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ARLINGTON, Va. – Following yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on H.R. 1, legislation that would violate the American principles of freedom of association and privacy, Americans for Prosperity Chief Government Affairs Officer Brent Gardner issued the following statement:
“We should be taking steps to empower all Americans to right the injustices they see in their communities and our country. This legislation does just the opposite, eroding one of our nation’s founding principles that every American has the ability to participate in civic life by freely expressing their beliefs without fear of retaliation or retribution from those in power. These policies would chill potential for progress – forcing Americans to report what causes they believe in, politics they support, or associations they join. Privacy protects all voices – especially the marginalized.”
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Through broad-based grassroots outreach, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is driving long-term solutions to the country’s biggest problems. AFP activists engage friends and neighbors on key issues and encourage them to take an active role in building a culture of mutual benefit, where people succeed by helping one another. AFP recruits and unites activists in 35 states behind a common goal of advancing policies that will help people improve their lives. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org