Expanding Opportunity

Often, under the guise of helping people, politicians and bureaucrats have erected countless barriers that prevent people—especially the least fortunate—from pursuing and achieving their dreams.

The examples are almost endless. These include:

  • an education system that fails to prepare students for participation in the 21st century global economy
  • a criminal justice system that disproportionately affects the poor and minorities
  • poverty-inducing regulations that prevent people from starting businesses or getting good jobs, and
  • a broken tax code that impedes growth

These and other barriers often trap entire communities in generational poverty and dependency. Breaking down these barriers should be one of policymakers’ top priorities.


Jun 15, 2018

Debate Finds Consensus on Trade Benefits, Harmful Tariffs

Top experts gathered to discuss U.S. trade policy and its impact on American jobs at Globalization and the American Worker: A Debate, an event hosted by Politico, The Brookings Institution, Charles…

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Jun 15, 2018

New Digital Ad Urges Sen. Durbin to Back FIRST STEP Act

“Senator Durbin has been a champion for the types of reforms included the FIRST STEP Act that would reduce recidivism, make our communities safer and give people a second chance,” said Freedom Partners Chairman Mark Holden.

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Jun 15, 2018

Freedom Partners: New Tariffs Will Harm U.S. Consumers, Businesses

Arlington, VA – The latest round of tariffs announced by the Trump administration against Chinese imports will instead hurt U.S. consumers, workers and companies, Freedom Partners said in a statement today. Freedom…

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Jun 15, 2018

Senator Durbin Should Take FIRST STEP Towards Prison Reform

Criminal justice reform is listed as a top issue for Senator Dick Durbin. He has promised his constituents that he is “working hard to make critical reforms to our criminal justice system…

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Jun 13, 2018

INFOGRAPHIC: Trade Fuels U.S. Economy, Jobs and Businesses

Trade is a key element of our economy and promotes the well-being and prosperity of Americans. It empowers individuals, companies and countries to exchange goods and services, opening new markets and…

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Jun 13, 2018

Freedom Partners Launches Six-Figure Campaign Urging Senators to Support the FIRST STEP Act

Group encouraging members of both parties to get behind legislation that would create safer streets and second chances.

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Jun 08, 2018

Senate Should Take FIRST STEP Towards Reforming U.S. Prisons

Roughly 95 percent of all incarcerated individuals will eventually be released from prison and will return to our communities. Sadly, statistics show that about 75 percent of them will reoffend within five…

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Jun 08, 2018

American Trade Should be Driven by Freedom

Trade is a key element of our economy and promotes the well-being and prosperity of Americans. Empowering individuals, companies, and countries to exchange goods and services creates jobs, fuels businesses, and…

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Jun 07, 2018

What They are Saying: Freedom Partners, AFP and The LIBRE Initiative Trade Campaign

WaPo: “…the Koch brothers’ political network is stepping into the breach, launching…a multiyear, multimillion-dollar campaign to knock down the new trade barriers.” CNBC: “…PR blitz is determined to show the…

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Jun 06, 2018

Bipartisan Trade Bill Wins Backing of AFP, Freedom Partners and The LIBRE Initiative

Arlington, VA – Bipartisan legislation introduced today by Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and others to give Congress greater input into certain tariffs gained the support of Americans for Prosperity, Freedom Partners Chamber…

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