Let Freedom Ring
From the Let Freedom Ring
"'Let Freedom Ring' is a non-profit,
grassroots public-policy organization. Our mission is to promote
'Constitutional Government, Economic Freedom and Traditional Values.'
We sometimes say that Let Freedom Ring operates 'at the intersection of
faith and politics.'
Colin Hanna, a former Chester County (PA) commissioner, has served as
president of this 501(c)(4) since it started up in 2004. Let
Freedom Ring spent more than $5 million on its 2008 general election
advertising campaign. About $4 million of that was spent on spot
advertising in five states -- Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Nevada and
Colorado -- and about $1 million on cable. One of the major
donors was John M. Templeton, Jr., M.D.. After starting with
distinctive "Both Ways Barack" ad in July, Let Freedom Ring ran most of
its ads in October. There were three main series, first "Common
Sense," then "Consequences" and finally "Never Find Out." All
told Let Freedom Ring produced 42 spots
and aired about 20 of them. Hanna himself wrote about half of the
ads. Rapid Response Media produced about half the ads, and the
other half were produced by an Arizona firm.
2009 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action