1. What is The LIBRE Initiative®?
Founded in 2011, The LIBRE Initiative® is a 501(c)4 non-partisan, non-profit grassroots organization that advances the principles and values of economic freedom to empower the U.S. Hispanic community so it can thrive and contribute to a more prosperous America.
LIBRE is dedicated to informing the U.S. Hispanic community about the benefits of a constitutionally limited government, property rights, rule of law, sound money supply and free trade through a variety of community events, research and policy initiatives that protect our economic freedom.
Our mission is to equip the Hispanic community with the tools it needs to be prosperous. We are committed to developing a network of Hispanic pro-liberty activists across the United States so that our message reaches every corner of the country.
2. How do you explain economic freedom to the Hispanic community?
Over the last few years, we have seen Washington move us further from the principles of economic freedom and, as a result, we have seen an entire nation suffer the consequences, especially the Hispanic community. Compared to the national average, Hispanics have experienced disproportionate unemployment rates, foreclosed homes, increased child poverty levels and a decreased net worth.
Economic freedom gives individuals equal economic opportunity, full control and responsibility of their property, skills and ideas. It reduces poverty, improves well-being and increases the potential of a brighter future for our families.
Studies show that individuals who live in countries that are economically free enjoy more economic security. For many Hispanics who have left their homeland looking for a better life in the U.S., the principles of economic freedom are proven to be the key to their long-term success.
3. What does LIBRE do to inform the Hispanic community about economic freedom?
We know that the very reason why Hispanics, like many other immigrants, leave their native lands is to prosper and offer their children a brighter future and the opportunity of a life better than their own.
Despite the growing Hispanic demographic, there aren’t enough resources of information available to the Hispanic community to fully understand the contributions they make to the diverse fabric of America and its prosperity. LIBRE provides sources of information, education, and trainings on issues that impact the daily lives of the Hispanic community. More importantly, LIBRE encourages members of our community to raise their voices and actively participate in advancing public policy that seeks to increase their prosperity as contributing members of our society.
4. Where is LIBRE located?
The headquarters of The LIBRE Initiative® are located in South Texas. In addition, LIBRE has a presence in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, Utah, and Wisconsin, and will be expanding our operations in more states in the coming months. Visit our Contact Us page for more information on how to get in touch with our representatives.
5. How can I find out more about LIBRE in my community?
LIBRE is already in many Hispanic communities. Please visit our Events page for details on upcoming opportunities in your area to meet with LIBRE representatives and learn more about our efforts. You can also Sign Up for our media products including LIBRE Forum e-newsletters, Be LIBRE Alerts and press releases with news about our weekly activities in various cities across the United States.
6. I am with the media and would like to interview a LIBRE representative, who do I contact?
Our Communications Team actively works to respond to any media inquiries. To request an interview visit our LIBRE Team page and request an interview. Someone will get back to you as soon as possible with more information.