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Mail and Digital Campaign Encourages Bipartisanship to Address Criminal Justice Reform, Trade, and Spending

Nov 19, 2018 by AFP

Grassroots group launches offensive urging action in Congress, invites Minnesotans to make their voices heard on critical issues

BURNSVILLE, MN – Americans for Prosperity-Minnesota (AFP-MN) today announced a major initiative focused on bringing Republicans and Democrats together to take on tough challenges. The group is sending mailers and running digital ads encouraging U.S. Representative Collin Peterson (MN-07) to continue supporting American trade and oppose tariffs, encouraging U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to continue her support of criminal justice reform by working to pass the FIRST STEP Act, and thanking Representative Tom Emmer (MN-06) for working to rein in out-of-control government spending.

View the Klobuchar mailer here.

View the Emmer mailer here.

View the Peterson mailer here.

AFP-MN State Director Jason Flohrs issued the following statement:

“Like many families experience during Thanksgiving, Americans don’t always see eye to eye on everything. Yet, most are willing to put our differences aside and work together. Americans for Prosperity is committed to breaking the partisan gridlock and building policy coalitions to address some of the most pressing issues are country faces. Whether it’s passing the FIRST STEP Act, promoting free trade, or reining in Washington’s spending addiction, we are eager to bring people together and work with lawmakers who are ready and willing to help improve people’s lives.”

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


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Removing trade barriers, criminal justice reform, and addressing government spending have been policy priorities for Americans for Prosperity.

Earlier this year, AFP’s sister organization, Americans for Prosperity Foundation-Minnesota, co-hosted a free trade event with the Heritage Foundation in Mankato.

This summer, Americans for Prosperity and its coalition partners announced the launch of a multi-year, multi-million-dollar initiative to champion the benefits of trade and oppose tariffs and protectionist policies.

Last week, Senator Klobuchar became a co-sponsor of the FIRST STEP Act. AFP commends her for taking this important step and encourages her to help get the bill passed in the senate.

President Trump, senators from both parties, and major law enforcement groups like the Fraternal Order of Police all endorsed the FIRST STEP Act last week.

Sen. Klobuchar on the FIRST STEP Act: “An important opportunity that shouldn’t be lost.” (Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Twitter, 11/13/18)

Freedom Partners recently released a national poll showing that over 80 percent of voters approve of the FIRST STEP Act.

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), Gregory 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).