FreedomWorks is a conservative and libertarian advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. FreedomWorks trains volunteers, assists in campaigns, and encourages them to mobilize, interacting with both fellow citizens and their political representatives. It was widely associated with the Tea Party movement before firmly aligning with Donald Trump. The Koch brothers were once a source of the organization's funding. Together with Americans for Prosperity, FreedomWorks played an important role in generating a significant part of the Tea Party movement and encouraging it to lay a focus on climate change denial. In 2009, FreedomWorks responded to the growing number of Tea party protests across the United States, and became one of several groups active in the "Tea Party" tax protests. Three national conservative groups, FreedomWorks, Americans for Prosperity, and DontGo led the tea party movement in April 2009, according to The Atlantic magazine. FreedomWorks was a lead organizer of the September 12, 2009, Taxpayer March on Washington, also known as the 9/12 Tea Party. In February 2010, FreedomWorks, the FreedomWorks Foundation, and the FreedomWorks Political Action Committee were among the twelve most influential groups in the Tea Party movement, according to the National Journal. In September 2010, FreedomWorks was one of the top five most influential organizations in the Tea Party movement, according to The Washington Post. In 2009, FreedomWorks advocated for the defeat of Democratic-sponsored climate change legislation. In 2010, FreedomWorks helped organize Tea Party protests and passed fliers opposing national climate policy. FreedomWorks promoted the Contract from America, a Tea Party manifesto, which included planks in opposition to the Obama administration's initiatives on health care reform and cap and trade. FreedomWorks sponsored campaigns to block climate legislation as well as Obama's broader agenda.


Justice Department Unseals Capitol Riot Charges Against FreedomWorks Organizer
"The Justice Department unsealed charges on Thursday against an organizer from the conservative advocacy group FreedomWorks for his alleged role in the January 6 insurrection." [...] "According to court documents, a confidential source identified Prenzlin from video shot inside the Capitol on January 6. Investigators matched the images to his social media posts, including a March video in which he identifies himself as a grassroots coordinator with FreedomWorks. FreedomWorks was created through a merger between the Koch Brothersí Citizens for a Sound Economy and Empower America, a right-wing think tank. Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation later split off in 2004 and became Americans for Prosperity."
Sep. 24, 2021

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Secretive Right-Wing Nonprofit Plays Role In COVID-19 Organizing
"A shadowy right-wing nonprofit is helping coordinate coronavirus response strategy and promoting the lockdown protests."
May 15, 2020
Astroturf Group FreedomWorks Looking For 'Someone To Give Us Free Cash' In COVID-19 Loans
"FreedomWorks, one of the astroturf groups created in the previous decade primarily to not let a Black president create anything nice for this country, has been doing its astroturf thing in the past week by encouraging its members to protest Democratic governors trying to save lives"
Apr. 24, 2020
Here's The Video A Tea Party Group Made That Implies Oral Sex Between A Panda And Hillary Clinton
"The existence of the video, produced by FreedomWorks, was first reported on in 2013, but it's never been seen before."
Jun. 19, 2015
FreedomWorks Tea Party Group Nearly Falls Apart In Fight Between Old And New Guard
"the groupís chairman and a former House majority leader, walked into the groupís Capitol Hill offices with his wife, Susan, and an aide holstering a handgun at his waist."
Dec. 25, 2012
Anti-Gay-Marriage Petition Drive Hits Hectic Pace
"For supporters of a state constitutional ban on marriage for same-sex couples, it has been a hectic couple of weeks since they got the go-ahead to begin circulating petitions. The proposal would write into the Oregon Constitution a definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman."
Jun. 7, 2004

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