No Broken Promises
Americans for Prosperity Activists Visiting Congressional Offices to Oppose Ryan-Murray Budget Deal
Activists in Virginia have visited Congressional offices across the State
Richmond, VA – Over the past 36 hours Americans for Prosperity activists in Virginia have visited the local offices of Representatives Wolf, Wittman, Forbes and Rigell. This is part of AFP’s nationwide opposition to the Ryan-Murray budget deal, which breaks the Budget Control Act spending levels and increases spending by $45 billion. See pictures below.
“Our activists are representative of the many American people who know that Congress has a spending problem, not a revenue problem,” explained Annie Celotto, state director of Americans for Prosperity. “We are encouraged to see so many activists taking the time to make their voices heard in this important debate over Washington’s spending crisis.”
In the picture at left, young activists visited the Virginia Beach office of Rep. Scott Rigell.
In addition to local office visits in Virginia and across the country, Americans for Prosperity activists have sent over 14,000 emails to members of Congress and placed over 3,000 calls. AFP’s activity drew the attention of Speaker John Boehner, who expressed his disappointment at the conservative grassroots’ opposition to the budget.
“Congress may not like it when our activists fill their inboxes and flood their phone lines, but this is how grassroots is done,” continued Celotto. “The American people care about the size of government and cutting spending. They are paying attention and making their voice heard.”
Activists in the photo at right visited the Winchester office of Rep. Frank Wolf.
For further information or an interview, please contact Annie Celotto atAnnie@afpvirginia.com or 703-402-4445.
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 intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. For more information, visitwww.americansforprosperity.org