Council for National Policy

Council for National Policy

Background

The Council for National Policy (CNP) has been described as an “umbrella” group of conservative political figures in the United States1Council for National Policy,” Greenpeace. Archived August 27, 2020. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.fo/E8sym and is funded in part by Koch Family Foundations.2Adam Clymer. “Conservatives gather in umbrella council for a national policy,” New York Times, May 20, 1981. Archived August 27, 2020. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.fo/sK0dF

According to The New York Times, CNP is made up of “a few hundred of the most powerful conservatives in the country.”3David D. Kirkpatrick. “THE 2004 CAMPAIGN: THE CONSERVATIVES,” New York Times, August 28, 2004. Archived August 27, 2020. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.fo/MgQmu The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a hate-group-watchdog and legal advocacy organization, described CNP as “a key venue where mainstream conservatives and extremists mix.4”Heidi Beirich, Mark Potok. “The Council for National Policy: Behind the Curtain,” Southern Poverty Law Center, May 17, 2016. Archived August 27, 2020. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.fo/bxULi

While most of its website is restricted and only accessible to members, the CNP’s homepage states the group believes in “limiting the size and scope of government,” that “the Founding Fathers created this nation based upon Judeo-Christian values and that our culture flourishes when we uphold them,” and that “America, a nation founded on the premise that ‘all men are created equal,’ is worth defending.”5Homepage,” Council for National Policy. Archived August 23, 2020. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.fo/Fum03

The group was founded in 1981 by a number of wealthy individuals including Christian fundamentalist leader Tim LaHaye, oil company executive and once the world’s richest man, Nelson Bunker Hunt, and co-founder of both the Heritage Foundation and American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Paul Weyrich, and Leadership Institute founder and president Morton Blackwell among others.6Heidi Beirich, Mark Potok. “The Council for National Policy: Behind the Curtain,” Southern Poverty Law Center, May 17, 2016. Archived August 27, 2020. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.fo/bxULi 7Robert D. McFadden. “Tim LaHaye Dies at 90; Fundamentalist Leader’s Grisly Novels Sold Millions,” New York Times, July 25, 2016. Archived August 27, 2020. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.fo/0lBeV 8Rupert Cornwell. “Nelson Bunker Hunt dead: Former world’s richest man dies in ‘modest circumstances’ in US after losing his fortune,” Independent, October 22, 2014. Archived August 27, 2020. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.fo/sObB0

In the 1960s and 1970s, Tim LaHaye was active in the John Birch Society (JBS), a “conspiracist group” that faced charges of racism and anti-Semitism since its earliest days according to the SPLC, which noted the group “opposed civil rights legislation in the 1960s, saying the African-American freedom movement was being manipulated from Moscow with the goal of creating a ‘Soviet Negro Republic’ in the Southern United States.”9Don Terry. “BRINGING BACK BIRCH,” Southern Poverty Law Center, March 1, 2013. Archived September 1, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/oCCgO

CNP membership, as revealed by leaks of its membership directories, include a mix of powerful conservative and evangelical leaders. Just some examples include American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) CEO Lisa Nelson, Leonard Leo of the Federalist Society, State Policy Network (SPN) president and CEO Tracie Sharp, FreedomWorks president Adam Brandon, and Lawson Bader of DonorsTrust and Donors Capital Fund. Evangelical, anti-choice, and anti-LGBT groups are well represented at CNP, with multiple members from the Family Research Council, the Family Policy Alliance, Focus on the Family, the Susan B. Anthony List among many others.

In 2016, the group backed Ted Cruz, rival of Donald Trump, in the United States Presidential primaries. In 2020, Trump gave a speech at a CNP meeting.10Betsy Swan. “Inside the Doomed Conservative Dump-Trump Plot,” Daily Beast, March 18, 2016. August 27, 2020. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.fo/VxJAl 11President Trump Delivers Remarks at the 2020 Council for National Policy Meeting,” YouTube video uploaded by user The White House on August 21, 2020. Archived .mp4 on file at DeSmog.

CNP Membership & Document Leaks

October 2020

Documented obtained a large collection of leaked CNP documents in 2020. Its archive of CNP materials included (via DocumentCloud):

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2019

2018

2017

Documented also obtained and published internal videos from the Council for National Policy’s secret meetings. “Members of the press are not welcome at the events, and participants are warned against revealing anything that is said. Despite this, Documented has obtained and is publishing 59 recordings from inside CNP meetings between 2017 and 2020, providing an insiders perspective on how the right has organized during the Trump administration,” Documented reported.12Recordings and Materials From Council for National Policy Meetings,” Documented, November 10, 2021.

August 2020

Reporter Max Blumenthal obtained CNP‘s full October 2018 membership list. “The CNP’s personnel comprise a blend of conservative movement leaders, industry moneymen, foreign policy hardliners, and culture war activists enforcing right-wing unity at the base of a Republican Party that has cohered around the doctrine of ultra-nationalist Trumpism,” Blumenthal wrote at The Grayzone.13Max Blumenthal. “This is the full membership list of the Christian Right’s secretive and powerful Council for National Policy,” The Grayzone, August 30, 2020. Archived November 27, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/hAQXA

May 2016

In May 2016, the Southern Poverty Law Center released a leaked copy of the CNP’s 2014 membership and staff directory that included a list of 413 members which the SPLC described as a “Who’s Who of the Right.”14Heidi Beirich, Mark Potok. “The Council for National Policy: Behind the Curtain,” Southern Poverty Law Center, May 17, 2016. Archived August 27, 2020. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.fo/bxULi 15Membership Directory 2014 (PDF),” Council for National Policy (leaked by Southern Poverty Law Center), 2014. Archived August 27, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.

An SPLC article coinciding with the leaked directory wrote, “the list is surprising, not so much for the conservatives who dominate it — activists of the religious right and the so-called ‘culture wars,’ along with a smattering of wealthy financiers, Congressional operatives, right-wing consultants and Tea Party enthusiasts — but for the many real extremists who are included.”16Heidi Beirich, Mark Potok. “The Council for National Policy: Behind the Curtain,” Southern Poverty Law Center, May 17, 2016. Archived August 27, 2020. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.fo/bxULi

The directory listed issues that interested each of its members. SPLC analyzed those categories and found the two most predominant issues were “international/islamophobia” and “sexual morality/anti-LGBT.”17Heidi Beirich, Mark Potok. “The Council for National Policy: Behind the Curtain,” Southern Poverty Law Center, May 17, 2016. Archived August 27, 2020. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.fo/bxULi

Statement and Values (2014)

Mission Statement: 18Membership Directory 2014 (PDF),” Council for National Policy (leaked by Southern Poverty Law Center), 2014. Archived August 27, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.

To advance freedom by bringing together business, cultural, defense, educational, religious and public policy leaders to address the great issues confronting America.”

Vision Statement: 19Membership Directory 2014 (PDF),” Council for National Policy (leaked by Southern Poverty Law Center), 2014. Archived August 27, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.

A united conservative movement to assure, by 2020, policy leadership and governance that restores religious and economic freedom, a strong national defense, and Judeo-Christian values under the Constitution.”

Values:

  1. Protect and Advance Essential Liberties
  2. Promote Networking
  3. Commit to Accuracy
  4. Lead and Influence Others
  5. Practice Integrity
  6. Exercise Mutual Respect
  7. Encourage Unity

Rules and Regulations

The CNP’s history has been shrouded in secrecy. According to publiceye.org (now Political Research Associates), a memorandum from executive director Morton C. Blackwell listed a number of rules and regulations that CNP members needed to adhere to. These were:20Rules and regulations,” Public Eye. August 27, 2020. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.fo/1Wbr8

  • Special guests may attend only with advance unanimous approval of the Executive Committee. 
  • The solicitation of funds on a one-to-one basis is prohibited at meetings. 
  • Council meetings are closed to the media and the general public. The media should not know when or where we meet or who takes part in our programs, before or after a meeting. 
  • Speakers’ remarks at Council meetings are off the record and not for circulation later, except with special permission.
  • Members and guests are requested to keep in their personal possession their registration packets and other materials distributed at the meeting. 
  • Our membership list is strictly confidential and should not be shared outside the Council.
  • Fundraising from the list is also prohibited. 
  • Members are asked to avoid organizing and attending formal meetings of other groups or organizations in the same city before, during or immediately after a Council meeting.

Stance on Climate Change

The CNP has not publicized its stance on climate change. Various members of the group, however, have denied the scientific consensus on climate change, and the CNP’s exclusive events have involved speakers casting doubt on the dangers of global warming and criticizing policies that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the impacts of climate change.21Council for National Policy,” Greenpeace. Archived August 27, 2020. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.fo/E8sym

Funding

The following values are a combination of records from the Conservative Transparency project and original research of available 990 forms by DeSmog.22Council for National Policy,” Conservative Transparency. Accessed September 2, 2020.

