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Americans for Prosperity Press Release

AFP Seven-Figure Campaign Urges Rep. Tom O’Halleran to Reject Biden “Infrastructure” Proposal

May 13, 2021 by AFP

PHOENIX, AZ – Americans for Prosperity-Arizona (AFP-AZ) today announced the launch of a robust grassroots and ad campaign urging Representative Tom O’Halleran to oppose President Biden’s $4 trillion “infrastructure” proposal – a wasteful, partisan spending spree of counterproductive policies that have nothing to do with improving roads and bridges, paid for by one of the largest tax increases in history.

The effort is part of a seven-figure campaign, called “End Washington Waste: Stop the Spending Spree,” that will connect Americans with the harms of the proposal while offering positive alternatives by bringing to bear the full weight of AFP’s capabilities: unprecedented mobilization of grassroots activists across the country, aggressive direct outreach to Hill offices, robust paid media efforts, and more.

AFP-AZ State Director Stephen Shadegg issued the following statement:

“Arizonans won’t buy what the administration is selling when they learn this so-called ‘infrastructure’ proposal is the most expensive plan in American history, paid for by some of the largest tax hikes ever. Instead of raising taxes and spending the vast majority of tax dollars on a partisan wish list, we are urging Rep. O’Halleran to focus on helping people keep more of what they earn and unleashing private investment for our infrastructure needs. Now is the worst time to usher in harmful tax increases, regulations, and mandates for Arizona families and entrepreneurs.”

AFP President Tim Phillips issued the following statement:

“President Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar “infrastructure” proposal is Washington waste at its worst – a partisan spending spree masquerading as road and bridge improvement. Less than five percent of the $4 trillion dollars goes to traditional infrastructure, while the rest goes to a partisan grab bag of top-down ideas that will lead to fewer jobs, tax increases that hurt workers’ wages and crush small businesses, and a rigged economy that leaves everyone worse off. Handouts to benefit special interests, favors for labor unions that undermine workers’ ability to find employment, and unnecessary regulation – all paid for by historic tax increases – will only devastate our recovering economy.”

Background on AFP’s Campaign:

The campaign also includes a robust paid media effort composed of several waves of targeted direct mail, layered digital advertising, and other tactics. AFP has also set up a unique web page at that empowers individuals to contact their lawmakers.

The first phase of the campaign focuses on 26 other lawmakers in 16 states: Representatives Stephanie Murphy (FL), Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA), Lucy McBath (GA), Cindy Axne (IA), Lauren Underwood (IL), Sharice Davids (KS), Elissa Slotkin (MI), Haley Stevens (MI), Angie Craig (MN), Dean Phillips (MN), Kathy Manning (NC), Chris Pappas (NH), Andy Kim (NJ), Mikie Sherill (NJ), Tom Malinowski (NJ), Peter DeFazio (OR), Kurt Shrader (OR), Matt Cartwright (PA), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA), Connor Lamb (PA), Susan Wild (PA),  Colin Allred (TX), Lizzie Fletcher (TX), Elaine Luria (VA), Abigail Spanberger (VA), and Ron Kind (WI).

AFP has already been ramping up in the field and with ads to drive engagement around the proposal. With the dedicated efforts of its activists nationwide, AFP has already sent more than 400,000 letters to lawmakers urging them to reject this infrastructure proposal.