Press ReleaseAugust 9, 2022

JCNF Joins Forces With Dissident Project to Highlight the Dangers of Authoritarianism and Socialism

Washington, D.C. (August 9, 2022)—Today, the Job Creators Network Foundation (JCNF)—a national education organization fighting for free market policies—is announcing a partnership with the Dissident Project. The Dissident Project focuses on providing high school students with informed, intelligent perspectives on how authoritarianism takes hold, what happens when it does, and what America can learn from current and former socialist states around the world.

To start, the partnership will film a video series spotlighting the true stories of young people born in countries like Cuba, Venezuela, and North Korea. The videos will display the horrors of authoritarianism and act as a warning for the U.S. The content will be used to educate high school-aged students about what can happen when the government gains too much power. More specifically, interview-style videos will be made for each of the dissident speakers, as well as a group video that conveys the importance of the Dissident Project.

Daniel Di Martino, the founder of the Dissident Project, will also become the Job Creators Network Foundation Freedom and Opportunity Fellow—a role that will help educate the public about the benefits of free market capitalism and the unique opportunities it creates in the U.S.

The partnership is officially launching with a reception near Capitol Hill on August 12th. The leadership of both groups, as well as lawmakers, reporters, and other policy influencers will be in attendance. Find out more about the event and RSVP here.

Alfredo Ortiz, Job Creators Network Foundation CEO, released the following statement:

“The slow creep of authoritarianism and socialism is one of the biggest dangers facing the U.S. today—and we need to fight back. That begins with educating our young people. JCN’s partnership with the Dissident Project will help elevate the voices of young immigrants who fled these systems of government oppression abroad. Promoting these stories to students across the country is the first step to building a firewall against an authoritarian government while also promoting the benefits of free markets.”

Daniel Di Martino, founder of the Dissident Project and JCN Foundation Freedom and Opportunity Fellow, released the following statement:

“I’m grateful for the partnership of the Job Creators Network and the Dissident Project. I look forward to bringing together the stories of immigrants who survived socialist regimes to every classroom in America and teach young Americans about the perils of socialism.”