As the Alaska legislative session is in full swing, we at Americans for Prosperity – Alaska (AFP-AK) continue to mobilize our local grassroots volunteers to fight for freedom and opportunity in The Last Frontier. All the while, an imposter organization within the state is trying to mislead Alaskans about who we are and what we do.

AFP-AK is part of the broader Americans for Prosperity (AFP) network, comprised of 36 state chapters, that exists to drive long-term policy solutions to our nation’s biggest challenges. Our state chapter is run by Alaskans, and has been active since 2014. Over the past decade, we have been laser-focused on promoting and advocating for policies that will expand freedom and prosperity in our state.

Recently, an imposter group, Alaskans for Posterity, has been promoting digital, mail, and radio ads. While that group shares a similar sounding name, we have very different priorities. We want to be unequivocally clear: Americans for Prosperity – Alaska and Alaskans for Posterity are completely separate organizations with vastly different values and goals. Unfortunately, since its creation in 2021, Alaskans for Posterity appears to have intentionally misled Alaskans by exploiting the longstanding Americans for Prosperity brand for partisan purposes.

Funding and incorporation papers for Alaskans for Posterity are connected to the Ship Creek Group, a well-known Alaska-based Democratic political campaign and advocacy firm. We have observed a consistent pattern of shady tactics; when AFP-AK takes a stance on a key issue before the legislature, Alaskans for Posterity will then vocally come out in direct opposition using the AFP acronym. This is nothing more than an attempt to sow confusion on critical issues facing Alaskans. We call on Alaskans for Posterity to immediately stop these deceptive games.

The AFP-AK chapter will continue to focus our efforts this year on activities and policies that will help Alaskans prosper. We are opposed to defined benefits pension proposals currently advancing in the Legislature which could create new state debt of over $9 billion in the future. AFP-AK grassroots volunteers recently visited the State Capitol to voice opposition to these misguided proposals. We are also urging the Legislature to prioritize education reforms that would equip parents with an array of options and lead to better student outcomes. Alaska must pass K-12 reforms that give families more choices that fund students – not buildings and bureaucracies.

AFP-AK will continue to drive accountability by informing the public about those elected officials who stifle efforts to create more opportunity in Alaska. Lastly, our separate but aligned political action committee works very hard to elect new legislators who prioritize freedom, and protect those whose votes demonstrate the same.

Americans for Prosperity – Alaska looks forward to continuing this vital work throughout our great state in 2024. We invite you to get involved with our chapter and join us in the fight.

The views expressed here are those of the writer.

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Americans for Prosperity – Alaska: Don’t be fooled by the imposter

Bethany Marcum
Bethany Marcum is State Director of Americans For Prosperity – Alaska (AFP-AK).


  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Thank you for this clarification Ms. Marcum. This slight name-change/similar sounding tactic is disgusting. I remember that I ran across it when Kelly Tshibaka was promoting Preserve Democracy. The left came up with a name that was so similar that it was easy to get the name wrong.

  • Neil DeWitt says:

    So are you the group that thinks LGBTQ+ folks should have more rights than any other normal people in Alaska? If so I’m against you. We’re all the same. No one group should have more than another.

    • DaJuan Hayes says:

      There is no organization that thinks LGBTQ+ folks should have “more” rights than anyone else. Straight (i.e. heterosexual) people have never had to worry about being fired from or denied a job, turned away from businesses, or denied the right to marry because of their lifestyle choices.