The Heritage Action Sentinel Program: In Their Own Words

Mary Ann McCarthy, Brian Bowman, Heather Cordasco, Dick Manasseri, Katie Spee, Gary Kubiak, Traci Chadbourne, Jim Duncan. Eight conservative activists. Eight defenders of freedom. Eight Sentinels.

Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down with each of these Sentinels, all from different areas and backgrounds. They all have one thing in common. They are deeply concerned about the direction of our country and are taking action get America back on the right track.

They are each conservative leaders in their communities, taking action through local tea party meetings, organizing town halls, spreading the conservative message, and holding their Members of Congress accountable.

Whether it is because of love of country, love of family, or a general desire to do something to make the country better for all Americans, these individuals take action. And they take that action using the tools and education provided by the Heritage Action Sentinel Program.

Please take a moment to hear their stories and how they have been helped by the Heritage Action Sentinel.

Watch as they tell the stories of their journeys with Sentinel and learn how to start you own.

Become a Sentinel

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Sentinel Story: Michelle, Living With Kidney Failure Under the Shadow of Obamacare

Living With An Illness and the Hazard of Obamacare

For the past three years, Michelle Moore has been on a waiting list for a kidney transplant.  She undergoes dialysis on a regular basis, just to stay alive in the interim.  Waking up, she often wonders how she’ll feel that day.  Some days, she doesn’t feel as well as she’d like.  But she keeps on going, living her life, and waiting patiently.

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GUEST BLOG: Building Relationships: The Art of Increasing Individual Influence

Have you ever spent time calling the D.C. office of a member of Congress for the purpose of expressing your support for or opposition to a piece of legislation, only to get a recorded message telling you no one is available to take your call and to leave a voicemail, and then hearing another recorded message saying the mailbox is full?
Who hasn’t?

The Heritage Action Sentinel Program provides activists with superior resources and tools to influence federal legislation: continuous updates of legislative schedules, specific legislation and policy research and analysis, user friendly action alerts that include a summary of the facts in support of a conservative policy position aligned with specific pieces of legislation; all geared toward helping activists influence legislation and hold their members of Congress accountable.

Boy, that’s a mouthful. And activists, by definition, are busy folks. So, in a world of boilerplate emails and canned voicemail recordings, when everyone and their brother are putting in their two cents worth, how does the overloaded individual activist increase the scope and impact of their ability to influence?

There is one resource that can only be developed by the individual that is a guaranteed influence multiplier and is a lot more fun than speed dialing all afternoon. That resource is building personal relationships. It goes without saying that it is easier to build relationships with some Congress critters than it is with others. It does help if you agree with them. Same goes for members of their staff.

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