AFP-PA launched a statewide early morning phone chain to activists to begin calls into Congressional offices to stop the Ryan budget deal.
Americans For Prosperity-Pennsylvania, the state’s largest free market organization, has activated its vast grassroots army in Pennsylvania to begin making calls into the district offices of their Congressmen in order to stop the Paul Ryan budget compromise from going through.
Two years ago, a bipartisan deal was reached by Congress and signed into law by President Obama that capped discretionary spending at $967 billion in the 2014 fiscal year. This past spring the American people sided with Republicans in the House when they stood firm in the face of President Obama’s hysterical predictions that the modest sequestration spending cuts would harm our nation.
Now, Congress wants to go back on its promise to keep the spending cuts in place. That’s why Americans for Prosperity has launched a massive offense on social media, on the phone and district visits.
“As a working mother, I am shocked the Congressmen and women who voted to cut spending would consider going back on their promise to us,” said Jennifer Stefano, State Director of Americans for Prosperity. “On behalf of all the working families in the state, our Pennsylvania Congressional delegation needs stand firm in upholding the modest sequestration spending cut both parties agreed to for the current fiscal year.”
Stefano continued: “The AFP-PA staff has been working the phones all morning reaching out to our activists in every Congressional district in the state to make sure our Washington representatives hear our voice. If the Republicans especially don’t uphold the sequestration cuts, then they are joining liberal Democrats in breaking their word to the American people to finally begin reining in government over-spending that has left us over 17 trillion in debt.”
“The American people demanded, and were promised, reasonable spending limits, ” said Stefano. “Politicians choosing to go back on their promise will be held accountable for their actions.”