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Las Vegas, Nev.—Americans for Prosperity-Nevada (AFP-NV) today highlighted its role as part of an integrated, comprehensive campaign to build a strong economy by leveling the playing field for all. Called “Unrig the Economy,” this multi-year, multi-million-dollar campaign is part of a national effort that will harness the power of AFP’s grassroots activists to drive change at both the state and federal level.
The first phase of the campaign in Nevada kicks off with a robust direct mail and digital effort to stop the renewal of the so-called “tax extenders” and will be targeting Rep. Steven Horsford, who sits on the House Ways & Means Committee, and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, who sits on the Senate Finance Committee. The first phase also features direct mail and digital ads to stop the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank by targeting Sen. Cortez Masto, who also sits on the Senate Banking Committee.
AFP-NV State Director Juan Martinez issued the following statement:
“All Nevadans deserve the chance to compete on a level playing field, but that won’t be so until the government favoritism that currently plagues Washington in the form of ‘tax extenders’ and the Export-Import Bank comes to an end. Through these policies and others like it, the government picks winners and losers and rigs the economy in favor of special interests and the well connected. Our grassroots communities encourage these lawmakers to unrig the economy, reject these policies, and help give all Nevadans the same shot at success.”
According to a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll, 62% of Americans said they thought the U.S. economic system mainly benefits those in power versus only 34% who said it mainly benefits all people. Belief that the economy is rigged is a longtime, widespread perception.
For further information or an interview, reach LORENZ ISIDRO at lisidro@@afphq.org or (703) 887-7724.
Through broad-based grassroots outreach, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is driving long-term solutions to the country’s biggest problems. AFP activists engage friends and neighbors on key issues and encourage them to take an active role in building a culture of mutual benefit, where people succeed by helping one another. AFP recruits and unites Nevadans behind a common goal of advancing policies that will help people improve their lives. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org
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