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.


Dec 19, 2018

3 Ways the FIRST STEP Act Could be the Best Holiday Gift

The best gift for the holiday season is being together with family, safe and sound. It’s cliché, but it’s true. And it’s one of the reasons the FIRST STEP…

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Dec 18, 2018

Freedom Partners Thanks Senators for Rejecting “Poison Pills” and Bringing First Step Act One Step Closer to Becoming Law

Arlington, VA – Tonight, the Senate came together in bipartisan fashion to pass the First Step Act 87-12 and reject needless “poison pill” amendments that were aimed at derailing the bill. Tonight…

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Dec 17, 2018

Senate Advances Bipartisan #FirstStepAct

“We applaud the overwhelming majority of senators who came together across the aisle to advance the smart-on-crime First Step Act.”

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Dec 14, 2018

First Step Act Will Ease the Burden on Taxpayers

“Criminal justice reform isn’t just about saving dollars, but there’s no denying that reforms like the First Step Act will help address Washington’s overspending problem.”

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