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CastleCoalition.org The Castle Coalition is an effort by activists to take the fight against eminent domain abuse into their own hands. It was inspired by watching several communities defeat seemingly unstoppable projects to take homes and businesses to give to other private parties. This website seeks to give you ideas and tools to wage this battle yourself, in your own community. It is also our hope that the Castle Coalition will be a way for activists to network with each other and give support, ideas, and advice.
Free.ij.org The federal government, through the Communications Decency Act, seeks to control the content of speech on the Internet. The proposal by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) represents another, equally dangerous tack that must be brought to the attention of all Internet users and providers. The CFTC is the federal agency charged with regulating the commodity and futures markets in the United States.
The Institute provides the following links to organizations with which we have worked in the past on select issues of mutual interest. A link to an organization posted on this page should not be construed as an endorsement by the Institute for Justice of all the views and positions of the organization.
The mission of Alliance for School Choice is to improve our nation’s system of K-12 education by advancing public policy that empowers parents, particularly in low-income families, to choose the education they determine is best for their children.
The Beacon Hill Institute for Public Policy Research focuses on federal, state and local economic policies as they affect U.S. voters and businesses and as they impinge, in particular, on the Massachusetts economy. The institute , which is part of Sulffolk University in Boston, uses state-of-the-art statistical, mathematical and econometric methods to provide timely and readable analyses that help voters, policy makers and opinion leaders understand today's leading public policy issues.
The Becket Fund is composed of a diverse group of lawyers, professors and civic leaders dedicated to the defense of religious liberty.
The Calvert Institute for Policy Research is a non-partisan educational institution dedicated to the research and propagation of solutions to Maryland state and local public-policy concerns based upon the principles of free markets and personal responsibility.
Cascade Policy Institute is Oregon's premier public policy research organization. Non-profit and independent, Cascade's mission is to develop and publicize voluntary, market-oriented ideas that strengthen Oregon's economy, support personal responsibility, and secure individual freedom. the Institute embraces the principles of individual liberty, private property rights, volunteerism, free enterprise and limited government. Cascade works to infuse these principles into Oregon's public policy debate with its publications and public forums.
Founded in 1977, the Cato Institute is a nonpartisan public policy research foundation headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Cato Institute seeks to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of more options that are consistent with the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, and peace. Toward that goal, the Institute strives to achieve greater involvement of the intelligent, concerned lay public in questions of policy and the proper role of government. The Cato Institute undertakes an extensive publications program dealing with the complete spectrum of policy issues.
Those interested in reviving the Privileges or Immunities Clause and overturning the dreadful Slaughterhouse Cases, should visit http://cato.org/pubs/pas/pa-326es.html to read an outstanding Policy Analysis on the subject by Kimberly C. Shankman and Roger Pilon.
CATO Scholars in education and child policy develop measures to clear the path for entrepreneurial activity and parental power in education. CATO envisions a day when state-run schools give way to a dynamic independent system of schools competing to meet the needs of every single American child. CATO also explores policy solutions to a variety of children's issues, including infant and toddler care, child care, adoption, and social services, emphasizing the importance of personal solutions and family responsibility.
Center for the American Experiment is a nonpartisan, tax-exempt public policy and educational institution, which brings conservative and alternative ideas to bear on the hardest problems facing Minnesota and the nation. In shorthand, we're a think tank.
The Evergreen Freedom Foundation (EFF) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, public policy organization located in Washington state, and is known as state-based think tank. The mission of the Evergreen Freedom Foundation is to advance individual liberty, free enterprise and responsible government. EFF's efforts center around providing public policy research and alternatives in the following foundation areas: state budget and tax policies; welfare, health care and education reform; and citizenship and governance issues.
The Friedman Foundation strives to educate parents, public policy makers and organizations about the desperate need for a shift of power to the disenfranchised parents of America who have limited choices and voices in the education of their children. The Foundation serves as an indispensable resource for parents and community groups who want parental choice in education, and are ready to fight for it.
The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and education organization dedicated to keeping all Georgians informed about their government. It provides practical, unbiased information and ideas on key public policy issues to its members, citizens, elected officials and the media to help them make informed decisions that affect the future of Georgia. the Foundation believes in and actively supports private enterprise, limited government and individual responsibility and is committed to an accurate presentation of the truth in all that it does.
