Heritage believes strongly in educating and preparing the next generation of Americans to be leaders for conservatism.

One key way Heritage educates the next generation is through our exceptional internship program that teaches these young leaders the founding principles of our nation while providing them a place to put those principles into action.

Read more about the Heritage Young Leaders program >>

Many of these interns have gone on to be great leaders for the conservative movement.

This week Marjorie Dannenfelser, former Heritage intern and President of the pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List, received the Distinguished Alumni Award for her work in the pro-life movement. She sat down with The Daily Signal’s Senior Vice President Rob Bluey to discuss how the Susan B. Anthony List was created and you can watch her interview below to find out more about this incredible group.

In 1992, Dannenfelser, who had worked for Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, founded the Susan B. Anthony List out of her living room with the goal of increasing the number of pro-life women in federal and statewide office.

Since then the Susan B. Anthony List has helped elect more than 105 candidates to the U.S. House of Representatives, 20 to the U.S. Senate, and 19 to other statewide offices across the country.

How important is it to train and prepare the next generation of conservative leaders? What is the best way to accomplish this?

Heritage continues to lead the analysis on the direction our nation’s political parties are headed.

On Monday, Heritage scholar David Azerrad hosted a panel at the annual President’s Club meeting that was a favorite of Heritage members.

In the panel, Azerrad laid out where the Democratic party is today–highlighting two main strands of left-ism inside the party: Identity politics and Sandersism.

The Obama presidency was not good for the Democratic party. The party not only lost more than 1,000 seats nationwide, it also veered farther to the left. By doubling down on identity politics, it has become even more illiberal and even more hostile to the American way of life.

He explained more about what the two strands of left-ism are in a recent article for the American Spectator. He claimed that:

While Trump and his fiery brand of populism grab all the headlines, the most powerful ideology in America remains identity politics.

It permeates our culture and fuels our national obsession with diversity, understood as the proportional representation in all realms of life of the various “communities” that have gained recognition: African-Americans, women, Hispanics, LGBTQs, Asians, and, if the Census Bureau has its way, MENAs — Middle Easterners and North Africans. Conspicuously absent from the list, of course, are whites, Christians, and men — three of the most numerous groups in America.

Despite the dominance of identity politics, the Democrats’ older progressive ideology of class-based redistributionism is not dead in the party…

Sandersism is the newest incarnation of redistributionism. And though it failed to capture the Democratic Party, it did reshape its platform and amass a colossal following. Sandersism posits that the fundamental division in America is not along the lines of race, sex, sexual orientation, or any of the other preferred categories of identity politics, but rather class in the traditional sense of the term — how much you make and how wealthy you are.

Read the full article >>

What do you think about today’s political ideologies?

As a Heritage member you have been playing an integral role in moving conservative tax reform forward.

The Daily Signal’s White House correspondent Fred Lucas reported on President Trump’s speech Tuesday night at Heritage’s President’s Club dinner.

Lucas included some of the President’s remarks below:

“We will lift our people from welfare to work, from dependence to independence, and from poverty to total beautiful prosperity,” Trump told an audience of about 1,000 people Tuesday night gathered at the Marriott Marquis in Washington.

“Our tax plan will ensure that companies stay in America, grow in America, and hire in America,” the president said. “At the heart of our plans is a tax cut for everyday working Americans.”

Read the rest of Lucas’ article to find out more details of President Trump’s tax plan >>

Passing conservative tax reform is critical to strengthening our economy and putting more money back into the pockets of hard-working Americans.

Why do you believe tax reform is so critical?

Your influence as a Heritage member is growing tremendously this year.

Tuesday evening, President Trump joined Heritage members as the keynote speaker for the annual President’s Club meeting.

In his speech, the president praised Heritage for being “titans in the fight to defend, promote, and preserve our great American Heritage.”

Watch President Trump’s address below:

President Trump not only tweeted about his speech at Heritage, but his team created this inspiring video about why The Heritage Foundation is vital to making America great again. Watch the video here >>

Transcript: It’s an incredible honor to be here tonight to celebrate this really wonderful foundation. Just a few months from now you will mark the 45th anniversary of this esteemed institution. As Americans we have inherited a special legacy of freedom culture, laws, and values. Your organization is named The Heritage Foundation because you understand that our glorious heritage is the foundation of everything we hope to achieve. You understand that human progress must be built upon a firm foundation of timeless truths and the most important truth that our founders understood was this: Freedom is not a gift from government. Freedom is a gift from God.

What was your favorite part of President Trump’s speech?

Earlier today, Heritage hosted the Directors of the DNI, NSA, and FBI to discuss America’s security.

Specifically, they discussed the reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) which provides invaluable information on non-U.S. people oversees. Some estimates say that Section 702 is responsible for more than 25 percent of all current intelligence collected.

The program is so crucial to America’s security that Congress should reauthorize Section 702 in its current form before the deadline at the end of this year.

Learn more about what FISA enables and watch the remarks below:

Your continued support allows Heritage to bring together the decision makers and the best and brightest minds to solve these critical issues our nation faces.

What are the top three security threats facing our nation today and what do you think should be done to solve them?

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