James Carville and Mary Matalin to keynote 2015 AFC Nat’l Policy Summit

The Fight for Educational Choice! AFC is pleased to announce James Carville and Mary Matalin as keynote speakers during the 2015 National Policy Summit May 18-19 in New Orleans, Louisiana! As residents of Louisiana, Carville and Matalin have seen firsthand the power of educational choice in New Orleans. The husband-wife duo will discuss the importance of choice and challenging the status … Read More

Budget Update From Governor Ducey

Over the past several months I’ve spent a fair amount of time with governors from both parties.  The advice from all of them has been consistent: “No matter what, get your state’s budget balanced first. Once that’s accomplished then you can tackle everything else.” Working with the Arizona Legislature we did that this week, passing a budget that puts us … Read More

Big Announcement

Governor Scott Walker will sign legislation to make Wisconsin a “Right to Work” state, prohibiting employees from being forced to join a union against their will. It’s the right thing to do for job creators and employees alike. But you know how it is: It threatens the power the Big Government Labor Bosses crave and they are going to come … Read More

Ban Gifts Now-Ethics Reform Now

Ban Gifts Now – Ethics Reform Now by Sal DiCiccio Dear Friends: Just like you, Phoenix is excited to see the Super Bowl come to town. However, the game should not be an exciting opportunity for politicians to “score free game tickets.” Mayor Stanton promised a gift ban/ethics reform 1,110 days ago-but nothing has happened. Nothing. He even went on to promise implementing a ban … Read More

Joe Foss Institute Announces New CEO

Former U.S. Congressman to lead organization’s efforts to educate and inspire future leaders   SCOTTSDALE, AZ (January 6, 2015) – The Joe Foss Institute Board of Directors has named Frank Riggs the new President and CEO of the Joe Foss Institute (JFI). The mission of JFI is to restore civics education in K-12 schools and ensure that all high school … Read More

Voters reject the educational status quo

Dear Friend of Educational Choice, Voters reject the status quo in education. They applaud bold change for children, and they want more. That’s the message voters sent last week in the dramatic midterm election results. In each of the states where the American Federation for Children’s affiliated political committees engaged, we were able to help elect or protect many school … Read More

Why the Elephants are Dancing: Understanding the November 2014 Election

By Bill McInturff Public Opinion Strategies’ Election Night Poll shows the 2014 election was defined by major dissatisfaction about the direction of the country, the economy, and President Obama: 1. On Election Day, roughly two-thirds (65%) of voters said the country is headed off on the wrong track. 2. The weekend before the election 64% of voters said they were … Read More

We won!

By Elect Bolick for Arizona As you may know, we won the Legislative District 28 (LD 28) House primary. Thank you to all of our supporters, volunteers, endorsers, and donors. Without you our win would not have been possible. The general election battle is tough, but winnable. LD 28 is the only Arizona legislative district carried by Mitt Romney that … Read More

Shawnna Bolick Receives Congressman David Schweikert’s Endorsement

Shawnna Bolick received Congressman David Schweikert’s endorsement for the Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 28. “Shawnna Bolick is exactly what Legislative District 28 needs,” stated Congressman Schweikert. “Shawnna is principled, articulate and an advocate for education and a balanced budget. She cares about people, as reflected recently when she helped neighbors navigate the Veterans Administration. I am proud … Read More