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The Issues

The right policies are essential to helping our country achieve its full potential. That’s why Americans for Prosperity fights for the issues you care about — to pass the policies that benefit your community and expand freedom and opportunity for all.

AFP’s policy roadmap, Pathway to Prosperity, lays out several key priorities that will help unlock America’s potential.

We’re partnering with advocates, thought leaders and lawmakers to pass principled policy in the following issue areas.

Economic Opportunity

America is in the middle of an economic crisis. Unsustainable government spending and burdensome regulations have driven up inflation and resulted in high food, energy, and housing costs — limiting the economic progress of nearly every American.

This wasteful spending has also created a debt load that will be one of the biggest obstacles to success for future generations.

To fight against these harmful policies and put America back on the path to prosperity, we’re working to:

Health Care

Americans have access to some of the world’s best doctors and treatments that people in other countries could only dream of. But a maze of government red tape has put access to quality, affordable health care out of reach for too many people.

Yet it doesn’t have to be this way. We’re working to make health care more affordable, less of a hassle, and transparent. How? With the Personal Option, a doctor-supported plan that puts you in control.

Instead of a government-controlled system that limits your options and keeps costs high, the Personal Option can bring you the quality care you deserve from the doctors you trust at a price you can afford.


Our immigration systems are outdated, costing us a stronger border, a stronger economy, and a stronger America.

Fortunately, there are practical immigration reforms that can deliver all three — if only Congress dares to act.

Investing in our border security, modernizing the U.S. workforce, and providing DREAMERS with certainty are the first steps we can take toward reaching the highest potential of American communities and strengthening our inherent welcoming culture.

Free Speech & Peace

Every American should have the power to speak, think, and act as they see fit, without hindrance from the government — as long as they’re not violating the rights of others.

Yet today we too often see resistance toward a culture of free expression. To foster such a culture, we need to protect the First Amendment in legislation and judicial decisions.

But we also need to learn to coexist even when we disagree with one another. That’s the only way we’ll be able to find common ground and work toward solutions to the challenges we’re facing.

Criminal Justice

One mistake should not determine the rest of someone’s life. Yet for those exiting incarceration and re-entering their communities, their past often prevents them from rehabilitating their lives and finding ways to contribute to the wellbeing of their families and others.

We need to advocate policies that ensure those who have earned their freedom are given the opportunity to succeed by finding employment, housing, health care, and more.

By setting these individuals up for successful re-entry, we’re also keeping our communities safer — the ultimate goal of our work on this issue and of our country’s criminal justice system.

Foundational Education

All students deserve the opportunity to excel, but too often they’re trapped in outdated educational models that prevent them from discovering and exploring their potential.

Instead of limiting learners and families in a one-size-fits-all approach, we should expand their available options so they can customize their student’s educational options in ways that best suit their unique talents and needs.

To achieve all these reforms, Americans for Prosperity is building a movement of millions, from activists to policymakers to partner organizations, to drive a bottom-up approach to public policy that will advance the principles that have driven progress throughout America’s history.