Charles Koch Institute (Arlington, VA)
The Charles Koch Institute breaks barriers that stand in the way of people realizing their potential. This moves our society toward one of mutual benefit, where people succeed by helping others improve their lives.
Bill of Rights Institute (Arlington, VA)
The Bill of Rights Institute engages, educates, and empowers individuals with a passion for the freedom and opportunity that exist in a free society.
Becket (Washington, DC)
Becket is a non-profit, public-interest legal and educational institute with a mission to protect the free expression of all faiths. Becket exists to vindicate a simple but frequently neglected principle: that because the religious impulse is natural to human beings, religious expression is natural to human culture. We advance that principle in three arenas—the courts of law, the court of public opinion, and the academy—both in the United States and abroad.
American Council of Trustees and Alumni (Washington, DC)
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting academic excellence, academic freedom, and accountability at America’s colleges and universities.
1851 Center for Constitutional Law (Columbus, OH)
We founded 1851 to actively defend Ohioans’ right to do anything peaceful. We believe dignity, choice, respect, and freedom are moral imperatives, central to human flourishing. And we can all see how the heavy-handed control of others hampers imperatives and this flourishing. Yet each day throughout our state, government officials treat Ohioans like children, micro-manage their choices, pilfer their hard-earned wealth and property, and auction off their freedom to the highest bidder. To defend against these threats, and to level a highly unbalanced playing field, we represent those who aren’t represented by a special interest group. In essence, we are a special interest group against all of the “special interests” who wish to control Ohioans’ time, money, property, and lives.We represent those who simply wish to be left alone to order their lives, families, finances, businesses, and time in an entirely peaceful manner.Accordingly we represent the average Ohio taxpayer, parent, homeowner, and entrepreneur, when they find themselves threatened with loss of their homes and businesses, and threatened with fines and jail time for peaceful acts such as the sale or lease of a home, posting of a protest sign, the gathering of signatures, the refusal to pay a tax or fee, or the refusal to abide by an arbitrary government mandate. Our clients are those with the dignity to refrain from living as a parasite. And those with the resolve to recognize when their government is treating them as the equivalent of a milk-cow, rather than a coequal.Before we founded the 1851 Center, the legal system had entirely failed these people.Ohio has no shortage of lawyers. Yet these lawyers cater to the wealthy. They have conflicts of interest because instead of fighting government, they all want to represent government, or perhaps even be part of it someday. When they become aware of an illegal $70 tax or fee, they want a $10,000 retainer. Meanwhile, those who have traditionally offered pro bono services in Ohio do so to shred the fundamental tenets of human freedom rather than to protect them.To correct this market failure, we have created a public interest law firm that cannot be bought. One that allows the average Ohioan to stand on equal footing with well-funded and well-connected bullies, without ever having to pay a legal bill.From Portsmouth to Cleveland and Youngstown to Cincinnati, and without regard politics, we speak for those without an effective means to speak for themselves. And we give outsiders a fighting chance to protect what is rightfully their own.
Wyoming Liberty Group (Cheyenne, WY)
We believe in the values of individual dignity and personal liberty. Therefore, we encourage individual responsibility for involvement in public matters. We want to become a foundational influence in state policy research and education, as well as become a source of direct contact between private citizens and public officials. We invite communication and advocacy of first principles and constitutional mandates so as to encourage appreciation of our state constitution and the historical/cultural values that are the very source of our liberty.
Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (Milwaukee, WI)
Through education, litigation, and participation in public discourse, we seek to advance the public interest in the rule of law, individual liberty, constitutional government, and a robust civil society. We strive to do so, moreover, in partnership with like-minded individuals and organizations – often our clients – who are committed to classical liberalism and constitutional government.
State Policy Network (Arlington, VA)
State Policy Network’s vision is an America where all people can flourish because collaborative, entrepreneurial leaders have secured lasting social change, personal freedom, and economic opportunity at the state and local level.
Mississippi Center for Public Policy (Jackson, MS)
To advance the constitutional ideals of liberty and justice for all Mississippians by employing an evidenced-based approach to public policy whereby we advocate for and advance real conservative ideas with policy makers, members of the media, business leaders, the academic community, and private citizens.
Indiana Policy Review Foundation (Fort Wayne, IN)
Our mission is to marshal the best thought on governmental, economic and educational issues at the state and municipal levels. We seek 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. Recognize that equality of opportunity is sacrificed in pursuit of equality of results.