Americans For Prosperity to hold rally at Florida Capitol today

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Americans for Prosperity will greet the arrival of legislators and activists to the Tallahassee with a rally at the Florida Capitol today.

The event, beginning 2:30 p.m. at Waller Park on the front steps of the Capitol, will kick off the grassroots organization’s annual Tallahassee Days, three days of lobbying elected officials on limited government and financial freedom.

The rally will highlight AFP-FL’s 2014 legislative priorities, including Gov. Rick Scott’s request for $500 million in tax cuts, state pension reform and increased school choice. 

House Speaker Will Weatherford, House Appropriations Chair Seth McKeel, State Sen. Wilton Simpson and Rep. Manny Diaz are scheduled to appear, joined by AFP President Tim Phillips and Florida State Director Slade O’Brien.

Americans for Prosperity is a conservative/libertarian issue advocacy group originally founded in 2004 by billionaire political activist brothers Charles and David Koch. AFP now boasts 2,000,000 activists nationwide and more than 100,000 activists in Florida.

As a major supporter of the Tea Party movement, AFP focuses on free markets and entrepreneurship, as well as lower taxes and significant limits on government regulation and spending.  



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