AUSTIN – Texas Public Policy Foundation President and CEO Brooke Rollins and Health Care Policy Analyst John Davidson authored The Left’s Coordinated Assault on Free Speech in Friday’s National Review Online.

From the piece:

“Recently the left-wing British newspaper the Guardian published funding proposals that were privately submitted to the State Policy Network (SPN) — a nonprofit group that coordinates state-level efforts to enact free-market reforms — by state-based think tanks. The Guardian justified its actions on the grounds that the public needs ‘full and fair access’ to the conservative groups’ plans, ‘to allow the public to reach its own conclusions about whether these activities comply with the spirit of non-profit tax-exempt charities.’ …

“But the real purpose of the Guardian’s hit piece is far more disturbing than any corporatist conspiracy theory: It is meant to undermine the freedoms of expression and association that all Americans enjoy under the First and Fourteenth Amendments."

Brooke Rollins and John Davidson are available to further discuss how free speech is threatened. To schedule interviews please contact Kristen Indriago at kristen@texaspolicy.com or 512.472.2700. Their media expert guides can be accessed here http://bit.ly/1h86u7s andhttp://bit.ly/1cqkaGx, respectively. 

The article can be read in its entirety here: http://bit.ly/1kG8fsH.