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AFP-IL Kicks Off Campaign to “Unrig the Economy”

Jun 13, 2019 by AFP

GENEVA, Ill.—Americans for Prosperity-Illinois (AFP-IL) 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 Illinois kicks off with a robust direct mail and digital effort aimed at stopping the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank by targeting Rep. Sean Casten, who sits on the House Financial Services Committee. The first phase also features direct mail and digital ads to stop the renewal of the so-called “tax extenders” and will be targeting Reps. Darin LaHood and Danny Davis, who sit on the House Ways and Means Committee.

View Rep. Casten Mailer

View Rep. Davis Mailer

View Rep. LaHood Mailer

AFP-IL State Director Andrew Nelms issued the following statement:

“All Illinoisans deserve the chance to compete by the same set of rules and have the same shot at success. Our activists are dedicated to eliminating the practice of government favoritism that currently plagues Washington in the form of ‘tax extenders’ and the Export-Import Bank. Our activists urge these members to work across party lines and use their positions on these committees to be better stewards of tax dollars, help unrig the economy, and give all Illinoisans the chance to compete on a level playing field.”


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 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 Illinoisans behind a common goal of advancing policies that will help people improve their lives. For more information, visit