Press Release


Jan 15, 2019

ICYMI: The Clemency Process Is Broken. Trump Can Fix It.

Mark Holden, Rachel Barkow, and Mark Osler | The Atlantic … It took six years of intense wrangling to get the First Step Act passed. Clemency reform, however, requires the action of only one…

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Jan 08, 2019

ICYMI: ‘Dreamers’ might be key to ending the government shutdown

Certainty & Security – A Deal Both Sides Can Agree On Freedom Partners Chairman Mark Holden | USA TODAY There is a way out of the standoff over the partial government shutdown, and it…

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Jan 04, 2019

U.S.-China Trade Talks Should Forge a Deal Now to Lower All Trade Barriers

ARLINGTON, VA – Freedom Partners today urged the Trump administration to seize the moment and eliminate trade barriers in upcoming trade talks on Monday, Jan. 7. Freedom Partners Executive Vice President Nathan Nascimento…

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Dec 21, 2018

Freedom Partners Thanks President Trump for Signing First Step Act into Law

Group also thanks Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner for his efforts and support.

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Dec 20, 2018

Freedom Partners Applauds Congress for Passing Monumental First Step Act

“Today is a truly historic moment in time for our great nation,” said Freedom Partners Chairman Mark Holden.

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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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Oct 18, 2018

Voters, Especially Conservatives, Overwhelmingly Support FIRST STEP Act

“This new poll confirms that conservatives overwhelmingly support evidence-based criminal justice reforms that make us safer and give people a second chance,” said Freedom Partners Chairman Mark Holden.

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Oct 10, 2018

President Trump is Right; There are Many People Who Deserve Clemency

“The president rightly understands that our country has an over-incarceration problem caused mainly by antiquated ‘tough on crime’ policies of the failed War on Drugs from the 1970’s to the present.”

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