AFP-Missouri’s Rachel Payton Speaks to Kansas City Pachyderm Club

May 23, 2013

Kansas City, MO – Americans for Prosperity – Missouri’s State Policy Director, Rachel Payton recently addressed the Kansas City Pachyderm Club to discuss the impact AFP – MO and its 50,000 plus member activists made in the 2013 legislative session and what to expect in the 2014 session.

Payton highlighted the 2013 legislative accomplishments of AFP – MO including the effort to pass HJR17.  HJR17 (passed the MO House and failed in the MO Senate by one vote) would allow citizens to vote on a constitutional amendment to cap future spending.  AFP – MO activists sprang into action, making countless calls, sending emails, & Tweeting to their elected officials in support of limited government.  She also highlighted AFP – MO’s efforts in halting Obama’s Medicaid Expansion in Missouri and passing Paycheck protection.

In looking forward to the 2014 legislative session, Payton discussed the need for more free market solutions, real spending caps and freedom to work legislation. She also highlighted the necessity for some executive leadership from Gov. Nixon and republican super majorities in the Missouri House and Senate to pass Bold Ideas to make Missouri a competitive destination for families and businesses.  According to Payton,   “Reforms are needed in the area of taxes, healthcare, education, and labor or Missouri will risk falling behind in the competitive marketplace.”

It was just released that MO is ranked 42 in economic growth over the past 10 years.

Payton highlighted the need to AFP – MO activists to engage their elected officials to achieve success in the 2014 legislative session.  “Bold reforms require action from the more than 50,000 AFP – MO activists.  Our elected officials need to hear from their constituents on free market issue.”

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