View the attached spreadsheet for additional information on Council for National Policy’s funding by year (.xlsx).

DonorTotal
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation$490,000
Edgar and Elsa Prince Foundation$277,500
Mercer Family Foundation$275,000
DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative$240,000
DonorsTrust$211,000
Richard and Helen Devos Foundation$130,000
American Values$109,652
Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation$100,000
National Christian Charitable Foundation$91,160
Armstrong Foundation$82,000
Holman Foundation$80,000
It Takes A Family Foundation$66,800
Judicial Watch$60,000
Media Research Center$40,950
Castle Rock Foundation$40,000
George Edward Durell Foundation$30,000
Heritage Foundation$30,000
George E Coleman Jr Foundation$17,500
Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation$17,250
The Randolph Foundation$15,000
National Philanthropic Trust$15,000
The Vernon K. Krieble Foundation$13,750
Lynn & Foster Friess Family Foundation$13,333
Floyd Foundation$13,000
Family Research Council$5,000
Grand Total$2,463,895

The Center for Media and Democracy noted Richard DeVos, who also donated a sizeable amount to CNP via his affiliated foundations, is a former president of CNP. The Edgar and Elsa Prince Foundation, the DeVos’s parents’ family charity, was also a donor.23Alex Kotch. “Secretive Right-Wing Nonprofit Plays Role in COVID-19 Organizing,” Exposed by CMD, May 15, 2020. Archived September 2, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/BJr9f

990 Forms

Key People

2017–2020 Directories

DeSmog reviewed sample directories from Documenteds 2020 leak of CNP documents from 2017 to 2020.

See directories, via Documented, on DocumentCloud:

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2019

2018

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Below is a sample of CNP Members. View the attached spreadsheet for a full breakdown of CNP members by associated company, their spouses, committee representation here (.xlsx).

