Americans for Prosperity to Launch Maryland State Chapter April 2


Contact: Dave Schwartz, (443) 797-5144

-Chapter Kickoff to take place at MD State House in Annapolis-

ANNAPOLIS- Grassroots free-market group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) will kick off its newest state chapter in Maryland with a press conference at the State House on Thursday, April 2nd. AFP National President Tim Phillips will join AFP-Maryland State Director Dave Schwartz in laying out the organization’s vision for the Free State.

“A Catonsville native and seasoned veteran in campaign politics, Dave is well equipped to lead the charge for free market issues in Maryland,” said Tim Phillips President of Americans for Prosperity. “We’re proud to welcome him as the leader of AFP’s 24th state chapter.”

AFP is a national organization with state-based chapters committed to educating citizens about the benefits of living in a society with a limited government and a free market and mobilizing those citizens to become advocates in the public policy process.

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“Maryland taxpayers are ready to hold their legislators accountable,” said Schwartz. “AFP-Maryland will urge Governor O’Malley to reign in wasteful spending and get a hold of the state’s budget. We’ve got a lot of work to do, but the principles AFP fights for are more important now than ever before.”

AFP Maryland just launched, a website with an online petition urging the state to reject any stimulus money with strings attached from the federal government. AFP received national attention when nearly 500,000 Americans signed its online petition,, against the stimulus package proposed by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Over 4,500 of those signers were residents of Maryland.

On Thursday, April 2nd the over 1,500 members of AFP-Maryland will join a grassroots network of over 200,000 AFP activists from 23 states.

What: AFP-Maryland “Chapter Kickoff” News Conference
When: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 1:00pm
Where: Lawyer’s Mall

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and scope of government is the best safeguard to ensuring individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFP educates and engages citizens in support of restraining state and federal government growth, and returning government to its constitutional limits. For more information, visit

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