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DC, VA, MD: Join Us for National School Choice Week

Join Us for National School Choice Week School choice programs make it easier for parents to choose their children’s education, and they have life-changing impacts on students’ future success. National School Choice

WA: Protect Short-term Rentals in Whatcom County

The emergence of services such as AirBnB and VRBO has benefited both homeowners and travelers by increasing and diversifying the array of rentable homes and bedrooms. Homeowners across the nation

Censorship Alert

Wall murals often serve to brighten neighborhoods and bring underutilized spaces to life. But many local governments frown upon this form of speech as they feel the art is sometimes

NJ: Eminent Domain Abuse in Atlantic City

Charlie Birnbaum’s parents—both immigrants and survivors of the Holocaust—left him many things: a love of this country, a deep passion for music and a home right near the boardwalk in

Host You Own Event During National School Choice Week

Host Your Own Event During National School Choice Week National School Choice Week is quite the event. Actually, it’s quite the 9,500-plus events. From January 25 to 31, 2015, parents and students

NY: Unnecessary Eminent Domain in New Rochelle

Maria La Rocca’s family has owned and operated their small contracting company in the same location for nearly two decades. They’ve built a thriving family business and been good neighbors

IN: Indiana Law Requires Brewhouses to Serve Hot Dogs and Milk

It’s time for Indiana to update its laws and allow entrepreneurs an opportunity to make and sell the products that they actually specialize in.

IL: University Wants to Push Out Family Businesses

  Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), a sleepy commuter school surrounded by a quiet residential neighborhood on the north side of Chicago, is pressing forward with its plans to condemn ten family

Support Braiding Freedom

I'm standing up for natural hair braiders’ right to earn an honest living. 

CO: Tell Littleton’s City Council to leave its property owners alone!

O'Toole's Garden Center is one of the vibrant local businesses included in Littleton's urban renewal plan The Littleton Equine Medical Center has been a cornerstone of the Littleton community since 1950 In a

IL: Legalize Food Carts in Chicago

Did you know that sidewalk vendors are not allowed to sell any food other than raw, uncut produce or frozen desserts in Chicago? That means no fruit salad, no corn

IN: Hands off Pleasant Ridge, Mayor Hall!

The city of Charlestown, Ind., plans to seize and demolish 354 homes in order to build newer homes and retail. But eminent domain is for public use, things like roads

End Policing for Profit

Sign the petition to stop policing for profit! The cops in Bal Harbour, Fla., have been partying with your stuff. The police department there spent $21,000 on an “anti-drug beach bash.”

MI: Help Protect Masters-Level Psychologists

Psychologists with doctoral degrees are attempting to eliminate masters-level psychology in Michigan in order to protect their industry from competition. This is bad for consumers and bad for Michigan. Voice your

Help End Eminent Domain Abuse, Roll Back the Kelo Decision

In February, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Private Property Rights Protection Act (PRPA). . . again. And it again sits before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, which has

IN: Hey Richmond, Remember the Constitution?

The city of Richmond, Indiana, wants to push property owners off of their land for code violations, but is refusing to tell them what those violations are. Doris Ashbrook, Don Nordstrom

TN: Music Lessons Are Illegal In Music City, and That’s Not All

In February, the City of Nashville destroyed 63-year-old Pat Raynor’s home-based salon and her livelihood. Nashville is one of only a few cities in the country that prohibits home-based businesses

PA: When Did Bureaucrats Become Art Critics? One Artist’s Fight to Keep His Gallery from Greedy City Planners

The Philadelphia Development Authority (PRA) is seizing Philadelphia artist James Dupree’s beautifully renovated art studio through eminent domain to make way for a parking lot and grocery store. But eminent

CA: Help Us Root Out Harmful Laws in San Francisco

San Franciscan Kimberly Conley breaks the law every day when she stores her bicycle in her garage. According to Chapter 6 of the San Francisco Housing Code, “Private and public

Taxicabs = 21st Century Technology with 19th Century Regulations

The transportation industry has seen a staggering amount of innovation in recent years, thanks to hard-working and thoughtful entrepreneurs. But regulators and cartels are pumping the brakes. Whether it’s banning

NY: It’s Time to Legalize Airbnb in New York City

Short-term rental sites like Airbnb have taken off. These sites allow people to rent out their homes, apartments (or even castles) for short periods. It’s a win-win. Homeowners and renters can earn

Join the Fight to Stop Eminent Domain Abuse!

Eminent domain is for public use - things like roads and schools - but all too often, cities team up with their developer friends to condemn perfectly fine homes and

Support Front Yard Vegetable Gardens

Orlando, Fl., couple, Jason and Jennifer Helvenston Orlando protest yard sign Can the government prohibit you from peacefully and productively using your own property to feed your family? The city of Miami

FL: Help Bring Food Trucks to the Streets of Miami!

Miami’s laws make it impossible for food trucks to operate outside of special events. The city prohibits trucks from parking in public parking lots and metered and unmetered parking spaces.

CA: Open Los Angeles’s Streets to Vending

UPDATE: On December 2, the city will hear recommendations about an ordinance that would legalize sidewalk vending.  The Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign is holding a rally before the hearing. 

The Nationwide Assault on Food Trucks and Street Vendors

Email us for a free "Legalize Street Food" or "Legalize Street Vending" sticker Love food trucks and street vendors? So do we. But unfortunately, some brick-and-mortar restaurants and establishments view the

DC, VA, MD: Fashion Trucks are Trending (But Not In DC)

Lia Lee’s fashion truck, Street Boutique, serves the trendy Arlington neighborhoods of Clarendon, Ballston and Crystal City in Northern Virginia. She offers stylish, eclectic clothing and jewelry out of her

NJ: Free the Garden State Food Trucks

 Email us for a free "Legalize Street Food" sticker JUNE 2014 UPDATE: Food trucks are now allowed to vend in Bergen County parks. More than 12 trucks are rotating through the

PA: Make Food Trucks Legal in York

In the small but vibrant city of York, Pennsylvania, there’s a large creative scene and a strong sense of local pride. One might assume that the food-truck scene would be


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