Org, Name, and Affiliation2017201820192020
APR    
– Alexander CortesYYYY
14ALL Platform    
– John E. Reese, III   Y
333 Promises    
– Jamie R. Pennington   Y
60 Plus Association    
– James L. MartinYYYY
Academic Practice    
– Archer K. Martin   Y
ACT for America    
– Brigitte Gabriel YYY
Active Engagement, LLC    
JD NormanYYY 
Acton Institute    
– Alejandro A. Chafuen YYY
– Robert SiricoYYYY
ADF International    
– Benjamin W. BullY   
– Douglas H. NapierY   
Admiral Property Company    
– Martin W. GarrickYYYY
Advanced Obstetrics and Gynecology    
– Roy StringfellowYYYY
AdvoCare International    
– Jaci Leitgeb YY 
– James J. O’HickeyYYY 
– Nick RoosYY  
– Richard H. WrightY   
– Todd LandrumYYY 
– Alliance Defending Freedom    
– Alan E. SearsYYYY
– Kristen K. Waggoner YYY
– Michael P. FarrisYYYY
Alliance for Israel Advocacy    
– Paul LibermanYYY 
Almont Homes    
JC WhiteYYYY
Alpha Center    
– Allen D. Unruh   Y
– Leslee J. UnruhYYY 
Alveda King Ministries    
– Alveda C. King YYY
America Can We Talk    
– Debora A. Georgatos YYY
America Conservancy (AC)    
– Kelly Monroe KullbergYYY 
– Michelle R. KullbergYYYY
America First Policies    
– Martha Boneta YY 
American Alliance of Jews & Christians    
– Daniel LapinYYY 
American Association of Evangelicals (AAE)    
Kelly Monroe Kullberg   Y
American Bible Society    
– Joshua P. Glacken  YY
American Center for Law & Justice    
– Colby M. MayYYYY
– Jay A. SekulowYYY 
American Civil Rights Union (ACRU)    
– Lori Roman   Y
– Susan A. CarlesonYYY 
American Conservative Union (ACU)    
– Daniel SchneiderYYYY
American Conservative Union Foundation    
– Pat J. NolanYYY 
American Enterprise Institute (AEI)    
– John R. BoltonY   
American Family Association (AFA)    
– Tim WildmonYYYY
American Federation for Children    
– Thomas SchultzY   
American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC)    
– Herman Pirchner, Jr.YYYY
American Legislative Exchange Council    
– Lisa B. NelsonYYYY
American Media Institute    
– Richard MiniterY   
American Target Advertising, Inc.    
– Kathleen A. PattenYYYY
– Mark J. FitzgibbonsYYYY
– Richard A. ViguerieYYYY
American Values    
– Gary L. BauerYYYY
American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston    
– Allen J. HébertYYYY
Americans for Limited Government    
– Richard Manning   Y
Americans for Tax Reform    
– Grover G. NorquistYYYY
Americans in Support of Law Enforcement    
– Scott G. EricksonY   
Americans United for Life    
– Catherine Glenn FosterYYYY
– Jeanneane MaxonY   
– Steven H. Aden YYY
Amerisearch, Inc.    
– William J. FedererYYYY
Angel Pictures & Publicity    
– Tricia EricksonY   
Angell Financial Group    
– R. Allen AngellYY  
Antietam Communications    
– William W. Pascoe, IIIYYYY
Arizona Christian University    
– Len MunsilYYYY
– Olivia Brown YYY
Arkansas Senate    
– Jason RapertYYYY
Ashbrook Center at Ashland University    
– Roger L. BeckettY   
Ashton Management    
JC WhiteYYYY
Atlas Network    
– Alejandro A. ChafuenY   
Attic Corporation/Affordable Attic Self Storage    
– Darrel W. JohnsonYYYY
Baker & McKenzie LLP    
– Raija ChurchillYYY 
Baller & Co.    
– Michael BallerYYYY
Banyan Air Service    
– Don CampionYYYY
Baron Public Affairs, LLC    
– Jonathan M. BaronY   
Barron, Stark and Swift Consulting Engineers    
– Ariel A. DevalY   
BDO Consulting    
– Baker A. SmithYYYY
Beaman Automotive Group    
– Lee A. BeamanYYYY
Because You Served    
– David A. Hodson   Y
Bell Enterprises    
– Kathleen B. FlynnYYYY
Bennett International Group    
– David F. Pittman Jr.YYYY
– Marcia G. TaylorYYYY
Bible Literacy Project    
– Richard G. Scurry, Jr.YYYY
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association    
– Tom Phillips   Y
Bird, Loechl, Brittain & McCants, LLC    
– Wendell R. BirdYYYY
Black Mountain Investment Company    
– Mihai D. TomaYYYY
Blank Rome LLP    
– Stephen T. WhelanYYYY
Blue Learning Partners    
– Earl Little YYY
Board of Trustees, Harris County Department of Education    
– Michael P. WolfeY   
Bob Jones University    
– Randall S. PageY YY
Boeing Company    
– Jack C. Jackson   Y
– Marc C. Johansen   Y
Boeuf River Timber and Cattle Company    
– Todd Landrum   Y
Bohlinger Diversified, LP (BDLP)    
– Peter BohlingerY   
Bott Radio Network    
– Richard (Dick) P. Bott, Sr.YYYY
– Richard (Rich) P. Bott, IIYYYY
Boy Scouts Of America, Flint River District    
– David F. Pittman Jr.YYYY
Bradburne Consulting, LLC    
– John C. BradburneY YY
Branch Banking & Trust Co. (BB&T)    
– Stephen D. MoxleyY   
Bright Media Foundation    
– Brad R. BrightYYY 
BuildingKids.org    
– Matthew Chancey   Y
BuzzBox Beverages    
– Rod Vandenbos YYY
CadaNiño, Guatemala    
– Jamie WallerYYYY
Campbell Investment Partners    
– Ken W. CampbellYYYY
CampusReform.org    
– Sterling C. BeardYYY 
Capital Research Center    
– Scott Walter YYY
Capital University Law School    
– Bradley A. Smith YYY
Capitol Resource Institute    
– Grace LeFeverYY  
– Karen S. EnglandYYYY
– Tim J. LeFeverYYYY
Capstone Legacy Foundation    
– Nancy H. HansenYYYY
Case Consulting Services, Inc.    
– Benjamin R. CaseYY  
CauseFirst    
– David DonaldsonYY  
Centennial Institute, Colorado Christian University    
– Jeffrey G. HuntYYYY
Center for Arizona Policy (CAP)    
– Cathi HerrodY   
Center for Competitive Politics    
– Bradley A. SmithYY  
Center for Family & Human Rights Institute (C-Fam)    
– Austin RuseY   
Center for Security Policy    
– Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.YYYY
Center for Strategic & International Studies    
– Richard T. McCormackYYYY
Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)    
– Derek A. Mccoy, Jr. YY 
– John C. BedrosianYYYY
– Marc T. Little   Y
– Star ParkerYYYY
Century Strategies    
– Ralph Reed, Jr.YYYY
Cerberus Capital Management    
– Louis W. BremerYYYY
Champion Coach    
– Craig R. DanceYYYY
Chartwell Investment Partners    
– Timothy J. RiddleYYYY
– Chasseur Wilshire    
– Steve StockmanYYYY
Christian Anti-Communist Crusade    
– David A. NoebelYY  
Christian Employers Alliance    
– Paul SherryYYY 
Christian Film and Television Commission / Movieguide    
– Theodore BaehrY   
Christian Healthcare Ministries    
– J. Craig Brown II   Y
Christian Legal Society    
– David Nammo  YY
Christian Mensan    
– James S. PriceYY  
Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview    
– Stephen J. Verleye   Y
Cinemark Holdings, Inc.    
– Lee Roy MitchellYYYY
Citizens United    
– David BossieYYY 
Citizens United Foundation    
– David BossieYYY 
Classical Conversations Inc.    
– Leigh Bortins  YY
Clements Worldwide    
– Thomas J. SchrandtY   
Club for Growth    
– David McIntoshYYYY
Clymer Bodene, P.C.    
– James N. Clymer  Y 
Clymer Conrad, P.C.    
– James N. ClymerYY  
Clymer Musser & Sarno, P.C.    
– James N. Clymer   Y
CNF Pharma, LLC    
– Seymour H. Fein   Y
CNSNews.com    
– Terence P. JeffreyYYYY
Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP)    
– William OwensYYYY
Colorado Christian University    
– Donald W. Sweeting   Y
Columbia International University (CIU)    
– Mark A. Smith   Y
Columbia Law School    
– Tyler Becker  YY
Commercial Real Estate    
– William P. Mills, IIIYYYY
Common Sense Network    
John E. Reese, III   Y
Communio    
J.P. De Gance  YY
Concerned Women for America    
– Beverly LaHayeYYYY
– Penny Y. NanceYYYY
– Sara M. OlsonYYYY
Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation, Inc.    
– Lea CarawanYYYY
Congressional Prayer Caucus Wives Council    
– Nancy Schulze  YY
Conservative Donor and Activist    
– Roxanne R. PhillipsY Y 
Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)    
– Ed CorriganYYYY
– Jim DeMintYYYY
– Rachel A. Bovard   Y
Conservative Republicans of California    
– Mike SpenceYY  
ConservativeHQ.com    
– Richard A. Viguerie YY 
Constitution Party National Committee    
– James N. ClymerYYYY
Convention of States Action (COSA)    
– Mark Meckler   Y
Convention of States Foundation    
– Mark Meckler   Y
Cooper & Kirk, PLLC    
– Charles J. CooperYYYY
Copper Beech Capital, LLC    
– Gary WitherspoonYY  
Cornerstone Payment Systems    
– Brendan O’Morchoe YYY
– Nick H. LoganYYYY
CorsiNation.com    
– Jerome R. Corsi  YY
CRC Advisors    
– Leonard A. Leo   Y
– Michael W. Thompson, Jr.   Y
CRC Public Relations    
– Michael W. Thompson, Jr.YYY 
D. James Kennedy Ministries    
– Frank Wright YYY
– William T. Allen  Y 
Denman & Associates    
– Diana D. DenmanYYYY
Dental Access Carolina    
– John E. Reese, III  YY
Desert Gastroenterology Consultants    
– Gary Annunziata YYY
Dinero Energy Corporation    
– Russell J. Ramsland Jr.YY  
Discovery Institute    
– Steve BuriYYYY
Discovery Missions International    
– Gary D. FrazierY   
Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic    
– Archer K. MartinYY  
Donors Capital Fund & DonorsTrust    
– Lawson Bader YYY
Dr. James Dobson Family Institute    
– James C. Dobson  YY
Eagle Forum    
– Anne S. CoriYYYY
Earthwise Ventures, Inc.    
– Robert T. SmithYYYY
Eastern European Mission (EEM)    
– Bob Burckle  YY
Eberle Communications Group, Inc.    
– Bruce EberleY   
Ecclesia College    
– Oren ParisY   
Economic War Room with Kevin Freeman    
– Kevin D. Freeman YYY
EDP Management Company, LLC    
– Elsa Prince BroekhuizenYYYY
Education & Research Institute    
– Daniel Oliver  YY
Election Integrity Project California, Inc. (EIPCa)    
– Linda Paine   Y
Electric Mirror    
– James V. Mischel Sr.YY  
– James V. Mischel, Jr.YYYY
EliteSafe Inc.    
– Jeremy CeroneYYYY
Elliott Global    
– Kirk ElliottYYYY
Employee Benefits Consulting Practice    
– Paul SherryYYY 
Employers Resource Management Company (ERM)    
– George H. Gersema YY 
Empower Texans    
– Tony McDonaldYYYY
Enough is Enough (EIE)    
– Donna Rice HughesYYYY
Essentials in Education    
– Chuck StetsonYYY 
Exodus Mandate Project    
– E. Ray MooreYYYY
Fairfax Christian School    
– Jo ThoburnYYYY
Fairview Baptist Church    
– Bill Ledbetter YYY
– Paul BlairYYYY
Fairway Designs    
– Arlene KringsYYYY
Faith & Freedom Coalition    
– Ralph Reed, Jr.Y  Y
Faith and Public Policy    
– Gina GleasonYYY 
Faith For Culture    
– Kelly Monroe Kullberg   Y
Faith Wins    
– Chad Connelly YYY
Family Action Council of Tennessee    
– William D. Morgan   Y
Family Policy Alliance    
– Paul E. WeberYYY 
Family Research Council    
– J. Kenneth Blackwell  YY
– Timothy Throckmorton   Y
– Tony PerkinsYYYY
– William G. BoykinYYYY
Family Talk    
– James C. DobsonYY  
FECom, Inc. – The FreeEats Network    
– Gabriel S. Joseph IIIY   
Fields Capital Management    
– Jay Fields Y  
Fifth Third Bank    
– Stephen D. Moxley YYY
First Liberty Institute    
– Benjamin W. Bull Y  
– Kassie DulinY   
