Today it was announced that The Heritage Foundation is starting a new program. It's called Heritage Action for America.
You can read the entire announcement here. This is an excerpt:
The Heritage Foundation is, and will always remain, a beacon of scholarly leadership for conservative policy ideas. What Heritage Action for America will offer are better ways to advance conservative policies at the grassroots level and to aggressively market our ideas. And in doing so, Heritage will once again break new ground. Many organizations in Washington have gone in the opposite direction, establishing a think tank as a façade intended to add credibility to their political goals.
President Ronald Reagan once said: "If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat." Heritage Action for America will be the heat, harnessing grassroots energy to increase the pressure on Members of Congress to embrace The Heritage Foundation's policy recommendations.
Heritage Action for America will not get involved in election campaigns. The creation of a sister organization involved in issue advocacy in no way leads The Heritage Foundation away from its stated mission: To build an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity and civil society flourish.
America stands at the crossroads. We can become just another European-style welfare state or we can switch course and return to our roots of personal liberty, limited government and responsible stewardship. Charting our course will require intellectual firepower and grassroots political heft. With the creation of Heritage Action, we aim to harness the energy of both.
Heritage Action for America - Our MissionTo promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.
The Heritage Foundation membership is growing:
Over the last two years, Heritage membership has skyrocketed. Over 633,000 Americans now proudly call themselves a Member of The Heritage Foundation. That staggering number, more than double our 2008 total, testifies to the quality and appeal of our original research and principled policy recommendations.
We need all the help we can get in our fight for our freedom and liberty. Check out the Heritage sites and consider becoming a member of The Heritage Foundation. It's a non-profit and you can claim your membership fee (as little as $25) on your tax return (do it before Obama changes the rules on charitable giving). We have been members for several years because we know that it is a respected organization; one we can count on for the truth.
The Heritage Action for America sounds interesting, so I signed up to get the updates. I hope you will, too.
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