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.


Jul 25, 2018

Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Partners Commend President Trump and EU for Working Toward ‘Zero Tariffs’

Arlington, VA – Following President Trump’s press conference today with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce expressed support for lowering tariffs and non…

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Jul 24, 2018

Freedom Partners: Trade Bailout the Wrong Approach on Tariffs

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce expressed strong opposition to a reported Trump administration proposal for $12 billion in new government assistance to farmers to offset the harms of escalating tariffs…

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Jul 23, 2018

Freedom Partners, Coalition Allies Urge Congress to Reinstate Its Tariff Authority

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of groups sent a letter urging Congress to reinstate its authority over national security-designated tariffs. The groups are urging Chairman Rodney…

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Jul 20, 2018

Tariff Troubles: BMW Races to Produce Overseas

BMW employs 10,000 people in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Many there work for or know someone who works for BMW, which exports vehicles to 140 countries around the globe. “This area has…

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Jul 20, 2018

Senator Daines is Right: Targeting Americans for Their Political Beliefs is Cause for Concern

In a recent conversation with Americans for Prosperity, Senator Steve Daines expressed his trepidation over the state of the First Amendment in America today. Specifically, he spoke about the importance of Americans…

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Jul 18, 2018

Freedom Partners and Grassroots Allies Support Bill Strengthening Congressional Authority Over National Security-Designated Tariffs

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners, Americans for Prosperity, and The LIBRE Initiative sent a joint letter to U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher in support of H.R. 6337, a bill that would require…

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Jul 18, 2018

Tariff Troubles: Soybean Farmer Braces for Losses as Tariffs Come After He Planted Crops

Will Hutchinson is living proof of the harm caused by retaliatory tariff disputes with our trade partners. A lifelong farmer in Rutherford County, Tennessee, China’s retaliatory tariffs on soybeans will likely…

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Jul 16, 2018

Americans Want Pretrial Justice Reform, New Study Finds

A majority of Americans support ending the practice of jailing people who cannot afford bail before trial “except in extreme cases,” according to a new joint study by the Pretrial Justice Institute…

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Jul 13, 2018

Members of Both Parties Agree: It’s Time For Prison Reform

This week, the American Enterprise Institute facilitated a conversation on criminal justice reform with Representatives Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.). These unlikely partners have put aside partisan…

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Jul 12, 2018

Tariff Troubles: Ford and GM Say Tariffs Will Harm Their Industry

Some say Tariffs and quotas have the capacity to protect and bolster American industry. In reality, the opposite is true. Keeping a tally of industries impacted by tariffs — dairy, soy, planes and…

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