Democratic Freedom Caucus

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Democratic Freedom Caucus
Founded 1996
Headquarters Washington, D.C., U.S.
Key people
Cory Booker, Jared Polis

The Democratic Freedom Caucus (DFC) is a libertarian-leaning political action organization within the Democratic Party of the United States that supports the majority of positions of the party but does not necessarily share identical viewpoints across the political spectrum; that is, its members are more likely to support individual and personal freedoms. Founded in 1996 by Hanno Beck, Mike O'Mara, and former libertarian Andrew Spark,[1][2] The caucus maintains a platform, a list of principles, a guide for activists and includes 40 state chairs and regional representatives.[3][4][5][6]


The DFC's positions are similar to the RLC and Libertarian Party's[citation needed], with some notable exceptions:


One significant difference from the RLC is the DFC's promotion of geolibertarian ideas within the Democratic Party because of their position on shifting taxes to spatial-locations of land and on natural resources.[7][3]


Unlike other major libertarian organizations, the DFC favors strong environmental laws on the basis that the air and water are all commonly shared and must be kept as clean as possible. The DFC also favors repeal of the Price-Anderson Act, which limits liability for nuclear power plant accidents.[citation needed]

Workplace Safety[edit]

The DFC also favors strict laws on workplace safety and believes it is fraudulent to misrepresent workplace hazards or mislead employees as to the dangers they may face.[citation needed]

Consumer Safety[edit]

Similarly, the DFC believes it fraudulent to misrepresent the safety or effectiveness of items or services being offered to the general public.[citation needed]

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External links[edit]


  1. ^ "". Democratic Freedom Caucus. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  2. ^ "Another approach: The Democratic Freedom Caucus". Woodbridge, Va.: The Free Liberal. 2005-04-14. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  3. ^ a b "DFC platform". Somerville, Mass.: Democratic Freedom Caucus. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  4. ^ "Principles of the DFC". Somerville, Mass.: Democratic Freedom Caucus. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  5. ^ "Guide for activists". Somerville, Mass.: Democratic Freedom Caucus. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  6. ^ "DFC state chairs and regional representatives". Somerville, Mass.: Democratic Freedom Caucus. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  7. ^ "Links to other geolibertarian organizations". Dan Sullivan. Retrieved 2010-11-01.