Number of results: 699


Phone: 815-964-5819
Fax: 815-965-1826

The International Organization for Family
Brian Brown
President
2029 K Street NW Suite 300
Washington, DC, United States 20006
info@profam.org

Mission: The mission of the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society is to reinforce the family as the first and irreplaceable social unit, to renew the religious foundation of virtue and liberty, and to restore the education of the young in the obligations of free men and women. To defend the family and to guide public policy and cultural norms, this Declaration asserts principles that respect and uphold the vital roles that the family plays in society.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Marriage ~Family ~Children ~Religion ~Divorce ~Homosexuality ~Abortion
Phone: 571-765-3907

Freedom Partners
Mark Holden
Executive Director
, 0, United States
acobb@aforai.org

Mission: Freedom Partners, its members, and other supporters are dedicated to protecting freedom and expanding opportunity for every American—no matter where they live, what they do or how much money they have. That’s why we believe in: Free enterprise—with open and honest markets and free and fair trade Effective fiscal, monetary and tax policies—solutions that help build a healthy economy to strengthen our neighborhoods, communities and country Efficient and effective policies that promote and protect hardworking taxpayers—so that American families can get ahead and American businesses of every size can grow and create new opportunities and innovations Genuine accountability—so that government and elected officials in every capital across America serve the people’s interests, not special interests
Tax Status: 501(c)6
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Phone: 605-360-3588

First Freedoms Foundation of South Dakota
Douglas T. Loen
Executive Director
3908 South Lisanne Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD, United States 57103
dtl_653@msn.com

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Phone: (414) 727-WILL(9455)
Fax: (414) 727-6385

Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL)
Rick Esenberg
President
1139 E. Knapp St.
Milwaukee, WI, United States 53202
rick@will-law.org

Mission: An old military adage calls for the cavalry to "ride to the sound of the guns." As a tactic, it has both its strengths and weaknesses. As a sentiment, it is a call for courageous engagement. At the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, we hope to answer that call. Through education, litigation, and participation in public discourse, we seek to advance the public interest in the rule of law, individual liberty, constitutional government, and a robust civil society. We strive to do so, moreover, in partnership with like-minded individuals and organizations - often our clients - who are committed to classical liberalism and constitutional government. We recognize that these ideals are neither Democratic nor Republican, but American. Our focus is primarily, if not exclusively, on Wisconsin - a state that has become one of the focal points of our ongoing debate about the proper role of the government within society and of the courts within government. As a non-profit and non-partisan organization, we litigate in the areas of property rights, the freedom to earn a living, voting rights, regulation, taxation, school choice, and religious freedom. As an educational organization, we strive to advance the debate concerning law and public policy in these and other areas.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Property rights, the freedom to earn a living, voting rights, regulation, taxation, school choice, and religious freedom
Phone: 812-232-2434
Fax: 812-235-3685

Republicans Overseas
James Bopp
General Counsel and Treasurer
National Building
1 South 6th Street
Terre Haute, IN, United States 47807

Mission: To represent the interests of and maximize the participation in our elections of Republicans overseas.
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Policy/Priority Issues: Fighting FACTA
Phone: (866) 816-0873

State Financial Officers Foundation
Derek Kreifels
President
P.O. Box 9584
Mission, KS, United States 66201

Mission: SFOF is founded on the belief that state financial officers could and should play a greater role in promoting conservative, fiscally responsible public policy. Our belief is SFOF can best do so by organizing a select group of state financial officers in partnership with the private sector and academia.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: SFOF seeks to organize a select group of leaders from the public and private sectors to help state financial officers develop and implement these pro-growth policies.
Phone: 202-559-7389

The Alexander Hamilton Society
Gabriel Scheinmann
Executive Director
11 Dupont Cirle NW, Suite 325
Washington, DC, United States 20036
info@hamsoc.org

Mission: The Alexander Hamilton Society (AHS) is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting constructive debate on basic principles and contemporary issues in foreign, economic, and national security policy.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
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Phone: 303-963-3424

Centennial Institute
Jeff Hunt
Executive Director
8787 West Alameda Avenue
Lakewood, CO, United States 80226

Mission: Centennial Institute sponsors research, events, and publications to enhance public understanding of the most important issues facing our state and nation. By proclaiming Truth, we aim to foster faith, family, and freedom, teach citizenship, and renew the spirit of 1776.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
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Phone: 800-634-2669

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
Juanita Duggan
President and CEO
1201 F Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC, United States 20004
juanita.duggan@nfib.org

Mission: NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses.
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Phone: (877) 707-0571

Wisconsin Club For Growth
Eric O'Keefe
President
1223 West Main Street, #304
Sun Prairie, WI, United States 53590
staff@wicfg.org

Mission: Wisconsin Club for Growth is a state-wide network of thousands of pro-growth Wisconsinites, from all walks of life, who believe that prosperity and opportunity come through economic freedom. We work to promote public policies that encourage a high growth economy and a swift return to America’s founding principles primarily through legislative involvement, issue advocacy, research, training and educational activity.
Tax Status: 501(c)4
Policy/Priority Issues: Government spending, health care, jobs and the economy, school reform, taxes
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Benjamin Rush Institute
Beth Haynes
Executive Director
PO Box 3113
Half Moon Bay, CA, United States 94019
BenjaminRushInstitute@gmail.com

Mission: Promote solutions that protect the doctor-patient relationship as the primary means of delivering quality medical care, empowered by a robust free enterprise system, which fosters innovation and reduces costs.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Medicine, Narcotics, and Healthcare.
Phone: 949-222-6550

Ayn Rand Institute
Yaron Brook
President
2121 Alton Parkway, Suite 250
Irvine, CA, United States 92606
mail@aynrand.org

Mission: ARI fosters a growing awareness, understanding and acceptance of Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism, in order to create a culture whose guiding principles are reason, rational self-interest, individualism and laissez-faire capitalism­­ — a culture in which individuals are free to pursue their own happiness.
Tax Status: 501(c)3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Economic Freedom, Capitalism, Objectivism, and Culture.
Phone: 850.391.4090
Fax: 786.664.1794

Foundation for Excellence in Education
Patricia Levesque
Chief Executive Officer
P.O. Box 10691
Tallahassee, FL, United States 32302
info@excelined.org

Mission: To build an American education system that equips every child to achieve his or her God-given potential.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education
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Truth in Accounting
Sheila A. Weinberg
Founder, Chief Executive Officer
118 North Clinton Street, Suite 206
Chicago, IL, United States 60661

Mission: Founded in 2002, Truth in Accounting believes truthful accounting is the key for citizens, legislators, and the press to clearly understand the truth about government finances. To be knowledgeable participants in their governments' financial decisions, citizens need accurate and complete financial information. Our work has focused on encouraging public entities to produce financial reports that are comprehensive, clear, and transparent; and informing the public of the importance of truthful accounting.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Government accountability ~ Spending ~ Regulation ~ Transparency
Phone: 612-338-3605
Fax: 612-338-3621

Center for the American Experiment
John H. Hinderaker
President
8441 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 350
Golden Valley, MN, United States 55426

Mission: Center of the American Experiment is a nonpartisan, tax-exempt, public policy and educational institution that brings conservative and free market ideas to bear on the hardest problems facing Minnesota and the nation.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Healthcare ~ Minnesota Economy ~ Family Issues ~
Phone: (601) 980-1897

Empower Mississippi Foundation
Grant Callan
Founder & President
741 Avignon Dr., Suite C
Ridgeland, MS, United States 39157

Mission: To ensure that every child in Mississippi has the opportunity to flourish through access to a high quality education.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education
Phone: (212) 849-2806

National Review Institute
Lindsay Craig
President
215 Lexington Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY, United States 10016
info@nrinstitute.org

Mission: National Review Institute was founded by William F. Buckley Jr. in 1991 to engage in policy development, public education, and advocacy that would advance the principles he championed and compliment the mission of National Review magazine.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Preserving and promoting the legacy of William F. Buckley Jr.
Phone: 800-876-8930
Fax: 814-833-7415

Free To Choose Network
Bob Chitester

2002 Filmore Avenue
Erie, PA, United States 16506
info@freetochoosenetwork.org

Mission: To use accessible and entertaining media to build popular support for personal, economic and political freedom thus advancing human well-being.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Economics ~ Transparency ~ Free Speech ~ Individual Rights
Phone: 202-838-3175

Think Freely Media
Eric Tubbs
President
1920 L St NW Suite #325
Washington , DE, United States 20036
info@thinkfreelymedia.org

Mission: Think Freely Media endeavors to build information and media capacities that penetrate every level of culture, that successfully changes hearts and minds of people from all walks of life and that will result in successful advocacy for free enterprise and liberty prevailing in culture as well as in law.
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Policy/Priority Issues: Free press ~ Free Enterprise
Phone: 317-681-0745

Friedman Foundation for Educational Chocie
Robert C. Enlow
President
111 Monument Circle Suite 2650
Indianapolis, IN, United States 46204

Mission: The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1996 by Milton and Rose D. Friedman. Our foundation’s goal is to advance a K–12 education system in which all parents, regardless of race, origin, or family income, are free to choose a learning environment—public or private, near or far, religious or secular—that works best for them. Continue on to learn more about our founders, staff, fellows, and board of directors.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education ~ School Choice
Phone: (202) 364-4403

Accuracy in Academia
Malcolm Kline
Executive Director
4350 East West Highway Suite 555
Bethesda, MD, United States 20814
Mal.Kline@academia.org

Mission: Accuracy in Academia, a non-profit research group based in Washington, D. C., wants schools to return to their traditional mission-the quest for truth. To promote this goal, AIA documents and publicizes political bias in education in Campus Report, its monthly newsletter. CR articles focus on: The use of classroom and/or university resources to indoctrinate students; Discrimination against students, faculty or administrators based on political or academic beliefs; and Campus violations of free speech.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
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Phone: 505-710-7293

New Mexico Center for Family Values
Jonathan Gardner
Executive Director
1111 Alameda Blvd NW Ste D
Albuquerque, NM, United States 87114-1953
info@nmcfp.com

Mission: We advance our vision by influencing legislation and legislators. We support legislation that advances our vision and oppose legislation that hinders our vision. We seek to identify and elect candidates for public office that will advance our vision, and vote out of office candidates who do not support our vision.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: At the NM Center for Family Policy, our vision is to build a New Mexico where God is honored, life is cherished, religious freedom flourishes, and families thrive.
Phone: 202.785.0266

Center for Worker Freedom
Matt Patterson
Executive Director
722 12th ST NW Suite 400
Washington, DC, United States 20005
info@workerfreedom.org

Mission: The Center for Worker Freedom is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to warning the public about the causes and consequences of unionization. The CWF supports freedom of association and believes every worker should have the right to decide for themselves whether or not they belong to a labor organization. CWF is a special project of Americans for Tax Reform.
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Phone: 866-655-4545

Family Policy Alliance of Georgia
Cole Muzio
President
5456 Peachtree Blvd. Suite 234
Atlanta, GA, United States 30341
georgia@familypolicyalliance.com

Mission: Family Policy Alliance of Georgia is a public policy partner of Focus on the Family. And we’re part of a vibrant national alliance of pro-family state groups. As a Christ-centered organization, our vision is a state where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished.
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Phone: 866-655-4545

Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota
Mark Jorritsma
President and Executive Director
11515 Burnt Boat Dr. Suite C148
Bismarck, ND, United States 58503
northdakota@familypolicyalliance.com

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Conservative Policy Leadership Institute


4504 Glenpointe Way
Smyrna, GA, United States 30080

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The Pegasus Institute
Jordan Harris
Founder and Co-Executive Director
235 South 5th Street
Louisville, KY, United States 40202
Jordan@pegasuskentucky.org

Mission: Pegasus Institute is a first of its kind, millennial-led, state-based think-tank. Our mission is to provide public policy research and solutions that help improve the lives of all Kentuckians. Pegasus Institute operates as an independent, non-partisan, privately funded research organization focused on state and local policies.
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Phone: 540-441-7227

Convention of States


PO Box 1073
Purcellville, VA, United States 20134
info@ConventionOfStates.com

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Phone: 866-655-4545

Family Policy Alliance of Kansas
Eric Teetsel
President
4021 SW 10th Street, Suite 311
Topeka, KS, United States 66604
kansas@familypolicyalliance.com

Mission: We believe God’s timeless design for the family is the strongest foundation for a free society. We equip and motivate Kansans to cast their ballots and raise their voices in support of pro-family candidates and policies. We believe human life is sacred. We’re all created in the image of God, so we respect and protect life, including preborn babies, the elderly and every other condition of the human experience through natural death. We believe the Founding Fathers got it right when they guaranteed the “free exercise of religion.” We protect the freedom of individuals, churches and businesses to speak and act according to their faith.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Family, Pro-Life, Religious Freedom
Phone: 614-340-9817

The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law
Maurice A. Thompson
Executive Director
122 E Main St
Columbus, OH, United States 43215-5208
mthompson@ohioconstitution.org

Mission: The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law is non-profit, non-partisan legal center dedicated to protecting the constitutional rights of Ohioans from government abuse. The 1851 Center litigates constitutional issues related to property rights, voting rights, regulation, taxation, and search and seizures.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: School Choice • Challenging Unconstitutional Labor Policy • Defending Property Rights • Fighting Unfair Taxation • Protecting Referendum Rights • Safeguarding Election Rights
Phone: 202-682-1201

1st Amendment Partnership
Tim Schultz
President
1730 M Street, NW Suite 909
Washington, DC, United States 20036

Mission: The mission of the 1st Amendment Partnership is to promote and protect religious freedom for people of all faiths. We represent the common voice of our partnering faith communities that encompass over 120 million Americans. We focus on public policies and education that recognize the profound contribution of faith and religious freedom to the common good.
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Policy/Priority Issues: * Free Speech * Religious Liberty
Phone: 703-807-2070
Fax: 703-807-2073

60 Plus Association
Jim Martin
Chairman
515 King Street, Suite 315
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314
info@60plus.org

Mission: The 60 Plus Association is a non-partisan, non-profit organization supporting a free-enterprise, less-government, and less-taxes approach to seniors issues. 60 Plus publishes a newsletter, Senior Voice, produces a Congressional Scorecard, and presents the Guardian of Senior Rights Award to legislators in the U.S. Congress who vote to support seniors. Called a conservative alternative to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), 60 Plus endorses the personalization of Social Security and works actively for the repeal of the estate (death) tax.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Repeal of the estate (death) tax • Social Security reform • Balanced budget constitutional amendment • Electricity deregulation • Opposition to judicial usurpation • Eliminating federal funding of advocacy organizations
Phone: 888-577-2966
Fax: 605-335-3643

Abstinence Clearinghouse
Leslee Unruh
President
3405 S Kiwanis Ave
Sioux Falls, SD, United States 57105
info@abstinence.net

Mission: The Abstinence Clearinghouse serves as an association for the abstinence community. The Clearinghouse is a non-profit, educational organization that promotes the appreciation for and practice of sexual abstinence through distribution of age-appropriate, factual and medically-accurate materials. The Clearinghouse was founded to provide a central location where curricula, speakers, and materials on character, relationship, and abstinence programs could be accessed. The Clearinghouse serves agencies and individuals on national, state, and local level, as well as internationally. In addition to the South Dakota office, there is also a Washington, D.C., office.
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Phone: 202-364-4401
Fax: 202-364-4098

Accuracy in Media
Don Irvine
Chairman
4350 East West Highway Suite 555
Bethesda, MD, United States 20814
info@aim.org

Mission: Accuracy In Media is a non-profit, grassroots citizens watchdog of the news media that critiques botched and bungled news stories and sets the record straight on important issues that have received slanted coverage.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: War on Islamic terrorism • Corruption in government • Traditional values
Phone: 616-454-3080
Fax: 616-454-9454

Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty
Rev. Robert A. Sirico
President
98 E. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI, United States 49503
info@acton.org

Mission: The mission of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty is to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles. With its commitment to pursue a society that is free and virtuous, the Acton Institute is a leading voice in the national environmental and social policy debate. It is uniquely positioned to comment on the sound economic and moral foundations necessary to sustain humane environmental and social policies.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Business ethics • Globalization • Educational choice • Technology and regulation • Environmental stewardship • Effective compassion
Phone: (804)-289-8008

Adam Smith Program
Sandra Peart
Dean, Jepson School of Leadership Studies
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA, United States 23173

Mission: The Adam Smith Program at the University of Richmond seeks to preserve the study of the history of economic thought. It aims as a place to which visitors and students alike can come and connect with others and engage in stimulating conservations about the continuing importance of classical liberalism in economic and political analysis today.
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Policy/Priority Issues: *economics *economic thought
Phone: 317-684-3300

Advance America
Eric Miller
Attorney & Founder
101 W. Ohio St, Suite 660
Indianapolis, IN, United States 46204

Mission: Advance America, formerly Citizens Concerned for the Constitution, is dedicated to informing and educating the citizens of Indiana as to how their government works and what they can do to make a difference on issues of importance to them.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: Advance America is the state's largest pro-family, pro-church, pro-private and home school, and pro-tax reform organization. Advance America was founded in 1980 by attorney Eric Miller with just 10 people. Today, the grassroots network includes over 45,000 families, 1,500 businesses, and over 3,700 churches around the state. Advance America is a nonpartisan, tax-exempt, educational organization and as such does not endorse any candidate or political party.
Phone: 501-588-4245

Advance Arkansas Institute
Dan Greenberg
President/Board of Directors
55 Fontenay Circle
Little Rock, AR, United States 72223
dngrnbrg@gmail.com

Mission: The Institute is a nonprofit research and educational organization committed to advancing public policy based on free markets, individual liberty, and limited, transparent government.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Free markets ~individual liberty ~limited government.
Phone: 205-870-9900
Fax: 205-870-4407

Alabama Policy Institute
Caleb Crosby
President
2213 Morris Ave Ste 100
Birmingham, AL, United States 35203-4227
calebc@alabamapolicy.org

Mission: The Alabama Policy Institute (API) is a non-profit, research and educational institute dedicated to influencing public policy by identifying, developing, and promoting innovative policy ideas and by providing fact-based, objective analysis of key issues. The mission of API is to provide information to the people of Alabama about the legislative issues being debated in Montgomery and Washington, D.C., and to be a reliable resource to our elected representatives on public policy issues.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Accountability in state government ~Lowering Alabama’s tax burden ~Education reform ~Federal marriage amendment ~National Fatherhood Initiative
Phone: 205-870-9900
Fax: 205-870-4407

Alabama Right to Know


402 Office Park Dr., Suite 300
Birmingham, AL, United States 35223
info@alabamapolicy.org

Mission: Welcome to Alabama Right to Know, where we believe you deserve the Right to Know what is happening in the Alabama Legislative System.
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Phone: 907-317-7268

Alaska Family Council
Jim Minnery
President
P.O. Box 231425
Anchorage, AK, United States 99523
info@alaskafamilycouncil.org

Mission: The mission of the Alaska Family Council is to strengthen and protect Alaskan families through public policy education, issue research and grassroots advocacy
Tax Status: 501(c)4
Policy/Priority Issues: • Abstinence • Christians and Politics • Defense of Marriage • Education & School Choice • Gambling • Judicial Activism• Pornography & Obscenity • Religious Liberty • Sanctity of Life
Phone: 907-334-5853

Alaska Policy Forum
David Boyle
Executive Director
201 Barrow Street #8
Anchorage, AK, United States 99501
dboyle@alaskapolicyforum.org

Mission: APF pursues this vision by conducting timely, relevant and accurate research and providing free market, Alaskan solutions in the most effective means possible to policymakers at the state and local level.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Health care ~Energy ~Resource Development ~Economics ~Accountability
Phone: 412-440-0079
Fax: 412-440-0085

Allegheny Institute for Public Policy
Jake Haulk, Ph.D.
President
305 Mt. Lebanon Boulevard, Suite 208
Pittsburgh, PA, United States 15234
aipp@alleghenyinstitute.org

Mission: The Allegheny Institute is a non-profit, research, and education organization. Its mission is to defend the interests of taxpayers, citizens, and businesses against an increasingly burdensome and intrusive government. To that end, the Allegheny Institute formulates and advocates public policies that roll back the size and scope of local government as well as create a more accountable government. Its efforts are guided by the principles of free enterprise, property rights, civil society, and individual freedom that are the bedrock upon which America was founded.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Transportation • Surface, water and air • Economic freedom • Free market driven economic development • Deregulation • Education reform modeled on The Heritage Foundation “No Excuses” campaign • Infrastructure • Sports facilities
Phone: 800-835-5233
Fax: 480-444-0025

Alliance Defending Freedom
Michael P. Farris
President, CEO, and General Counsel
15100 North 90th Street
Scottsdale, AZ, United States 85260
info@telladf.org

Mission: Alliance Defending Freedom is a servant ministry building an alliance to keep the door open for the spread of the Gospel by transforming the legal system and advocating for religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family. Recognizing the need for a strong, coordinated legal defense against growing attacks on religious freedom, more than 30 prominent Christian leaders launched Alliance Defending Freedom in 1994. Over the past 18 years, this unique legal ministry has brought together thousands of Christian attorneys and like-minded organizations that work tirelessly to advocate for the right of people to freely live out their faith in America and around the world.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Religious freedom • Sanctity of human life • Traditional family values
Phone: 303-573-1603
Fax: 720-266-6798

Alliance for Choice in Education (ACE)
Norton Rainey
Executive Director
1201 East Colfax Avenue, Suite 302
Denver, CO, United States 80218
nrainey@acescholarships.org

Mission: ACE is a non-profit organization founded in 2000 by Denver businessman and philanthropist, Alex Cranberg, whose vision was to ensure that children of Colorado’s low-income families had access to quality K–12 education through scholarships.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education reform • Tuition assistance
Phone: 703-934-1212
Fax: 703-934-1211

Alliance for Marriage
Matthew E. Daniels, J.D., Ph.D.
President and Founder
PO Box 2490
Merrifield, VA, United States 22116
info@allianceformarriage.org

Mission: The Alliance for Marriage (AFM) is a non-partisan research and education organization dedicated to promoting marriage and addressing the epidemic of fatherless families in the United States. AFM seeks to educate the public, the media, elected officials, and civil society leaders on the benefits of marriage for children, adults and society, and to promote reforms designed to strengthen the institution of marriage and restore a culture of married fatherhood in American society.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Marriage and family policy • Education • Tax reform • Media coverage of marriage and families • Judicial reform • Marriage building programs • Public policy and civil society reforms
Phone: 202-280-1990

Alliance for School Choice
Greg Brock
Executive Director
1660 L Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC, United States 20036
info@allianceforschoolchoice.org

Mission: The mission of Alliance for School Choice is to improve our nation’s system of K–12 education by advancing public policy that empowers parents, particularly in low-income families, to choose the education they determine is best for their children.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Education reform
Phone: 559-499-1776
Fax: 559-499-1703

Alliance for the Separation of School & State
Alan Schaeffer
President
3100 Willow Avenue, Suite 110
Clovis, CA, United States 93612
contact@schoolandstate.org

Mission: The mission of the Alliance for Separation of School & State is to inform Americans how education can be improved—especially for the poor—by ending state, local, and federal government involvement in school attendance, content, teacher and institutional approval, and financing.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Separation of school and state • Parental rights and obligations in education • Full parental school choice • Repeal school content and standards mandates • Return school attendance decisions to parents
Phone: (202) 434-8971

American Academy for Liberal Education
Diane Auer Jones
President
1200 G Street NW, Suite 883
Washington, DC, United States 20005
aaleinfo@aale.org

Mission: The American Academy for Liberal Education is a national organization dedicated to strengthening and promoting liberal arts education through accreditation and research.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Educational effectiveness assessment (postsecondary) • Charter schools (secondary) • Distance learning (postsecondary) • Higher education • Liberal/general education
Phone: 206-236-3046
Fax: 206-236-3288

American Alliance of Jews and Christians
Rabbi Daniel Lapin
President
PO Box 58
Mercer Island, WA, United States 98040
mail@towardtradition.org

Mission: American Alliance of Jews and Christians is a national coalition of Jews and Christians seeking to advance the nation toward traditional, faith-based American principles of constitutional and limited government, the rule of law, representative democracy, free markets, a strong military, and a moral public culture.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: The Ethical Capitalism Institute • Traditional marriage • Opposing the marginalization of Judeo-Christian views in public life • Moving American Jews away from their embraced secular liberalism • Moral defense of free market and private property
Phone: 423-629-4280
Fax: 423-622-7461

American Association of Christian Schools
Mike Rouse
President
602 Belvoir Avenue
East Ridge, TN, United States 37412
lpotter@aacs.org

Mission: Founded in 1972, the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS) serves over 200,000 students and teachers in member schools throughout the United States. The general purpose and objectives of AACS are to aid in promoting, establishing, advancing, and developing Christian schools in America. AACS provides practical assistance to members —academically, legally and legislatively—through a number of services and publications.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Tuition tax credits • Restoring religious freedom
Phone: 757-226-2489
Fax: 757-226-2836

American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ)
Dr. Jay Alan Sekulow
Chief Counsel
PO Box 90555
Washington, DC, United States 20090-0555

Mission: ACLJ engages in litigation, provides legal services, renders advice, counsels clients, and supports attorneys who are involved in defending the religious and civil liberties of Americans. ACLJ has a national network of attorneys who are committed to the defense of Judeo-Christian values. It cooperates with other organizations that are committed to a similar mission and serves the public through educational efforts regarding First Amendment and religious freedom issues, as well as pro-family and pro-life concerns.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Protecting the U.S. Constitution • Protecting religious liberty • Fighting to protect life • Fighting to protect the religious rights of Americans
Phone: 916-444-2278
Fax: 916-444-2279

American Civil Rights Coalition
Ward Connerly
Chairman
PO Box 188350
Sacramento, CA, United States 95818
feedback@acrc1.org

Mission: The American Civil Rights Coalition (ACRC) is a grassroots advocacy organization focused on the elimination of racial and gender preferences. Working with activists in different states and in Washington, DC, ACRC seeks to duplicate the California Civil Rights Initiative’s success in other states and at the federal level. ACRC focuses on providing assistance and guidance to individuals and groups in other states who are interested in pursuing anti-preference legislation or ballot initiatives; advocating the elimination of racial and gender preferences in federal programs and policies; and monitoring California’s Proposition 209 lawsuits and future implementation efforts.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Racial privacy initiative • Legislation concerning racial preferences and classifications
Phone: 916-444-2278
Fax: 916-444-2279

American Civil Rights Institute
Ward Connerly
Chairman
PO Box 188350
Sacramento, CA, United States 95818
feedback@acri.org

Mission: The American Civil Rights Institute (ACRI) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to educating the American public about the problems created by racial and gender preferences in government programs and policies. ACRI members believe that civil rights are individual rights and that government policies should not advocate group rights over individual rights. Based in Sacramento, California, ACRI’s focus is on three areas: assisting organizations in other states with their efforts to educate the public about racial and gender preferences, assisting federal representatives with public education on the issue, and monitoring implementation and legal action on California’s Proposition 209.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Racial preferences, quotas, and set-asides • Race relations • Educational reform • Racial classification on government forms
Phone: 703-807-0242
Fax: 703-683-1703

American Civil Rights Union
Susan A. Carleson
Chairman and CEO
3213 Duke St., #625
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314
info@theacru.org

Mission: The mission of the American Civil Rights Union is to defend the Bill of Rights and the Constitution based on the original intent of the Founders and to oppose the ACLU when necessary.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Scouting Legal Defense • Amicus curiae briefs in Second Amendment cases • Amicus curiae briefs in property rights cases • Amicus curiae briefs in Tenth Amendment cases • Continue ACLU watch
Phone: 202-534-1766

The American Committees on Foreign Relations
Judith Hill
President
PO Box 27955
Washington, DC, United States 20038
info@acfr.org

Mission: The American Committees on Foreign Relations is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving the national security interests of the U.S by enhancing citizen knowledge and understanding of foreign policy through energetic, face-to-face discourse in meetings at its chapters across the country.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 202-347-9388
Fax: 202-347-9389

American Conservative Union (ACU)
Matt Schlapp
Chairman
1331 H St NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC, United States 20005
acu@conservative.org

Mission: ACU is a conservative lobbying organization that seeks to communicate and to advance the goals and principles of conservatism through one multi-issue, umbrella organization. ACU’s statement of principles details its support of capitalism, belief in the doctrine of original intent of the Framers of the Constitution, confidence in traditional moral values, and commitment to a strong national defense. Annually since 1971, ACU has published ratings of Congress. Based on actual votes cast on a wide range of issues, each member of the House and Senate is rated on a 0 to 100 scale, designed to indicate the strength of their adherence to conservative principles.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Defense and national security • Tax reform • Campaign finance reform • Education reform • National sovereignty • Protecting Medicare and Social Security
Phone: 202-293-5811
Fax: 202-785-8165

American Council for Capital Formation
Mark A. Bloomfield
President
1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 620
Washington, DC, United States 20036
mbloomfield@accf.org

Mission: The mission of the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) is to promote economic growth in the U.S. and abroad through effective advocacy of policies to facilitate capital formation. The ACCF, with its bipartisan approach and breadth and diversity of support in the business community, has much experience working with policymakers and the media. To meet its goals, the ACCF sponsors new research on economic, regulatory, and environmental policies, publishes concise and effective summaries of the analyses, and ensures that the research results reach appropriate policymakers, media representatives, and business leaders.
Tax Status: 501(c)(6)
Policy/Priority Issues: Tax reform • Taxation of savings • Pension reform • Estate taxation • Export taxation • Climate policy
Phone: 202-467-6787
Fax: 202-467-6784

American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA)
Michael B. Poliakoff
President
1730 M Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC, United States 20036-4525
info@goacta.org

Mission: ACTA is a non-profit educational organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability on America’s colleges and university campuses. It supports programs and policies that encourage high academic standards, strong curricula, and the free exchange of ideas.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Academic excellence • Academic freedom • Accountability
Phone: 212-362-7044
Fax: 212-362-4919

American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)
Hank Campbell
President
110 East 42nd Street, Suite 1300
New York, NY, United States 10017
acsh@acsh.org

Mission: ACSH’s primary aim is to help American consumers distinguish significant health hazards from hypothetical or trivial health risks. ACSH further seeks to ensure that both individual health decisions and public health policies are based on sound scientific evidence rather than on hyperbole about risk, fears, guesswork, lobbying, and/or propaganda.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Food safety and nutrition • Science and technology • Pharmaceuticals • Disease, lifestyle factors and health • Chemicals, the environment and human health • Public health and regulatory policies
Phone: 703-519-7000
Fax: 703-519-8627

American Defense Institute
Capt. Eugene B. McDaniel, USN (Ret.)
President
1055 North Fairfax Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314
rdt2@americandefinst.org

Mission: The American Defense Institute (ADI) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that seeks to educate the public—especially the young—concerning the importance of a strong national defense to protect freedom and democracy. ADI believes that providing young Americans with the necessary training and incentive now is an investment in strong leadership for the future of the nation. ADI was founded on the belief that American moral and military strength are essential for peace.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Defense • National security • Prisoners of war • Foreign policy • Military voters
Phone: 202-862-5800
Fax: 202-862-7177

American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Arthur Brooks
President
1789 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, United States 20036
info@aei.org

Mission: The American Enterprise Institute, founded in 1943, sponsors original research on government policy, the American economy, and American politics. AEI research aims to preserve and to strengthen the foundations of a free society—limited government, private enterprise, vital cultural and political institutions, and a strong foreign policy and national defense—through scholarly research, open debate, and publications. Founded in 1943 and located in Washington, D.C., AEI is one of America’s largest and most respected think tanks.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Economic policy • Foreign and defense policy • Social and political studies
Phone: 662-844-5036
Fax: 662-842-7798

American Family Association
Tim Wildmon
President
PO Drawer 2440
Tupelo, MS, United States 38803
faq@afa.net

Mission: Founded in 1977 by Don Wildmon, American Family Association (AFA) informs, motivates and equips God’s people to take action on issues that threaten to undermine and destroy America’s families and the Godly values upon which our nation was founded. As a result of the proactive efforts of God’s people, AFA is a multi-faceted organization that works hard on many fronts to promote and defend the sanctity of family, of marriage, and of life itself.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Keeping the doors open for the Gospel to be freely proclaimed • Defending and promoting traditional marriage • Fighting the advance of the radical homosexual agenda • Promoting the sanctity of human life • Educating the public on the influence of television and other media—including pornography—on our society • Urging the church to remain faithful to the authority of the Bible
Phone: 662-844-5036
Fax: 662-842-7798

American Family Association Foundation
Rev. Donald Wildmon
Chairman
PO Drawer 2440
107 Parkgate Drive
Tupelo, MS, United States 38803
buddy@afa.net

Mission: The American Family Association Foundation is a Christian organization dedicated to promoting the biblical ethic of decency in American society with primary emphasis on television and other media. The Foundation believes that the entertainment industry, through its various products, has played a major role in the decline of those values on which our country was founded and which keep a society and its families strong and healthy.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Church in America • Culture and society • Education • Entertainment industry • Marriage and family • Gambling • Homosexual agenda • Money and finance • Pornography • Pro-life • Global religious persecution
Phone: 989-835-7978
Fax: 810-222-5109

American Family Association of Michigan
Gary Glenn
President
PO Box 1904
Midland, MI, United States 48641-1904
info@afamichigan.org

Mission:
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: State marriage protection amendment • Internet pornography • Preserving traditional family values
Phone: 516-944-3544

American Family Association of New York
Frank Russo
State Director
PO Box 203
Port Washington, NY, United States 11050
fjrussojr@cs.com

Mission: The purpose of the American Family Association of New York is to educate its members and the general public on matters pertaining to the family and factors that affect the family in positive or negative ways and to encourage actions conducive to building strong families. The Association produces and airs a weekly public access cable television program on various cable systems throughout New York State and issues a newsletter approximately three times per year free of charge to those interested.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Right to life • Traditional marriage • Reducing New York income and property taxes • Requiring all child abuse to be reported to law enforcement, not just parental abuse • Media bias
Phone: 202-543-1006
Fax: 202-543-1007

American Foreign Policy Council
Herman Pirchner, Jr.
President
509 C Street, NE
Washington, DC, United States 20002
afpc@afpc.org

Mission: The American Foreign Policy Council’s mission is to bring information to those who make or influence the foreign policy of the United States and to assist leaders in the former USSR and other parts of the world in building democracies and market economies.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Russia • Foreign aid • China • Missile defense • Central Asia • Middle East
Phone: 413-528-1216
Fax: 413-528-0103

American Institute for Economic Research (AIER)
John R. Skar
President, pro tempore
PO Box 1000
Great Barrington, MA, United States 01230
info@aier.org

Mission: Organized in 1933 as a private, independent, scientific, and educational charitable organization, AIER plans its research to help individuals protect their personal interests and those of the nation. Experience shows that economic information is most useful when it comes from an objective source free of either commercial or political special interests. Neither the Institute nor members of its staff may profit from organizations that may benefit from the results of its research.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Fiat currency and inflation • Property rights • Social Security reform • Research methodology • Tax reform • IMF reform
Phone: 800-562-7752
Fax: 541-273-6496

American Institute for Full Employment
John W. Courtney
President
2636 Biehn Street
Klamath Falls, OR, United States 97601
info@fullemployment.org

Mission: The mission of the American Institute for Full Employment is to develop the concepts needed to achieve full employment in America and to do so in a fashion that will utilize and enhance free enterprise and minimize or eliminate governmental involvement or influence. “Full employment” means universal access to jobs with career potential, and adequate retirement benefits, for all who can work, especially those who are receiving public assistance as a substitute for the opportunities and rewards of paid work.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Welfare • Unemployment • Social Security • Food stamps • High school economic textbooks • Mentoring • Community outreach
Phone: 703-518-2388.

American Issues Project
Ed Failor
Mr. Ed Failor
301 West Platt Street, Suite #353
Tampa, FL, United States 33606
http://twitter.com/#!/AmericanIssues

Mission: We believe in and will champion the conservative values that make the United States of America a blessed nation: small government, a strong and ready national defense, low taxes, and a government that encourages entrepreneurship and new job creation in America. We also know how critical it is for America to win the war against the radical Islamic extremists abroad so we do not have to fight them here on American soil.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Economy • Health Care • Limited Government • Taxes • Energy
Phone: 360-687-3087
Fax: 360-687-2973

American Land Rights Association (ALRA)
Chuck Cushman
Founder and Executive Director
PO Box 400
Battle Ground, WA, United States 98604
alra@pacifer.com

Mission: ALRA and its members are dedicated to the wise-use of our resources, access to our Federal lands and the protection of our private property rights.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Oppose land acquisition trust funds that permit eminent domain • No net loss of private property • Private property rights • Oppose land acquisition • Access to federal land and resources • Endangered Species Act reform
Phone: 801-694-8380

American Lands Council
Jennifer Fielder
CEO
859 W. South Jordan Parkway, Suite 100
South Jordan, UT, United States 84095
info@americanlandscouncil.org

Mission: The American Lands Council coordinates the concerted efforts of state, county, and local governments, businesses, organizations, and individuals to secure and defend local control of land access, land use, and land ownership through (i) Education, (ii) Political Persuasion, (iii) Legislation (local, state and national), and (iv) Litigation.
Tax Status: 501(c)4
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Health of public lands ~Local control of land use, land access, and land ownership
Phone: 703-373-0933
Fax: 703-373-0927

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
Lisa Nelson
Chief Executive Officer
2900 Crystal Drive, 6th Floor
Arlington, VA, United States 22202
contact@alec.org

Mission: ALEC’s mission is to advance the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty through a non-partisan partnership among America’s state legislators and concerned members of the private sector, the federal government, and the general public.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Disorder in the court • Education reform • Energy sustainability • Health care reform
Phone: 540-338-1251
Fax: 540-338-2326

American Majority
Ned Ryun
President
PO Box 87
Purcellville, VA, United States 20134
americanmajority.org/contact/

Mission: American Majority is a national non-profit, non-partisan political training institute whose mission is to train and equip a national network of leaders committed to individual freedom through limited government and the free market. Headquartered in Purcellville, Virginia, we currently have state offices in Arkansas, Kansas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Missouri and Texas, with plans to open additional state offices in 2011. Beyond our state offices, we also have certified trainers (Mechanics) across the country who train activists in their local community.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Political Training • Activist Training • Campus Activism • Constitutional Issues • New/Social Media Training
Phone: 540-341-8911
Fax: 540-341-8917

American Policy Center
Thomas DeWeese
President
53 Main Street Box 3640
Warrenton, VA, United States 20188
ampolicycenter@hotmail.com

Mission: The American Policy Center (APC) is a grassroots, activist organization located in suburban Washington, D.C. Since 1986, APC has been the leader in the fight to preserve private property rights against government land grabs; protect national sovereignty from the threat of the United Nations; protect privacy rights and stop national ID cards; and restore academic-based education and eliminate federal intrusions like Goals 2000, School-to-Work, and outcome-based education.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Get the United States out of the United Nations • Reduce the federal role in education and return control to local schools • Stop the spread of Sustainable Development policy • Stop federal land grabs and radical environmental policies not based on sound science • Prevent federal data banks from intruding in the personal lives of Americans
Phone: 800-522-VOTE
Fax: 440-572-2128

American Policy Roundtable
David Zanotti
President
11288 Alameda Drive
Strongsville, OH, United States 44149-3001
info@aproundtable.org

Mission: As a non-profit, non-partisan, research, and education organization dedicated to restoring traditional principles to public policy, the American Policy Roundtable conducts research on local, state, and federal policy issues and then communicates that information through “The Public Square” radio programs and its Web site. The Roundtable also maintains ongoing dialogue with business leaders, clergy, lawmakers, and families across Ohio, Florida, and Tennessee through seminars, publications, and special projects.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education • School choice • Religious liberty • Tax reform • Judicial reform • Term limits
Phone: 202-503-2010
Fax: 202-503-2011

American Principles Project
Terry Schilling
Executive Director
1130 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 425
Washington, DC, United States 20036

Mission: The American Principles Project recognizes the dignity of the person as the basis of the founding principles of the United States. We are committed to the declaration made by the Founding Fathers, that we are all “created equal, endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” APP believes that local and national policies that respect the dignity of the person will lead to a flourishing society. As such, we educate and advocate for public policy solutions that respect and affirm: human life from conception to natural death; the union of one man and one woman as the definition of marriage; the freedom to practice and proclaim religion; authentic economic progress for working Americans; education in service of the comprehensive development of the person; and, the legacy of immigrants in contributing to the American story. We are dedicated to promoting these principles in the public square through rigorous debate, scholarship, education and advocacy. We welcome collaboration with all who embrace these principles.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 202-546-5200
Fax: 202-546-2100

American Security Council Foundation
Henry A. Fischer
President and CEO
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC, United States 20004
info@ascfusa.org

Mission: The role of the American Security Council Foundation (ASCF) is to educate and inform Americans about the global challenges to the national security, economic security, and moral leadership of the United States. To this end, the ASCF sponsors research, holds conferences, and publishes books, monographs, and articles. Distinguished scholars, policymakers, lawmakers, and citizens participate in these activities.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Counter terrorism • National security • China • Energy security
Phone: 703-302-1000
Fax: 571-480-4140

American Studies Center—Radio America
James Roberts
President
1100 North Glebe Road, Suite 900
Arlington, VA, United States 22201
jroberts@radioamerica.org

Mission: A project of the American Studies Center, Radio America produces and distributes programs reflecting a commitment to traditional American values, limited government, and the free market.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Media • War on terrorism • Defense and intelligence • Taxation • American government • Government spending
Phone: 212-870-2760
Fax: 212-870-2720

American Textbook Council
Gilbert T. Sewall
Director
1150 Park Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY, United States 10128
atc@columbia.edu

Mission: The American Textbook Council was established to advance the quality of history textbooks. The Council endorses the production of textbooks that embody vivid narrative style, stress significant people and events, and promote better understanding of all cultures, including America’s, on the principle that improved textbooks will advance the curriculum, stimulate student learning, and encourage educational achievement for children of all backgrounds. It also provides a forum for educators and others interested in improving the educational materials and maintains a clearinghouse of information about social studies textbooks consulted by educators and policymakers at all levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: History and social studies curriculum and textbooks • Development of improved instructional materials in history and social studies • Civic and character education
Phone: 202-682-1163
Fax: 202-682-1022

American Tort Reform Association
Sherman Joyce
President
1101 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC, United States 20036
sjoyce@atra.org

Mission: The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) is a national advocate for civil justice reform. Founded in 1986, ATRA seeks to bring greater fairness, predictability, and efficiency to the civil justice system through public education and legislation. ATRA’s membership includes non-profits, small and large companies, as well as state and national trade, business, and professional associations.
Tax Status: 501(c)(6)
Policy/Priority Issues: Medical liability • Class action reform • Asbestos litigation reform • Lawsuit abuse reduction
Phone: 888-317-5571
Fax: 717-225-7382

American Tradition, Family and Property
Raymond E. Drake
President
PO Box 341
Hanover, PA, United States 17331
tfp@tfp.org

Mission: Tradition, Family, Property (TFP) is a non-partisan civic and cultural organization that, inspired by the traditional teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, works to defend and promote the principles of private ownership, family, and Christian values. TFP does this by studying both the foundations of America’s traditions—to invigorate them—and the components of disintegration—to counteract them.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Promoting the traditional family • Opposing same-sex marriage, abortion, and euthanasia • Blasphemy in the culture • Ballistic missile defense
Phone: 800-324-7829
Fax: 713-963-8403

Americans for Fair Taxation
Steven L. Hayes
Chairman
PO Box 4929
Clearwater, FL, United States 33758
info@fairtax.org

Mission: Americans For Fair Taxation was formed in 1995 as a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization solely dedicated to replacing the current tax system.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Taxation
Phone: 703-383-0880
Fax: 703-383-5288

Americans for Limited Government
Rick Manning
President
10332 Main Street, Box 326
Fairfax, VA, United States 22030
info@getliberty.org

Mission: Americans for Limited Government specializes in political action. In states across the nation, Americans for Limited Government works with local groups, using the direct initiative process to make serious changes in public policy and put the people back in charge of state politics.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Government ethics • Judicial reform • Property rights • School choice • Tax and spending reform
Phone: 866-730-0150

Americans for Prosperity
Tim Phillips
President
1310 N Courthouse Rd Ste 700
Arlington, VA, United States 22201-2961
info@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Free market principles • Tax policy • Taxpayer Bill of Rights • Taxpayer-funded lobbying • Social Security reform • Budgetary restraint • Trade • Earmark reform • Education funding • Global warming • Health care
Phone:

Americans for Prosperity - Pennsylvania
Beth Anne Mumford
State Director
PO Box 126127
Harrisburg, PA, United States 17112
bmumford@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity is a grassroots movement of over 2.3 million activists nation wide who advocate and promote limited government, lower taxes, and more freedom.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited government, freedom, economic growth, lower taxes.
Phone: 602-478-0146

Americans for Prosperity – Arizona
Tom Jenney
State Director
PO Box 44440
Phoenix, AZ, United States 85064-4440
infoAZ@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited government spending • Property tax reform • Personal and corporate tax rate reform • Interstate health insurance competition • School vouchers • Taxpayer-funded lobbying
Phone: 479-531-9778

Americans for Prosperity – Arkansas
David Ray
State Director
1800 South 52nd Street, Suite 300
Rogers, AR, United States 72758
dray@afphq.org

Mission: Education • Energy • Health/Welfare • Limited Government • Spending • Taxes
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Phone: 805-384-4510

Americans for Prosperity – California
David Spady
State Director
2073 Santo Domingo
Camarillo, CA, United States 93012
infoCA@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Health care
Phone: 561-627-2734
Fax: 561- 625-9230

Americans for Prosperity – Florida
Chris Hudson
State Director
P.O. Box 185
Tallahassee, FL, United States 32302
CHudson@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Taxpayer protection • Property rights issues • School choice • End wasteful spending
Phone: 703-224-3200

Americans for Prosperity Foundation
Tim Phillips
President
1310 N. Courthouse Rd. Suite 700
Arlington, VA, United States 22201
info@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFP Foundation) is a nationwide organization committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP Foundation educates and engages citizens on economic policies that champion the principles of entrepreneurship and fiscal and regulatory responsibility. The Foundation’s educational programs and analyses help policymakers, the media, and individual citizens understand why sound fiscal and regulatory policy is the best safeguard to ensuring individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Free market principles • Tax policy • Taxpayer Bill of Rights • Taxpayer-funded lobbying • Social Security reform • Budgetary restraint • Trade • Earmark reform • Education funding • Global warming • Health care
Phone: 770) 315-4304

Americans for Prosperity – Georgia
Michael Harden
State Director
44 Darby’s Crossing Drive, Suite 102G
Hiram, GA, United States 30141
MHarden@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Taxpayer Bill of Rights • Zero-based budgeting • End wasteful spending
Phone: 312-768-2373

Americans for Prosperity – Illinois
David From
State Director
200 South Wacker, Suite 4000
Chicago, IL, United States 60606
dfrom@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Transparency • Earmarks • Zero-based budgeting • Health care • Charter schools • Excise taxes
Phone: 785-354-4237
Fax: 785-354-4239

Americans for Prosperity – Kansas
Jeff Glendening
State Director
2348 SW Topeka, Suite 201
Topeka, KS, United States 66611
jglendening@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Reduce taxes • Limit budget growth • Transparency • Taxpayer-funded lobbying
Phone: 207-504-0020

Americans for Prosperity – Maine
Carl Weston
State Director - Maine
PO Box 391
Augusta, ME, United States 04332
cweston@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Free market principles • Tax policy • Taxpayer Bill of Rights • Taxpayer-funded lobbying • Social Security reform • Budgetary restraint • Trade • Earmark reform • Education funding • Global warming • Health care
Phone: 517-853-9073
Fax: 517-827-0630

