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About the American Policy Roundtable

A generation ago, a handful of "ordinary people" began meeting together out of a growing concern for America. Their conversations, prayers, and research led to the founding of an "extraordinary" public policy effort that would blossom into the American Policy Roundtable.

Recognizing that America is - at its core - a commitment to ideas and principles, the Ohio Roundtable was established with the mission of reaching all people with the message of liberty anchored in Judeo-Christian principles and secured by the consent of the governed and the rule of law as established in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. The Roundtable seeks to fulfill this mission statement by meeting three core objectives:

1) Rekindling the American Spirit -- by telling the story of Liberty everyday.
2) Building networks of leaders, who will help others join in the adventure of responsible citizenship.
3) Overcoming evil in civil society by promoting positive alternatives in public policy.

To accomplish these objectives the Roundtable model is built upon state-based public policy organizations, established in strategic states, all working to change America from "the bottom-up." Each state-based Roundtable organization serves under the auspices of the Board of Trustees of the American Policy Roundtable.

Impacting public policy is a process that requires multiple areas of activity. Competing in the realm of ideas is critical, but alone cannot prevail in a Constitutional Republic. Good government also requires constant vigilance in the Legislative and Judicial process as well as a constant flow of new leaders to serve in public office. The Roundtable model incorporates the necessity of this "three-pronged" approach to public policy.

Federal and state laws require certain types of organizations be established for these specific purposes. The Roundtable is a 501(c)3 media, research, and education organization. Roundtable Freedom Forum is a 501(c)4 organization focused on legislative activity. Free Agents PAC is a non-affiliated federal PAC that works on election campaigns. Each of these distinct organizations are required by federal law to effectively impact the marketplace and are vital components in the state-based model first pioneered by the Ohio Roundtable.

In the early 80's the American Policy Roundtable was a pioneer in non-partisan voter information publications. In 1998, APR was among the first to take voter information on candidates online. Today iVoters.com is one of the most visited online voter sites providing personalized sample ballots in all fifty states.

The American Policy Roundtable is a non-partisan, non-profit media, research and educational organization committed to reaching all people with the message of liberty anchored in Judeo-Christian principles and secured by the consent of the governed and the rule of law as established in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

No funds are solicited or accepted from any political parties or candidates.

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