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FACTSHEET: Institute For Liberty, IFL

DETAILS

1250 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.261.6591
Fax: 877.350.6147

The Institute For Liberty calls themselves a grasssroots advocacy group for small businesses and small government. The group came to national prominence for their well-funded opposition to healthcare and involvement in the Tea Party movement. They refuse to disclose their funders.

The IFL was identified backer of The 912 Project 912dc.org March on Washington (Silver Sponsor), and Tea Party Express bus tour. http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Institute_for_Liberty The Washington Post article mentioned IFL in an article about groups that profited from the healthcare debate: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/06/AR2010010605160.html?hpid=topnews

KEY DEEDS

IFL was mentioned in a Washington Post article about the corporate funding of anti-healthcare activists. The Post found that IFL went from having a Virginia post office box and less than $25,000 in revenue in 2008 to having a downtown Washington office and a $1 million advocacy campaign opposing health-care in 2009 while refusing to name donors.
Source: Washington Post - IFL

the Institute for Liberty was behind a front group called the Consumer Alliance for Global Prosperity. CAGP was exposed as a front group in a New York Times article by Mike Mcintire.
Source: New York Times "Odd Alliance: Business Lobby and Tea Party". Mike Mcintire, March 30, 2011

KEY PEOPLE

Andrew  Langer
President
Source: Institute For Liberty

PEOPLE

Jason Wright

Source: Institute For Liberty

Kerri (Houston) Toloczko
Senior Vive President of Policy
Source: Institute for Liberty

SOURCES

Institute For Liberty
website
http://www.instituteforliberty.org

Washington Post - IFL
A post article about the corporate funding of astroturf groups
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/06/AR2010010605160.html?hpid=topnews

Institute for Liberty
http://www.instituteforliberty.org/index.php?src=

New York Times "Odd Alliance: Business Lobby and Tea Party". Mike Mcintire, March 30, 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/31/us/politics/31liberty.html?ref=mikemcintire