Americans for Prosperity – Michigan
Pete Lund
State Director
222 West Genesee Street
Lansing, MI, United States 48933
infoMI@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Stop new taxes • Transparency • Right-to-work
Phone: 888-332-3811

Americans for Prosperity – Missouri
Patrick Werner
State Director
PO Box 1661
Saint Charles, MO, United States 63302
pwerner@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sunset earnings taxes • Lower taxes • Education reform • Taxpayer-funded lobbying
Phone: 201-487-8844
Fax: 201-487-8853

Americans for Prosperity – New Jersey
Erika Klemens
State Director
24 River Road, Suite 205
Bogota, NJ, United States 07603
EKlemens@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Local government • Tax issues
Phone: 919-839-1011
Fax: 919-839-1012

Americans for Prosperity – North Carolina
Donald Bryson
State Director
225 Hillsborough Street, Suite 190
Raleigh, NC, United States 27603
DBryson@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Lower taxes • Charter schools • Eminent domain • Property taxes
Phone: 513-703-6227

Americans for Prosperity – Ohio
Eli Miller
State Director
Loveland, OH, United States 45140
EMiller@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Death tax • Transparency
Phone: 405-514-0514

Americans for Prosperity – Oklahoma
John Tidwell
State Director
1050 East 2nd Street, #106
Edmond, OK, United States 73034
JTidwell@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Taxpayer-funded lobbying • Education funding • Tax issues • Earmarks • Tort reform
Phone: 605-332-2848
Fax: 605-332-2842

Americans for Prosperity – South Dakota
Benjamin Lee
State Director
196 East Sixth Street
Sioux Falls, SD, United States 57104
infoSD@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Tax issues • Government spending • Education reform • Transparency
Phone: 512-476-5905
Fax: 512-476-5906

Americans for Prosperity – Texas
Jerome Greener
Director
807 Brazos Street, Suite 210
Austin, TX, United States 78701
JGreener@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Taxpayer-funded lobbying • Taxpayer protections • Transparency • Tax issues
Phone: 414-475-2975
Fax: 414-475-2976

Americans for Prosperity – Wisconsin
Eric Bott
State Director
1126 South 70th Street, Suite S219A
Milwaukee, WI, United States 53214
infoWI@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Health care • Tax issues
Phone: 907-346-0616

Americans for Prosperity-Alaska
Jeremy Price
State Director
431 W 7th Ave., Ste. 103
Anchorage, AK, United States 99501
infoAK@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited government spending • Property tax reform • Personal and corporate tax rate reform • Interstate health insurance competition • School vouchers • Taxpayer-funded lobbying
Phone: (720) 213-8175

Americans for Prosperity-Colorado
Michael Fields
State Director
PO Box 455
Parker , CO, United States 80134
infoCO@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited government spending • Property tax reform • Personal and corporate tax rate reform • Interstate health insurance competition • School vouchers • Taxpayer-funded lobbying
Phone: 317-627-1451

Americans for Prosperity-Indiana
Chase Downham
State Director
PO Box 80157
Indianapolis, IN, United States 46280
InfoIN@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited government spending • Property tax reform • Personal and corporate tax rate reform • Interstate health insurance competition • School vouchers • Taxpayer-funded lobbying
Phone: (319) 333-9124

Americans for Prosperity-Iowa
Drew Klein
State Director
PO BOX 3189
Iowa City, IA, United States 52244
infoIA@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited government spending • Property tax reform • Personal and corporate tax rate reform • Interstate health insurance competition • School vouchers • Taxpayer-funded lobbying
Phone: 502-396-5458

Americans for Prosperity-Kentucky
Julia Crigler
State Director
, KY, United States
JCrigler@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited government spending • Property tax reform • Personal and corporate tax rate reform • Interstate health insurance competition • School vouchers • Taxpayer-funded lobbying
Phone:

Americans for Prosperity-Louisiana
Phillip Joffrion
State Director
, LA, United States
infoLA@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited government spending • Property tax reform • Personal and corporate tax rate reform • Interstate health insurance competition • School vouchers • Taxpayer-funded lobbying
Phone:

Americans for Prosperity-Minnesota
John Cooney
State Director
, MN, United States
infoMN@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited government spending • Property tax reform • Personal and corporate tax rate reform • Interstate health insurance competition • School vouchers • Taxpayer-funded lobbying
Phone:

Americans for Prosperity-Montana
David Herbst
State Director
4055 Valley Commons Dr.
Suite. D
Bozeman, MT, United States 59718

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited government spending • Property tax reform • Personal and corporate tax rate reform • Interstate health insurance competition • School vouchers • Taxpayer-funded lobbying
Phone: (402) 432-7615

Americans for Prosperity-Nebraska
Matt Litt
State Director
PO Box 82862
Lincoln, NE, United States 68501
infoNE@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited government spending • Property tax reform • Personal and corporate tax rate reform • Interstate health insurance competition • School vouchers • Taxpayer-funded lobbying
Phone: 702-998-9231

Americans for Prosperity-Nevada
Adam Jones
State Director
5575 S. Durango Blvd, Suite 111
Las Vegas, NV, United States 89113
infoNV@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited government spending • Property tax reform • Personal and corporate tax rate reform • Interstate health insurance competition • School vouchers • Taxpayer-funded lobbying
Phone: (603) 303-9297

Americans for Prosperity-New Hampshire
Greg Moore
State Director
PO Box 3876
Manchester, NH, United States 03105
infoNH@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited government spending • Property tax reform • Personal and corporate tax rate reform • Interstate health insurance competition • School vouchers • Taxpayer-funded lobbying
Phone:

Americans for Prosperity-South Carolina
Dave Schwartz
State Director
, SC, United States
Dave@AFPSouthCarolina.com

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited government spending • Property tax reform • Personal and corporate tax rate reform • Interstate health insurance competition • School vouchers • Taxpayer-funded lobbying
Phone:

Americans for Prosperity-Tennessee
Andrew Ogles
State Director
, TN, United States
infoTN@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited government spending • Property tax reform • Personal and corporate tax rate reform • Interstate health insurance competition • School vouchers • Taxpayer-funded lobbying
Phone:

Americans for Prosperity-Utah
Evelyn Everton
State Director
, UT, United States
EEverton@AFPhq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited government spending • Property tax reform • Personal and corporate tax rate reform • Interstate health insurance competition • School vouchers • Taxpayer-funded lobbying
Phone: (703) 224-3200

Americans for Prosperity-Virginia
Sean Lansing
State Director
1310 N Courthouse Rd Ste 700
Arlington, VA, United States 22201-2961
slansing@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited government spending • Property tax reform • Personal and corporate tax rate reform • Interstate health insurance competition • School vouchers • Taxpayer-funded lobbying
Phone: 304.382.7588

Americans for Prosperity-West Virginia
Wendy McCuskey
State Director
, WV, United States
WMcCuskey@afphq.org

Mission: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP is an organized and dedicated group of grassroots citizen leaders who mobilize to spread the pro-market, pro-entrepreneurship, and pro-liberty message to policymakers. AFP members are committed to countering the powerful special interest groups that push relentlessly for bigger government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited government spending • Property tax reform • Personal and corporate tax rate reform • Interstate health insurance competition • School vouchers • Taxpayer-funded lobbying
Phone: 202-785-0266
Fax: 202-785-0261

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR)
Grover Norquist
President
722 12th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC, United States 20005
friends@atr.org

Mission: ATR is a coalition of taxpayer groups opposing any and all tax increases at the state, federal, and local levels. It works with state tax groups to ask all candidates for office to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge committing officeholders to oppose tax increases. ATR publicizes the Cost of Government Day each year—the day until which Americans must work to pay the cost of taxes and regulations. ATR also coordinates the Reagan Legacy Project urging Congress and state legislatures to name memorials after President Reagan.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Opposing all tax increases • Supporting moves toward a flat tax • Reforming state pensions • Paycheck protection legislation • Constitutional amendment to require a two-thirds vote for tax increases • Electronic commerce—opposing taxes on the internet
Phone: 202-785-0266
Fax: 202-785-0261

Americans for Tax Reform Foundation
Grover Norquist
President
722 12th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC, United States 20005
friends@atr.org

Mission: Americans for Tax Reform Foundation (ATRF) serves as a national, information clearinghouse for the grassroots taxpayers’ movement working with state and county-level groups. ATRF is a non-profit, research, and education organization that works to highlight the true cost of government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Taxpayer Protection Pledge • Social Security privatization • 2/3 supermajority to raise taxes • State-level taxpayer legislation • Cost of Government Day
Phone: 877-285-0111
Fax: 202-318-7803

Americans for Technology Leadership
Randy Skoglund
Executive Director
1401 K Street, NW, Suite 502
Washington, DC, United States 20005
rskoglund@techleadership.org

Mission: Americans for Technology Leadership (ATL) is a broad-based coalition of technology professionals, consumers, and organizations dedicated to limiting government regulation of technology and to fostering competitive market solutions to public policy issues affecting the technology industry. ATL believes that this approach will ensure that all Americans are able to take advantage of the benefits of the technologies that are shaping the new economy.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Intellectual property • Cyber security • Spyware • Procurement issues • Antitrust • E-commerce
Phone: 202-289-1478
Fax: 312-492-7235

Americans United for Life (AUL)
Clarke Forsythe, J.D.
Acting President & Senior Counsel
2101 Wilson Blvd Ste 525
Arlington, VA, United States 22201-3060
info@aul.org

Mission: The mission of Americans United for Life is to protect every person in America from abortion and euthanasia through law and education. AUL is a non-sectarian, non-partisan, public-interest, non-profit group that specializes in legislation, litigation, and education. Founded in 1971, AUL focuses on initiatives that will change public policy and opinion on sanctity of human life issues in the short term, while laying the groundwork for comprehensive protection of human life over the long term. AUL serves pro-life legislators, lobbyists, and leaders at the state and national levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Abortion and its effects • Preventing legalized assisted suicide • The abortion-breast cancer link • Fetal-homicide legislation • Defending pro-life legislation in the courts • Dispelling the myth that abortion is a necessary evil • Educating state legislators
Phone: 202.331.2261
Fax: 202.330.5691

America's Future Foundation
Roger Custer
Executive Director
1513 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC, United States 20036
info@americasfuture.org

Mission: The mission of America's Future Foundation is to identify and develop young professional leaders for liberty. That mission is accomplished by providing principled young professionals with opportunities they could not find elsewhere including events, a job board, opportunities, the “Free the Future” blog, and chapters throughout the country.
Tax Status: 501 (c) (3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~youth outreach ~liberty ~limited government ~free markets ~personal responsibility
Phone: 602-346-5061
Fax: 602-346-5059

Arizona Free Enterprise Club
Scot Mussi
President
PO Box 32935
Phoenix, AZ, United States 85064
steve@azfreeenterpriseclub.org

Mission: The mission of the Arizona Free Enterprise Club is to advance policies that promote economic growth, limited government, fiscal restraint, and lower taxes for all Arizonans.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: State fiscal policy • Tax cuts • Spending limits
Phone: 501-375-7000
Fax: 501-375 7040

Arkansas Family Council
Jerry Cox
President & Executive Director
414 South Pulaski, Suite 2
Little Rock, AR, United States 72201
info@familycouncil.org

Mission: The Arkansas Family Council (AFC) was established in 1989 in association with Focus on the Family and Dr. James Dobson. AFC is a conservative, research, and education organization dedicated to upholding traditional values. Its mission is to promote, protect, and strengthen traditional family values in Arkansas as part of the overall effort to prevent the “great unraveling” of American culture and to champion the values that have made Arkansas and the nation great.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Parental rights • Voter education • Home schooling • Abstinence and out-of-wedlock births • Traditional values in schools
Phone: 501-537-0825

Arkansas Policy Foundation
Hon. Greg J. Kaza
Executive Director
111 Center Street, Suite 1200
Little Rock, AR, United States 72201
kaza@arkansaspolicyfoundation.org

Mission: Founded in 1995, the Arkansas Policy Foundation is an independent, non-partisan, public policy think tank committed to the goals of economic growth, individual opportunity, and education reform. The Policy Foundation emphasizes the importance of peer-reviewed research.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education reform ~Tax policy ~Transparency of government ~Business cycle research effect on revenues
Phone: 501-312-5961

The Arkansas Project
David Kinkade
Editor
Kinkade Communications, LLC
1818 N. Taylor PMB 220
Little Rock, AR, United States 72207
david.kinkade@gmail.com

Mission: The Arkansas Project was launched in 2008 as a source for incisive commentary and reporting on Arkansas government, politics, media and more. In 2011, The Arkansas Project became an affiliate of the Advance Arkansas Institute.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 877-289-5411
Fax: 419-289-5425

John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs
Roger L. Beckett
Executive Director
Ashland University
401 College Avenue
Ashland, OH, United States 44805
info@ashbrook.org

Mission: The John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs at Ashland University is an academic forum for the study, research, and discussion of the principles and practices of American constitutional government and politics. The Ashbrook Center’s programs are directed to the scholarly defense of individual liberty, limited constitutional government, and civic morality, which together constitute America’s democratic way of life. It sponsors the Ashbrook Scholar program, publishes scholarly monographs and books, hosts a series of campus lectures and conferences, and provides internship opportunities for students interested in careers related to public affairs.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Foreign policy • Race and ethnicity • Future of conservatism • Education • Homeland security • Electoral college
Phone: 208-344-5581
Fax: 208-344-5582

Associated Taxpayers of Idaho
Miguel Legarreta
President
PO Box 1665
Boise, ID, United States 83701
bdavenport@ati-taxinfo.com

Mission: ATI provides objective, historical and current tax and fiscal research from a taxpayer's perspective. ATI’s credible information and taxpayer advocacy make it an extremely effective participant in the formation of Idaho's public finance policy. ATI represents its members at meetings of legislative tax committees, the State Tax Commission, the Governor's Office, city/county officials and other public entities. ATI also works closely with industry trade associations, chambers of commerce, a variety of civic groups, the media and many others. ATI is an active member of the National Taxpayers Conference (NTC), a national network of longtime taxpayers associations. It is also a member of the Government Research Association, a national professional association of individuals engaged in public finance research. ATI combines this national expertise with its own to maximize member services.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Taxpayer Advocacy, Tax Research
Phone: 949-595-7979
Fax: 949-595-7970

Association of American Educators (AAE)
Gary Beckner
Executive Director
27405 Puerta Real, Suite 230
Mission Viejo, CA, United States 92691
info@aaeteachers.org

Mission: The Association of American Educators serves as a national, professional alternative to teacher unions, offering many of the same benefits of the unions—without the politics. AAE serves as a new national voice for educators who envision a future where professional teachers will be free to control their own careers—a future where true professionals can negotiate their own decisions about use of time, resources, and teaching methodologies.
Tax Status: 501(c)(6)
Policy/Priority Issues: Promoting character education • Fighting federal intervention in public education • Establishing state affiliates of the AAE • Promoting higher entrance and career professional standards for teachers
Phone: 520-327-4845
Fax: 520-325-4230

Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)
Melinda Woofter
Executive Director
1601 North Tucson Boulevard, Suite 9
Tucson, AZ, United States 85716

Mission: Since 1943, AAPS has been the only national association of physicians in all specialties dedicated to preserving and protecting the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship. AAPS believes this patient-physician relationship must be free from all third-party interference—whether from the government, from insurance companies, or from health care plans. It believes patients’ ability to choose their physicians and the care that’s best for their needs is inviolable.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Arbitrary prosecutions • Free-market insurance reform • Professional liability issues • Sham peer review • Government intrusions into patient-physician relationship and loss of medical privacy • Erosion of physical activity
Phone: 719-528-6906
Fax: 719-531-0631

Association of Christian Schools International
Dan Egeler
President
PO Box 65130
Colorado Springs, CO, United States 80962-5130
ken_smitherman@acsi.org

Mission: The mission of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is to enable Christian educators and schools worldwide to prepare students for life. ACSI provides an array of services and programs through its departments and regional offices.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Strengthen urban school services • Strengthen administrative leadership • Develop new Christian textbooks • Strengthen international Christian schools • Achieve national recognition for preschool accreditation • Promote K–12 Christian school accreditation
Phone: 410-705-6360
Fax: 410-760-9164

Association of Maryland Families
Derek McCoy
President
PO Box 106
Annapolis, MD, United States 21404
director@mdfamilies.org

Mission: The mission of the Association of Maryland Families is to serve as a resource and a voice for pastors and to equip, encourage, and exhort Christians and others who care about the moral fabric of our nation to be responsible, informed, and involved citizens. Our purpose is to educate voters and politicians to keep their commitment to both liberty and law, so that America may continue to be one nation under God.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Family • Abortion • Embryonic stem cell research • Homosexuality • Marriage
Phone: 800-331-2763
Fax: 405-321-8897

Association of Professional Oklahoma Educators
Ginger Elaine Tinney
Executive Director
P.O. Box 639
Noble, OK, United States 73068
info@professionaloklahomaeducators.org

Mission: Advancing Oklahoma education through integrity, professionalism, and excellence, thereby providing the best learning environment for each Oklahoma child. APOE will not resort to strikes, threats of work stoppage, slow downs, or other militant action. Educators should be free from all forms of compulsory membership. Educators should not be forced to join or otherwise pay dues to a labor union. Public schools should be under the control of and accountable only to the taxpayers in the communities they serve. Education should aim to improve a young person's character as well as his or her intellect. APOE will not endorse or financially support any political candidate for local, state, or federal office, but will instead encourage individual members to become actively involved in the political process.
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Phone: 914-834-3322
Fax: 914-833-1022

Atlantic Legal Foundation
Hayward D. Fisk
President
500 Mamaroneck Ave Ste 320
Harrison, NY, United States 10528-1600
atlanticlegal@atlanticlegal.org

Mission: Atlantic Legal Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan, public interest law firm whose mission is to advance the rule of law by advocating limited, effective government, free enterprise, individual liberty, school choice, and sound science.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Science and the law • Property rights • Student rights • Illegal government regulations • Affirmative action • Political correctness
Phone: 202-449-8449
Fax: 202-449-8459

Atlas Network
Alejandro Antonio Chafuen, Ph.D.
President
1201 L Street NW
Washington, DC, United States 20005

Mission: Atlas Economic Research Foundation is a service organization that helps expand and strengthen the international network of think tanks devoted to the principles of a free society. Atlas raises funds from donors who believe think tanks can play a positive role in advancing freedom in all parts of the world, and then it invests in young institutes and programs to assist them. Atlas provides consultations to aspiring think tank entrepreneurs, runs workshops, administers prize programs, and acts as an information hub for the international freedom movement.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Expanding think tank network devoted to freedom • Free-market solutions to poverty • Rule of law • Corporate social responsibility • Health and welfare • Economics and security
Phone: 512-368-4213

Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture
Kevin E. Stuart
Director
2025 Guadalupe St. Suite 260
Austin, TX, United States 78705
info@austin-institute.org

Mission: The Austin Institute’s mission is to be a leading resource for tested, rigorous academic research on questions of family, sexuality, social structures and human relationships.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: * Family Stability * Culture and Community * Marriage and Family Structure * Citizenship and Civil Society
Phone: 414-225-9940

Badger Institute
Mike Nichols
President
633 W. Wisconsin Ave
Suite 330
Milwaukee, WI, United States 53203
wpri@wpri.org

Mission: The Badger Institute, formerly the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institute established in 1987 working to engage and energize Wisconsinites and others in discussions and timely action on key public policy issues critical to the state’s future, growth and prosperity. The institute’s research and public education activities are directed to identify and promote public policies in Wisconsin that are fair, accountable and cost-effective. Through original research and analysis and through public opinion polling, the institute’s work focuses on such issue arenas as state and local government tax policy and spending, including related program accountability, consequences and effectiveness. It also focuses on health care policy and service delivery; education; transportation and economic development; welfare and social services; and other issues that have or could have a significant impact on the quality of life and future of the state. The institute is guided by a belief that competitive free markets, limited government, private initiative and personal responsibility are essential to our democratic way of life.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: State budget and economy • Taxes and spending • Education • Health care • Welfare • Public opinion
Phone: 415-986-5650
Fax: 415-986-5358

The BASIC Fund
Rachel Elginsmith
Executive Director
1301 Clay Street, #70450
Oakland, CA, United States 94612
meghan@basicfund.org

Mission: The BASIC (Bay Area Scholarships for Inner-City Children) Fund is a privately funded program whose mission is to broaden the educational opportunities for inner-city children by helping low-income families afford the cost of tuition at private schools in the Bay Area. The program is available to students entering kindergarten through eighth grade to attend private schools in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties. The program provides scholarships to help families send their children to the private school of their choice. The BASIC Fund scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Tuition assistance
Phone: 615-383-6431

Beacon Center of Tennessee
Justin Owen
President & CEO
P.O. Box 198646
Nashville, TN, United States 37219
info@beacontn.org

Mission: The mission of the Beacon Center of Tennessee is to change lives through public policy. The Beacon Center, founded as the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, is an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan research organization dedicated to providing concerned citizens, the media and public leaders with expert empirical research and timely free market policy solutions to public policy issues in Tennessee.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Personal freedom, limited government, economic growth, reduced tax, education, healthcare, property rights
Phone: 617-573-8263
Fax: 617-994-4279

The Beacon Hill Institute
David G. Tuerck, Ph.D.
Executive Director
10 Populatic Street
Franklin, MA, United States 02038
bhi@beaconhill.org

Mission: Grounded in the principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, and free markets, The Beacon Hill Institute engages in rigorous economic research and conducts educational programs for the purpose of producing and disseminating readable analyses of current public policy issues to voters, taxpayers, opinion leaders, and policymakers.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Taxes • Education • Competitiveness/development • Tort reform • Regulation • Government efficiency
Phone: 202-955-0095
Fax: 202-955-0090

Becket Law
William P. Mumma
President
1200 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC, United States 20036
inquiries@becketlaw.org

Mission: Becket Law is a bipartisan, ecumenical, public interest law firm that protects the free expression of all religious traditions. The three guiding principles of the Fund’s mission are: freedom of religion is a basic human right that no government may lawfully deny; religious expression—from all traditions—is a natural part of life in civilized society and religious arguments, on all sides of a question, are a normal and healthy element in public debate; and religious people and institutions are entitled to participate in government affairs on an equal basis with everyone else and should not be excluded for professing their faith.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Religious land use • International religious freedom • State “Blaine Amendments” • Church autonomy/free association • Religion in public life • Religion in prisons
Phone: 713-866-6252
Fax: 713-866-6253

Bellwether Forum
Robert W. Painter
President
13430 Sable
Houston, TX, United States 77014
info@bellwetherforum.org

Mission: Bellwether Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that promotes political, policy, and career leadership and education. The Forum’s programs target working young professionals, but are open to everyone. Bellwether Forum is headquartered in Houston, Texas, but sponsors programs from coast to coast and even abroad.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Expanding number of young professionals involved in the conservative movement • Offering evening classes in various cities through the Bellwether University program • Providing networking opportunities to introduce young professionals to the new face of conservatism • Pairing college student leaders with young professionals to transition from college to community involvement • Teaching base government and civics to disadvantaged young adults • Establishing strategic relationships with conservative organizations abroad
Phone: 202-478-9677
Fax: 202-478-9678

Best Friends Foundation
Elayne Bennett
Founder and President
5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 440
Washington, DC, United States 20015
webmaster@bestfriendsfoundation.org

Mission: The Best Friends Foundation is an educational foundation that operates the Best Friends Program in Washington, D.C., area schools and trains educators to teach its self-respect through self-restraint curriculum throughout the country. As a character-building and youth-development program with a message of abstinence from sex, drugs, and alcohol, Best Friends has offered guidance to adolescent girls since 1987 and to adolescent boys since 2001. The Foundation is supported by grants from private foundations, corporations, and individual donors and receives no government funds.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Reducing teen pregnancy • Reducing drug and alcohol abuse by adolescents
Phone: 202-488-7000
Fax: 202-488-0806

Beverly LaHaye Institute
Janice Shaw Crouse, Ph.D.
Executive Director and Senior Fellow
1015 15th Street, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC, United States 20005
jcrouse@cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of the Beverly LaHaye Institute is to conduct, promote, and disseminate research and analysis that increase understanding of women’s concerns and issues, help preserve and strengthen the family, undergird the Judeo-Christian foundation of American culture, strengthen marriage and protect children, and strengthen culture and society.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Family and Marriage issues • Religion and public life • Welfare reform • Child well being, poverty, and single parenting • Sex trafficking • Abstinence and cohabitation
Phone: 703-894-1776
Fax: 703-894-1791

The Bill of Rights Institute
David Bobb
President
200 North Glebe Road, Suite 200
Arlington, VA, United States 22203
info@billofrightsinstitute.org

Mission: The Bill of Rights Institute’s mission is to educate high school students and teachers about America’s founding principles through programs that teach the words and ideas of the Founders, the liberties and freedoms guaranteed in our founding documents, and how America’s founding principles affect and shape a free society.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Bill of Rights • U.S. Constitution • Founders’ lives and writings • American civic values • What it means to be an American
Phone: 716-854-0869
Fax: 716-854-0877

The BISON Scholarship Fund
Amy E. Popadick
Executive Director
PO Box 1134
Buffalo, NY, United States 14205
info@bisonfund.com

Mission: Founded in 1995, the BISON Scholarship Fund is a privately funded scholarship program for low-income children. BISON is designed to give parents a full range of choices about their children’s education. Families awarded a BISON scholarship will be able to enroll their child in a private grammar school (grades K–8) of their choice in the Buffalo area.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Tuition assistance
Phone: 202-546-4304
Fax: 202-546-4305

Black Alliance for Educational Options - D.C. Chapter
Deborah McGriff
Vice Chair & Acting Board Chair
1001 G Street NW Suite 800
Washington, DC, United States 20001
wdcbaeo@aol.com

Mission: The Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) actively supports parental choice to empower families and increase quality educational options for black children. BAEO seeks to develop new systems of learning opportunities to complement and expand existing systems. The Alliance envisions new systems that truly empower parents, allow dollars to follow students, hold adults as well as students accountable for academic achievement, and alter the power arrangements that are the foundation for existing systems. BAEO has members and local chapters nationwide.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Expanding educational options for children • Creating environments that offer children a chance to be in a quality learning situation
Phone: 414-444-6086
Fax: 414-449-2507

Black Alliance for Educational Options - Milwaukee Chapter
Dr. Deborah McGriff
Board Chair
3290 North 44th Street
Milwaukee, WI, United States 53216
dmmcgriff@aol.com

Mission: The Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) actively supports parental choice to empower families and increase quality educational options for black children. BAEO seeks to develop new systems of learning opportunities to complement and expand existing systems. The Alliance envisions new systems that truly empower parents, allow dollars to follow students, hold adults as well as students accountable for academic achievement, and alter the power arrangements that are the foundation for existing systems. BAEO has members and local chapters nationwide.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Expanding educational options for children • Creating environments that offer children a chance to be in a quality learning situation
Phone: 937-222-7990
Fax: 937-222-7992

Black Alliance for Educational Options - Montgomery County Chapter
Tracie F. Craft
State Director
1 Elizabeth Place, SE Pavilion, Second Floor
Dayton, OH, United States 45418
tracie@baeo.org

Mission: The Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) actively supports parental choice to empower families and increase quality educational options for black children. BAEO seeks to develop new systems of learning opportunities to complement and expand existing systems. The Alliance envisions new systems that truly empower parents, allow dollars to follow students, hold adults as well as students accountable for academic achievement, and alter the power arrangements that are the foundation for existing systems. BAEO has members and local chapters nationwide.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Expanding educational options for children • Creating environments that offer children a chance to be in a quality learning situation
Phone: 215-851-1795
Fax: 215-564-9376

Black Alliance for Educational Options - Philadelphia Chapter
Darlene Callands-Curry
President and CEO
1207 Chestnut Street, Second Floor
Philadelphia, PA, United States 19107
darlene@baeo.org

Mission: The Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) actively supports parental choice to empower families and increase quality educational options for black children. BAEO seeks to develop new systems of learning opportunities to complement and expand existing systems. The Alliance envisions new systems that truly empower parents, allow dollars to follow students, hold adults as well as students accountable for academic achievement, and alter the power arrangements that are the foundation for existing systems. BAEO has members and local chapters nationwide.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Expanding educational options for children • Creating environments that offer children a chance to be in a quality learning situation
Phone: 270-782-2140
Fax: 305-675-0220

Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions
Jim Waters
President
P.O. Box 11706
Lexington, KY, United States 40577-1706
jwaters@freedomkentucky.com

Mission: Bluegrass Institute is an independent, non-partisan association of writers, speakers, and thinkers dedicated to empowering Kentuckians to take back their freedoms.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Equal Opportunity in Education ~Government Transparency and Accountability ~Fiscal Responsibility in State Spending
Phone: 614-224-4422
Fax: 614-224-4644

The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions
Robert Alt
President
88 East Broad Street, Suite 1120
Columbus, OH, United States 43215-3506
info@buckeyeinstitute.org

Mission: Support public policy solutions that expand freedom and limit government; that reward personal responsibility and hold government accountable; and that free workers and empower communities.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Economic Freedom ~Competitiveness ~Job Creation ~Entrepreneurship ~Government Transparency ~Government Accountability
Phone: 510-635-6892
Fax: 510-568-6040

C.S. Lewis Society of California
David J. Theroux
Founder and President
100 Swan Way Suite 200
Oakland, CA, United States 94621-1428
info@lewissociety.org

Mission: The C.S. Lewis Society’s extensive and immensely popular work very effectively champions objective truth, goodness, natural law, literary excellence, reason, science, individual liberty, personal responsibility, and Christian faith. The Society is an educational and cultural organization of people interested in events, publications, and other developments that advance deeper understanding of the ideas of C. S. Lewis and others who articulately critique the materialism, reductionism, scientism, collectivism, statism, and de-humanization of the modern era. In so doing, the organization seeks to boldly advance public understanding of the enduring cultural, historical, literary, theological, philosophical, social, and economic issues of mankind.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education • Science • Family, culture, and community • Economic/political thought • Crime, justice, and the law • Religion/public life
Phone: 302-273-0080

Caesar Rodney Institute
James Ursomarso
Chairman and CEO
PO Box 7619
Wilmington, DE, United States 19803
bek@kidner.com

Mission: The Caesar Rodney Institute (CRI) is non-partisan, non-profit public policy group intent upon affecting measured improvement in the socio-economic well being at all levels and strata of Delaware society through debates, town hall meetings, workshops, research papers, editorials, an active website, and other events and publications. CRI promotes an understanding of our nation’s founding principles of limited government, individual initiative, personal responsibility, private property, the rule of law and free-markets. We champion public policies that embody those principles.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Energy ~Education ~Health Care ~Economics ~State and Local Government ~Taxes
Phone: 951-742-7100

California Family Council
Jonathan Keller
President
PO Box 20012
Riverside, CA, United States 92516
info@californiafamily.org

Mission: The mission of the California Family Council (CFC) is to protect and foster Judeo-Christian principles in California’s laws for the benefit of its families. CFC’s foundational pillars affirm life is from God, and the life in a womb—though perhaps unplanned—is a baby deserving of protection; marriage between a man and a woman is God’s design, and only in the union of a man and a woman can a godly legacy be fruitfully multiplied; marriage is the building block of a stable society, and from the commitment of a man and woman in marriage comes the best opportunity for children to thrive; and parents have the responsibility of nurturing their children and equipping their children with a world view. CFC serves to maintain this freedom, exposing and opposing legislation that attempts to usurp the authority of parents in child-rearing.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 916-961-6770

California Policy Center
Mark Bucher
Executive Director
18002 Irvine Boulevard, Suite 108
Tustin, CA, United States 92780
ed@calpolicycenter.org

Mission: To secure the most prosperity for the most people, California needs financially sustainable state and local governments, and the best educational system in the world. The California Policy Center works to expose the reasons we need fiscal reform and education reform, and explores policies to make our public institutions the best they can be. The California Policy Center aspires to provide information that will elevate and enlighten the public dialogue on these vital issues
Tax Status: 501 (c) (3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~fiscal reform ~education reform
Phone: 410-752-5887
Fax: 410-662-7254

The Calvert Institute for Policy Research
Dr. Douglas P. Munro
President
8 West Hamilton Street
Baltimore, MD, United States 21201
info@calvertinstitute.org

Mission: The Calvert Institute for Policy Research is an independent, non-partisan, public policy research institution committed to generating new ideas based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, and personal responsibility. The Institute seeks to make Maryland worthy of its fond nickname, “The Free State.” The Calvert Institute serves as a clearinghouse for public policy information on the benefit of a society based upon restricted government. All of the Institute’s publications are available to the general public upon request.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Education ~teacher certification ~Maryland business taxation ~Neighborhood governance and sub-local institutions ~Medical malpractice reform ~Curbing abusive consent decrees ~Criminal justice reform
Phone:

CalWatchDog.com
Brian Calle
Editor-in-Chief
660 J Street, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA, United States 95814
briancalle@gmail.com

Mission: CalWatchdog’s mission is to uncover governmental waste and shine the light on the misuse of taxpayer dollars. As part of a new wave of nonprofit, Web-based journalism, CalWatchdog adheres to traditional journalistic standards and focuses on improving government transparency.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 703-671-8800
Fax: 703-671-8899

Campaign for Working Families
Gary L. Bauer
Chairman
P.O. Box 1222
Merrifield, VA, United States 22116
info@mail.cwfpac.com

Mission: Campaign for Working Families is a non-partisan political action committee dedicated to electing pro-family, pro-life, and pro-free enterprise candidates to federal and state offices.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Pro-life • Pro-family • Pro-free enterprise
Phone: 202-483-6900
Fax: 202-483-6990

Capital Research Center (CRC)
Scott Walter
President
1513 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC, United States 20036
contact@capitalresearch.org

Mission: CRC studies critical issues in philanthropy, with a focus on foundations and non-profit “public interest” and advocacy organizations, their agendas (open and hidden), sources of funding, and impact on public policy and society. CRC supports a free market, limited government, and individual liberty. These principles promote enterprise, economic growth, and wealth creation, which make philanthropy possible.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Revival of private charity • Charity’s role in the post-welfare state • Corporate giving to advocacy groups • Monitoring left-wing advocacy groups • Monitoring education reform groups • Monitoring environmental groups
Phone: 916-498-1940
Fax: 916-448-2888

Capitol Resource Institute
Karen England
Executive Director
660 J Street, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA, United States 95814
kengland@capitolresource.org

Mission: Capitol Resource Institute is a non-profit organization engaged in coalition-building, media outreach, lobbying, and legislative tracking. The organization is dedicated to the principles of traditional families, parental rights, limited government, and citizen responsibility.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Marriage • Education • Parental rights • Gambling • Health • Privacy
Phone: 304-419-5220

Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy
Garrett Ballengee
President
PO Box 11495
Charleston, WV, United States 25339
cardinalinstitute@suddenlink.net

Mission: The Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy, Inc. (Cardinal Institute) is a 501c(3) non-profit founded in September 2014 dedicated to research, develop and communicate effective conservative economic public policies in West Virginia The Cardinal Institute is positioned to be a leading voice of free market and conservative policy research in Charleston and throughout the state. Through an effective research and communications, we will provide the necessary data and analysis to lay the groundwork as we enter a new chapter in our state’s history.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Limited Government ~Economic Government ~Private Property Rights ~Federalism ~Individual Liberty
Phone: 703-367-0333
Fax: 703-396-8668

Cardinal Newman Society
Patrick Reilly
President and CEO
9720 Capital Court, Suite 201
Manassas, VA, United States 20110
info@cardinalnewmansociety.org

Mission: Founded in 1993, the Cardinal Newman Society is dedicated to renewing and strengthening Catholic identity at America’s 224 Catholic colleges and universities. The Society focuses its work on assisting students, alumni, and school officials, urging fidelity to the magisterium of the Catholic Church, and on researching activities both on campus and in the classroom.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Higher education • Religion and public life
Phone:

Carl Menger Center for the Study of Money and Banking
Paul-Martin Foss
Executive Director
3033 Wilson Blvd, Suite E545
Arlington, VA, United States 22201
info@mengercenter.org

Mission: The Center exists to further the education of the American people and American policymakers on topics of money and banking. Fiat money is, always has been, and always will be a destructive force that tears apart the fibers of society.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Monetary Policy
Phone: 503-242-0900
Fax: 503-242-3822

Cascade Policy Institute
John A. Charles, Jr.
President
4850 Southwest Scholls Ferry Road, Suite 103
Portland, OR, United States 97225
john@cascadepolicy.org

Mission: Cascade Policy Institute, founded in January 1991, is a non-profit, research, and educational organization focusing on Oregon state and local issues. The Institute’s mission is to explore and advance public policy alternatives that foster individual liberty, personal responsibility, and economic opportunity.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Education reform ~Urban growth ~Transit ~Social Security privatization ~Health care reform
Phone: 703-682-9320
Fax: 703-682-9321

Castle Coalition
Steven Anderson
Director
901 North Glebe Road, Suite 900
Arlington, VA, United States 22203
info@castlecoalition.org

Mission: The Castle Coalition is the Institute for Justice’s nationwide, grassroots, property rights activism project. The Castle Coalition teaches home and small business owners how to protect themselves and stand up to the greedy governments and developers who seek to use eminent domain to take private property for their own gain.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Property rights • Eminent domain abuse
Phone: 202-393-7002
Fax: 202-393-7004

Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM)
Austin Ruse
President
1730 Rhode Island Ave NW, Suite 212
Washington, DC, United States 20036
info@c-fam.org

Mission: C-FAM’s mission is to monitor the evolving international debate on social policy and to assist nations to more deeply understand these difficult issues.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: International social policy • Abortion • Marriage • Stem-cell research
Phone: 215-877-9099
Fax: 215-701-6577

Catholic Medical Association
Mario R. Dickerson
President
29 Bala Ave., Suite 205
Bala Cynwyd, PA, United States 19004
info@cathmed.org

Mission: Catholic physicians in the United States and Canada come together in the Catholic Medical Association in order to grow in the spirit of Christ in our personal and professional lives, to bring His Spirit to all that is touched by their science and art, and to assist the Vicar of Christ, the Bishops, and the whole Christian community with leadership, especially with the particular knowledge, skill, and experience that Christian physicians have.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 202-842-0200
Fax: 202-842-3490

Cato Institute
Peter Goettler
President & CEO
1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, United States 20001
media@cato.org

Mission: The Cato Institute seeks to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets, and peace. Toward that goal, the Institute strives to achieve greater involvement of the intelligent, concerned lay public in questions of policy and the proper role of government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Social Security choice • School choice • Limited government • Free trade and global economic liberty • Foreign policy of strategic independence • Market-oriented health care reforms like HSAs
Phone: 202-499-4232

Cause of Action
Daniel Z. Epstein
Executive Director
1875 Eye St. NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC, United States 20006
contact@causeofaction.org

Mission: Cause of Action is a non-partisan organization that uses public advocacy and legal reform tools to ensure greater transparency in government, protect taxpayer interests and promote economic freedom. We at Cause of Action are dedicated to attacking waste, fraud, mismanagement and corruption in the federal government. Our mission is to expose the ways our government is playing politics in its use of taxpayer dollars, in its decision-making on behalf of individual Americans, and how it seeks to burden the companies that employ us and make our lives better. Cause of Action seeks to prevent the federal government from politicizing agencies, rules and spending by bringing transparency to the federal grant and rule-making processes through legal and communications tools.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 602-424-2525
Fax: 602-424-2530

Center for Arizona Policy
Cathi Herrod
President and General Counsel
PO Box 97250
Phoenix, AZ, United States 85060
info@azpolicy.org

Mission: The Center for Arizona Policy is a non-profit, research, and education organization committed to strengthening the family and restoring traditional moral principles to the public policy and cultural arenas. As part of a 50-state partnership associated with Focus on the Family, the Center works to provide quality research and factual information to policymakers on vital issues affecting the family, to equip concerned citizens and churches to be persuasive advocates for the family, and to be a voice for the family by communicating truth through the media.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Traditional marriage • Gambling • School choice • Pornography • Covenant marriage
Phone: 847-317-8180
Fax: 847-317-8101

The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity
Paige Comstock Cunningham
Director
Trinity International University
2065 Half Day Road
Deerfield, IL, United States 60015
info@cbhd.org

Mission: The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity addresses the pressing bioethical challenges of our day, including managed care, end-of-life treatment, genetic intervention, euthanasia and suicide, reproductive technologies, and alternative medicine. The Center affirms human dignity through bioethics by providing educational opportunities, renewing health care professionalism, encouraging ethical scientific research, informing public policy, and equipping the world to uphold the God-given dignity of human beings.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Biotechnology • Clinical/bedside ethics in health care • Genetics • End-of-life/palliative care • Reproductive technologies • Cloning/stem cell research
Phone: 202-375-7831
Fax: 202-375-782

The Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP)
Dr. Richard Vedder
Director
1055 Thomas Jefferson St NW Suite L 26
Washington, DC, United States 20007
theccap@centerforcollegeaffordability.org

Mission: Founded in 2006, The Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP) is an independent, not-for-profit research center based in Washington, DC. The CCAP exists to help facilitate a broader dialogue on the issues and problems facing the institutes of higher education in the United States.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Student Financial Aid Policy • Rising Costs of College • Causes of Higher Education • Inefficiences Productivity of Staff and Faculty Members • For Profit Education • Accreditation
Phone: 425-455-5038
Fax: 425-451-3959

Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise
Alan Gottlieb
President
12500 NE Tenth Place
Bellevue, WA, United States 98005
contact@cdfe.org

Mission: The Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise was established to publish and disseminate information regarding the principles upon which the American free enterprise system was founded, to relate the application of those principles to contemporary American society, to engage in and foster research and study of issues relating to economics, economic trends, and governmental regulatory bodies and their interaction with the free market, and to defend the right of individual Americans and American business to participate in the free market without hindrance by government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Eco-terrorism • Energy policy • Economic growth • Farm policy • Forest policy • Sustained development
Phone: 1-201-692-9408

Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute (CERGE-EI)
Petra Weissova
Deputy Director of Development and Public Relations
CERGE-EI Foundation 715 Queen Anne Road
Teaneck, NJ, United States 07666-3318
foundation@cerge-ei.cz

Mission: CERGE-EI's mission is to contribute to progress and stability in the region through its efforts to: -Educate economists in modern economic theory and applications to serve academia, government and industry in a region where such skills are critically lacking. -Create an intellectual environment that emphasizes Western ideals of free and open inquiry and nondiscrimination in a region where such concepts were repressed for decades. -Integrate top economists from around the world in common research and educational endeavors, enabling all traditions to learn from one another. -Serve as a model and resource for reform of economic education and scholarship in the post-communist transition economies. -Understand basic economic phenomena by applying rigorous analytical methods to theoretical, applied and policy-related fields, especially with respect to transition and development issues. -Inform public debate by disseminating policy-relevant research findings through seminars, symposia, conferences, and publications. -Provide a physical environment including state-of the art technical resources to promote inquiry into all areas of economics.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: *economics *economic and political thought *free speech *open inquiry *post-communist tranision economies
Phone: 800-521-2118

The Center for Education Reform
Jeanne Allen
Founder and CEO
1901 L Street, NW, Suite 705
Washington, DC, United States 20036
cer@edreform.com

Mission: The Center for Education Reform is a national voice for more choices in education and more rigor in education programs, both of which are key to more effective schooling. It delivers practical, research-based information and assistance to engage a diverse lay audience—including parents, policymakers, and education reform groups—in taking action to ensure that U.S. schools are delivering a high quality education for all children in grades K–12.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Charter schools • Charter school law • Accountability, standards and testing
Phone: 703-442-0066
Fax: 703-442-0449

Center for Equal Opportunity (CEO)
Roger Clegg
President & General Counsel
700 Leesburg Pike, Suite 231
Falls Church, VA, United States 22043
RClegg@ceousa.org

Mission: CEO conducts research and education on issues related to race, ethnicity, and assimilation. As the only think tank devoted exclusively to the promotion of colorblind equal opportunity and racial harmony, the Center for Equal Opportunity is uniquely positioned to counter the divisive impact of race conscious public policies. CEO focuses on three areas in particular: racial preferences, immigration and assimilation, and multicultural education.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Civil rights • Bilingual education • Immigration and assimilation • Affirmative action
Phone: 202-551-9200
Fax: 202-296-3880

Center for European Policy Analysis
A. Wess Mitchell
President
1225 19th Street NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC, United States 20036
info@cepa.org

Mission: The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, public policy research institute dedicated to the study of Central Europe. In its work on this region, CEPA seeks to promote an economically vibrant Central Europe with close and enduring ties to the United States.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Central European affairs • U.S.-Central European relations • Economics • Geopolitics
Phone: 202-285-0244

Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Andrew F. Quinlan
President and CEO
PO Box 10882
Alexandria, VA, United States 22310-9998
info@freedomandprosperity.org

Mission: The Center for Freedom and Prosperity (CF&P) is a free-market, pro-tax reform organization that is leading the fight against global taxation schemes. As part of its efforts to promote limited government, CF&P works to protect American taxpayers from the anti-tax competition and pro-tax harmonization schemes of international bureaucracies such as the United Nations, European Union, and Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Updated several times each day, the CF&P-sponsored Market Center Blog is a must-read for free-market advocates and supporters of limited government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Defend and promote tax competition • Create a more simple and fair tax code • Promote economic competition and the entrepreneurial spirit • Reduce the size of government • Protect financial privacy, personal privacy, property rights and free association • Advocate global free market principles and encourage free and open trade
Phone: 202-466-8185
Fax: 202-466-8076

Center for Immigration Studies
Mark Krikorian
Executive Director
1629 K Street N.W., Suite 600
Washington, DC, United States 20006
center@cis.org

Mission: It is the Center’s mission to expand the base of public knowledge and understanding of the need for an immigration policy that gives first concern to the broad national interest. The Center is animated by a pro-immigrant, low-immigration vision which seeks fewer immigrants, but a warmer welcome for those admitted.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Immigration • Citizenship • National security
Phone: 703-535-5836
Fax: 703-535-5838

Center for Individual Freedom
Jeffrey L. Mazzella
Executive Director
815 King Street Suite 303
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314
info@cfif.org

Mission: Founded in 1998, the Center for Individual Freedom is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with the mission to protect and defend individual freedoms and individual rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. The Center seeks to focus public, legislative, and judicial attention on the rule of law as embodied in the federal and state constitutions.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Freedom • Constitutional law • Individual Rights
Phone: 202-833-8400
Fax: 202-833-8410

Center for Individual Rights (CIR)
Terence J. Pell
Chief Executive Officer
1100 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 625
Washington, DC, United States 20036
pell@cir-usa.org

Mission: CIR is a non-profit, public interest law firm whose mission is to advance a broad, civil libertarian conception of individual rights against intrusive bureaucracies, meddlesome interest groups, and statist ideologues and activists. CIR believes that the principal purpose of the law, and especially of the Constitution, is to restrain these forces. It pursues this mission through the direct litigation of precedent-setting cases, primarily in federal court, concentrating on areas of the law where individual rights are particularly at risk—freedom of speech, civil rights, and sexual harassment law.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Ending racial preferences • Free speech • Political correctness in higher education • Disparate treatment of religious groups • Unconstitutionality of hate crime laws • Extending Hopwood ruling to other states
Phone: 202-721-9200
Fax: 202-721-9250

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Thomas J. Donohue
President
1211 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC, United States 20036
cipe@cipe.org

