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Property Taxes and Their High Cost to Families
By: Alex Armas August 6, 2020

It’s no secret that every year, local governments look for clever ways to spend taxes on special pet projects that almost never yield a positive return on investment. And every...

Weekly Writers Round-Up: Coronavirus on Campus, Gig Economy Safety, and EU Conspiracy Theories
By: Josh Evans August 5, 2020

Each week, we’ll be featuring opinion pieces from the alumni and current participants of AFF’s Writing Fellows Program. A few highlights from the past week are below. Do you dream...

5 Things Good Leaders Don’t Do
By: Chloe Anagnos August 4, 2020

Being a leader in a professional setting is not easy.  To some, leadership skills might come naturally, whereas to others, being put on the spot makes for a bad case...

The Law That Could Kill Millions of American Jobs
By: Ericka Andersen August 3, 2020

Millions of independent contractors — writers, artists, singers, drivers and many more — could lose their jobs in the coming year. An antiquated, over-regulated law in California known as AB-5...

Learn it, Live it, Love it: The Bravery Edition
By: Cindy Cerquitella July 30, 2020

Learn It: If you’ve felt frustrated by how the government, both state and federal, has handled this pandemic, you’re not alone! The latest issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis lays it...

Weekly Writers Round-Up: Fixing the Defense Budget, Reopening Schools, and Rehiring Violent Cops
By: Josh Evans July 29, 2020

Each week, we’ll be featuring opinion pieces from the alumni and current participants of AFF’s Writing Fellows Program. A few highlights from the past week are below. Do you dream...

News

Defund the Police, or Reform Them? AFF-Detroit Discusses
By: Brandon Brice July 30, 2020

On Tuesday, July 21, the AFF-Detroit hosted its latest event, which proved to be engaging and thought provoking. Speakers James Craig, Detroit’s chief of police, and Amanda Burgess Proctor, professor...

Building Safer Communities by Reforming Parole
By: Reggie Wallace July 23, 2020

Last month, AFF hosted the third installment of a national series on criminal justice reform, this time focusing on reforming community corrections programs. Community corrections and supervision is a widely...

Qualified Immunity and Police Accountability
By: Reggie Wallace July 16, 2020

Last month, AFF hosted the second installment of a national series on criminal justice reform, this time focusing on the legal doctrine of qualified immunity. Section 1983 of Federal Civil...

Fixing Civil Asset Forfeiture
By: Reggie Wallace July 10, 2020

Last month, AFF kicked off an event series on criminal justice reform with a discussion on civil asset forfeiture hosted by our Phoenix chapter. Civil asset forfeiture (CAF) is the...

Do More with AFF, Join Our Pilot Membership!
By: AFF Editors July 7, 2020

Note: Our initial spaces for the pilot membership program have been filled, but your can still apply for second phase of the pilot program we’ll be running in October at...

Jumpstart Your Career in Policy Communications
By: AFF Editors June 29, 2020

Recent years have seen a major shift in American politics; authoritarian impulses are becoming worryingly more popular on both the right and left. For that reason, it’s more important than...