Interest Group Activity in Ohio: Americans for Prosperity
PRESS RELEASES from Americans for Prosperity-Ohio

October 23, 2012
Americans for Prosperity-OH Policy Briefing with Special Guest, Law & Order Actor and Former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson

Join Americans for Prosperity-OH for a Policy Briefing with Special Guest, Law & Order Actor and Former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson on Novermber 1.

Cincinnati | 12:00 – 1:30 pm Holiday Inn – Eastgate 4501 Eastgate Blvd, Cincinnati, OH 45245


Dayton | 3:00 – 4:15 pm Dublin Pub | 300 Wayne Avenue, Dayton, OH 45410


West Chester | 5:00 – 6:30 pm Mariner’s Inn North 7967 Cincinnati Dayton Road, West Chester, OH 45069

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Hannah Faulkner at (513) 882-0979 or

October 22, 2012
AFP-OH Policy Briefings with Dick Morris on October 30

Join Americans for Prosperity-OH for a Policy Briefing with Special Guest Dick Morris.

Tuesday, 10/30/12 from 10:30AM to Noon at the Columbus Airport Marriott, 1375 N Cassady Ave Columbus, OH 43219

For more information and to RSVP, call 614-306-4292 or email


Tuesday, 10/30/12 from 5:00PM – 6:30PM at the Holiday Inn and Suites, Cincinnati Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd Cincinnati, OH 45245

For more information and to RSVP, call 513-882-0979 or email

October 18, 2012
Americans for Prosperity in Every Corner of Ohio
Major events to be held this weekend, Over 1 million calls will be made

COLUMBUS, OH – This Saturday Americans for Prosperity-Ohio will host events across the state educating and engaging Ohioans on President Obama and Sherrod Brown’s failing economic agenda.

President Obama and Sherrod Brown have been ignoring the majority of Ohioans who object to their big-government agenda,” said Seth Morgan, AFP Ohio Policy Director. “AFP-Ohio is working around the clock to ensure the voices of Ohioans who oppose the health care takeover, the wasteful and unsustainable spending, and job-killing regulations are heard.”

This weekend’s events are just part of larger efforts by grassroots activists involved with Americans for Prosperity.  In the last two months, the “Obama’s Failing Agenda Bus Tour” has made pit stops at over 250 cities nationally, including 21 in Ohio. Ohio has made over 620,000 calls statewide and knocked on over 6,000 doors talking to citizens concerned about the economy. AFP-Ohio has 10 staff on the ground, 7 statewide offices and boasts over 112,000 activists statewide.  Nationally, AFP has made over 6.7 million calls and knocked on over 60,000 doors.

Utilizing AFP’s predictive dialing system and state-of-the-art mobile canvassing tools AFP-Ohio will host phone banking and door knocking events in Lima, Blue Ash, Hamilton, Columbus and Cincinnati.Click here for event location information. 

October 12, 2012
Americans for Prosperity Radio Ad Calls out Obama’s War on Coal
$170,000 Ad Effort Urges Citizens to Tell President Obama His Policies are Hurting Ohioans

COLUMBUS, OH – Americans for Prosperity (AFP) – Ohio, the state’s leading grassroots advocate for economic freedom and limited government, today began airing a new radio ad highlighting how President Obama’s energy policies are bankrupting coal plants and hurting Ohioans.

Instead of working to create jobs and keep energy costs low, President Obama has continually pushed for failed green energy policies, forcing coal plants to shut down, killing thousands of jobs in an already depressed economy, and skyrocketing energy prices,” said Seth Morgan, AFP-Ohio Policy Director. “Even worse, President Obama knows that his policies are destructive – he has admitted that they will raise electricity prices.”

The ad quotes President Obama saying “Under my plan…electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket.

Americans for Prosperity is airing the ad primarily in Southeast Ohio, where 86% of Ohio’s electricity is made and the region most acutely impacted by the administration’s energy policies. A similar ad is running in parts of Virginia as well. The ads are AFP’s latest effort to push back against the President’s energy policies and restore economic freedom to the energy market.

“With so many coal mines closing and Ohioans losing their jobs, it defies belief that President Obama is doubling down on his foolish policies,” Morgan continued. “We hope the President will listen to this ad and stop hurting our economy.”

October 4, 2012
AFP-Ohio to Reduce Gas Prices to $1.84 a Gallon
Event part of Obama’s Failing Agenda Tour to take place this Sunday at 1 PM

CINCINNATI, OH– Americans for Prosperity-Ohio, the state’s leading advocate for economic freedom, will drop gas to $1.84* a gallon this Sunday in Cincinnati as part of its Obama’s Failing Agenda Tour. Highlighting President Obama and Sherrod Brown’s failing green energy policies that have gas prices skyrocketing, $1.84 was the cost of gas four years ago before President Obama took office.