Mission: CIPE’s mission is to build democratic development through market-oriented economic reform and support for private sector development worldwide.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Corporate governance • Anti-corruption • Regulatory and institutional reform • Support for the formalization of the informal sector • Entrepreneurship • Economic education for journalists
Phone: 703-642-1070
Fax: 703-642-1075

Center for Law and Religious Freedom
David Nammo
Director
8001 Braddock Road, Suite 302
Springfield, VA, United States 22151
clshq@clsnet.org

Mission: The Center for Law and Religious Freedom (CLRF) has been a respected voice in the First Amendment arena since 1975. CLRFs primary mission is to defend and advance the religious freedom of all Americans and to defend the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death. The Center pursues its mission through legislative advocacy, “test case” litigation, friend-of-the-court briefs, and providing information to members and the general public.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Hiring rights of religious groups • Religious groups’ access to government-funded social services • Freedom of religious speech • Rights of conscience of health care providers • Protection for pregnancy resource center
Phone: 206-283-7036
Fax: 206-283-6536

Center for Long-Term Care Financing
Stephen Moses
President
2212 Queen Anne Avenue North, Suite 110
Seattle, WA, United States 98109
info@centerltc.com

Mission: The Center for Long-Term Care Financing encourages financing of long-term care through private insurance and home equity conversion. The Center discourages excessive and unnecessary dependency on public welfare (Medicaid) financing of long-term care. It advises public policymakers and legislators on ways and means to control Medicaid long-term care expenditures and encourage private sector alternatives for financing long-term care.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Encourage private long-term care insurance • Encourage home equity conversion as a funding source for long-term care • Discourage Medicaid estate planning • Promote responsible state Medicaid eligibility rules to target the program to the needy and encourage others to plan early and save, invest, or insure for long-term care • Educate the public, policymakers and legislators about long-term care service delivery and financing
Phone: 636-240-63699

Center for Marriage Policy
Cynthia Davis
Executive Director
1008 Highway K
O'Fallon, MO, United States 63366
cynthia4missouri@gmail.com

Mission: The Center for Marriage Policy (CFMP) was founded with the knowledge that heterosexual marriage is the structural prerequisite for a successful economy, limited purposeful government, low taxes, balanced state and federal budgets, freedom, and an internationally-competitive nation.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Culture and Community ~Marriage and Family Structure ~Citizenship and Civil Society
Phone: 571-319-0029

Center for Media and Public Affairs
Dr. S. Robert Lichter
President
2338 S. Queen St.
Arlington, VA, United States 22202
mail@cmpa.com

Mission: The Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) is a non-partisan, non-profit research and educational organization that conducts scientific studies of news and entertainment media. CMPA seeks to provide an empirical basis for ongoing debates over media fairness and impact through well-documented, timely, and readable studies of media content. Its primary research tool is content analysis, which is applied both to news coverage and to the information content of entertainment messages. CMPA also conducts surveys to illuminate the media’s role in American society.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Violence in entertainment media • Coverage of science, health, and technology issues • Politics and elections
Phone: 202-347-5333

Center for Military Readiness
Elaine Donnelly
President
PO Box 51600
Livonia, MI, United States 48151
info@cmrlink.org

Mission: The Center for Military Readiness (CMR) is an independent, public policy research, and education organization that examines military personnel issues. It publishes CMR Notes and opinion articles that analyze the consequences of unwise social engineering; provides testimony and research materials to Congress, Executive Branch agencies, and the media; and organizes policy conferences. CMR is a unique alliance of civilian and active duty and retired military people in all 50 states that promotes high standards and excellence in all forms of military training. CMR supports women in the military, but opposes combat assignments and gender-related policies that erode morale and overall readiness.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Co-ed basic training • International agreements affecting U.S. troops • Women in combat: land, sea, and air • Ongoing efforts to accommodate homosexuals in the military • Sexual misconduct and the culture of the military • Family concerns and pregnancy policies that affect readiness
Phone: 202-518-6500

Center for Neighborhood Enterprise (CNE)
Robert L. Woodson, Sr.
President
1625 K Street, NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC, United States 20006
info@cneonline.org

Mission: CNE’s mission is to empower neighborhood leaders to promote solutions that reduce crime and violence, restore families, revitalize low-income communities, and create economic enterprise.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Youth crime and violence • Community revitalization • Welfare reform • Economic development • Family restoration • Leadership development and training
Phone: 724-537-4597
Fax: 724-537-4599

Center for Political and Economic Thought
Gary M. Quinlivan, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Saint Vincent College
300 Fraser Purchase Road
Latrobe, PA, United States 15650-2690
cpet@stvincent.edu

Mission: The mission of the Center for Political and Economic Thought at Saint Vincent College is to promote scholarship and public understanding about free market economies, stable monetary policy, limited government, and the civic and cultural heritage of America and the West.The Center also seeks to provide educational opportunities for students, faculty, and the general public in accordance with its program interests.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Free trade • Privatization • Free-market solutions • Founding Fathers • Constitutional issues • Political philosophy
Phone: 410-571-6300
Fax: 410-571-6365

Center for Public Justice
Stephanie Summers
CEO
P.O. Box 48368
Washington, DC, United States 20002
jim@cpjustice.org

Mission: The Center for Public Justice seeks to equip citizens, develop leaders, and shape policy in keeping with the development of a comprehensive public philosophy that orients the organization toward the purpose of serving God, advancing justice, and transforming public life.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Welfare reform/faith-based reform initiatives • Education reform • U.S. foreign policy • Health care policy • Environmental policy • Electoral reform
Phone: 713-984-1343
Fax: 713-984-0409

Center for Renewal
Barbara Elliott
President and Founder
9525 Katy Freeway, Suite 303
Houston, TX, United States 77024
belliott@centerforrenewal.org

Mission: The Center for Renewal is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower Christ-centered ministries that transform lives by encouraging effective compassion and by connecting resources to needs. It does research, writing, and speaking about these front-line “street saints” in civil renewal. The Center’s capacity-building workshops impart best practices to faith-based leaders and connect business leaders to opportunities to use their entrepreneurial skills on behalf of transformational ministries.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Faith-based initiatives • Civil society • Community renewal • Philanthropy
Phone: 202-835-9077
Fax: 202-835-9066

Center for Security Policy (CSP)
Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
President and CEO
1901 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 201
Washington, DC, United States 20006
info@security-policy.org

Mission: CSP seeks to stimulate and inform the national and international debate about all aspects of security policy, notably those bearing on the foreign, defense, economic, financial, and technology interests of the U.S. It contributes to this debate by the rapid preparation and real-time dissemination of analyses and policy recommendations via computerized fax, published articles, and electronic media. The Center’s principal audience is the U.S. security policymaking community, corresponding organizations in key foreign governments, the press (domestic and foreign), the global business and financial community, and interested individuals in the public at large.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Homeland security/ballistic missile defense • Arms control and global treaties • Hollowing out of U.S. military • Middle East peace process • NATO expansion • Pacific Rim
Phone: 202-887-0200
Fax: 202-775-3199

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Dr. John J. Hamre
President and CEO
1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, United States 20036
webmaster@csis.org

Mission: Founded in 1962, CSIS is a non-partisan, public policy research institution dedicated to analysis and policy impact. CSIS experts generate strategic analysis in key functional areas, such as international finance and trade and U.S. domestic, economic, foreign, and national security policies. The Center also convenes government, private-sector, and academic leaders from around the world to examine an array of issues and provide concrete action proposals.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: National and international security • Governance for the global age • Public policy, trade, technology, finance, and energy
Phone: 703-895-1493
Fax: 703-396-8668

The Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education
David House, Ph.D.
Executive Director
9720 Capital Court Ste. 201
Manassas, VA, United States 20110
dhouse@catholichighered.org

Mission: The Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education (CACHE), a division of The Cardinal Newman Society, advises and assists academic and religious leaders in efforts to strengthen the Catholic identity and academic quality of Catholic colleges and universities.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Student Life • Government• Church/Acacdemic relations • Higher Education • Religion • Civil Society • Pornography • Marriage • Religious Liberty
Phone: 713-984-1343
Fax: 713-984-0409

Center for the American Idea
W. Winston Elliott, III
President
9600 Long Point Road, Suite 300
Houston, TX, United States 77055
info@americanidea.org

Mission: The Center for the American Idea is a program of the Free Enterprise Institute, a non-profit, educational organization founded in 1976 and supported by foundations, businesses, and individuals. The Center’s programs assist teachers as they educate their students in the principles of American Civilization, including liberty, private property, the rule of law, constitutionally limited government, and an enduring moral order.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Character education • Western Civilization • Founding Fathers • American founding • Political philosophy
Phone: 202-479-2873

Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)
Star Parker
President
1317 F Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC, United States 20004
starparker@urbancure.org

Mission: The Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education is a faith- and market-based think tank that provides a national voice of reason on issues of race and poverty.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Social Security reform • Family life • Welfare reform • Federal marriage amendment
Phone: (724)-458-3332

Center for Vision and Values
Paul G. Kengor
Executive Director
Grove City College
Box 3147
Grove City, PA, United States 16127
lswishing@gcc.edu

Mission: The Center for Vision and Values seeks to educate the world about the transforming power of Christian faith and individual freedom. The mission objective of the Center is to encourage and to support Grove City College faculty and kindred scholars in faith and freedom scholarship and to teach their ideals and ideas to their students, the nation, and the world beyond.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: *religious liberty *family and community *education *economic thought *political thought *the Constitution *the courts *the media
Phone: 612-338-3605
Fax: 612-338-3621

Center of the American Experiment
Kim Crockett
Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President & General Counsel
8441 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 350
Golden Valley, MN, United States 55426
info@americanexperiment.org

Mission: Center of the American Experiment opened its doors in 1990 as a non-partisan, tax-exempt public policy and educational institution. It brings conservative and free market ideas to bear on the most difficult problems facing Minnesota and the nation.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education reform • Government reform • Taxes • Marriage • Higher education
Phone: 877-239-7355
Fax: 719-213-2647

CFA Foundation
Debbie Chaves
President
PO Box 558
Castle Rock, CO, United States 80104
info@cofamily.org

Mission: CFAF’s mission is to restore and defend traditional moral principles by educating and equipping churches and citizens on important issues that affect marriage, life and the family, in an effort to re-shape public opinion on these issues.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~ Traditional Marriage ~Right to Life
Phone: 972-298-1811
Fax: 972-572-1515

Children’s Education Fund
Richard H. Collins
Founder and Chairman
8150 North Central Expressway Suite 1900 – South Tower
Dallas, TX, United States 75222-5748
info@todayfoundation.org

Mission: The Children’s Education Fund (CEF) offers scholarships to Dallas-area students from low-income families to use toward tuition to the schools of their choice. CEF is part of the Today Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to raising the public’s and policymakers’ awareness of education, taxation and criminal justice issues.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Educate the public about school choice • Provide scholarships and technology to disadvantaged students
Phone: 210-614-0037
Fax: 210-614-5730

The Children's Educational Opportunity Foundation
Jessica Sanchez
Program Director
8122 Datapoint, Suite 316
San Antonio, TX, United States 78229
sanchez@ceofoundation.org

Mission: The goal of the Children’s Educational Opportunity Foundation is to assist in equalizing educational opportunities for Bexar County students by offering low-income families an educational option normally denied them because of the cost. There are no academic qualifying criteria, either to enter or remain on the program, as the CEO scholarship is entirely need-based.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Educational choice • School vouchers
Phone: 212-515-7100
Fax: 212-515-7111

Children's Scholarship Fund
Michael D. McCurry
Chairman and Co-Founder
8 West 38th Street, Ninth Floor
New York, NY, United States 10018
info@scholarshipfund.org

Mission: The Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF) provides partial tuition assistance for low-income families to send their children to private schools. More than 96,000 children have benefited from scholarships across the United States since CSF began offering assistance in 1998. Currently, almost 29,000 children nationwide are using CSF scholarships. These children are attending private school through the generosity of CSF donors, the efforts of 38 scholarship programs, and the sacrifices made by the families themselves, who pay—on average—50 percent of their children’s tuition, thus making CSF scholarships truly a hand up, not a hand out.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Educational scholarships • Tuition assistance
Phone: 410-243-2510
Fax: 410-243-8629

Children's Scholarship Fund – Baltimore
Beth Harbinson
Executive Director
1000 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD, United States 21202
pelliscsfb@msn.com

Mission: Children’s Scholarship Fund – Baltimore seeks to improve educational opportunities for needy Baltimore families by offering privately-funded tuition assistance and to promote a diverse and competitive educational environment in the city.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice
Phone: 704-973-4534
Fax: 704-973-4934

Children's Scholarship Fund – Charlotte
Ann Barnes
Executive Director
220 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC, United States 28202
cmccrorey@fftc.org

Mission: Children’s Scholarship Fund – Charlotte is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding educational opportunities to low-income families in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. The tuition assistance helps nearly 400 children each year attend a private or parochial school that their families could not otherwise afford. Since 1999, families have chosen 60 tuition-based schools, both religious and secular.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Tuition assistance
Phone: 601-982-6135
Fax: 601-362-1810

Children's Scholarship Fund – Metro Jackson


2906 North State Street, Suite 200
Jackson, MS, United States 39216
csf@irbyinvestments.com

Mission: The Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF) provides partial tuition assistance for low-income families to send their children to private schools. More than 96,000 children have benefited from scholarships across the United States since CSF began offering assistance in 1998. Currently, almost 29,000 children nationwide are using CSF scholarships. These children are attending private school through the generosity of CSF donors, the efforts of 38 scholarship programs, and the sacrifices made by the families themselves, who pay—on average—50 percent of their children’s tuition, thus making CSF scholarships truly a hand up—not a hand out.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Educational scholarships • Tuition assistance
Phone: 888-332-2408
Fax: 513-523-1547

Children's Scholarship Fund of Greater Cincinnati
Durk Rorie
President and Co-Chair
PO Box 361
Oxford, OH, United States 45056
lclaytor@woh.rr.com

Mission: The Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF) of Greater Cincinnati was founded in 1999 as an affiliate of the Children’s Scholarship Fund headquartered in New York City. The national non-profit was created by philanthropists Ted Forstmann and John Walton to encourage freedom of school choice for low-income Americans. Since 1999, using more than $100 million of their own money, Mr. Forstmann and Mr. Walton have provided partial tuition scholarships for low-income children who without assistance would be denied freedom of school choice. Currently, there are almost 29,000 children participating nationally in the CSF program.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Tuition assistance • School choice
Phone: 402-554-8493 Ext 219
Fax: 402-551-3426

Children's Scholarship Fund of Omaha
Sandra Reding
Executive Director
7101 Mercy Road Suite 305
PO Box 4130
Omaha, NE, United States 68106
csfomaha@archomaha.org

Mission: The Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF) provides partial tuition assistance for low-income families to send their children to private schools. More than 96,000 children have benefited from scholarships across the United States since CSF began offering assistance in 1998. Currently, almost 29,000 children nationwide are using CSF scholarships. These children are attending private school through the generosity of CSF donors, the efforts of 38 scholarship programs, and the sacrifices made by the families themselves, who pay—on average—50 percent of their children’s tuition, thus making CSF scholarships truly a hand up, not a hand out.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Education choice • School vouchers
Phone: 215-670-8411
Fax: 215-670-5899

Children's Scholarship Fund – Philadelphia
Ina Lipman
CEO
100 SOUTH BROAD STREET SUITE 1200
Philadelphia, PA, United States 19110
admin@csfphiladelphia.org

Mission: Children’s Scholarship Fund – Philadelphia is a privately funded program whose mission is to broaden educational opportunities for low-income families. The Fund provides necessary tuition assistance to help disadvantaged children in Philadelphia gain access to schools of their choice for grades K–8.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Raising funds for additional scholarships • Evaluating success of the program • Providing resources and support activities for scholarship families, students, and schools
Phone: 719-685-9043
Fax: 719-685-9330

Christian Anti-Communism Crusade
Dr. David A. Noebel
Director
PO Box 129
Manitou Springs, CO, United States 80829
info@summit.org

Mission: The Christian Anti-Communism Crusade makes writings available both through the Internet and the monthly publication The Schwarz Report that expose the evils of communism.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Governance • Religious legislative issues • Church-state relations
Phone: 207-622-7634
Fax: 207-621-0035

Christian Civic League of Maine
Carroll Conley, Jr.
Executive Director
PO Box 5459
Augusta, ME, United States 04330
info@cclmaine.org

Mission: Christian Civic League of Maine exists for the purpose of bringing a Christian influence to the public sphere through effectively working with public policymakers and members by providing accurate, timely, and persuasive information from a Biblical perspective. Its goals are to encourage all the people of Maine in good citizenship, to elect honest and competent public officials, and to enact good laws and provide for their impartial enforcement.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Family policy • Educational choice • Human sexuality • Gambling • Sanctity of life issues
Phone: 202-479-6900
Fax: 202-479-4260

Christian Coalition of America
Roberta Combs
President
PO Box 37030
Washington, DC, United States 20013
coalition@cc.org

Mission: The Christian Coalition is a non-profit, grassroots citizen organization whose mission is to represent the Christian point of view before local councils, state legislatures, and Congress; to proclaim its values in the public arena and in the media; to train leaders for effective social and political action; and to protest religious discrimination and anti-Christian bigotry.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Religious persecution • American community renewal • Education reform • Religious freedom amendment • Family tax relief • Banning partial-birth abortion
Phone: (352) 401-0029

Christian Coalition of Florida
Bill Stephens
Director
P.O. Box 520578
Longwood, FL, United States 32752
bstephens@ccfla.org

Mission: The Purpose of the Christian Coalition is five-fold: 1. Represent Christians and advocate Christian values by petitioning our U.S. Congress, the Florida State legislatures and local councils. 2. Train Christians for effective political action, with particular emphasis on preparing them to serve as responsible citizens, activists and candidates. 3. Inform Christians in a timely manner of important issues and legislation in order to enable them to communicate with public officials at the federal, state, and local levels. 4. Effectively communicate Christian values in the public arena and speak out in the media on Christian causes and issues. 5. Engage in Christian political action in order to legally protect our freedom guaranteed under the United States Constitution
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: *traditional marriage *pro-life *pro-family *religious freedom *education *taxes *pornography *crime and punishment *gambling
Phone: (727) 595-6971

Christian Coalition of Pinellas County
Ron Scheffler
Co-Chair
13563 Cordova Dr.
Largo, FL, United States 33774

Mission: 1. Defend all human Life, all moral Liberties and all legal pursuits. 2. Inform Christians about timely and pending legislation; information both for and against. 3. Defend Marriage and Family Values with no apology. 4. Return tax funded Public Education to local and parental control. 5. Protect Religious Freedom. 6. Protect communities from further expansion of Gambling. 7. Protect innocent life from conception to natural death. 8. Punish Criminals and defend victim's rights. 9. Publish and distribute non-partisan Voter Guides.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: *religious freedom *federal healthcare *homosexual agenda *federal spending *abortion *stem-cell research *gambling *cap and trade
Phone: 786-519-1649

Christian Coalition/ Faith and Freedom Coalition of South Florida


PO Box 557953
Miami, FL, United States 33355

Mission: The Christian Coalition of South Florida is a grassroots organization dedicated to serving as a watchdog and political activist and lobyist on Christian/Conservative moral values and principles. Our key emphasis is on: Ensuring that our moral values and principles are protected Ensuring that Christian and Conservatives are elected to political office by helping candidates runing for political office ensure a victory on election day. We are opposed to expanded gambling in any form We are pro-life and support the sanctity of life issues and oppose the recent contraception mandate by President We oppose radical stance of the homosexual lobbyist effort to introcuce their agenda into the public schools.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: *right to life *traditional marriage *HHS contraception mandate *gambling *religious freedom
Phone: 941-351-8967

Christian Coalition/Faith and Freedom Coalition of Sarasota County


, FL, United States
dcc733@verizon.net

Mission: Christian Coalition of Sarasota County, as chartered by the Florida Christian Coalition, exists to give pro-life, pro-family citizens a concerted voice in government and the community through information and action. We have monthly meetings with government leaders as speakers, we conduct candidate forums before elections, and distribute Voter Guides that define candidates' positions on pertinent issues. We also provide churches and others with issues/news from a Christian perspective and help them conduct voter registration drives. We also stand against anti-Christian bias in the media and the culture. And, we encourage and assist in communicating with our elected officials on key moral issues.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: *religious freedom *federal healthcare *homosexual agenda *federal spending *abortion *stem-cell research *gambling *cap and trade
Phone: 440-250-9566
Fax: 440-250-9584

Christian Educators Association International
Finn Laursen
Executive Director
PO Box 45610
Westlake, OH, United States 44145
doreen@ceai.org

Mission: The mission of the Christian Educators Association International (CEAI) is to encourage, equip and empower Christian educators in public and private schools. CEAI’s vision is to demonstrate God’s love and truth to the public school community.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Unions - forced union states • Legal rights for educators in public schools • Curriculum issues in public schools • Homosexual agenda in public schools • Parents legal rights in public schools • Teaching origins in the classroom
Phone: 310-474-9055

Christian Home Educators Network


PO Box 2010
Ellicott City, MD, United States 21043
chenchair@chenmd.org

Mission: The Christian Home Educators Network’s mission is evangelizing, equipping, and disciplining children so that the church remains faithful into the next generation.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 703-642-1070
Fax: 703-642-1075

Christian Legal Society
David Nammo
Executive Director
8001 Braddock Road, Suite 302
Springfield, VA, United States 22151
clshq@clsnet.org

Mission: The Christian Legal Society is a national, grassroots network of lawyers, law students, and others who are committed to proclaiming, loving and serving Jesus Christ through the practice of law, by advocating religious freedom, the sanctity of life, biblical conflict reconciliation, and by providing legal assistance for the poor and needy.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Religious liberty for all Americans • Inalienable right to life from conception until natural death • Preservation of marriage as a union between one man and one woman • Legal aid for the poor and needy • Health care right of conscience • Ethics in the marketplace
Phone:

Christus Medicus Foundation
Michael J. O'Dea
Executive Director
P.O. Box 530901
Livonia, MI, United States 48153
mikeodea@christusmedicus.com

Mission: Christus Medicus Foundation’s mission is to educate religious leaders, policymakers, health care professionals, and the American people on the need to reclaim control of what Americans finance in health care by reforming corporate and public policy to allow faith-based organizations, families, and individuals a “conscientious choice” in selecting health plans.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Faith-based health plans • Health care right of conscience protection • Association health plans • Protection of parental rights • Tort reform • Tax Fairness in health care
Phone: 202-467-5300
Fax: 202-467-4253

Citizens Against Government Waste
Thomas A. Schatz
President
1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC, United States 20036
grassroots@cagw.org

Mission: Citizens Against Government Waste educates Americans about waste, mismanagement, and inefficiency in the federal government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Corporate welfare • Agriculture • Internal Revenue Service • Government waste • Medicare • Procurement reform
Phone:

Citizens Against Higher Taxes
James H. Broussard
Chairman
PO Box 343
Hershey, PA, United States 17033
caht99@aol.com

Mission: Citizens Against Higher Taxes is a statewide grassroots organization working for taxpayers’ rights, limited government, and the market economy in Pennsylvania. It cooperates with some 250 local taxpayer groups to elect pro-taxpayer and pro-reform school boards.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Cutting taxes • Limiting government spending • Initiative and referendum • Controlling the unchecked power of teachers unions • Electing pro-taxpayer candidates through its state political action committee
Phone: 425-454-4911
Fax: 425-451-3959

Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Alan M. Gottlieb
Chairman
12500 Northeast Tenth Place
Bellevue, WA, United States 98005
info@ccrkba.org

Mission: The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms provides information, books and articles on the Second Amendment’s right to keep and bear arms and on current and proposed legislation affecting that right.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Legislation and information concerning the Second Amendment
Phone: 651-646-8935
Fax: 651-646-0100

Citizens' Council on Health Care
Twila J. Brase, R.N.
President
161 St. Anthony Avenue, Ste 923
St. Paul, MN, United States 55103
info@cchconline.org

Mission: The mission of Citizens’ Council on Health Care is to enable individual control of health care decisions by supporting free market principles.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Health care reform • Evidence-based medicine • Consumer-driven health care • Patient privacy/autonomy • Genetic research • Medical errors/patient safety
Phone: 513-733-5775
Fax: 513-733-5794

Citizens for Community Values
Aaron Baer
President
11177 Reading Road, 1st Floor
Cincinnati, OH, United States 45241
info@ccv.org

Mission: Citizens for Community Values (CCV) seeks to promote Judeo-Christian moral values and to reduce destructive behaviors contrary to those values. CCV carries out this mission through education, active community partnership, and individual empowerment at the local, state, and national levels.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Pornography and sexually-oriented businesses • Children • Family-friends airwaves • Protection of traditional marriage • Homosexual agenda • Victims of destructive behavior
Phone: 314-997-6361
Fax: 314-997-6321

Citizens for Educational Freedom
Mae Duggan
President
9333 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO, United States 63124
CitEdFree@educational-freedom.org

Mission: Citizens for Educational Freedom’s goals are to give parents the means to direct the educational and moral development of their children; to improve educational quality for all children through competition; and to save taxpayers billions of dollars, as most vouchers are for amounts below the cost of a public school education.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: School Choice
Phone: 540-338-7431

Citizens for Property Rights
Jack Shockey
President
PO Box 70
Hamilton, VA, United States 20159
cpr@loudouncpr.org

Mission: Citizens for Property Rights is a grass roots organization that is a broad-based coalition of Loudoun County, Virginia, citizens, farmers, homeowners, property owners, local businessmen, lenders, professionals, retired people, and merchants. It is comprised of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents from both western and eastern Loudoun.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Property rights • Taxes
Phone: 703-492-1776
Fax: 703-910-7728

Citizens in Charge Foundation
Paul Jacob
President
13168 Centerpointe Way, Suite 202
Suite 103
Woodbridge, VA, United States 22193
paul@citizensincharge.org

Mission: Citizens in Charge is a 501 (c) (4) citizen-powered advocacy organization that serves as a partner to Citizens in Charge Foundation in protecting and expanding the initiative and referendum process. The organization works with activists, legislators, media, opinion leaders and voters to protect the initiative and referendum process where it exists in 26 states and to expand the process to the 26 states where voters currently lack that right. Citizens in Charge offers an online legislative action center (Action Team) that: •Gives supporters timely email alerts about legislation and events concerning the ballot initiative process in their state, county and city; •Allows leaders to network, sharing ideas across state-lines; •Promotes citizen contact with legislators regarding specific bills and support for the initiative process; and •Provides tools for recruiting other friends and relatives in support of ballot initiative rights.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: *Ballot Initiative *Referendum *Recall process
Phone: 703-318-0730
Fax: 703-318-8867

Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute
Michelle Easton
President
112 Elden Street, Suite P
Herndon, VA, United States 20170
info@cblpi.org

Mission: The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute’s goals are to prepare young women for effective conservative leadership and to promote school choice opportunities for all K–12 grade children in America. The Institute reaches out to support and encourage women all over the nation, especially young women in school, with their lecture program, mentoring lunches, issue seminars, conferences, publications, intern program, and Conservative Women’s Network.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Promoting conservative women as role models ~Women’s studies programs and gender equity education ~Developing writing, speaking, leadership skills in young women ~Academic standards, tests, and accountability systems ~School choice ~Children First private scholarships
Phone: 909-981-2200
Fax: 909-981-1616

Claremont Institute
Michael Pack
President
1317 West Foothill Boulevard, Suite 120
Upland, CA, United States 91786
info@claremont.org

Mission: The mission of the Claremont Institute is to restore the principles of the American Founding to their rightful, preeminent authority in our national life. The Claremont Institute finds the answers to America’s problems in the principles on which our nation was founded. These principles are expressed most eloquently in the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims that “all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights....” To recover the founding principles in our political life means recovering a limited and accountable government that respects private property, promotes stable family life, and maintains a strong defense. Through its books, policy briefings, conferences, and seminars, as well as the World Wide Web, the Institute engages Americans in an informed discussion of the principles and policies necessary to rebuild our civic institutions.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Ballistic missile defense • The American founding • Family and culture • Civil rights/racial preferences • Immigration • War on terrorism
Phone: 202-955-5500
Fax: 202-955-9466

Club for Growth
David McIntosh
President
2001 L Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC, United States 20036
info@clubforgrowth.org

Mission: Club for Growth is a national network of thousands of Americans, from all walks of life, who believe that prosperity and opportunity come through economic freedom. The Club works to promote public policies that promote economic growth primarily through legislative involvement, issue advocacy, research, training, and educational activity.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Taxes • Cutting government spending • Limited government • Death tax • Social Security reform • Free trade • Legal reform • School choice • Regulation • Deregulation
Phone: 877-267-6397
Fax: 703-683-7045

CNSNews.com
Michael Chapman
Managing Editor
1900 Campus Commons Drive Suite 600
Reston, VA, United States 20191

Mission: CNSNews.com is an online news source for citizens, news organizations, and broadcasters who put a higher premium on balance than on spin. It serves as an alternative news source that looks for those stories that are too often ignored or under-reported, endeavors to fairly present all legitimate sides of a story, and debunks popular, albeit incorrect, myths about cultural and policy issues. CNSNews.com copy may be used, reproduced, rebroadcast and/or republished by any private or public news organization at no cost, but with appropriate editorial credit assigned as a professional courtesy.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Politics • Culture • World affairs • General interest news
Phone: 703-837-0030
Fax: 703-837-0031

Coalitions for America
Eric Licht
President
1423 Powhatan Street, #2
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314

Mission: Coalitions for America’s mission is to bring about public policy that enhances free enterprise, limited government, strong national defense, and traditional values.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Social issues • Economic issues • Defense and foreign policy issues
Phone: 303-963-3000

Colorado Christian University
Donald Sweeting
President
8787 W Alameda Ave
Lakewood, CO, United States 80226
questions@ccu.edu

Mission: Colorado Christian University cultivates knowledge and love of God in a Christ-centered community of learners and scholars, with an enduring commitment to the integration of exemplary academics, spiritual formation, and engagement with the world. Christ-centered community Our community of interdependent students, faculty, and staff seeks to honor and obey Jesus Christ, who is present in Spirit and speaks in Scripture, and to advance God’s purposes in the lives of every member. Exemplary academics Our undergraduate and graduate curriculum integrates faith and learning in a scholarly environment that fosters critical and creative thinking, academic excellence, and professional competence. Spiritual formation Our academic and student development programs cultivate a deep and enduring faith that affirms the authority of Scripture and embraces Christ as the authentic center of life. Engagement with the world Our students experience and engage the world in ways that prepare leaders to serve and transform their professions, churches, and communities.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 202-429-2737
Fax: 202-429-9574

Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT)
David Rothbard
President
PO Box 65722
Washington, DC, United States 20035
info@cfact.org

Mission: CFACT was created in 1985 to offer a positive new voice on consumer and environmental issues. It boldly proclaims that the cherished American values of competition, progress, political and economic freedom, and genuine environmental stewardship can and do offer the best hope for protecting not only the earth and its wildlife, but even more importantly, its people. CFACT’s overall mission is to enhance the fruitfulness of the earth and all its inhabitants, and does this by working to promote free market and safe technological solutions to a wide variety of public interest concerns.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Energy production • Climate change • Land use and property rights • Transportation • Habitat and wildlife • Government regulation
Phone: 704-598-3717

Committee for Monetary Research and Education
Dan Oliver
President
10004 Greenwood Court
Charlotte, NC, United States 28215
cmre@bellsouth.net

Mission: The Committee for Monetary Research and Education (CMRE) is engaged in education on currency markets and the principles of sound money. To fulfill its purpose, CMRE conducts meetings and publishes educational materials. Committee meetings cover such issues as prospects for inflation or deflation; direction of the bond, stock, and currency markets; and conditions in the banking industry and markets around the world.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Currencies • International credits • Euro development • Role of the dollar in international markets • Markets inflation/deflation • Federal Reserve System/banking
Phone: 973-229-2618

Common Sense Institute of New Jersey
Jerry Cantrell
President
2 Berry Lane
Suite B
Randolph, NJ, United States 07869
jcantrell@csinj.org

Mission: The Common Sense Institute of New Jersey is a nonprofit research and education organization that conducts scholarly research and analysis of New Jersey public policy. The Institute’s mission is to explore and advance public policy alternatives that foster individual liberty, personal responsibility and economic opportunity. Institute staff will pursue this mission by conducting timely research on important issues and then marketing the findings to elected leaders, the media, business leaders, community organizations, and individual citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Transparency • Taxes • Land Use • Regulation • Economic Development • Environment • Health & Welfare • Education
Phone: 717-671-1901
Fax: 717-671-1905

Commonwealth Foundation
Charles Mitchell
President
225 State Street, Suite 302
Harrisburg, PA, United States 17101
info@commonwealthfoundation.org

Mission: The mission of the Commonwealth Foundation is to improve the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians by advancing public policies based on the founding principles of limited constitutional government, economic and political freedom, and individual responsibility for one’s actions.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Tax and fiscal policy ~Education policy ~Labor policy ~Tax and expenditure limitations ~Health care policy ~Business climate issues
Phone: 202-331-1010
Fax: 202-331-0640

Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI)
Kent Lassman
President
1310 L Street NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC, United States 20005
info@cei.org

Mission: CEI is a non-profit public policy group committed to advancing the principles of free enterprise and limited government. It believes that consumers are best helped not by government regulation, but by being allowed to make their own choices in a free marketplace. CEI produces groundbreaking research on regulatory issues, promotes its ideas and solutions to the public and the media, and works with policymakers to ensure an effective and powerful voice for economic freedom.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Global warming and energy use • Safety issues: automobile, food and drug • Chemical and environmental risk • Internet and e-commerce issues • Regulatory reform issues • Free-market environmentalism
Phone: 571-384-2449

Concerned Veterans for America
Mark Lucas
Chief Executive Officer
1310 N. Courthouse Rd. Suite 700
Arlington, VA, United States 22201
info@concernedveteransforamerica.org

Mission: Our mission is to advocate for policies that will preserve the freedom and liberty we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend. The goal of Concerned Veterans For America is to translate the experience, concerns, and hopes of our fellow veterans and their families into a common vision of liberty and freedom. We will provide a new and unique perspective on the issues that threaten to cripple not only our economic and national security, but the spirit of opportunity and liberty that we fought to defend and all Americans cherish. Our task will be to bring that fresh perspective to the American people and our leaders. We will lead.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Debt ~Unemployment ~Government Spending
Phone: 202-488-7000
Fax: 202-488-0806

Concerned Women for America (CWA)
Peggy Nance
CEO
1015 15th Street, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC, United States 20005
mail@cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of CWA is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 205-413-1894
Fax: 205-942-9916

Concerned Women for America of Alabama
Valerie Askew
Director
PO Box 59511
Birmingham, AL, United States 35259
director@alabama.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Alabama is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 559 359-8884

Concerned Women for America of California
Carissa Campbell
Director
PO Box 2678
Porterville, CA, United States 93258
c.director@california.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of California is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: (760) 595-5065

Concerned Women for America of California - Southern Counties
Kori Peterson
Director
PO Box 2678
Porterville, CA, United States 93258
s.director@california.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of California – Southern Counties is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 407-697-5929

Concerned Women for America of Florida
Terri Johannessen
Director
PO Box 140063
Orlando, FL, United States 32814
director@florida.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Florida is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 770-617-1987
Fax: 770-617-1987

Concerned Women for America of Georgia
Tanya Ditty
Director
Box 671374
Marietta, GA, United States 30066
director@georgia.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Georgia is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 808-965-9834

Concerned Women for America of Hawaii
Barbara Ferraro
Director
PO Box 10732
Hilo, HI, United States 96721
director@hi.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of New York is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 708-371-7810
Fax: 708-371-7896

Concerned Women for America of Illinois
Debbie Leininger
State Director
PO Box 188
Palos Heights, IL, United States 60463
director@illinois.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Illinois is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 515-259-0087

Concerned Women for America of Iowa
Tamara Scott
Director
PO Box 616
Ankeny, IA, United States 50021
director@iowa.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Iowa is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 913-491-1380
Fax: 913-491-1380

Concerned Women for America of Kansas
Barbara Saldivar
Director
PO Box 11233, Shawnee
Mission, KS, United States 66211
director@kansas.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Kansas is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 318-458-9447

Concerned Women for America of Louisiana
Sancha N. Smith
State Director
P.O. Box 2446
Opelousas, LA, United States 70571

Mission: The Vision of Concerned Women for America of Louisiana is to educate, equip, empower and encourage our citizens making them responsive to and responsible for the moral climate of our state. We desire to stand in the strength of the Biblical principles of our faith and the power of prayer. We will work to develop effective leadership that will help reverse the decline of moral values in our communities, state and nation.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 207-465-6015

Concerned Women for America of Maine
Penny Morrell
Director
864 Manchester Road
Belgrade, ME, United States 04917
director@maine.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Maine is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 800-458-8797
Fax: 301-884-2391

Concerned Women for America of Maryland
Michelle Minor
Director
PO Box 504
Charlotte Hall, MD, United States 20622
director@maryland.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Maryland is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 314-608-0168

Concerned Women for America of Missouri
Bev Ehlen
Director
P.O. Box 1352
St. Peters, MO, United States 63376
director@missouri.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Missouri is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 406-598-6658

Concerned Women for America of Montana
Kari Zeier
Director
P.O. Box 20368
Billings, MT, United States 59104
director@montana.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Montana is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 800-458-8797

Concerned Women for America of New Hampshire
Michelle Minor
CWA Field Organization Coordinator
PO Box 38
Auburn, NH, United States 03032
director@newhampshire.cwfa.org

Mission: he mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Florida is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 800-458-8797

Concerned Women for America of New York
Michelle Minor
CWA Field Organization Coordinator
PO Box 782
Clifton Park, NY, United States 12065
director@newyork.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of New York is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 704-542-6984

Concerned Women for America of North Carolina
Jill Coward
Director
PO Box 472903
Charlotte, NC, United States 28247
director@northcarolina.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Carolina is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 701-993-8517

Concerned Women for America of North Dakota
Lin Thorson
Director
PO Box 213
Park River, ND, United States 58270
director@northdakota.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Dakota is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 800-458-8797

Concerned Women for America of Ohio
Michelle Minor
CWA Field Organization Coordinator
7723 Tylers Place Boulevard, #278
West Chester, OH, United States 45069
director@ohio.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Ohio is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 800-458-8797

Concerned Women for America of Oklahoma
Michelle Minor
CWA Field Organization Coordinator
PO Box 20585
Oklahoma City, OK, United States 73156
director@oklahoma.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Oklahoma is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 541-928-7578

Concerned Women for America of Oregon
Karen Elliott
Associate Director
PO Box 3070
Albany, OR, United States 97321
associate@oregon.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Oregon is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 800-458-8797
Fax: 724-452-7325

Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania
Michelle Minor
CWA Field Organization Coordinator
PO Box 96
Zelienople, PA, United States 16063
director@pennsylvania.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 605-380-6914

Concerned Women for America of South Dakota
Linda Schauer
Director
PO Box 343
Leola, SD, United States 57456
director@southdakota.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of South Dakota is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 972-835-9506

Concerned Women for America of Texas
Dana Hodges
Director
P.O. Box 1386
Orange, TX, United States 77631
director@texas.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Texas is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 972-835-9506

Concerned Women for America of Texas - East
Michelle Smith
Director
P.O. Box 1386
Orange, TX, United States 77631
director@texas.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Texas - East is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 214-542-6248

Concerned Women for America of Texas - North
Mary Smith
Director
P.O. Box 1386
Orange, TX, United States 77631
n.director@texas.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Texas - North is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 832-443-8109

Concerned Women for America of Texas - South
Beverly Roberts
Director
P.O. Box 1386
Orange, TX, United States 77631
s.director@texas.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Texas - South is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 806-928-0664

Concerned Women for America of Texas-West
Kerri Ann Thompson
Director
P.O. Box 1386
Orange, TX, United States 77631
w.director@texas.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Texas-West is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 434-401-8852

Concerned Women for America of Virginia
Ann Robeson
Director
PO Box 1465
Bedford, VA, United States 24523
director@virginia.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Florida is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 425-869-1923

Concerned Women for America of Washington
Maureen Richardson
Director
PO Box 143
Woodinville, WA, United States 98072
director@washington.cwfa.org

Mission: The mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Washington is to promote and protect Biblical values among all citizens—first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society—thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Religious freedom • Defense of the family • Pornography • Education • National sovereignty
Phone: 212-598-4000
Fax: 212-598-4141

Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
Niger Innis
National Spokesman
P.O. Box 264
New York, NY, United States 10276
core@core-online.org

Mission: CORE seeks to establish, in practice, the inalienable right for all people to determine their own destiny, to decide for themselves what social and political organizations can operate in their best interest, and to do so without gratuitous and inhibiting influence from those whose interest is diametrically opposed to theirs.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Legal defense for victims of violence • Immigration assistance • Substance abuse • Discrimination • Racial hatred on the Internet
Phone: 703-837-8817
Fax: 703-837-8812

The Congressional Institute, Inc.
Mark Strand
Executive Director
1700 Diagonal Road. #730
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314
info@conginst.org

Mission: The Congressional Institute is dedicated to helping Members of Congress better serve the nation and to helping the public better understand public policy debates and the operations of the national legislature. Through the sponsorship of Member and staff educational conferences and seminars, values-based research, and its Internet sites, the Institute seeks to further discourse on issues of public importance.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Congress • Social Security • Results Act • Public judgment
Phone: 703-938-9626

The Conservative Caucus, Inc.
Peter J. Thomas
Chairman
P.O. Box 1890
Merrifield, VA, United States 22116
corndorf@cais.com

Mission: The goal of The Conservative Caucus is to restore the Republic by limiting the federal government to its delegated, enumerated, constitutional functions and returning American jurisprudence to its Biblical, common law foundation.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Passage of the Constitution Restoration Act (CRA) • Opposition to military draft • Withdrawal from U.N., WTO, NAFTA, IMF, World Bank • Reversal of U.S. trade, economic, and defense policies which benefit Red China • Repeal of Reagan–Clinton taxes on Social Security benefits • Opposition to federal funding of pro-abortion and homosexual activist groups
Phone: 314-434-7028
Fax: 314-878-6294

Constitutional Coalition
Donna H. Hearne
Executive Director
15820 Clayton Road
PO Box 37054
St. Louis, MO, United States 63141
freedombasics@sbcglobal.net

Mission: The Constitutional Coalition addresses vital contemporary topics from a constitutional perspective. Government, taxes, national defense, education, family needs, property rights, environment, and other issues that impact cities of the state are researched and then presented in an understandable format through seminars and publications.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Education • Sexually transmitted diseases • Property rights • Reclaiming constitutional thinking and world view • State governmental issues • Environment
Phone: 301-606-7364
Fax: 301-665-3851

Consumers for Health Care Choices
Greg Scandlen
President and CEO
PO Box 4955
Hagerstown, MD, United States 21742
support@chcchoices.org

Mission: Consumers for Health Care Choices (CHCC) is a not-for-profit, grassroots organization that represents the views of the health care consumer to policymakers and industry leaders. The membership consists of consumers from all walks of life and all professions from across the nation. Members with expertise in health care issues are encouraged to take an active role in the organization’s efforts—giving speeches, writing articles, op-eds, and letters to the editor on behalf of empowered health care consumers.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Health care
Phone: 202-942-7699
Fax: 202-942-7692

Consumers Rights League
Terry Kibbe
Chief Public Advocate
601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
North Building, Suite 700
Washington, DC, United States 20004
info@consumersrightsleague.org

Mission: The Consumers Rights League (CRL) is a non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization dedicated to preserving consumer choice in the marketplace. CRL works with consumers, presents facts, and produces quality research that thoroughly documents the real-world choices and challenges consumers face; reports the benefits enjoyed by an overwhelming majority of consumers; and seeks to “pull back the curtain” to reveal the agenda-driven research distributed by many of these self-described consumer advocacy groups.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Democratization of credit • Housing crisis
Phone: 202-496-9199
Fax: 202-496-9299

Cordell Hull Institute
Harald B. Malmgren
President
1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 960
Washington, DC, United States 20006
hugh.corbet@cordellhullinstitute.org

Mission: The Cordell Hull Institute’s mission is to promote a strategic approach to the liberalization of international trade and investment. Its approach is based on the convergence of long-term national interests and the maintenance, development, and extension of the World Trade Organization, as founded on free trade principles, private enterprise, and open competition.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: International trade • Integrating developing countries into the world economy • reform of the “escape clauses” in the World Trade Organization system
Phone: 208-954-3222

Cornerstone Family Council of Idaho
Julie Lynde
Executive Director
PO Box 563
Eagle, ID, United States 83616
info@cfcidaho.org

Mission: Cornerstone Family Council exists to protect and strengthen the traditional family and restore time-honored principles to the roles of family, church, and government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Religious freedom • Pro-life • Defense of marriage • Choice in education
Phone: 603-228-4794
Fax: 603-228-6069

Cornerstone Action
Rico McCahon
Executive Director
P.O. Box 4683
Manchester, NH, United States 03108
cornerstone@nhcornerstone.org

Mission: Cornerstone Policy Research is a non-partisan, non-profit, research, and education organization dedicated to building strong families, restoring traditional principles to public policy, and preserving free enterprise—all of which are the cornerstone of a free and prosperous society.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Securing the definition of marriage • Abstinence • Tax burden on families • Judicial reform
Phone: 703-836-6200
Fax: 703-836-6550

Council for Affordable Health Insurance
Joel White
President
1101 14th St. NW Suite 700
Washington, CA, United States 20005
mail@cahi.org

Mission: The Council for Affordable Health Insurance (CAHI) exists to develop and promote free market solutions to America’s health care challenges, so that all Americans have access to affordable health insurance.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Health insurance • Tax credits • Health Savings Accounts • Medical liability reform • Protect reinsurance • Long-term care • Underwriting
Phone: 202-467-5300
Fax: 202-467-4253

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
Thomas A. Schatz
President
1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC, United States 20036
membership@cagw.org

Mission: The Council serves as the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste and tabulates annual congressional ratings, which measure the willingness of each member of Congress to fight government waste and reduce the federal deficit.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Corporate welfare • Government waste • Procurement reform
Phone: 916-446-0345
Fax: 916-446-1194

Criminal Justice Legal Foundation
Michael D. Rushford
President
2131 L Street
Sacramento, CA, United States 95816
rushford@cjlf.org

Mission: The Criminal Justice Legal Foundation (CJLF) is the only non-profit, public interest law organization in the U.S. focusing exclusively on improving the government’s ability to protect public from crime. The Foundation’s award-winning legal staff joins criminal cases before the nation’s highest courts to encourage decisions that balance the interests of criminal defendants with those of crime victims and law-abiding society. Scholarly Foundation studies on criminal justice policy have encouraged significant reforms by Congress, state legislatures, and municipal governments to enhance the effectiveness of police and prosecutors and restore common sense to the rules governing criminal trials, appeals, and sentencing. The Foundation’s aggressive participation in the public debate on crime and law enforcement has provided the national media with a balancing perspective to the widely publicized views of criminal rights and civil liberties advocates.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Anti-terrorism • Incarcerating habitual criminals • Death penalty enforcement • Restoring state policy powers • Limiting activist federal judges • Shortening criminal appeals
Phone: 202-832-3895
Fax: 202-832-3897

D.C. Parents for School Choice, Inc.
Virginia F. Walden-Ford
Executive Director
PO Box 29219
Washington, DC, United States 20017
GFWalden@aol.com

Mission: D.C. Parents for School Choice was founded in 1998 to train, empower, and organize parents in the District of Columbia to make informed educational decisions for their children in order to increase their chances for success.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Parental involvement in education
Phone: 800-752-6562
Fax: 323-556-2559

