Families for Educational Freedom (FEF) promotes the education, not the indoctrination, of children through serving the practical legal needs of families in K-12 public and private schools.
Families for Education Freedom (FEF) promotes the education, not the indoctrination, of children through serving the practical legal needs of families in K-12 public and private schools. Freedom of speech and association, due process, legal equality, religious liberty, sanctity of conscience, and the ability of parents to guide and direct the upbringing of their children are rights essential to liberty and a free and flourishing society. FEF directly aids families in defending these rights through educational outreach, advocacy, and litigation.
FEF is not a think tank, but an organization devoted to serving the practical legal needs of parents, students, and teachers in K-12 schools. Among other things, FEF will help students, parents, and teachers fight the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) and related ideologies that divide people into “oppressor” and “oppressed” groups, distort history, downplay individual responsibility and merit, and otherwise attempt to indoctrinate people into this Marxist worldview.
Families for Educational Freedom (FEF) is a project of the International Organization for the Family, a 501(c)(3) charity, and donations are tax-deductible. All donations directed to Familiesfored.org will go exclusively towards the legal and administrative costs associated with public interest litigation supported by Familiesfored.org.
Robert Siedlecki, Esq. Acting Director
Robert Siedlecki, Esq., is the General Counsel and Director of Outreach for IOF. He previously served as a political appointee at the United States Agency for International Development in Washington, DC. Rob also served as an appointee at the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and at the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives at the U.S. Department of Justice. At the state level, he has served as a secretary, assistant secretary, and chief of staff of large health and human service departments in Florida and Kansas. In the private sector, Rob has worked at Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach and served as a consultant and attorney in the health and human service field. Rob is also a graduate of Harvard College (B.A. magna cum laude 1991) and Cornell Law School (J.D. 1995).
Brian S. Brown President, IOF
Brian S. Brown has been the president of the International Organization for the Family (IOF) since 2016. IOF hosts the World Congress of Families (WCF) gatherings, which bring together thousands of pro-family activists from around the world, including recent events in Budapest, Chisinau, and Verona. An Oxford University educated and articulate advocate, Brown is a sought-after speaker and has been quoted regularly in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Associated Press, The Los Angeles Times, and The New York Post. He has also appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News, C-SPAN, and MSNBC. He is a C. Phil at UCLA in American History, earned his B.A/M.A. in Modern History at Oxford University, and received his B.A. in History from Whittier College. He and his wife Susan have nine young children.
Joseph Grabowski Executive Director, IOF
Joseph Grabowski is the Executive Director of the International Organization for the Family. He also serves as Director of Communications for the National Organization for Marriage. Joseph has a B.A. in Philosophy from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook and M.A. in English from Marquette University. Joe’s writings on traditional marriage and family, as well as on Catholic Social Teaching and the writings of G. K. Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc, have appeared in The Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, The Stream, Gilbert Magazine, Ethika Politika, and The Distributist Review, and he has spoken at several national conferences on the place of G.K. Chesterton in 20th Century literature and thought.
Families for Educational Freedom (FEF) is a project of the International Organization for the Family, a 501(c)(3) charity, and donations are tax-deductible. All donations directed to Families for Educational Freedom will support the legal and administrative costs associated with FEF’s public interest litigation and advocacy.