AFP-Missouri’s Rachel Payton to Speak to the Callaway County Women’s Republican Club

August 14, 2013

Fulton, MO – Americans for Prosperity – Missouri’s State Policy Director, Rachel Payton will serve as the guest speaker for the Callaway County Women’s Republican Club to discuss how AFP – Missouri and its 50,000 plus members were instrumental in achieving important policy victories in the 2013 legislative session and what to expect in the year ahead.  The presentation will also highlight how citizen activists can make an impact in advancing these free market principles.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

7:00 pm

6 West 5th Street

Fulton, MO 

Payton will highlight 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 will also highlight AFP – MO’s efforts in halting Obama’s Medicaid Expansion in Missouri and passing Paycheck protection.

Rachel will also give an update on AFP – Missouri’s effort to work with citizen activists and Missouri elected officials to overturn Governor Nixon’s veto of Missouri’s first income tax deduction in over 90 years during veto session.

In looking forward to the 2014 legislative session, Payton will discuss the need for more free market solutions, real spending caps and freedom to work legislation. The necessity for 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.”

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. For more information, visit

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