Colin Hanna to head Conservative Non-Profit

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Former Chester County (PA) County Commissioner Chairman Colin Hanna named President of Let Freedom Ring, Inc.

Former Chester County (PA) County Commissioner has been named President of Let Freedom Ring, Inc., a public policy non-profit whose stated goals are to promote "Constitutional government, economic freedom and traditional values." Let Freedom Ring has applied to the Internal Revenue Service as a social welfare organization under Section 501 (c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. The organization will endeavor to educate and activate business and entrepreneurial organizations, pro-family organizations and persons of faith in principles, policies and projects consistent with its stated goals.

BACKGROUND:

Hanna served as Commissioner of Chester County from 1996 to 2004, and was Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for four of those eight years. In 2001, he and his colleagues were sued in the Federal District Court of Eastern Pennsylvania in an action filed by the Free Thought Society of Greater Philadelphia, supported by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), for refusing to remove a historic bronze plaque containing the full text of the Ten Commandments which has hung on the outside wall of the Chester County Courthouse since 1920. The suit alleged that the plaque was a violation of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The County Commissioners lost that suit, but immediately appealed to the Third Circuit. In 2003, in a unanimous decision of the three judge panel, the Third Circuit reversed the Federal District Court decision, permitting the plaque to remain on the Chester County Courthouse.

Let Freedom Ring may be contacted at http://www.letfreedomring.com. Colin Hanna may be contacted at ColinHanna@letfreedomring.com.

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Jerry McGlothlin