AFP - Prosperity Alert: December 2010

Prosperity Alert: December 2010


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Tell Congress to Stop the FCC's takeover of the internet!
It's an eerie echo of last year's health care debate. Another Christmas Eve, another sixth of the economy taken over by Washington. President Obama's FCC is obsessed with regulating the Internet. They made it official last week when they announced the agenda for their December 21st meeting. Congress must step in and do what the American people asked for in this election: stop Obama's big government agenda. Click here to read more. Take action at, or click here to contact your representatives on this issue.

Join the Virtual March on Washington to stop forced unionization!
We knew the unions wouldn't let the lame duck session pass by without extracting some big payback for all the time, effort, and money they put into creating the Democratic congressional majority. They are now pushing a bill to force unionization of state and local police, paramedics, and firefighters. Click here to read more. Click here to join our Virtual March on Washington and tell Congress "No union giveaways in the lame duck!"

Hot Air Tour Cancun


The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 16) is meeting in Cancun, Mexico from November 29 – December 10 2010; and Americans for Prosperity took our Hot Air Tour there to meet them on December 2nd.

AFP’s Hot Air Tour broadcasted Live from Cancun on December 2nd to remind Americans that energy regulations handed down by the UN would mean: Lost Jobs, Higher Taxes and Less Freedom.

To watch video of the event, or to see pictures from our viewing parties across the country, click here!

Click here to see our video of Bureaucrats Gone Wild on YouTube!


November 15th - November Speaks Rally


On November 15, over 600 activists from across the country gathered at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., to protest the big-government agenda of the lame duck Congress. Speakers included Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), Sen. Jim Demint (R-SC), Congressman-elect Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Congressman-elect Frank Guinta (R-NH), Congressman-elect Bob Gibbs (R-OH), and others.

Activists sent the message that it is not acceptable to raise taxes on Americans, or to pass massive spending bills designed to fund Obamacare before the new Congress is seated.

To see pictures of the rally, click here.

To see media coverage of the rally, click here.

Lame Duck Congress Update


The lame duck session of Congress continues into December, and we need your help to send them the following messages0:

  1. These are the first votes of the 2012  cycle and public anger is not going away.  
  2. You have no  right to raise taxes on any American while the economy remains weak  and after class-warfare, tax-the-rich ideas were decisively rejected in a  national election.  
  3. It’s  wrong to cheat the American people by voting to fund  ObamaCare  before a new Congress elected not to fund it can be seated.

Click here to join our Virtual March on Washington, and let the lame duck Congress know that we're watching!

Click here to play AFP's new online game, Lame Duck Hunt!

Activist of the Month - Rick Wallett


If you’ve ever wondered what a cauliflower ear is just ask Richard Wallett, a 43 year old volunteer from South Elgin, IL, who worked over the last few months to educate folks through Americans for Prosperity. Making more than 10,000 calls for AFP’s volunteer Freedom Phone system, more than any other caller, Rick felt it was important that citizens were fully informed of the policy decisions being made by their elected officials.

With his wife Laura of 21 years as mentor, Rick found himself in full activist mode during this election season. He devoted his time to championing conservative causes, one of them being Americans for Prosperity.

“Big government and out of control spending are destroying our children and grandchildren’s futures,” said Wallett.  “We need to do something and do it now.” 

As organizers of the Kane County 9/12 Tea Patriots, the couple made over 10,000 phone calls, distributed 7,500 door hangers, and distributed literature over 13 precincts.  “I believe in working with groups like Americans for Prosperity because they can provide the tools needed to educate taxpayers," said Wallett. “People need to realize that a change in course is needed.” 

Thanks, Rick, for all your hard work and congratulations on being AFP’s top Freedom Phoner and December Activist of the Month!


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