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Press Release

FreedomWorks Statement in Response to Passage of Fair Chance Act Amendment to NDAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to Reps. Doug Collins' (R-Ga.) and Elijah Cummings' (D-Md.) Fair Chance Act amendment 120 (#69) being adopted by voice vote to the House's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), H.R. 2500, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:

07/11/2019
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States Should Have No Fear on Justice Reform

BY Sarah Anderson

The movement for criminal justice reform is permeating every corner of our lives. From prime-time discussions on major cable news channels to frequent mentions on local news stations, from Facebook timelines to dinner table discussions, the words “justice reform” have become familiar with individuals, students, families and communities across the country.

06/12/2019
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FreedomWorks Statement in Response to Proposed OPM Revision to Federal Hiring Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) proposed revision to the Declaration for Federal Employment form that would force prospective employees to disclose whether they were placed in a diversion program, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks’ Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:

04/17/2019
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DC Takes Steps Toward Addressing Criminal Records

BY Sarah Anderson

Chatter around criminal justice reform opportunities continues loudly following the successful bipartisan federal First Step Act. States and localities alike are taking hard looks at ways to build common sense policies that further reform efforts around the country. It’s a rare area where bipartisanship exists.

03/06/2019
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Press Release

FreedomWorks Applauds Kentucky Committee Passing Bill Reducing Recidivism

FreedomWorks today applauded the movement of SB 120 out of the Kentucky Senate Judiciary Committee and urged state senators to support the measure, which is sponsored by Chairman Whitney Westerfield, when it comes to the floor for a vote on Friday. Between Tuesday and Thursday, FreedomWorks drove nearly 1,000 messages to members of the committee in support of the bill.

02/23/2017
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Blog

Weldon Angelos Released, Mandatory Minimums Continue to Put Nonviolent Criminals Away

Weldon Angelos’s story has become known around the country as a horrifying example of how harsh mandatory minimums can ruin the lives of non-violent criminals and their families. Angelos was sentenced in 2004 to 55 years for drug-related crimes. Judge Paul G. Cassell, who handed down the sentence, was vocal about his frustration with a system that would have Angelos spend the rest of his life incarcerated while child rapists and airplane hijackers received significantly shorter sentences.

06/16/2016