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America First Policy Institute Launches State Chapters

November 13, 2023

Initiative Brings Successful America First Policies for State Leaders

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) announced the creation of five America First Policy state chapters dedicated to developing and supporting America First policies at the state level. State chapters will be led by local America First leaders who will focus on unique policy solutions for issues facing their communities.

Initial AFPI state chapters will be located in Florida, Georgia, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and California.

“America First policies built the strongest economy in the world with low inflation and growing paychecks, unleashed our country’s energy dominance, secured the border, and pushed back against the growing threat from China,” said Brooke Rollins, President and CEO of the America First Policy Institute. “Due to the current lack of leadership in Washington, DC, many states are taking the lead on issues such as school choice, confronting China, and protecting its citizens against out-of-control crime. AFPI’s state chapters will be right next to those leaders with our nationally renowned policy experts — and the America First solutions that work.”

AFPI has tapped well-known leaders in the America First movement to lead these chapters, including:

AFPI-California: Melissa Melendez, Former California State Senator

AFPI-Florida: Pam Bondi, Former Florida State Attorney General

AFPI-Georgia: Doug Collins, Former Georgia Congressman

AFPI-Pennsylvania: Carla Sands, Former Ambassador to Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands, and Former Pennsylvania Senate Candidate

AFPI will announce leadership in Arizona shortly.

AFPI state chapter teams will work closely with local leaders and lawmakers to develop America First policies in advance of and during their 2024 legislative sessions. AFPI has worked with governors and state legislative leaders since its inception in 2021 on a host of issues, such as: expanding school choice, lowering healthcare costs, enhancing election integrity, protecting agricultural land from being purchased by China, supporting parents against woke school leaders and teachers’ unions, and protecting life, women’s sports, and children from harmful gender altering treatments and surgeries.

“States have always served as the laboratories of democracy,” said Linda McMahon, Chair of the Board of the America First Policy Institute and Chair of AFPI’s Center for the American Worker. “While our work on federal policies and setting the stage for a return of America First leadership to our nation’s capital in 2025 continues, we can also have an equally important impact by helping state officials develop model America First policies of the future.”

AFPI will continue to add new chapters with the eventual goal of hosting a chapter in all 50 states. This state-level effort compliments the policy work AFPI has engaged in at the state level for the past two years. AFPI’s state chapters will also work closely with AFPI’s recent launch of the America First Governors’ Council, as well as our current work developing an Attorney General Council.

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