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AFP Announces Major Thanksgiving Mail and Digital Campaign to Bring Washington Together on CJR, Trade and Spending

Nov 19, 2018 by AFP

Grassroots group urges end of year action in Congress, invites Americans to make their voices heard on crucial issues

ARLINGTON, Va. – Today, Americans for Prosperity announced a robust six-figure direct mail and digital campaign focused on bringing Republicans and Democrats together to take on tough challenges, including passing the FIRST STEP Act, reining-in government spending, and promoting free trade policies. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Americans in more than 40 states will receive mailers thanking leaders in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives who’ve championed these issues and urging others to bridge their partisan divides to solve some of the biggest issues facing our nation.

The announcement is part of AFP’s end-of-year push that is dedicated to forging bipartisan compromise to address criminal justice reform, immigration reform, trade policies and runaway spending.

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AFP President Tim Phillips issued the following statement:

“As Americans gather around the table to give thanks, we want to take the opportunity to bring people together to address some of the toughest problems facing our country. After Thanksgiving, there is still crucial work to be done in Washington, and the more lawmakers work together, the better — whether that’s passing the FIRST STEP Act, addressing out-of-control spending, or promoting free trade. Many lawmakers are already leading by driving progress on these issues, and we invite anyone who’s willing to join with us to help get the job done.”

AFP is dedicated to building policy coalitions with members of both parties to help fix our broken criminal justice system, rein in spending, provide a solution for Dreamers, and promote American trade.

On the FIRST STEP Act, AFP is thanking U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Lindsey 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.

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 Perdue (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).

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