On this date 41 years ago, Pacific Legal Foundation was founded in Sacramento as America’s first freedom-based public interest legal organization. Drawing inspiration from then-Governor Ronald Reagan, several members of his senior staff left public service to establish PLF.
“On March 5, 1973, government regulators found a foe; mainstream Americans found a friend; freedom in America found new meaning. On that day, Pacific Legal Foundation was established turning the voices that wouldn’t be heard into the voices that couldn’t be silenced.”
— PLF news release
From a few cases representing clients in California during its infancy, PLF’s legal program has grown in size and scope to become truly national, handling hundreds of cases in dozens of states.
Today, PLF stands as the nation’s sentry for freedom — strong, resolute and committed to the principles established by our nation’s Founding Fathers and embraced by Ronald Reagan — that Americans are granted sacred, inalienable rights of life, liberty and private property, and that they must never be surrendered or compromised to arbitrary government actions.
Happy 41st birthday PLF!