AFW Executive Director Ashley Hayek on the Weaponization of Government Against Former President Trump

“If they can come after a former president on baseless charges, they can come after you. This indictment is a horrific abuse of power and every honest person knows it. In America, we don’t weaponize the government against political opponents. That’s what third-world countries do. But that’s exactly what this Soros-funded prosecutor out of Manhattan […]

AFW Executive Director Ashley Hayek on the Urgency of Passing the Lower Energy Costs Act

Washington, D.C. – Today, America First Works (AFW) released a statement regarding the urgency of passing House Republicans’ Lower Energy Costs Act, H.R. 1, which will help American families with the increased cost of living in the Biden economy. AFW Executive Director Ashley Hayek said the following: “President Biden started a war on American energy, and […]

AFW Urges the Georgia Legislature to Pass “The Georgia Promise Scholarship Act”

Washington, D.C. – Today, America First Works Executive Director Ashley Hayek released the following statement supporting The Georgia Promise Scholarship Act, led by State Senator Greg Dolezal and Lt. Governor Burt Jones, and urging the Georgia Legislature to send it to Governor Brian Kemp’s desk immediately: “For too long, education freedom has been denied for many […]

AFW Executive Director Ashley Hayek on the Weaponization of Government Against Americans

“Over the past three years, we have seen the Biden Administration turn the American Dream into our worst nightmare. The radical Left, political elite, and legacy media — the SWAMP — have unveiled their true intentions. They have weaponized the government against the rest of America. We now have a two-tiered justice system that is […]

AFW Releases Video Highlighting China’s Threat to America and the Biden Family’s Corrupt Ties to the CCP

Washington, D.C. – Today, America First Works (AFW) released a video highlighting the threat to America posed by China, specifically focusing on the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) attempts to buy American land and the Biden family’s corrupt ties to the CCP. “Today, China is the biggest foreign threat that America faces. They unleashed COVID-19 on the world, […]

America First Works Applauds Tennessee’s Ban on Gender Mutilation of Children

WASHINGTON, D.C. – America First Works (AFW) applauds the Tennessee Legislature and Governor Bill Lee for the passage of the Protecting Children from Gender Mutilation Act. AFW Executive Director Ashley Hayek released the following statement in support of the bill: “Tennessee has joined the growing list of states committed to protecting the youth against permanent, life-altering […]

America First Works Applauds Utah’s Energy Security Bill to Defend Against Federal Government Mandates

WASHINGTON, D.C. – America First Works (AFW) proudly supports Utah’s Energy Security Bill, HB 425, which defends against the Biden Administration’s mandates that shut down coal-fired power and weaken Utah’s energy security. AFW Executive Director Ashley Hayek released the following statement applauding the effort: “Biden’s anti-American energy crusade is leaving states defenseless. Energy independence used to […]

America First Works Applauds Oklahoma House Passage of the Parental Choice Tax Credit Act

Washington, DC – Yesterday, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed House Bill 1935, the Parental Choice Tax Credit Act, adding Oklahoma to a growing list of states committed to expanding education opportunity for America’s children. America First Works (AFW) Executive Director Ashley Hayek released the following statement applauding the passage: “Oklahoma parents should be able to […]

Statement by America First Works: Kellyanne Conway Featured on Missouri Radio to Highlight School Choice Efforts

Kellyanne Conway, Chair of the America First Policy Institute’s (AFPI) Center for the American Child and former Senior Counselor to President Donald J. Trump, joined The Gary Nolan Show on 93.9 The Eagle to highlight education opportunity and its importance in the Show Me state. “In Missouri, you have hot bills being contested and being debated, and some may be […]

Statement by America First Works Executive Director Ashley Hayek on President Biden’s State of the Union Address

“After two years, President Biden and his administration’s promises have all proven empty. To date, nothing is built, nothing is back, and nothing is better. American families struggle under the weight of record inflation. They have experienced formula shortages, record gas price records, surging food costs, and more. From the Afghanistan withdrawal to our open […]

Statement from Ashley Hayek, America First Works Executive Director, urging Iowa legislators to pass Governor Reynolds’ “Students First Act”

“Iowa is on the verge of making education opportunity a reality for families, and America First Works urges the state legislature to pass Governor Kim Reynolds’ ‘Students First Act’ swiftly. Finally, funding will follow the student and empower parents with more choice regarding educational costs, including tuition, books, uniforms, and food costs. The ‘Students First […]

Statement From Ashley Hayek, America First Works Executive Director, on Censorship by YouTube

“Yesterday, YouTube censored America First Work’s (AFW) video highlighting the Left’s extreme abortion policy, stating it ‘violated their content policy for violent or graphic content.’ While no graphic or violent imagery was shown, AFW did include clips of Democrat leaders calling for seventh, eighth, and ninth-month abortions on demand up until the moment of birth […]