David Horowitz Freedom Center
David Horowitz
President
P.O. Box 55089
Sherman Oaks, CA, United States 91499
info@horowitzfreedomcenter.org

Mission: The David Horowitz Freedom Center (formerly the Center for the Study of Popular Culture) focuses on the radical culture that emerged from the 1960s, its grip on the institutions of higher learning, and its attack on America’s heritage. The Center provides a variety of forums for the discussions and analysis of today’s most pressing values issues.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Academic freedom • Constitutional rights • The war at home and abroad
Phone: 302-990-2775
Fax: 302-875-8288

Delaware Family Policy Council
Nicole Thies
Executive Director
P.O. Box 925
Seaford, DE, United States 19973
nicole@delawarefamilies.org

Mission: The mission of Delaware Family Policy Council (DFPC) is to advocate for principles of life, marriage, family, religious liberty, and biblical stewardship of government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Marriage • Parenting • Relationships • Family
Phone: 206-292-0401
Fax: 206-682-5320

Discovery Institute
Steven J. Buri
President
208 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA, United States 98104
info@discovery.org

Mission: The Discovery Institute’s mission is to make practical a positive vision of the future. The Institute does this by discovering and promoting ideas that can chart the future in the common-sense tradition of representative government, the free market, and individual liberty. This mission is promoted through books, reports, legislative testimony, articles, public conferences, and debates, plus media coverage and Discovery’s own publications and Web site.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Science and culture • Environment • Defense • Technology • Future of law • Regionalism • Individual liberty
Phone: 303-726-9731
Fax: 877-756-8936

Docs4Patient Care
Lee S. Gross
President
1210 North Maple Road
Ann Arbor, MI, United States 48103
halscherz@docs4patientcare.org

Mission: Docs4Patient care is an organization of concerned physicians committed to the establishment of a health care system that preserves the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship, promotes quality of care, supports affordable access to all Americans, and protects patients' freedom of choice. We urge patients and physicians to get involved in order to preserve the good qualities of our healthcare system, address the problems, while preventing its bureaucratic destruction.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Health Care • Health Insurance • Medicare • Medicaid • Health Policy Reform • Medical Liability • Doctor Patient Relationship
Phone: 703-535-3563
Fax: 703-535-3564

DonorsTrust
Lawson Bader
President and CEO
1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 280
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314
whitb@aol.com

Mission: DonorsTrust is a public charity whose mission is to ensure the intent of donors who are dedicated to the ideals of limited government, personal responsibility, and free enterprise. As such, DonorsTrust provides an innovative charitable vehicle for donors who wish to safeguard their charitable intent to fund organizations that under gird America’s founding principles.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 202-544-0353
Fax: 202-547-6996

Eagle Forum Washington, D.C.
Glyn Wright
Executive Director
316 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Suite 203
Washington, DC, United States 20003
glyn@eagleforum.org

Mission: Eagle Forum's Mission is to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policy making so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty, respect for family integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Immigration • Taxation • Free Enterprise • Health Care Reform • Right to Life • Second Amendment • Education
Phone: 618-462-5415
Fax: 618-462-8909

Eagle Forum
Eunie Smith
President
200 West 3rd St., Ste. 502
Alton, IL, United States 62002
eagle@eagleforum.org

Mission: Eagle Forum’s mission is to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policymaking so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty with respect for family integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Pro-life • Immigration • Judicial activism • Education • Privacy • Feminism
Phone: 205-879-7096
Fax: 205-871-2859

Eagle Forum of Alabama
Eunie Smith
President
4200 Stone River Circle
Birmingham, AL, United States 35213
alaeagle@charter.net

Mission: The mission of Eagle Forum of Alabama is to equip citizens with timely, reliable information from a conservative, constitutional point of view on public policy issues that affect the family so that they will know how, when, and where to express themselves and make their voices heard. Such participation in the process of self-government is essential for America to continue to be a land of individual liberty with respect for family integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise. Influencing the education of children in these principles is a high priority.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Judicial supremacy • Illegal immigration • Family Protection Act • Education • National sovereignty
Phone:

Eagle Forum of California
Orlean Koehle
Director
Sacramento, CA, United States
caleagle@sbcglobal.net

Mission: Eagle Forum’s mission is to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policymaking so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty with respect for family integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Pro-life • Immigration • Judicial activism • Education • Privacy • Feminism
Phone:

Eagle Forum of Georgia
Christina Owen
Director
4168 Rue Antoinette
Stone Mountain, GA, United States 30083

Mission: Eagle Forum’s mission is to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policymaking so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty with respect for family integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Pro-life • Immigration • Judicial activism • Education • Privacy • Feminism
Phone:

Eagle Forum of Iowa
State Sen. Kitty Rehberg
President
2279 310th Street
Rowley, IA, United States 52329
krehberg@peoplepc.com

Mission: Eagle Forum’s mission is to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policymaking so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty with respect for family integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Pro-life • Immigration • Judicial activism • Education • Privacy • Feminism
Phone:

Eagle Forum of Wisconsin
Dottie Feder
President
PO Box 86
Brookfield, WI, United States 53008-0086
eagles@eagleforumofwisconsin.org

Mission: Eagle Forum’s mission is to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policymaking so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty with respect for family integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Pro-life • Immigration • Judicial activism • Education • Privacy • Feminism
Phone: 202-234-5860
Fax: 202-328-0466

The Eastern European Studies Centre
Linas Kojala
Director
2300 Clarendon Boulevard Suite 302
Arlington, VA, United States 302
info@eesc.lt

Mission:
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 914-694-3372
Fax: 914-694-2386

Economic Freedom Institute
Dr. Edward W. Ryan
Director
Manhattanville College
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY, United States 10577
edwryan@aol.com

Mission: Economic Freedom Institute (EFI) provides a forum for the study, analysis, and discussion of the nature of economic freedom and its implications. The Institute fosters the exchange and development of ideas concerning policies and programs of importance in regional, national, and international arenas. Open to a variety of viewpoints and philosophies, EFI includes scholars, corporate executives, and officials from labor unions, non-profit institutions, and various levels of government. EFI’s primary audience is Westchester County, New York, and Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Economic freedom • The role of government in the economy • Regulation of free enterprise • International trade
Phone: 505-797-4002
Fax: 505-797-1984

Educate New Mexico
Daniel Ulibarri
Executive Director
PO Box 794
Albuquerque, NM, United States 87103
daniel@educatenm.org

Mission: Educate New Mexico believes that in order to foster academic growth, those bearing the responsibility of the child’s education should be as informed as possible on all aspects of that education: where the child can receive the best possible education; laws and policies affecting education; available financial aid and scholarship opportunities to help pay for schooling; extra-curricular activities and homework assistance—having a solid understanding of all these areas is necessary for children’s academic success.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Education • Education reform • Tuition assistance
Phone: 703-248-2611
Fax: 703-525-8841

Education Consumers Foundation
J. E. Stone, Ed.D.
President
1655 North Fort Meyer Drive, Suite 700
Arlington, VA, United States 22209
professor@education-consumers.org

Mission: The Education Consumers Foundation is dedicated exclusively to serving the interests of education’s consumers. It works in behalf of the parties who furnish the students and the money, not those that benefit financially from the reputation and growth of the industry.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Teacher training and licensure • Teacher and school effectiveness and accountability • Educational research • Education choice, business partnerships, and interest groups
Phone: 208-514-4704
Fax: 208-514-4701

Education Excellence Idaho
Gale L. Pooley, Ph.D.
President
PO Box 222
Eagle, ID, United States 83616
info@edexidaho.org

Mission: Education Excellence Idaho’s mission is to create the best environment for choice and opportunity to thrive in education.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education • School choice • Education innovation • Accountability
Phone: 616-459-2222
Fax: 616-588-6335

The Education Freedom Fund
Chuck Gaidica
Co-Chairman
PO Box 230078
Grand Rapids, MI, United States 49523-0078
info@educationfreedomfund.org

Mission: The Education Freedom Fund’s mission is to provide low-income Michigan families with a choice in the schools their children attend by giving tuition assistance through scholarships.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Tuition assistance • School choice
Phone: 800-252-3280
Fax: 301-468-3249

Education Industry Association
Steve Pines
Executive Director
5909 Barbados Place, Suite 202
Rockville, MD, United States 20852
spines@educationindustry.org

Mission: The Education Industry Association is a professional network of education businesses dedicated to delivering and advancing the education of children and youth by promoting education reform through entrepreneurship.
Tax Status: 501(c)(6)
Policy/Priority Issues: Promoting education reform through entrepreneurship
Phone: 202-244-7535
Fax: 202-244-7584

Education Policy Institute
Watson Scott Swail
President and CEO
PO Box 6225
PMB 294
Virginia Beach, VA, United States 23456
lieberman@educationpolicy.org

Mission: Education Policy Institute (EPI) seeks to improve education through research, policy analysis, and the development of responsible alternatives to existing policies and practices. In these activities, EPI strives to promote greater parental choice in education, a more competitive education industry, an enlarged role for the for-profit sector, and other policies that address the problems of both public and private schools.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education vouchers • Tuition tax credits • Obstacles to a competitive education industry • Employment relations in education • Interest group impact on education • Education reform
Phone: 317-951-8781
Fax: 317-951-8783

The Educational CHOICE Charitable Trust
Robert Hoy
Executive Director
One North Capitol Avenue, Suite 1250
Indianapolis, IN, United States 46204
rhoy@choicetrust.org

Mission: The Educational CHOICE Charitable Trust provides tuition assistance to low-income students, serves as a model for research and legislation, and encourages all schools to improve by introducing competition into the system. The CHOICE Trust is making a difference in the lives of children and families in the Indianapolis community. The program, founded in 1991, has provided scholarship grants to students of lower-income families enabling them to attend private, parochial, or out-of-district public elementary schools of their choice. To date, CHOICE has funded more than 15,000 years of education to students attending a wide range of schools.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Tuition assistance • School choice
Phone: 518-434-3100
Fax: 518-434-3130

Empire Center for Public Policy
Tim Hoefer
Executive Director
100 State Street Suite 410
Albany, NY, United States 12207
info@empirecenter.org

Mission: The Empire Center for New York State Policy is an independent, non-partisan, free market-oriented, research organization devoted to promoting new and different policy approaches to the many challenges facing New York State.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Education ~Health care ~Civil justice reform ~Tax and spending policies ~Economic growth ~Public pension reform
Phone: 202-463-7650
Fax: 202-463-7107

Employment Policies Institute
Michael Saltsman
Research Fellow
1090 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC, United States 20005
Saltsman@epionline.org

Mission: The Employment Policies Institute is a non-profit research organization dedicated to studying public policy issues surrounding employment growth. In particular, EPI focuses on issues that affect entry-level employment. Among other issues, EPI research has quantified the impact of new labor costs on job creation, explored the connection between entry-level employment and welfare reform, and analyzed the demographic distribution of mandated benefits. EPI sponsors nonpartisan research which is conducted by independent economists at major universities around the country.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: Minimum wage policies • National and state unemployment and teen unemployment rates • Health care mandates • Living wage policies • Paid sick leave mandates
Phone: 512-236-0201

Empower Texans
Michael Quinn Sullivan
President and CEO
PO Box 49730
Austin, TX, United States 78765
nofe@empowertexans.com

Mission: Empower Texans? exists to assist Texans in creating and sustaining a system of strong fiscal stewardship within all levels of government, ensuring the greatest amounts of economic and personal liberty, and promoting public policies that provide individuals with the freedom to use their strengths and talents in pursuit of greater opportunities.
Tax Status: 501 (c) (3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~economy ~liberty ~limited government
Phone: 417-831-9505
Fax: 417-831-6165

Enactus
Rachael A. Jarosh
President and CEO
1959 East Kerr Street
Springfield, MO, United States 65803-4775
contact@enactus.org

Mission: SIFE teams are challenged to find creative ways to teach children about the global economy, provide necessary assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs, present effective solutions for small business owners to increase profits, help low-income families achieve financial independence, and emphasize the importance of ethical and moral business practices.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Market economics • Success skills • Entrepreneurship • Financial literacy • Business ethics
Phone: 888-744-0004
Fax: 571-333-5685

Enough Is Enough
Donna Rice Hughes
President and Chairman
746 Walker Road, Suite 116
Great Falls, VA, United States 22066
ricehughes@aol.com

Mission: Enough Is Enough’s mission is to make the Internet safer for children and families. It is dedicated to continue raising public awareness about the dangers of Internet pornography and sexual predators and to advancing solutions that promote equality, fairness, and respect for human dignity with shared responsibility between the public, technology, and the law. Enough Is Enough stands for freedom of speech as defined by the Constitution; for a culture where all people are respected and valued; for a childhood with a protected period of innocence; for healthy sexuality; and for a society free from sexual exploitation.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Make the Internet safe for children • Family-friendly technology solutions • Legal solutions to stop the sexual exploitation and victimization of children using the Internet
Phone:

Environmental Sciences Independent Peer Review Institute
Bob Alberts

1240 West Sims Way, #148
Port Townsend, WA, United States 98368
balverts@teleport.com

Mission:
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 802-695-1448
Fax: 802-695-1436

Ethan Allen Institute
Rob Roper
President
P.O. Box 543
Minneapolis, VT, United States 05601
rob@ethanallen.com

Mission: The mission of the Institute is to influence public policy in Vermont by helping its people to better understand and put into practice the fundamentals of a free society: individual liberty, private property, competitive free enterprise, limited government, strong local communities, personal responsibility, and expanded opportunity for human endeavor.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Fiscal policy ~Education ~Environment ~Health care ~Constitutional issues
Phone: 202-682-1200
Fax: 202-408-0632

Ethics and Public Policy Center
Dr. M. Edward Whelan III
President
1730 M Street Northwest, Suite 910
Washington, DC, United States 20036
ethics@eppc.org

Mission: The Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC) was established in 1976 to clarify and reinforce the bond between the Judeo-Christian moral tradition and the public debate over domestic and foreign policy issues. Its program includes research, writing, publication, and conferences. EPPC affirms the political relevance of the great Western ethical imperatives—respect for the dignity of every person, individual freedom and responsibility, justice, the rule of law, and limited government. It maintains that moral reasoning is an essential complement to empirical calculation in the shaping of public policy.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Stem cell research/cloning • Marriage amendment • Just war theory • Religious freedom • Church-state relations • Constitutional law
Phone: 973-273-7217
Fax: 973-273-7222

Excellent Education for Everyone
Peter Denton
Founder and Chairman
NJE3 C/O Spire Group PC 100 Walnut Avenue, Suite 103
Clark, NJ, United States 07066
derrell@nje3.org

Mission: Excellent Education for Everyone (E3) is a coalition of New Jersey citizens from across the political spectrum and from all races, all religions, all ethnic groups, and all regions of the state dedicated to improving education.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 770-622-1501

Faith & Freedom Coalition
Ralph Reed
Founder & Chairman
PO Box 957736
Duluth, GA, United States 30095
info@ffcoalition.com

Mission: We believe that the greatness of America lies not in the federal government but in the character of our people — the simple virtues of faith, hard work, marriage, family, personal responsibility, and helping the least among us. If we lose sight of these values, America will cease to be great. Never before has it been more critical for us to speak out for these values. That is why the Faith and Freedom Coalition is committed to educating, equipping, and mobilizing people of faith and like-minded individuals to be effective citizens. Together we will influence public policy and enact legislation that strengthens families, promotes time-honored values, protects the dignity of life and marriage, lowers the tax burden on small business and families, and requires government to tighten its belt and live within its means.
Tax Status: 501(c)4
Policy/Priority Issues: *sanctity of life *marriage *limited government *taxation *education *poverty *free-markets *Israel *terrorism and national security
Phone: 800-731-5328

Faith and Freedom Network
Gary Randall
Lobbyist and Director
PO Box 399
Bellevue, WA, United States 98009
info@faithandfreedom.us

Mission: The mission of Faith and Freedom Network (formerly Washington Evangelicals for Responsible Government) is to present to the Washington state legislature and government agencies an evangelical Christian perspective on issues being considered and to inform interested citizens and groups about issues that affect them.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Same sex marriage • Pro-life issues • Conscience clause for churches and hospitals • Pornography exposed to children - library filters • Embryonic stem cell research • Church property taxes
Phone: 202-289-8775
Fax: 202-289-2502

Faith and Reason Institute
Robert Royal
President
1730 Rhode Island Ave., N.W., Suite 212
Washington, DC, United States 20036
info@frinstitute.org

Mission: The Faith and Reason Institute aims at bringing both faith and reason to bear on all the issues that confront the nation. It is the first Washington think tank devoted to encouraging both of these essential dimensions of our existence. The Institute seeks to recover the ancient Western understanding of human knowledge and divine revelation as coordinate calls upon the human spirit that need to be translated into everyday practice. Unlike other institutions interested in religion, it addresses questions of economics, politics, public policy, science, technology, the environment, and public culture from the perspectives of both faith and reason. The Institute conducts a program of research, conferences, seminars, and publishing aimed at introducing better ideas of faith and reason to the culture as a whole.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Religion and Western civilization • Character and culture • Law and religion • Alternatives to public education • Catholicism and the American Public Square • Religion and globalization
Phone: 425-679-5671
Fax: 425-679-5675

Families Northwest
Jeff Kemp
President
PO Box 40584
Bellevue, WA, United States 98015-4584
info@familiesnorthwest.org

Mission: Families Northwest exists to encourage the development of communities where families are valued and nurtured. It is an information, research, and communications organization that strives to multiply its efforts on behalf of families by networking with various leaders in state government, the media, churches, and businesses who Families Northwest believes can help change hearts and attitudes about the importance of family on a larger scale. Families Northwest also comments on public policy, informs citizens about community issues, produces public service announcements on family relationships, and promotes civic responsibility, family-friendly business practices, and marriage-strengthening principles.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Marriage and divorce • Increasing family time together • Parental rights • Family-friendly business • Abstinence education and healthy relationships • Strengthening roles of both mothers and fathers
Phone: 615-591-2090

Family Action Council of Tennessee
David Fowler
President
1113 Murfreesboro Road Suite, 106-167
Franklin, TN, United States 37064
info@factn.org

Mission: Family Action Council of Tennessee (FACT)'s mission is to promote and defend a culture that values the traditional family, for the sake of the common good. We believe that healthy families and communities come about when basic values from the Bible are embraced and upheld. Even those who may not believe everything in the Bible have found it hard to overlook its long track record of creating stable societies. Neglecting commonsense biblical values contributes to many of our nation’s current ills like crime, disease, divorce, “unwanted” pregnancies, teen suicide and academic failure.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Marriage and Family • Right to Life • Adoption • Religious Liberty
Phone: 859-255-5400
Fax: 606-233-3330

The Family Foundation of Kentucky
Kent Ostrander
Executive Director
PO Box 911111
Lexington, KY, United States 40591
info@kentuckyfamily.org

Mission: The Family Foundation of Kentucky is a non-profit, educational organization that works in the public policy arena to strengthen families and protect the values that make families strong in Kentucky.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Gambling • Homosexuality • Abstinence education • Striptease regulation • Pornography • Alcohol • Hate crimes law • Healthcare • Sanctity of life • Education • Taxation
Phone: 804-343-0010
Fax: 804-343-0050

The Family Foundation of Virginia
Victoria Cobb
President
919 East Main Street
Suite 1110
Richmond, VA, United States 23219
vafamily@familyfoundation.org

Mission: The Family Foundation of Virginia is a non-profit research and education organization whose mission is to strengthen the family by improving public policy through research, education, and civic activism. The Foundation researches the issues being debated in Richmond and provides analysis and ideas to both citizens and elected officials.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Life • Marriage • Taxes • Religious liberty • Pornography • School choice
Phone: 605-718-5433

Family Heritage Alliance
Dale Bartscher
Chair
PO Box 329
Rapid City, SD, United States 57709
dale@familyheritagealliance.org

Mission: The Family Heritage Alliance exists to Champion the Judeo-Christian Values of Faith, Family and Freedom.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Human rights, celebrating family, Islamic issues, freedom, family, pastors, Common Core.
Phone: 860-548-0066
Fax: 860-548-9545

Family Institute of Connecticut
Peter Wolfgang
Executive Director
PO Box 260210
Hartford, CT, United States 06126
info@ctfamily.org

Mission: The Family Institute of Connecticut’s mission is to encourage and strengthen the family as the foundation of society and to promote sound ethical and moral values in our culture and government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Marriage savers • Fatherhood movement • Educational improvement through school choice and scholarships • Defense of marriage (oppose same-sex marriage)
Phone: 515-263-3495
Fax: 515-263-3498

The FAMiLY Leader
Bob Vander Plaats
President & CEO
10506 Justin Dr.
Urbandale, IA, United States 50322
info@ifpc.org

Mission: The FAMiLY LEADER provides a consistent, courageous voice in the churches, in the legislature, in the media, in the courtroom, in the public square…always standing for God’s truth.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Religious freedom, traditional marriage, faith, family values.
Phone: 304-756-8567

The Family Policy Council of West Virginia
Allen Whitt
President
PO Box 566
Charleston, WV, United States 25322
info@familypolicywv.com

Mission: The Family Policy Council of West Virginia is a servant organization that advocates for policies that embrace the sanctity of human life, enrich marriage, and safeguard religious freedom. Our passion is to advance, defend, and equip West Virginia's families.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Right to Life • Marriage and Family • Religious Liberty
Phone: 425-608-0242
Fax: 425-608-7216

The Family Policy Institute of Washington
Joseph Backholm
Executive Director
16108 Ash Way, Suite 113
Lynnwood, WA, United States 98087
info@fpiw.org

Mission: The Family Policy Institute of Washington is a non-profit organization that believes strong families are the foundation of a strong and healthy state. Therefore, we are fully committed to promoting public policy that encourages families to form, grow, and endure. The FPIW advocates for life, marriage, religious freedom and parental rights in the halls of government as well as in media, churches, schools, and community forums throughout our state.
Tax Status: 501(c)3 and 501(c)4
Policy/Priority Issues: Right to Life • Marriage and Family • Parent Rights • Religious Liberty • Judicial Watch
Phone: 202-656-5384

Family Policy Network
Joe Glover
Founder and President
PO Box 1199
Forest, VA, United States 24551-1199
mail@familypolicy.net

Mission: Family Policy Network (FPN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating Christians and confronting the culture on the important moral issues of the day.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Definition of the family • Human sexuality • Religious liberties
Phone: 202-393-2100
Fax: 202-393-2134

Family Research Council (FRC)
Tony Perkins
President
801 G Street, NW
Washington, DC, United States 20001

Mission: The Family Research Council champions marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society. The Council shapes public debate and formulates public policy that values human life and upholds the institutions of marriage and the family. Believing that God is the author of life, liberty, and the family, FRC promotes the Judeo-Christian world view as the basis for a just, free, and stable society.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Marriage • Cloning/stem cell research • Abortion • Judicial activism • Pornography/sex trafficking • Religious liberties
Phone: 202-822-8138
Fax: 202-296-8061

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
Eugene B. Meyer
President
1776 I Street Northwest, Suite 300
Washington, DC, United States 20006
fedsoc@radix.net

Mission: The Federalist Society is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to the Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. The Society seeks both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Rule of law ~Constitutional law
Phone: 202-772-0400
Fax: 202-772-0401

Fight for Children, Inc.
Keith Gordon
President & CEO
1029 Vermont Avenue, NW Suite 300
Washington, DC, United States 20005
fcc.email@fightforchildren.org

Mission: The mission of Fight For Children is to create brighter futures for children by supporting organizations, initiatives, and programs that provide quality education options and health care opportunities. Founded in 1990, it has raised over $105 million through contributions, matching grants, and public policy initiatives to support more than 140 organizations in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education for children • Health care for children
Phone:

Financial Ready Utah


, AL, United States
info@financialreadyutah.com

Mission: Financial Ready Utah was created by Utah’s CPA community, chambers of commerce, state legislators, community leaders, educators and others who are invested in taking action on securing a sustainable future for our families. Individuals have come forward to leverage their voices in an effort to prepare for a “financial earthquake” in the spirit of Be Ready Utah.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 203-798-9394

The Flagstaff Institute
Douglas W. Bolin
Director
3 Bullet Hill Road
Danbury, CT, United States 06811
director@instflag.org

Mission: Founded in 1976, The Flagstaff Institute is a non-profit research institution dedicated to improved world trade and business. It specializes in research on trade flows of manufactured goods around the world, especially those from the developing countries to the advanced nations. Since 1985, it has managed the private non-profit World Economic Processing Zones Association (WEPZA). The Institute seeks to protect free zone incentives in poor countries, enhance communications among members and users of economic processing zones and free zones, and organize members to coordinate policies to have influence on World Trade Organizations decisions.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Economic processing zones and free zones • World Trade Organization
Phone: 407-251-5130
Fax: 407-251-0023

Florida Family Policy Council
John T. Stemberger
President and General Counsel
4853 South Orange Avenue, Suite C
Orlando, FL, United States 32806
info@flfamily.org

Mission: The Florida Family Policy Council seeks to educate and inform citizens about public policy issues in Florida that would impact marriage, children, and families. Its mission is to strengthen Florida’s families through public policy education, issue research, and grassroots advocacy.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Abortion • Stem-cell research • Euthanasia • Marriage • Abstinence education • Pornography and obscenity laws • School choice • Church/state issues • Religious liberty
Phone: 850-222-5052
Fax: 850-222-7476

Florida TaxWatch Research Institute, Inc.
Dominic M. Calabro
President and CEO
106 North Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL, United States 32302-2209
dcalabro@floridataxwatch.org

Mission: Florida TaxWatch’s mission is to provide the citizens of Florida with high quality independent research and education on government revenues, expenditures, taxation, policies, and programs to promote the effective and efficient use of taxpayer’s dollars and to increase the productivity and accountability of Florida government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Minimum wage • Substitute business communications tax • Educational reform • Florida’s constitutional amendment process
Phone: 719-531-3400
Fax: 719-548-4525

Focus on the Family
Jim Daly
President
8605 Explorer Drive
Colorado Springs, CO, United States 80920
corrdpt@fotf.org

Mission: Focus on the Family’s primary reason for existence is to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in disseminating the Gospel of Jesus Christ to as many people as possible, and, specifically, to accomplish that objective by helping to preserve traditional values and the instruction of the family.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Marriage/divorce • Life issues • Education • Gender issues • Sexuality • Gambling
Phone: 303-494-0280
Fax: 303-494-0280

For Our Grandchildren
Leanne Abdnor
President
128 Iroquois Drive
Boulder, CO, United States 80303
labdnor@forourgrandchildren.org

Mission: The mission of For Our Grandchildren is to educate the American public about the problems ahead in Social Security and the options for reform, including voluntary Personal Retirement Accounts.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Social Security reform
Phone: 202-223-5452
Fax: 202-223-9226

Thomas B. Fordham Foundation
Michael J. Petrilli
President
1016 16th St NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC, United States 20036
backtalk@edexcellence.net

Mission: Through research, analysis, advocacy, and action, the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation strives to improve primary–secondary education and close America’s most vexing achievement gaps by raising standards, strengthening accountability, and expanding the quantity and quality of education options for children. The Foundation advances the reform of American education, nationally and in Ohio, by engaging in solid, cutting-edge research; disseminating information, analysis, opinion, criticism, and encouragement; supporting quality schools and organizations across the nation; sponsoring charter schools in Ohio and building their academic excellence; and engaging federal, state, and local policymakers to embrace promising reform strategies.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Charters and choice in public schools • School standards and accountability • Teacher quality • Special education • Curriculum and instruction
Phone: 202-296-3322

The Foreign Policy Initiative
Chris Griffin
Executive Director
11 Dupont Circle, NW Suite 325
Number 234
Washington, DC, United States 20036
info@foreignpolicyi.org

Mission: In 2009 the United States--and its democratic allies--face many foreign policy challenges. They come from rising and resurgent powers, including China and Russia. They come from other autocracies that violate the rights of their citizens. They come from rogue states that work with each other in ways inimical to our interests and principles, and that sponsor terrorism and pursue weapons of mass destruction. They come from Al Qaeda and its affiliates who continue to plot attacks against the United States and our allies. They come from failed states that serve as havens for terrorists and criminals and spread instability to their neighbors. The United States faces these challenges while engaged in military operations across the globe, including in Iraq and Afghanistan. The sacrifice of American lives and significant economic expenditure in these conflicts has led to warnings of U.S. strategic overreach, and calls for American retrenchment. There are those who hope we can just return to normalcy--to pre-9/11 levels of defense spending and pre-9/11 tactics. They argue for a retreat from America’s global commitments and a renewed focus on problems at home, an understandable if mistaken response to these difficult economic times.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: continued U.S. engagement - robust support for America’s democratic allies - Human Rights - a strong military defense budget - international economic engagement
Phone: 215-732-3774
Fax: 215-732-4401

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
Alan Luxenberg
President
1528 Walnut Street, Suite 610
Philadelphia, PA, United States 19102
fpri@fpri.org

Mission: Founded in 1955, FPRI is dedicated to bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the development of policies that advance U.S. national interests abroad. The Institute works in three areas: research, publication, and education.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: U.S. foreign policy • U.S. defense posture • Secondary school teacher training in history/U.S. foreign policy • Terrorism, counter-terrorism, and homeland security • Middle East diplomacy • East Asian security
Phone: (989) 837-4255

Forum for Citizenship and Enterprise
Glenn Moots
Director
4000 Whiting Dr
Midland, MI, United States 48640
moots@northwood.edu

Mission: The Forum for Citizenship and Enterprise at Northwood University provides resources for understanding and practicing the principles and virtues promoting liberty, ethical conduct, and free enterprise. forum programming is designed to cultivate citizens best able to maintain the rights and responsibilites of a constitutional republic oconsistent with America's Founding Principles.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: *ethics *free enterprise *the Founding *constitutionalism *first principles *free society
Phone: 202-207-0190
Fax: 202-207-0191

Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD)
Clifford D. May
Executive Director
PO Box 33249
Washington, DC, United States 20033
info@defenddemocracy.org

Mission: Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) is a policy institute that focuses on terrorism, the ideologies that drive terrorism, and the policies that can best eradicate terrorism. In addition, FDD promotes freedom, human rights, and the building of democratic institutions. Those affiliated with FDD believe that terrorism is always wrong—that no grievance or complaint justifies the intentional killing of non-combatant men, women, and children—and that democratic societies have a right to defend themselves and an obligation to defend one another.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Global war on terrorism • Promoting democracy and freedom • National security • International relations
Phone: 202-331-1333
Fax: 202-436-9477

The Foundation for Democracy in Africa
Fred O. Oladeinde
President
1200 G Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC, United States 20005
comments@democracy-africa.org

Mission: The Foundation for Democracy in Africa (FDA) was formed in 1994 with the sole mission of helping to integrate African countries into the mainstream of the global economy. It does this by educating leaders in the concepts of democratic capitalism and by promoting this concept among the population at large along with helping African people deal with the challenges arising from the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Africa’s inclusion in the global economy • Democratic capitalism and free enterprise • Economic development • Civil society inclusion in development initiatives • Transportation and international trade • Employment in African development
Phone: 914-591-7230

Foundation for Economic Education
Lawrence Reed
President
1819 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA, United States 30303
support@fee.org

Mission: Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) is devoted to educating people, especially young people, in the principles of free-market economics and individual liberty. FEE is not concerned directly with policy. Rather, it is concerned with ideas—ideas that in the long run will promote policies consistent with free markets and individual liberty. FEE publishes a monthly journal, Ideas on Liberty.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: Economic education • Individual freedom
Phone: 518-383-2598
Fax: 518-383-2841

Foundation for Education Reform & Accountability
Brian Backstrom
President
4 Chelsea Place, 2nd Floor
Clifton Park, NY, United States 12065
info@nyfera.org

Mission: The mission of the Foundation for Education Reform & Accountability is to improve the quality of education in New York by promoting accountability, stimulating innovation, and supporting school choice efforts across the state.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Charter schools • Education unions and interest groups • Federal education policy • Public finance and administration of schools • School choice • Educational standards, curriculum, and testing
Phone: 317-681-0745
Fax: 317-681-0945

The Foundation for Educational Choice
Robert C. Enlow
President and CEO
111 Monument Circle Suite 2650
Indianapolis, IN, United States 46204
rcenlow@friedmanfoundation.org

Mission: The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, dubbed “the nation’s leading voucher advocates” by The Wall Street Journal, is a non-profit organization established in 1996. The origins of the foundation lie in the Friedmans’ long-standing concern about the serious deficiencies in America’s elementary and secondary public schools. The best way to improve the quality of education, they believe, is to enable all parents with the freedom to choose the schools that their children attend. The Friedman Foundation builds upon this vision, clarifies its meaning to the public and amplifies the national call for true education reform through school choice.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: K–12 Education • Parental choice • Teachers unions and teachers • Entrepreneurship in schools
Phone: 850-391-4090
Fax: 786-664-1794

Foundation for Excellence in Education
Patricia Levesque
Executive Director
PO Box 10691
Tallahassee, FL, United States 32302-2691

Mission: Launched by Jeb Bush in 2007, the Foundation for Excellence in Education seeks to identify, reward, and foster replication of excellence in education. The Foundation hopes that by defining, sharing, and adopting the characteristics of greatness in education, public schools can be transformed into world-class learning institutions.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education
Phone: 201-368-2100
Fax: 201-368-3438

Foundation for Free Enterprise
William C. Hanson
Interim President
South 61 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ, United States 07653-0768
info@fffe.org

Mission: The mission of the Foundation for Free Enterprise is to provide leadership in furthering the understanding and appreciation of the free-market system by educating young people and others who will influence the future concerning free-market economics, limited government, individual self-reliance, and the preservation of the entrepreneurial spirit.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Free-enterprise education • Educational resource bank • Seminars for business leaders on free-market effectiveness • Video conferencing capability • Student internship program
Phone: 239-244-8808
Fax: 239-217-4397

Foundation for Government Accountability
Tarren Bragdon
Chief Executive Officer
15275 Collier Boulevard, Suite 201-279
Naples, FL, United States 34119
tbragdon@thefga.org

Mission: The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) believes personal liberty and private enterprise are key to states’ economic future. To advance this vision, FGA develops and promotes public policies that achieve limited, constitutional government and a robust economy that will be an engine for job creation across the states.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Free Markets ~Welfare Reform ~Health Care Reform ~Transparency
Phone: 215-717-3473
Fax: 212-717-3440

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)
Greg Lukianoff
President
510 Walnut St. Suite 1250
Philadelphia, PA, United States 19106
fire@thefire.org

Mission: The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America’s increasingly repressive and partisan colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience—the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. FIRE is not merely another voice in “the culture wars.” It exists for nothing less than to restore to institutions of higher education—through accurate exposure of abuses, strategic and tactical efficiency, a media network, and legal assistance to those helpless before the winds of campus orthodoxy—the core values of liberty, dignity, open debate, and respect of private conscience.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Legal inequality and double standards in the academy • Equal rights on campus for the politically incorrect • Academic freedom and due process • Rights of private and religious conscience • Freedom of speech on campus • Sensitivity training, thought reform, and indoctrination
Phone: 406-585-1776
Fax: 406-585-3000

Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment (FREE)
John A. Baden, Ph.D.
Chairman
PO Box 555
Gallatin Gateway, MT, United States 59730
jbaden@free-eco.org

Mission: FREE advances conservation and environmental values by applying modern science and America’s founding ideals to policy debates. As “intellectual entrepreneurs,” FREE explains how economic incentives, secure property rights, the rule of law, and responsible prosperity foster a healthy environment. While its seminars are explicitly pro-environment, they explain why ecological values are not the only important ones. FREE stresses that trade-offs among competing values are inescapable. The organization shows why it is ethically and materially irresponsible to pretend such choices can be avoided. FREE conducts seminars and conferences and produces books and articles. It focuses on four main audiences: federal judges, law professors, business leaders, and environmental entrepreneurs.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Environmental economics • Science and risk analysis • Biotechnology and genetics • Terrorism • Energy • Civil liberties
Phone: 530-757-4630
Fax: 530-757-4636

Foundation for Teaching Economics
Roger Ream
President
260 Russell Boulevard, Suite B
Davis, CA, United States 95616-3839
information@fte.org

Mission: The Foundation for Teaching Economics is a non-profit entity organized for the purpose of introducing young individuals, selected for their leadership potential, to an economic way of thinking about national and international issues and to promote excellence in economic education by helping teachers of economics become more effective educators.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Economic education in secondary schools • Capitalism and how it benefits the poor • Using experimental education to promote economics
Phone: 571-384-2090
Fax: 571-384-2093

Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity
Nicole Neily
President
107 S. West St Suite 718
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314
info@franklincenterhq.org

Mission: Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity was founded in 2009 to address falling standards in the media as well as a steep falloff in reporting on state government and provides professional training; research, editorial, multimedia and technical support; and assistance with marketing and promoting the work of a nationwide network of nonprofit reporters. Supplementing these efforts is our newly launched Citizen Watchdog program that trains ordinary citizens to report from local communities. Specializing in state and local government, Franklin Center has focused its efforts on reaching maximum penetration within small and mid-sized media markets – on driving a conversation about transparency, accountability, and fiscal responsibility at the grassroots level and putting a human face on public policy. We specialize in reaching a layman’s audience through local media, coordinating our nationwide network to ensure that we are hitting this audience in every state.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 202-624-3011
Fax: 202-303-2134

FRC Action
Tony Perkins
President
801 G Street, NW
Washington, DC, United States 20001

Mission: FRC Action (formerly American Renewal) was created in 1992 to educate the general public and cultural leaders about traditional American values, to promote the philosophy of the Founding Fathers concerning the nature of ordered liberty, and to assist other non-profit organizations in meeting the same objectives. FRC Action has underwritten the costs of video campaigns on public policy issues, supported the drafting and placement of policy advocacy advertising, and undertaken efforts to provide the nation’s political parties with information regarding traditional American values. The organization also lobbies Congress on such issues as abortion, religious persecution, and the defense of marriage.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Partial-birth abortion • U.S.-China policy • Religious persecution • Traditional family and heterosexual marriage
Phone: 703-837-0030
Fax: 703-837-0031

Free Congress Foundation
Jim Gilmore
President and CEO
1423 Powhatan Street, #2
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314
nnn@freecongress.org

Mission: The Free Congress Foundation is dedicated to conservative governance, traditional values, and institutional reform. It is politically conservative—but more than that, it is culturally conservative. The Free Congress Foundation stands firm for the nation’s great, traditional, Judeo-Christian culture against the long slide into cultural and moral decay of political correctness. The Foundation embraces the concept of coalition-building focused on particular issues.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Judicial activism • Technology policy • Privacy issues • Voters’ rights • Cultural conservatism • Grassroots organizing
Phone: 703-356-6912
Fax: 703-356-5085

Free Speech Coalition, Inc.
William J. Olson
Legal Co-Counsel
8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1070
McLean, VA, United States 22102-3860
contactfsc@freespeechcoalition.org

Mission: The Free Speech Coalition, founded in 1993, is a non-partisan group of ideologically diverse non-profit organizations and the for-profit organizations that help them raise funds and implement programs. Its purpose is to protect the First Amendment rights of non-profits and reduce or eliminate the excessive regulatory burdens they face, including the costly and duplicative fund-raising registration requirements now required in almost every state.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Attack over-reaching state charitable solicitation laws • Protecting non-profit donor lists • Opposing restrictions on non-profit issue advocacy • Defend constitutional rights of advocacy organizations • Preserve access of advocacy organizations to non-profit postal rate
Phone: 301-984-8253
Fax: 301-299-5007

The Free State Foundation
Randolph J. May
President
P. O. Box 60680
Potomac, MD, United States 20859
rmay@freestatefoundation.org

Mission: The Free State Foundation is a non-profit Maryland-based think tank. Its purpose to promote, through research and educational activities, understanding of free market, limited government, and rule of law principles in Maryland and throughout the United States.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Internet • Regulation and deregulation • Communications taxes
Phone: 202-331-2777

Freedom Action
Coley Jackson
President
1899 L Street Northwest
Suite 1250
Washington, DC, United States 20036
info@freedomaction.org

Mission: We believe that the federal government has grown far beyond its constitutional authority. It taxes and spends too much of the people’s money, and what it doesn’t take it tries to control through regulations. We believe that it is once again time to stand up for freedom and to put government back inside its constitutional limits. Let’s face it: the believers in more and bigger government are in power in Congress and the Administration. They are aided by the special interests seeking handouts (of the people’s money) that have taken over Washington—environmental pressure groups, big business, labor unions, government workers, lawyers, and lobbyists. Freedom Action's goal is to create a gathering of grassroots activists and make their voices heard above the special interests and big government advocates. We want to mobilize the tens of millions of Americans who believe in freedom and the Constitution in the way that MoveOn has mobilized the big government advocates. Freedom Action’s immediate political goals are to preserve individual rights and to stop the expansion of federal government regulation, spending, and taxation that are being pushed by President Barack Obama and the Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, as well as some Republicans.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Individual Rights • Free Markets • Limited Government • Deregulation • Energy
Phone: 360-956-3482
Fax: 360-352-1874

Freedom Foundation
Tom McCabe
Chief Executive Officer
PO Box 552
Olympia, WA, United States 98507
tengland@myfreedomfoundation.org

Mission: The Freedom Foundation’s (previously known as Evergreen Freedom Foundation) mission is to advance individual liberty, free enterprise, and responsible government. Its efforts center on public policy research and alternatives in these core areas: Washington state budget and tax policy, welfare reform, health care reform, education, and citizenship and governance issues. Essential to the organization are core governing principles that guide its work and help it achieve its mission.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: State budget and taxes • Education • Health care • Citizenship/governance • Teachers’ unions • Welfare reform
Phone: (612) 354-2160
Fax: 612-339-0228

Freedom Foundation of Minnesota
Annette Meeks
CEO
520 Nicollet Mall, Suite 510
Suite 570
Minneapolis, MN, United States 55402
Annette.meeks@freedomfoundationofminnesota.com

Mission: The Freedom Foundation of Minnesota is an independent, non-profit, educational, and research organization that develops and actively advocates the principles of individual freedom, personal responsibility, economic freedom, and limited government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Crime ~Education ~Government reform ~Commerce ~Natural resources ~Health care ~Taxes ~Transportation
Phone: 212-514-8040
Fax: 212-514-8055

Freedom House
Michael J. Abramowitz
Executive Director
120 Wall Street, 26th Floor
New York, NY, United States 10005
info@freedomhouse.org

Mission: Freedom House is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that promotes democracy and freedom throughout the world. It seeks an engaged U.S. foreign policy; evaluates human rights conditions; sponsors public education campaigns; conducts training and assistance programs; and provides support for the rule of law, an independent media, and effective local governance. Established in 1941, Freedom House is based in Washington, D.C., and New York City and has overseas offices in Bucharest, Budapest, Belgrade, Kiev, and Warsaw.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Democracy and democratization • Human rights • Free-market reforms • Independent media • Rule of law • Corruption
Phone: 610-933-8825
Fax: 610-935-0522

Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge
Michael E. Di Yeso
President and CEO
P.O. Box 67
Valley Forge, PA, United States 19481
mdiyeso@ffvf.org

Mission: Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge is a non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization that seeks to educate youth about America’s founding principles and the balance of rights and responsibilities of citizens. Annually, students from all 50 states participate in Freedoms Foundation’s programs, which include U.S. history, core values, the private enterprise system, and constitutional rights and citizens’ responsibilities. To date, more than 100,000 people have been reached through these education and award programs. Additionally, elementary and secondary school educators take part in graduate credit seminars and workshops on effective techniques for teaching citizenship.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: America’s founding principles • Constitutional rights • Citizenship
Phone: 202-783-3870
Fax: 202-942-7649

FreedomWorks
Adam Brandon
President and CEO
400 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 765
Washington, DC, United States 20001
abrandon@freedomworks.org

Mission: FreedomWorks is a non-profit organization that fights for lower taxes, less government, and economic freedom. FreedomWorks unites the nation’s leading advocates of freedom with the power of hundreds of thousands of volunteer members from across the country.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Tax reform • Social Security reform • Tort reform • Economic growth • Welfare reform • School choice
Phone: 703-246-0110
Fax: 703-246-0129

Frontiers of Freedom Institute
George Landrith
Chairman
4094 Majestic Blvd., #380
Fairfax, VA, United States 22033
info@ff.org

Mission: Frontiers of Freedom Institute is dedicated to promoting free market principles and the ideals embodied in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Telecom • Energy • Missile defense • Environmental regulation • Military transformation
Phone: 202-986-0384
Fax: 202-986-0390

The Fund for American Studies
Roger R. Ream
President
1706 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, United States 20009
info@tfas.org

Mission: The Fund for American Studies advances the values of freedom, democracy, and a free-market economy by sponsoring educational programs of the highest quality for students with outstanding leadership potential. These programs throughout the world prepare young people for honorable leadership by educating them in the theory, practice, and benefits of a free society.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Higher education • Journalism • Philanthropy • International education • Government relations
Phone: 703-934-6101
Fax: 703-352-8678

Future of Freedom Foundation
Jacob Hornberger
President
11350 Random Hills Road, Suite 800
Fairfax, VA, United States 22030
fff@fff.org

Mission: The Future of Freedom Foundation’s mission is to provide an uncompromising moral, philosophical, and economic case for individual liberty, free markets, and limited government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: War on terrorism • Iraq War • Drug war • Education • Welfare state • Foreign policy
Phone: 703-299-8900
Fax: 703-299-0721

Galen Institute
Grace-Marie Turner
President
PO Box 320010
Alexandria, VA, United States 22320
galen@galen.org

Mission: The Galen Institute’s mission is to advance a national dialogue on fresh approaches to the many challenges facing the health care system. The Galen Institute believes that consumers and their physicians should have authority and responsibility over their own health care decisions; that a consumer-driven market will lower costs, promote innovation, expand choice, and increase access to better medical care; that the vibrant free market will encourage research and innovation and provide better access to new medical technologies; and that updating outmoded tax policy will facilitate greater access to more affordable health insurance.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Consumer-driven health care • Medicare and Medicaid reform • Health care deregulation • Privately-owned medical coverage • Public policy consensus building • Communication and public education on free-market health reform
Phone:

Generation Opportunity
Evan Feinberg
President
PO Box 100716
Arlington, VA, United States 22210
info@generationopportunity.org

Mission: Generation Opportunity is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that seeks to educate and organize young Americans on the challenges facing our nation. We are committed to addressing and working toward solutions on immediate challenges, such as the lack of job opportunities, as well as the broader underlying issues, such as debt and federal spending, that impact our economic future and sustainability.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Jobs and Unemployment ~National Debt and Federal Spending ~American Competitiveness ~Education ~Energy ~Health Care
Phone: 571-970-3180
Fax: 571-370-3192

George C. Marshall Institute
John Sheldon
Executive Director
1621 N Kent St Ste 603
Arlington, VA, United States 22209-2119
info@marshall.org

Mission: The George C. Marshall Institute is a non-profit institution dedicated to encouraging the use of sound science in making public policy. Decisions and conclusions about many public policy matters are shaped by advances in science and technology.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Global climate change • National missile defense • Civic environmentalism • Science policymaking • Bioterrorism • Space exploration
Phone: 770-242-0001
Fax: 770-242-0501

Georgia Center for Opportunity
Randy Hicks
President
333 Research Court, Suite 210
Norcross, GA, United States 30092
randy@georgiaopportunity.org

Mission: Georgia Center for Opportunity is an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to increasing opportunity and improving the quality of life for all Georgians. We research solutions to society’s most pressing challenges, promote those solutions to policymakers and the public, and help innovative social enterprises deliver results on the ground.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Independence ~Responsibility ~Civil Society ~Stronger Families ~Collaboration ~Evidence
Phone: 404-256-4050
Fax: 404-256-9909

