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AFP-Iowa Announces Thanksgiving Campaign Calling for Congressional Action on Crucial Issues

Nov 19, 2018 by AFP

 Grassroots group urges end of year action in Congress, invites Iowans to make their voices heard on criminal justice reform

DES MOINES, Iowa. – Americans for Prosperity–Iowa (AFP-Iowa) announced a targeted direct mail and digital campaign urging lawmakers to take on tough challenges before the end of the year. As part of the campaign, Iowans will receive mailers and see digital ads thanking Senator Chuck Grassley for leading on vital criminal justice reform legislation and urging constituents to praise him for his principled leadership.

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AFP-Iowa State Director Drew Klein had this to say about the campaign:

“Thanksgiving is the perfect time to for Washington lawmakers to set partisan differences aside and join together to forward meaningful legislation that is going to improve peoples’ lives. Particularly on criminal justice reform, lawmakers have an incredible opportunity to pass the FIRST STEP Act, which will reduce crime and recidivism, save money, and help people get a much-needed second chance in life. Senator Grassley has been a champion on this issue. We encourage Mitch McConnell to bring this legislation to the floor and for his colleagues to get this over the finish line before Christmas.”

Background: 

  • Koch Network Looks To Bring Lawmakers Together on Major Priorities Post-Midterms
  • AFP is thanking the following U.S. Senators and Representatives for supporting U.S. jobs by opposing harmful tariffs and supporting American trade: Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chris Coons (D-DE), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Susan Collins, (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Mike Lee (R-UT), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Representatives Terri Sewell (D-AL), Greg Meeks (D-NY), Ron Kind (D-WI), Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Kevin Brady (R-TX), Don Bacon (R-NE), Rick Larsen (D-WA), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Warren Davidson (R-OH), and Steve Chabot (R-OH).
  • AFP is also asking the following Senate and House lawmakers to support U.S. jobs by opposing harmful tariffs and supporting American trade: Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Doug Jones (D-AL) and Patty Murray (D-WA), and Representatives Collin Peterson (R-MN) and Will Hurd (R-TX).
  • On the issue of out-of-control spending, AFP is thanking the following U.S. Senators and Representatives for voting to rein in spending: Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), John Barrasso (R-WY), David Purdue (R-GA), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Mike Lee (R-UT), James Lankford (R-OK), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Steve Daines (R-MT), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Representatives Justin Amash (R-MI), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Rod Blum (R-IA), Dave Brat (R-VA), Ted Budd (R-NC), Warren Davidson (R-OH), Tom Emmer (R-MN), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Andy Harris (R-MD), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Mark Meadows (R-NC), Scott Perry (R-PA), Alex Mooney (R-WV), Thomas Massie (R-KY), John Ratcliffe (R-TX), Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) and Mark Walker (R-NC).
  • On the FIRST STEP Act, AFP is thanking U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chuck Grassley (R-IA, Lindsay Graham (R-SC), Mike Lee (R-UT), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Tim Scott (R-SC) for supporting the reforms and encouraging Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) to support the bill.