– Kelly J. ShackelfordYYYY
First Principles, LLC    
– Tom D. DelayYYYY
Fisher Companies    
– J. Herbert Fisher, Jr. Y  
Fiskeby Holdings US LLC    
– Jeffrey H. Coors   Y
FLAG – Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness    
– Nick Adams  YY
Florida Family Policy Council    
– John StembergerYYYY
Florida House of Representatives    
– Walter (Mike) B. Hill  YY
Focus On Fundraising, Inc.    
– Benjamin R. Case  YY
Focus on the Family    
– Tim GoegleinYYYY
Foley & Lardner, LLP    
– Cleta MitchellYYYY
ForAmerica    
– David BozellYYYY
Forbes Media    
– Steve ForbesYYYY
Forecasts & Strategies    
– Mark SkousenYYYY
Forge Leadership Network    
– Adam JosefczykYYYY
ForthRight Strategy, Inc.    
– Kimberly BellissimoY   
– Timothy WebsterY   
Foundation for Moral Law    
– Roy MooreYYY 
Fox News & Commentary    
– Todd StarnesY   
Fox News Radio    
– Todd StarnesY   
Free Congress Foundation    
– James S. Gilmore, IIIYY  
Freedom Alliance    
– Lynn BradshawY   
Freedom Research Foundation    
– Brandon H. WheelerY   
Freedom X    
– William J. Becker, Jr.Y   
FreedomFest, Inc.    
– Mark SkousenYYYY
FreedomWorks    
– Adam BrandonYYYY
Freeman Global Holdings, LLC    
– Kevin D. FreemanY   
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer    
– Tyler S. ClarksonY   
Friess Family Foundation    
– Foster FriessYYYY
Frontiers of Freedom    
– George C. Landrith IIIYYY 
Fulton Strahan Law Group, PLLC    
– Briscoe R. Cain, III   Y
Galectin Therapeutics (GALT)    
– James C. CzirrYYYY
Gathering of the Eagles    
– William AmesYY  
George Edward Durell Foundation    
– David A. Durell YYY
George M. Hiller Companies, LLC    
– George M. HillerYYYY
Glenmede Trust Company    
– Christopher LongYY  
Global Anti-Trafficking Auction    
– Mitzi Perdue   Y
Global Faith Institute (GFI)    
– Mark ChristianYY  
Global Pharmaceuticals Humco    
– Andrew C. PulidoYYY 
Global Risk Management Solutions (GRMS)    
– Gerard Smith  Y 
Gluskin Investment Partners    
– Rob Gluskin   Y
Grace Chapel    
– Steve E. Berger YYY
Grand Canyon University    
– Mike Vaught YYY
Grant Starrett    
– Tyler BeckerYY  
Grazie, LLC    
– Pam PryorY   
– Great Swamp Watershed Association    
Wade KirbyYYYY
Gregory Management Company, LLC    
– Joseph R. GregoryYYYY
GRMS | Global Risk Management Solutions    
– Gerard Smith Y Y
GuestBooker.com    
– George D. Uribe, IIY YY
– Victoria D. ChismY YY
Gun Owners of America    
– Tim MacyYYYY
GVSW, Inc.    
– Gevie S. White   Y
GXS    
– Jeffrey M. FrederickYYY 
Hannibal-LaGrange University    
– Anthony W. AllenYYYY
Harding University    
– Griffin GibsonY   
Harris County    
– Chris Daniel Y  
Harris County Department of Education    
– Michael P. Wolfe YYY
Hartman Income REIT Management, Inc.    
– Allen R. HartmanY   
Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP    
– Richard D. HayesYYYY
Heartbeat International    
– Margaret H. Hartshorn  YY
Helms School of Government, Liberty University    
– Shawn D. AkersY   
Herbert Hawkins Company, Inc.    
– H. Preston HawkinsYYYY
Herbster Angus Farms    
– Charles W. HerbsterYYYY
Hi-Torque Publishing Company    
– Roland S. HinzYYYY
High Frontier    
– H. Scott CooperYYYY
High Impact Leadership Coalition (HILC)    
– Harry Jackson, Jr.YYYY
Hilarides Dairies    
– Robert Hilarides  YY
Hilda E. Bretzlaff Foundation    
– Gerald RadtkeYYYY
Hillsdale College    
– Christopher BachelderYYYY
– Douglas A. JeffreyYYYY
– Larry P. ArnnYYYY
Hilltop Advocacy, LLC    
– Neil SiefringYYYY
Holy Ghost Ministries, Inc.    
– Jason RapertYYYY
HomeVestors    
– Daniel W. NewmanYYY 
Hotze Health & Wellness Center    
– Steven F. HotzeY   
Houston Baptist University    
– Charles BacarisseYYYY
– Robert B. Sloan, Jr.YYY 
HSP Direct    
– Colin BurkhalterYYYY
Hudgens Enterprises, Inc.    
– Ralph T. Hudgens  YY
Huizenga Group    
– J.C. HuizengaYYYY
Human Rights Education and Relief Organization (HERO)    
– Jason S. JonesYYYY
Humco    
– Andrew C. Pulido   Y
– Gregory C. PulidoY   
IMAC    
– Vicente L. SeguY   
In Touch Ministries    
– C. Phillip BowenYYY 
Incluyendo Mexico Foundation    
– Vicente L. Segu YYY
Independent Women’s Voice    
– Heather R. HigginsYYYY
Infowars.com    
– Jerome R. CorsiYY  
Injured Workers Pharmacy (IWP)    
– Jayne KresacYYYY
Institute for Free Speech    
– Bradley A. Smith  YY
Insurance One    
– Brandon McCrary  YY
– Rick McCraryYY  
Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Inc. (ISI)    
– Charles L. Copeland YYY
– T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.YYYY
InterNet Services Corporation/The Yager Group    
– Steven Yager   Y
IranAliveMinistries.org    
– Peggy Dau  YY
IRS Problem Solvers, Inc.    
– Philip L. LiberatoreYYYY
It Takes a Family Foundation    
– Kim C. BengardYYYY
iVoterGuide.com    
– Debbie Wuthnow YYY
J.L. Powers & Associates, LLC    
– Jim PowersYYYY
Jack Park Law    
– John J. Park, Jr.  YY
Jesus Alliance    
– Bob Williamson YY 
JOBS Holding Company    
– LaRue Coleman  Y 
JOBS/AMST    
– LaRue ColemanYY Y
Joe Foss Institute    
– Sandra S. FromanYYY 
John Gibson Company    
– Jon K. Gibson   Y
Johnson Speciality Tools    
– Allen J. HébertY   
Jon Gibson Company    
– Jon K. GibsonYYY 
Jubilee Campaign-Law of Life Project    
– Samuel B. CaseyYYY 
Judge Paul Pressler    
– John FieldsY   
Judicial Crisis Network    
– Carrie Campbell Severino   Y
Judicial Watch, Inc.    
– Thomas J. FittonYYYY
King & Spalding LLP    
– James C. Miller IIIYYYY
Kingdom Alliance Builders    
– Alan E. Sears   Y
Knott & Boyle, PLLC    
– Joe T. Knott, IIIYYYY
Koenig International News    
– William R. Koenig YYY
Lamb’s Books, Inc.    
– Joy Lamb YYY
LaValley, LaValley, Todak & Schaefer Co., L.P.A.    
– Daniel J. LaValley YYY
Law Office of Sandra S. Froman, PLC    
– Sandra S. Froman YY 
Law Offices of Clifton P. Schroeder, P.C.    
– Clifton P. SchroederYYYY
Leadership Institute (LI)    
– Alexa Van AnneY   
– Morton C. BlackwellYYYY
Legal Immigrants for America (LIFA)    
– James Hansberger YYY
Leonardo Polo Institute of Philosophy    
– Gregory L. Chafuen Y  
Let Freedom Ring, Inc.    
– Colin A. HannaYYYY
Lewis Group International    
– J. Keet Lewis, IIIYYYY
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP    
– L. Martin NussbaumY   
Libertas Global Partners    
– Lori RomanYY  
Liberty Consulting, Inc.    
– Virginia “Ginni” ThomasYYYY
Liberty Counsel    
– Mathew D. StaverYYYY
Liberty HealthShare    
– Dale E. Bellis   Y
Liberty Surgical, Inc.    
– Eaton Hopkins   Y
Liberty University    
– Joseph M. Wiegand  YY
– Joseph MohlerYYYY
– Shawn D. Akers YYY
Life Advocacy Resource Project    
– Penny PullenYYYY
Life Issue Institute, Inc.    
– Bradley J. MattesYYYY
Liftable Media Inc.    
– Patrick BrownYY Y
Liftable Media/Firefly Engagement    
– Gabriel S. Joseph III  YY
Linda Bean’s Perfect Maine LLC    
– Linda L. BeanYYYY
Lindsey Communications    
– Joan Holt LindseyYYYY
Lion Real Estate Group    
– Grant Everett StarrettYYYY
Live Action    
– Lila RoseYY Y
Long Business Advisors, LLC    
– Randy M. LongYYYY
Long Island Youth Mentoring (LIYM)    
– John M. Cragg YY 
M Group USA Solutions    
– Samuel J. Muscarella   Y
Madison Strategies, LLC    
– Gary A. MarxYYYY
– Travis KorsonYYYY
Make America Laugh Again    
– Allen D. Unruh   Y
Makeup Eraser    
– Daniel McCarthyYYYY
Margaret Boyce Brown Margaret C B & S Spencer N. Brown Foundation    
– Spencer N. Brown, Sr. (Margaret)YYYY
Marketing, Persuasion, Public Speaking & CEO Coaching    
– Somers H. WhiteYYYY
Mason Media Company    
– Clarence Mason Weaver   Y
Mayo Clinic    
– Archer K. Martin  Y 
MDS Communications    
– Jay MountYYYY
Media and Public Affairs Strategy    
– David SpadyY   
Media Research Center    
– L. Brent Bozell, IIIYYYY
Richard K. Rounsavelle YYY
Meguiar’s, Inc.    
– Barry J. MeguiarYYYY
Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA)    
– Joel M. ChernoffYYYY
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP    
– Reince Priebus  YY
Mid-Ohio Pipeline    
– Brent Yates YYY
Middleton Oil Company    
– Mayes MiddletonYYYY
Millennium Water Alliance    
– Malcolm S. Morris   Y
Minerals Group    
– Paavo EnsioYYYY
Minuteman Transport, Inc.    
– Peter M. Amundson Sr.   Y
Mississippi Association of REALTORS    
– Clarke R. WiseY   
Missourians for John Brunner    
– John G. BrunnerY   
Mister Ice of Indianapolis, Inc.    
– William G. SchneiderYYYY
MO    
– Jack C. Jackson   Y
Morgan Stanley    
– Scott D. BrownYYYY
Movie to Movement    
– Jason S. JonesYYYY
Movieguide    
– Robert G. BaehrY   
Museum of the Bible    
– Cherie ShortY   
– Joshua CharlesY   
National Abstinence Clearinghouse    
– Allen D. Unruh   Y
– Leslee J. UnruhYYY 
National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE)    
– Benjamin W. Bull  YY
– Patrick A. TruemanY   
National Federation of Republican Assemblies    
– Willes K. LeeYYYY
National Institute of Family and Life Advocates    
– Thomas A. GlessnerYYYY
National Organization for Marriage    
– Brian S. BrownY   
National Religious Broadcasters (NRB)    
– Jerry A. JohnsonYYYY
National Rifle Association of America (NRA)    
– Carolyn D. MeadowsYYYY
– Joseph P. DeBergalis, Jr.YYY 
– Millie B. HallowYYYY
– Sandra S. FromanYYYY
– Wayne LaPierreYYYY
National Strategic Center and Congressional Caucus Foundation    
– Lea Carawan   Y
National Tax Limitation Committee    
– Lewis K. UhlerYYYY
Nevada Family Alliance    
– Karen S. EnglandYYYY
Noble Properties, Inc.    
– Vivian Noble DuBoseYYYY
Northwestern Mutual    
– Jeff D. ReeterYYYY
– R. Philip SarneckiYYYY
Nuttle Holdings    
– R. Marc Nuttle   Y
Oakland Hills Community Church    
– Ralph A. Rebandt IIYYYY
Office of Congressman Ken Buck    
– Kyle HuwaYYYY
Office of Congressman Mark Green (TN-7)    
– Stephen Siao  YY
Office of the Secretary of Defense    
– David V. Trulio  YY
Ohio Value Voters, Inc.    
– Diane Stover Y  
Oklahoma Christian University    
– Seth D. BellamyYY  
Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs    
– Trent M. EnglandYYY 
Oklahoma Wesleyan University    
– Everett G. PiperYYY 
Okle Podner, LLC    
– Mark Bloom YYY
Omnipoynt Solutions    
– Aaron S. Poynton   Y
One Generation Away    
– Timothy E. Donner   Y
OnMessage, Inc.    
– Timothy Teepell  YY
Open Doors USA    
– Ellen F. GrigsbyYYYY
OpenTheBooks.com    
– Adam Andrzejewski YYY
Operation Rescue    
– Troy NewmanYYYY
Optimum Graphics USA    
– Alexander Meluskey YY 
Pacific Apartment Homes, LLC    
– Peter Bohlinger YYY
Pacific Justice Institute    
– Brad DacusYYYY
Paradigm Construction and Engineering, Inc.    
– Kent J. GlesenerYYYY
Paradigm Midstream, LLC    
– Troy Andrews  YY
Pastors for Education    
– William OwensYYYY
Patriot Mobile    
– Glenn P. Story   Y