The Goldwater Institute is an independent, nonpartisan, research and educational organization dedicated to the study of public policy. Through its research papers, editorials, and policy briefings, the Institute advocates public policy founded upon the principles of limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility.
The Greater Educational Opportunities Foundation (GEO) is a non-profit 501(c)3 research and educational institution that promotes increased understanding of the benefits of educational opportunity for all children. The GEO Foundation strongly supports all forms of increased flexibility for families in their children's education through educational choice in the forms of: vouchers, educational tax credits, charter schools, and privately funded scholarship programs.
The Heartland Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization providing journalists and elected officials with the best available research and commentary on today's vital issues.
Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institute—a think tank—whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.
The Independence Institute is established upon the eternal truths of the Declaration of Independence. Founded in 1985, the Independence Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit public policy research organization dedicated to providing timely information to concerned citizens, government officials, and public opinion leaders.
The John Locke Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank which focuses on North Carolina-based issues from limited government, free-market point of view.
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to analyzing and advancing public policy ideas which strengthen and improve Michigan's culture, economic, and quality of life. It is the nation's largest state-focused policy research organization. Through scholarly policy studies, conferences, seminars, and public forums, the Mackinac Center promotes sound policy based free-market economics, limited government, personal responsibility, and respect for private property.
The Manhattan Institute is a think tank whose mission is to develop and disseminate new ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility.
The National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise empowers neighborhood healers to promote solutions that reduce crime and violence, restore families, revitalize low-income communities, and create economic enterprise. Founded in 1981 by Robert L. Woodson, Sr., NCNE's purpose is to support those neighborhood healing agents that have proven they have solutions to society's problems, but lack the resources and technical skills that would ensure their management stability and ability to grow. NCNE has supported effective grassroots service providers in 38 states through training, technical assistance, public policy initiatives, and linking them to sources of support.
The National Institute for Urban Entrepreneurship is a Washington, DC based independent, nonpartisan organization that seeks to cause an emerging entrepreneurial trend in urban communities and to eliminate the business opportunity gap of Blacks, Latinos and people of color.
The Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy promotes the principles of individual freedom and personal responsibility. The Institute believes these principles are best encouraged through policies that emphasize a free economy, private initiative, and limited government. By focusing on public policy issues such as education, the environment, law economics, and social welfare, the Institute strives to foster a better understanding of the principles of a free society among leaders in government, academia, the media, and the business community.
PERC - The Center for Free Market Environmentalism is the nation's oldest and largest institute dedicated to original research that brings market principles to resolving environmental problems. PERC (The Political Economy Research Center), located in Bozeman, Montana, pioneered the approach known as free market environmentalism.
Pioneer Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, Boston-based public policy research institute. Pioneer seeks to change the intellectual climate in Massachusetts by supporting scholarship that develops alternative approaches to real-world social and economic issues. The Institute believes that individual freedom and responsibility, limited and accountable government, and the expanded application of free-market principles to public policy contribute to greater human dignity, happiness, and economic prosperity.
The REACH (Road to Educational Achievement through CHoice) Alliance is Pennsylvania's grassroots coalition dedicated to passing school choice legislation. In 1991, REACH Alliance was founded to coordinate efforts to pass school choice legislation in Pennsylvania. Since then, REACH Alliance has grown into a broad, diverse coalition that includes members from the business community, labor unions, ethnic and religious organizations, parents and taxpayer groups. As a non-profit organization, the Alliance is governed by an independent Board of Directors, and funded through the generous contributions of thousands of Pennsylvania citizens, businesses, churches and foundations.
The Reason Public Policy Institute (RPPI), fuses theory and practice with peer-reviewed research and hands-on advice for policymakers. Current research areas include infrastructure and transportation, urban land use and economic development, environmental quality, and education. In addition, RPPI brings nearly twenty years of experience in privatization, competitive contracting, and analysis of public-sector institutional reforms to enhance efficiency.
SchoolChoiceInfo.org provides reliable information and straight talk about School Choice.
The Texas Justice Foundation is a nonprofit, public interest litigation foundation that provides free legal representation in landmark cases to promote limited government, free markets, private property and parental rights.