AFP - Prosperity Alert: June 2011

National RightOnline Conference - June 17-18Header

Win a FREE trip to the National RightOnline Conference - June 17-18

Americans for Prosperity is happy to announce our RightOnline Sweepstakes on Facebook. The winner will receive two passes to AFP Foundation's RightOnline Conference on June 17th and 18th, two round-trip airline tickets to Minneapolis (up to a $500 value), and one hotel room for a two night stay!

To enter, just click here, and "Like" Americans for Prosperity. Then follow the instructions for entering the Sweepstakes. Enter soon, before the Sweepstakes ends tonight at midnight! For official sweepstakes rules, click here. No purchase necessary to enter or win the Sweepstakes.

For the past three years, AFP Foundation's RightOnline Conference has stood as a counter to the left wing Netroots Nation Conference. This year, Netroots Nation will be right across the street from RightOnline. Let's send a message to the Left by making this year's RightOnline the biggest one yet!

Speakers at RightOnline will include Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, former CEO of Godfather's Pizza Herman Cain, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, best-selling author and syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin, conservative commentator and author Andrew Breitbart, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, the Wall Street Journal's John Fund,'s Erick Erickson, Fox News Contributor Mary Katharine Ham,'s Guy Benson,'s Ed Morrissey, Daily Caller contributor S.E. Cupp, and more!

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Take Action


Tell Congress to Vote NO on Natural Gas Subsidies!
Republicans rightly rejected President Obama's pet project to subsidize electric vehicles, but now they are dangerously close to doing the same thing with natural gas vehicles. Urge your legislators to reject the special tax treatment for natural gas vehicles in the NAT GAS Act, H.R. 1380! Click here to sign the petition now.

Watch Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's Explanation of Our Fiscal Situation, and How We Can Save Medicare!

Urge Your Senators to Stop Debit Card Price Controls!
Senator Jon Tester is trying to delay implementation of disastrous price controls on debit card interchange fees. The fee limits amount to nothing more than a government-imposed price control with dire consequences for the economy, banks, and anyone that uses plastic to pay for goods and services. Click here to urge your Senators to stand up against price controls!

Help Stop Obama's Democracy Denied Agenda!
With the debit card vote pending, the latest controversy at NLRB and EPA, and the House GOP promising to pass the REINS Act this summer, there is a lot of action on the regulatory front and our is more relevant than ever.  Go there to learn about all of Obama's outrageous regulatory power grabs and to take action against them.

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Activist of the Month - Mary Rose McCoy


Mary Rose McCoy first became involved with Americans for Prosperity at a conference in 2007 where she saw an AFP booth, and realized that her values were aligned with AFP's. She has been active in the AFP Michigan state chapter ever since, and her efforts have been invaluable. Her proudest accomplishment is her involvement with AFP Foundation, our related organization, in organizing Michigan's Defending the American Dream Summit in 2010.

Mary Rose continues to volunteer for AFP-Michigan. She is currently advocating for Right-to-Work laws, and she hopes to be successful in getting the state legislature to pass Right-to-Work legislation. Mary Rose is currently studying history at the undergraduate level and hopes to pursue a career in politics or education.

Congratulations Mary Rose, and thank you for all of your tireless efforts!

AFP Local Highlights


Local Highlights:

Gov. Chris Christie deals a blow to regional cap-and-trade programs with a little nudge from AFP-NJ.

AFP Virginia holds a rally in support of Virginia's challenge to ObamaCare.

AFP Oklahoma advocates for pension reform in the State of Oklahoma.

AFP California State Director David Spady discusses the Teachers' Union demands for higher taxes.

AFP Texas continues to fight for limited government and a balanced budget.

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