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AFP LAUNCHING MAJOR EFFORT OPPOSING FARM BILL

June 17, 2013

Arlington, VA – Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s largest and most effective advocate for economic freedom, today announced the launch of a significant effort that combines grassroots advocacy with paid ads calling on Republican and Democratic House members to oppose the Farm Bill.

The latest effort will include email, social media, phone calls, and two web videos that target a bipartisan list of representatives in 15 House districts, including Speaker John Boehner.

AFP President Tim Phillips said, “The 2013 Farm Bill has become little more than a vehicle for massive welfare spending and taxpayer-funded corporate cronyism. Americans deserve better than this kind of government overspending and waste, and we’re going to make sure their voices are heard in Washington.”

AFP’s newest campaign includes two web videos: Table the Farm Bill shows that Farm Bill subsidies largely go to wealthy individuals or well-connected corporations, rather than small farmers, while Food Stamps demonstrates that 80% of Farm Bill spending goes to food stamps, rather than farms of any kind.

In addition to the ads, AFP will be empowering activists across the country to engage their representatives through email, phone calls, and social media, calling on lawmakers to oppose the inefficient and ineffective Farm Bill. AFP has also issued a key vote alert opposing the bill, including it on the organization’s scorecard that ranks members of Congress.

“The food-stamp, corporate-welfare alliance has gone on far too long while politicians from both parties look the other way. We intend to mobilize our activists across the country to hold representatives accountable for how they spend our tax dollars,” continued Phillips.

 

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