For the last 38 years, Heritage has hosted the annual Resource Bank meeting to bring together conservative leaders and organizations from around the country and around the world. Attendees talk strategy, share tactics and best practices, and work to strengthen the movement.

This year’s meeting took place last week in Bellevue, Washington. Highlights of the agenda include:

  • Strategy sessions on issues like education reform, restoring federalism, health care, social services, grassroots organizing, educating more Americans about conservative principles, and more.
  • A keynote address by Maine Gov. Paul LePage about state-based conservative reforms
  • A speech by Ann McElhinney, who most recently crowdfunded a movie about abortionist Kermit Gosnell
  • The awarding of the Salvatori Prize to the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for their “What Will They Learn” project, which seeks to raise education standards.
  • A dinner hosted by Heritage’s Steve Moore and Heritage trustee Steve Forbes.

As Heritage Foundation Founder Ed Feulner has always said, it is better to add and multiply the conservative movement than it it to divide and subtract. That’s what Resource Bank is all about.

Do you think it’s important for conservatives to work together and share ideas about how to succeed?

Comments (22)

James Sheppard - May 15, 2015

We have no leadership in congress or the Senate

Jerry Metcalf - May 15, 2015

Very important

ChuckL - May 15, 2015

Yes. It is necessary that we work together and most importnt that we sare ideas.

Reuben Burns - May 15, 2015

Heritage has done a good job in keeping Congress focused on what is important to move America forward in a positive manner. Thank you.

James Sheppard - May 15, 2015

We have no leadership in Congress or the Senate representing true conservative values. The speaker of the house is a joke, and leadership in the Senate is no better. Time to replace all these people with young true Conservatives.

Renee - May 15, 2015


Glenn Smith - May 16, 2015

It is absolutely imperative to have Conservatives work together. That is and has been a major concern as we have so many RINO (L Graham, McCain and maybe McConnell) and not to forget Boehner who would rather brag about working ‘across the aisle’ than have a truly conservative Congress. They spend money trying to defeat TEA Party types (Think Mississippi 2014) and think Florida redistricting Alan West out of his district. It is really frightening.

Glenn Smith

William Mullins - May 16, 2015

Yes. Work on Reince Prebus to have different conservative groups serve on the RNC.

Bob - May 16, 2015

I think it is important for conservatives to work together but more importantly to work to defeat democrats. Many conservative groups can’t see the forest for the trees. They have become so obsessed with every republican marching lockstep with them that they are willing to allow a democrat to win in order to punish the republican for not being republican enough or conservative enough or what ever. That is precisely why we now have Obama. Which is unfortunate and that is putting it mildly.

Karen - May 16, 2015

I believe the only way we

Karen - May 16, 2015

The GOP must unite. No tearing each other up during the primary. there are many good candidates but working together the GOP ticket can rise above anyone’s expectations. It is going to take an effort of all to reverse the harm that the current administration has done to our country

Henry C. Holder - May 16, 2015


Robert Roark - May 16, 2015

Yes, it is important for conservatives to work together, but it is more important to act than just talk. Conservatives have been talking about small government, lower taxes, less regulation, and supporting the private sector for 35 years, but I see precious little in the way of achieving these results. Do we speak with a forked tongue?

John - May 16, 2015

Yes, it is important for all conservatives to work closely together; but to me having all of Heritage’s resources in one place is a scary thought. What if some terrorist group gets lucky and explodes a large bomb in that area? Can the the conservative movement survive it? I know this is not something anyone wants to think about; but think about it ….

Roger Edwards - May 18, 2015

I am really getting concerned about our Republican leadership. We are not taking advantage of the gains we made in Nov 14,
if they don’t start taking this country back, we will loose all the gains come Nov 2016. Why do we stop our investigations into the IRS, Bengazi etc, The Repubs bring the corruption up and then don’t follow thru. I can hear the leaders now “well we only hhave to worry about Obama for the next 17 months and we don’t want to come across as complainers by the liberal media”. They had opportunities to get the Clintons when they left office in 2000, but George W’s people said no, let’s not make waves. It is so easy to say “Well, as you know, I’m on record saying the IRS should be looked into”
But they didn’t follow thru. It doesn’t matter if we get the Presidency in 2016, we will not have the majority in either house. Congress is not indebted to the people, just the money buckets.

Linda Tucker - May 18, 2015

It’s very important. Conservatives need to work together now more than ever. And we need to work to get more Conservatives, especialy youn ones active

Allison - May 18, 2015

The conservative movement is alive and well and getting stronger every day,by working in many ways, at many levels

Allison - May 18, 2015

Conservatism is working and its values are being uphelp every day by the high courts in our nation, when it comes to protecting individual rights

Allison - May 18, 2015

Conservatism is definitely alive and well, proven by some of the most recent cases coming in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, fighting for individual freedoms and constitutional ammendments, coming under attack by those who want to do harm to this republic

Cynthia Marble - May 18, 2015


Cynthia Marble - May 18, 2015

Yes, very important

Perry Anderson - May 20, 2015

I’m of the impression that the Heritage Foundation is one of the best resources that conservatives have working for us. If their leadership can organize and get cooperaton

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