The following was forwarded through the listserv for Michigan State University Young American for Freedom (MSU YAF).


Americans for Prosperity’s Ending Earmarks Express will be making a stop in East Lansing on their national campaign to stop earmarking and pork barreling at the federal level. The Michigan stop will be in the parking lot of the MSU Family Horticultural Center, in the heart of MSU’s agriculture, forestry, and horticulture departments on campus. The stop will highlight a $4 million earmark MSU received of our money to explore possible uses of wood! The media will be on hand, so we need to have as many activists there to show support for smaller government and less taxes.

The stop will take place from 11:30 – 12:45 a.m.. Box lunches will be served to activists and all participants will receive an Ending Earmarks Express t-shirt. Speakers for the event will be:

Tim Phillips, President of Americans for Prosperity
Amy Hagerstrom, State Director, Americans for Prosperity – Michigan
State Representative Leon Drolet
Former U.S. Senate candidate and AFP-MI Advisory Board Member Jerry Zandstra
Taxpayer activist and founder of the Kalamazoo County Taxpayers Association Isaac Moorehouse

Please email Amy Hagerstrom at to let her know you’re interested in attending so she can make sure she has a lunch available for you and send you a map to the event. Thank you for supporting Sen. Coburn, Congressman Flake, and the movement to end earmarking.

The event is this Thursday, August 24th.