According to reporting in the Daily Sentinel, the rally "will bring together Americans for Prosperity, energy-industry groups and two unions." As part of its pre-event publicity, the rally organizers exhort interested citizens to "stop new taxes and regulations that kill jobs in Colorado".
The website for Rally for Jobs clearly states that a co-sponsor of these events around the country is the American Petroleum Institute. Sentinel reporter Gary Harmon twice mentioned Americans for Prosperity in the first few paragraphs of the local story, but didn't elaborate more on it. A Google search told me a lot:
- According to the group's website, "Americans for Prosperity™ (AFP) and Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFP Foundation) are committed to educating citizens about economic policy and mobilizing those citizens as advocates in the public policy process. AFP is an organization of grassroots leaders who engage citizens in the name of limited government and free markets on the local, state and federal levels."
- According to SourceWatch, "Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is an astroturf front group started by oil billionaire David Koch and Richard Fink (a member of the board of directors of Koch Industries)."