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Press Release

FreedomWorks Drives More Than 50,000 Messages of Support for Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform in Ohio

Today, Ohio State Senators Kris Jordan (R-19) and Cecil Thomas (D-9) were joined by FreedomWorks President and CEO Adam Brandon and U.S. Justice Action Network Executive Director Holly Harris to push for passage of H.B. 347, a bill to reform Ohio’s civil asset forfeiture laws. On the call, Brandon announced that Ohioans have inundated state legislators with nearly 52,000 messages of support.

10/05/2016
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Crime Is Still at Historic Lows

BY Jason Pye and Nathan Leamer

Some are playing up news stories or writing editorials with clickbait headlines featuring violent crimes as a way to stoke fear in the minds of Americans to achieve political goals, but the fact is that you’re safer walking down the street today than the early 1970s.

10/04/2016
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Blog

Support Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform in Pennsylvania

On behalf of the FreedomWorks activist community in Pennsylvania, I urge you to support the amended version of Senate Bill 869, sponsored by state Sen. Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon). The bill reforms the Commonwealth’s civil asset forfeiture laws to provide more protections for innocent property owners.

09/26/2016
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Press Release

End IRS Abuse of Federal Forfeiture Laws

Ahead of a scheduled vote in the House of Representatives on the Clyde-Hirsch-Sowers RESPECT Act (H.R. 5523), which addresses the Internal Revenue Service’s abuse of federal civil asset forfeiture laws, FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented:

09/20/2016
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Press Release

FreedomWorks, Faith & Freedom Coalition Support House Justice Reform Efforts

FreedomWorks, in conjunction with the Faith and Freedom Coalition, today reiterated their support for the current versions of the Sentencing Reform Act (H.R. 3713), the Recidivism Risk Reduction Act (H.R. 759) and the Criminal Code Improvement Act (H.R. 4002) by pledging to issue “key vote” alerts to House members should the bills go to the floor for a vote.

09/08/2016
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Press Release

Conservatives Urge Congress, Pass Justice Reform This Fall

FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon, along with leaders from the conservative justice reform movement, today presented House Speaker Paul Ryan and the rest of the House leadership with a letter of support for conservative justice reform efforts.

09/08/2016
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House Freedom Caucus Should Support Justice Reform This Fall

BY Jason Pye and Nathan Leamer

Recently, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) gave a much-needed boost to efforts in the House of Representatives to pass criminal justice reform, telling NPR that he expected to have a package ready for votes in September. Once a subscriber to the purportedly “tough on crime” policies which characterized Congress’s approach to justice, Ryan changed his tone in recent years as he toured impoverished communities and learned of the stigma which comes with a criminal record.

08/30/2016
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Bradley Ad on Wrong Side of Policy, Politics

BY Jason Pye and Sakira Cook

State Rep. John Bradley, D-Marion, is running an attack ad against his opponent that might have seemed smart politics. In 1985. The reality is his ad is wrong policy ... and wrong politics.

08/26/2016
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Justice Reform Panel at RedState Gathering: Taking State Level Success Nationwide

08/26/2016
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The Government Routinely Invites Itself to Travel with You

Recent information and a USA Today report indicates that the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) has been mining Americans’ travel records to profile individuals and intercept potential drug traffickers. Over the past decade, DEA teams acquired over $209 million in cash from at least 5200 travelers at 15 of the country’s busiest airports. The justification for these seizures is the same used for most other civil asset forfeiture scenarios: use of money in the form of cash is linked to drug trafficking.

08/24/2016

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