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Americans for Prosperity Launches

Immediate Release: Friday, February 18
Media Contact: Mary Ellen Burke, 202-309-1129 or

Americans for Prosperity Launches
Hundreds of AFP Activists Traveling to WI State Capitol Saturday to Rally Support

-AFP President Tim Phillips to Speak from Wisconsin State Capitol-

MADISON- Americans for Prosperity today launched <>  where citizen activists from across the country can show support for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s common sense reform to end union collective bargaining and tackle the state’s nearly $4 billion deficit.

In addition to signing a petition of support for Governor Walker, Americans for Prosperity activists will travel in buses from across the region to participate in a coalition rally being held at the state capitol in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday, February 19 starting at noon.

Participating groups include American Majority, Americans for Prosperity, and several local Wisconsin tea party groups. AFP President Tim Phillips will be a featured speaker.
Additionally, AFP plans to run radio ads across the state urging senators to support Governor Walker’s plan.

“The bottom line is that collective bargaining is being used to force extravagant pension and health benefits that are crippling state budgets like Wisconsin’s,”
said AFP President Tim Phillips.  

“If we’re going to get spending in control, then all states should be adopting this type of sensible budget reform.  Citizens across the country should be alarmed that these common sense reforms are causing union bosses to disrupt a state government.  I call on Americans to show their support for Governor Walker’s sound fiscal responsibility when it comes to handling his state’s budget deficit.”
continued Phillips.

To arrange an interview with Tim Phillips, please call 202-309-1129.
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Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFP educates and engages citizens to support restraining state and federal government growth and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFP is more than 1.6 million activists strong, with activists in all 50 states.  AFP has 32  state chapters and affiliates. More than 70,000 Americans in all 50 states have made a financial contribution to AFP or AFP Foundation. For more information, visit <>

Americans for Prosperity does not support or oppose candidates for public office.