The Freedom Foundation is a Washington based organization dedicated to empowering and standing up for individuals in Washington state. For over 20 years we have helped educate citizens and empower them to fight back against government overreach. We do this primarily in two ways, education and litigation.
We provide non-partisan information and training to individuals and groups about their rights, the impact of laws and core principles that define our country, free markets, limited government and individual responsibility. When appropriate we also stand up for groups or individuals in court to ensure that they are defended from government overreach. One of our biggest examples of success in this area was when we stood up for teachers who were forced to have their union dues taken and used for political purposes. We won a 9-0 US Supreme Court victory that protected the rights of teachers in Washington.
The IRS labels us as a non-profit educational research organization. We have been all those things for the past 20 years, from our humble beginning of 341 members to more than 5,000 today.
What sets us apart at the Freedom Foundation is our determination to make rigorous, non-partisan research accessible to voters, not just politicians. We envision a day when opportunity, responsible self-governance, and free markets flourish in Washington state because its citizens understand and cherish the principles from which freedom is derived.
Our primary research areas are budget, taxes, education, labor, elections, property rights, and citizenship. We publish, teach, speak, testify, and occasionally litigate when public information is withheld or when constitutionally protected rights have been trampled.
We also are building an active online audience through audio and video podcasts, films, blogging, and investigative journalism.
We exist because the ideal of freedom is always only one generation away from extinction. It must be deliberately passed on—deliberately safeguarded. The freedom we Americans still enjoy of being able to mostly chart our own course depends on us distinguishing what government can and should do versus what we the people must do ourselves. At the Freedom Foundation, we specialize in helping people understand that distinction.
We are also unique because we accept no money from public sources, like government agencies. Our research and our voice are underwritten by more than 5,000 supporters.
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