Americans for Prosperity Comments on Governor Walker’s State of the State

Jan 10, 2017 by AFP

Grassroots advocacy group touting strong economy and opportunities for bold reform in 2017.

MADISON – Leading up to Governor Walker’s annual State of the State address, Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin is noting the strengths of Wisconsin’s economy.  According to AFP-Wisconsin’s state director Eric Bott, recent conservative reforms are contributing to a robust state economy including:

  • All-time high employment
  • Lowest unemployment in 15 years
  • Labor force participation outpacing national average by 5.7%
  • Lowest initial unemployment claims since 1989
  • Lowest continuing unemployment claims in 30 years
  • Top 12 in wage growth from June 2015 to June 2016

Bott issued the following statement:

“Governor Walker’s bold agenda has put Wisconsin’s economy back on track. His redoubled focus on removing barriers to a job for thousands of aspiring Wisconsinites will grant those individuals the dignity and fulfillment that comes through hard work. We look forward to working with Governor Walker to advance policies that will help thousands of hopeful Wisconsin families find their own version of the American Dream. We are pleased to see a governor who is focused on growing Wisconsin’s workforce and removing barriers to those seeking employment.”

Americans for Prosperity – Wisconsin is the state’s largest pro-freedom grassroots organization, advocating for public policies that champion the principles of a free society.

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 2.8 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 35 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit