The State Freedom Caucus Network (SFCN) is a right-wing nonprofit pioneered by the Conservative Partnership Institute. It mimics the House Freedom Caucus—the congressional coalition of far-right Republicans and Tea Party members—by helping to establish equally extreme State Freedom Caucuses (SFCs) across the country. As of February 2023, local lawmakers in 10 states had established SFCs to achieve the network’s goal of targeting “federal overreach,” election integrity, critical race theory, and, more recently, ESG policies.
In February 2023, SFCN endorsed a Republican-led resolution to reverse the Biden administration’s ESG-aligned retirement investments rule. Mississippi’s SFC has endorsed anti-ESG views, and Breitbart reports that the South Dakota and Mississippi SFCs are pushing for their respective AGs to leave the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) due to the organization’s support of ESG investment strategies. In 2021, former congressman and Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows headlined Georgia SFC’s inaugural gala, according to reporting by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD).
In February 2023, SFCN President Andrew Roth signed an Advancing American Freedom coalition letter to Congress asking it to “overturn the Biden administration’s dangerous ESG rule through the Congressional Review Act.”
Roth previously served as vice president of government affairs for Club for Growth, a conservative organization with a powerful super PAC. SFCN also has an affiliated PAC called the State Freedom Caucus Action.
- President Andy Roth
Unknown, but Consumers’ Research gave $100,000 in 2022 to SFCN’s sister organization, the State Freedom Caucus Foundation.
Note: SFCN is not required by law to disclose its donors.
In 2021, SFCN filed a 990-N with the IRS, which means that it brought in less than $50,000 in revenue that year.
Source: 2021 IRS 990-N Filing
For more information, visit the SFCN page on SourceWatch.