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Freedom is winning – but who gets the credit?

How did Wisconsin and Michigan – key union strongholds – become right-to-work states?

Where did the push for steadily rolling back Obama-era regulations begin?

How did President Trump know where to look to find our newest Supreme Court Justice?

Who brought about positive, game-changing school reforms, such as Education Saving Accounts, that are sweeping the country, state by state?

Looking back further, where did ideas like the mid-90s welfare reform or the Reagan tax cuts originate?

Do you link these wins for freedom with a specific politician – names like Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Doug Ducey, Paul Ryan, or Ronald Reagan?

Strong-willed politicians with conservative principles certainly help. But these elected officials often simply carry good ideas across the goal line.

The real credit for these, and other, liberty-advancing ideas, goes to the think tanks, student groups, public interest law firms, grassroots activism groups, education organizations, and other non-profits research groups devoted to preserving our bedrock American principles.

If you want to see more wins such as these, you’ll enjoy this free resource on how to focus your giving in support of liberty.

Download Investing in Liberty, your guide to sharpening your focus and raising your impact in your philanthropy.

It might be easy for you to rattle off names of various Senators, Congressmen, Governors and Presidents when you think of important reforms. But are you as familiar with the State Policy Network, Mackinac Center, the Federalist Society, Goldwater Institute, Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, or the Heritage Foundation?

These institutions, and hundreds like them, comprise what many refer to as the “liberty movement.” You might just call them sound-thinking non-profits, or groups you can agree with.

Big and small, national or state-based, broadly or narrowly focused, the policy shops doing this critical work all have one thing in common:

They need you.

The unique nature of private charitable giving keeps these non-profit organizations going.

With the generous donations of principled Americans like you, they are able to produce the research, engage the lawmakers, inspire the public, and spread the message of liberty far and wide.

Reversing the trend toward greater state control and the silencing of dissent means we need more than a few friendly elected leaders.

We need the liberty movement.

I’d like to give you a free resource to help you get started in supporting these ideas. Investing in Liberty is a short guide to spur your thinking on how to engage with the non-profits you already support in spirit. 

Perhaps you have given your time and money to political candidates. If your experience is like mine, many of them have also gone on to disappoint you.

I encourage you to see how supporting the ideas of liberty with your precious resources can in fact be a more satisfying and less discouraging investment.

Download the guide on Investing in Liberty. In it, you’ll find nine steps on how to get started, including:

  • Determining the ideas you really care about (step 1)
  • Non-traditional ways to discover groups that share your beliefs (step 4)
  • The power – and responsibility – you have as a donor (step 7)
  • The difference between the various types of non-profit giving (step 8)

I hope you find the resource helpful. More importantly, I hope you’ll be a part of keeping the principles of liberty and freedom alive and well.

As Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”

How can you help keep freedom alive?

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