Patriot Voices    
– Nadine MaenzaYYYY
PatriotPost.US    
– Mark Morrison AlexanderY  Y
Pepperdine University School of Public Policy    
– Pete N. Peterson YYY
Persecution Project Foundation    
– Bradford L. PhillipsYYYY
Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum Fund    
– Ed MartinYYYY
Physician Staffing, Inc.    
– Ann Martin HarrisYY  
– Ann Martin Meyer  YY
Physicians East    
– Russell J. KilpatrickYYYY
Physicians for Reform    
– Clare L. GrayY   
Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center in the Holy Land    
– Eamon KellyYYYY
POOLCORP    
– Stephen C. Nelson YYY
Potomac Strategy Group, LLC    
– Matthew MackowiakYYYY
Priests for Life    
– Alveda C. King YYY
– Frank A. PavoneYYYY
– Janet A. MoranaYYYY
Prison Fellowship    
– Heather Rice-MinusYYYY
Private Practice, Overlook Hospital    
– Stephen FreifeldYYYY
Pro Band Sport Industries, Inc.    
– Justin FareedYY  
Pro Life Future, Students for Life of America    
– Brendan O’MorchoeY   
Proceller8    
– Jaci Leitgeb   Y
– Judy Ikard   Y
Providence Heights    
– Christine Soule   Y
Public Interest Legal Foundation    
J. Christian Adams   Y
R.L. and K.H. Maclellan Foundation    
– Robert H. MaclellanYYYY
Rabon-Calvert Interests, Inc.    
– Joe R. CalvertY   
Rally Forge Consulting    
– Jake M. Hoffman YYY
Rappahannock Ventures, LLC    
– William L. WaltonYYY 
– Raymond James    
– William L. CreedonYYYY
Real Impact    
– Gina Gleason   Y
Rebecca Hagelin Communications and Marketing, LLC    
– Rebecca R. HagelinYYYY
Reclaiming America for Christ    
– Paul BlairYYYY
Recover America Now    
– Rick W. Scarborough   Y
Regular Folks United    
– Lori RomanYY  
Republican Congressional Wives Speakers    
– Nancy SchulzeYYYY
Republican National Committee    
– Chad ConnellyY   
– Ellen L. BarrosseYYYY
Resolute Protector Foundation    
– William L. Walton   Y
Response Unlimited, Inc.    
– Philip ZodhiatesYYY 
Responsive Education Solutions (RES)    
– Earl LittleYYY 
River Public Affairs Group    
– David Spady YYY
Robert McGuire Law Firm    
– Robert A. McGuire IIIY   
Robert W. Plaster Foundation    
– Dolly Clement  YY
Romulus Marketing LLC    
– Brandon R. Vallorani  YY
Rosewood Capital Management LLC    
– Jay Fields  YY
Saint Luke’s Physician Group    
– Bruce G. BellamyYY  
Salem Media Group    
– Stuart W. EppersonYYYY
San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman    
– Mike SpenceY   
San Gabriel Valley Lincoln Club    
– Peter M. Amundson Sr. YY 
San Jose Police Department    
– Scott G. EricksonY   
Sandra S. Froman, PLC    
– Sandra S. FromanY  Y
Save Our States    
– Trent M. England   Y
Save the Storks    
– Joseph BakerYYY 
Schmidt Land and Cattle Company    
– Ralph Schmidt Y  
Select Portfolio, Inc.    
– Tony Amaradio   Y
Semitool, Inc.    
– Ray F. ThompsonYYYY
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs    
– Diana BanisterY   
Shofar International Foundation    
– Kent J. Glesener   Y
Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC    
– Christopher Long   Y
Slavic401K    
– John J. SlavicYYYY
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary    
– Paige PattersonY   
Square Mile Energy, LLC    
– Mark BloomY   
STAND Foundation Inc.    
– E.W. Jackson, Sr.YYYY
State Farm Insurance    
– Walter (Mike) B. HillYY  
State of Georgia    
– Ralph T. HudgensYY  
– Tim G. EcholsYYYY
State of Ohio    
– J. Kenneth BlackwellYY  
State Policy Network    
– Tracie SharpYYYY
Stephen Clouse & Associates, Inc.    
– Stephen D. ClouseY   
Stewart Title Guaranty Company    
– Malcolm S. MorrisYYY 
Strategic Media 21    
– Mark WeimerYYY 
Strickland, Brockington, Lewis LLP    
– John J. Park, Jr.YY  
Students for Life of America    
– Kristan J. HawkinsYYYY
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (RGR)    
– Sandra S. Froman   Y
Summit Ministries    
– Jeff MyersYYYY
Summit Power Group, LLC    
– Donald P. HodelYYYY
Susan B. Anthony List    
– Marjorie DannenfelserYYYY
Synvisus    
– Charles F. CappsY   
T.H.E. New Voice Inc.    
– Herman CainY   
Tampa Eye Clinic    
– Ronald L. SeeleyYYYY
Tate Strategies, Inc.    
– Randy J. TateYYYY
Taylor English Duma LLP    
– R. Wayne BondYYYY
Tea Party Patriots    
– Jenny Beth MartinYYYY
Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund    
– Jenny Beth Martin  YY
TekGeologik, LLC    
– Mark Bloom YYY
Texas Court of Appeals    
– Paul PresslerY   
Texas House Freedom Caucus    
– Briscoe R. Cain, III   Y
Texas House of Representatives    
– Briscoe R. Cain, IIIYYYY
– Matthew H. Krause YYY
The American Conservative    
– Jon Basil UtleyY   
The American Prayer Initiative    
– Nancy SchulzeYY  
The Andy Andrews Group    
– Richard H. Wright YY 
The Ann Children’s Fund    
– Lori Roman  Y 
The Anschutz Corporation    
– Philip F. AnschutzYYYY
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty    
– . Seamus HassonYYYY
The Bill Walton Show    
– William L. Walton   Y
The Bopp Law Firm, PC    
– James Bopp, Jr. YYY
The Buckeye Institute    
– Robert AltYYYY
– William G. Batchelder, IIIYYYY
The Catholic University of America    
– Andrew J. CuffYYYY
The Colson Center for Christian Worldview    
– Warren C. SmithYYY 
The Constitutional Coalition    
– Donna HearneYYY 
The Daily Caller    
– Neil S. PatelYYYY
The Family Foundation of Virginia    
– Victoria CobbY   
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies    
– Eugene B. MeyerYYYY
– Leonard A. LeoYYY 
The Federalist, PatriotPost.US    
– Mark Morrison Alexander YY 
The Foundation for Government Accountability    
– Tom NewellYY  
The Geneva School of Manhattan    
– Lucy SailerYY  
The George Washington University    
– David V. TrulioYY  
The Gloucester Institute    
– Kay Coles JamesY   
The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)    
– Emily JosephY   
The Headrick Companies    
– Richard HeadrickYYYY
The Heartland Institute    
– Tim A. Huelskamp YY 
The Heritage Foundation    
– Becky Norton DunlopYYYY
– Bridgett G. WagnerYYYY
– Charmaine Yoest   Y
– Edwin J. Feulner, Jr.YYYY
– Edwin Meese IIIYYYY
– Kay Coles James YYY
– Stephen Moore   Y
The Institute of World Politics    
– John LenczowskiYYYY
The John Ankerberg Show    
– John F. Ankerberg  YY
– Michelle Ankerberg  YY
The Jonathan Project    
– Rick W. Scarborough   Y
The King’s College    
– Kevin B. Brown YY 
The Kingdom Group    
– Charlie Lewis  YY
The Lindsey Foundation    
– Kielle C. Horton   Y
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation    
– Richard W. GraberYYYY
The Maclellan Foundation, Inc.    
– Hugh O. Maclellan, Jr.Y   
The Martin Foundation    
– Haley E. MartinYYYY
– Rod D. Martin Y  
The Martin Organization    
– Rod D. MartinY YY
The National Center for Public Policy Research    
– David A. Ridenour   Y
– Justin Danhof   Y
The Philadelphia Trust Company    
– Michael G. CroftonY   
The Premier Group, Inc.    
– David A. MartinYYY 
The Randolph Foundation    
– Heather R. HigginsYYYY
The Reagan Legacy Forum    
– Diana D. DenmanYYYY
The Richard Norman Company    
– Richard F. NormanYYYY
– Scott O’DonnellYY  
The Salt & Light Council (SLC)    
– Dran Reese YYY
The Sword of the Spirit The Word of God and Families and Churches United in Prayer    
– Joy Lamb YYY
The Voice of the Martyrs, Inc.    
– Peggy DauY   
The Washington Times    
– Larry T. BeasleyYYYY
The Windrose Project Inc.    
– Bailey A. AmaralYYYY
The Witherspoon Institute    
– Stephen T. Whelan YYY
TheisenBrock, LPA    
– Khadine L. RitterYYYY
There’s Hope America    
– Richard G. LeeYYYY
Thomas Nelson Publishers    
– Sam MooreY   
Timothy Plan    
– Arthur D. AllyYYYY
Titan Specialties, Ltd.    
– Jerry C. Wilson  YY
Todd Dexter & Associates    
– Andrew DexterYYYY
– Todd DexterYYYY
Tradition, Family, and Property, Inc.    
– C. Preston Noell, IIIYYYY
– Mario Navarro da CostaY   
Trinity Law School    
– Eric H. Halvorson YY 
Triton Consulting    
– Chris Daniel  YY
TRIUNE Health Group, Ltd.    
– Christopher YepYYY 
Truett-McConnell College    
– Joseph M. WiegandY   
Truth and Freedom Foundation    
– Mark Christian  YY
Truth at Wake Forest, Inc.    
– Donald L. WoodsmallYYYY
Truth Broadcasting Corporation    
– Stu Epperson, Jr.YYYY
Turning Point USA    
– Charlie KirkYYYY
– Joshua C. Thifault  YY
U.S. Department of Defense    
– William J. Rivers, III Y  
U.S. House of Representatives    
– Barry D. LoudermilkYYYY
– Jody HiceYYYY
United in Purpose    
– Bill DallasYYY 
– Gary D. FrazierY   
– ebecca R. Hagelin   Y
United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals    
– Spencer W. ChurchillYYY 
United States Navy    
– Bruce W. Clingan YY 
United States Senator Deb Fischer (NE)    
– William J. Rivers, IIIY   
UnityQuest    
– Ann L. QuestYYYY
University of Michigan    
– Claire CatoYY  
University of Mobile    
– Joseph M. Wiegand Y  
University of Oxford    
– Jay FieldsY   
USACompete    
– Jo ThoburnYYY 
Vallorani Estates    
– Brandon R. Vallorani YYY
Vanderbilt University Law School    
– Carol M. SwainYYYY
Varsity Brands    
– Jeff Webb   Y
Veritas Classical Academy    
– Khadine L. RitterYYYY
Veterans in Defence of Liberty Action Committee    
– Wm. Scott MagillYYYY
Veterans in Defense of Liberty    
 – Wm. Scott MagillYYYY
Vice and Victory Agency    
– Ali A. AkbarY   
Victory Coalition Strategies    
– Martha Boneta YYY
Vintage Capital Group, LLC    
– Carla SandsY   
VirTru    
– Allen D. Unruh   Y
– Leslee J. Unruh  Y 
Vision America    
– John GravesYYYY
– Rick W. ScarboroughYY  
Vision America Action    
– John Graves  Y 
Vista Asset Management    
– Charles W. Cato, IIYYY 
Vortex Network    
– Craig BergmanYYYY
Vote America First    
– Martha Boneta   Y
Walmart U.S.    
– William S. SimonYYY 
Washington Bureau of Tradition, Family, Property    
– Mario Navarro da Costa YYY
Waterstone    
– Ken Harrison  YY
Webster, Chamberlain & Bean    
– Alan P. DyeYYYY
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP    
– Gregory L. Chafuen Y  
Westernjournal.com    
– Floyd G. Brown YYY
White House Writers Group    
– Daniel OliverYY  
William F. Buckley Jr. Council    
– Paul Pressler, IVY   
WND    
– Joseph F. FarahY   
Women for Trump Florida, Inc.    
– Caroline Wetherington   Y
World Congress of Families IX    
– Janice Shaw CrouseYY  
World-Wide Missions    
– Fred M. JohnsonYY  
WPA Intelligence    
– Christopher S. Wilson  YY
Wright & Close, L.L.P.    
– Garrett GibsonY   
XP International, LLC    
– William H. WallYY  
Young America’s Foundation    
– Ronald E. RobinsonYYYY
– Scott Walker   Y
Young Conservatives of Texas    
– Ashley E. Vaughan   Y
– Saurabh Sharma   Y
Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor, LLP    
– Timothy Jay HousealYYYY
Zurvita International    
– James J. O’Hickey   Y
     
