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.


Aug 03, 2018

ICYMI: Freedom Partners and Pretrial Justice Institute: Americans are hungry for bipartisan pretrial justice reform

Freedom Partners Chairman Mark Holden and Pretrial Justice Institute Chief Executive Officer Cherise Fanno Burdeen  |  The Hill Jessica Preston was jailed when she was eight months pregnant after driving on a suspended…

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Aug 03, 2018

Putting U.S. Employment Numbers in Context – July 2018

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the economy gained 157,000 jobs in July and the U.S. unemployment rate dropped slightly to 3.9 percent. The number of…

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Aug 02, 2018

U.S. Senate Passes Measure to Strengthen Congressional Trade Authority

Freedom Partners applauds the U.S. Senate for passing a bill that would cut or eliminate tariffs on roughly 1,660 items made outside the United States. It was passed unanimously and…

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Aug 02, 2018

Freedom Partners Applauds Rule Setting New Fuel Economy Standards

Arlington, VA – The Department of Transportation (DOT) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed a rule that recommends freezing fuel economy standards at 2020 levels. The measure would revoke a decision by…

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Aug 01, 2018

Freedom Partners: White House Should Not Double-Down on Restrictive Tariffs on Chinese Goods

Arlington, VA – According to news reports today, the Trump administration is considering plans to increase tariffs of 10 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 25 percent. The drastic measure…

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Jul 31, 2018

What They Are Saying About Freedom Partners’ Latest Trade Campaign Announcements

Arlington, VA – At a summer gathering over the weekend, Network leaders reiterated their warnings against Washington’s self-destructive trade policies and the long-term economic damage likely to ensue. In addition…

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Jul 29, 2018

Freedom Partners Releases Trade Ad, Letter Urging President to Rejoin Trans-Pacific Partnership

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce released a new TV ad today on the importance of trade and harm from tariffs, particularly to farmers, and joined a letter to the president…

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Jul 27, 2018

Likely Voters Overwhelmingly Want Senate to Pass FIRST STEP Act

A new survey, released yesterday by Freedom Partners, shows that 70 percent of likely voters nationwide believe the Senate should pass the bipartisan FIRST STEP Act. The prison reform bill cleared the…

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Jul 27, 2018

2018 Q2: Economy Grew At A 4.1 Percent Rate; Fastest Rate Since 2014

This morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its first estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) for the second quarter of 2018, and announced that the U.S. economy expanded at…

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Jul 26, 2018

FIRST STEP Act Backed By 70% of Likely Voters

70 percent said they approve of the bill, which would enhance public safety, save taxpayer dollars, and create hope for individuals seeking a second chance.

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