Georgia Public Policy Foundation
Kelly McCutchen
President
3200 Cobb Galleria Parkway
Suite 214
Atlanta, GA, United States 30339
kmccutchen@georgiapolicy.org

Mission: The mission of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation is to be the most respected and influential source of public policy research, analysis, and education in Georgia. The Foundation is a champion of personal and economic freedom and is committed to providing a free-market perspective based on the principles of limited government, respect for the lives and property of others, and responsibility and accountability for one’s actions. Its long-term goal is to make Georgia a better place to live and work for future generations.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Education ~Health care ~Transportation ~Legal reform ~Land use ~Water
Phone: 804-693-2645

The Gloucester Institute
Kay Coles James
President
6498 Allmondsville Road
Gloucester, VA, United States 23061
info@gloucesterinstitute.org

Mission: The Gloucester Institute is committed to providing an intellectually safe environment where ideas can be discussed and transformed into practical solutions that produce results.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: African-American community • Social ideas • Economic ideas • Political ideas
Phone: 602-462-5000
Fax: 602-256-7045

Goldwater Institute
Darcy A. Olsen
President
500 East Coronado Road
Phoenix, AZ, United States 85004
info@goldwaterinstitute.org

Mission: The Goldwater Institute is an independent, non-partisan, research, and educational organization devoted to the study of Arizona public policy. Through its research papers, editorials, and policy briefings, the Institute promotes public policy founded on the principles of limited government, economic freedom, and individual responsibility.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Privatization • Health/welfare/children’s issues • Transportation • Regulatory reform • Urban growth • Education
Phone: 214-302-0406

Goodman Institute
John C. Goodman
President
6335 W Northwest Hwy - #2111
Dallas, TX, United States 75225
info@goodmaninstitute.org

Mission:
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~ Health ~ Entitlements ~ Taxes
Phone: 808-591-9193
Fax: 808-356-1690

Grassroot Institute of Hawaii
Keli'i Akina
President
1050 Bishop St. #508
Honolulu, HI, United States 96813
info@grassrootinstitute.org

Mission: The mission of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is to improve public understanding of the critical need for individual autonomy if liberty is to prevail. Through insightful analysis, scholarly research, and thoughtful recommendations, the Institute promotes a civil society as well as individual authority, responsibility, and accountability. Its education mission encompasses public forums, speeches, and media outreach.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~accountability ~school choice ~transportation ~health care ~health insurance ~reduce size and scope of government ~individual liberty
Phone: 605-334-9400
Fax: 605-731-0043

Great Plains Public Policy Institute
Ron Williamson
President
P.O. Box 88138
Sioux Falls, SD, United States 57109
ron.williamson@greatplainsppi.org

Mission: The mission of the Great Plains Public Policy Institute is to formulate and promote free enterprise solutions to public policy problems based on the principles of individual responsibility, limited government, privatization, and traditional American values.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Limited government ~Taxation ~Education
Phone: 317-536-1027
Fax: 317-921-9443

Greater Educational Opportunities Foundation
Kevin Teasley
President
1630 N. MERIDIAN STREET, SUITE 350
Indianapolis, IN, United States 46202
teasleygeo@aol.com

Mission: The Greater Educational Opportunities Foundation (GEO) believes that all children should have access to a quality education. GEO embraces all quality educational options that enable parents to help their children learn and schools succeed. Through an aggressive community outreach and the introduction of options that empower families, GEO strives to make educational choice a reality for all families.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Charter schools • No Child Left Behind • After school tutoring • Parent training and empowerment • Tax credits
Phone: 310-465-1470
Fax: 310-465-1471

A. C. Green Youth Foundation
A. C. Green, Jr.
President
904 Silver Spur Road, Suite 416
Rolling Hills, CA, United States 90274
info@acgreen.com

Mission: The goal of the A. C. Green Youth Foundation is to serve both the youth and the communities in which they live by providing information about sexual abstinence and social issues that concern young people and educating them to make responsible choices to prepare them for their future.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Summer leadership camps • Abstinence education via Web site and curriculum
Phone: 703-321-8585
Fax: 703-321-8408

Gun Owners of America
Tim Macy
Chairman
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102
Springfield, VA, United States 22151
goamail@gunowners.org

Mission: goamail@gunowners.org • www.gunowners.org Gun Owners of America exists to promote the Second Amendment in an uncompromising fashion through the concentrated efforts of 300,000 members. Firearms are viewed as a freedom issue. Gun control laws have been shown to have nothing to do with reducing crime, but they have unfailingly been the tool of tyrants. The Second Amendment is an absolute right, as evidenced by the Founders’ language, “shall not be infringed.”
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Repeal of all federal firearms laws • Repeal all state and local firearms laws under the terms of the 14th Amendment • Defend gun owners prosecuted for self defense uses of firearms and possession of firearms when prosecuted for violations of unconstitutional laws through the Gun Owners Foundation • Correct judicial usurpation • Remove criminal law jurisdiction from the federal level where there is no constitutional authority for it
Phone: 808-203-6704
Fax: 808-261-7022

Hawaii Family Forum
Eva Andrade
Executive Director
6301 Pali Highway
Kaneohe, HI, United States 96744
info@hawaiifamilyforum.org

Mission: Hawaii Family Forum (HFF) is a non-profit, pro-family, policy education and research organization committed to the preservation and strengthening of families in Hawaii. While a legally independent entity, HFF is associated with Dr. James Dobson’s Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and is part of the network of Family Policy Councils.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Stopping the legalization of physician-assisted suicide • Traditional marriage • Parental consent laws and abortion legislation • Gambling • Protection of children from sexual exploitation • Religious freedom
Phone: 312-377-4000
Fax: 312-377-5000

Heartland Institute
Tim Huelskamp
President and CEO
3939 North Wilke Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL, United States 60004
think@heartland.org

Mission: The Heartland Institute is an independent, non-profit center for public policy research. Heartland’s mission is to be an indispensable source of research and news for journalists and the nation’s 8,000 state and federal elected officials. It operates PolicyBot, an online database and search engine, giving customers instant access to over 8,000 documents from 300 think tanks and advocacy groups. Heartland also publishes a bimonthly magazine, three monthly newspapers, a monthly members’ newsletter, policy studies, books, videos, and other products.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Environment • School reform • Health care • Budget and taxation
Phone: 202-548-6254

Heritage Action for America
Michael A. Needham
Chief Executive Officer
214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Suite 400
Washington, DC, United States 20002
info@heritageforamerica.org

Mission: Heritage Action for America is a unique combination of top-notch conservative policy analysis, a widely respected government relations team and dedicated grassroots activists that advance conservative policy. As a 501(c)(4) organization, Heritage Action for America allows unprecedented coordination and communication with concerned citizens who want to be part of their national dialogue. The mission of Heritage Action is to speak directly to the American people and help them break through the establishment in Washington to hold Congress accountable to conservative principles.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Health Policy • Governtment Spending and Acountability • Debt • Energy and Environment Policy • Defense • Grass Roots Strategy
Phone: 202-546-4400
Fax: 202-546-8328

The Heritage Foundation
Ed Feulner
President
214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC, United States 20002
info@heritage.org

Mission: Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institute—a think tank—whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: American leadership • Education • Energy and environment • Entitlements • Enterpreneurship • Family and religion • First principles • Health care • Judicial system • National security
Phone: 703-535-8774
Fax: 703-535-8776

High Frontier
Henry Cooper
Director
500 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314
high.frontier@verizon.net

Mission: High Frontier was formed to examine the potential for defending America against missile attack. High Frontier played a principal role in developing the basis for President Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). As a non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization, High Frontier continues to inform the public about the clear, present, and growing threat of ballistic missiles and their weapons of mass destruction and to recommend cost-effective defense concepts that can be deployed in the near future.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Ballistic missile defense • Terrorism • Defense spending • Proliferation • Military readiness • Weapons of mass destruction
Phone: 703-717-6481

Hispanic American Center for Economic Research
Alejandro Chafuen, Ph.D
Chairman
910 17th Street, NW, Suite 312
Washington, DC, United States 20006-2626
info@hacer.org

Mission: The Hispanic American Center for Economic Research’s goal is to promote the study of issues pertinent to the countries of Hispanic America as well as Hispanic Americans living in the United States, especially as they relate to the values of personal and economic liberty, limited government under the rule of law, and individual responsibility.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Security and defense • Economic forecasting • Political forecasting • Policy reform expertise • Rule of law
Phone: 202-625-6766
Fax: 202-625-6767

Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options
Anthony J. Colón
President
4095 State Road 7 Ste L #151
Wellington, FL, United States 33449
info@hcreo.org

Mission: The mission of the Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options is to improve educational outcomes for Hispanic children by empowering families through parental choice in education.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Parental empowerment through school choice • Building and developing membership • Working with and through like-minded organizations • Geographic target expansions • K–12 projects that will increase the educational outcomes of Latino Children
Phone: 540-338-5600
Fax: 540-338-2733

Home School Legal Defense Association
J. Michael Smith
President
PO Box 3000
Purcellville, VA, United States 20134
info@hslda.org

Mission: The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) works to preserve freedom, protect families, and promote home schooling. HSLDA secures home school freedoms by defending and representing families in court, in state legislatures, in Congress, in the media, and through research.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Home schooling freedom • Parental rights • Fourth Amendment protection of homes • Registration of voters • Protection of marriage
Phone: 650-723-1754
Fax: 650-723-1687

Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace
John Raisian
Director
434 Galvez Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA, United States 94305-6010
horaney@hoover.stanford.edu

Mission: The Hoover Institution is a public policy research center devoted to advanced study of politics, economics and political economy—both domestic and foreign—as well as international affairs. With its world-renowed group of scholars and ongoing programs of policy-oriented research, the Institution puts its accumulated knowledge to work as a prominent contributor to the world marketplace of ideas defining a free society. The principles of individual, economic, and political freedom, private enterprise, and representative govenment were fundamental to the vision of the Institution’s founder. By collecting knowledge, generating ideas, and disseminating both, the Institution seeks to secure and safeguard peace, improve the human condition, and limit governmental intrusion into the lives of individuals.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Economic growth, productivity growth, human capital accumulation • The rule of law, importance of property rights, assessment of commerce regulation • Size and effectiveness of government • American individualism and philosophic value • Evolving democratic capitalism and the historical end of communism • National security, international rivalries, and global cooperation
Phone: 916-444-9950
Fax: 916-444-9823

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
Kris Vosburgh
Executive Director
921 11th Street, Suite 1201
Sacramento, CA, United States 95814
info@hjta.org

Mission: The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is dedicated to the protection of Proposition 13 and the advancement of taxpayers’ rights including the right to limited taxation, the right to vote on tax increases, and the right of economical, equitable, and efficient use of taxpayer dollars.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Protect Proposition 13 • Tax and expenditure limitation ballot measures • Address waste, fraud, and abuse in California state and local government • Legislative report card • California state budget • Political reform
Phone: 202-974-2400
Fax: 202-974-2410

Hudson Institute
Kenneth R. Weinstein
Chief Executive Officer
1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW Frnt
Washington, DC, United States 20004-2413
info@hudson.org

Mission: Hudson Institute is a non-partisan policy research organization dedicated to innovative research and analysis that promotes global security, prosperity, and freedom.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Islam • Middle East policy • European studies • Eurasian policy • Latin American studies • U.S.-Asia relations • Human rights and religious freedom • Global food issues • Environmental studies • Philanthropy and civic renewal • Global prosperity • Foreign aid and economic development • United Nations • Labor and employment policy • Economic policy
Phone: 208.258.2280
Fax: 208.965.8111

Idaho Freedom Foundation
Wayne Hoffman
President
2404 Bank Drive, Suite 314
Boise, ID, United States 83705
wayne@idahofreedom.net

Mission: The Idaho Freedom Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational and research organization that develops and advocates the principles of individual liberty, personal responsibility, private property rights, economic freedom, and limited government. The Foundation’s mission is to keep Idaho free by generating research and data on key issues, and recommending the findings to opinion leaders, policymakers, media and the citizens of Idaho.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: ~individual liberty ~personal responsibility ~private property rights ~economic freedom ~limited government
Phone: 630-790-8370
Fax: 630-790-8390

Illinois Family Institute
David Smith
Executive Director
18470 Thompson Ct Ste 2A
Tinley Park, IL, United States 60477-6774
info@illinoisfamily.org

Mission: The mission of the Illinois Family Institute (IFI) is to create an environment where families can flourish by equipping churches and influencing public policymakers through leadership, information, and training. IFI’s work includes social policy research and publications and educating and mobilizing citizens for social action.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sanctity of life • Defending marriage • Homosexual agenda • Decency/pornography • Education • Religious freedom
Phone: 312-346-5700
Fax: 312-346-5755

Illinois Policy Institute
John Tillman
CEO
190 South LaSalle Street
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL, United States 60603
jtillman@illinoispolicyinstitute.org

Mission: The Illinois Policy Institute’s mission is to preserve and strengthen the societal foundations of the Land of Lincoln. Through the promotion of the benefits of limited government, competitive private enterprise, as well as Illinois’ critical cultural and political institutions via rigorous inquiry, debate, and writing the Institute strives to unleash the full potential of the citizens of Illinois to lead good and productive lives.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Health care ~Economic and fiscal issues ~Education reform ~Illinois and the world ~Technology and the world
Phone: 217-528-8800
Fax: 217-528-8808

Illinois Policy Insitute - Springfield
Kristina Rasmussen
Executive Vice President
802 South 2nd Street
2nd Floor
Springfield, IL, United States 62704
krasmussen@illinoispolicyinstitute.org

Mission: The Illinois Policy Institute’s mission is to preserve and strengthen the societal foundations of the Land of Lincoln. Through the promotion of the benefits of limited government, competitive private enterprise, as well as Illinois’ critical cultural and political institutions via rigorous inquiry, debate, and writing the Institute strives to unleash the full potential of the citizens of Illinois to lead good and productive lives.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Health care • Economic and fiscal issues • Education reform • Illinois and the world • Technology and the world
Phone: 312-427-0087
Fax: 312-427-5139

Illinois Taxpayer Education Foundation
Jim Tobin
President
378 Taxpayers United of America 205 W. Randolph Street, Suite 1305
Chicago, IL, United States 60606
itef@ntui.org

Mission: The Illinois Taxpayer Education Foundation (ITEF) is a non-profit, charitable 501 (c) (3) organization conducting research on facts, methods, and principles of taxation, government spending and public attitudes on these subjects.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Taxes • Government Spending • Public Attitudes on Taxation
Phone: 303-279-6536
Fax: 303-279-4176

Independence Institute
Jon Charles Caldara
President
727 East 16th Avenue
Denver, CO, United States 80203
jon@i2i.org

Mission: The Independence Institute is a Colorado-based think tank founded on the principle of individual responsibility and the small-government philosophy of the Declaration of Independence. The Institute publishes issues papers, editorials, books, and op-eds. It also holds legislative briefings, symposiums, and produces a weekly PBS television program.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Education reform ~Transportation ~Fiscal policy ~Health care ~Second Amendment ~Property rights
Phone: 510-632-1366
Fax: 510-568-6040

The Independent Institute
David J. Theroux
Founder and President
100 Swan Way
Oakland, CA, United States 94621-1428
info@independent.org

Mission: The Independent Institute is a non-partisan, scholarly, public policy research and educational organization that sponsors comprehensive studies of social and economic issues. Institute studies are widely distributed as books -- The Independent Review (quarterly journal), Independent Policy Reports, The Lighthouse (weekly email newsletter), and other publications -- and form the basis for numerous conferences and media programs for leaders in academia, business, policymaking, the media as well as the general public.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Taxation • Money, banking, and finance • Environment • Employment and unemployment • Criminal justice and liability • Health care • K-12 Education • Higher Education • Constitutional Law • Civil Liberties • Energy • Governement Spending and Debt • Intellectual Property
Phone: 202-857-5201
Fax: 202-429-9574

Independent Women's Forum (IWF)
Sabrina Schaeffer
Executive Director
1875 I Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC, United States 20006
info@iwf.org

Mission: The Independent Women’s Forum was established to combat the women-as-victim, pro-big-government ideology of radical feminism. IWF seeks to restore, strengthen, and extend that which promotes women’s well being by advancing the principles of self-reliance, political freedom, economic liberty, and personal responsibility.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Women and workplace • School choice • International women’s freedom • Social Security reform • Taxes • Personal responsibility and self respect among women
Phone: 317-423-9178
Fax: 314-423-9421

Indiana Family Institute
Curt Smith
President
3600 West 96th Street
Indianapolis, IN, United States 46268
ifi@hoosierfamily.org

Mission: The Indiana Family Institute is a faith-based, non-partisan public education and research organization. Its mission is two-fold: to preserve pro-family policy already within state government and push for additional policies that will strengthen Indiana families and to work with churches, lay leaders, government, groups, and organizations to promote and implement effective marriage ministry and marriage enrichment programs.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Marriage • Divorce • Same-sex marriage • Abortion • Family values • Relationship skills education
Phone: (260) 417-4094

Indiana Policy Review Foundation
T. Craig Ladwig
Director
PO Box 5166
Fort Wayne, IN, United States 46895
cladwig@inpolicy.org

Mission: The mission of the Indiana Policy Review Foundation is to marshal the best thought on governmental, economic, and educational issues at the state and municipal levels. The Foundation seeks to accomplish this in ways that exalt the truths of the Declaration of Independence, especially as they apply to the interrelated freedoms of religion, property, and speech; emphasize the primacy of the individual in addressing public concerns; and recognize that equality of opportunity is sacrificed in pursuit of equality of results.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Private property ~Land use ~Municipal annexation ~Hiring quotas ~Local government ~Education funding
Phone: 213-617-0414
Fax: 213-617-1314

Individual Rights Foundation
Manuel S. Klausner
General Counsel
PO 361269
Los Angeles, CA, United States 90036
mklaus@aol.com

Mission: The Individual Rights Foundation (IRF) is the legal arm of the David Horowitz Freedom Center. IRF litigates to defend individual rights with particular focus on free speech and civil rights, including challenges to governmental racial preferences, governmental ideological and political discrimination, and misuse of public funds for partisan political advocacy in election campaigns.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Combating racial preferences • Combating political and ideological discrimination in public schools and universities • Supporting the Boy Scouts in defending their First Amendment rights • Combating the use of taxpayer funds for partisan and political advocacy • Defending controversial speech from intimidation by threats of defamation suits • Defending free speech from infringement by overly-broad interpretations of sexual harassment law
Phone: 213-740-6495
Fax: 213-740-6650

Initiative and Referendum Institute
M. Dane Waters
Founder and Chairman
USC School of Law
Los Angeles, CA, United States 90089-0071
mdanewaters@iandrinstitute.org,

Mission: Founded in 1998, the Initiative and Referendum Institute (IRI) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to tracking political trends on its award-winning Web site and through its Ballotwatch service. The mission of IRI is to research and develop clear analysis of the initiative process and its use; to inform and educate the public about the process and its effects; and to provide effective leadership in litigation, defending the initiative process and the right of citizens to reform their government. IRI provides expert opinion for journalists and policymakers, hosts international conferences, and publishes policy monographs, reference books, and scholarly work. IRI is active in Europe through its sister organization, IRI-Europe, based in Amsterdam.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Study of initiative, referendum and recall
Phone: 800-326-0263
Fax: 510-238-8440

Institute for Contemporary Studies
Robert B. Hawkins, Jr.
President and CEO
3100 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA, United States 94611
mail@icspress.com

Mission: The Institute for Contemporary Studies (ICS) believes that men and women who control their lives through self-governing institutions live more productive lives. The information age is ushering in exciting new possibilities for people everywhere to expand their self-governing capabilities. These possibilities will only be realized when people have the necessary knowledge, practical information, and leadership. ICS is committed to promoting self-governing ways of life by working on all three of these important components.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Empowerment • Governance and leadership • Educational choice • Civic education • Entrepreneurship • Environment
Phone:

Institute for Corean-American Studies
Synja P. Kim
President and Chairman
965 Clover Court
Blue Bell, PA, United States 19422
icas@icasinc.org

Mission: Established in 1973, Institute for Corean-American Studies (ICAS) is a non-profit, non-partisan, and private educational and research organization incorporated in Pennsylvania to enhance cooperation and to pursue peace and prosperity in association with people of mutual interests, with a special emphasis on multilateral relations between the United States and Asia–Pacific Rim nations. ICAS is not an agent of any government and is solely supported by voluntary contributions. ICAS maintains a roster of Fellows from around the world.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: International relations • Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia • Economy and security • Arms control • Immigration and citizenship • American founding principles
Phone: 202.621.2950
Fax: 713-974-1918

Institute for Energy Research
Thomas J. Pyle
President
1155 15th St NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC, United States 20005
bcole@ierdc.org

Mission: Founded in 1989, the Institute for Energy Research (IER) conducts historical research and evaluates public policies in the oil, gas, coal, orimulsion, and electric markets. Through publications, speeches, and media attention, IER articulates free market positions that respect private property rights and promote efficient outcomes for energy consumers and producers. Funding for the Institute is entirely through the tax-deductible contributions of individuals, foundations, and corporations. Government funding is neither solicited nor accepted to retain IER’s status as a private-sector institution.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Energy policy
Phone: 703-962-7877

Institute for Faith, Work & Economics
Hugh C. Whelchel
Executive Director
8400 Westpark Drive
Suite 100
McLean, VA, United States 22102
info@tifwe.org

Mission: Our mission is to educate and inspire Christians to live out a Biblical theology that integrates faith, work, and economics.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Debt, Economic Philosophy, Equality, Foundational Principles, Freedom, Image of God, Law, Limited Government, Private Property, Public Choice, Scarcity, Taxes, The Poor, Wealth Creation, Work
Phone: 617-492-2116
Fax: 617-492-8242

Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis
Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr.
President
PO Box 390960 770 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA, United States 02139
mail@ifpa.org

Mission: Founded in 1976, the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA) is an independent and non-partisan research and strategic planning organization that specializes in issues of national security, foreign policy, political economics, and government-industrial relations. Building on thorough and innovative analysis, the Institute and its small-business subsidiary, National Security Planning Associates (NSPA), provide tailored briefings for government agencies, military planners, and corporate executives; public forums for the broader discussion of issues critical to the U.S. policy-planning process; reports, point papers, policy recommendations, and monograph- or book-length studies for dissemination to a wide audience of key policymakers; major conferences, seminars, training workshops, and simulation exercises; and quick-reaction assessments of breaking events.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: National security strategy and planning • Euro-Atlantic security policies and institutions • Asian-Pacific, Middle East and Persian Gulf security • Counterproliferation policies and strategies • Theater missile defense • Geopolitical energy security
Phone: 703-894-6800
Fax: 703-894-6811

Institute for Free Speech
Bradley A. Smith
Chairman and Co-Founder
124 S. West Street, Suite 201
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314

Mission: The Institute for Free Speech (IFS) promotes and defends the First Amendment rights to freely speak, assemble, publish, and petition the government through strategic litigation, communication, activism, training, research, and education. Our dedicated professional staff works tirelessly to protect political speech under these freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment. We are the nation’s largest organization dedicated solely to protecting First Amendment political speech rights.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Campaign finance reform • Elections
Phone: 703-993-4880
Fax: 703-993-4890

Institute for Humane Studies (IHS)
Emily Chamlee-Wright
President
3434 Washington Blvd., MS 1C5
Arlington, VA, United States 22201
ihs@gmu.edu

Mission: The mission of IHS is to support the achievement of a freer society by facilitating the development of students, scholars, and other intellectuals who share an interest in liberty and who demonstrate the potential to advance the principles and practice of freedom. IHS awards scholarships to university students from around the world and sponsors the attendance of hundreds of students at its summer seminars and other programs designed to assist students into careers in academia, journalism, policy, and film. IHS hosts a job bank and provides other intellectual and career resources on its Web sites, theihs.org and libertyguide.com.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 703-682-9320
Fax: 703-682-9321

Institute for Justice
Scott Bullock
President and General Counsel
901 North Glebe Road, Suite 900
Arlington, VA, United States 22203
general@ij.org

Mission: Through strategic litigation, training, communication, and outreach, the Institute for Justice (IJ) advances a rule of law under which individuals can control their own destinies as free and responsible members of society. It litigates to secure economic liberty, school choice, private property rights, freedom of speech, and other vital individual liberties, and to restore constitutional limits on the power of government. In addition, it trains law students, lawyers, and policy activists in the tactics of public interest litigation to advance individual rights. Through these activities, IJ challenges the ideology of the welfare state and illustrates and extends the benefits of freedom to those whose full enjoyment of liberty is denied by government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Property rights • First Amendment • Economic liberty
Phone: 480-557-8300
Fax: 480-557-8305

Institute for Justice - Arizona Chapter
Tim Keller
Executive Director
398 South Mill Avenue
Tempe, AZ, United States 85281
tkeller@ij.org

Mission: Through strategic litigation, training, communication, and outreach, the Institute for Justice Arizona Chapter advances a rule of law under which Arizonans can control their own destinies as free and responsible citizens. The Arizona Chapter works to vindicate the Arizona Constitution’s protections of individual liberty by leveraging resources through a network of volunteer lawyers and working closely with like-minded policy organizations.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Private property rights • Economic liberty • School choice • Free speech
Phone: 612-435-3451
Fax: 612-435-5875

Institute for Justice - Minnesota Chapter
Lee McGrath
Executive Director
520 Nicollet Mall, Suite 550
Minneapolis, MN, United States 55402

Mission: The mission of the Institute for Justice (IJ) Minnesota Chapter is to advance a rule of law under which Minnesotans and all Americans may realize their aspirations as free and responsible members of civil society. Collaborating with IJ’s other offices and like-minded organizations and individuals, IJ-Minnesota litigates in courts in Minnesota and around the country to establish greater protection of liberties under state constitutions and strengthen rights under the U.S. Constitution.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Private property rights • Economic liberty • School choice • Free speech
Phone: 206-341-9300
Fax: 206-341-9311

Institute for Justice - Washington Chapter
William Maurer
Executive Director
Bellevue Place 10500 NE 8th Street, #1760
Bellevue, WA, United States 98004

Mission: The Institute for Justice Washington Chapter (IJ-WA) works to vindicate the constitutional rights of the residents of the Evergreen State. From its offices in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood, IJ-WA litigates in the areas of economic liberty, educational choice, property rights, and free speech. The Washington Chapter specifically concentrates on cases involving those rights secured by the Washington State Constitution.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Private property rights • Economic liberty • School choice • Free speech
Phone: 773-834-3129
Fax: 773-834-3130

Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship
Beth Kregor
Director
The University of Chicago Law School, Arthur Kane Center for Clinical Legal Studies
6020 South University Avenue
Chicago, IL, United States 60637-2704

Mission: The Clinic is a joint project of the Institute for Justice (IJ), the nation’s premier public interest advocate for economic liberty, and the University of Chicago Law School, one of the world’s leading legal academies. The IJ Clinic teams lower-income entrepreneurs with some of the nation’s brightest law students to provide entry-level business people with the legal support they need to pursue their dreams.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Legal support for lower-income entrepreneurs
Phone: 785-864-3701
Fax: 785-864-3683

Institute for Policy and Social Research (IPSR)
Steven Maynard-Moody
Director
1541 Lilac Lane
607 Blake Hall
Lawrence, KS, United States 66044-3177
ipsr@ku.edu

Mission: IPSR brings together social scientists from a broad range of disciplines to pursue and conduct sponsored research at the international, national, regional, state, and local levels. IPSR-affiliated faculty represent disciplines such as economics, education, environmental studies, geography, political science, public administration, social welfare, sociology, and urban planning.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Metropolitan studies • Economic and business analysis • International policy • Environment
Phone: 972-874-5139
Fax: 972-874-5144

Institute for Policy Innovation
Tom Giovanetti
President
1320 Greenway Drive, Suite 820
Irving, TX, United States 75038
ipi@ipi.org

Mission: Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) is a non-profit educational organization that conducts research and develops and promotes innovative and non-partisan solutions to today’s public policy problems. Its focus is on developing new approaches to governing that harness the strengths of individual choice, limited government, and free markets. IPI emphasizes getting its studies into the hands of the press and policymakers so that the ideas they contain can be applied to the challenges facing us today.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Tax reform • Estate tax reform • Privatizing Social Security disability • Social Security reform • Education choice
Phone: 202-659-0581
Fax: 202-659-0582

The Institute for Responsible Citizenship
William A. Keyes, IV
President
1227 25th Street, NW, Sixth Floor
Washington, DC, United States 20037
william_a_keyes@yahoo.com

Mission: The Institute for Responsible Citizenship identifies (minority) students of impeccable character, unblemished reputation, and demonstrated ability who are interested in careers in law, public service, education, journalism, business, and the ministry; arranges internships to help the students prepare for such careers; provides academic training that will inspire them to be responsible citizens throughout their productive lives; and equips them to be catalysts for improved race relations.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Flat tax • Social Security reform • Affirmative action • Multiculturalism
Phone: 914-686-7112
Fax: 914-686-0581

Institute for SocioEconomic Studies
Helen Gibbs
Communications Director
10 New King Street
White Plains, NY, United States 10604
mail@socioeconomic.org

Mission: The mission of the non-profit Institute for SocioEconomic Studies is to conduct research, to educate, and pto romote understanding in areas such as the quality of life, social motivation, poverty, urban regeneration, the problems of the elderly, economic development, and health care reform.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Welfare reform • Consumer-based health care reform
Phone: 636-949-4742
Fax: 636-949-4992

Institute for Study of Economics and the Environment
Kenneth W. Chilton, Ph.D.
Director
Lindenwood University, 209 South Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO, United States 63301
kchilton@lindenwood.edu

Mission: The Institute’s mission is to improve student and public understanding of the basic economic concepts that can be used to guide effective and efficient environmental policymaking.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Energy resources • Clean air • Sustainable development • Private conservation • Climate change
Phone: 414-288-5775
Fax: 414-288-6199

Institute for the Transformation of Learning
Howard L. Fuller
Founder and Director
750 North 18th Street
Milwaukee, WI, United States 53233
fullerweb@yahoo.com

Mission: The Institute for the Transformation of Learning is an education reform organization working across system boundaries to develop a new community of learning infrastructures that build and maintain learning environments focusing on student achievement. The Institute also works to empower families, particularly low-income families, to choose the best options for their children.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Developing a school development and design center • Providing technical assistance to charter schools • Education reform
Phone: 703-471-8750
Fax: 703-471-8409

Institute for Youth Development
W. Shepherd Smith
President
22 Cortlandt Street, 33rd Floor
New York, NY, United States 10007
info@youthdevelopment.org

Mission: The Institute for Youth Development (IYD) encourages young people to avoid behaviors that jeopardize their health and well being by promoting integrated prevention messages and skills. IYD conducts research, promotes messages, and devises comprehensive programs targeting American youth to avoid five interconnected unhealthy risk behaviors: alcohol, drugs, sex, tobacco, and violence. IYD believes that if parents and adults provide children and teens with consistent risk-avoidance messages, young people are capable of choosing to avoid these behaviors altogether, especially if they are empowered by positive relationships with parents and family.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Youth and tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, sexual activity, and violence • Risk behavior interconnections • Age of risk behavior debut • Parent/child connections as protective for youth risk behavior • Parent education • Role of the faith community in helping youth avoid harmful behaviors
Phone: 907-771-2444
Fax: 907-771-2466

Institute of the North
Nils Andreassen
Executive Director
715 L Street, Suite 300
Anchorage, AK, United States 99501
akdialogue@institutenorth.org

Mission: Founded by former Alaska Governor and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Walter J. Hickel, the Institute of the North focuses on strategic issues affecting Alaska, national energy and defense policy, the Arctic, and management of commonly-owned land, the seas, and resources worldwide.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Energy and public lands • Arctic policy and infrastructure • Missile defense • Law of the sea • Alaska statehood compact • Common property regimes
Phone: 202-462-2101
Fax: 202-464-0335

The Institute of World Politics (IWP)
John Lenczowski
President
1521 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC, United States 20036
info@iwp.edu

Mission: The Institute of World Politics is a graduate school of statecraft and national security affairs dedicated to helping develop leaders with a sound understanding of international realities and the ethical conduct of statecraft based on knowledge and appreciation of the principles of the American political economy and the Western moral tradition.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: National security • Intelligence and counterintelligence • Statecraft and U.S. foreign policy • Regime change and democracy building • International relations • Public diplomacy
Phone: 202-682-4131
Fax: 202-682-4136

Institute on Religion and Democracy
Mark Tooley
President
1023 15th Street, NW, Suite 601
Washington, DC, United States 20005
info@theird.org

Mission: Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD) monitors and counters the political influences of the religious left. IRD helps members of mainline churches work to reclaim their denominations from far-left church officials, critiques radical feminist theology, defends orthodox Christianity as a force for societal cohesion and renewal, and works to defend persecuted Christians overseas.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: International religious liberty • Defending marriage • Radical feminism • War on terror • Religious-left lobbying in Washington • Islam • Church reform • Historic Christian doctrine and democracy
Phone: 212-627-1985
Fax: 212-627-2184

Institute on Religion and Public Life (RPL)
R. R. Reno
Editor
35 East 21st Street 6th floor
New York, NY, United States 10010
ft@firstthings.com

Mission: An inter-religious, non-partisan, research, and educational institute, the Institute on Religion and Public Life’s purpose is to advance a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of public life. Politics is in large part a function of culture and at the heart of culture are beliefs and practices that are religious in nature. RPL aims to strengthen religion’s role in support of a free and just social order, including an appropriate political economy for such an order. Not limited to the American experiment in representative democracy, RPL is international in its concern for the religious dimensions of cultural, political, and economic developments in the modern world. To advance its mission, it publishes a monthly journal, First Things.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Abortion • Judicial usurpation • Christians and Israel • Christian unity • School choice • Urban underclass
Phone:

Intellectual Takeout
Devin C. Foley
President
8011 34th Ave South, Ste. C-11
Bloomington, MN, United States 55425
Devin.Foley@intellectualtakeout.org

Mission: Intellectual Takeout is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to feed minds, foster discussion, and inspire action. We are proud to have an audience that is almost equal parts conservative and liberal and consists of over one million people on social media.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 302-652-4600
Fax: 302-652-1760

Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI)
Charlie Copeland
President & Chief Executive Officer
3901 Centerville Road
PO Box 4431
Wilmington, DE, United States 19807
isi@isi.org

Mission: The Intercollegiate Studies Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan, tax-exempt educational organization whose purpose is to instill in successive generations a better understanding of the values and institutions that sustain a free society. Through its integrated program of lectures, conferences, publications, and fellowships, ISI works to educate for liberty—to identify the best and brightest college students and to nurture in these future leaders an allegiance to the American ideal of ordered liberty. To accomplish this goal, ISI seeks to deepen the next generation’s appreciation of the nation’s founding principles—limited government, individual liberty, personal responsibility, free enterprise, and moral standards.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Western civilization studies • Quality of higher education • Political correctness on campus • Student journalism • America’s civic literacy • Donor intent in higher education
Phone: 520-991-0109
Fax: 520-529-2768

International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics
Vernon L. Smith
Founder and President
2122 East Camino El Ganado
Tucson, AZ, United States 85718
info@ifreeweb.org

Mission: The International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) was established in 1997 by Nobel Laureate in Economics Dr. Vernon L. Smith. IFREE is a grant-making institution that supports experimental research projects, faculty teaching, student learning, postdoctoral positions, seminars and workshops, demonstration programs, outreach activities, and the application of experimental economic research to important public policy questions.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Energy market liberalization • Economic education • Neuroeconomics • Economic systems design • Experimental economic research • Economics of religion
Phone: 202-544-6610
Fax: 202-478-1955

International Intellectual Property Institute
Bruce A. Lehman
CEO and President
1900 K St. NW Suite 725
Washington, DC, United States 20006
bhuther@iipi.org

Mission: As an international development organization and think tank, the International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI) is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of the use of intellectual property as a tool for economic growth, particularly in developing countries. Since 1998, the Institute has been engaged in a wide range of activities both abroad and within the United States, including critical research, public education, policy and training workshops, technical assistance, institution building, and consultative services.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Intellectual property – patents, copyrights and trademarks • Public sector innovation by the private sector through formal technology transfer systems • Intellectual property rights • Private industries based on intellectual property assets • Regional and international cooperation in harmonizing patent administration and laws
Phone: 202-408-9450
Fax: 202-408-9462

International Republican Institute (IRI)
Mark Green
President
1225 I St NW
Washington, DC, United States 20005-3914
info@iri.org

Mission: The International Republican Institute promotes democracy, free markets, and the rule of law in more than 35 countries in every region of the world. IRI plays a valuable role in helping bring greater stability to the world. Stable democracies not only further the cause of peace but also enhance American opportunities for business investment and trade. Its programs are non-partisan and adhere to fundamental principles such as individual liberty, the rule of law, and the entrepreneurial spirit that fosters economic development. IRI is not part of the Republican Party.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Democracy • Free markets • Rule of law
Phone: 515-323-0687
Fax: 515-243-6257

Iowa Advocates for Choice in Education
Trish Wilger
Iowa Advocates Executive Director
P.O. Box 12219
Des Moines, IA, United States 50312

Mission: To promote the expansion of school choice for the benefit of Iowa’s children.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Education, school choice
Phone: 515-323-0687

Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education
Trish Wilger
Executive Director
P.O. Box 12219
Des Moines, IA, United States 50312

Mission: To promote the expansion of school choice for the benefit of Iowa’s children.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Parental choice, education, school choice
Phone: 877-913-3600
Fax: 563-264-2413

Iowans for Tax Relief
Chris Ingstad
President
2610 Park Avenue
Muscatine, IA, United States 52761
itr@taxrelief.org

Mission: Iowans for Tax Relief’s primary purpose is to limit total government spending and total taxes for the benefit of all the people. Responsible limits on taxes and spending are needed to protect freedom, provide jobs, increase incentives and opportunities, control inflation, reduce interest rates, and achieve a better life for all. The organization supports U.S. and Iowa constitutional amendments to prevent any increase in—and preferably reduce—the percentage of the people’s income taken by government.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: State and federal tax reform • Constitutional limits on taxation • Economic growth
Phone: 812-232-2434
Fax: 812-235-3685

James Madison Center for Free Speech
Wanda Franz
President
1 South Sixth Street
Terre Haute, IN, United States 47807
jboppjr@aol.com

Mission: The mission of the James Madison Center for Free Speech is to support litigation and public education activities in order to defend the rights of political expression and association by citizens and citizen groups as guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Constitutional rights • First Amendment • Campaign finance reform
Phone: 850-386-3131
Fax: 850-386-1807

James Madison Institute
J. Robert McClure, III
President & CEO
100 North Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL, United States 32301
bob@jamesmadison.org

Mission: The James Madison Institute’s mission is to keep the citizens of Florida informed about their government and to shape the state’s future through the advancement of practical free-market ideas on public policy issues.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Education reform ~Health care reform ~Property rights ~Taxation ~Budget
Phone: 202-483-8888
Fax: 202-483-8337

Jamestown Foundation
Glen E. Howard
President
310 L St. NW Suite 810
Washington, DC, United States 20005
pubs@jamestown.org

Mission: The Jamestown Foundation’s mission is to inform and educate policymakers and the broader policy community about events and trends in those societies that are strategically or tactically important to the United States and that frequently restrict access to such information. Utilizing indigenous and primary sources, Jamestown’s material is delivered without political bias, filter, or agenda. It is often the only source of information that should be, but is not always, available through official or intelligence channels, especially in regard to Eurasia and terrorism.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Foreign policy and international relations • Russia and Eurasia • Middle East • China • Terrorism and international crime • Chechnya
Phone: 704-233-1776
Fax: 704-233-1787

The Jesse Helms Center
John Dodd
President
PO Box 247
Wingate, NC, United States 28174
ckphifer@jessehelmscenter.org

Mission: The mission of the Jesse Helms Center is to promote the principles of free enterprise and the traditional American values upon which former U.S. Senator Jesse Helms built his life and career. Founded in 1988, the Helms Center is a non-profit, non-partisan organization supported by tax-deductible donations. Its work involves education, historical preservation, and public policy promotion through a variety of programs for students, scholars, and the general public.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Promoting a foreign policy that protects the national sovereignty of the United States • Teaching principles of free enterprise to the next generation • Character education programs for young people • Teacher workshops on the United States’ founding principles • Promoting an accurate portrayal of Senator Helms’ life and career
Phone: 202-667-3900
Fax: 202-667-0601

Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA)
Michael Makovsky
Dhief Executive Officer and Executive Director
1101 14th St, NW, Suite 1110
Washington, DC, United States 20005
info@jinsa.org

Mission: JINSA’s role is to educate the American public about the importance of an effective U.S. defense capability so that our vital interests as Americans can be safeguarded. It also works to inform the American defense community about the role Israel and other trustworthy allies play in bolstering democratic interests around the world.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: War on terrorism • Homeland security • U.S.–Israel strategic cooperation • Halting the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction • State of American defense
Phone: 202-638-2411
Fax: 202-638-6694

Jewish Policy Center
Matthew Brooks
Executive Director
50 F Street, NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC, United States 20001
info@jewishpolicycenter.org

Mission: Four thousand years of Jewish history suggest possible solutions to current issues based on a solid foundation of moral values, respect for the dignity and independence of the individual, and a concern for the building and continuation of healthy communities. The Jewish Policy Center’s mission is to create, articulate, continually examine, and advocate conservative approaches to social, economic, and foreign policy issues from the perspective of the Jewish community.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Jewish communal affairs • Affirmative action • Welfare reform • First Amendment • War on terror
Phone: 215-987-3000
Fax: 215-207-9370

The John Jay Institute
Todd Williams
Chairman
PO Box 28221
Philadelphia, PA, United States 19131
acrippen@johnjayinstitute.org

Mission: The John Jay Institute for Faith, Society and Law is a para-academic center that is committed to advancing the knowledge and piety of the Christian faith as it pertains to the ordering of society, politics, and law. This educational task involves the rediscovery, recollection, and understanding of our religious, cultural, social, economic, and political heritage with relevant application to the pressing moral, social, and economic concerns facing America today.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Religious heritage • Cultural heritage • Social heritage • Economic heritage • Political heritage
Phone: 919-828-3876
Fax: 919-821-5117

John Locke Foundation
Kory Swanson
President
200 West Morgan Street, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC, United States 27601
kswanson@johnlocke.org

Mission: The John Locke Foundation (JLF) develops and promotes solutions to North Carolina’s most critical challenges. An independent think tank based in Raleigh, JLF seeks to transform state and local government through competition, innovation, freedom, and personal responsibility in order to strike a better balance between the public sector and private institutions of family, faith, community, and enterprise. JLF is a source of cutting-edge research, a publisher of news and documentaries, and a catalyst for change.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~North Carolina state government spending ~K–12 education reform ~Taxes ~Health care ~Medicaid ~Transportation policy
Phone: 919-834-2099

John W. Pope Civitas Institute
Francis De Luca
President
805 Spring Forest Rd., Ste 100
Raleigh, NC, United States 27609
max@civitas.org

Mission: Civitas Institute is a research and public policy organization dedicated to serving the common good of North Carolina by providing conservative solutions to the state’s most pressing challenges. The Institute carries out its mission by conducting sound research and analysis of public policy issues; conducting monthly tracking polls; hosting seminars for newly elected officials, community leaders, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as candidates; and communicating with the public and elected officials through the news media, the Civitas Web site, newsletters, and a monthly magazine.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Budget • Taxes • Education • Environment • Life and family issues • Immigration • Health care • Jobs
Phone: 919-828-1400
Fax: 919-828-7455

The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy
Jenna Ashley Robinson
President
353 East Six Forks Road, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC, United States 27609
jarobinson@popecenter.org

Mission: The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy is a non-profit institute dedicated to improving higher education in North Carolina and the nation.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Higher education ~Governance ~Curriculum ~Financing ~Access ~Accountability ~Faculty research ~Administrative policies
Phone: 603-224-4450
Fax: 603-224-4329

The Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy
Charles M. Arlinghaus
President
7 South State Street
PO Box 897
Concord, NH, United States 03302
jbartlett@jbartlett.org

Mission: The Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy is a non-profit, non-partisan, independent think tank focused on state and local public policy issues that affect the quality of life for New Hampshire’s citizens. To improve economic prosperity and the general welfare, the Center provides information, research, and analysis to decision makers. The Center has as its core beliefs individual freedom and responsibility, limited and accountable government, and an appreciation of the role of the free enterprise system.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education • State-local fiscal structure • Health • New Hampshire’s economy and public policy
Phone: 888-593-8442
Fax: 202-646-5199

Judicial Watch, Inc.
Tom Fitton
President
425 Third Street SW, Suite 800
Washington, DC, United States 20024
info@judicialwatch.org

Mission: Judicial Watch, a conservative, non-partisan, educational foundation, promotes transparency, accountability, and integrity in government, politics, and the law. Through its educational endeavors, Judicial Watch advocates high standards of ethics and morality in our nation’s public life and seeks to ensure that political and judicial officials do not abuse the powers entrusted to them by the American people.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Investigation of corruption by government officials, judges, and politicians • Court monitoring projects in California and Texas • Open Records Project, providing consultation and assistance to conservative groups • Whistleblower protection and representation • Educational forums with international government and judicial representatives
Phone: 301-258-2852
Fax: 301-330-3440

Junkscience.com
Steven Milloy
Founder and Publisher
12309 Briar Bush Lane
Potomac, MD, United States 20854
junkman@junkscience.com

Mission: Junkscience.com seeks to provide its online community of users with a rich collection of resources for highlighting, exposing, and debunking the faulty scientific data, studies, and analyses that are used to further special agendas.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Junk science • Global warming • Public health priorities • Risk • Health scares
Phone: 973-539-5280

Just Facts
James D. Agresti
President
641 Shunpike Rd #286
Chatham, NJ, United States 07928
info@justfacts.com

Mission: The mission of Just Facts is to research, document, and publish verifiable facts on the critical public policy issues of our time. We exist to equip people with information they can confidently use to make informed decisions in their personal lives, occupations, and in voting booths.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: National Debt • Pollution • Climate Change • Health Care • Gun Control • Social Security
Phone: 210-614-7157
Fax: 210-614-6656

The Justice Foundation
Allan Parker, Jr.
President
8023 Vantage Drive, Suite 1275
San Antonio, TX, United States 78230
aparker@txjf.org

Mission: The Justice Foundation seeks to mobilize citizens, through financial and service contributions, to provide free legal representation in landmark cases to protect and restore justice.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited government • Free markets • Private property • Parental school choice • Parental rights in education • Enforcing laws to protect women’s health secondary email: info@txjf.org
Phone: 316-634-0218
Fax: 316-440-4806

Kansas Policy Institute
Dave Trabert
President
250 North Water Street, Suite 216
Wichita, KS, United States 67202-1215
information@kansaspolicy.org

Mission: Kansas Policy Institute is an independent non-profit organization that advocates for free enterprise solutions and the protection of personal freedom. Our work is focused on state and local economic issues in Kansas with particular emphasis on education, fiscal policy and health care. We empower citizens and legislators with credible research and creative ideas to promote a low-tax, pro-growth environment that preserves the ability to provide high quality services..
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Health care • Education • Fiscal Policy
Phone: 316-684-0082
Fax: 316-684-7527

Kansas Taxpayers Network
Karl Peterjohn
Executive Director
PO Box 20050
Wichita, KS, United States 67208
info@kansastaxpayers.com

