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AFP-TX Responds to President Obama’s Campaign Visit

Austin, TX – Americans for Prosperity – Texas State Director Peggy Venable issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s campaign visit to Austin: “President Obama’s visit to Austin today is just another demonstration of how out of touch he is with the average American. In a time when unemployment continues to soar and [...]

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Open Letter to President Obama from AFP-TX

July 10, 2014

AFP-Texas State Director Mike Hasson and AFP Policy Director Peggy Venable released the following open message to President Obama prior to his remarks in the state today: Welcome To The Texas Economy, Mr. President Please Look Around, But Don’t Touch Anything Today, President Obama is giving a speech in Texas on the economy. If his [...]

Gov. Perry to Headline AFP “Defending the American Dream” Summit

July 01, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2014 CONTACT: Chris Neefus at (703) 517-4504 or CNeefus@afphq.org        Gov. Perry to Headline AFP “Defending the American Dream” Summit Group’s signature event to take place in Dallas, August 29-30.  DALLAS — Americans for Prosperity announced today that Texas Governor Rick Perry will headline the group’s signature annual event, the Defending the American Dream [...]

Most Texans Support School Choice

June 26, 2014

A new poll out found that most Texans support school choice – https://www.texastribune.org/plus/edu/vol-1/no-7/poll-reveals-wide-support-education-reform/ Like this post? Chip in $5 to AFP.

Texas Continues to be a Job-Creation Machine

June 24, 2014

Texas has added 383,100 jobs in the past 12 month.  The Texas Workforce Commission has announced that Texas job growth is largest in nearly 17 years. Texas can attribute much of the growth to an environment friendly to job-creation — Texas has no state income tax and policymakers strive to enact policies which will not hamper innovation [...]

Attorney General Abbott: Texas Schools Can’t Use Common Core

June 17, 2014

Sen. Dan Patrick asked Atty Gen Greg Abbott a simple question: can Texas schools legally use Common Core?    The answer was equally simple: NO. AG Abbott issued a ruling today which stated that while ISD’s are required to provide instruction in essential knowledge and skills at appropriate grade levels they may not use Common [...]