Affiliation not Listed    
Alex BloomYY  
Andrew C. DrexelYYY 
Andy English   Y
Ann L. DrexelYYY 
Ashley E. Vaughan   Y
Augusta Petrone  YY
Brandon H. Wheeler   Y
Brent YatesY   
Bruce W. ClinganY   
Caroline C. LewisYYY 
Charles R. Saulsbury, Sr. YYY
Clara CraneYYYY
Cullen DavisYYYY
Daniel BradshawY   
David A. DurellY   
David KeeneYY  
David M. Haas   Y
Deborah A. AusburnYYYY
Derek A. Mccoy, Jr.Y   
Donald Stoner YYY
E.C. SykesYYYY
Erik D. Axene   Y
Erin AndersonYYYY
Floyd G. BrownY   
Grace Garrett  YY
Gregory L. ChafuenY   
Ileana Cataldo   Y
James R. PfaffY   
Jane Tucker-Radley  YY
Jeffrey Yager YY 
John D. WalkerYYY 
John G. TrulioY   
John H. ScribanteYYYY
John K. SinglaubYYYY
John Shu   Y
Joyce WeyrichYYYY
Karladine E. Graves YYY
Mark S. Stuhlreyer   Y
Michael Boren  YY
Michele C. MosbacherYYY 
Mitzi Perdue  Y 
Paige Patterson YYY
Paul S. TellerYYYY
Peggy Dau Y  
Rei Llazani   Y
Richard D. HayesYYYY
Richard H. Wright   Y
Richard K. Rounsavelle YYY
Robert Hilarides Y  
Roxanne R. Phillips Y Y
Terry A. SiemensYYYY
Valerie Foster Hoffman YYY

