breaks for a company relocating to downtown Lawrence from its two office locations in Lawrence. Read the full article here.

AFP National Update – Activists tell Washington:
“Have Guts, Make the Cuts!”

On Wednesday, with over 1,000 cheering AFP activists standing on the Capitol grounds in Washington, D.C., Michelle Bachman put it best when she said President Obama, Harry Reid and then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi had an entire year to get the budget completed and they failed – miserably.

Now, with a government shutdown looming, those three liberals want to blame – you guessed it – the Tea Party and the new Republican leadership in Congress.

At the same time, these three liberals are venomously attacking Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s 2010 fiscal year budget (remember the Federal government budget runs from October 1 to September 30) that, while not perfect, offers a bold start down the road to cutting government spending and reining in deficits. Read more here.

Kansas Economic Freedom
This web site, kansaseconomicfreedom.com, is a helpful new resource to help Kansans identify which legislators vote in favor of economic freedom, and which do not. Fiscal issues like taxes and spending will be included, but so will other freedom issues like smoking bans and seat belt laws. The votes from 2010 are online now, and I encourage you to check back to see the votes as the 2011 legislative session progresses.

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