Here’s a message from Derrick Sontag of Americans For Prosperity – Kansas, regarding a rally in Topeka next Monday. There’s a free bus from Wichita to this event. It leaves Lawrence Dumont Stadium parking lot at 6:00 am, and will return to Wichita around 7:00 pm. Contact John Todd, firstname.lastname@example.org or (316) 312-7335 or Susan Estes, email@example.com or (316) 269-4170 to make a reservation on the bus.
Hundreds of you have taken part in local tea party rallies in different parts of the state. Let’s keep the momentum going, and continue to spread the message to our legislators and other elected officials that Kansas taxpayers have had enough wasteful government spending.
I encourage you to join us in Topeka on Monday, March 9 for AFP Day at the Capitol. Now is the time for our policymakers to enact meaningful budget reform in Kansas. Two years ago we had nearly $1 billion in the bank and we now face a $1 billion shortfall, not because our revenue stream has dried up, but because of how much we spend.
Confirmed speakers at AFP Day at the Capitol include Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, Sunflower Electric Power Corporation President and CEO Earl Watkins, Executive Director of the Center for Applied Economics at the University of Kansas Art Hall, Senator Tim Huelskamp and Representative Jason Watkins.
Following their presentations, we’ll carry our message right to the south lawn of the Capitol where we’ll hold a rally to encourage our elected officials not to rely on federal bailout money to balance our state budget.
- AFP Day at the Capitol
- Monday, March 9th
- 9 a.m. Information session at Dillon House (404 SW 9th St., Topeka), including continental breakfast and lunch
- 2:30 p.m. rally on the South Lawn of the Kansas Statehouse
There is no cost to attend, but we encourage you to register online so we can accommodate everyone.
I hope you participate in all or part of AFP Day at the Capitol. Even if you cannot attend the morning session, I strongly encourage you to attend our rally at 2:30 pm on the South Lawn of the Statehouse. Bring your homemade signs and help us send a message to Kansas elected officials that we’ve had enough wasteful government spending, and that taking a federal bailout isn’t the solution to our budget shortfall.