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ADF Center for Legislative Advocacy

ADF Center for Legislative Advocacy

Working in Congress and state legislatures across the country to defend your right to freely live out your faith

ADF’s Center for Legislative Advocacy is a vital part of ADF’s fight to secure Generational Wins that change law and culture. The Center for Legislative Advocacy complements ADF’s efforts in the courtroom by supporting laws that protect religious freedom, free speech, the sanctity of life, marriage and family, and parental rights.

Our team provides legal analysis, valuable resources, and expert testimony on our nation’s most pressing First Amendment legislation, both in Congress and in state legislatures across the country.

Interested in learning how to advocate for freedom in your state? Access our tools for effective advocacy.


Securing Generational Wins in the Legislature

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Defending the right to life

We work to prevent taxpayer funding of abortion, protect babies born alive after attempted abortion, and stop abortions that target a child because of race, sex, or disability. We also oppose the legalization of so-called “assisted suicide.”

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Preserving religious freedom for everyone

Our laws must safeguard the right to live and work according to one’s faith. This includes legislation that ensures churches and religious organizations remain free to serve their communities and protects rights of conscience.

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Ensuring that all can speak freely

We advocate for laws that protect students’ First Amendment freedoms at public schools. And we support efforts to protect privacy in financial giving so people can support the causes of their choice without fear of retaliation.

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Restoring the truth about marriage, the family, and human sexuality

We are leading the charge on legislation to protect opportunities for women and girls in athletics and proposals that preserve privacy and safety for women and girls in sex-separated spaces.

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Promoting parental rights

We champion legislation that upholds the fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and healthcare of their children.


Get the Latest Legislative News

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New Jersey Now Allows Abortion for Any Reason Up Until Birth

Unfortunately, this kind of extreme legislation is not unexpected: Roe v. Wade paved the way for it.

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It’s Time to Take a Stand for Parental Rights at the Legislature

ADF’s Center for Legislative Advocacy is working in state legislatures across the country, advocating for legislation that ensures the government cannot infringe on fundamental parental rights.

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Former Obama Education Official is Back And Poised to Pick Up Where She Left Off

Catherine Lhamon’s confirmation to this position is cause for concern because of how she operated the last time she held this position, under the Obama Administration.


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