I just got word that Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is planning on protesting a presentation Al Gore is making tomorrow night in Portland, Oregon.
Under the guise of the "teabagger movement" AFP will do what it does best, which is protesting clean energy and green jobs.
It's hard to believe this is much of a grassroots "teabagger" movement when the organizers get so much money from the largest private energy company in the United States.
Below is everything you need to know about AFP and their president Tim Phillips that I've pulled from our research database.
All this will be passed on to the local Portland media to ensure that they include this important context in any reporting they do on this story. If you're from Portland or know anyone from the area, please pass this around to local bloggers and media.
- Here's a complete rundown of AFP's funding.
- AFP is the third largest recipient of funding from the Koch Family Foundations, manged by Charles G. Koch who runs the largest privately owned energy company in the United States, Koch Industries.
- AFP has also received money in the past from Exxon Mobil, who has been notoriously bad when it comes to funding groups looking to delay the movement away from oil to green energy.
- Tim Phillips is the president of AFP and has been fueling the anti-clean energy movement by making outrageous puiblic statements like, a cap-and-trade program would increases taxes by $1.2 trillion.
- Tim Philips spearheaded a direct mail, coalition building campaign for George Bush's campaign against John McCain in the 2000 primaries.
- Here's a complete rundown of Tim Philips.