Number of results: 235


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: (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
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
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: 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: 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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Conservative Policy Leadership Institute


4504 Glenpointe Way
Smyrna, GA, United States 30080

Mission:
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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: 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: 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
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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:
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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:

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: (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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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:
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues:
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: (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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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:
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: 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: 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:

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: 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: 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”
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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: 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: 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: 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.
Tax Status:
Policy/Priority Issues:
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: 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