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AFP-VA Stands with Richmond Tea Party

November 30, 2011 J

Denounces unfair treatment of conservatives by Mayor Jones

RICHMOND - Americans for Prosperity – Virginia (AFP-VA) today stands beside their economic freedom allies at the Richmond Tea Party, who have been singled out for an audit after requesting fair treatment by the city. The Richmond Tea Party audit appears to be nothing more than retaliation for the conservative group seeking refunds of some $10,000 spent on rally permits and fees, arguing that Occupy Richmond activists have not been charged anything for their similar activities.

Why the Super Committee Deadlock Is a Victory, Not a Failure

November 22, 2011 J

By Phil Kerpin

Vice President for Policy
Americans for Prosperity

It now appears the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (the “Super Committee”) will deadlock, resulting in automatic spending cuts of $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years. Some are decrying this as a failure; I’m celebrating it as a victory. Clearly, much more must be done to cut federal spending and avert a fiscal crisis. But real spending cuts were never on the table. What was on the table was a disastrous tax hike that would have undermined our economic recovery and given Washington politicians even more money to spend, undermining the goal of cutting spending.

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AFP-VA Introduces New State Director Audrey Berkshire Jackson

November 22, 2011 J

Thanks to conservative activists like you, Virginia has earned a reputation for keeping taxes low, creating jobs, and preventing the worst federal regulations from crossing the Potomac. Nonetheless, our work is not done. The new year will bring new challenges and opportunities to advance conservative principles and make Virginia even stronger

That is why we are excited to announce Audrey Berkshire Jackson as the new state director of the Americans for Prosperity – Virginia chapter.

Audrey will be working hard to give you a voice in Washington DC, Richmond, and your local government. She will lead AFP – VA’s on key issues concerning our economic freedom and prosperity.

Rep. Goodlatte Joins Commonwealth Officials In Jobs Fight Against Greenpeace

November 21, 2011 J

Elected officials’ support escalates for Mercury Paper’s contribution to Virginia jobs

Americans for Prosperity – Virginia (AFP-VA) is applauding Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6) for being the latest elected official to take a stand against Greenpeace’s vicious attempts to destroy jobs in the Commonwealth. In a letter to the CEOs of Costco, Food Lion, Kmart, Kroger, Sam's Club, Safeway, Target and Wal-Mart, Rep. Goodlatte called on the businesses to resist a Greenpeace-led smear campaign to stop the retailers from buying goods from the Mercury Paper Company, a business that has recently invested $21 million in Strasburg, VA.