Supporting Organizations

71Republic - Independent political news organization featuring independent journalism that spans the political spectrum.

American Black Cross (ABC) - Civil liberties defense organization and humanitarian network that focuses on defense of American prisoners, including Ross’s appeal. Submitted an amicus brief [PDF] supporting Ross’s Supreme Court petition.

American Conservative Union Foundation Center for Criminal Justice Reform (ACUF) - Informs and mobilizes public support for criminal justice reforms based on conservative principles, and to work with government officials to effectively implement those reforms. Joined NLG's amicus brief [PDF] in support of Ross’s Supreme Court petition.

Bitcoin.com- Stands firmly in support of financial freedom and the liberty that cryptocurrency provides globally to empower people to not be marginalized by governments and financial institutions.

Buried Alive Project - Works to raise awareness and help eliminate life without parole sentences for federal drug offenses through transformative legislation and litigation.

Cato Institute  - Public policy research organization dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace.  Joined Reason Foundation's amicus brief [PDF] in support of Ross’s Supreme Court petition.

Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) - Public policy organization dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty. Joined Reason Foundation's amicus brief [PDF] in support of Ross’s Supreme Court petition.

Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund (CLDEF) - Fights against the government’s assault on the written text of the constitution, and the true rule of the Law. Joined Downsize DC’s amicus brief [PDF] supporting Ross’s Supreme Court petition.

DownsizeDC.org - Advocacy group supporting the Zero Aggression Principle and legislation that reduces excessive force and ending prohibition. Joined Downsize DC’s amicus brief [PDF] supporting Ross’s Supreme Court petition.

Downsize DC Foundation -  Policy advocacy organization which aims to limit the size of the U.S. government in the United States through awareness and petitioning. Submitted an amicus brief [PDF] supporting Ross’s Supreme Court petition.

Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) - Organization dedicated to ending the American "War on Drugs", whose mission is to advance policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition. Submitted two amicus briefs supporting Ross’s fight, one [PDF] to the Second Circuit, one [PDF] to the Supreme Court.

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) - The leading organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation.  Joined NACDL's amicus brief [PDF] supporting Ross's appeal to the Second Circuit.

Families Against Mandatory Minimums(FAMM) - Advocates for smart sentencing laws that protect public safety, and has been responsible for policy changes that have eliminated and reformed mandatory minimum prison sentences for thousands of individuals.

Foundation for Economic Education(FEE) - Their mission is to inspire, educate, and connect future leaders with the economic, ethical, and legal principles of a free society.

Free State Project (FSP) - An agreement among 20,000 participants to move to New Hampshire to reduce the size and scope of the government in order to achieve "Liberty in Our Lifetime."

FreedomWorks - Organization with over 6 million members promoting free markets and individual liberty. Joined NLG's amicus brief [PDF] in support of Ross’s Supreme Court petition.

Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) - National jury education organization seeking to educate about citizen rights, powers and responsibilities when serving as trial jurors.

Gary Johnson - Former Governor of New Mexico and Libertarian Candidate for President of the United States. Pledged to pardon Ross if elected President.

Gun Owners of America (GOA) - Lobbying organization formed to preserve and defend Second Amendment rights. Joined Downsize DC’s amicus brief [PDF] supporting Ross’s Supreme Court petition.

Gun Owners Foundation - Research arm of GOA that exists to educate about the importance of the Second Amendment and provide legal, expert and support assistance. Joined Downsize DC’s amicus brief [PDF] supporting Ross’s Supreme Court petition.

Human Rights Defense Center - Advocates on behalf of the human rights of people held in U.S. detention facilities. Joined NLG's amicus brief [PDF] in support of Ross’s Supreme Court petition.

John McAfee - Libertarian Candidate for President of the United States. World-famous computer scientist and developer of the first commercial anti-virus software program. Pledged to pardon Ross if elected.

Judge Nancy GertnerFormer U.S. federal judge who built her career around standing up for women’s rights, civil liberties and justice. Joined DPA’s amicus brief [PDF] supporting Ross’s appeal to the Second Circuit and the NLG's Supreme Court amicus brief [PDF].

JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA) - Dedicated to cutting the US correctional population in half by 2030. Empowers people most affected by incarceration to drive policy reform. Joined DPA amicus brief [PDF] supporting Ross's appeal to the Second Circuit.

Ladies of Liberty Alliance(LOLA) - Educational organization with the mission of educating and empowering female leaders within the liberty movement and spreading the ideas of individual liberty and free markets.

Law Enforcement Action Partnership(LEAP) - Nonprofit group of current and former police, judges, prosecutors and other criminal justice professionals who use their expertise to advance drug policy and criminal justice solutions that enhance public safety. Joined DPA’s amicus brief [PDF] supporting Ross’s appeal to the Second Circuit and DPA's amicus brief [PDF] supporting Ross's Supreme Court petition.

Libertarian Party - America's third largest political party. Unanimously resolved in convention that the President should grant Ross Ulbricht a full pardon.

Liberty on the Rocks (LOTR) - International network of Libertarian thinkers. Designed to educate, connect, and activate liberty enthusiasts around the world.

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) - Organization of 40,000 attorneys in 28 countries whose mission is to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or other misconduct. Submitted an amicus brief [PDF] supporting Ross's appeal to the Second Circuit.

National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms - Coalition of national and local organizations and prominent individuals, whose mission is to educate about the erosion of civil and political freedoms and prisoner abuses within the U.S. criminal justice system. Joined NLG's amicus brief [PDF] in support of Ross’s Supreme Court petition.

National Lawyers Guild (NLG) - Progressive public interest association that unites lawyers, law students, legal workers, jailhouse lawyers and legal activists. Submitted an amicus brief [PDF] supporting Ross’s Supreme Court petition.

Parallel Polis - Czech Republic think tank focused on the promotion of digital freedom and free markets. Based on the writings of Vaclav Benda, Czech dissident during the height of communist domination in Czechoslovakia.

Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) - Progressive legal organization that focuses on cases regarding free speech and dissent, domestic spying and surveillance, police misconduct, and government transparency. Joined NLG's amicus brief [PDF] in support of Ross’s Supreme Court petition.

People’s Law OfficeChicago law office that focuses on public interest law, representing clients believed to have been the subject of attacks by governmental officials and agencies. Joined NLG's amicus brief [PDF] in support of Ross’s Supreme Court petition.

R Street Institute - A public policy research organization whose mission is to engage in policy research and outreach to promote free markets and limited, effective government. Joined Reason Foundation's amicus brief [PDF] in support of Ross’s Supreme Court petition.

Reason FoundationOrganization committed to advancing the values of individual freedom and choice, limited government, and market-friendly policies. Submitted an amicus brief [PDF] supporting Ross’s Supreme Court petition.

Restoring Liberty Action Committee - Action committee dedicated to restoring liberty in the U.S.  Joined Downsize DC’s amicus brief [PDF] supporting Ross’s Supreme Court petition.

Students for a Sensible Drug Policy(SSDP) - International student-led advocacy and education organization of thousands of members working to end drug prohibition and reforming drug policy.

Students for Liberty (SFL) - Largest libertarian student organization in the world whose mission is to educate, develop and empower the next generation of leaders in support of freedom. SFL nominated Ross for alumnus of the year, 2016.

Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) - Pro-liberty student organization with more than 900 chapters and 300,000+ members nationwide. 

Zcoin - A cryptocurrency that uses zero knowledge proofs powered by Zerocoin technology to secure financial privacy.