I’ve had the opportunity to attend a couple of Americans for Prosperity (AFP) events over the past year. It’s a great organization that helps citizens like YOU get involved with grassroots activism. To tell you more about it, I’ve continued the “email interview” series by interviewing Tim Phillips, the president of Americans for Prosperity:
What is AFP?
Americans for Prosperity or AFP is the nation’s largest grassroots organization that advocates for economic freedom. We have over 2 million members and 34 permanent state chapters throughout the United States.
How does AFP plan on impacting the 2012 election?
AFP is not focused on any particular election. We are building a long-term movement that has the resources, credibility, and troops on the ground to hold politicians accountable for their actions, and persuade them to support free-market ideals that bring greater prosperity and higher quality of life for all Americans.
We frequently inform citizens of where their local politicians stand on economic issues of the day like irresponsible spending and national debt, the danger of Obama’s health care law, jobs, and our lagging economic recovery.
Why is this election so important?
Every election is an important one, and 2012 is no different. With our national debt at over $16 trillion, it is vital that we bring about economic policies that will build down the size of government, rein-in wasteful spending, and restore confidence in the private sector. Only then will our economy get back on the path to sustained growth.
Does AFP support a Presidential candidate for the 2012 election? Who and why?
AFP has not endorsed any Presidential candidate. However, President Obama’s big-government ideology is too dangerous to ignore. That’s why we launched (and recently completed) a $27 million express advocacy campaign that says President Obama does not deserve reelection.
How should regular citizens get involved in politics?
There are probably more than a thousand ways to get involved, but the most important is to be educated and informed on the issues, and know where politicians stand. Once you are politically engaged you may want to help a specific candidate or cause. AFP is a cause; we support ideas and platforms to promote economic freedom that transcend any one candidate or election. If you believe in a free-market approach to our economy, join the more than 2 million people who are already count themselves as AFP activists.
How could someone get involved with AFP?
It’s incredibly easy and there are lots of ways. You can sign up at our website AmericansForProsperity.org, come to any of our events or sign up on Facebook. Once you are engaged we’ll make sure that you have worthwhile volunteer activities to do including phone calls, rallies and tons of other special events.
Any last comments?
You can follow us on Twitter at @AFPHQ and Facebook at www.facebook.com/fightback to see the latest on what we’re up to. We’ve just launched a 400+ stop bus tour called Obama’s Failing Agenda Tour. We’ll be sending out three buses from the east coast to the west. You can see all the upcoming stops. Our hashtag on Twitter to follow coverage from the road is #FailingAgenda.
I’d like to thank Mr. Phillips for doing that interview, I hope y’all found it informative and check out AFP.
A few random notes:
- My brand new radio show, “Take it to the Hill“, will be LIVE this Thursday at 10AM on WGMU! I just started the facebook page for it, so be one of the first people to like it
- I’ve started updating the JTHmishmash facebook page , be sure to check that out along with my twitter account!
- If you’d like to view the last “email interview” I did with Shane Bias, check it out by clicking here.
- I recently wrote an article for Mason Votes about the Romney Rally in Fairfax, you can read it by clicking here.
As usual, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please email me anytime: JTHmishmash@gmail.com . I like to hear from y’all!
Have a great week! God Bless!