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Special Update from Tim Phillips - Advancing Freedom for Your Family and Mine

September 22, 2012

The sun remains high on the 1st-ever “National Prosperity Action Day” and AFP activists have already made over 200,000 calls and knocked on countless doors. In 18 states from Florida to Maine and New Mexico to Minnesota, hard-working citizens at over 103 AFP field offices are busy spreading the message of economic freedom and identifying citizens who support AFP’s mission.

The hub of this effort was at our newly opened field office in Leesburg, where Virginia State Director Audrey Jackson had been working to bring out around 80 AFP volunteers, including a contingent from Maryland. Our good friend and fellow happy warrior Kate Obenshain took time to drop by and make calls with us and remind us of the importance of our work for the future of freedom and prosperity in America. Of course, my favorite activists were my three sons and daughter, pictured at right.

Enthusiastic volunteers were given mobile phones and their own personal access code to connect to our sophisticated dialing system. Using this technology, each volunteer is capable of making literally thousands of calls in a few hours – far more expansive and effective than anything used before. That means we spend less time dialing and more time talking to real people about the issues that concern so many Americans. Our volunteers know that when they phone bank with AFP they are an integral part of pushing back against the left and advancing freedom and prosperity.

To make sure this national effort was synchronized and coordinated across all 100 locations, we live-streamed the Leesburg kickoff to make sure everyone got off to an enthusiastic start. The video of Kate and my speech will be posted soon.

As of 12 noon eastern time, AFP volunteers had made over 75,000 calls. An hour later, we were up to 104,000. At the time of this post we have hit 200,000 calls and look forward to surpassing our goal of 250,000 in the next hour or so.

As many activists continue to make calls, a number of activists are spending the day outside, knocking on doors and having one-on-one conversations with activists. We’ve met some great people who are concerned about the state of our economy and want to know more about how President Obama’s policies affect them. By talking with concerned citizens and educating them about economic freedom, AFP’s activists are making a real difference for the future of our country.

While the National Prosperity Action Day has been a huge success and represents a major victory for our activists, we aren’t resting on our laurels. Come Monday morning, our activists will continue making calls with our phone banking program, driving around the country in our “Obama’s Failing Agenda” bus tour, and otherwise holding politicians accountable.

Thank you for standing with AFP and making a difference for our country’s future.

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