Contact: Eric Bott, EBott@afphq.org
MADISON, Wis.—Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin (AFP-WI) today highlighted its role as part of an integrated, comprehensive campaign to build a strong economy by leveling the playing field for all. Called “Unrig the Economy,” this multi-year, multi-million-dollar campaign is part of a national effort that will harness the power of AFP’s grassroots activists to drive change at both the state and federal level.
The first phase of the campaign in Wisconsin kicks off with a robust direct mail and digital effort encouraging Rep. Sean Duffy, who sits on the House Financial Services Committee, to oppose the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. The first phase also features direct mail and digital ads encouraging Reps. Ron Kind and Gwen Moore, who sit on the House Ways and Means Committee, to oppose the renewal of the so-called “tax extenders.”
AFP-WI State Director Eric Bott issued the following statement:
“All Wisconsinites deserve to compete on a level playing field and have the same shot at success. But all too often, the government rigs the economy in favor of the well-connected through policies that pick winners and losers – as is the case with the Export-Import Bank and ‘tax extenders.’ We urge these members to help unrig the economy by rejecting these and other policies that create an unequal playing field that benefits special interests on the backs of taxpayers’ hard-earned money.”
According to a recent Washington Post/ABC News, 62% of Americans said they thought the U.S. economic system mainly benefits those in power versus only 34% who said it mainly benefits all people. Belief that the economy is rigged is a longtime, widespread perception.