Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Even if you are not able to join us at AFP Foundation's national Defending the American Dream Summit, I want to give you a sense of the energy here.
Saturday morning we'll hear from Newt Gingrich, John Fund and Steve Moore from The Wall Street Journal and Fox News, Senator Jim DeMint, Larry Kudlow, Herman Cain, Hugh Hewitt and yours truly!
My favorite part of the General Session is the "roll call" of states when our state chapter leaders give their reports from the front lines of freedom - you can see it as well when C-SPAN airs the program - check C-SPAN's website http://www.c-span.org/ on Saturday afternoon to see when the tape of our General Session will air!
Friday was incredible. At 2:00 p.m. at the Capitol, nearly 2,000 AFP activists attended our "Hands Off My Health Care" town hall meeting. We heard health care stories from amazing patients, and two members of Congress encouraged us to keep up the fight! Then we broke up into state delegations and walked into the Senate offices to visit individual Senators. CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES OF TOWN HALL CROWD.
Imagine the surprise of the Senators and their staffers as hundreds upon hundreds of grassroots activists (from their own states) marched into their offices to deliver a crystal clear message - "Hands Off My Health Care"!
At our National Town Hall Meeting, we heard from Shona Holmes - the courageous Canadian citizen who appeared across the nation in AFP Foundation's television ad telling her story about facing a brain tumor but being denied the timely care she needed. She and her husband mortgaged their home and came to the U.S. to get the care that saved her life. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE AD.
Tracy Walsh, a breast cancer survivor from South Carolina, told her story as well. Tracy has been featured in an Independent Women's Forum ad and has joined us on the Patients First "Hands Off My Health Care" bus tour.
Friday night at AFP Foundation's 3rd Annual "Tribute to Reagan" Dinner we heard from Laura Ingraham (one of my favorite radio talk show hosts and a great Fox News guest host) and Congressman Mike Pence, who is becoming one of the shining lights in the House of Representatives for our free-market values.
You'll be able to see pictures of the dinner by Saturday afternoon.
This has been an exciting first day! At Americans for Prosperity, we thought it was important to make sure we keep the heat on Congress, and what better way to do that than for 2,000 grassroots activists to come to Washington and make our voices heard NOW in the heat of the health care debate.
Let's keep fighting!
PS: If we're not Facebook friends, please add me as a friend by clicking HERE and then join our live chat from 2pm until 3pm EDT on Saturday. I would love to chat with you.
And, check C-SPAN's website Saturday afternoon to see when our General Session with all those great speakers will air! We'll send that info when we get it.