President Obama’s ideologically-driven “green energy” policies have made it more difficult for Ohioans to fill up their tank and drive to work and get their kids to school,” said Seth Morgan, AFP-Ohio Policy Director. “And Ohio’s own Senator? He’s been a rubber stamp for President Obama’s failing green energy policies, putting Obama before his own constituents.”

Reduced-Price Gas in Cincinnati

When: Sunday, October 7, 2012

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Where: Marathon Gas Station
6095 Cleves Warsaw Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45233

The Failing Agenda bus tour is an issue advocacy effort by Americans for Prosperity and does not expressly advocate for the success or defeat of any candidate for public office. The tour includes educational information and a petition addressed to the President for citizens to fill out. More information is available at

* Reduced-price gasoline will be limited to the first 150 vehicles OR 1 and 1/2 hours with each car being limited to 15 gallons.

October 3, 2012
Featuring 3 Doors Down, Laura Ingraham, Rusty Humphries and Tony Katz

Arlington, VA— This Saturday, October 6th Americans for Prosperity will host a major rally featuring a special performance by the multi-platinum selling American rock band 3 Doors Down. The rally will also feature special guest speakers Laura Ingraham, Rusty Humphries, Tony Katz, and AFP President Tim Phillips. 

The event will be a major highlight of AFP’s ongoing “Obama’s Failing Agenda” tour, and will feature all three AFP tour buses, door-knocking and phone banking events. Event details below.

Event Information

Date: October 6, 2012
Time: 2:00 p.m. (before the Ohio State Football Game)
Location: Columbus Convention Center

This event is part of AFP’s nationwide bus tour that will host events in some 400 cities in 20+ states.  The tour titled “Obama’s Failing Agenda” is focused on educating citizens on the disastrous economic policies of the President including 43 straight months of unemployment over 8%, a healthcare law which will cost over $1.7 trillion, $16 trillion in national debt and millions wasted on green energy scams like Solyndra. More information on the tour is available at

September 24, 2012
Obama’s Failing Agenda Tour Comes to Ohio
Events to be held in Perrysburg, Findlay, Sydney, Troy, and Dayton

COLUMBUS, OH – Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s leading advocate for economic freedom, will tour the Buckeye State September 27th and 28th in 7 locations on its nationwide Obama’s Failing Agenda Bus Tour.  The tour includes three continuous buses crisscrossing the nation, giving a voice to the millions of Americans who oppose the policies of this administration.

Fresh off the road from Indiana, events will educate Ohioans on the most harmful aspects of President Obama and Sherrod Brown’s big-government agenda, and help put grassroots pressure on politicians to turn away from these destructive policies.

MEDIA ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND to see just one of the 3 AFP buses touring the country and hear first-hand from Ohio citizens. Activities will include a rally and phone banking.  Location details below.

Thursday, September 27th:

12:30 PM in Perrysburg
W. 5th and Louisiana
Lunch Meet and Greet

6 PM Findlay
Findlay Square, 308 Dorney Plaza
Speakers include AFP OH Policy Director Seth Morgan and State Senator Cliff Hite

Friday, September 28th:

7:30 AM in Sydney
The Spot Diner, 201 South Ohio Street
Press Availability with State Representative John Adams and AFP OH Policy Director Seth Morgan

11:30 AM in Troy
1420 W. Main Street, Troy, OH
AFP Activists and Volunteer Lunch and door to door to event

2 PM in N. Dayton
Door Knocking event

5 PM in Dayton
Meet and Greet at Dublin Pub
300 Wayne Ave
*Reporters invited to ride bus to next major event*

6 PM in Dayton
Courthouse Square
3rd Street and Main Street, Dayton
*Major Speakers include Former US Congressman Bob McEwen, AFP OH Policy Director Seth Morgan*

September 20, 2012
Events to be held in Cincinnati, Akron, Blue Ash, Columbus, Lima, Hamilton and Copley

COLUMBUS, OH – This Saturday Americans for Prosperity-Ohio will host 7 day-long events across the state as part of “National Prosperity Action Day,” a nationwide effort dedicated to giving concerned Americans the opportunity to do something about President Obama’s failing agenda.

The importance Ohio plays is indisputable. It is critical Ohioans are educated about President Obama and Sherrod Brown’s big-government agenda that has led to more spending, more debt, and fewer jobs,” said Seth Morgan, AFP-Ohio Policy Director. “With over half-a-million calls and door knocking operations underway in Ohio this year, we are making an impact. Saturday, and everyday moving forward, AFP will be on the ground in Ohio, building a lasting grassroots network.”

Utilizing AFP’s state-of-the-art predictive dialing system, phone banking events will be held at field offices in Cincinnati, Akron, Blue Ash, Columbus, Lima, Hamilton and Copley with local staff, volunteers, activists, and coalition partners.  Click here for office location information.

