Former Heritage intern leads Pro-life movement

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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?

Where is the Democratic party headed?

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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.

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What do you think about today’s political ideologies?

Trump tells Heritage tax reform will: “lift our people from welfare to work”

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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?

President Trump calls Heritage “Titans in the fight…”

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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?

Event: Tax Reform for the middle class

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I would like to invite you to join us tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. Eastern for an event on tax reform for middle class Americans. Chairman Kevin Brady of the House Ways and Means Committee will be detailing how tax reform can help middle-class families and workers–the day after the new plan for tax cuts was revealed.

Brady will go on to discuss how he and the Committee – working together with President Trump and the House and Senate – are moving forward on transformational tax reform that will help middle-class Americans throughout their lives.  His remarks will focus on creating Main Street jobs, growing middle-class paychecks, making taxes fairer, and helping hardworking Americans – not Washington special interests.

If you can’t attend in person you can always join the livestream of the event online.

Watch the event live online >>

What did you think of Brady’s remarks on tax reform?

Will tax reform pass Congress this Fall?

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Tax reform is one of the most important legislative priorities for Congress and the administration this fall. Good tax reform will unleash economic growth, creating greater opportunity and prosperity for all Americans.

This week, the communications team at Heritage released a video on the impact of tax reform on an average, middle-class American family.

You may remember the “Life of Julia” video the Obama administration created, showing how Julia would live a happy and productive life thanks to the hand of big government.

Heritage decided to correct the record and show what a burden the cost of government is on Julia and her family and why tax reform will benefit her and all Americans.

Watch the video below:

Tax reform is a critical issue that is needed to give new life to our economy and put more money back in the pockets of the taxpayer.

Heritage has long advocated for a robust tax reform overhaul and will continue to show the need for major change on this issue.

Sound tax reform should achieve:

  • Lower individual and business tax rates
  • Establish the right tax base
  • Eliminate the bias against savings and investment
  • Eliminate tax preferences
  • Simplify the tax system and make it more transparent so taxpayers fully understand how much they pay to fund the federal government

Read more on where tax reform stands in Congress and some of the latest Heritage research explaining it >>

How might tax reform impact you?  Do you feel like the current tax system is fair and balanced?

Constitutional limits must be preserved

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Enforcing the constitutional limits on our government is critical to defending liberty in this country.

For that purpose, Heritage’s Preserve the Constitution annual series seeks to restore the courts to their proper constitutional role and to enforce the constitutional limits on government.

From panel discussions to keynote addresses, this series features a variety of events aimed to provide clarity on the complex issues our Judiciary Branch faces.

The first event, A Constitution Day Address, was held yesterday and can be watched online.

Seven more events will take place over the next two months and you can watch them on our website. Take a look at the upcoming events in the series>>

Do you believe the Judicial Branch is in danger of activist judges?

You are making a difference against voter fraud

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Heritage experts have been hard at work fighting for election integrity in our country.

One of the key projects they have been working on is compiling proven cases of voter fraud throughout the country to demonstrate the real threat our election system faces and provide evidence against the Left’s main argument that voter fraud doesn’t exist.

So far, they have compiled a database of over 1,000 cases where voter fraud took place and that number is growing.

View the database of voter fraud cases >>

In speaking about voter fraud, Heritage’s election expert Hans von Spakovsky, who has been appointed by President Trump to the Federal Commission to Investigate Voter Fraud, stated:

But we do have problems that need to be fixed. We have vulnerabilities in the administrative system that we have, and we also have a history of voter fraud in this country.

The Supreme Court itself said in 2008, when it upheld Indiana’s voter ID law, the U.S. has a long history of voter fraud, and it could make the difference in a close election. And we have many close elections in this country.

Do you believe voter fraud is a serious issue in this country? Why or why not?

 

 

Where we stand sixteen years after 9/11

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The horrific attacks on September 11, 2001 shook our country and changed the course of our future.

On Monday we remembered the 16th anniversary of those attacks and the impact they had on each of our lives.

I’m sure each of you still remember exactly where you were when you first heard the news of the attacks. I know I do.

Now, after sixteen years, Heritage White House Correspondent Fred Lucas explains where we stand today in the war on terrorism and why the government lacks the answers needed in combatting this war.

Find out where we stand today >>

In addition, Heritage maintains the only database of all the terror plots against the United States since 9/11.

You might be surprised to learn how many terror plots there have been and why they have continued to rise.

View the timeline of terror attacks >>

Where do you think we stand in the war on terror? What needs to change?

 

Let us know how you are doing

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We have been watching the tragic devastation of hurricane Irma unfold this week and wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

You are part of the Heritage family and we want to hear from you.

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