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March 2010 AFP Update
Dear Fellow AFP Activist,
Last month President Obama held a sham "bipartisan" health care summit hoping it would be the game-changer the Left needed to re-launch their scheme to take over our health care system. Even before the summit started, Democrats were threatening to use reconciliation, a parliamentary trick that requires only 51 votes to jam through this health care takeover.
AFP held our own Critical Care: The Patients' Summit to send a simple message: "the American people have rejected this trillion-dollar takeover of health care. So Congress should start over from scratch, or better yet, focus on policies that create jobs and get our economy moving again." Hundreds of activists showed up and made their voices heard right outside the health care summit at the Blair House. Next week we will have our "Honk Against the Health Care Takeover" event, which you can learn more about below.
Additionally, the Obama administration is quietly pushing for Cap-and-Trade, but this time they are not waiting for a vote in Congress. The president is now intent on using the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to bypass Congress and move full steam ahead to implement the Left's global warming agenda.
AFP is about to launch a nationwide effort to educate citizens about the EPA's move to impose job-killing, freedom-encroaching regulations and mandates on American businesses - at a time when our economy is desperately struggling to create jobs and rebuild prosperity. Stay tuned for more details on this, as our nationwide tour will launch very shortly.
We still face a lot of threats to our freedoms. The good news is the American public continues to reject the Obama administration's liberal agenda.
Thanks for all you're doing and let's keep fighting.
Honk Against the Health Care Takeover
On Tuesday March 16th at 12 noon your time, we're asking you to drive to your nearest congressional district office with a sign or bumper sticker reading "Honk Against the Health Care Takeover" and drive around the office for at least 15 minutes occasionally honking your horn to make your voice heard against the health care takeover.
Find your Representative's local office and get your Honk No bumper sticker HERE.
Forget Reconciliation - Why the Real Fight is in the House
If the House passes the Christmas Eve version of the Senate health care reform bill, the game is up and the American people lose. If, on the other hand, the House rejects the original Senate bill, it's all over.
Read the full article on Fox Forum here.
Recent National Highlights
Critical Care: The Patients' Summit
Hundreds of grassroots activists joined us at AFP's protest outside President Obama's sham summit at the Blair House in Washington, DC. After, we held our own Patients' Summit focusing on free market reforms that put patients first.
Read more and see video HERE.
AFP Foundation Releases Earmarks Study
AFP Founation's new earmarks study indicates that Washington politicians use taxpayer-funded earmarks to bolster their reelection efforts, with a real effect on voters.
Read more how politicians are using taxpayer money for campaign purposes HERE.
Recent Local Highlights
Coming up at AFP
As we mentioned earlier, AFP is launching an effort to educate citizens about the EPA's attempt to enact a radical global warming agenda without a vote in Congress. These regulations will have a significant economic impact on every American family and local businesses. We must call on Congress to stop the EPA powergrab. There are many bipartisan resolutions in Congress to stop the EPA. You can email your Representative and Senators and tell them to support these resolutions here.
Stay tuned to AmericansforProsperity.org for more details on the Regulation Reality Tour.
AFP Foundation Announces 2010 RightOnline® Conference
AFP Foundation will host the 3rd annual RightOnline Conference in Las Vegas from July 23-24 at the Venetian Hotel. RightOnline will bring together influential new media activists, representatives of conservative organizations, and hundreds of citizen activists to provide important leadership and grassroots training, offering the tools and inspiration to more effectively impact public policy in favor of limited government and free enterprise.
Learn more and register today at RightOnline.com
Are You a Citizen Journalist?
AFP Foundation is hosting several contests for conservative activists who have shown an exceptional ability to educate others about excessive government spending or other policy issues through social networks, blogs, and internet videos. If this sound like you, a family member, or friend, you can enter one of these contests HERE.