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Washington D.C. – Americans for Prosperity state directors will descend on Capitol Hill Wednesday as part of AFP’s three-day event bringing the voices of grassroots activists to Washington. The 2019 Capitol Conference is the largest annual gathering of its kind to date with more than 220 meetings scheduled with members of Congress, Senators and other policy champions. In meetings Wednesday, AFP state directors are urging leaders to unrig the economy by rejecting the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank and the renewal of previously expired tax extenders.
State directors will also call on Congress to stop budgeting by crisis and will provide lawmakers with specific policy reforms to rein in spending.
Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips issued the following statement:
“This is a crucial inflection point for AFP’s effort to unrig the economy. Our grassroots infrastructure gives us unique credibility when our staff meet with lawmakers, making us best-positioned to move the needle on corporate welfare issues. Our activists know that when Washington picks winners and losers, Americans lose out to the rigged system.
“This week, we’ll be meeting with 229 House and Senate offices encouraging them to champion policies that level the playing field by rejecting the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank and the renewal of previously expired tax extenders. We are also going to remind lawmakers that AFP activists stand ready to hold lawmakers accountable and thank those who lead on these issues.”
Read more about AFP’s multi-year, multimillion-dollar effort to “Unrig the Economy” here (CNBC).