About Mr. Renzi: AOP President and Founder
Mr. Renzi founded Abuse of Power – also known as AOP – to expose corrupt government officials who use the mechanisms of the state to promote injustice and persecute political opponents.
AOP exists to help innocent victims worldwide who find themselves a target of government oppression. The organization offers resources to families who feel helpless when the corrupt state and the media seek to turn their lives upside down – including amicus briefs, legal expertise, networks of support and more.
A former Congressman with a track record of advancing pro-life initiatives, Mr. Renzi was an original co-sponsor of life-affirming legislation known as the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 – the first direct national restriction on any method of abortion since Roe v. Wade.
He also authored a bill that significantly increased benefits for our military personnel, including more than tripling the death benefit for military personnel killed in the line of duty. As the patriotic son of a 2-star general, Mr. Renzi was honored to be a part of this legislation and was nationally recognized by President Bush. While working on the House Intelligence Committee, Mr. Renzi also sponsored an amendment disallowing NSA’s surveillance of American citizens who do not present “a national security threat and imminent danger,” narrowing the previous language that allowed sweeping use of government surveillance activities in violation of citizens’ rights.
Prior to winning his seat in Congress Mr. Renzi worked on Capitol Hill and received his Juris Doctorate from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law with a specialty in Law and Public Policy.
In addition to his extensive legal and political experience, former Congressman Renzi has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations and has worked as a civilian contractor on several classified projects for the U.S. military. Although a long-time successful businessman and real estate developer, in recent years Mr. Renzi has begun to focus on charitable causes such as helping build a children’s community center in Colombia, South America.
His passion for the sanctity of life, human rights, and our constitutional rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness continues to be reflected in his work with international nonprofit AOP. Mr. Renzi is also the proud father of twelve children and grandfather of ten.