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KS Gov. Kelly signs bill to protect citizens’ freedom to support charities without harassment

Thursday, Apr 14, 2022

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Zack Pruitt regarding Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s signing Thursday of HB 2109, a bill that protects the ability of individuals to privately support charities and other nonprofit organizations of their choice without unnecessary government interference:

“Every American should be free to peacefully support causes they believe in without fear of harassment or intimidation. We commend Gov. Kelly and the Kansas Legislature for proactively protecting the confidential information of Kansas’ citizens, especially during a time in which cancel culture and doxing can discourage charitable giving and result in a violation of First Amendment rights. Kansas has taken an important step in safeguarding the ability of its citizens to give freely and privately without the sort of inappropriate bureaucratic intrusion that the U.S. Supreme Court last year found unconstitutional in Thomas More Law Center v. Bonta.”

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 Zack Pruitt

Zack Pruitt serves as senior counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom Center for Legislative Advocacy. Since joining ADF in 2017, he has focused his efforts on issues involving religious liberty and freedom of speech. Formerly, Pruitt served as director of public policy for the Family Action Council of Tennessee, where he was responsible for the formulation of legislation and policy initiatives related to religious freedom and constitutional liberties. Prior to joining the council, he was a Charles Koch Institute Research Fellow at the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and managed a state Senate campaign in Missouri. Pruitt earned his Juris Doctor with a certificate in International and Comparative Law from St. Louis University School of Law. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is admitted to the District of Columbia Bar.