Staff (2017–2020 Directory)

Name2017201820192020Title
Amy D. GreeneYYYYDirector of Programs
Bob McEwenYYYYExecutive Director
Diana L. HonseyYYYYDirector of Constituent Services
Geneva ColeYYYYDirector of Membership
Hunter E. Gomez Y  Staff Assistant
Jennifer A. RutledgeYYYYDirector of Finance and Administration
Mary Margaret HathwayYYYYDirector of Conferences
Randy J. KeefeYYYYSpecial Assistant to the Executive Director
Sherri D. FrancesconYYYYManaging Director, CNP Action/Special Projects Manager, CNP
Thomas Olson  YYStaff Assistant

2014 CNP Directory

According to a leaked directory, the following key people were involved in CNP as of 2014: [4], 24Membership Directory 2014 (PDF),” Council for National Policy (leaked by Southern Poverty Law Center), 2014. Archived August 27, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.

Executive Committee Officers

  • Stuart W. Epperson – President
  • Tony Perkins – Vice President
  • John H. Scribante – Secretary/Treasurer

Executive Committee Members

  • J. Kenneth Blackwell
  • Morton C. Blackwell
  • Rich P. Bott
  • L. Brent Bozell, III
  • Kellyanne Conway
  • Trent England
  • Sandra S. Froman
  • Joseph R. Gregory
  • Rebecca Hagelin
  • Colin A. Hanna
  • J. Keet Lewis, III
  • Jenny Beth Martin
  • Phyliss Schlafly
  • Marcia Taylor
  • Ray F. Thompson
  • Richard A. Viguerie – Senior Executive Committee Member

CNP Action, Inc. Board of Directors Officers

  • Gary Aldrich – President
  • Kirk Elliott – Secretary
  • Ken W. Campbell – Treasurer

CNP Action, Inc. Board of Directors Members

  • Morton C. Blackwell
  • Thomas Fitton
  • Penny Pullen
  • Phyllis Schlafly
  • Mike Spence

Past presidents

  • Becky Norton Dunlop (2007 – 2011)
  • Kenneth Cribb, Jr (2004 – 2007)
  • Donald Paul Hodel (2002 – 2004)
  • James C. Miller III (1998 – 2002)
  • Foster Friess (1997 – 1998)
  • Edwin Meese III (1993 – 1997)
  • Rich DeVos (1986 – 1988, 1990 – 1993)
  • Paul Pressler (1988 – 1990)
  • M.G. “Pat” Robertson (1985 – 1986)
  • Sam Moore (1984 – 1985)
  • Nelson Bunker Hunt (1983 – 1984)
  • Tom Ellis (1982 – 1983)
  • Tim LaHaye (1981 – 1982)

Staff

  • Geneva Cole – Membership Development and communications coordinator
  • Amy D. Greene – Director of Programs
  • Mary Margaret Hathway – Director of Conferences
  • Jennifer A. Rutledge – Director of Finance and Administration
  • Diana Seutter – Member Services/Events Coordinator
  • Christina M. Stauffer – Intern
  • Clark R. Wise – Managing Director, Special Events and Presentations, Director of Congressional Affairs, Membership Directory Coordinator

Regular members from the 2014 directory included former chief strategist in the Trump Administration Steve Bannon, chairman of business magazine Forbes Steve Forbes, and anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist Frank Gaffney.25Membership Directory 2014 (PDF),” Council for National Policy (leaked by Southern Poverty Law Center), 2014. Archived August 27, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog. 26Ben Jervey. “Steve Forbes Echoes Koch Talking Points on Electric Car Tax Credit,” DeSmog, April 29, 2019. 27Philip Bump. “Meet Frank Gaffney, the anti-Muslim gadfly reportedly advising Donald Trump’s transition team,” Washington Post, November 16, 2016. Archived August 27, 2020. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.fo/YDW9k

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October 26, 2020

Documented reported on newly released video recordings suggesting the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) was working with state legislators to question the validity of the 2020 election.28Jamie Corey. “NEWLY SURFACED RECORDING REVEALS ALEC AND GOP ELECTION ATTORNEYS WORKING WITH STATE LEGISLATORS TO QUESTION VALIDITY OF ELECTION,” Documented, October 26, 2020. Archived December 3, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/tRqeG

ALEC‘s CEO Lisa Nelson commented that ALEC had been working with attorneys on “action items that legislators can take to question the validity of an election.”

“Obviously we all want President Trump to win and win the national vote. But it’s very clear from all the comments and all the suggestions up front that really what it comes down to is the states and the state legislators,” Nelson said. She added she had been working with Heritage Foundation lawyer Hans Von Spakovsky and Cleta Mitchell “trying to identify what are those action items that legislators can take in their states.”

They can write a letter to the secretary of state questioning the validity of an election and saying what did happen that night,” Nelson said. “So we are drafting a lot of those things. If you have ideas in that area, let us know and we’ll get those to the state legislators and they can start to kind of exercise their political muscle in that area.”

August 21, 2020

U.S President Donald Trump gave a speech at a CNP meeting where he criticized the Paris Climate Agreement, a global agreement under the United Nations to deal with greenhouse gas emissions which Trump pulled the U.S out of in 2017: 29President Trump Delivers Remarks at the 2020 Council for National Policy Meeting,” YouTube video uploaded by user The White House on August 21, 2020. Archived .mp4 on file at DeSmog.

I withdrew from the one sided Paris… If you see it, the Paris Climate, I call it the Paris Climate Disaster. This was a way of taking advantage of the United States. We wouldn’t be able to drill, we wouldn’t be able to frack, we wouldn’t have energy. Russia went way back into the dirtiest years, China didn’t even come into it until 2030 or 2035 and when they did, they came in very lightly. We came in immediately and we would have had to close down many, many businesses in order to achieve the goals that they set, which are totally unrealistic. It was a disaster.”30President Trump Delivers Remarks at the 2020 Council for National Policy Meeting,” YouTube video uploaded by user The White House on August 21, 2020. Archived .mp4 on file at DeSmog.

April 2020

The Intercept, in partnership with Documented, reported on audio recordings obtained from a February 2020 strategy session sponsored by CNP. The recordings discussed a plan to have Republican poll watchers at “’inner city’ and predominantly Native American precincts” and included recruiting off-duty police officers and veterans.31Lee Fang and Nick Surgey. “CONSERVATIVE OPERATIVES FLOAT PLAN TO PLACE RETIRED MILITARY, POLICE OFFICERS AS GOP POLL WATCHERS ON ELECTION DAY,” The Intercept, April 11, 2020. Archived December 7, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/WVnwZ

You get some [Navy] Seals in those polls and they’re going to say, ‘No, no, this is what it says. This is how we’re going to play this show,’” Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of True the Vote, said in the audio. “That’s what we need. We need people who are unafraid to call it like they see it.”

“Using former soldiers and law enforcement as poll watchers was banned in 1981 by a judicial consent decree imposed on the Republican Party, but that ban was lifted in 2018 when a New Jersey judge declined to renew it,” The Intercept noted.

Engelbrecht outlined strategies include a phone app and other tools to monitor battleground states for alleged fraud. She claimed Democrats would use “mob rule” and fraudulent votes to win the election. “The swarming tactics of a radicalized socialist mindset is a dangerous thing to behold,” she said.

One identified meeting participate suggested Democrats have relied on voter fraud among Native American communities to win elections.

Trent England, executive director of the Oklahoma Council for Public Affairs, commented:

“Do you want to go into an inner city precinct or a tribal precinct and be the Republican there to oversee things? I mean, that is not a comfortable place to be and that is where the fraud happens,” said England. “We have to find people.”

In response to the presentation, RNC member Morton Blackwell said he would push the RNC to “devote significant resources” into “ballot integrity.” He added that with the previous court-ordered ban lifted, the RNC now had “unrestricted authority to weigh in on ballot security operations.”

The 1981 judicial consent decree had originally been imposed as a result of the 1981 New Jersey gubernatorial election, where, as the Intercept described, “RNC officials sent nonforwardable letters to voters in heavily African American neighborhoods. The party then recruited off-duty police officers, many of whom reportedly carried holstered guns, to patrol nonwhite precincts with lists of people whose names appeared on the 45,000 bounced letters, claiming that the list was enough evidence to show they were illegally voting.” The Democratic National Committee filed a lawsuit over the tactic, which resulted in the court order.

Heritage Foundation fellow Hans von Spakovsky commented in the CNP audio, “That consent decree was one of the dumbest things that they ever did.”

Engelbrecht called for collaboration between conservative groups such as the Republican National Lawyers Association on ways to challenge voter registrations.

We have to have someone to be able to pass the baton off to. Because of the New Jersey consent decree, we are rusty,” said Engelbrecht.

May 21, 2019

The Washington Post reported Leonard Leo of The Federalist and “President Trump’s unofficial judicial adviser” had outlined a plan on judicial confirmations at a closed-door meeting of the CNP.32A conservative activist’s behind-the-scenes campaign to remake the nation’s courts,” The Washington Post, May 21, 2019. Archived December 8, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/uQJli

We’re going to have to understand that judicial confirmations these days are more like political campaigns,” Leo told the members of the Council for National Policy, according to a recording of the speech obtained by The Washington Post. “We’re going to have to be smart as a movement.”

The Post described how Leo raised over $250 million in “dark money” through nonprofits not required to disclose their donors used in part to support conservative judges and policies.

“The groups in Leo’s network often work in concert and are linked to Leo and one another by finances, shared board members, phone numbers, addresses, back-office support and other operational details, according to tax filings, incorporation records, other documents and interviews,” The Post noted. 

Nine of the groups hired the  conservative media relations firm, Creative Response Concepts (CRC) and paid the group more than $10 million in contracting fees from 2016 to 2017. During that time, CRC coordinated a media campaign supporting Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil M. Gorsuch. 

