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MO governor signs law protecting privacy of donors to charities, nonprofits

Friday, Jul 1, 2022

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Zack Pruitt regarding Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s signing Friday of HB 2400, a bill that includes protections for the private information of individuals who support charities and other nonprofit organizations of their choice:

“Every American should be free to peacefully support causes they believe in without fear of harassment or intimidation. HB 2400 includes an important step in ensuring privacy protections for all Missourians, consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Thomas More Law Center v. Bonta, which affirmed that the First Amendment’s promise of ‘free association’ includes the right to privacy in financial giving. Everyone deserves a voice, not merely those able to weather abuse. We commend Gov. Parson and the Missouri legislators who took a stand for the ability of individuals to privately support charities and other nonprofit organizations of their choice without unnecessary government interference.”

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 and federal government relations director at Alliance Defending Freedom. In this role, he promotes ADF's policy and legislative work at the federal level on behalf of the broader ADF legislative advocacy team. As a principal strategist, Pruitt oversees the federal government relations team and provides legal counsel regarding ADF’s core issues to members and staff of the U.S. Congress, the White House, and federal agencies. In addition, he manages ADF’s state legislative efforts involving the freedom of speech. Prior to joining ADF, Pruitt served as senior policy analyst at Americans for Prosperity and director of public policy for the Family Action Council of Tennessee. 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 member of the state bar in Tennessee and the District of Columbia.