FreedomWorks’ grassroots director Merissa Hamilton told The Arizona Sun Times the free-market-focused organization will launch a new program leading up to the general election that will “give the grassroots access to the tools that big organizations normally have and they would only get access to if they were a staff member of that big organization.”
“This is going to empower the grassroots in ways we’ve never had access to before, and anyone that wants to be able to be empowered within their local neighborhood, this is the time to join FreedomWorks and take action.”
Word of the new program, called “Freedom Teams,” comes as the group is set to host a U.S. Senate Candidate Forum Thursday night. Five Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls are scheduled to attend the event, which will be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube.
“This forum will be the ideal scenario for voters to be educated and really get to know the candidate. The format is in such a way that it’s an extended answer period for each candidate, so this will give them the ability to really have the candidates give a concrete answer, rather than just puff lines,” Hamilton said when asked what the best way people can learn about Arizona Senate candidates is.