Statement from Ashley Hayek, America First Works Executive Director

“America was built on the idea of freedom of religion, but the unnecessary ‘Respect for Marriage Act’ threatens this fundamental protection. This is yet another egregious and deliberate attack on religious liberty by the radical Left. No ‘conservative’ lawmaker should have played along. When churches, organizations, and individuals are charged with violating the law for […]


WASHINGTON, D.C. – America First Works will host the keynote address, delivered by the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, at next week’s Hispanic Leadership Conference, on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, in Miami, Florida. “As he did with so many Americans, President Trump spoke directly to the hopes, dignity, and dreams of Hispanic Americans […]

Statement from Ashley Hayek America First Works Executive Director

“President Biden’s speech tonight was an unprecedented rallying cry against half of America. When Biden was sworn into office, he promised to be a unifying leader. That was a blatant lie. So far, all we’ve gotten is divisive rhetoric, the targeting of political opponents, and radical left policies, and we’re not even halfway through his […]

Statement from Brooke L. Rollins, Senior Advisor to America First Works, on the Radical Left’s Abortion Extremism

“Is it ok to allow an abortion in the 7th, 8th, or even 9th month when a baby can experience pain and distress? Every lawmaker who advocates for abortion needs to answer that question. This includes the 49 Democrat Senators who voted in favor of extreme, late-term abortion this past summer. It is hard to […]

America First Policy Institute and America First Works Highlight Disastrous Effect New IRS Enforcement will have on Low-Income Minority Families

Washington, D.C. – America First Policy Institute (AFPI) and America First Works (AFW), the advocacy arm of AFPI, are releasing a new video highlighting President Biden’s disastrous so-called Inflation Reduction Act and its effect on low and middle-income families throughout America. The bill would weaponize the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in unprecedented ways, adding 87,000 new […]

Walt Disney Company’s “Woke” Management Creating Hostile Work Environment

Washington, D.C. – America First Works is releasing a new video to highlight Disney’s new culture of progressive politics, which has created a hostile work environment for employees who disagree with extremist “wokeism.” The culture has led to high dissatisfaction rates among employees, who prefer that the company stay neutral regarding political issues, as has […]

America First Works Celebrates Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account as a School Choice Victory

Washington, D.C. – The gold standard for school choice legislation became reality today in the Grand Canyon State as Governor Doug Ducey signed H.B. 2853, the Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA), into law. The ESA program will allow families of all 1.1 million students to exercise control over where and how they spend their education […]

America First Works Statement on the Biden Administration transferring student loan debt in house appropriations committee

Washington D.C. – America First Works submitted the following statement on Congressmember Ashley Hinson’s amendment to Block the Biden Administration from Transferring Student Loan Debt in House Appropriations Committee: “America First Works applauds Congresswoman Ashley Hinson’s amendment blocking federal student loan debt cancellation. Calls for student loan forgiveness truly amount to debt redistribution to American families, whether they attended college […]

Statement from Brooke L. Rollins on SCOTUS Decision on Roe v. Wade

Washington, DC – America First Works (AFW) issued the following statement from Brooke L. Rollins, President & CEO for America First Policy Institute and Senior Advisor for America First Works: “Yesterday’s historic Supreme Court decision does not mark the end of the near half-century fight for life; it correctly returns this issue to the people’s elected […]

Disney to Market in 10 Countries that Ban the Same Sexual Content it is Pushing in America

Washington, D.C. – Today, America First Works released a new video exposing the hypocrisy of The Walt Disney Company. The company has been advancing a new content strategy in the U.S., which its executives have indicated is intended to sensitize American audiences, including children, to new sexual and gender theories. Recently leaked footage of videoconference calls […]

America First Works Commends Treasurer Moore for Recognizing BlackRock Inc. and JP Morgan Chase & Co. as Energy Discriminators

Washington, D.C.—In West Virginia, state leadership is fighting back against corporations that espouse anti-American values and work against the interests of West Virginians. On Friday, June 10, state Treasurer Riley Moore informed six financial corporations, including BlackRock Inc. and JP Morgan Chase & Co., that they will be placed on West Virginia’s Restricted Financial Institution […]

America First Works Supports Parents’ Rights and Education Opportunity in Arizona

Washington, D.C.– Today, America First Works announced its support for Arizona House Bill (H.B.) 2853, which advances education opportunity for children by expanding the school voucher program to all 1.1 million Arizona students. “This historic bill empowers Arizona families to invest their taxpayer dollars directly on what is best for them, ensuring equal access to quality education,” […]

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