Americans for Prosperity Action Endorses Governor Abbott for Re-Election

Press Release

AUSTIN, TX – Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action) today announced its support for the re-election of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

Gov. Abbott earned AFP Action’s endorsement through his support for sound fiscal policies, promoting a personal option to health care that people can trust, and other policies that will improve the lives of Texans.

Today’s endorsement means AFP Action will leverage the country’s largest and most effective grassroots outreach and mobilization capability to educate and turnout Texas voters to support Gov. Abbott’s re-election.

“Gov. Abbott is a champion for Texas taxpayers, advancing policies that promote a strong Texas economy and an economy that is the envy of all other states with pro-growth policies,” said AFP Action Texas Senior Advisor Genevieve Collins. “He has demonstrated that he puts the taxpayers’ interests ahead of special interests and has supported policies that gets the government out of the way so everyday Texans can pursue their dreams and care for their families.

“AFP Action volunteers will be out in force between now and Election Day educating voters about Gov. Abbott’s record and driving a strong turnout that achieves victory in November,” she said.

During the 2020 election cycle, AFP Action supported candidates nationwide with more than 8.5 million telephone calls, 1.5 million door knocks, and more than 49 million pieces of mail.

 

BACKGROUND

Gov. Abbott earned AFP Action’s endorsement because of his support for sound fiscal policies that demonstrate respect for Texas taxpayers. Gov. Abbott has worked to control government spending, reform taxes and keep them low. His support for Texas property tax reform was critical to enacting one of the most significant property tax reforms in the country. The governor has also used his office effectively to reduce burdensome and unnecessary regulations that are barriers to increased growth and opportunity.

 

As a champion of personalized health care, Gov. Abbott has fought to expand health care that people can trust. Gov. Abbott signed into law legislation to expand telemedicine options across the state, as well as legislation boosting insurance options for agricultural communities. He is also opposed to expanding a broken system, like Medicaid, that would limit access and hurt the most vulnerable population that the program was intended to help.

 

Gov. Abbott also understands the importance of taking care of veterans once they return home. He has advocated for a “Texas model” that allows Texas veterans’ benefits to be used for private sector providers and ensure easier access to care. Additionally, Abbott proposed a fully funded mental health program at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

 

ABOUT AFP ACTION

AFP Action is a 527 political action committee focused on using the electoral process to drive policy change and facilitate the building of broad policy coalitions that remove barriers to opportunity and help people improve their lives. The organization has a strong, permanent grassroots presence in Texas, including highly motivated activists who volunteer during the election season by making telephone calls and knocking on doors in support of aligned candidates.