Since his arrest, Ross has been steadfastly supported by his family and friends, as well as many across the political spectrum, and the Bitcoin and tech communities. Over 30 organizations and major figures have supported the efforts against the injustice done to him.
His petition for clemency gained 60,000 signers in its first month, and now has over 100,000 signatures.
“We have become overly aggressive with…our criminal justice system in the U.S. We imprison more people, and apply longer sentences, than any country on the face of the planet. People like Ross should be afforded the opportunity of redemption as soon as possible. For Ross that is now.”– Neill Franklin
“I am but one of thousands–growing to millions–of people who intend to see Ross Ulbricht walk free, putting an end to a saga that began in 2013 and that constitutes one of the worst examples of prosecutorial abuse the United States has suffered yet.”– Catherine Austin Fitts
“An entire book could be written on Ross Ulbricht’s takedown, subsequent trial, and his recent appeals process, especially because most articles about his case present false or misleading information.”– Jesse Ventura
“Free Ross! We need that guy in the economy. That’s all there is to it. He is clearly one of the great entrepreneurs in the world. He should be pardoned, he should get out of jail.”– Tim Draper
“Mr. Ulbricht’s draconian sentence flies in the face of evolving standards of decency.”– Jolene Forman
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 in support of 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 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 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 to the Second Circuit, one to the Supreme Court.
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.
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.
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 supporting Ross’s appeal to the Second Circuit and DPA's amicus brief supporting Ross's Supreme Court petition.
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 in support of 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.
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.