What does being a member of The Heritage Foundation mean to you? To Judy Weiss of Tucson, Arizona, it’s a home in the conservative movement. When she first became interested in our country’s Founding Fathers, Judy searched for a place that she could meet like-minded people who would also challenge her to continue learning about our First Principles. For Judy, “The Heritage Foundation was where I found that ‘home’.”
Judy is an active member of the Tuscon community committee, attending every Heritage Foundation and Heritage Action event in her state. Judy said of the event and of Heritage:
I felt very honored to be asked to attend this function and learned a great deal. Being a member of such a distinguished organization like Heritage has given me the opportunity to educate myself, become more self-confident in my conservative beliefs and a stronger hope that conservative, traditional values will prevail in the end.
As a former nurse, Judy understands the importance of freedom keenly. Every day she saw why patients need to be the decision makers when choosing their doctors and treatment plans.
Judy, like many Heritage members, believes that conservative values are of utmost importance to pass onto younger generations of Americans. She uses Heritage research to pass onto her family, and was a stay-at-home mother while her children were in school, ensuring they were instilled with the values that she treasures.
Judy is involved in a variety of conservative causes, devoting hours online and offline every day to educating herself and others as a citizen activist. This activism is important, she explains, because
I would not want to leave this world, this great country, America, without knowing that I had tried my best to do what I could do as one individual to restore the lost values and traditions of this country, for my children and grandchildren. I ask God each day to help me in this important challenge.