The Freedom and Opportunity Fund, a nonprofit Leo launched in 2016, gave $4 million in two years to the Independent Women’s Voice, a group that has supported Trump supreme court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh. 

CNP board member Rebecca Hagelin recognized Leo’s efforts to reshape the Supreme Court. 

He is one of us. He cares about the Constitution. He understands that elections may come and go, but judges with lifetime appointments … are going to be here for a long time,” She told attendees of the CNP event. “And this is perhaps where Donald Trump is making his greatest, longest-lasting effort. But he’s doing it based on a lot of the work by Leonard Leo. And today I’m so pleased to introduce him.”

October 2018

Documented and The Intercept reported how conservative activist James O’Keefe planned to collect undercover tapes aimed at embarrassing Democratic Senate candidates, speaking at a CNP gathering in Charlotte:33PROVOCATEUR JAMES O’KEEFE HAS MORE AMBUSH VIDEOS ON KEY SENATE RACES, HE TELLS SECRETIVE GOP DONOR CONFAB,” The Intercept, October 18, 2018. Archived December 7, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/T9cob

“I’m going to tell you, in the coming weeks, my organization, Project Veritas Action, has spent the last year undercover inside the office,” O’Keefe said “And all legally filmed, all legally obtained, most of it was filmed outside of federal buildings. But we have hidden cam videotapes of U.S. senators and their staffers, and we’re going to release them starting next week up until the election.”

The Intercept interviewed some of the event’s attendees, while the event itself was closed to the media. Among those attending included a representative from CRC Public Relations, the public relations firmed used by the Judicial Crisis Network to help build support for Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the supreme court.34AT SECRETIVE RETREAT, EVANGELICALS CELEBRATE BRETT KAVANAUGH’S CONFIRMATION,” The Intercept, October 7, 2018. Archived December 7, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/I4xyA

February 2019

Heritage Foundation senior legal fellow Hans von Spakovsky, testified against H.R.1. or the For the People Act. The bill would modify lobbyist registration, campaign finance, and introduce laws to make it harder for lawmakers to gerrymander. In prepared testimony, Spakovsky called the bill “clearly unconstitutional” and said it would “come at the expense of federalism.” As reported at The Intercept, he later expanded on his views of the bill in a private CNP gathering that included “a who’s who of conservative pundits, evangelical pastors, and other religious right leaders, as well as Republican office holders.”35Lee Fang and Nick Surgey. “CONSERVATIVE EXPERT PRIVATELY WARNED GOP DONORS THAT A VOTING RIGHTS BILL WOULD HELP DEMOCRATS,” The Intercept, February 27, 2019. Archived December 7, 2020. Archive URL: https://archive.vn/57v2e

At the CNP meeting, von Spakovsky criticized a provision which would create independent nonpartisan commissions do determine congressional boundaries, which would work to curb partisan gerrymandering. He described it as a “really bad provision.” He said the proposed law was a “a violation of federal law to engage in partisan redistricting.” 

So if you favor the Republican Party,” in drawing the districts “you’re going to be violating federal law,” he said. 

The law would contain provisions to help make it easier to vote, like allowing for early voting in federal elections for 15 days. In closing, von Spakovsky said this early voting could undermine the GOP‘s attempt to employ “poll watchers.”

It is tough enough getting enough folks on our side to be poll watchers on Election Day,” von Spakovsky said at the event. “If you have to find poll watchers for three or four weeks before an election, at numerous early voting sites, that is next to impossible.”

February 2018

Dennis Prager spoke at a CNP event, as shown in videos obtained by Documented. Below are some excerpts from Prager’s speech:36Recordings and Materials From Council for National Policy Meetings,Documented, November 10, 2021.

“[00:09:00] I am much closer to a liberal than I am to a leftist with a liberal. I can dialogue. I don’t have to defeat liberals. I have to defeat leftists. And here is a classic example. Liberalism believed in racial integration. Liberalism believed that race does not matter. Leftism believes race matters. Leftism believes in black dorms, in black graduations. Liberals didn’t. That was called segregation. Segregation was considered racist. Liberalism hated racism. Leftism thrives on racism. That is the difference. “

[…]

[00:10:23] “The idea of defending Western civilization is dismissed as a white supremacist idea by the left. Liberals love or loved Western civilization. The left despises it. “

[…]

[00:11:30] “Liberals, unfortunately, are weak. They are not bad. They’re weak. […] Their enemy, the enemy of liberalism, is leftism. The friend of liberalism is conservatism.”

We believe in open. We believe in free speech. We believe in free markets. We believe in Western civilization. We believe in tolerance. The left doesn’t believe in any of those.”

[00:20:30] All a kid needs is a lot of love and a good education, and they’ll be a wonderful human being. That’s what they believe. But it’s not true. A lot of love and a lot of education is a well educated barbarian. You need standards. You need to feel morally accountable for your behavior.
[00:20:50] To whom will you be morally accountable? The founders understood to a God who has a moral code, who judges human beings. If you are morally accountable, if you are to use a phrase that is dead, God fearing, you might be a better person. 

[00:23:00] Bonhoeffer feared God more than Hitler. So he died rather than serve Hitler. Too few Christians fear God more than Hitler. It is a tragedy. But that’s what happened. “

[00:23:13] You have to fear, God, fear. And by the way, there’s one other person or one other being you’re supposed to fear. You know who that is? Your parents. It’s very powerful. This stuff is awesome.

[…]

[00:51:33] the left wishes to obliterate all distinctions. Man is God. Oh, another distinction. Man and animal. We are man. The human being is just another animal. There is no gender distinction there. It’s non-binary. That’s their phrase that they use. Good and evil are matters of opinion. One man’s good is another man’s evil and one man’s freedom fighter. Another is another man’s terrorist. They are obliterating all distinctions.

[…]

[00:52:27] The obliteration of male female distinction was the essential argument for same sex marriage. And I and I said it at the beginning. I said the argument is very, very dangerous. The argument was, gender doesn’t matter. Love matters. I told you, love is one of the false gods of our time and I have it in my rational Bible as a whole. 

[…]

[00:56:43] Because of the great, great line of Psalms, wisdom begins with fear of God, no fear of God, no wisdom. That’s why the stupidest place in America is the university, because it’s the most godless place in the in the United States. [00:57:00]

[…]

[00:57:42] I just spoke in Atlanta two days ago at a black college to six black students for about 40 minutes. And they were all they were absolutely certain they’re oppressed. When I said to them, I don’t believe you’re oppressed. They were stunned. And I said, not only do I not think you’re oppressed, I don’t think women are oppressed in America either. They were shocked about that. I am convinced they had never been face to face with a human being in America who said to them that they’re not oppressed [00:58:21]

May 2009

At a CNP meeting, TV host Mark Levin said:37Liberty and Tyranny,” Council for National Policy. Archived July 18, 2015. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.

And now on to global warming, which I think they now call ‘manmade climate change’ because it’s colder than hotter.

Obama, Congress, and the EPA want to define as a matter of law, not science, carbon dioxide which you exhale as you breathe as a pollutant, which in turn must be reduced and regulated, and in order to do this, the Federal Government would have the power to dictate carbon dioxide emission levels and fine and punish those who exceed them.

In essence, this would empower the government to dictate economic and personal decisions at virtually every level of our economy. Breathing.”

August 2008

In a CNP speech, U.S House of Representatives member Michele Bachmann said:“38A View from Congress,” Council for National Policy. Archived September 12, 2011. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.

            “Global warmism is not a scientific consensus; it is a belief system.”

September 2007

Former president of the Czech Republic and outspoken climate change skeptic Vaclav Klaus spoke at a meeting for the CNP. In his talk, titled “What Is Endangered: Climate or Freedom?” Klaus said:39What Is Endangered: Climate or Freedom?Council for National Policy. Archived September 14, 2015. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.

The increase in global temperatures in the last years, decades and centuries has been very small and because of its size practically negligible in its actual impact upon human beings and their activities.”

February 11, 2006

Competitive Enterprise Institute founder Fred L. Smith spoke at a meeting of the CNP in Henderson, NV, on February 11, 2006. His talk was titled “Ego-Paganism – Eco- Socialism Severe Threats to Americas Future”:40“Ego-Paganism – Eco- Socialism Severe Threats to Americas Future,” Council for National Policy. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/pXCQK

Environmentalism poses a real and present danger to America’s future,” Smith declared in his remarks. “[…] The environmental problem is not that there is too much private property, but rather that there is too little.” He concluded that “Conservatives must reject, not compromise with, the eco-pagan and eco-socialist biases proffered by the environmental establishment.”

Council for National Policy Contact & Location

As of August 2020, the CNP lists the following contact information on its website:49Homepage,” Council for National Policy. Archived August 23, 2020. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.fo/Fum03

Council for National Policy

444 North Capitol Street NW

Suite 830

Washington DC 20001

202.207.0165

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