Activists Look for Prosperity at the Capitol

By: Caroline Porter Email
By: Caroline Porter Email

TOPEKA, Kan. -- As part of their Americans for Prosperity Day at the Capitol, members of the grassroots group spoke with local politicians and rallied outside the statehouse today.

In the morning, Rep. Lynn Jenkins (District 2) addressed AFP about President Obama's housing plan and military troops.

This afternoon, grassroots activists spoke out against the federal stimulus package and pork money during a rally on the south lawn.

Organizers say the event was modeled after recent local "tea parties" in Wichita and Kansas City, which are inspired by the historic Boston Tea Party.

Derrick Sontag, AFP's state director, gave a few opening words before introducing several speakers, including state Sen. Susan Wagle.


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