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Capital Research Center (Washington, DC)

The Capital Research Center was established in 1984 to examine how foundations, charities, and other nonprofits spend money and get involved in politics and advocacy, often in ways that donors never intended and would find abhorrent. From the start, CRC has exposed how those organizations are “captured” by interest groups and used to undermine Americans’ freedoms. Today, we study unions, environmentalist groups, and a wide variety of nonprofit and activist organizations. We also keep an eye on crony capitalists who seek to profit by taking advantage of government regulations and by getting their hands on taxpayers’ money.

Beacon Hill Institute (Medway, MA)

The Beacon Hill Institute engages in rigorous economic research and conducts educational programs for the purpose of producing and disseminating readable analyses of current economic policy issues to voters, taxpayers, opinion leaders, and policymakers.

Americans for Tax Reform (Washington, DC)

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) opposes all tax increases as a matter of principle. We believe in a system in which taxes are simpler, flatter, more visible, and lower than they are today. The government’s power to control one’s life derives from its power to tax. We believe that power should be minimized. ATR was founded in 1985 by Grover Norquist at the request of President Reagan. The flagship project of Americans for Tax Reform is the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a written promise by legislators and candidates for office that commits them to oppose any effort to increase income taxes on individuals and businesses. Today the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is offered to every candidate for state and federal office and to all incumbents. Nearly 1,400 elected officials, from state representative to governor to US Senator, have signed the Pledge. Americans for Tax Reform began promoting the Taxpayer Protection Pledge on the state-level in the early 1990s. Additionally, Americans for Tax Reform works with state-based center-right groups to help replicate ATR’s national Wednesday Meeting in the states. Currently, there are over 48 meetings in 40 states. These meetings bring together a broad cross-section of the center-right community- taxpayer groups, social conservative groups, business groups, legislators, etc., to promote limited government ideals. ATR is a nonprofit, 501(c)(4) taxpayer advocacy group. Contributions to Americans for Tax Reform are not tax deductible. The Americans for Tax Reform Foundation is a 501c(3) research and educational organization. All contributions to the Americans for Tax Reform Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent provided for in federal law.

American Legislative Exchange Council (Arlington, VA)

The American Legislative Exchange Council is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to increase individual liberty, prosperity and the well-being of all Americans by advancing and promoting the principles of limited government, free markets and federalism.

1889 Institute (Oklahoma City, OK)

The 1889 Institute analyzes and develops state public policies for the state of Oklahoma based on the principles of limited and responsible government, free enterprise, and a robust civil society.

Yankee Institute (Hartford, NH)

The Yankee Institute’s mission is to promote free-market solutions and smart public policy so that every Connecticut resident is free to succeed. We achieve this objective by informing, inspiring and motivating citizens and decision-makers. To accomplish these goals we:

Produce independent and in-depth public policy research, plus timely and responsive policy briefs.
Advocate for taxpayers at the state capitol and beyond.
Convene events that bring together people from across the state building a network of influence.
Promote government transparency on our website.
Expose government waste, fraud and abuse through our Raising Hale investigative reporting blog.

Virginia Institute for Public Policy (Abingdon, VA)

The Virginia Institute for Public Policy is an independent, nonpartisan, education and 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, dynamic entrepreneurial capitalism, private property, the rule of law, and constitutionally limited government.

Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy (Alexandria, VA)

The mission of the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy is to provide Virginia’s political, business, academic, community and media leadership with thoughtful, realistic, useful and non-partisan analysis of public policy issues confronting our 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 this Institute are reforming government, economic development, improving health.

Texas Public Policy Foundation (Austin, TX)

The Foundation’s mission is to promote and defend liberty, personal responsibility, and free enterprise in Texas and the nation by educating and affecting policymakers and the Texas public policy debate with academically sound research and outreach.