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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 04:51 PM
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11. Koch's Americans For Prosperity organizing group to protest the President in Portland

Obama to see Americans For Prosperity in Portland

When President Obama speaks tonight in Portland, Oregon, he'll no doubt attack pro-Republican groups that are spending campaign money from anonymous donors.

Groups like Americans For Prosperity, an organization that plans to greet the president in Portland with a protest rally that members have dubbed, "It's No Mystery, Mr. President -- I Am AFP!"

While some of the protestors plan to proclaim themselves members of Americans For Prosperity, AFP president Tim Phillips says he won't be releasing any membership lists because of concerns about retaliation.

"When you have the President of the United States attacking your organization, which he's doing, it's fair game, but if he attacks individual Americans, then that's wrong," Phillips told ABC News. "And if we disclose our financial supporters, that's exactly what would happen. You would have the supporters of this president, or (Nancy) Pelosi, or Senator Reid attacking these individual Americans for simply exercising their First Amendment rights."


To quote the LA Times: "The notion that disclosure would lead to the harassment of donors is laughable."

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