Conservative Group Launches Grassroots Advocacy Branch

Citizens for a Sound Economy, a conservative group with a long record of battling taxes and regulation, has launched a new grassroots advocacy group called Americans for Prosperity, which will be led by veteran conservative activist Nancy Pfotenhauer. The new group — which will work on both federal and state issues — is a successor to the CSE Foundation, an affiliate spun off by a recent decision of CSE’s board of directors.

Pfotenhauer worked for CSE in the 1990s and is currently president and CEO of another conservative group, the Independent Women’s Forum. She will retain those positions, the group said.

Americans for Prosperity will be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and plans to hire a Washington-based headquarters staff by recruiting state-level activists, officials said.