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America First Announces Leadership for Georgia Chapter

January 19, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On January 19, 2024, America First Policy Institute (AFPI) announces the hiring of Rebecca Yardley as the Executive Director of AFPI’s newly launched Georgia State Chapter. The hire reflects AFPI’s latest ramped-up efforts to develop and support America First policies within the Peach State.

Having played key leadership roles in Georgia's 2020 presidential and 2022 midterm campaigns, Yardley brings a wealth of experience in nonprofit, business, and political management to the table. Because the federal government failed to prioritize the welfare of American families, it has become imperative for state-level leaders to safeguard and empower everyday citizens. AFPI-Georgia is well-positioned to address local community concerns through tailored policy solutions, and Yardley's leadership abilities make her an ideal candidate to fulfill this mission.

“Georgia citizens are currently faced with an unprecedented surge in inflation, an ongoing struggle for better education options and school choices, as well as an attack on their thriving business sector, which has been a significant source of prosperity for the state for numerous years. With the direction of Yardley, AFPI-Georgia will be positioned to harness the state’s many assets to ensure that Georgia is working for all Georgians.” -  Doug Collins, Chair of AFPI-Georgia, former Congressman of the Georgia 9th District, and U.S. Senate Candidate in Georgia.

AFPI-Georgia priorities include:

  • Prioritizing Education in Georgia: It is essential for Georgia to prioritize the next generation and empower parents to select the best education options for their children, expand school choice, address learning loss, and promote early literacy.
  • Sustaining Georgia’s Values: Policies that improve adoption services, reform the state foster care system, and enhance mental health and addiction programs are critical to support Georgians who need a helping hand.
  • Making Georgia’s Streets Safe: Georgia can keep its people safe by continuing to fully fund law enforcement and focusing on real solutions to crime, along with investing in prevention, mental health, and rehabilitation services.
  • Increasing Opportunities for Georgians: Georgia can build on its economic success by advancing tax cuts for all Georgians and promoting policies that make it easier for all businesses, large and small, to operate in the state.
  • Strengthening Rural Georgia: Policymakers should focus on all of Georgia, from the urban and suburban areas to small towns and rural communities, and advance policies that promote economic growth and opportunity for all Georgians.

To learn more about AFPI-Georgia, click here.

To learn more about AFPI state chapters, click here.

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