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Press Release: YAL Removes Idaho Legislator from Hazlitt Coalition

By • March 11, 2022

The following Press Release was sent out by the Young Americans for Liberty. Press Releases sent out by organizations do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch.

Young Americans for Liberty (YAL)—the nation’s most active youth liberty organization—has officially removed Idaho state Rep. Ben Adams (R-District 13) from its Hazlitt Coalition, the
organization’s network of more than 170 pro-liberty legislators from nearly 40 states. In stripping Adams of his Hazlitt designation, YAL is reaffirming its commitment to individual liberty and
those policymakers who defend it at the state level. While there are many coalitions of legislators across America, the Hazlitt Coalition is the only one that actually stands up to its members on
principle, regularly assessing their stance on the issues.

While Rep. Adams began his term as a promising pro-liberty representative, he is no longer a Hazlitt member after repeatedly voting against grocery tax repeals, voting against an Idaho state
gas tax reduction, and voting against vaccine choice legislation sponsored by Hazlitt member and medical freedom advocate Rep. Tammy Nichols (R-District 11).

Below is a statement from YAL Vice President of Policy Ted Patterson:

“Rep. Adams has proven repeatedly that he is unwilling to stand up against House leadership in defense of taxpayers. By opposing efforts to cut gas taxes and repeal the grocery tax, Adams is
supporting the status quo in Boise. We need fighters willing to buck the establishment. Inflation is at a 40-year high, gas prices are going through the roof, and politicians in Boise are sitting on a
massive budget surplus—the time to act on tax relief is now.”

YAL plans to elect a total of 250 liberty legislators by the end of 2022, with no plans to slow down after that. For more information, please visit or contact Carter Quill, YAL’s
Director of Media Relations.

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