Ashley Varner brings a variety of public affairs experience and a tough skin to the Freedom Foundation team.
Prior to joining the Freedom Foundation, Ashley spent many exciting, turbulent and wonderful years as a media spokesperson and state government liaison at the National Rifle Association. Following her tenure at the NRA, Ashley joined the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), where she worked with state and local lawmakers across the country on a diverse set of policy and communications issues.
A grassroots activist from a young age, Ashley joined her first of many political campaigns before graduating high school and organized protests across the street from her own professors at the University of Missouri. When not rabble-rousing against Big Government, Ashley enjoys cooking, mafia movies, and has seen most of the 1970s and 80s classic rock bands still on tour. She loves the Chiefs, hopes someday she can love her Mizzou Tigers again, and she was a Kansas City Royals fan and Patriot Act opponent before either was cool.
Meet Christie Strubble, a concerned parent of two school-aged children in Shasta County, Calif.
Seven months ago, Kevin Noah never imagined he’d be asking Governor Jay Inslee for permission to open his business, a haunted house in Lacey.
The Freedom Foundation is pleased and proud to work with Shannan (last name withheld), who is a plaintiff in the organization’s mask mandate lawsuit against Oregon Governor Kate Brown.
While King Inslee has effectively kept the state closed to public events, the Freedom Foundation held its annual event with keynote speaker, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
This week, your Freedom Foundation is taking to cable television in Eastern Washington to expose the damage Gov. Jay Inslee’s shutdown order is doing to businesses
A week after a federal court judge denied a temporary restraining order that would have allowed Slidewaters to open in defiance of the state’s lingering COVID-19 shutdown order
Meet the Bordners. They’re the owners of Slidewaters, one of only two privately owned waterparks in eastern Washington. Thanks to Governor Jay Inslee’s continued stay home order, Slidewaters is quickly losing the few precious days it has to be open for business, employ nearly 200 local residents and generate enough revenue to open up again next year.
Hundreds more have been denied that right, however, so on May 1, Freedom Foundation sent Gov. DeWine letters from 462 individuals who want out of their unions.