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Lansing, Mich. – Annie Patnaude has been named the new Michigan director for the grassroots group Americans for Prosperity (AFP). Patnaude has worked with Americans for Prosperity for a combined 10 years, including as communications director for AFP’s national operations during its formative years.
“Our team has to think much bigger than we ever have in order to help transform our state,” said Patnaude. “We need to paint a positive vision of the future and then work to empower average Michigan citizens to achieve it. That means a continued focus on tearing down government-erected barriers, but also working with anyone willing to do good to transform outdated mindsets that are holding people back.”
Patnaude says the chapter’s activities will be diverse and will focus on reforming our broken criminal justice system and building up our communities. The policy priorities for the state will focus on expanding economic freedom for all Michiganders, reforming the criminal justice system, opposing corporate welfare, and advancing worker freedom.
Outgoing state director and former State Representative Pete Lund will continue to provide guidance and strategic advice for the chapter as Senior Advisor and stated:
“Annie brings a wealth of experience and deep understanding of AFP’s vision to this critical role as well as a lot of energy and enthusiasm to achieve it. Annie is a veteran leader who will work tirelessly to achieve AFP-MI’s goals to help people improve their lives.”
Patnaude lives in Lansing with her husband and five children. She is a graduate of Indiana University and has been proud to call herself a Michigander for the past 10 years.
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