Nationally, AFP activists have already made nearly 3.8 million issue advocacy calls using Freedom Phones. The National Prosperity Action Day builds on the field program effort and will demonstrate the capacity of the technology for reaching and mobilizing concerned citizens.

Phone Bank Locations:

Butler County, Ohio
2820 Bobmeyer Road
Hanger C7
Hamilton, OH 45015
Contact: Rob Burgess 

Dayton, Ohio
4500 Wadsworth Road
Dayton, Ohio  45414
Contact: Rob Burgess 

Cincinnati, Ohio
2300 Montana Ave, Suite 303
Cincinnati, Ohio 45211
Contact: Patrick Maloney 

Blue Ash, Ohio
10901 Reed Hartman Hwy, Suite 304
Blue Ash, Ohio 45242
Contact: Hannah Faulkner 

Copley, Ohio
2830 Copley Road, Suite 1
Copley, Ohio 44321
Contact: Lisa Marie Bast 

Columbus, Ohio
2599 Tiller Lane, Suite B
Columbus, OH 43213
Contact: Rob Wilson  or Karyn Taylor 

Lima, Ohio
127 North Peirce Street
Lima, Ohio 45801
Contact: Patrick Kesner

September 14, 2012
AFP Ohio Calls Half-a-Million Ohioans

COLUMBUS – Americans for Prosperity-Ohio, the state’s leading advocate for economic freedom, today reached a half-a-million calls to Ohioans, educating citizens about the failed economic policies Senator Sherrod Brown and the Obama Administration.

Just one aspect of Americans for Prosperity-Ohio’s massive operations, the freedom phone system’s state-of-the-art technology reaches thousands of Ohioans every day.  Moreover, with 7 offices statewide in Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, Butler County, Copley, Blue Ash, and Lima volunteers are being given the tools to educate their families, friends, and neighbors about policies such as Utility MACT that are hurting the economy.

This is just the beginning; the failures of these politicians just keep piling up and cannot be ignored. It’s time for policies that lead Ohio to prosperity, not poverty,” said Seth Morgan, AFP-Ohio Policy Director. “With phone banking, door knocking, rallies and events, and concerned citizens volunteering hours and hours of their time, AFP-Ohio is educating citizens about the failed policies Senator Brown and President Obama that have Ohioans counting every penny.”

On September 22nd, Americans for Prosperity will undertake an effort to make over double this amount of calls nationwide as part of the National Freedom Action Day. Americans for Prosperity-Ohio will also shortly be announcing large rallies in the coming weeks with major speakers as part of the national Failing Agenda tour.

August 23, 2012
Americans for Prosperity Opens 7 Offices Across Ohio
Grassroots events, phone banking and more to be held daily

COLUMBUS – Americans for Prosperity-Ohio, the premier economic freedom advocacy organization with over 112,000 members in the Buckeye State, will open 7 full-time offices across the state in the coming weeks in Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, Copley, Blue Ash, and Lima. In Butler County, the office is up and running with Ohioans attending regular phone banks and grassroots events.

With boots on the ground in every major city across the state, AFP will be working to educate Ohioans on the issues that matter most in their lives and the decisions of elected officials that affect them,” said Seth Morgan, AFP-Ohio Policy Director. “We are building a lasting grassroots network across the state, not to win elections, but to drive the debate and positively impact public policy in Ohio.

Media are encouraged to attend and see first-hand AFP’s freedom phone system, high-tech door knocking technology, speak to local citizens, and more. The following links include details for office openings:

Monday, August 27th: Columbus                 Tuesday, August 28th: Blue Ash

Friday, August 31st: Dayton                         Saturday, September 1st: Cincinnati

Tuesday, September 4th: Copley                 Thursday, September 6th: Lima

Katie Eagan, AFP-Ohio State Director

Katie is a lifelong Ohioan, born and raised in Cincinnati.  She has called Columbus home for the past eleven years.  Katie received her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and her MPA from OSU’s John Glenn School of Public Affairs.                

She has been active in Ohio's political scene since 2004 and has managed a number of State House and local political races.  Having served as a Legislative Aide in the Ohio House of Representatives, Katie was asked to put her public policy skills to work as a Policy Advisor to current Speaker of the Ohio House, William G. Batchelder.  There she advised House members on tax, education, and transportation policy.  During the 2010 election cycle, Katie served as Assistant Finance Director for the successful and storied Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee, where she contributed to record-setting achievements in fundraising and candidate success.   After a brief turn working on Ohio Governor John Kasich's inaugural committee, Katie was named Deputy Director for Legislative Affairs at the Ohio Industrial Commission. 

In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and participating in the Columbus' vibrant cultural offerings.