Downsize DC Foundation

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The Downsize DC Foundation, formerly known as the American Liberty Foundation, is a policy advocacy organization which aims to limit the size of government in the United States through awareness and petitioning. Though it claims to be non-partisan, it does have strong political ties to the libertarian movement.[1] It was founded by two-time Libertarian presidential candidate Harry Browne,[2] his former campaign staff members Perry Willis and Jim Babka, and former National Chair of the Libertarian Party Steve Dasbach. It is split into two organizations, the Downsize DC Foundation and, for tax purposes.[3]

The president of Downsize DC is Jim Babka. Harry Browne served for over a year as the director of public policy. The chair of is Gary Nolan. Mark Cenci and David Page both also serve on the board of directors.

The chair of the Downsize DC Foundation is Jack Mullen. Along with Jim Babka, Laura Carno, John McAlister, and David Ruprecht also serve on the Downsize DC Foundation Board of Directors. focuses both on preventing what it considers "bad" legislation - generally, legislation that grows government - from passing through Congress and on pushing for legislation that would reduce the size of or constrain the growth of government.


  1. ^ Wilson, James. "We're in the top 100". Archived from the original on 2011-03-17. Retrieved 2011-05-16.
  2. ^ Libertarian leader Browne dies at 72 The Washington Times, March 3, 2006.
  3. ^ "About Downsize DC".

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