1. News & Issues
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Top 10 Conservative Advocacy Groups


The advocacy groups listed here offer a variety of ways for average Americans to get involved in the political process and accept direct donations from like-minded citizens.

1. The American Conservative Union

In their words: "ACU's purpose is to effectively communicate and advance the goals and principles of conservativism through one multi-issue, umbrella organization."

2. American Family Association

In their words: "The American Family Association exists to motivate and equip citizens to change the culture to reflect Biblical truth."

3. Citizens United

In their words: "Citizens United is an organization dedicated to restoring our government to citizens control. Through a combination of education, advocacy, and grass roots organization, Citizens United seeks to reassert the traditional American values of limited government, freedom of enterprise, strong families, and national sovereignty and security. Citizens United's goal is to restore the founding father's vision of a free nation, guided by the honesty, common sense, and good will of its citizens."

4. The Consesrvative Caucus

In their words: "The Conservative Caucus (TCC) was founded in 1974 in the belief that conservatives could win in Washington only by mobilizing conservative strength at the state and Congressional district level. TCC uses many methods to make conservative opinion felt in Congress and the White House."

5. Eagle Forum

In their words: "Eagle Forum's Mission is to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policy making so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty, respect for family integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise."

6. Family Research Council

In their words: "The Family Research Council (FRC) champions marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society. FRC shapes public debate and formulate public policy that values human life and upholds the institutions of marriage and the family. Believing that God is the author of life, liberty, and the family, FRC promotes the Judeo-Christian worldview as the basis for a just, free, and stable society."

7. Freedom's Watch

In their words: "Freedom’s Watch was formed to promote the common good and general welfare of the American people by supporting mainstream conservative public policies. We engage in grassroots lobbying, education and information campaigns, and issue advocacy to further our goals and objectives. We also seek to create coalitions and collaborate with like-minded groups and individuals to further our common goals. Freedom’s Watch provides a credible conservative voice and strong leadership on pressing domestic and international issues to keep America strong, safe, and prosperous."

8. Freedom Works

In their words: "FreedomWorks fights for lower taxes, less government and more economic freedom for all Americans."

9. John Birch Society

In their words: "Less Government, More Responsibility, and – With God’s Help – a Better World."

10. RightMarch.com

In their words: "RightMarch.com is a conservative organization dedicated to giving hundreds of thousands of hardworking, patriotic Americans across the country a strong collective voice in the political process. Our goal is to counter the well-financed antics of radical left-wing groups like MoveOn.org, by appealing to the grassroots "silent majority" to take action -- contacting government and business leaders; placing newspaper, radio and television ads; and holding the Left accountable for their anti-American antics."

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.