Launched in 2018, YAL's Hazlitt Coalition unites more than 320 pro-liberty lawmakers from 41 states. To date, our Coalition members have passed hundreds of bills that reduce the size and scope of government. In 2021, this coalition made 88 million Americans more free! With support from our allies in 2022, we made 91 million Americans more free. With our expanded coalition, we plan to make 100 million Americans more free in 2023!
In addition to building our bench of state lawmakers, we are proud to see Coalition members emerging as strong leaders who ascend to higher office. Joining Thomas Massie and Rand Paul, Eric Burleson from Missouri became the first Hazlitt Member elected to Congress.
Three other Coalition members are now serving in statewide office: Chuck Gray (WY Secretary of State), Andrew Sorrell (AL State Auditor), and Andy Matthews (NV State Controller).
“The Hazlitt Coalition provides indispensable training for new legislators who are serious about learning policy and legislative strategy. Nowhere else can such a wealth of knowledge be gained in a single weekend.” — State Auditor-Elect Andrew Sorrell (AL)
In preparation for the legislative session, YAL Foundation hosted the Hazlitt Policy Summit with nearly 200 Coalition members in attendance. Thanks to generous support from our allies and sponsors, the Summit offered legislative workshops with policy briefings, list building training, and legislator panels.
With a focus on key issues like school choice, gun rights, privacy, and criminal justice reform, Summit attendees were equipped with effective arguments, model legislation, and winning tactics to help them Make Liberty Win.
“The Hazlitt program is clearly the best opportunity for liberty-minded state legislators from around the country to come together, network, and formulate plans for proposing legislation in their home states. As I see it, this is the best route to bring our nation back to first principles.” — Rep. Rick Becker (ND)
As an annual attendee to the Hazlitt Coalition summit, it has been exciting to watch the coalition grow and expand opportunities to network and learn from my colleagues and activists fighting for freedom across the United States." — Rep. David Rowe (PA)
The Hazlitt Policy Summit taught legislators how to be effective. Now, as state legislatures convene in Capitols across the country, our Coalition members are hitting the ground running. We’ve already seen hundreds of bills filed relating to medical freedom, states rights, free speech, lower taxes, and much more.
“Being a part of something changing the course of the U.S. is an honor, and I’m thankful for the huge part Hazlitt plays in that.” — Sen. Nathan Dahm (OK)
Though principled leadership and continued coalition building, we will advance YAL's legislative agenda: Peace, Civil Liberties, and Free Markets. We are proud to bring together leaders from across the country who are dedicated to advancing Liberty and building a movement that’s bigger than themselves.
Onward, toward liberty!