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Become Part of a Movement That Can Transform America

Free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense—these are the values that we fight for every single day. As the nation’s largest, most broadly-supported think tank, The Heritage Foundation has long been the bastion of the American conservative movement. And with more than 500,000 members, our ranks are growing stronger every day. And now, you can join us and help to ensure that your values are being advanced in Washington, in the Media, and across this great nation.

Ronald Reagan knew something that no one else knew

In 1980, just as Reagan was beginning his first term in office, The Heritage Foundation developed a 1,100 page detailed policy manual on everything from taxes and regulation to trade and national defense. This “Mandate for Leadership” as it was so titled was described by United Press International back then as:

“a blueprint for grabbing the government by its frayed New Deal lapels and shaking out 48 years of liberal policy.”

President Reagan used “Mandate” to help realize his vision of a world free of communism, an economy that didn’t crush people’s dreams with high taxes and regulations, and an America the world could admire once again. He gave copies to every member of his Cabinet. The result: Nearly two-thirds of “Mandate’s” 2,000 recommendations were adopted or attempted by the Reagan administration.

Now is a time for a new Mandate for Leadership

We have come a long way since Reagan—and not in a good way. The liberal policies of the Obama administration have put a stranglehold on free enterprise. New entitlements such as Obamacare have led to the largest expansion of the federal government since the New Deal. As Reagan once said:

“Government is not the solution to the problem, government is the problem.”

As a result of this irresponsible leadership, our freedom as American citizens has never before been so limited. At the same time, our influence in the world as a super power wanes as America’s global military footprint continues to shrink.

Enough is enough—it is time to reverse our course.

The Heritage Foundation has the policy solutions that can make America that “shining city upon a hill” once again. And we are strategically positioned to do just that:

  • Heritage employs some of the smartest minds in Washington – With over 100 policy experts, Heritage truly has the talent to be able to solve complex policy issues, with simple and effective conservative solutions. As Rush Limbaugh has said, “Some of the finest conservative scholars alive today, live, work, and breathe at The Heritage Foundation.”
  • Heritage has a media distribution network second to none –Nearly 30 million Americans visit our Daily Signal website each year, bypassing the mainstream media filter to get the facts. Heritage experts appear on television and radio dozens of times each week, publish hundreds of sound policy research reports annually, and host hundreds of meetings a year with grassroots leaders and local and national officials.
  • Heritage is located right in the belly of the beast – Location is everything. Heritage is the largest single land owner on Capitol Hill, with offices just 1000 steps from the House and 500 steps from the Senate. This strategic location gives us access to lawmakers and public officials that need to be equipped with policy solutions that represent your conservative principles.

Get Exclusive Insider Access to Heritage When You Become a Member Today

When you become an official member of The Heritage Foundation, you are taking your place along with over 500,000 fellow conservatives that stand for conservative principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual liberty, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.

But, as a member, you also get special access to content and benefits that are not available anywhere else:

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Official Heritage Foundation Membership Card

Heritage Foundation members are proud to stand for their conservative principles and we recognize each member with their own exclusive membership card.

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Special Invitations to Conservative Gatherings

As a member, you will be invited to attend special gatherings where you can meet and network with Heritage staff and fellows as well as other conservatives that share your values.

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We want you to be constantly informed about the impact of our your membership. Every member will receive regular updates from the front lines of policy battles happening in Washington DC and across the country.

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The Morning Bell arrives in your inbox first thing every weekday morning with the day’s most important news, conservative commentary and policy analysis—in a fresh, visually rich, readable format for your desktop, tablet or phone. As a member, you will get a free subscription to the daily edition of the Morning Bell.

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With your most generous tax-deductible gift of $25 or more, you will join over 500,000 Americans as an official member of The Heritage Foundation. Your membership will help to support our work to build an America where freedom, prosperity, opportunity and civil society flourish. Simply complete the form below and your membership will be instantly activated.

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But, as you know, principles without action cannot create the change needed. This is where The Heritage Foundation’s sister organization, Heritage Action for America, comes in.

Heritage and Heritage Action together are an unstoppable force for liberty.”
— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Heritage Action for America is able to hold lawmakers accountable to Heritage’s conservative policy solutions through a unique combination of political muscle and a vast grassroots army.

While Heritage wins the broader war of ideas, Heritage Action wins the political battles. Since its founding in 2010, Action has successfully moved Congress in a more conservative direction. Heritage Action’s 450,000 activists and team of Washington lobbyists forced lawmakers to cut spending, limit President Obama’s tax hikes, protect the Second Amendment, and stand up time and again to fight Obamacare.

Heritage Action relies on the support of tens of thousands of conservatives like you to battle the liberal onslaught and advance conservative ideas. Your gift to Heritage Action, will ensure:

  • Lawmakers continue to feel pressure to vote for conservative legislation in Washington and in their home districts
  • Strengthen our national infrastructure of more than 450,000 grassroots activists and recruit thousands more elite Sentinel activists
  • Continue to fight for your conservative principles, no matter what Barack Obama and his liberal allies throw at us

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Heritage Action for America is a section 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization under the Internal Revenue Code. As such,contributions to Heritage Action for America are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. Heritage Action for America promotes conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. Donors should consult their tax advisors about the tax treatment of their contributions.