Dear Fellow Conservative,
With only two weeks left before the midterm elections, President Obama is relentlessly singling out one group for attack in his speeches: Americans for Prosperity (AFP).
On at least 13 occasions now, including the MTV Townhall meeting this past Thursday, the President has attacked the grassroots activists, donors, and staff who make up Americans for Prosperity. Click here to see the video of the President's attacks.
Why is Obama so upset by AFP?
Because in my judgment, Americans for Prosperity is the most effective grassroots organization opposing the big government agendas of the President, Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
In recent months, I've seen Americans for Prosperity's massive, nationwide operation up close and it's making an enormous difference for our nation.
The President focuses on Americans for Prosperity's millions spent on television ads. They're effective. You can view some of their ads here:
Arizona--Rep. Gabrielle Giffords: http://www.youtube.com/user/AforP#p/u/21/cwe63hf8l9c
New Hampshire--Rep. Carol Shea-Porter: http://www.youtube.com/AforP#p/u/3/Hl9GOO-wB_Q
Wisconsin--Rep. Ron Kind: http://www.youtube.com/AforP#p/u/4/aSGDpN6tsYA
Ohio--Rep. Zack Space: http://www.youtube.com/AforP#p/u/1/vdYSDexPc8I
But, what sets Americans for Prosperity apart is the fact that they have built a state-based grassroots army across our nation that's fighting to protect our economic freedoms.
Right now, as part of their "November is Coming" effort, AFP activists are making thousands upon thousands of at home "freedom phone" calls to educate Americans on the voting records of liberal members of Congress in priority districts.
You may be interested in this article from the Richmond Times Dispatch that details how the effort is impacting the political landscape this year.
Along with the at home "freedom phone" effort, there is a carefully targeted door-to-door program being executed in priority districts across the nation, as AFP activists use good old fashioned shoe leather to deliver their message.
CLICK on NovemberisComing.com to see this extensive grassroots effort. It's exciting and impressive.
Their "November is Coming" and "Spending Revolt" bus tours are crisscrossing the nation, as well holding events that accomplish two key goals: recruiting tens-of-thousands of new grassroots activists and generating enormous media coverage that forces these liberal members of Congress to defend their votes on the health care takeover, cap-and-trade, and the counterproductive Stimulus Bill.
Americans for Prosperity has executed over 500 stand-alone rallies and bus tour events this year alone. To get a sense of the scale of bus tour effort, CLICK here to see the map detailing these events.
And you can see pictures of some of these events HERE.
I spoke with AFP's President, Tim Phillips, and he's now been in over 50 priority congressional districts in 2010 as part of their bus tours.
On the new media front, Americans for Prosperity is also in the forefront of the conservative movement. In July, I attended their 3rd annual "Right on Line" conference that trained well over 1,200 activists to be more effective online for the conservative cause. On YouTube, AFP is consistently among the top non-profit organizations in terms of Americans viewing their videos.
Click here to see their most recent gem that's been viewed by over 330,000 folks.
Americans for Prosperity was launched in 2004. Now seven years later, they've built a powerful group that this year will spend $35 million in defense of our free market economy.
What I like best, though, about Americans for Prosperity is that their efforts are not about any one year or any political party. They are committed to building a long-term, grassroots infrastructure across our nation that will effectively protect and advance our economic freedoms in the years to come.
Let's keep up our efforts in these last days before November 2nd.
Then let's make sure we stand ready to do battle during the coming lame-duck session of Congress and then in January when the 112th Congress convenes.
Yours for a great victory on November 2nd,
Richard A. Viguerie
Manassas, Virginia 20110