First Liberty (Plano, TX)
Protecting religious freedom for all Americans.
Atlas Network (Arlington, VA)
Our mission is to strengthen the worldwide freedom movement by cultivating a highly effective and expansive network that inspires and incentivizes all committed individuals and organizations to achieve lasting impact.
Acton Institute (Grand Rapids, MI)
The Acton Institute is a think-tank whose mission is to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles.
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.
Show-Me Institute (Saint Louis, MO)
The Institute’s scholars study public policy problems and develop proposals to increase economic opportunity for ordinary Missourians. The Institute then promotes these solutions by publishing studies, briefing papers, and other educational materials, which help policymakers, the media, and the general public gain a better understanding of the issues. The Show-Me Institute hopes to build a thriving economy and a vibrant civil society for Missouri and strives to place Missouri in a position that leads the nation in wealth, freedom, and opportunity for all.
Libertas Institute (Lehi, UT)
Libertas Institute advances the cause of liberty in Utah using a holistic approach that includes accountability for elected officials, liberty-based legislation, strategic litigation, and effective and widespread education.
James Madison Institute (Tallahassee, FL)
The James Madison Institute is a Florida-based research and educational organization 501(c)3 engaged in the battle of ideas. The Institute’s ideas are rooted in a belief in the U.S. Constitution and such timeless ideals as limited government, economic freedom, federalism, and individual liberty coupled with individual responsibility.
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.