Mission: The Kansas Taxpayers Network is dedicated to providing Kansas taxpayers with a strong voice addressing state and local government issues. A non-partisan citizens organization, Kansas Taxpayers Network promotes limited taxes and a strong free market environment and seeks to empower voters. It also advocates privatization, eliminating unnecessary government spending, and ending burdensome bureaucratic regulations. It believes that Kansans “cannot tax ourselves rich or spend ourselves wealthy.”
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Statewide fiscal issues • Spending/tax limitation - TABOR • Limiting property tax growth • Limiting local government’s expansion of tax authority • Monitoring Kansas government growth
Phone: 888-438-7179
Fax: 859-971-0688

Kentucky Association of Professional Educators (KAPE)
Ruth Green
Director
269 REGENCY CIRCLE, SUITE 2
Lexington, KY, United States 40503
info@kentuckyteachers.org

Mission: KAPE is organized to promote the professional status and growth of educators and the welfare of students. KAPE is committed to providing our students the best possible education in an uninterrupted environment. KAPE believes that public schools, their administrations, instructional services, and curriculum are accountable to the citizens of the local communities they serve. KAPE does not endorse, contribute to, or lobby for controversial social issues.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education
Phone: 616-546-3580
Fax: 616-546-3586

KIDS HOPE USA
David Staal
President and CEO
100 South Pine Street Suite 280
Zeeland, MI, United States 49464
vgulker@kidshopeusa.org

Mission: KIDS HOPE USA teaches churches to recruit, screen, train, match, and supervise their own members for one-to-one relationships with at-risk public elementary school children. KIDS HOPE USA is “one child...one hour...one church...one school.”
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Faith-based responses to child and family needs
Phone: 612-573-2020
Fax: 612-573-2021

KidsFirst Scholarship Fund
Crissy Finch
Executive Director
800 Nicollet Mall, Suite 2680
Minneapolis, MN, United States 55402
cfinch@kidsfirstmn.org

Mission: KidsFirst’s mission is to empower low-income parents living in the Twin Cities by giving them the opportunity to choose the school that best fits the needs of their child.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice
Phone: 202-600-7300

The Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies & Citizenship
Ashlea Frazier
Director of Programs
227 Massachusetts Ave, NE
Washington, DC, United States 20002
kirbycenter@hillsdale.edu

Mission: Through teaching the principles and practices of American constitutionalism, the Kirby Center seeks to inspire all Americans to be worthy of the blessings of liberty. America’s Founders understood that the preservation of free government would depend on the capacity of the American people to remain faithful to the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. They understood as well that this fidelity would not be easy or automatic. The American experiment in liberty was staked upon a certain kind of education—an education aimed at providing citizens the knowledge and character required for self-government. With the teaching of Hillsdale College students its primary purpose, the Kirby Center is dedicated to the goal of re-establishing the fundamental conditions of freedom: true civic education in our schools and universities; a pride in self-government within society; and an understanding among our elected leaders of enduring constitutional principles.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 202-642-2674

Ladies of Liberty Alliance (LOLA)
Nena Bartlett
Executive Director
911 M Street NW, Suite A
Washington, DC, United States 20001
nena@iamlola.org

Mission: LOLA is a non-profit educational organization with the mission of educating and empowering female leaders within the liberty movement. LOLA provides leadership training to equip women with the tools and techniques necessary to spread the message of liberty.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~women ~leadership ~education ~ liberty
Phone: 615-460-0100

Laffer Associates
Paige Anderson
Assistant to Arthur B. Laffer, Ph.D.
2909 Poston Avenue #200
Nashville, TN, United States 37203-6302
PAnderson@laffer.com

Mission:
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 703-554-6100
Fax: 703-554-6119

Landmark Legal Foundation
Mark R. Levin
President
19415 Deerfield Avenue, Suite 312
Leesburg, VA, United States 20176
eric@landmarklegal.org

Mission: Landmark Legal Foundation promotes and defends the Constitution and individual liberty. The organization litigates cases involving school choice, private property rights, free enterprise, free speech, and tax limitation. Landmark also promotes government accountability and exposes official corruption through litigation and public education. Landmark has fought for more than a quarter century to preserve—and to apply anew—the constitutional principles on which America was founded and which are the origin of the nation’s enduring greatness.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Property rights • Public integrity • Free speech • Tax limitation • Free enterprise • Preserving American founding principles
Phone: 703-247-2000
Fax: 703-247-2001

Leadership Institute
Morton C. Blackwell
President
1101 North Highland Street
Arlington, VA, United States 22201
mblackwell@limail.us

Mission: The Leadership Institute is a national training organization for preparing future generations of conservative leaders. It is devoted to the task of identifying, recruiting, training, and placing philosophically committed conservatives in positions of influence in the public policy process. Since its founding in 1979, more than 80,000 young adherents of the principles of limited government, free enterprise, a strong national defense, and traditional family values have been given the skills necessary for successful and effective leadership.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Political education and training • Organizing independent conservative student groups on campuses • Helping to form new conservative student newspapers and magazines • Helping citizens become more effective • Getting more conservatives to become TV journalists • Matching conservative job seekers with employers
Phone: 610-793-1800
Fax: 610-793-1415

Let Freedom Ring
Colin A. Hanna
President
2207 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE, United States 19803
webmaster@letfreedomringusa.com

Mission: The mission of Let Freedom Ring is to promote a constitutional government, economic freedom, and traditional values.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Constitution • Limited government • Separation of powers • Free enterprise • Social Security • Family values • Abortion • Religious liberty
Phone: 703-522-5828
Fax: 703-522-5837

Lexington Institute
Merrick Carey
Chief Executive Officer
1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 203
Arlington, VA, United States 22209
mail@lexingtoninstitute.org

Mission: The Lexington Institute’s goal is to inform and shape the public debate of national priorities in areas of surpassing importance to the future success of democracy, such as education policy, tax reform, regulatory philosophy, and national defense. The Institute strives to find non-governmental, market-based solutions to public policy challenges from the belief and conviction that a dynamic private sector is the greatest engine for social progress and economic prosperity. By promoting America’s ability to project power around the globe, the Institute seeks not only to defend the homeland of democracy, but also to sustain the international stability in which other free-market democracies may thrive.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: National security and defense • Alliance relations • Naval strike forum • Immigration • Cuba • Education reform • Regulation • International economics and trade • Postal reform
Phone: 801.901.0310

Libertas Institute
Connor Boyack
President & Founder
785 East 200 South
Suite 2
Lehi, UT, United States 84043
info@libertasutah.org

Mission: Libertas Institute advances the cause of liberty in Utah using a holistic approach that includes accountability for elected officials, liberty-based legislation, strategic litigation, and effective and widespread education.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Individual Liberty, Private Property, Free Enterprise, Tenth Amendment Studies
Phone: 405-602-2524

The Liberty Foundation of America
Paul Allen
Chairman
1401 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, OK, United States 73104
cassandra@libertyfound.org

Mission: The mission of the Liberty Foundation of America is to leverage local resources and partnerships to assert state primacy and personal liberty as national public policy.
Tax Status: 501 (c) (3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~agriculture ~energy ~labor ~federalism
Phone: 317-842-0880
Fax: 317-577-6060

Liberty Fund, Inc.
Emilio J. Pacheco
President
11301 N. Meridian Street
Carmel, IN, United States 46032
webmaster@libertyfund.org

Mission: Liberty Fund is a private educational foundation that encourages the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals. It develops, supervises, and finances its own educational activities to foster thought and encourage discourse on enduring issues pertaining to liberty.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 972-941-4444
Fax: 972-423-6162

Liberty Institute
Kelly Shackelford
President
2001 Plano Parkway, Suite 1600
Plano, TX, United States 75075
info@libertyinstitute.org

Mission: Liberty Institute was founded as Free Market Foundation in 1972 as a 501(c)(3) non- profit organization dedicated to protecting freedoms and strengthening families. The Liberty Institute's mission is to strengthen and protect the individual and family by supporting principles that promote responsible citizenship, limited government, free enterprise, private property ownership, limited taxation, and Judeo-Christian values.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Pro-family issues • Religious freedom • Parental rights
Phone: 800-847-0227

Liberty Matters
Dan Byfield
President
PO Box 1207
Taylor, TX, United States 76574
info@libertymatters.org

Mission: Liberty Matter's mission is to inform and inspire the individual to preserve liberty, the principles of freedom, our Constitution and private property rights for all generations.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Constitutional issues • Property rights
Phone: 615-423-3158

Linchpins of Liberty
Kevin Kookogey
President
9050 Carothers Pkwy, Suite 104 #25
Franklin, TN, United States 37067

Mission:
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: ~American history and politics ~Comparative Economics ~Conservative Thought ~The American founding
Phone: 703-759-4278
Fax: 703-759-5494

Lincoln Institute for Research and Education
J. A. Parker
President
PO Box 254
Great Falls, VA, United States 22066
jparker@lincolnreview.org

Mission: The Lincoln Institute for Research and Education was founded in 1978 to study public policy issues that affect the lives of black middle America and to make its findings available to elected officials and the public. It is dedicated to seeking ways to improve the standard of living, quality of life, and freedom for all Americans. Through its research and education program, the Institute transmits pro-private enterprise views on public policy issues to policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Inflation • Education • National defense • Criminal justice • Health • Culture
Phone: 717-671-0776
Fax: 717-671-1176

Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research
Lowman S. Henry
Chairman and CEO
5405 Jonestown Road, Suite #110
Harrisburg, PA, United States 17109
lhenry@lincolninstitute.org

Mission: The mission of the Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research is to promote the ideals of free market economics, individual liberty, and limited government through the conduct of public opinion research and related educational programs.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Tax cuts/reform • Business climate • Education • Right to work • Regulatory reform • Health care
Phone: 312-606-0951
Fax: 312-606-0879

Lincoln Legal Foundation
Joseph A. Morris
President and General Counsel
39 South La Salle Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL, United States 60603-1605
MRDchicago@aol.com

Mission: The Lincoln Legal Foundation seeks to defend individual liberty, private property and the free market, limited constitutional government, the federal system, and American national sovereignty through litigation, legal and public policy research and analysis, and education of the bench, bar, and public.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Religious liberty • Free speech, including commercial speech • Property rights • Tort reform • Rights of victims of crime • Terrorism and homeland security
Phone: 512-832-4702
Fax: 512-832-9905

The Lone Star Foundation and Report
David Hartman
Chairman
10711 Burnet Road, Suite 333
Austin, TX, United States 78758
lutz@lonestarreport.org

Mission: To balance progress and prosperity of Texas and its communities, it is necessary to formulate a common vision, common goals, and the policies needed to achieve these ends. The Lone Star Foundation is a Texas-based think tank devoted to providing the resources and research needed for the development of public policy based on traditional Texas values of family, freedom, free enterprise, and the Constitution.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Border adjusted federal taxation reform • Reform of federal taxation and appropriate scoring • Texas state public school and general taxation reform • Comprehensive federal finance reform
Phone: 225-344-8533
Fax: 225-344-9006

Louisiana Family Forum
Gene Mills
Executive Director
655 Saint Ferdinand Street
Baton Rouge, LA, United States 70802
info@lafamilyforum.org

Mission: The Louisiana Family Forum seeks to persuasively present Biblical principles in the centers of influence on issues affecting the family through research, education, communications, and networking.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Marriage and the traditional family • Sexual abstinence outside of marriage • Community Marriage Agreements • Covenant marriage • Educational issues • Sanctity of life issues
Phone: 609-688-8779 x. 313
Fax: 609-688-1027

Love and Fidelity Network
Alain Oliver
Executive Director
16 Stockton St
Princeton, NJ, United States 08540
info@loveandfidelity.org

Mission: The Love and Fidelity Network’s mission is to equip college students with the arguments, resources, and support they need to uphold the institution of marriage, the special role of the family, and sexual integrity within their university communities. We aim to build a network that will become the nucleus of an articulate and effective new generation of leaders who will advocate for marriage, family, love and fidelity on college campuses and in the public square.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: * Marriage * Family * Fidelity * Sexual Integrity
Phone: 608-279-6239
Fax: 608-255-0788

Lucy Burns Institute
Leslie Graves
President
8383 Greenway Blvd., Suite 600
Middleton, WI, United States 53562
lbgraves@aol.com

Mission: Lucy Burns Institute (LBI) is dedicated to sharing information, guidance, practical advice, legal developments, and news about open records at the state and local level. LBI is also developing materials for ordinary citizens who want to use the Internet to share information about local units of government—cities, counties, and school districts.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Transparency • Open records
Phone: 334-321-2100
Fax: 334-321-2119

Ludwig von Mises Institute
Jeff Deist
President
518 West Magnolia Avenue
Auburn, AL, United States 36832
contact@mises.org

Mission: The mission of the Mises Institute is to restore a high place for theory in economics and the social sciences, to encourage a revival of critical historical research, and to draw attention to neglected traditions in Western philosophy. In this cause, the Mises Institute works to advance the Austrian School of economics and the Misesian tradition and, in application, defends the market economy, private property, sound money, and peaceful international relations, while opposing government intervention as economically and socially destructive. The Institute funds graduate students; directs their education; sponsors faculty research; hosts conferences, seminars, and summer schools; and publishes books, journals, and newsletters.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Opposing war • Abolishing the central bank • Restoring freedom of association and contract • Eliminating taxes and spending • Establishing laissez-faire • Delegitimizing the central state • Classical liberalism • Libertarian political theory
Phone: 608-237-7290

John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy
Brett Healy
President
44 East Mifflin Street, Suite 201
Madison, WI, United States 53703
info@maciverinstitute.com

Mission: The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy is a Wisconsin-based think tank that promotes free markets, individual freedom, personal responsibility and limited government.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: Economics • Health Care Reform • Education • Transportation
Phone: 989-631-0900
Fax: 989-631-0964

Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Joseph G. Lehman
President
140 West Main Street
PO Box 568
Midland, MI, United States 48640
mcpp@mackinac.org

Mission: The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is a non-partisan, research, and educational organization devoted to improving the quality of life for all Michigan citizens by promoting sound solutions to state and local policy questions. The Mackinac Center assists policymakers, scholars, business people, the media, and the public by providing objective analysis of Michigan issues. The goal of all Center reports, commentaries, and educational programs is to equip Michigan citizens and other decision makers to better evaluate policy options.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education and school choice • Labor law • Privatization • Economic development
Phone: 207-945-6893
Fax: 207-945-6583

Maine Children's Scholarship Fund
Betsy Chapman
President
PO Box 913
Bangor, ME, United States 04401-0913
mecsf@midmaine.com

Mission: The mission of the Maine Children’s Scholarship Fund is to increase parental involvement by low-income parents in their children’s education.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice
Phone: 207-321-2550
Fax: 207-773-4385

The Maine Heritage Policy Center
Matthew Gagnon
CEO
PO Box 7829
Portland, ME, United States 04112
info@mainepolicy.org

Mission: The Maine Heritage Policy Center is an independent, non-profit, research, and education organization dedicated to the study of state and local public policy issues. Founded in 2002, the Center seeks to explore and advance policy alternatives that foster individual liberty, personal responsibility, and economic opportunity.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Health care reform • Tax reform • Education issues
Phone: 212-599-7000
Fax: 212-599-3494

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Lawrence J. Mone
President
52 Vanderbilt Avenue
New York, NY, United States 10017
mi@manhattan-institute.org

Mission: The Manhattan Institute is a non-partisan, independent, research, and educational organization supported by tax-deductible gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations. The Institute’s goal is to develop and encourage public policies at all levels of government that allow individuals the greatest scope for achieving their potential, both as participants in a productive economy and as members of a functioning society.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Welfare reform • Education • Urban innovation • Legal reform
Phone: 814-833-3200
Fax: 814-833-4844

Manufacturer & Business Association


2171 West 38th St
Erie, PA, United States 16508
mbainfo@mbausa.org

Mission: The Manufacturer & Business Association, with offices in Erie, Williamsport, and Harrisburg, is dedicated to providing information and services to its members that will assist them in the pursuit of their business and community interests.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 202-319-6215
Fax: 202-319-4459

The Marriage Law Project
Robert Destro
Principal Investigator & Project Director
Columbus School of Law
3600 John McCormack Road, NE
Washington, DC, United States 20064
nell@law.edu

Mission: The Marriage Law Project’s mission is to reaffirm the legal definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The Project operates as a part of the Interdisciplinary Program in Law and Religion of The Catholic University of America. Its offices are in Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Reaffirm the legal definition of marriage
Phone: 301-469-5870
Fax: 301-469-5871

Marriage Savers
Michael J. McManus
President
9311 Harrington Drive
Potomac, MD, United States 20854-4510
infor@marriagesavers.org

Mission: Marriage Savers’ goal is to radically reduce the divorce rate and to increase the marriage rate. The organization has helped the clergy of 188 cities adopt a “Community Marriage Policy” in which the pastors from a cross-section of denominations agree on a set of strategies aimed at offering couples thorough marriage preparation, the enrichment of existing marriages, the saving of troubled ones, and help for stepfamilies to be successful parents and partners. An independent study estimates that Marriage Savers has saved 50,000 marriages. It does so in part by training Mentor Couples to assist other couples in every stage of the marital life cycle.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Promote “Healthy Marriage Initiatives” involving houses of worship • Encourage marriage between unwed couples, especially those who have children • Replace no-fault divorce with “mutual consent” divorce • Create a video series for churches to train marriage mentor couples • Create a national association of “community marriage policies”
Phone: 410-296-5621
Fax: 410-296-5625

Maryland Business for Responsive Government
Duane Carey
President
6310 Stevens Forest Road, Suite 260
Columbia, MD, United States 21046
rocworcester@mbrg.org

Mission: The purpose of Maryland Business for Responsive Government is to improve the role of business in the formulation of Maryland’s public policy. This is achieved through economic and political education of elected and appointed officials; holding elected officials accountable for their business-related votes; publication of timely, scholarly research; and the support of pro-business candidates of both parties.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Health care • Transportation • Tax policy • Labor • Regulation
Phone: 240-686-3510
Fax: 240-686-3511

The Maryland Public Policy Institute
Christopher B. Summers
President
PO Box 195
Germantown, MD, United States 20875-0195
info@mdpolicy.org

Mission: The mission of the Maryland Public Policy Institute is to formulate and promote public policies at the state and local government level based on principles of free enterprise, limited government, and a civil society.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education • Health care • Transportation • Budget and fiscal issues
Phone: 540-554-2964

Maryland Taxpayers Association
Dee Hodges
President
9613-C Harford Road
Baltimore, MD, United States 21234
mta@rstarmail.com

Mission: The Maryland Taxpayers Association (MTA) is a statewide, non-partisan organization of Maryland taxpayers and county taxpayer organizations working to promote effective, fiscally efficient government. MTA provides expert testimony before the Maryland legislature on bills of concern and carries out investigations of government waste. MTA hosts lectures and other public events, publishes the MTA Newsletter, advises the press on current issues affecting the Maryland taxpayer, and provides educational resources on tax issues for students, teachers, and concerned citizens around the state.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Taxes in Maryland
Phone: 781-569-0400
Fax: 781-569-0472

Massachusetts Family Institute
Andrew Beckwith
President
400 TradeCenter
Suite 1950
Woburn, MA, United States 01801
info@mafamily.org

Mission: The Massachusetts Family Institute (MFI) is a non-profit public policy organization dedicated to strengthening the family and affirming the Judeo-Christian values upon which it is based. It seeks to reduce barriers to family stability and to create a political and social environment where families can thrive and prosper. MFI engages in research and education on a wide range of public health, safety, and policy issues to help strengthen family bonds.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Preserving the definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman • Strengthening marriages by encouraging church involvement before and after the wedding through counseling and mentoring • Upholding the value of human life from conception until natural death • Teaching and advancing premarital abstinence • Protecting children from the dangers of the internet and sexual predators • Exposing the dangers, and opposing the expansion, of gambling
Phone:

Commonwealth Partners
media@theCommonwealthPartners.com
President & CEO
225 State Street, Suite 300
, Harrisburg, PA, United States 17101

Mission:
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Phone: (610)-519-4500

The Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good
Colleen A. Sheehan, Ph.D
Director
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA, United States 19085
colleen.sheehan@villanova.edu

Mission: The Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good at Villanova University promotes inquiry into the principles and processes of free government and seeks to advance understanding of the responsibilities of statesmen and citizens of constitutional democratic societies.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: *civil society *political philosophy *rule of law *free market *civic responsibility *religious liberty *federalism *limited government *the Constitution *natural rights
Phone: 571-267-3500
Fax: 703-683-9736

Media Research Center (MRC)
L. Brent Bozell, III
President
1900 Campus Commons Dr., Suite 600
Reston, VA, United States 20191
mrc@mediaresearch.org

Mission: MRC was established as a media watchdog organization in 1987 with a mission to bring political balance and responsibility to the nation’s news media. Today, MRC’s research and analysis operation exposes and neutralizes liberal bias in the news and entertainment media. MRC publishes newsletters, monographs, and books; produces a nationally syndicated column and regular op-ed pieces; provides research to other conservatives combating media bias; hosts two political Internet Web sites—www.MediaResearch.org and www.CNSNews.com; and provides spokespersons for television, radio, and print interviews to advance and defend the conservative movement.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Media bias • Politics in entertainment • Media bias in economic issues • Political balance in the media • Free enterprise • News and reporting
Phone: 901-842-5327
Fax: 901-842-5331

Memphis Opportunity Scholarship Trust (MOST)
Mandy Rough
Executive Director
1000 Ridgeway Loop Rd., Suite 205
Memphis, TN, United States 38120
myandell@memphisscholarships.org

Mission: Memphis Opportunity Scholarship Trust (MOST) provides scholarships and tuition assistance to Memphis children in order to give parents the opportunity to choose the most appropriate school for their children. By providing educational opportunities to families in need, MOST also seeks to promote excellence in education..
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Tuition assistance • School choice
Phone: 703-993-4930
Fax: 703-993-4935

Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Tyler Cowen, Ph. D.
General Director
3434 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA, United States 22201-4508
mercatus@mercatus.gmu.edu

Mission: The Mercatus Center at George Mason University conducts scholarly research into the institutions that advance prosperity and liberty and spreads this knowledge to decision makers.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Working to improve government accountability and transparency on a federal and state level • Increasing awareness about how economic insights can point to solutions of public policy problems • Improving the state of knowledge and debate about regulations and their impact upon society • Understanding the basic cultural, political, economic, and legal institutions that must be in place to enable people to engage in cooperation for mutual advantage, and to help others apply this understanding to foreign aid and domestic policy
Phone: 517-374-1171
Fax: 517-374-6112

Michigan Family Forum
Brad Snavely
Executive Director
PO Box 15216
Lansing, MI, United States 48901-5216
info@michiganfamily.org

Mission: The mission of the Michigan Family Forum (MFF) is to stimulate cultural renewal by strengthening Michigan families through public advocacy, education, and collaboration. This mission is accomplished by aggressively promoting a positive legislative agenda and providing thoughtful, cutting-edge research focused on four key areas: protecting children, strengthening marriage, promoting responsible fatherhood, and honoring elders.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Marriage and marriage enrichment • Well-being of children • Fatherhood • Abstinence • Pornography • Elders • Limited government
Phone: 479-927-3315

Mid-American Policy Institute
Stuart Buck

4531 Stonecrest
Springdale, AR, United States 72762
stuartbuck@gmail.com

Mission:
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Phone: 301-907-0947
Fax: 301-951-0539

Minaret of Freedom Institute
Dr. I. Dean Ahmad
President
4323 Rosedale Avenue
Bethesda, MD, United States 20814
mfi@minaret.org

Mission: The mission of the Minaret of Freedom Institute is to discover and publish the political-economic policy implications of Islamic law and their consequences on the economic well being of the community; to promote the establishment of free trade and justice (an essential common interest of Islam and the West); to educate Islamic religious and community leaders in economics and in the fact that liberty is a necessary, though not sufficient, condition for the achievement of a good society; and (building upon the words of Thomas Jefferson) to wage unending holy struggle against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Religious freedom • Church-state relations • Terrorism and international crime • Middle East • Constitutional law • Property rights
Phone: 612-789-8811
Fax: 612-789-8858

Minnesota Family Institute
John Helmberger
Chief Executive Officer
2855 Anthony Lane South, Suite 150
Minneapolis, MN, United States 55418
family@mfc.org

Mission: To nurture and defend families by restoring biblical truth in our culture.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education reform/school choice • Divorce law reform • Family tax relief/charity tax credit • Parental rights • Abstinence education • Marriage protection/promotion
Phone: 651 294 3593
Fax: 651 294 3596

The Minnesota Free Market Institute
Kimberly Crockett
President and General Counsel
P.O. Box 120449
St Paul, MN, United States 55112
info@mnfreemarketinstitute.org

Mission: The Minnesota Free Market Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit, educational organization dedicated to expanding liberty and free markets. It conducts research, publishes materials, and conducts public forums to involve Minnesotans in free market reforms that will enhance the quality of life for all citizens of the state.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Free markets • Education • Health care • Transportation • Economic competitiveness
Phone: 703-299-0060
Fax: 703-783-6300

Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA)
Riki Ellison
President and Founder
515 King St Ste 330
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314
info@missiledefenseadvocacy.org

Mission: Founded in 2002, MDAA is a non-profit, non-partisan organization and does not support or endorse any specific system or political affiliation. Its mission is to reflect the American public’s opinion on missile defense and to build broad, public support for the development, testing, deployment, and evolution of a robust missile defense system. It is MDAA’s goal to bring the American public support of missile defense to the attention of national, state, and local decision makers for their consideration.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Deployment of missile defense system • Continued deployment, evolution, and development of missile defense • International cooperation of missile defense • Evolution of missile defense
Phone: 601-969-1300
Fax: 601-969-1600

Mississippi Center for Public Policy
Forest M. Thigpen
President
520 George Street
Jackson, MS, United States 39202
thigpen@mspolicy.org

Mission: Mississippi Center for Public Policy promotes limited government, free markets, and strong traditional families.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: State spending • Charter schools • Education reform • Health care reform • Welfare reform • Marriage promotion
Phone:

Missouri Eagle Forum
Lois Linton
Vice President
9715 Litzsinger Road
St. Louis, MO, United States 63124
eagle.forum@charter.net

Mission: Eagle Forum’s mission is to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policymaking so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty with respect for family integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Pro-life • Immigration • Judicial activism • Education • Privacy • Feminism
Phone: 636-922-7771

Missouri Family Policy Council
Joe Ortwerth
Executive Director
1430 Triad Center Drive, Suite B
Saint Peters, MO, United States 63376
info@missourifamily.org

Mission: The Missouri Family Policy Council (MoFPC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting Biblical principles in our government and Judeo-Christian values in our culture that support and encourage strong healthy families.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: Marriage and Family • Religious Liberty • Christian Citizenship • Protection of Life
Phone: 406-628-1141
Fax: 406-628-1171

Montana Family Foundation
Jeff Laszloffy
President
PO Box 485
Laurel, MT, United States 59044
jeff@montanafamily.org

Mission: The Montana Family Foundation is a non-profit, research and education organization, working in association with Focus On The Family, to support, protect and strengthen Montana families.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Family
Phone: 406-219-0508

Montana Policy Institute
Brent Mead
CEO
67 W. Kagy Blvd Ste. B
Bozeman, MT, United States 59715
brent.mead@gmail.com

Mission: The Montana Policy Institute (MPI) is a free market think tank focused on Montana issues and Montana solutions. A tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation, MPI is dedicated to providing information and ideas to Montana citizens and policymakers. MPI seeks to broaden the debate beyond looking to government for solutions to state challenges and to make state and local government more accountable to the people they serve. MPI’s goal is to become the premier resource for free market, individual liberty, educational, and informational products. MPI’s efforts will result in concrete actions that promote the liberty, prosperity, and quality of life for all Montanans.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: Free markets • Climate change • Taxpayers’ bill of rights (TABOR) • Government transparency
Phone: 303-292-2021
Fax: 303-292-1980

Mountain States Legal Foundation
William Perry Pendley
President and Chief Legal Officer
2596 South Lewis Way
Lakewood, CO, United States 80227
info@mountainstateslegal.org

Mission: Mountain States Legal Foundation seeks the proper application of the Constitution and interpretation of the law in the courts, administrative agencies and other forums. Specifically, it provides a strong and effective voice for freedom of enterprise, the rights of private property ownership, and the multiple use of federal and state resources, and also champions the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution in support of individual and business enterprises against unwarranted government intrusion.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Freedom of enterprise • Private property rights - takings • Access to and use of federal and state lands and resources • Endangered Species Act and other environmental laws • Rights and liberties guaranteed by the constitution • Limited and ethical government
Phone: 323-650-3850

Moving Picture Institute
Rob Pfaltzgraff
Executive Director
Tribeca Film Center
375 Greenwich Street
New York, NY, United States 10013
info@thempi.org

Mission: The Moving Picture Institute identifies and nurtures promising filmmakers who are committed to protecting and sustaining a free society and supports their work through grants, travel scholarships, awards, internships, training workshops, and networking opportunities.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 646-742-2845
Fax: 646-742-2851

Murray Hill Institute
M. Teresa R. Carale
President
243 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY, United States 10016
mentoring@murrayhillinstitute.org

Mission: Murray Hill Institute is devoted to the study of the distinct contribution that women make to society. The Institute addresses the varied needs of professional women, as well as university students preparing for professional life. Through conferences, lectures, seminars, and publications, the Institute explores and promotes an eminently positive feminism. The programs sponsored by Murray Hill Institute are inspired by the thought and work of Blessed Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei, a personal Prelature of the Catholic Church. The programs offered by the Institute are open to individuals of all races, creeds, and ethnic backgrounds.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Professional development seminars • Mentoring program • Networking for junior professional women
Phone: 202-465-3296

National Association of American Veterans (NAAV)
Constance A. Burns
President and CEO
1725 I Street, NW Suite 300
Washington, DC, United States 20006
cburns@naavets.org

Mission: (NAAV) was established in 2005 to assist the severely wounded warriors, especially single parent service members, military caregivers, disabled veterans and their families by helping them access their benefits, improving communications and coordination for veterans and collaborating among health agencies, medical professional, organizations, educational organization and the general public.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~veterans ~defense ~military
Phone: 917.551.6770

National Association of Scholars (NAS)
Dr. Peter W. Wood
President
8 W. 38TH ST.
SUITE 503
New York, NY, United States 10018
contact@nas.org

Mission: The National Association of Scholars consists of professors, graduate students, and administrators committed to rational discourse as the foundation for academic life in a free society. NAS works to enrich the substance and strengthen the integrity of scholarship and teaching, convinced that only through an informed understanding of the Western intellectual heritage and the realities of the contemporary world can citizen and scholar be equipped to sustain Western civilization’s achievements.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Academic standards • Politicization of academic life • Curriculum reform • Teacher education
Phone: 225-778-0169

National Black Home Educators
Eric Burges
Co-Founder
13434 Plank Road, PMB 110
Baker, LA, United States 70714
contact@nbhe.net

Mission: The National Black Home Educators (NBHE) is a resource network established to encourage, support, and offer fellowship to families who are exploring benefits of home education.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Academic standards • Politicization of academic life • Curriculum reform • Teacher education
Phone: 972-386-6272
Fax: 972-386-0924

National Center for Policy Analysis
Jim Amos
President and CEO
14180 Dallas Parkway, Suite 350
Dallas, TX, United States 75254
media@ncpa.org

Mission: The National Center of Policy Analysis (NCPA) is a non-profit, non-partisan, public policy research organization, established in 1983. NCPA’s goal is to develop and promote private alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Social Security • Health care • Taxes • Education • Environment/energy • Women in the economy
Phone: 202-507-6398

National Center for Public Policy Research
David Ridenour
President
20 F Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC, United States 20001
info@nationalcenter.org

Mission: The National Center for Public Policy Research is a communications and research foundation supportive of a strong national defense and dedicated to providing free market solutions to today’s public policy problems. The Center believes that the principles of a free market, individual liberty and personal responsibility provide the greatest hope for meeting the challenges facing America in the 21st century.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Environment/regulation • Health care • Minority issues • Social Security • National defense • Legal reform
Phone: 202-463-5500
Fax: 202-463-3129

National Chamber Foundation
Carolyn Cawley
President
1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC, United States 20062
ncf@uschamber.com

Mission: The National Chamber Foundation, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, drives the policy debate on key issues by formulating arguments, developing options, and influencing thinking in an effort to move the American business agenda forward. The Foundation serves policymakers and the business community by providing a forum where leaders can consider and advance new ideas that benefit American business.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Travel and tourism • Counterfeiting and intellectual property theft • Corporate governance and accounting reform • International trade • Transportation • Legal reform
Phone: 513-521-6227
Fax: 513-521-6337

National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families
Rick Schatz
President and CEO
800 Compton Road, Suite 9224
Cincinnati, OH, United States 45231
rick@nationalcoalition.org

Mission: The vision of the National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families (NCPCF) is to move the people of God to embrace, live out, and defend the biblical truth of sexuality. NCPCF is a non-profit ministry dedicated to articulating, advancing, and defending biblical truth in the areas of sexuality, marriage, and family. Established in 1983, it is one of the largest pro-family organizations in America committed to recapturing a Christian consensus in matters of moral philosophy and related public policy.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Sex education in schools • Same-sex marriage • Teens and sex • Outreach to churches • Sex in the media
Phone: 703-299-6633
Fax: 703-299-6004

National Council For Adoption
Chuck Johnson
President and CEO
225 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA, United States 22314
ncfa@adoptioncouncil.org

Mission: Founded in 1980, the National Council For Adoption (NCFA) is a research, education, and advocacy organization whose mission is to promote the well being of children, birthparents, and adoptive families by advocating for the positive option of adoption. NCFA is an adoption advocate and expert in the halls of power and the courts of public opinion on behalf of all parties to adoption and its member adoption agencies around the country.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Presenting adoption as a positive option for unplanned pregnancy • Promoting adoptions of out foster care • Facilitating intercountry adoption • Making adoption more affordable through the tax credit • Promoting safe havens to prevent infanticide and unsafe infant abandonment • Preserving the option of confidentiality in adoption
Phone: 301-948-0599
Fax: 301-948-4325

National Fatherhood Initiative
Christopher Brown
President
12410 Milestone Center Drive, Suite 600
Germantown, MD, United States 20876
info@fatherhood.org

Mission: The National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) was founded in 1994 to stimulate a society-wide movement to confront the growing problem of father absence and is dedicated to improving the well being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers. A non-profit, non-sectarian, and non-partisan organization, NFI conducts public awareness campaigns promoting responsible fatherhood, organizes conferences and community fatherhood forums, provides training and resource materials to organizations seeking to establish support programs for fathers, publishes a quarterly newsletter, and distributes resources to men seeking to become more effective fathers.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Fatherhood • Marriage • Abstinence promotion • Welfare reform • Work/life balance • Incarcerated fathers
Phone: 212-232-3333
Fax: 212-232-2244

National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Shawn K. Osborne
President & Founder
120 Wall Street, 29th Floor
New York, NY, United States 10005
nfte@nfte.com

Mission: The mission of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) is to develop products and services that enable teachers and youth workers to inspire self-esteem and self-sufficiency in low-income youth by teaching entrepreneurship. NFTE runs over 200 programs per year around the world, working with at-risk children and teaching them the basics of the free enterprise system. NFTE graduates approximately 4,000 students per year with the requirement that each student start a small business.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Teaching entrepreneurship • Attracting top teachers to inner-city teaching
Phone: 503-364-1490
Fax: 503-364-2827

National Home Education Research Institute
Brian D. Ray
President
PO Box 13939
Salem, OR, United States 97309
mail@nheri.org

Mission: The mission of the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) is to produce high-quality research on home-based education (home schooling); to serve as a clearinghouse of research for the public, researchers, home schoolers, the media, and policymakers; and to educate the public concerning the findings of all research on home education. NHERI provides consultants, speakers, and expert witnesses on educational topics, specializing in home schooling.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Home school research • Parental rights and freedoms • Education excellence • Education choice
Phone: 301-464-4277
Fax: 301-464-4277

National Humanities Institute
Michael Federici
President
PO Box 1387
Bowie, MD, United States 20718-1387
mail@nhinet.org

Mission: The National Humanities Institute promotes research, publishing, and teaching in the humanities with emphasis on the importance of culture and society. The Institute believes that to elevate society it is necessary to change the basic orientation of the culture. Fundamentally, any real and lasting renewal of Western and American society must start in the humanities—in universities, literature and the arts—and must be based on concrete historical experience.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Ethics • Epistemology • Cultural basis of society • Constitutionalism • Civil society • National sovereignty
Phone: 703-321-9606
Fax: 703-321-7342

National Institute for Labor Relations Research (NILRR)
Timothy M. McConville
President & Chairman
5211 Port Royal Road, Suite 510
Springfield, VA, United States 22151
research@nilrr.org

Mission: The National Institute for Labor Relations is associated with the National Right to Work Committee and conducts the research and analysis necessary to expose the inequities of compulsory unionism.. It's research focuses on and calls attention to important facts that are overlooked by both union and business spokesmen. NILRR's primary function is to act as a research facility that specializes in nonpartisan analysis and study for the benefit of the general public, scholars, and students.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Unions • Monopoly • Right to Work • Unions and Public Sector • Collective Bargaining • Union Investigation
Phone: 703-293-9181

National Institute for Public Policy
Dr. Keith B. Payne
CEO and President
9302 Lee Highway, Suite 750
Fairfax, VA, United States 22031
amy.joseph@nipp.org

Mission: The National Institute for Public Policy is a non-profit corporation founded in 1981 to promote public education on international issues. The Institute’s focus has been on mid-to-long strategy and policy issues. This focus has enabled the National Institute to provide useful service to the U.S. national defense through both its study efforts and through direct support to the Department of Defense.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Developing deterrence concepts • National missile defense • Developing U.S. security strategies toward political adversaries • Arms control • The Russian dimension of U.S. defense policy • Security issues in the south Caucasus
Phone: 800-471-2994
Fax: 816-229-8425

National Lawyers Association
Mario Mandina
CEO
5830 N. Spruce Ave.
Kansas City, MO, United States 64119
nla@nla.org

Mission: The Association’s mission is to preserve and protect the structures of the U.S. government as established by its Founding Fathers; to promote the principles and transcendent truths set forth in the Declaration of Independence, including, but not limited to, the sanctity of life, the rule of law, equality, and justice; to improve the image of the legal profession by encouraging members to adopt and maintain the highest ethical and moral standards; to provide services, benefits, technology, education, guidance, and professional assistance to its members; and to encourage members and the legal community as a whole to earn the respect and trust of the American people by conducting themselves with professionalism and integrity.
Tax Status: 501(c)(6)
Policy/Priority Issues: Educate attorneys and general populace about Declaration of Independence • Provide videos and lesson plans to schools for inclusion in curriculum • Education through the NLA Foundation • Preserve and protect the structure of government of the U.S. as established by the Founding Fathers • Improve the image of the legal profession by promoting and encouraging higher ethical standards
Phone: 703-237-1970
Fax: 703-237-2090

National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC)
Peter Flaherty
President
107 Park Washington Court
Falls Church, VA, United States 22046-4237
pflaherty@nlpc.org

Mission: NLPC promotes ethics in public life through research, education and legal action. NLPC’s lasting vision is a single standard of ethics. The “moral relativism” of the left has created a double standard where anything is excused as long as the politics of the perpetrator are “correct.” NLPC seeks to undermine this double standard and expose the selective indignation and hypocrisy of the left. NLPC also recognizes that the bigger the government, the more opportunities for corruption; and the more intervention in the economy, the more reason for special interests to seek influence. It believes that the best way to promote ethics is to reduce the size of government. The liberals’ solution is more laws or “better guidelines,” even as existing ones are ignored. NLPC doesn’t believe the problem is with laws, but with men and women; the missing ingredients are character, morality, and common sense.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Government Integrity Project • Legal Services Accountability Project • Organized Labor Accountability Project • Corporate Integrity Project
Phone: 757-463-6133
Fax: 757-463-6055

National Legal Foundation
Steven W. Fitschen
President
PO Box 64427
Virginia Beach, VA, United States 23467-4427
nlf@nlf.net

Mission: Founded in 1985, the National Legal Foundation is a public interest law firm specializing in constitutional law and dedicated to defending religious liberties, fighting the homosexual agenda, and protecting the unborn. In 1995, the National Legal Founded in 1985, the National Legal Foundation is a public interest law firm specializing in constitutional law and dedicated to defending religious liberties, fighting the homosexual agenda, and protecting the unborn. In 1995, the Foundation formed an in-house think tank, the Minuteman Institute, that concentrates on early American studies, classical liberal studies, constitutional studies, religion and society studies, pro-life studies, family studies, and a judicial monitoring project. Through its Judicial Monitoring Project, the Minuteman Institute has conducted extensive research outlining impeachment as a legitimate remedy for judicial tyranny.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Religious liberty • Homosexual agenda • Judicial impeachment
Phone: 888-894-3604

National Organization for Marriage
Brian S. Brown
President
2029 K Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC, United States 20006
contact@nationformarriage.org

Mission: Founded in 2007 in response to the growing need for an organized opposition to same-sex marriage in state legislatures, NOM serves as a national resource for marriage-related initiatives at the state and local level.
Tax Status: 501(c)4
Policy/Priority Issues: Traditional Marriage
Phone: 703-267-1000
Fax: 703-267-3989

National Rifle Association (NRA)
Wayne LaPierre
President
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA, United States 22030

Mission: Founded in 1871, the three-million-member National Rifle Association promotes the shooting sports and protects the right to keep and bear arms. NRA trains thousands of law enforcement members and tens of thousands of law-abiding citizens annually on safe and responsible firearms ownership. It houses the National Firearms Museum; related entities include the NRA Foundation and the Firearms Civil Rights Legal Defense Fund.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Defending Second Amendment rights • Criminal justice reform
Phone: 202-626-8800
Fax: 202-737-9189

National Right to Life Committee (NRLC)
Carol Tobias
President
512 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC, United States 20004
nrlc@nrlc.org

Mission: The National Right to Life Committee is a grassroots, single-issue, pro-life organization with affiliates in every state and 2,500 chapters nationwide. NRLC emphasizes education, legislation, and political action to stop abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Abortion • Physician-assisted suicide • Infanticide • Medicare reform • Health care reform • Campaign finance reform
Phone: 540-465-2349

The National Right to Read Foundation
Robert Sweet, Jr.
President and Co-Founder
PO Box 560
Strasburg, VA, United States 22657
info@nrrf.org

Mission: The vision of The National Right to Read Foundation is to return scientific research-based, explicit, systematic phonics instruction, along with good literature, to every elementary school in America. With 20 percent of high school graduates unable to read their own diplomas, it is a mission America cannot afford to lose.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Federal reading legislation called “Reading First” • Promote phonics instruction • Review phonics products
Phone: 703-321-9820
Fax: 703-321-7342

National Right to Work Committee
Mark A. Mix
President
8001 Braddock Road, Suite 500
Springfield, VA, United States 22160
info@nrtw.org

Mission: The National Right to Work Committee is dedicated to advancing the principle that every worker must have the right—but no worker should ever be compelled—to join or financially support a labor union.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: National right-to-work law • New state right-to-work laws • Protecting current right-to-work laws • Fighting public sector monopoly bargains • Opposing compulsory unionism • End state and federal exemptions for prosecution of union violence
Phone: 703-321-8510
Fax: 703-321-9613

National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation
Mark Mix
President
8001 Braddock Road, Suite 500
Springfield, VA, United States 22160
info@nrtw.org

Mission: The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization providing free legal aid to employees whose human or civil rights have been violated by compulsory unionism abuses. The Foundation has assisted 150,000 employees in nearly 300 cases nationwide.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Card check/top down organizing tactics • Misuse of compulsory dues for politics • Union control of government schools • Union violence • Monopoly bargaining • Opposing all forms of compulsory unionism
Phone: 202-429-0129
Fax: 202-659-5429

National Strategy Information Center
Roy Godson
President
1730 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC, United States 20036
info@strategycenter.org

Mission: The National Strategy Information Center seeks to further education on security challenges; to encourage innovations in military, intelligence, and geopolitical affairs; and to promote cooperation among democratic elements in strategic regions of the world. Leveraging its resources through partnerships with large organizations, the Center has worked closely with U.S. and foreign universities, professional associations (such as the American Bar Association Committee on Law and National Security), and business and labor organizations in the U.S. and abroad. Specializing in intelligence, international organized crime, and ethnic and religious conflict, it also promotes scholarly research and serves as a resource for the news media.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Organized crime • Intelligence reform • Civics education
Phone: 916-786-9400
Fax: 916-786-8163

National Tax Limitation Committee (NTLC)
Lewis K. Uhler
President
1700 Eureka Road, Suite 150A
Roseville, CA, United States 95661
info@limittaxes.org

Mission: NTLC’S mission is to create a political and economic environment in which individual, productive citizens can enjoy the opportunity to excel, maximize their choices, and enjoy the fruits of their labors free from an intrusive, coercive government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Tax limitation and reform • Balanced budget constitutional amendment • Presidential item veto • Limiting state and local taxation
Phone: 703-683-5700
Fax: 703-683-5722

National Taxpayers Union (NTU)
Pete Sepp
President
25 Massachusetts Ave NW Suite 140
Washington, DC, United States 20001
ntu@ntu.org

Mission: Founded in 1969, the non-profit, non-partisan NTU is America’s largest taxpayer organization with members in all 50 states. Through lobbying, research, advertising, media work, and its “NTU Rates Congress” scorecard, NTU works to influence Congress and America’s state legislatures on behalf of taxpayers and mobilizes its members to help them make their voices heard. It regularly sends emails and faxes to elected leaders on issues of concern to taxpayers and provides strategic guidance to hundreds of state and local taxpayer groups across the country.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Tax limitation amendment • Fundamental tax reform • Restraining federal spending • Tax relief • Social Security reform • Balanced budget amendment
Phone: 402-477-3191
Fax: 402-477-0962

Nebraska Family Alliance
Karen Bowling
Executive Director
1106 E Street
Lincoln, NE, United States 68505
info@nebraskafamilyalliance.org

Mission: Standing for justice and strengthening families in Nebraska.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Marriage and family, human trafficking, sanctity of life, education, gambling, religious liberty, legislation to watch.
Phone: 402-551-0921
Fax: 402-551-0921

Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom
Doug Kagan
State Chairman
PO Box 6452
Omaha, NE, United States 68106-0452
netaxpayers@cox.net

Mission: Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom’s mission is to educate taxpayers to become knowledgeable taxpayer watchdogs who can monitor local, state, and federal taxing authorities and lobby public officials to lower taxes and decrease government spending and government regulation.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: National taxes • State taxes • Local taxes • State legislative issues • Education monitor • Illegal immigration
Phone: 202-420-7498
Fax: 202-331-2139

NetChoice
Steve DelBianco
Executive Director
1401 K Street Northwest
Suite 502
Washington, DC, United States 20005
info@netchoice.org

Mission: NetChoice is a trade association of eCommerce businesses and online consumers all of whom share the goal of promoting convenience, choice, and commerce on the net.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Internet Governance * Privacy * Internet Taxation * eCommerce * Web Access
Phone: 702-222-0642
Fax: 702-227-0927

Nevada Policy Research Institute
Sharon Rossie
President
7130 Placid St.
Las Vegas, NV, United States 89119
sr@npri.org

Mission: The Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI), a non-partisan, non-profit public policy and education organization founded in 1991, embraces the principles of limited government, individual responsibility, and a free and competitive market. It conducts research on public policy issues important to Nevada and disseminates the information by means of television, radio, print, and electronic media to elected officials, academicians, business leaders, NPRI members, and interested Nevadans.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Taxes • Education • Labor
Phone: 312-377-4000
Fax: 312-377-5000

