RELEASE: Progress MO launches “Missouri Freedom Project”

May 8, 2024

Effort to chronicle politicians’ statements and actions that stand in contrast to their speeches

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This morning, Progress MO, a multi-issue progressive advocacy organization that combines cutting edge online organizing and communications with rapid and hard-hitting earned media strategies, announced the launch of a new project aimed at holding the state’s politicians accountable.

The Missouri Freedom Project, an effort to educate Missouri’s citizens about the statements and actions that some politicians have made and to which the general public might not know about. The project will be regularly updated with new information and maintained with up-to-date research on specific legislators as new information is made available.

“All too often, politicians use the word ‘Freedom’ as a tagline in their speeches, or as a concept in their slick, well produced ads, but then you look at their record and realize they cast votes or take stances that actually take AWAY the freedoms of hardworking Missourians who are just trying to keep their head down and provide for their families,” said Liz McCune, Executive Director of Progress MO. “I think every Missourian, regardless of their party affiliation, should be concerned when a politician uses the word freedom out of one side of the mouth and then casts votes against our freedoms with the other. This is an effort to give all Missourians an opportunity to educate themselves around the REAL record these politicians have.”

The Missouri Freedom Project is a collaboration between Progress MO, a multi-issue progressive action organization and Preserve, Protect and Defend, a 501(c)4 that advocates for mainstream solutions that defend patriotic values. The Missouri Freedom Project will educate folks across the state about their elected officials and give them the information they need to decide for themselves which ones believe in freedom, democracy and the bedrock values that our country is founded on, and which ones use words like “freedom” as a talking point. The Missouri Freedom Project will be regularly updated with new information on legislators as it is made available.

For more information about the Missouri Freedom Project, please reach out to Liz McCune at