The President's Message

The President's Message

The Heritage Foundation is fighting for America.

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The radical left and the rising tide of socialism pose a dire threat to America’s future. Now more than ever, the people of this nation need a champion fighting the left’s agenda.  

Every day, The Heritage Foundation fights for America—for individual liberty, limited government, free enterprise, traditional American values, and a strong national defense to protect at all. Our world-renowned experts develop conservative solutions to America’s biggest issues—from creating more jobs, improving the economy, and building stronger families to securing our borders, making health care more affordable, and so much more. 

But unlike so many other organizations in Washington, D.C., our focus isn’t on putting more power into the hands of government, it’s on returning power to the people. Our job is about working on behalf of the American people, not on behalf of any special interest or political party. 

But we can’t do it alone. It's only through our Heritage members that we have the ability to engage on all these fronts and continue to fight for America. That’s why we invite you to stand with us—because there’s too much at stake to stand on the sidelines.

Heritage President Kay C. James Receives 2021 William L. Armstrong Award
None of us do this important work for accolades or recognition. Indeed, the greatest reward of public service and a career devoted to the well-being of the American people is the ability to make an impact on government policy in a way that increases freedom, economic liberty, and opportunity for all. Read the news release.

Jay Richards, Ph.D., to Join Heritage as Senior Research Fellow
We are delighted that Dr. Richards is joining the Heritage team to help restore faith, family, and freedom. Read the news release.

Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling Emphasizes Why Congress Must Provide Better Health Reform
Today’s ruling reminds us that Congress needs to return to health reform. Many Americans still need relief from the rising health care costs and shrinking coverage options that have resulted from the Affordable Care Act. Read the statement.

Applauding Supreme Court’s Ruling to Protect Religious Liberty
The Supreme Court’s decision today exposed and rejected another instance of government hostility toward religious freedom. Unanimity is rare in our discourse these days, but the Court ruled 9-0 that Philadelphia’s actions were unconstitutional. Read the statement.

Heritage and Sen. Rick Scott Debut Video Series to Educate Americans on Government Spending
The American people deserve to know how rampant government spending is affecting their future. What Heritage and Sen. Rick Scott have done with the ‘Road Trip on a Budget’ series is package this kind of critical knowledge in a format that’s understandable, compelling, and accessible to everyone. Read the news release.

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Kay C. James

Kay C. James

May 22, 2018