New Coalition for Economic and Social Change
Lee Walker
President and CEO
19 South LaSalle Street, Suite 903
Chicago, IL, United States 60603
lwalker@newcoalition.org

Mission: The New Coalition for Economic and Social Change, formed in 1993, is a non-profit organization that functions as another rung in the ladder for furthering African-American progress in America and throughout the Diaspora. Its mission is to encourage the pursuit of alternative public policies that promote economic independence and strengthen the institutions of families, schools, churches, and communities.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Civil rights • School choice • Poverty and dependency • Welfare reform • Political correctness and multiculturalism
Phone: 617-695-3660
Fax: 617-695-3656

New England Legal Foundation
Martin J. Newhouse
President
150 Lincoln Street
Boston, MA, United States 02111
info@nelfonline.org

Mission: The New England Legal Foundation is a not-for-profit, public interest foundation whose mission is promoting public discourse on the proper role of free enterprise in society and advancing free enterprise principles in the courtroom.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Labor/employment issues including overseas outsourcing • Takings, specifically regulatory takings • First Amendment/corporate speech issues • Specialized business counts
Phone: 603-228-4780

Granite Institute
Andrew Hemingway
CEO
27 Locke Rd
Concord, NH, United States 03301

Mission: The New Hampshire Center for Economic Policy is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational organization based in Haverhill. The New Hampshire Center for Economic Policy formulates and promotes public policies that encourage liberty in economics such as Constitutional government, fiscal federalism and balanced budgeting.To learn more about NHCEP, please visit our web site:
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Taxes • Public Pensions • Federalism • State Budgets • Right to Work • Economics
Phone: 908-561-2015
Fax: 888-453-6346

New Jersey Family Policy Council
Len Deo
Executive Director
51 Mount Bethel Road
Suite 203
Warren, NJ, United States 07059
info@njfpc.org

Mission: The mission of the New Jersey Family Policy Council is to intervene and respond to the breakdown that the traditional family—the cornerstone of a virtuous society—is experiencing. In light of the decline in moral standards, the Council is energized by a strong desire and dedication to pursue justice and righteousness. It articulates its message through experts in law, medicine, education, media, business, government, and the church.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Marriage and divorce rate • Fatherhood • Out-of-wedlock births and sexually transmitted disease rate • Grassroots citizen education • Assault and molestation law • Internet pornography
Phone: 505-523-8800

New Mexico Independence Research Institute
M. Gene Aldridge
President and CEO
2401 Nieve Lane
Las Cruces, NM, United States 88005
nmiri@zianet.com

Mission: New Mexico Independence Reserach Institute provides high quality, scientifically-based policy research that fosters personal responsibility, limited government, and free market economics. Its specific aims are to advance education; to further other charitable, educational, and scientific endeavors in the promotion of free enterprise and limited government; and to foster personal responsibility—all as pertaining to New Mexico and the United States.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Taxation in New Mexico – TABOR • Education reform in New Mexico • Immigration and U.S.-Mexico border issues • Monitoring of public policy on international relations (Latin America and China especially) • Health care reform in New Mexico and the U.S. • Public policy formation for economic development that is private-sector driven
Phone: 585-225-2220
Fax: 585-225-2810

New York Family Research Foundation
Jason J. McGuire
Executive Director
PO Box 131
Spencerport, NY, United States 14559

Mission: New Yorker's Family Research Foundation (NYFRF) is a nonprofit organization that educates, encourages, and equips Christians for effective participation in New York State government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Protecting human life, promoting strong families, preserving religious liberty, proclaiming justice and mercy.
Phone: 202-663-5600
Fax: 202-663-5656

Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Jessica P. Einhorn
Dean, Professor of International Political Economy
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, United States 20036
lois.weiss@jhu.edu

Mission: Founded in 1943, Johns Hopkins University’s School for Advanced International Studies has three primary goals: to provide a professional education that adheres to the highest standards of scholarship while taking a practical approach to preparing students for international leadership; to conduct and disseminate scholarly research related to contemporary issues of concern to the United States and other nations; and to offer mid-career educational opportunities for individuals already working in international affairs.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: American foreign policy • Social change and development • International economics • Regional conflicts • Energy, science, and technology
Phone: 202-887-1000
Fax: 202-887-5222

Center for the National Interest
Dimitri K. Simes
President and CEO
1025 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 1200
Washington, DC, United States 20036
mail@nixoncenter.org

Mission: A bipartisan public policy institution formed by former President Richard Nixon in 1994, The Center for the National Interest is committed to the analysis of challenges to U.S. policy through the prism of American national interest. The specific goal of the Center is to explore ways of enhancing American security and prosperity while taking into account the legitimate perspectives of other nations. With the end of the Cold War, the U.S. found itself without a clear-cut foreign policy direction. It is the Center’s objective to work on developing new guiding principles for U.S. global engagement in a dramatically new international environment, the principles that would combine hard-headed pragmatism and fundamental American values. The Center is a programmatically independent division of the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace Foundation.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: American national security • U.S.-China relations • U.S.-Russian relations • U.S. policy towards Iran • Caspian Basin energy geopolitics • Immigration
Phone: 202-466-4406
Fax: 202-659-5429

Nonproliferation Policy Education Center
Henry Sokolski
Executive Director
1600 Wilson Blvd. Suite 1400
Arlington, VA, United States 22209
npec@npec-web.org

Mission: The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC), a project of the Institute for International Studies, is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1994 to promote a better understanding of strategic weapons proliferation issues. NPEC educates policymakers, journalists, and university professors about proliferation threats and appropriate measures to address them.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Iran and how to restrain its nuclear program • Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) • Pakistani nuclear threat • Reorganizing America’s nonproliferation bureaucracy • Security risks of nuclear power • Protecting security futures without nuclear controls
Phone: 919-807-0800
Fax: 919-807-0900

North Carolina Family Policy Council
John L. Rustin
President
PO Box 20607
Raleigh, NC, United States 27619
admin@ncfamily.org

Mission: The mission of the North Carolina Family Policy Council is to strengthen the family by educating North Carolinians on public policy issues that impact the family and equipping citizens to be voices of persuasion on behalf of traditional family values in their localities.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Parental choice: charters, vouchers, home schooling • Abstinence • Family and children • State-sponsored gambling • State and local government
Phone: 919-838-5313
Fax: 919-838-5316

The North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law
Robert Orr
Executive Director
200 W. Morgan St., Suite 200
Raleigh, NC, United States 27601

Mission: Believing that “[a]ll political power is vested in and derived from the people; all government of right originates from the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the whole[,]” it shall be the mission of the North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law to conduct research, educate and advise the general public, policy makers and the Bar on the rights of citizens under the constitutions of the United States of America and the State of North Carolina. As appropriate, it shall engage in litigation to protect these rights. Further believing that “[a] frequent recurrence to fundamental principles is absolutely necessary to preserve the blessings of liberty[,]” it shall further be the mission of the North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law to advocate the principles of limited government and thereby ensure compliance with the constitutional restraints on government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Constitutional Law • Economic Impact of Law • Taxation/Tax Policy • Corporate Welfare • Litigation •
Phone: 701-364-0676
Fax: 701-223-1133

North Dakota Family Alliance
Tom Freier
Executive Director
3220 18th Street South, Suite 8
Fargo, ND, United States 58104
admin@ndfa.org

Mission: North Dakota Family Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families in North Dakota by equipping, informing and educating policy leaders, elected officials, institutions, and concerned citizens on the issues that impact the family.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Marriage • Divorce reform • Gambling • Religious freedom • Sanctity of life
Phone: 701-223-8155

North Dakota Policy Council
Brett Narloch
Executive Director
PO Box 3007
Bismarck, ND, United States 58502
brenarlo@policynd.org

Mission: The North Dakota Policy Council (NDPC) is a liberty-based think tank focused on North Dakota solutions to North Dakota’s problems. We provide credible nonpartisan expertise and research to help North Dakotans advocate policies that are based on individual liberty, individual responsibility, and limited government. The NDPC seeks to broaden policy debates beyond the belief that government intervention should be the avenue of first, rather than last, resort. We believe that: * Government can only give to one person what it takes away from another, and that the power to give presumes the power to take. * Policies intended to affect one person or one group can affect all people and all groups, and that these unintended consequences often cause more harm to the many than any good done for the one. * Freedom requires responsibility: where government largesse replaces individual foresight it destroys responsibility and, therefore, freedom. * All times matter. Long-term consequences are as or more important than short-term impacts. Emotional reactions are not suitable substitutes for rational solutions.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Agriculture • Budget and spending • Economic development • Eminent domain • Energy and the environment • Federalism • Government reform • Home rule • Taxes • Sustainable development
Phone: 419-244-6711ext. 219
Fax: 419-720-0053

Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund
Ann Riddle
Executive Director
5800 Monroe Street, Ste. F5
Sylvania, OH, United States 43560
ariddle@toledodiocese.org

Mission: The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund (NWOSF) was established in 1999 to create a privately funded source of tuition assistance for area children seeking a non-public school education. More than $2 million was initially raised through local gifts and a match by the Children’s Scholarship Fund, a national program. Since 1999, almost 1,500 children in Lucas, Wood, and Fulton counties in Ohio have been offered educational choice.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Tuition assistance • School choice
Phone: 202-296-7263
Fax: 202-296-0771

The Objectivist Center
Dr. Edward L. Hudgins
Executive Director
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 425
Washington, DC, United States 20036
toc@objectivistcenter.org

Mission: The goal of The Objectivist Center is to help create a new culture in our society—a culture in tune with the entrepreneurial spirit of the new economy and one that affirms the core Objectivist values of reason, individualism, freedom, and achievement.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Defense of business against baseless prosecution • War on terrorism • Islamist vs. civilization • Postmodern, anti-Western attitudes on campus • Cutting back on the nanny state • Strengthening civil society
Phone: 405-602-1667
Fax: 405-602-1238

Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA)
Jonathan Small
President
1401 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK, United States 73104
ocpa@ocpathink.org

Mission: OCPA’s mission is to accumulate, evaluate, and disseminate public policy ideas and information for Oklahoma consistent with the principles of free enterprise, limited government, and individual initiative.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Economics • Education • Governance • Justice • Culture
Phone: (630) 974-6181

Open The Books
Adam Andrzejewski
Founder & CEO
200 S. Frontage Road, Suite 304
Burr Ridge, IL, United States 60527

Mission: Capture and post online all disclosed spending at every level of government- federal, state and local government across America. We’ve successfully captured over 3 billion public expenditures. We are rapidly expanding data in all 50 states down to the municipal level. Our goal is to map an additional 1 billion government spending transactions during 2016. It’s your money and you deserve to see where every dime is spent by your government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 503-692-9530
Fax: 503-692-9538

Oregon Better Government Project
Eric Winters
Vice President
19210 SW Martinazzi, PMB 422
Tualatin, OR, United States 97062
eric_winters@comcast.net

Mission: The mission of the Oregon Better Government Project (OBGP) is to conduct research and undertake education efforts that promote accountable, responsible, and transparent government in Oregon. To fulfill its mission, OBGP has three main activities: the Open Government Initiative, identifying where public resources have been misused; Unfunded Liabilities Databank, enforcing strict standards on accounting; and Initiative & Referendum Resource, providing advice to citizens interested in initiatives and referenda.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Government spending • Transparency • Accountable government
Phone: 503-620-0258
Fax: 503-639-6891

Oregonians In Action
Frank Nims
Chairman
PO Box 230637
Tigard, OR, United States 97281
oia@oia.org

Mission: Oregonians In Action (OIA) is a statewide, non-profit, non-partisan organization fighting for property rights and balanced and realistic land-use regulations through active lobbying in legislative and regulatory arenas, networking with other organizations, and working closely with landowners. OIA works with the Oregonians In Action Legal Center and Oregonians In Action Education Center, which are separate 501(c)(3) organizations with the same concerns on these issues. The Education Center concentrates on educating the public and landowners about property rights and land-use regulatory issues.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Compensation for regulatory takings • Requiring notice of proposed regulations • Reforming farm/forest land zoning • Removing oppressive rural dwelling rules • Opposing high-density zoning in urban areas
Phone: 503-620-0258
Fax: 503-639-6891

Oregonians In Action Legal Center
Ross Day
Director
PO Box 230637
Tigard, OR, United States 97281
ross@oia.org

Mission: The Oregonians In Action Legal Center is a statewide, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to using litigation to protect private property rights from excessive government land-use regulations. Financed entirely by private donations, the Center provides free legal services in precedent-setting property rights cases at all judicial levels, from local government hearings to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Center is involved as primary counsel in most cases, but also provides friend of the court briefs in cases handled by others.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Compensation for partial regulatory takings • Arbitrary minimum parcel size for land divisions • Getting relief from rigid ripeness criteria • Denial of farm dwellings based on income standard • Fighting wildlife overlay regulations on private land • Opposing exactions that violate Dolan v. City of Tigard
Phone: 808-521-6745
Fax: 808-599-8690

Pacific Forum CSIS
Ralph Cossa
President
1001 Bishop Street, Pauahi Tower, Suite 1150
Honolulu, HI, United States 96813
pacforum@hawaii.rr.com

Mission: Based in Honolulu, the Pacific Forum CSIS is a non-profit, private, public policy research institute that operates as the Asia–Pacific arm of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1975, the Forum seeks to stimulate cooperative policies in the Asia–Pacific region through debate and analyses undertaken with the region’s leaders in the academic, government, and corporate arenas, while promoting greater public awareness of national security issues at home and abroad. The Forum’s programs encompass current and emerging political, security, economic-business, and ocean policy issues.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Multilateral security mechanisms • Bilateral relationships in East Asia • Comparative political economics in East Asia • Nuclear energy, non-proliferation and transparency
Phone: 916-857-6900
Fax: 916-857-6902

Pacific Justice Institute
Brad W. Dacus, Esq.
President
PO Box 276600
Sacramento, CA, United States 95827
braddacus@pacificjustice.org

Mission: Pacific Justice Institute exists to protect and empower individuals, families, churches, companies, and other institutions to claim and utilize their religious freedoms, parental rights, and other civil liberties.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Homosexual marriage • Parental rights in public schools • Reforming child protective services/crisis counseling • Churches and land use issues • Religious freedoms in the workplace • Rights of union dues objectors
Phone: 916-419-7111
Fax: 916-419-7747

Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF)
Steven Anderson
President and CEO
930 G Street
Sacramento, CA, United States 95814
stopbiggovernment@pacificlegal.org

Mission: Pacific Legal Foundation is America’s trusted champion of constitutional rights, fighting and winning decisive actions in the courts of law and the court of public opinion to rescue liberty from the grasp of government power. PLF is distinguished for its winning record, its strong strategic sense of direction and its unwavering commitment to the principles of freedom. It is renowned for battling those who would tread on individual liberty; for confronting government bureaucrats who confiscate private property rights; for opposing government programs that grant special preferences on the basis of race and sex; and for challenging misguided environmental laws that degrade human values. DC Location: 300 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20001 (202) 888-6881 (202) 888-6885 (fax)
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Endangered Species Act • Clean Water Act • Economic liberties • Equal protection • Water rights • Land use
Phone: 415-989-0833
Fax: 415-989-2411

Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy (PRI)
Sally C. Pipes
President and CEO
101 Montgomery St
Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA, United States 94104
spipes@pacificresearch.org

Mission: Pacific Research Institute promotes the principles of individual freedom and personal responsibility. The Institute believes these principles are best encouraged through policies that emphasize a free economy, private initiative, and limited government. By focusing on public policy issues such as education, the environment, economics, and social welfare, PRI strives to foster a better understanding of the principles of a free society among leaders in government, academia, the media, and the business community.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Health care • Education reform • Technology studies • Environment • Business and economic studies
Phone: 561-907-7715

Palm Beach Faith and Freedom Coalition
Christopher M. Milu
Palm Beach County Field Director
Palm Beach, FL, United States
christopherm@flfamily.org

Mission: The Palm Beach Faith and Freedom Coalition serves to inform voters about important issues. Visit us frequently for educational information and to find out how you can become active in your county, state, and national political issues. Help us to keep America One Nation Under God. Our Principles: Respect for the sanctity and dignity of life, family, and marriage as the foundations of a free society Limited government, lower taxes and fiscal responsibility to unleash the creative energy of entrepreneurs Education reform that puts children first Help the poor, the needy, and those who have been left behind Free markets and free minds to create opportunity for all Victory in the struggle with terrorism and tyranny while supporting our democratic allies, including Israel Our Goals: Mobilize and train people of faith to be effective citizens Speak out in the public arena and in the media on behalf of common-sense values Influence legislation and enact sound public policy at every level of government Train citizens for effective civic action Protest bigotry and discrimination against people of faith
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: *right-to-life *traditional marriage *family issues *limited government *taxation *spending *entrepreneurship *education *poverty *free-markets *terrorism *Israel
Phone: 803-733-5600
Fax: 866-471-5032

Palmetto Family Council of South Carolina
Oran Smith
President & CEO
P.O. Box 11953
Columbia, SC, United States 29211
email@palmettofamily.org

Mission: Our mission is to persuasively present biblical principles in the centers of influence on issues affecting the family through research, communication, and networking.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Gambling ~Religious Freedom ~Education ~Life/Children
Phone: 803-708-0673

Palmetto Promise Institute
Ellen E. Weaver
President & CEO
P.O. Box 12676
Columbia, SC, United States 29211
ellen@palmettopolicy.org

Mission: This group of free market, fiscal and cultural South Carolina conservatives has banded together to research and promote policies that will make South Carolina a beacon of freedom to the nation and unleash opportunity for every citizen.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: *Competitive Federalism *Education *Medicaid
Phone: 937-228-7223
Fax: 937-226-1887

Parents Advancing Choice in Education, Inc. (PACE)
Bonnie E. Smith
Director of Programs
40 South Perry Street, Suite 120
Dayton, OH, United States 45402
georgeloney@pacedayton.org

Mission: PACE’s mission is to help families exercise choice for their children while helping schools to adopt strategies for educational improvement. PACE attempts to provide the most comprehensive resources for education.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 719-473-5430
Fax: 719-473-5435

Parents Challenge
Deborah Hendrix
Executive Director
115 North Union
Colorado Springs, CO, United States 80909
info@parentschallenge.org

Mission: Parents Challenge is dedicated to improved academic achievement of all children, but especially those in low socio-economic circumstances who are performing at alarmingly and unacceptably poor levels. Since parents are the most important educators of and decision makers for their children, Parents Challenge informs, motivates, activates, and empowers them to become more engaged in and have more control over their children’s’ education with the goal and expectation that those children will make meaningful academic progress.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education reform • Parental involvement in education
Phone: 703-383-0908
Fax: 703-383-5288

Parents in Charge Foundation
Bill Wilson
Co-founder
9900 Main Street, Suite 303
Fairfax, VA, United States 22031
info@picfoundation.org

Mission: Parents in Charge is dedicated to informing the public on issues affecting education at the state level and presenting alternative concepts of school and educational choice to the public, elected officials, and the media.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Education
Phone: 213-403-1300
Fax: 213-403-1301

Parents Television Council
Tim Winter
President
707 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2075
Los Angeles, CA, United States 90017
editor@parentstv.org

Mission: Established in 1995, the Hollywood-focused mission of the Parents Television Council (PTC) is to bring America’s demand for values-driven television programming to the entertainment industry. The Council offers private-sector solutions to restore television to its roots as an independent and socially responsible entertainment medium. PTC agrees that parents have the greatest responsibility when it comes to monitoring the viewing habits of their children, but the Council challenges actors, writers, producers, musicians, game makers, and advertisers to get serious about the vital role they play in shaping America’s culture.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Restoring the “family hour” to prime time TV • Television ratings • Video games • Music • FCC issues pertaining to indecency
Phone: 414-263-2970
Fax: 414-263-2975

Partners Advancing Values in Education
Dave Steele
President and CEO
301 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 300
Milwaukee, WI, United States 53203
mckinleyd@pave.org

Mission: Partners Advancing Values in Education (PAVE) makes excellent educational opportunities possible for low-income families in Milwaukee, WI.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education • Schools • Scholarships for low-income children
Phone: (202)-349-5880

Patients First Now
Catherine Hamilton

1726 M Street NW
Washginton, DC, United States 20036

Mission: Patients First is a project of Americans for Prosperity ® (AFP), a 501(c)4 non-profit organization recognized by the IRS. AFP is the nation’s premier grassroots organization committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP has more than 500,000 members, including members in all 50 states, and 23 state chapters. For more information about AFP, please visit www.americansforprosperity.org.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Healthcare
Phone: (504) 475-4299

Pelican Institute for Public Policy
Daniel Erspamer
President
400 Poydras St Suite 900
New Orleans, LA, United States 70130

Mission: The Pelican Institute for Public Policy is a non-profit research and education institution that conducts scholarly research and analysis of Louisiana public policy. The Institute’s mission is to advance sound policies based on the principles of free enterprise, individual liberty, and limited government. The Institute pursues this mission by conducting timely research on important issues and then marketing the findings to elected leaders, the media, business leaders, community organizations, and individual citizens.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Government spending • Transparency • Education • Taxes
Phone: 724-864-5989

Pennsylvania Eagle Forum
Fran Bevan
State Leader
640 Stonebridge Drive
North Huntingdon, PA, United States 15642
fran@eagleforumpa.org

Mission: Eagle Forum’s mission is to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policymaking so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty with respect for family integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Border security • Family • Constitution • Marriage • Education
Phone: 717-545-0600
Fax: 717-545-8107

Pennsylvania Family Institute
Michael Geer
President
23 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA, United States 17101
mail@pafamily.org

Mission: The Pennsylvania Family Institute’s mission is to strengthen families by restoring to public life the traditional, foundational principles and values essential for the well being of society using a fourfold strategy of raising media awareness of the importance of the family; conducting family-impact analysis and research and giving testimony in Harrisburg; communicating with the grassroots, informing them of trends in culture and public policy; and encouraging voting and responsible citizenship.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Parental rights in education • Divorce reform • Gambling • Day care • Abortion
Phone: 888-894-8400

The Philanthropic Enterprise
Lenore T. Ealy, Ph.D.
Executive Director
P.O. Box 4449
Carmel, IN, United States 46082
info@thephilanthropicenterprise.org

Mission: The Philanthropic Enterprise is a research and education institute that seeks to strengthen our understanding of the free society and how philanthropy and voluntary social cooperation promote human flourishing.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: ~ Culture, community, and demographic change ~ Civil Society ~ Economics of development
Phone: 202-822-8333
Fax: 202-822-8325

The Philanthropy Roundtable
Adam Meyerson
President
1120 20th Street NW Suite 550
Washington, DC, United States 20036
main@philanthropyroundtable.org

Mission: The Philanthropy Roundtable is a national association of individual donors, foundation trustees and staff, and corporate giving executives. Its mission is to foster excellence in philanthropy, to help donors achieve their philanthropic intent, and to assist donors in advancing freedom, opportunity, and personal responsibility.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education • Marriage and family • War on terrorism • Environmental stewardship • Character-based social services • Public policy
Phone: 617-723-2277
Fax: 617-723-1880

Pioneer Institute
Jim Stergios
Executive Director
185 Devonshire Street, Suite 1101
Eighth Floor
Boston, MA, United States 02110
jstergios@pioneerinstitute.org

Mission: Founded in 1988, Pioneer Institute is a non-partisan public policy think tank committed to keeping Massachusetts economically competitive and strengthening the core values of an open society. To inspire market-driven policy reforms, Pioneer promotes individual freedom and responsibility and limited, accountable government. The Institute has changed the intellectual climate in Massachusetts by commissioning timely and rigorous academic studies from leading scholars. Pioneer injects new ideas into the public debate through forums and lectures, transcripts, the media, and outreach to legislators, business groups and the general public.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School reform • School choice • Vouchers • Government reform • Limited government • Economic freedom
Phone: 402-452-3737
Fax: 402-452-3676

Platte Institute for Economic Research
Jim Vokal
Chief Executive Officer
6910 Pacific Street, Suite 216
Omaha, NE, United States 68106
jvokal@platteinstitute.org

Mission: The Platte Institute for Economic Research is a non-partisan research and education organization whose mission is to advance public policy alternatives that foster limited government, personal responsibility, and free enterprise for Nebraska.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Tax policy and spending • Enhancing Nebraska’s educational structure • Evaluating ways to control health care spending • Improving state water resource management
Phone: 714-641-6913
Fax: 714-641-3128

Policy and Taxation Group
Patricia M. Soldano
President
1775 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Suite 350
Washington, DC, United States 20006
pmsoldano@policyandtaxationgroup.com

Mission: The Policy and Taxation Group is dedicated to the repeal of the gift, estate, and generation-skipping tax and the elimination of the destructive effect that those taxes have on families, family businesses, job creation, the national economy, and government revenues. The organization advocates the repeal of the death tax through lobbying legislators and executive branch officials.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Permanent repeal of the estate, gift and generation-skipping taxes
Phone: 310-316-6888
Fax: 310-316-6888

Polish-American Foundation for Economic Research and Education
John M. Malek
Founder and President
3128 Pacific Coast Highway, #16
Torrance, CA, United States 90505
pafere@cox.net

Mission: The mission of the Polish-American Foundation for Economic Research and Education is to propagate the understanding of basic economics by explaining the relationship between the human nature and economic mechanisms and phenomena; debunking economic myths while proposing alternatives enlightened by economic facts and principles; showing the role of freedom, individual responsibility, market order, as well as limited government under rule of law; and exposing the role of ethics in reducing socio-economic problems such as unemployment and poverty and in the achievement of a better quality life.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited government • Free markets • Promotion and sponsorship of original writings as well as translation into Polish of great thinkers
Phone: 704-779-2824
Fax: 704-896-0788

Political Economy Research Institute
Gerald Epstein
Director
418 N. Pleasant St., Suite A
Amherst, MA, United States 01002
jacksommer@aol.com

Mission: The Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) seeks to foster the growth of individual liberty and personal responsibility by supporting the early careers of scholars dedicated to the exploration of these subjects. PERI’s “Legacy of Liberty” Fellowship program is the vehicle for delivering this support.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Restoration of meaning in higher education • Promotion of greater public understanding of science • Developing rationales and processes for privatizing public services
Phone: 540-622-5240
Fax: 540-622-2728

Population Research Institute
Steven W. Mosher
President
1190 Progress Drive, Suite 2D
PO Box 1559
Front Royal, VA, United States 22630
pri@pop.org

Mission: Population Research Institute is dedicated to stopping human rights abuses committed in the name of “family planning” and, through research and education, to dispelling the myth of “overpopulation.”
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Abortion • Stem cell research • Ending abusive family planning programs • Mexico City policy • Federal marriage amendment
Phone: 877-478-0100
Fax: 703-834-3658

Prison Fellowship Ministries
James Ackerman
President and Chief Executive Officer
44180 Riverside Parkway
Lansdowne, VA, United States 20176
mark_earley@pfm.org

Mission: The mission of Prison Fellowship Ministries is to exhort, equip, and assist churches in their ministry to prisoners, ex-prisoners, victims, and their families and in churches’ promotion of biblical standards of justice in the criminal justice system.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Prisoner reentry • Faith-based and community initiative • Sentencing reform
Phone: 615-778-0803
Fax: 615-778-0149

Professional Educators of Tennessee (PET)
John
Executive Director
5100 Linbar Drive, Suite 101
Nashville, TN, United States 37211
pet@teacherspet.com

Mission: The purpose of PET is to maintain high standards of professional ethics among educators, to regain public confidence in education, to further professional status and professional compensation for educators, to promote activities, services, and training for educators, to protect the rights of individual educators, and to create a climate of cooperation and mutual respect among educators, legislators, school-board members, students, and parents.
Tax Status: 501(c)(6)
Policy/Priority Issues: Freedom of access to schools • Teaching standards • Student behavioral standards
Phone: 202-289-8928
Fax: 202-289-6079

The Progress & Freedom Foundation
W. Kenneth Ferree
President
1444 Eye Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC, United States 20005
mail@pff.org

Mission: The Progress & Freedom Foundation (PFF) studies technology and its implications for public policy. The Foundation believes the digital revolution is creating changes in society that cause power to migrate away from large, centralized institutions and to move closer to the people; in that sense, the digital revolution inherently favors personal freedom. PFF’s public policy studies examine the implications of this phenomenon for government with an eye toward producing government structures that are smaller, less bureaucratic, and less intrusive in cultural and economic affairs.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Telecommunications policy • First Amendment, encryption, and privacy • Market structure of the communications industry • Competition in electric energy • Medical innovation and regulation • Intellectual property • E-commerce • Social implications of the digital revolution
Phone: 202-543-4110
Fax: 202-543-5975

Project 21
David Ridenour
President
20 F Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC, United States 20001
project21@nationalcenter.org

Mission: Project 21 is a leadership network of black conservatives dedicated to working with the media and the black community to recognize and foster diversity of political opinion in the African-American community.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Environmental justice/overregulation • Morality/integrity • Civil rights/affirmative action • Judiciary • Election reform
Phone: 901-843-3661

Project for the Study of Liberal Democracy
Daniel Cullen
Director
2000 N. Parkway
Memphis, TN, United States 38112
cullen@rhodes.edu

Mission: The Project for the Study of Liberal Democracy aims to unite the purposes of liberal education and civic education by fostering teaching and research on American ideas and institutions and their sources in the tradition of Western political thought and practice.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: *constitutionalism *rule of law *democracy *civil society *political philosophy *first principles *political and economic thought
Phone: 847-729-3298
Fax: 847-729-9744

Project Reality
Libby Gray Macke
Director
1701 East Lake Avenue, Suite 371
Glenview, IL, United States 60025
info@projectreality.org

Mission: Since 1985, Project Reality has been at the forefront of the national field of adolescent health education with the promotion of abstinence-centered programs in the public schools. Its mission is to give a positive presentation of the benefits of abstinence through curricula, presentations and materials in order to help teens choose abstinence from sexual activity and from the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Project Reality’s values- and character-based curricula emphasize abstinence until marriage as the best choice and the healthiest lifestyle for adolescents.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Abstinence-until-marriage education • Expanding the Illinois Abstinence Coalition • Expanding the National Abstinence Clearinghouse Coalition • Power of Abstinence seminars for adults • Reality Check youth rallies • Media promotion of abstinence until marriage • Drug and alcohol abuse
Phone: 601-956-8636

Pro-Life Mississippi
Judy Batson
President
114 Office Park Plaza, Suite B
Jackson, MS, United States 39206
plm@prolifemississippi.org

Mission: Pro-Life Mississippi is an organization of diverse and caring Christians. We are drawn together by our commitment to the sanctity of human life from fertilization to natural death. On behalf of those who cannont speak for themselves, we are a voice against abortion, infanticide, euthanasia and embryonic stem cell research. Our concern is to reach the state with the truth about these issues by educating its citizens, influencing political change within the government of Mississippi and taking the pro-life message directly to those who threaten innocent life. The key to the success of our mission is to work with the churches of Mississippi in action against these sins.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: ~ Abortion ~ Euthanasia ~ Infanticide ~ Stem Cell Research ~ Cloning ~ Contraceptive Pills
Phone: 949-296-6209

Prometheus Institute
Matt Harrison
Executive Director
41 Discovery
Irvine, CA, United States 92618
matt@readpi.org

Mission: To pioneer creative campaigns to engage, educate, inspire, and empower young Americans to increase the freedom in their lives.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: • Defense • Education • Environment • Health Care • Social Security
Phone: 406-587-9591
Fax: 406-586-7555

Property and Environment Research Center (PERC)
Reed Watson
Executive Director
2048 Analysis Drive, Suite A
Bozeman, MT, United States 59718
perc@perc.org

Mission: PERC is a non-profit institute dedicated to improving environmental quality through property rights and markets. PERC is motivated by three basic principles: private property rights and markets encourage stewardship of resources; government control and government subsidies often degrade the environment; and polluters should be liable for harm they cause others.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Endangered species ~Public land management ~Water and air pollution ~Community management of natural resources ~Environmental education ~Environmental entrepreneurs
Phone: 518-696-5748

Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc.
Carol W. LaGrasse
President and Founder
PO Box 75
Stoney Creek, NY, United States 12878
lagrasse@prfamerica.org

Mission: The mission of the Property Rights Foundation of America is to defend and enhance private property rights to the fullest extent, as guaranteed in the United States Constitution.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Zoning and building codes • National Heritage Areas • Conservation easements and land trusts • Biosphere reserve • Eminent domain • Government land acquisition and rural depopulation
Phone: 610-825-7690
Fax: 610-825-7692

The Providence Forum
Peter A. Lillback
President
2002 Renaissance Boulevard, Suite 230
King of Prussia, PA, United States 19406
info@providenceforum.org

Mission: The Providence Forum is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to re-instill and promote a Judeo-Christian worldview within our culture. With emphasis on the historical Judeo-Christian roots of our nation, the Forum intends to advance the faith, ethics and moral values which are consistent with the spirit of our nation's founding. The purpose of The Providence Forum is to demonstrably acknowledge that the Providence of God is at work, and at times serves as a call to action. It is our belief that the Lord has called The Providence Forum into being "for such a time as this". (Esther 4:14)
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: American History • American Founding • Political Theory
Phone: 319-385-3462
Fax: 319-385-3799

Public Interest Institute
Don Racheter, Ph.D.
President
PO Box 209
Muscatine, IA, United States 52761-0069
public.interest.institute@limitedgovernment.org

Mission: Public Interest Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan, public policy research organization located on the campus of Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. The Institute promotes the importance of a free enterprise economic system and limited government in society based upon individual freedom and liberty. It believes that ideas have consequences and involved individuals can make a difference.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Taxes • Spending • Regulation
Phone:

Public Notice
Gretchen Hamel
Executive Director
, DC, United States
info@thepublicnotice.org

Mission: Our goal is to provide Americans with clear, unbiased, and useful information about key economic and fiscal issues. Because America's future should rest in the capable hands of a knowledgeable people.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: *Advancing Open Markets and Economic Growth
Phone: 518-465-7511
Fax: 518-432-4537

Public Policy Institute of New York State
Heather C. Briccetti
President and CEO
152 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY, United States 12210-2289
steve.taylor@bcnys.org

Mission: Founded in 1981, the Public Policy Institute is a research and educational organization whose purpose is to formulate and promote public policies that will restore New York’s economic competitiveness. The Institute accomplishes this mission by conducting timely, in-depth research addressing key state policy issues. These findings are effectively communicated to the Institute’s primary audiences: members of the New York state legislature, key legislative staff members, policymakers in the executive branch, the state’s news media, and the academic and policy communities. The Institute is affiliated with The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: State tax reform and budget priorities • Economic competitiveness and growth
Phone: 703-242-3575
Fax: 703-242-3579

Public Service Research Council
David Y. Denholm
President
320-D Maple Avenue East
Vienna, VA, United States 22180
info@psrf.org

Mission: Public Service Research Council is a national citizens lobby founded in 1973 to oppose public sector union control of the size, cost, and quality of public services and union special interest influence on public policy. The Council sponsors Americans Against Union Control of Government, monitors legislation at the state and federal level, and mobilizes grassroots action against pro-union bills and in support for bills to roll back existing union special privileges and legal immunities.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Public-sector union bargaining • Strikes against government • Prevailing wage laws • Project labor agreements • Living wage laws • Union political activity
Phone: 703-242-3575
Fax: 703-242-3579

Public Service Research Foundation
David Y. Denholm
President
320-D Maple Avenue East
Vienna, VA, United States 22180
info@psrf.org

Mission: Public Service Research Foundation (PSRF) is an independent research and educational organization studying the impact of unions in government on government and union special interest influence on public policy. It conducts and sponsors research on unionism, publishes Government Union Review, a quarterly journal, and distributes information through exhibits at conventions of public officials. PSRF supports and encourages professional educator groups as an alternative to teacher unionism, provides speakers for meetings of business, civic and political groups and provides information to news media.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Public-sector unionism • Public-sector collective bargaining • Prevailing wage laws • Union influence on public policy • Teacher union influence on education • Compulsory unionism
Phone: 202-525-5717

R Street Institute
Eli Lehrer
President
1050 17th ST NW STE 1150
Third Floor
Washington, DC, United States 20036
elehrer@rstreet.org

Mission: R Street supports free markets; limited, effective government; and responsible environmental stewardship. It strives to craft pragmatic solutions to domestic policy challenges involving regulation, public health, the environment, entitlements reform, and the federal budget.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: Free Markets
Phone: 717-238-1878

REACH Foundation
Otto V. Banks
Executive Director
PO Box 1283
Harrisburg, PA, United States 17108
eloudenslager@paschoolchoice.org

Mission: REACH (Road to Educational Achievement through CHoice) Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth of educational options available to families in Pennsylvania so that each child is able to attend a school that best fits his/her needs. REACH is working to educate the media, parents, and elected officials on other ways to give parents a choice in their child’s education.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education
Phone: 310-391-2245
Fax: 310-391-4395

Reason Foundation
David Nott
President
5737 Mesmer Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, United States 90230-6316
david.nott@reason.org

Mission: Reason Foundation is a national research and educational organization. Its purpose is to advance the ideas of individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law. The world leader in privatization, Reason is known for practical and innovative public policy ideas that emphasize competition, transparency, and accountability for results. It conducts extensive research on issues of California and federal law and policy. Through cutting-edge policy research and the nationally recognized magazine, Reason, the Foundation uses journalism and public policy to change the frameworks and actions of policymakers, journalists, and opinion leaders.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Privatization • Budgets and fiscal reform • Surface transportation • K–12 education • Housing and land use • Environmental policy
Phone: 540-370-4200

Religious Freedom Coalition
William J. Murray
Chairman
PO Box 77511
Washington, DC, United States 20013
wmurray@rfcnet.org

Mission: The Religious Freedom Coalition (RFC) is a social conservative advocacy organization that works to inform the Congress and general public of alternatives to the liberal agenda. RFC holds the Bible as being the highest standard to which government can be held and maintains that the church, not big government, is the answer to most social problems.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Protecting children, born and unborn • Protecting the right of citizens to pray at public events • Protecting religious symbols from secular destruction • Preserving the family as the basic social unit • Saving America’s children from the public school system • Stopping the homosexual and feminist agenda from overtaking American families
Phone: 804-397-7581

Restore the Founders' Vision
Patrick McSweeney
President
PO Box 1861
Midlothian, VA, United States 23113
info@rtfv.net

Mission: Our Mission is to re-establish in the minds of Americans the principles shared by the Founders of the Republic that our right to life, liberty and property is God-given, that government is established by the people to safeguard our rights and that government must be limited so that our freedom can be preserved.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited Government • Founding Principles • Constitutionalism
Phone: 703-766-6360
Fax: 703-766-6501

RetireSafe
Thair Phillips
President
1616 H Street N.W., #902
Washington, DC, United States 20006
info@retiresafe.org

Mission: RetireSafe is a grassroots action network promoting dynamic, pro-growth solutions to America’s retirement security challenges. This grassroots network consists of all generations of citizens, united in the belief that more choice and control over their retirement will produce prosperity for young and old. It seeks retirement security through policies that encourage economic growth, wealth creation, and individual choice and control. Central to this is the ownership of retirement assets and the ability to pass those assets from generation to generation.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Social Security • Medicare • Financial and savings security • Health Savings Accounts • Tax reform
Phone: 202-838-7734

Religious Freedom Institute
Mark Winter
Chairman of the Board
1053 30th Street NW
Washington, DC, United States 20007
RFI@religiousfreedominstitute.org

Mission: The Religious Freedom Institute (RFI) is committed to achieving broad acceptance of religious liberty as a fundamental human right, the cornerstone of a successful society, and a source of national and international security. It will achieve this goal by convincing stakeholders in select regions that religious freedom can help them achieve their own goals—political, economic, strategic, and religious. Action Teams will establish a presence in each region to build coalitions and work toward making religious freedom a priority for governments, civil society, religious communities, businesses, and the general public.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 401-429-6115

Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Michael Stenhouse
Chief Executive Officer
P.O. Box 10069
Cranston, RI, United States 02910
info@rifreedom.org

Mission: The Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity is Rhode Island’s leading free-enterprise public policy think tank. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, the RI Center for Freedom is dedicated to providing concerned citizens, the media, and public officials with empirical research data, while also advancing free-market solutions to public policy issues in the state. Balancing the debate, changing minds, and building a growing network of people who are informed and passionate about free-market ideas are the vital roles that the Center for Freedom will play in the Ocean State!
Tax Status: 501(C)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Economic Growth * Jobs * School Choice * Medicaid * Pension Reform * Federalism * Labor Issues
Phone: 505-264-6090
Fax: 505-213-0300

Rio Grande Foundation
Paul J. Gessing
President
PO Box 40336
Albuquerque, NM, United States 87196
info@riograndefoundation.org

Mission: The Rio Grande Foundation is an independent, non-partisan, tax-exempt research and educational organization dedicated to the study of public policy. Through its research papers, workshops, editorials, and policy briefings, the Foundation promotes public policy founded upon the principles of limited government, economic freedom, and individual responsibility. To promote these principles and to assist New Mexico leaders in developing policies based on a limited government and free market approach, the Rio Grande Foundation relies solely on contributions from the private sector to fund its activities and neither seeks nor accepts government funding.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Tax policy • Medicaid • School choice • Smart growth • Water • Tax and spending limitations • Economic development • Energy and environment • Telecommunication • Privatization
Phone: 815-964-5053
Fax: 815-964-9403

Rockford Institute
Dr. Thomas Fleming
President
928 North Main Street
Rockford, IL, United States 61103
info@rockfordinstitute.org

Mission: The Rockford Institute’s chief activity is the publication of the monthly magazine, Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. In addition, the Institute operates an op-ed service, a summer school, a speakers bureau, and an audiotape lecture series; holds regular conferences throughout the year at home and abroad, including the John Randolph Club; and publishes several books annually.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Classical education • Authentic federalism • America-first economic and foreign policy • Insurgent Islam • The restoration of Christendom • The primacy of the family
Phone: 303-292-1800
Fax: 303-429-5795

Rocky Mountain Family Council
Jim Chapman
Executive Director
8704 Yates Drive, Suite 205
Westminster, CO, United States 80031
rmfc@aol.com

Mission: The Rocky Mountain Family Council (RMFC) exists to promote renewal in families, marriages, education, and government throughout the Rocky Mountain region. This is accomplished through communication with the Colorado legislature and through RMFC’s charter school and marriage projects.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Divorce reform • Charter schools • Family tax relief • Parental notice and consent • Same sex marriage • Domestic partner benefit policies
Phone: 909-621-8159
Fax: 909-607-4288

Rose Institute of State and Local Government
Dr. Andrew Busch
Director
Kravis Center, Fourth Floor 850 Columbia Ave
340 East Ninth Street
Claremont, CA, United States 91711-6420
roseinstitute@claremontmckenna.edu

Mission: Using computer technology, students, and faculty, the Rose Institute advances knowledge about politics and helps create services that make the political process more democratic. Through the development of large computerized databases and advanced geographic retrieval systems, students become involved in projects focusing on such topics as redistricting, fiscal analysis, California demographics, survey research, and legal and regulatory analysis and, therefore, contribute to a better understanding of many aspects of California’s state and local government.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: State and local government • State fiscal policy • Regulation • Elections
Phone: 231-972-5590
Fax: 231-972-8078

The Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal
Annette Y. Kirk
President
PO Box 4
Mecosta, MI, United States 49332
info@kirkcenter.org

Mission: Continuing in the tradition of the American writer and thinker Russell Kirk, the Center’s mission is to strengthen the foundations—cultural, economic, and religious—of Western civilization and the American experience within it. Its programs and publications have a particular focus on moral imagination and right reason. They celebrate and defend the “permanent things”—all that makes human life worth living, particularly the bedrock principles that have traditionally supported and maintained the health of society’s central institutions—family, church, and school.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 434-978-3888
Fax: 434-978-1789

The Rutherford Institute
John Whitehead
President
PO Box 7482
Charlottesville, VA, United States 22906
staff@rutherford.org

Mission: Founded in 1982 by constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute is a civil liberties organization that provides free legal services to people whose constitutional and human rights have been threatened or violated. The Institute has emerged as one of the nation’s leading advocates of civil liberties and human rights, litigating in the courts and educating the public on a wide spectrum of issues affecting individual freedom in the United States and around the world. The Institute’s mission is twofold: to provide legal services in the defense of religious and civil liberties and to educate the public on important issues affecting their constitutional freedoms.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Freedom of speech • Freedom of religion • Sanctity of human life • School choice • Right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure • Rights within the workplace
Phone: 317-472-2050
Fax: 317-925-0679

Sagamore Institute for Policy Research
Jay Hein
President
2902 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN, United States 46208
info@sipr.org

Mission: The mission of the Sagamore Institute is to provide high-quality, independent research and analysis, developing innovative and collaborative approaches to issues of public significance.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Civil society • Education reform • Immigration • Criminal justice policy • Global trade
Phone: 858-320-7515
Fax: 858-453-0607

The San Diego Institute for Policy Research
W. Erik Bruvold
President and CEO
11355 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA, United States 92037
info@sandiegoinstitute.com

Mission: The San Diego Institute for Policy Research is a non-partisan organization that formulates and promotes high quality economic, policy, and public opinion research so as to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of local governments in San Diego County, California, and to improve the quality of life enjoyed by the region’s citizens.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Municipal finance • Public pensions • Government efficiency
Phone: 973-497-4279
Fax: 973-497-4282

The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children
Gerard T. O’Connor
Executive Director
PO Box 9500
Newark, NJ, United States 07104
cunninlo@rcan.org

Mission: The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children provides scholarships for needy children who attend private and parochial schools. Its mission is to provide disadvantaged youngsters with a sound values-based education in a safe environment.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Tuition assistance • School choice • Education
Phone: 414-319-9160
Fax: 414-765-0220

School Choice Wisconsin
Jim Bender
President
350 Bishops Way, Suite 104
Brookfield, WI, United States 53005
scw@parentchoice.org

Mission: School Choice Wisconsin is a non-profit organization that seeks to ensure an honest debate about school choice by providing accurate information on the impact of school choice on families, communities, and schools.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Education
Phone: 703-920-2744
Fax: 408-715-5657

The Science and Environmental Policy Project
S. Fred Singer
President
1600 South Eads Street, Suite 712-S
Arlington, VA, United States 22202-2907
comments@sepp.org

Mission: The Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) is an international association of mainly physical scientists and engineers concerned with the responsible use of scientific information in the development of environmental policies. SEEP publishes scientific reports, holds briefings, and issues a weekly e-mail bulletin to some 2,000 addresses.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Climate change • Control of greenhouse gases • Energy policy • Future energy sources • Nuclear radiation effects • Nuclear terrorism threats
Phone: 228-990-7246
Fax: 228-875-2613

Second Amendment and Firearms Education
Aletta Viola Donigan
President
1816 Bienville Boulevard
Ocean Springs, MS, United States 39564
aletta@artrageousdesign.com

Mission:
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Firearms training and education to women and children
Phone: 425-454-7012
Fax: 425-451-3959

Second Amendment Foundation
Alan Gottlieb
Founder
James Madison Building
12500 NE Tenth Place
Bellevue, WA, United States 98005
adminforweb@saf.org

Mission: The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) is dedicated to promoting a better understanding about America’s constitutional heritage to privately own and possess firearms. To that end, SAF carries out many educational and legal action programs designed to better inform the public about the gun control debate.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Right to keep and bear arms • Gun control • Crime • Self defense • Homeland security
Phone: 800-325-9891

The Seniors Coalition
Joanne T. Leon
Chairman of the Board and Executive Director
1250 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 200
Washington, DC, United States 20036
tsc@senior.org

