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Americans for Prosperity - Arizona

The following email has been issued by the Arizona Chapter of Americans for Prosperity

To Arizona Taxpayers and Tea Partiers:

The Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity is joining allied organizations on Saturday, August 8th to hold protests at the offices of members of Arizona’s Congressional delegation to tell them to keep their HANDS OFF OUR HEALTH CARE!

AFP Arizona activists will join Arizona Tea Party, 9-12 Project Arizona, Smart Girl Politics, Tea Party Patriots, and thousands of citizen activists in Code Blue protests around the state, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 8th.

Code Blue is asking activists to attend protests at the offices of their Congresspersons and Senators and at the office of the AARP. For locations, see the Code Blue flyer.

AFP Arizona recommends that activists focus their efforts on the offices of U.S. Reps. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Pima County), Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Prescott/Flagstaff) and Harry Mitchell (D-Scottsdale/Tempe). Those three members have serious concerns about the initial versions of the Obama-Pelosi-Kennedy “reform” plans.

The current plans would result in massive new taxes, failure to control costs, and potentially a single-payer, Canadian-style system of government-directed health care (under which Washington bureaucrats would decide which doctors you can go to, and which medical procedures you can and can’t have).

Giffords, Kirkpatrick, and Mitchell are under intense pressure from President Obama, from their hard-left colleagues in Congress, and from radical activist groups that want to destroy what remains of America’s private health insurance system. We need to make sure that Giffords, Kirkpatrick and Mitchell hear loud and clear from grassroots supporters of health care freedom!

To sign up for a Health Care Tea Party, please take the following five steps:

1) Decide which Congressional office you wish to visit on August 8th. The offices are listed on the Code Blue flyer.

2) Reply to this email (or write to to let AFP Arizona know which office you plan to visit.

3) Let your local Tea Party organizer know which office you’re going to, by signing up at

4) Get talking points, policy updates, and ideas for signs at:

5) Email and call your friends and family members, and urge them to join us on August 8th.

This is the fight of the decade for American liberty. Now is the time to take a stand.

President Obama and the leftists in Congress wanted to hurry up and complete the national government’s takeover of American health care–before the public got a chance to find out what was in the legislation. We are grateful to report that the legislation does not look like it will go to a final vote until after the August recess. That means we have a very limited window to act.

The same people who have taken over private banks and much of the auto industry now want to take over even more of the health care sector. The same people who make you wait in line at the Post Office want to create a system in which you will have to wait weeks, months, or even years for life-saving or life-improving medical services. The same kind of people who run America’s very expensive and very ineffective public schools claim that they will (somehow) maintain quality and control costs in the health care sector.

Some of the central planners in Washington want to give government the power to say which doctors you can go to, and which medical procedures you can and can’t have. President Obama is not sure whether the government should have allowed his own grandmother to get a hip replacement. Imagine how Washington bureaucrats will treat YOU!

We must take a stand NOW to protect elderly patients, to maintain the high quality of health services in America, and to preserve the essential doctor-patient relationship. Government has already distorted US health insurance markets by making private health insurance too expensive for many Americans, and by making American workers dependent upon on employer-provided insurance. But if you think things are bad now, wait until government completes its takeover of the medical sector. We must STOP the rapid march of socialist health care

For Liberty,  


Tom Jenney
Arizona Director
Americans for Prosperity


  1. Yeah, President Obama mentioned the old lady who told him to keep government’s hands off Medicare, too.

    Have fun on the lunatic fringe.

  2. It says, “We must take a stand NOW to protect elderly patients…”

    Who are on Medicare, a government-run program.

    There is not one suggestion in this letter about alternative proposals to help us work out a bipartisan solution to the problems of health care.

    Two-year-olds just say no to everything. That is the mentality normal adult Americans have to deal with here.

  3. RG,

    Do you mean this group of lunatics?

    Lunatic Fringe

  4. kralmajales says

    There are nuts on the far left and, as we are learning, there are nuts on the far right.

    Makes it kind of nice to be a moderate.

  5. kralmajales says

    Oh…and just so I can say it again…here is yet another Americans for Prosperity event that references the Tea Party. Claims that the tea party is some kind of a bi-partisan, spontaneous uprising are just plain getting hokier and hokier.

  6. I believe raucous protest is wonderful and we probably need more of it. I just don’t believe what we have been seeing here is what it purport to be.

    Let me just say, I think that the way these are being done is likely going to wind up weakening the health care opposition. I also think it is likely, because of how the recruiting is being done and the rhetoric being used, that there will be some act of violence by the teabaggers. I just don’t think modern conservatives know how to handle the situation they have found themselves in. I would also note that the groups that have been so transparently organizing these things, who are essentially corporate lobbying groups, are going to face real problems if violence does happen.

  7. kralmajales says

    Wow…that is a harrowing thought Todd.

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