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AFP Activists Push for Balanced Budget Amendment today!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, July 13, 2011
Contact: Stuart A. Jolly (405) 514-0514

Americans for Prosperity Activists Push for Balanced Budget Amendment

Grassroots activists visits Representative Boren’s district offices urging spending cuts

MUSKOGEE — We Need Congressman Dan Boren to Support a Balanced Budget! Oklahoma families understand that they must balance their budgets. Politicians in Washington, DC don’t. That’s why AFP supports a Balanced Budget Amendment.

Today, July 14th, we are asking you to visit Congressman Dan Boren’s district offices and encourage him to support a Balanced Budget Amendment. Take 15 minutes out of your day and make a difference!

The Oklahoma chapter of the free market grassroots group Americans for Prosperity will join a huge coalition of conservative and tea party organizations in a nationwide effort to visit U.S. House Members’ district offices. The grassroots message this coalition will carry is that representatives must support a balanced budget amendment to U.S. Constitution that has spending caps and a requirement for a supermajority vote to raise taxes.

“Our grassroots are really worked up about the need for this balanced budget amendment, with tough limits on spending and taxes,” said Oklahoma State Director Stuart Jolly. “State and local governments all need to work each year to bring their books into order and it’s long past time that the federal government take similar steps. We’re going to visit Congressman Boren’s district offices because he needs to know how important this amendment is to free market grassroots activists all across this country.”

What: National District Office Day on the Balanced Budget Amendment

When: Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 12:00 Noon.

Who: Americans for Prosperity Grassroots Activists (open to all!)

Where:
1. Muskogee Office, 431 W. Broadway, Muskogee, OK 74401, (918) 687-2533

2. Claremore Office, 309 W. 1st Street, Claremore, OK 74017, (918) 341-9336

3. McAlester Office, 25 East Carl Albert Parkway, Suite B, McAlester, OK 74501, (918) 423-5951

4. Durant Office, 112 N. 12th Avenue, Durant, OK 74701, (580) 931-0333

The national day of district office visits comes just days before the U.S. House will vote on the Balanced Budget Amendment. Next week, the U.S. House will vote on H.J. Res. 1, offered by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R.-Va.), which has received widespread conservative support.

H.J. Res. 1 requires:
- Revenues to match outlays
- Limit spending to 18 percent of GDP
- Supermajority vote in Congress to raise taxes
- Supermajority vote in Congress to raise the debt ceiling
- The President must submit a budget to Congress that balances
- Several other important provisions

See you at one of the offices list below on Thursday!

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 scope of government is the best way to safeguard individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFP educates and engages citizens in support of restraining state and federal government growth, and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFP has more than 1.7 million members, including members in all 50 states, and 31 state chapters and affiliates. More than 85,000 Americans in all 50 states have made a financial investment in AFP or AFP Foundation. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org

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