Mission: The Seniors Coalition is a non-profit, non-partisan, education, and issue advocacy organization that represents the interests and concerns of America’s senior citizens at both the state and federal levels. Its mission is to protect the quality of life and economic well being that older Americans have earned, while supporting common sense solutions to the challenges of the future. The Coalition was founded as a public advocacy group during the fight to repeal the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act in 1989. Since then, it has grown rapidly and expanded its advocacy to include a wide range of other important issues.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Medicare • Social Security • Long-term care • Pharmaceutical issues • Tax reform • Regulatory reform • FDA drug approval • Low-cost generic drugs
Phone: 724-458-3394
Fax: 724-458-2181

Shenango Institute for Public Policy
Paul Kengor
President
PO Box 245
Grove City, PA, United States 16127
sipp@shenangoinstitute.org

Mission: The mission of the Shenango Institute for Public Policy (SIPP) is to formulate and promote public policies at the local government level based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom and responsibility, and a respect for traditional values. Focusing on the central-western Pennsylvania area, including Lawrence, Mercer, Butler, and Venango counties, SIPP supports private sector solutions to social and economic problems; competitive market processes in the delivery of government services; a requirement that governments prove that benefits outweigh costs before embarking on public works projects; and evaluation of social services on the basis of outcomes rather than inputs.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education • Privatization • Trade • Taxes
Phone: 314-726-5655
Fax: 314-726-5656

Show-Me Institute
Brenda Talent
President
5297 Washington Place
St. Louis, MO, United States 63108
info@showmeinstitute.org

Mission: The Show-Me Institute is a research and educational institute dedicated to improving the quality of life for all citizens of Missouri by advancing sensible, well-researched solutions to state and local policy issues. The Institute’s scholars study public policy problems and develop proposals to increase economic opportunity for ordinary Missourians.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Taxation and budget • Property rights • Education • Regulation • Technology
Phone: 703-242-5840
Fax: 703-242-5841

Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council
Karen Kerrigan
President & CEO
301 Maple Avenue West Suite 690
Vienna, VA, United States 22180
membership@sbecouncil.org

Mission: The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) works to influence legislation and policies that help to create a favorable and productive environment for small businesses and entrepreneurship. By educating policymakers, legislators, the media and the public about the critical role that small businesses play in the economy—and how government actions can positively or negatively affect the small business community—SBE Council strives to establish a solid public policy foundation upon which entrepreneurial activity and small businesses can survive and flourish.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Taxes and spending • Health care • Trade • Regulation • Energy and environment • Telecommunications and the Internet
Phone: 510-885-2640
Fax: 510-885-4222

Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies
Dr. Stephen Shmanske
Director
College of Business and Economics
California State University, East Bay
Hayward, CA, United States 94542
charles.baird@csueastbay.edu

Mission: The Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies seeks to foster a better understanding of classical liberalism among college students and the general public.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Tax reform • Labor law reform • State spending limits
Phone: 419-372-2536
Fax: 419-372-8738

Social Philosophy and Policy Center
Fred D. Miller, Jr.
Executive Director
Bowling Green State University
225 Troupe Avenue
Bowling Green, OH, United States 43403
mdilsav@bgsu.edu

Mission: The Social Philosophy and Policy Center is dedicated to the examination of public policy issues from a philosophical perspective. It is distinctive in its focus upon the ethical aspects of public policy questions. This emphasis reflects the belief that policy questions cannot be adequately addressed by empirical investigation alone. Factual research can reveal the optimal or efficient policy by which certain public ends can be attained, yet the validity of those ends is still open to question from an ethical standpoint. The methodology of the Center is interdisciplinary, in that ethical analysis is informed by the results of economics, jurisprudence, and political science.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education • Tax policy • American historiography • Property rights • Welfare reform • Economic policy
Phone: 609-882-1071

Solutions for New Jersey
Richard J. LaRossa
CEO & Executive Director
150 Bull Run Road, Suite B
Trenton, NJ, United States 08638-1316
solutionsfornewjersey@gmail.com

Mission: Solutions mission is to identify economic issues and conditions facing the State of New Jersey, evaluate the causes and propose innovative, cost-effective ways to resolve them. In short, a fiscally responsible “think tank” devoted solely to New Jersey!
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Property taxes • School Funding • Hospital Charity Care • Waste, fraud and abuse • Pension funding • State Debt • Crime and political corruption • Over-regulation • Affordable Housing.
Phone: 803-779-5022
Fax: 803-779-4953

South Carolina Policy Council
Ashley Landess
President
1323 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC, United States 29201
mem@scpolicycouncil.com

Mission: Established in 1986, the South Carolina Policy Council is a non-partisan, tax-exempt public policy research and education foundation whose mission is to educate its members and all South Carolinians about state and local public policy based on the traditional South Carolina values of individual liberty and responsibility, free enterprise, and limited government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Government reduction • Tax and budget reform • Anti-lottery • Environmental issues • Unionization and right to work • Education reform
Phone: 605-216-6178

South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership
Lori Cope
Executive Director
1905 North Plaza Boulevard
Rapid City, SD, United States 57702
lori.cope@sdstate.edu

Mission: To ensure that the South Dakota rural and agricultural communities can keep pace with the rate of change, it is imperative that we continue to supply informed, decisive, communicative spokespersons to represent our industry and communities, keeping the public factually informed, as policies are constructed and decisions are made.
Tax Status: 501 (c) (3)
Policy/Priority Issues: ~agriculture ~policy ~rural ~industry
Phone: 605-335-8100
Fax: 605-336-1926

South Dakota Family Policy Council
Chris Hupke
President
3500 South Phillips Avenue, Suite 110
Sioux Falls, SD, United States 57105
mail@sdfamily.org

Mission: The South Dakota Family Policy Council provides research and analysis of family issues through various publications and media efforts, facilitates action by pro-family citizens and grassroots groups, and lobbies for pro-family interests in Pierre, the state capital.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Marriage/divorce • Video gambling • School choice • Abstinence • Pornography • Government waste
Phone: 404-257-9667
Fax: 404-257-0049

Southeastern Legal Foundation
Todd G. Young
Executive Director
2255 Sewell Mill Road, Suite 320
Marietta, GA, United States 30062
jayers@southeasternlegal.org

Mission: Southeastern Legal Foundation is an Atlanta-based public interest law firm that advocates limited government, individual economic freedom, and the free enterprise system in the courts of law and public opinion.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Deregulation • Environment • Family • Taxes • Limited government • Property rights
Phone: 888-239-9350
Fax: 212-515-7126

Southern California Children's Scholarship Fund
Erica Macias
Program Director
1015 Gayley Avenue, Suite 1118
Los Angeles, CA, United States 90024
info@sccsf.org

Mission: The Southern California Children’s Scholarship Fund seeks to increase educational opportunities to K–8 children in southern California from low-income families through partial tuition scholarships.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • Education
Phone: 407-985-3509

Space and Science Corporation
John L. Casey
President
PO Box 607841
Orlando, FL, United States 32860
mail@spaceandscience.net

Mission: Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, the Space and Science Research Corporation (SSRC) is a leading independent US climate research company. It is the foremost institution in the United States dedicated to the analysis and planning for the next climate change - forecast to be one of decades of record cold weather. The SSRC maintains active communication channels with some of the world's best experts in the field of solar physics and climate research pertaining to the matter of the next climate change. In addition it has a dedicated list of "Supporting Researchers" who have committed their name and assistance to the mission of the SSRC. The SSRC also updates key US government leaders of the status of climate change activity centered on its area of expertise. The SSRC possesses the capability to conduct planning and research on how best to prepare individuals, businesses, and governments at all levels for the next climate change to a period of long lasting and potentially dangerous colder weather.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: ~Environment ~Global Warming
Phone: 817-332-8550
Fax: 817-332-8825

STAR Sponsor Program/Children's Scholarship Fund - Fort Worth
Patty Myers
Executive Director
6707 Brentwood Stair Rd, Suite 205
Fort Worth, TX, United States 76112
starcsf@lycos.com

Mission: STAR Sponsorship Program, Inc./Children’s Scholarship Fund - Fort Worth is dedicated to increasing educational options for children in Tarrant County, Texas, whose parents do not have the financial means to provide the education best suited to their children’s unique needs. The Program believes the well being of the entire community is enhanced when children are given a quality education that allows them to achieve to their utmost ability. To this end, it encourages partnerships with schools, parents, community organizations, and concerned citizens in supporting children to achieve the American dream.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice
Phone:

State Budget Solutions
Bob Williams
President
4701 Cox Road, Suite 301
Glen Allen, VA, United States 23060
info@statebudgetsolutions.org

Mission: Launched in 2010, State Budget Solutions (SBS) is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission to change the way state and local governments do business by reforming their approach to budgeting.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: ~State budget ~Local Budgets
Phone: 510-965-9700
Fax: 510-965-9701

State Policy Network (SPN)
Tracie Sharp
President
1655 North Fort Myer Drive Suite 360
Arlington, VA, United States 22209
sharp@spn.org

Mission: SPN is the professional service organization for America’s state-based, free market think tank community. Its work advances a free society by providing leadership development, management training, and networking opportunities for think tank professionals and promoting strategic partnerships among market-oriented organizations. Founded in 1992, SPN is the only group in the country dedicated solely to improving the practical effectiveness of independent, non-profit, market-oriented, state-based think tanks. SPN’s programs enable these organizations to better educate local citizens, policymakers, and opinion leaders about market-oriented alternatives to state and local policy challenges.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Leadership training • Fundraising training • Networking events • State think tank start-up training • Board/trustee training
Phone: 917-635-2081

Statistical Assessment Service
Trevor Butterworth
Executive Director
68 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY, United States 11201

Mission: The Statistical Assessment Service (or STATS) is a research organization dedicated to improving public understanding of scientific and statistical information. STATS monitors and evaluates research information at its source, consults journalists about the methodology and possible controversy behind particular research, matches journalists to appropriate experts, informs the policymaking debate, and educates journalists about sound research practice in preparing for tomorrow’s stories.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Misrepresentation of scientific data • Health scares • Crime and youth violence • Environment • Biotechnology • Urban myths and legends • Gender issues • Drug use and abuse • Polls and surveys
Phone: 970-871-9936
Fax: 970-870-0571

The Steamboat Institute
Rick Akin
President
PO Box 883037
Steamboat Springs, CO, United States 88
info@steamboatinstitute.org

Mission: The Steamboat Institute is an educational organization recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code–and we are here to educate. We are here to help provide tools, information, and inspiration to those who hold the Founding Principles of the nation dear. The Steamboat Institute has no paid staff. It is organized and operated by folks like you with full-time careers and small businesses–folks who are concerned about preserving the greatness of this country. Like the Founders, we have pledged our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor to this task. We invite you to join us.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited Government • Lower Taxes • Free Markets • Strong National Defense • Individual Rights & Responsibilities
Phone: 435-554-8614

Strata
Randy T Simmons
President
255 S. Main St.
Logan, UT, United States 84321
info@strate.org

Mission: Our mission is to channel the ideas of liberty and free-markets through robust research and individual development programs so that those ideas can spread into many networks and influence change.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Environment, Energy, Public Land Use
Phone: 503-585-9383
Fax: 503-399-1698

Stronger Families for Oregon
Noel Meador
Executive Director
PO Box 40584
Bellevue, OR, United States 98015
michael@oregonfamily.org

Mission: Stronger Families promotes ideas that build dynamic marriages, effective fathers, and healthy teen choices while reducing the causes of family breakdown. Stronger Families is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that promotes its work through trend analysis, resource development, and community based strategies. It was established in response to the mounting evidence that family breakdown is at the root of the deterioration of family strength and child well being.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Abstinence education • Marriage enrichment • Fatherlessness • Juvenile crime • Gambling • Pornography/adult businesses
Phone: 888-527-3321

Students for Academic Freedom
Sara Dogan
National Campus Director
PO Box 1623
Ballwin, MO, United States 63011
sara@studentsforacademicfreedom.org

Mission: Students for Academic Freedom is a movement dedicated to the ideas that a university is an educational institution not a political party, that its resources and authority should be used for learning and the pursuit of knowledge—not to indoctrinate students in a political ideology, and that the principles of academic freedom and a good education require that students have access to a diversity of viewpoints in courses, in required reading texts, and in campus activities programs.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Academic freedom • Education
Phone: 703-875-3370
Fax: 703-875-3375

Susan B. Anthony List
Marjorie Dannenfelser
President
1200 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC, United States 20036
information@sba-list.org

Mission: Susan B. Anthony List is a non-profit membership organization with a connected political action committee (SBA List Candidate Fund) dedicated to training pro-life activists and candidates, advocating the passage of pro-life legislation in Congress, and increasing the percentage of pro-life women in Congress.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Pro-life
Phone: 717-361-8905
Fax: 717-361-8945

Susquehanna Valley Center for Public Policy
Dr. Charles E. Greenawalt
Senior Fellow and Director of Research Projects
PO Box 338
Hershey, PA, United States 17033
susvalley@susvalleypolicy.org

Mission: The Susquehanna Valley Center for Public Policy (SVCPP) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit, public policy research organization that was established to help Pennsylvanians build a brighter future. The mission of SVCPP is to serve as a source of informed public policy information, discussion, and debate on matters of local government in central Pennsylvania. Its values are accountability, economy, efficiency, and responsiveness in local government, with an emphasis on free market principles and the role and responsibilities of citizenship that form the foundation of our political structure.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Lawsuit abuse • Government policy • Tax relief
Phone: 801-355-1272
Fax: 801-355-1705

The Sutherland Institute
Boyd Matheson
President
Gateway Tower West Building
15 West South Temple, Suite 200
Salt Lake City, UT, United States 84101
si@sutherlandinstitute.org

Mission: The mission of the Sutherland Institute is to improve the state’s economic, social, and political climate by disseminating workable ideas to decision makers in Utah—government officials as well as business and education leaders. Sutherland does this by publishing and disseminating policy papers, brochures, books, and newsletters; by holding conferences and seminars for legislators and the general public; and by furnishing speakers, articles, and opinion pieces to the local media. Sutherland’s strategy includes touching on today’s critical issues as well as setting the agenda for future policy debates.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education reform/school choice • Free-market growth • Tax limitation
Phone: 202-464-6200
Fax: 202-464-6201

The Tax Foundation
Scott A. Hodge
President
1325 G Street NW
Suite 950
Washington, DC, United States 20005
tf@taxfoundation.org

Mission: The Tax Foundation, founded in 1937, is a non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization that monitors fiscal issues at all levels of government. Serving as a national clearinghouse for providing citizens with a better understanding of their tax system and the effects of tax policy, the Foundation analyzes data from all levels of government, explores the effect of tax policy on businesses and individuals alike, and channels this information to the general public.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Corporate and individual income taxes • Excise taxes • Federal tax and budget reform/cuts/compliance • International taxation • State taxes and state allocation of federal taxes • Tax Freedom Day
Phone: 202-546-8500
Fax: 202-546-8511

Taxpayers for Common Sense
Ryan Alexander
President
651 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
Washington, DC, United States 20003
ryan@taxpayer.net

Mission: Taxpayers for Common Sense is an independent and non-partisan voice for taxpayers working to increase transparency and expose and eliminate wasteful and corrupt subsidies, earmarks, and corporate welfare.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: *taxes *earmarks *spending *corporate welfare *waste
Phone: 651-294-3590
Fax: 651-294-3596

Taxpayers League of Minnesota
Ted Lillie
President
P.O. Box 270262
Minneapolis, MN, United States 55427
tlm@taxpayersleague.org

Mission: The Taxpayers League of Minnesota fights for lower taxes, limited government, and the basic constitutional principles of the Founding Fathers.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Taxpayers Bill of Rights • No new taxes • Government reform
Phone: 920-434-3100
Fax: 920-434-4177

Taxpayers Network, Inc. (TNI)
Amy McGee Polasky
Executive Director
721 Cardinal Lane, Suite 105
Green Bay, WI, United States 54313
mail@taxpayersnetwork.org

Mission: TNI is a non-profit organization educating America’s citizens about a common sense, free enterprise system with economic opportunity and limited government. Founded in 1992 with the intent to bring selected public policy ideas from the east coast think tanks to the Midwest, TNI is now a nationwide organization with some 90,000 members in 47 states. TNI works to educate its members, citizen groups, the general public, and elected officials about pressing issues in public policy and solutions to public policy problems.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Tax reform
Phone: 703-229-0254

Taxpayers Protection Alliance
David E. Williams
President
1401 K Street NW, Suite 502
Washington, DC, United States 20005
help@protectingtaxpayers.org

Mission: The Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) is a non-profit non-partisan organization dedicated to educating the public through the research, analysis and dissemination of information on the government’s effects on the economy. Through its network of taxpayers and citizen activists, TPA will hold politicians accountable for the effects of their policies and will offer real solutions to run-away deficits and debt.
Tax Status: 501(c)(6)
Policy/Priority Issues: Government Waste, fraud, abuse • Budget • Earmarks • Transparency • Regulation • Privacy
Phone: 573-893-6914
Fax: 573-634-4406

Taxpayers Research Institute of Missouri
Ray McCarty
Executive Director
3234 West Truman Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO, United States 65109
rmccarty@aimo.com

Mission:
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 312-427-5128

Taxpayers United of America
Jim Tobin
President
205 W. Randolph St, Suite 1305
Chicago, IL, United States 60606
info@taxpayersunited.org

Mission: Taxpayers United of America (TUA) is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(4) taxpayer advocacy group. Founded June 27, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois by activist and economist Jim Tobin, TUA works on behalf of taxpayers to reduce local, state, and federal taxes. In the past forty years, TUA has saved taxpayers more than $200 billion in taxes and has become one of the largest taxpayer organizations in America.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: ~ Pension Reform ~ Tax Reform
Phone: 847-256-8476
Fax: 847-256-8482

TEACH America
Patrick J. Keleher, Jr.
President
Georgetown Square
522 Fourth Street
Wilmette, IL, United States 60091
teach522@aol.com

Mission: TEACH America was created in 1990 as a non-profit organization to implement consumer-driven, family-centered solutions to chronic education problems. A national coalition—bipartisan and multi-ethnic—of parents, community and business leaders, educators, and general taxpayers, it develops and leads public policy initiatives on issues such as parental choice, parental rights, charter schools, privatization, alternative teacher certification, teacher formation and development, teacher private practice, applied education ethics, and private school scholarships (through its FOCUS —Family Options for Children Urban Scholarships—Fund division).
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: School choice • School finance and taxes • Privately funded scholarships • Issues in higher education • Teacher private practice
Phone: 509-482-2868
Fax: 509-482-7994

Teen-Aid, Inc.
LeAnna Benn
National Director
723 East Jackson
Spokane, WA, United States 99207
teenaid@teen-aid.org

Mission: Teen-Aid is a non-profit organization started in 1981 for the specific purpose of reducing out-of-wedlock teen pregnancies and their many consequences. It supports abstinence education, which stresses character development and connection to parents. Teen-Aid produces curricula materials for public and private schools as well as offering materials developed by others but which still convey the skills and integrity of abstinence, fidelity, and character.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: AIDS - A.B.C.D. Policy • Abstinence • Marriage • Comprehensive sex education • Evaluation on best practices
Phone: 706-367-1334
Fax: 706-367-2502

TeenPact Leadership School
Peter Martin
CEO
610 Moorefield Park Drive, Suite 700
Richmond, VA, United States 23236
knowmore@teenpact.com

Mission: TeenPact’s major objective is to break down the intimidation that many have about involvement in our civil government. TeenPact wants students to see that the future of our country is dependent upon their involvement. Participants in TeenPact’s programs learn the basics of parliamentary procedure and debate, write bills and work to see them passed by TeenPact Legislative sessions, and are introduced to and learn their way around our nation’s state capitals. TeenPacters are given the opportunity not only to hear presentations by important and influential people in their states but also to interact with them personally.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Training and educating young people in civic education • Establishing distant learning courses in government and politics • Starting C. S. Lewis Societies on college campuses in cooperation with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
Phone:
Fax: 615-360-9005

Tennessee Eagle Forum
Bobbie Patray
State President
3216 Bluewater Trace
Nashville, TN, United States 37217
bobbie@tneagleforum.org

Mission: Eagle Forum’s mission is to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policymaking so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty with respect for family integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Pro-life • Immigration • Judicial activism • Education • Privacy • Feminism
Phone: 512-474-1798
Fax: 512-482-8355

Texas Conservative Coalition
John Colyandro
Executive Director
PO Box 2659
Austin, TX, United States 78768
john.colyandro@txcc.org

Mission: The Texas Conservative Coalition is an organization of and for Texas state legislators committed to shaping public policy for the good of all Texans through the promotion of conservative principles—limited government, free enterprise, individual liberties, and traditional family values.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Family • Health care policy • Education • State finance issues • Agency oversight • Environmental issues
Phone: 512-474-6042
Fax: 512-482-8355

The Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute
John Colyandro
Executive Director
PO Box 2659
Austin, TX, United States 78768
john.colyandro@txccri.org

Mission: The Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute (TCCRI) is committed to shaping public policy through a principled approach to government. The organization was founded on the conservative principles of limited government, individual liberties, free enterprise, and traditional values. TCCRI is dedicated to the education of policymakers and elected officials in state government on the benefits of the application of those principles.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Health and human services • Public education and public school finance • Land use • General government appropriations
Phone: (214) 556-2777

Texas Eagle Forum
Trayce Bradford
Director
PO Box 795354
Dallas, TX, United States 75379
TRAYCE.BRADFORD@GMAIL.COM

Mission: Eagle Forum’s mission is to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policymaking so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty with respect for family integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Pro-life • Immigration • Judicial activism • Education • Privacy • Feminism
Phone: 512-472-2700
Fax: 512-472-2728

Texas Public Policy Foundation
Brooke L. Rollins
President
901 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX, United States 78701
info@texaspolicy.com

Mission: The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-partisan research institute guided by the core principles of limited government, free enterprise, private property rights, individual liberty, and personal responsibility. The Foundation’s mission is to improve Texas government by generating academically sound research and data on major issues and by recommending the findings to opinion leaders, policymakers, the media, and the general public. The work of the Foundation is conducted by academics across Texas and is funded by hundreds of individuals, foundations, and corporations. The public is demanding a different direction for their government and the Texas Public Policy Foundation is providing the research that enables policymakers to chart that new course.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Taxes and spending • Education reform • Health care • Water • Worker’s compensation • Insurance
Phone: 512-478-2220
Fax: 512-478-2229

Texas Values
Jonathan M. Saenz
President
900 Congress, Suite 220
Austin, TX, United States 78701
info@txvalues.org

Mission: To preserve and advance a culture of family values in the state of Texas.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Religious liberty, marriage and the family, life.
Phone: 956-519-4200

The Libre Initiative
Daniel Garza
Executive Director
3805 Plantation Grove Boulevard
Suite 51
Mission, TX, United States 78572
info@thelibreinitiative.com

Mission: Founded in 2011, The LIBRE Initiative is a 501(c)4 non-partisan, non-profit grassroots organization that advances the principles and values of economic freedom to empower the U.S. Hispanic community so it can thrive and contribute to a more prosperous America. LIBRE is dedicated to informing the U.S. Hispanic community about the benefits of a constitutionally limited government, property rights, rule of law, sound money supply and free enterprise through a variety of community events, research and policy initiatives that protect our economic freedom. Our mission is to equip the Hispanic community with the tools they need to be prosperous. We are committed to developing a network of Hispanic pro-liberty activists across the United States so that our message reaches every corner of the country.
Tax Status: 501(c)4
Policy/Priority Issues: Education * Immigration * Economic Growth * Jobs * Poverty * Overregulation * Tax Policy * Healthcare * Government Cronyism *
Phone: 440-552-2017

The Ohio Prosperity Initiative
Jack Boyle
Executive Director
PO Box 6597
Columbus, OH, United States 43206
jackboyle@ohioprosperityinitiative.org

Mission: The Ohio Prosperity Initiative is a statewide organization of Ohio citizens which works to reduce the influence of government in the operation of Ohio's economy in the form of excess taxation and over regulation. OPI's members believe that individual citizens operating in the context of free markets make better decisions about the allocation of resources and the direction of investment, than does government. OPI's members believe that Ohio's state and local tax regime has put its citizens at a serious disadvantage when competing with the economies of other states and that this disadvantage is a material cause in the out-migration of almost 500,000 Ohioans in the past dozen years. OPI will work to overturn counter-productive state policies and taxes, and to enact new ones which makes Ohio competitive once again among the states of the nation, in order to return Ohio to the prosperity it has enjoyed for most of its history.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Economic Growth * Tax Reform * Death Tax * Jobs * Regulatory Reform *
Phone: 610-642-0618
Fax: 610-642-2654

The Wynnewood Institute
Thomas Patrick Burke
President
PO Box 612
Wynnewood, PA, United States 19096
wynnewood@wynnewood.org

Mission: The Wynnewood Institute is an independent, academic, non-partisan, non-profit organization concerned with the fundamental questions and the current problems of Western civilization. Our focus is on ideas. With regard to the role of government, our point of departure is the philosophy of true or "classical" liberalism, including a strong defense. Our cultural perspective is an open-minded conservatism. We offer courses, seminars and public lectures by prominent thinkers; and we conduct research on basic questions concerning justice, human rights and civil rights, as well as the implications of science for human values
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Rethinking justice, human rights and civil rights; Science and human values
Phone: 703-440-9447
Fax: 703-455-1531

Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy
Michael W. Thompson
President
9035 Golden Sunset Lane
Springfield, VA, United States 22153
info@thomasjeffersoninst.org

Mission: The mission of the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy is to provide Virginia’s political, business, and academic communities with thoughtful, realistic, useful, and non-partisan analysis of public policy issues confronting the Commonwealth. These alternative policy ideas focus on state and local issues and are based on the Institute’s belief in free markets, limited government, and individual responsibility. The general areas of interest for the Institute are reforming government, economic development, excellence in education, and improving health and welfare.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Budget reform • Education reform • Government spending accountability
Phone: 541-347-1517
Fax: 305-422-0379

Thoreau Institute
Randal O'Toole
Director/Economist
PO Box 1590
Bandon, OR, United States 97411
rot@ti.org

Mission: The Thoreau Institute seeks solutions to environmental problems that rely on markets and incentives rather than bureaucracy and big government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Land-use planning • Urban transportation • National forest management • National park management • Wildlife and endangered species
Phone: 972-298-1811
Fax: 972-572-1515

The Today Foundation
Gary Griffith
President
8150 North Central Expressway Suite 1900 – South Tower
Dallas, TX, United States 75206
info@todayfoundation.org

Mission: The Today Foundation’s mission is improving the quality of life for all Americans. This is accomplished by investing the Foundation’s resources in programs designed to either expand the opportunity for everyone to participate in the American dream or to remove the barriers that prevent someone from doing so.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Educational reform • Anti-crime initiatives • Drug-prevention • Technology • Tax reform • Dallas Children’s Scholarship Fund
Phone: 703-294-6046

Townhall.com
Jonathan Garthwaite
Editor-in-chief
1901 North Moore Street, Suite 205
Arlington, VA, United States 22209
info@townhall.com

Mission: Townhall’s mission is to use 21st century communications to call people together for informed, thoughtful, and civil discussions on issues of public importance and to mobilize, equip, and activate these people to act on their beliefs. Townhall believes that the best public policy solutions are those that are in concert with the following guiding principles: the balance of power between people and governments should be heavily tilted in favor of the people; a national government’s first priority is to defend its people and homeland; and long-standing moral and ethical values are the bedrock of any civil, prosperous, and sustainable society and these values should be preserved.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: Social Security reform • Tax reform • Media • Culture • Law • Government
Phone: 202-547-8570
Fax: 202-546-6403

Traditional Values Coalition
Rev. Lou Sheldon
Chairman
139 C Street, SE
Washington, DC, United States 20003
tvcwashdc@traditionalvalues.org

Mission: Traditional Values Coalition (TVC) is the largest non-denominational grassroots organization that works to preserve the Judeo-Christian ethics upon which America was founded. Established in 1980 by Rev. Lou Sheldon, TVC speaks on behalf of over 43,000 churches across the United State regarding pro-family legislation and policy. With an emphasis on the restoration of the values needed to maintain strong, unified families, the Coalition focuses upon issues such as marriage, religious liberty, the homosexual agenda, the right to life, pornography, education, and family tax relief.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Marriage • Religious liberty • Homosexual activism • Abortion • Pornography • Family issues
Phone: 847-483-4004

Turning Point USA
Charlie Kirk
Founder & President
217 1/2 Illinois Street
Lemont, IL, United States 60439
charlie.kirk@turningpointusa.net

Mission: Turning Point USA educates students about the importance of fiscal responsibility, free markets, and capitalism. Through non-partisan debate, dialogue, and discussion, Turning Point USA believes that every young person can be enlightened to true free market values. WE BELIEVE: In Fiscal Responsibility A country, business, or family should not spend more money than it takes in. High debts ruin economic potential, plague private investment, and jeopardize the future generations chance to enjoy prosperity. WE BELIEVE: An Informed Electorate The greatest solution to combating generational theft is an electorate that understands the issues, civics, and basic governmental policy. Turning Point USA is helping students stand up for their beliefs through innovative activism projects that inspire and educate their peers. WE BELIEVE: In the Power of the Youth With over 46 million younger voters eligible to vote in 2012 alone and millions more each year, younger generations are this country’s fastest growing demographic. If we do not target the youth, debts will become a thing of habit, and our republic forever lost. WE BELIEVE: In an Independent Approach Turning Point USA does not stand on party, but rather on principle. Both sides of the aisle are responsible for reckless spending and trillion dollar deficits. It is now time for a resurgent citizen force to take action against such politicians by educating the electorate about the theft that has been occurring. WE BELIEVE: That Tomorrow is Brighter No matter how deep the hole, or gloomy the day, never bet against America. The power of freedom and liberty is a force that can overcome a government bureaucrat, agency, or even politician. The root of Turning Point USA is an optimistic approach, and the core belief that tomorrow will be more prosperous.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues: ~The Economy ~Federal Spending ~Free Enterprise
Phone: 202-546-7079

U.S. Bill of Rights Foundation
Dane vonBreichenruchardt
President
263 Kentucky Avenue, SE
Washington, DC, United States 20003
usbor@aol.com

Mission: The U.S. Bill of Rights Foundation is a non-partisan public interest advocacy organization seeking remedies at law on targeted legal issues that contravene the Bill of Rights and related constitutional law. The Foundation offers legal counsel and representation to affected public and private entities and supplemental expert legal consulting to principal counselors including research, strategy development, brief preparations, oral arguments, and filings of amicus curiae briefs.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Second Amendment • Civil asset forfeiture • Property rights • First Amendment • Privacy • Regulatory reform
Phone: 202-833-0100
Fax: 202-833-0108

U.S. English Foundation
Mauro E. Mujica
Chairman and CEO
5335 Wisconsin Ave NW Suite 930
Washington, DC, United States 20015
info@usenglish.org

Mission: The U.S. English Foundation has several missions: to help improve the teaching of English to immigrants—to allow them to enjoy the economic opportunities available in this country; to study language policy and its effects around the world—so that the lessons learned through the experiences of other countries can be applied to the United States; and to raise public awareness through the media about the importance of our common language.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Legal defense of official English issues • Promotion of innovative and effective English language teaching programs • Research on topics including immigration, language learning and assimilation
Phone: 202-833-0100
Fax: 202-833-0108

U.S. English, Inc.
Mauro E. Mujica
Chairman and CEO
5335 Wisconsin Ave NW Suite 930
Washington, DC, United States 20015
info@usenglish.org

Mission: U.S. English, Inc., is the nation’s oldest and largest non-partisan citizens action group dedicated to preserving the unifying role of the English language in the United States.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Passage of common language legislation • Reform of bilingual education • Reduction in multilingual government and voting • Maintaining language requirements
Phone: 703-383-0907
Fax: 703-383-5288

U.S. Term Limits
Philip Blumel
President
9900 Main Street, Suite 303
Fairfax, VA, United States 22031
info@ustl.org

Mission: Focusing on Congress and state legislatures, U.S. Term Limits is an issue advocacy organization that provides information to the public on officeholders’ and candidates’ positions on term limits and their willingness to limit their own terms. The organization also works to restore citizen control of government by limiting the terms of politicians at the local, state, and congressional levels.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Term Limits
Phone: 516-292-1224
Fax: 516-292-9019

United New Yorkers for Choice in Education
Tim Mulhearn
President
PO Box 4096
Hempstead, NY, United States 11551-4096
unyce@earthlink.net

Mission: The guiding principle behind United New Yorkers for Choice in Education is that parents should be given the realistic opportunity to choose where their children are educated. To say that parents already have this right—but then to deny them the financial means to exercise it—is to effectively deny that right. The members of UNYCE believe that the best way to insure that parents are empowered to exercise their choice of schools is through a system of scholarships, either publicly or privately financed. Such scholarships give the parents the widest range of options in the selection process.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: State income tax credit for education contributions
Phone: 202-457-1700
Fax: 202-429-6063

United States Institute of Peace
Nancy Lindborg
President
2301 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC, United States 20037
usiprequests@usip.org

Mission: The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, non-partisan federal institution created and funded by Congress to strengthen the nation’s capacity to promote the peaceful resolution of international conflict. Established in 1984, the Institute meets its congressional mandate through an array of programs, including grants, fellowships, conferences and workshops, library services, publications, and other educational activities. The Institute’s board of directors is appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues:
Phone: 760-788-6624
Fax: 760-788-6414

United States Justice Foundation
Joe Miller
Executive Director
932 D Street, Suite 2
Ramona, CA, United States 92065
info@usjf.net

Mission: The United States Justice Foundation (USJF) is a non-profit, public interest, legal action organization dedicated to litigating and instructing, informing, and educating the public on significant legal issues confronting America. USJF has contributed directly and indirectly to legal defense efforts in many celebrated cases involving fundamental conservative principles.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education • Parental rights • Property rights • First Amendment rights of pro-life picketers • Privacy rights • Government harassment of government critics • Constitution
Phone: 215-663-9494
Fax: 215-663-9444

Urban Family Council
Chris A. Pender, Sr.
President
PO Box 11415
Philadelphia, PA, United States 19111
tmahan@urbanfamily.org

Mission: The mission of the Urban Family Council (UFC) is to advocate for life, marriage, and family by educating, persuading, and building interracial and cross-cultural partnerships in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. UFC is an independent, donor-supported, faith-based, non-profit agency.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Charter-based classroom abstinence education to middle and high school youth ages 12–19 • Educational and enrichment services to youth in the classroom and after school and to their parents • Advocating for the sanctity of life • Defending marriage and seeking to persuade the culture that marriage is the legal union of one man and one woman • Helping fathers take emotional and fiscal responsibility for their children • Engaging the culture on issues of traditional family values
Phone:

Utah Eagle Forum
Gayle Ruzicka
President
, UT, United States
utaheagles@utaheagleforum.org

Mission: Eagle Forum’s mission is to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policymaking so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty with respect for family integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Pro-life • Immigration • Judicial activism • Education • Privacy • Feminism
Phone: 801-972-8814
Fax: 801-973-2324

Utah Taxpayers Association
Howard Stephenson
President
656 East 11400 South, Suite R
Draper, UT, United States 84020
taxwatch@utahtaxpayers.org

Mission: The Utah Taxpayers Association advocates for lower taxes and sound tax policy.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education reform • State income tax index • Sales tax • Fighting tax increases • Transportation funding • Government regulation in telecommunications and recreation centers
Phone: 202-608-6186
Fax: 202-608-6136

Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation
Marion Smith
Executive Director
300 New Jersey Avenue, NW # 900
Washington, DC, United States 20001
info@victimsofcommunism.org

Mission: The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation was established to commemorate the more than 100 million victims of communism, to honor those who successfully resisted communist tyranny, to educate current and future generations about the winning of the Cold War, and to document communism’s continuing crimes against humanity. In 2007, the Foundation dedicated a Victims of Communism Memorial Museum in the nation’s capital regarding this epic struggle of the 20th century.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Human rights violations in China, Cuba, North Korea, and Vietnam
Phone: 804-732-8993

Virginia Association of Scholars
Carey E. Stronach
President
2241 Buckner Street
Petersburg, VA, United States 23805
cestronach@comcast.net

Mission: The Virginia Association of Scholars (VAS) is an organization whose members believe that rational discourse is the foundation of academic life and that reasoned scholarship is essential to a free and democratic society. To this end, VAS seeks to foster and protect academic freedom, substance, and integrity in scholarship, respect for our Western intellectual heritage, and rigorous standards of merit and excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship, and academic self-governance. Concomitantly, VAS opposes unequivocally the ideological corruption of learning, teaching, and scholarship, the intimidation of students and faculty who voice unfashionable views, and the treatment of students, faculty, and others as ciphers or symbols of groups instead of as individuals worthy of individual consideration.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues:
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Virginia Eagle Forum
Helen Blackwell
Chairman
PO Box 100874
Arlington, VA, United States 22201
helen.blackwell@verizon.net

Mission: Eagle Forum’s mission is to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policymaking so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty with respect for family integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Pro-life • Immigration • Judicial activism • Education • Privacy • Feminism
Phone: 540-245-1776

Virginia Institute for Public Policy
John Taylor
President
410 Stone Mill Rd SW
Abingdon, VA, United States 24210-3057
jtaylor@virginiainstitute.org

Mission: The Virginia Institute for Public Policy is an independent non-partisan research organization committed to the goals of individual opportunity and economic growth. Through research, policy recommendations and symposia, the Institute works ahead of the political process to lay the intellectual foundation for a society dedicated to individual liberty, free enterprise, private property, the rule of law, and constitutionally limited government.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Federalism • Reforming the Law of Takings in Virginia • Taxpayers Bill of Rights for Virginia • Contract with Virginia • Tuition tax credit for K–12 education • Intellectual diversity on Virginia’s public college and university campuses
Phone: 817-441-6044
Fax: 817-441-6866

WallBuilders
David Barton
President and Founder
PO Box 397
Aledo, TX, United States 76008
info@wallbuilders.com

Mission: WallBuilders’ goal is to exert direct and positive influence in government, education, and the family by educating the nation concerning the Godly foundation of the country, providing information to federal, state, and local officials as they develop public policies that reflect Biblical values, and encouraging Christians to be involved in the civic arena.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Religious liberty • Judicial restraint • Family • Education
Phone: 206-634-0589
Fax: 206-633-3561

Washington Charter School Resource Center
Jim and Fawn Spady
Co-Directors
4426 Second Avenue, NE
Seattle, WA, United States 98105-6191
jimspady@wacharterschools.org

Mission: The mission of the Washington Charter School Resource Center (WCSRC) is to educate the general public and the public education community about the benefits of charter public schools and to assist parents, educators, and community leaders who want to create a new charter public school or convert a traditional public school to a charter public school.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Informing the general public about the benefits of charter schools • Providing technical assistance to “charter starters” • Providing credit enhancement to “charter starters”
Phone:

Washington Eagle Forum
Cindy Honcoop
State Director
PO Box 205
Lynden, WA, United States 98264
waeagles@juno.com

Mission: Eagle Forum’s mission is to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policymaking so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty with respect for family integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise.
Tax Status: 501(c)(4)
Policy/Priority Issues: Pro-life • Immigration • Judicial activism • Education • Privacy • Feminism
Phone: 202-588-0302
Fax: 202-588-0371

Washington Legal Foundation (WLF)
Daniel Popeo
Chairman and General Counsel
2009 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, United States 20036
info@wlf.org

Mission: National in scope and fully independent, WLF is committed to working with leaders in government and the legal system to maintain balance in the courts and strengthen America’s free enterprise system. The Foundation’s goal is to defend and promote the principles of freedom and justice. WLF has developed into the nation’s preeminent center for public interest law, advocating free enterprise principles, responsible government, property rights, a strong national security and defense, and a balanced civil and criminal justice system.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Civil justice reform • National security • FDA bureaucracy • Commercial free speech • IPP securities/class actions • Business civil liberties
Phone: 206- 937-9691
Fax: 206-624-8038

Washington Policy Center
Daniel Mead Smith
President
PO Box 3643
Seattle, WA, United States 98124-3643
wpc@washingtonpolicy.org

Mission: The Washington Policy Center is a statewide, non-profit, research, and education organization based in Seattle that publishes studies on a variety of issues, sponsors events and conferences, and educates citizens on public policy issues facing Washington state.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Competitive bidding for government services • Government regulations • Tax and budget policy • Small business and entrepreneurial issues • Free market environmental solutions • Education
Phone: 206-467-7088
Fax: 206-467-6957

Washington Research Council
Lew Moore
President
520 Pike Street, Suite 1250
Seattle, WA, United States 98101
wrc@researchcouncil.org

Mission: The Washington Scholarship Fund (WSF) is a non-partisan organization established in 1993 to increase educational opportunities for low-income students and families in Washington, D.C. To accomplish this, it operates two distinct scholarship programs, the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program and the Signature Scholarship Program. WSF is the largest K-12 scholarship-granting organization in D.C., distributing nearly $53 million in privately and publicly funded scholarships and serving more than 6,500 students. Over 90 percent of its graduates have gone on to college.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Tax reform • Transportation • Housing • Land use and rural development • Education and charter schools • Economic forecasting
Phone: 314-935-5630
Fax: 314-935-5688

Weidenbaum Center
Steven S. Smith
Director
Washington University
Campus Box 1027 One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO, United States 63130
smith@wc.wustl.edu

Mission: The mission of the Weidenbaum Center is to improve public understanding of the private enterprise system in a global context, thereby fostering a policy environment within which the U.S. market economy can prosper. This mission is accomplished by providing relevant, timely, and credible research on American business and the private enterprise system. Weidenbaum’s research efforts are focused on four primary program areas: regulation, environment, global marketplace, and management issues.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Climate change • Environmental federalism • Reform of environmental regulation • Regulatory budgeting/accounting • Regulatory reform • Effects of trade side agreements
Phone: 914-749-3963
Fax: 914-749-3944

The Westchester Institute for Ethics and the Human Person
Rev. Thomas Berg, L.C., Ph.D.
Executive Director
582 Columbus Avenue
PO Box 78
Thornwood, NY, United States 10594
info@westchesterinstitute.net

Mission: The Westchester Institute for Ethics and the Human Person was founded in 1998 to renew, deepen, and promote the Western tradition of moral reflection. It pursues its objectives in cultural, political, and academic settings. Through seminars, lectures, and research fellowships, it seeks to reinvigorate contemporary moral discourse at all levels. The Institute’s endeavors are philosophically centered, yet interdisciplinary in approach. Drawing on resources of various methods and schools of thought, it strives to elucidate the “perennial and Catholic” view of the human person and explore its applications to contemporary concerns.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Educating working professionals and academics in the art of natural law moral reasoning • Ongoing diagnosis of contemporary moral culture • The ontological and moral status of the human embryo • Non-embryonic sources of human pluripotent/multipotent stem cells
Phone: 703-288-2885

Westminster Institute
Robert R. Reilly
Executive Director
6729 Curran St
McLean, VA, United States 22201
ab@westminster-institute.org

Mission: Promoting individual dignity and freedom for people throughout the world by sponsoring high-quality independent research with a particular focus on the threats from extremism and radical ideologies.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: Religious Liberty
Phone: 316-978-3150
Fax: 316-978-3473

Wichita Committee on Foreign Relations
John Dreifort
Professor
c/o Department of History
Wichita State University, Box 45
Wichita, KS, United States 67208
john.dreifort@wichita.edu

Mission:
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Phone: 866-849-2536

Wisconsin Family Action
Julaine K. Appling
Executive Director
PO Box 7486
Madison, WI, United States 53707
info@wifamilyaction.org

Mission: The Family Research Institute of Wisconsin’s mission is to inform Wisconsin’s citizens, churches, and policymakers about the importance of pro-family legislative and cultural issues of our day in a way that will inspire these groups to be involves in strengthening and protecting marriage and family in Wisconsin.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Preservation of traditional marriage and family • Banning of human embryonic stem-cell research • Banning of human cloning • Advocating for abstinence-only education programs in public schools
Phone: 608-256-3228
Fax: 608-256-3370

Wisconsin Family Council
Julaine K. Appling
Executive Director
PO Box 14440
Madison, WI, United States 53708
info@wifamilycouncil.org

Mission: The Wisconsin Family Council’s mission is to forward Judeo-Christian principles and values in Wisconsin. WFC largely accomplishes this mission by informing Wisconsin citizens, churches, and policymakers about important pro-family legislative and cultural issues so that they will be inspired to be involved in preserving and strengthening marriage and family in Wisconsin.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Family • Marriage • Abortion • Abstinence education • Sexuality • Religious freedoms
Phone: 303-679-0980
Fax: 303-679-0985

World Economic Processing Zones Association (WEPZA)
Jean-Paul Gauthier
Secretary-General
PO Box 3808
Evergreen, CO, United States 80437-3808
director@wepza.org

Mission: WEPZA is the private non-profit World Association of Economic Processing Zones and Free Trade Zones. An independent association dedicated to the improvement of the efficiency of all economic processing zones, it has 47 members operating 150 industrial free zone sites in 42 countries.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Economic processing zones • Market research • Trade • International tax policy
Phone: 307-577-8000
Fax: 307-577-8000

Wyoming Business Alliance / Wyoming Heritage Foundation
Bill Schilling
President
145 South Durbin Street, Suite 101
Casper, WY, United States 82601
wyhf@qwest.net

Mission: The Wyoming Business Alliance’s believes that a strong economy is the key to job creation, educational opportunities, recreation, quality of life, and a means to provide a higher standard of living for all.
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Phone: 307-632-7020
Fax: 307-632-7024

Wyoming Liberty Group
Jonathan Downing
CEO
1902 Thomes Avenue
Suite 201
Cheyenne, WY, United States 82001
susan.gore@wyliberty.org

Mission: Wyoming Liberty Group, formerly Cowboy State Policy Institute, is a non-profit, research, and educational organization to focus on Wyoming state and local issues. The Institute’s mission is to explore and advance public policy alternatives that foster individual liberty, personal responsibility, and economic opportunity.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Deregulation • Education • Second Amendment
Phone: 307-286-3411

Wyoming Policy Institute
Janie White
Executive Director
PO Box 2325
Cheyenne, WY, United States 82003
wyomingpolicy@hotmail.com

Mission: Wyoming Policy Institute is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to educating Wyoming citizens on research that supports free market principles; government fiscal responsibility; a limited transparent accountable government; strong families; and individual responsibility.
Tax Status: 501(c)3
Policy/Priority Issues: Limited and Transparent Government, Healthcare, Land and Water, Strong Families, How the Legislature works, Education, State Sovereignty, Free market/Competition, Constitutional Classes
Phone: 860-297-4271
Fax: 860-987-6218

Yankee Institute for Public Policy Studies
Carol Platt
President
216 Main Street
Hartford, CT, United States 06126-0660
info@yankeeinstitute.org

Mission: The Yankee Institute for Public Policy Studies produces public policy studies, white papers, seminars and news media communications on issues affecting the future of Connecticut and the nation.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Education reform • Analysis of state budget • Analysis of state income tax
Phone: 703-318-9608
Fax: 703-318-9122

Young America's Foundation
Ron Robinson
President
11480 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 600
Reston, VA, United States 20191
yaf@yaf.org

Mission: Young America’s Foundation (YAF) is committed to ensuring that increasing numbers of young Americans understand and are inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values. YAF operates Ronald Reagan’s Western White House, Rancho del Cielo, in Santa Barbara, California, as a premier presidential historic site.
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Policy/Priority Issues: Reagan legacy and freedom • Political correctness • 9/11 and the war on terrorism • National conservative high school and college conferences • FreedomFest conference • National Journalism Center