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ADF attorney to testify before Senate committee on protecting Americans from government coercion

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2023

WHO: Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Matt Sharp, director of the ADF Center for Legislative Advocacy

WHAT: Testifying on fairness for women, protecting children, and protecting all Americans from government coercion before the Senate Judiciary Committee at its hearing “Protecting Pride: Defending the Civil Rights of LGBTQ+ Americans”

WHEN: Wednesday, June 21, beginning at 10 a.m. EDT

WHERE: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G50, Washington, or view livestream


To schedule an interview, contact ADF Media Relations Specialist Hayden Sledge at (205) 767-4705.

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.

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ABOUT Matt Sharp

Matt Sharp serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he is the director of the Center for Legislative Advocacy and focuses on state and local legislative matters. Since joining ADF in 2010, Sharp has authored federal and state legislation, regularly provides testimony and legal analysis on how proposed legislation will impact constitutional freedoms, and advises governors, legislators, and state and national policy organizations on the importance of laws and policies that protect First Amendment rights. He has testified before the United States Congress on the importance of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Sharp also authored an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of nearly 9,000 students, parents, and community members asking the court to uphold students’ right to privacy against government intrusion. Sharp earned his J.D. in 2006 from the Vanderbilt University School of Law. A member of the bar in Georgia and Tennessee, he is also admitted to practice in several federal courts.