Heritage Action was founded in 2010 and is armed with the research and policies of The Heritage Foundation.

Our mission is to fight for conservative policies in Washington, D.C. and in state capitals across the country. We turn ideas into bills and bills into law.

Instrumental to achieving these policy victories are a trained network of Heritage Action Sentinels. Sentinels are boots-on-the-ground, grassroots Americans; They are engaged citizens and local leaders who work for the betterment of America at all levels of society.

Heritage Action reinforces the grassroots work of Sentinels with our first-class team of state directors and government relations specialists in Washington. Together, Heritage Action and Sentinels are fighting for America’s future.

Learn More About The Sentinel Program

The Heritage Action Sentinel program is an elite group of activists across the country committed to holding Congress accountable.

Learn More About The Heritage Action Scorecard

The Heritage Action Scorecard is the leading conservative scorecard. It allows constituents to hold their members accountable based on how they vote on specific key pieces of conservative legislation.

Learn More About Our Key Votes

Heritage Action provides guidance to Capitol Hill and the conservative movement on important House and Senate votes. These “key votes” identify conservative priorities and provide accountability for lawmakers on principled votes.

Heritage Action is supported financially by tens of thousands of committed conservatives from across America who help us maintain our independence from the Washington Swamp. We accept no government funds, and we are not affiliated with any political party.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Heritage Action advances the policies of The Heritage Foundation and works to make them a reality.

To do so, Heritage Action employs a two-pronged “inside-outside” strategy.

Inside Washington, D.C., we deploy our well-respected government relations team to directly meet with and influence lawmakers.

Outside Washington, D.C., our regional field staff works directly with leading grassroots activists to build support for conservative policies in a lawmaker’s backyard.

Both teams work together to hold members of Congress accountable to their constituents, advance conservative policy, and block big-government policy.

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No. Heritage Action is an independent partner organization affiliated with The Heritage Foundation. Both Heritage Action and The Heritage Foundation care deeply about promoting conservative values to ensure a strong future for America. The Heritage Foundation founded Heritage Action with the goal of creating an organization that can take meaningful action to hold members of Congress accountable. Heritage Action applies direct pressure to lawmakers so Washington is compelled to adopt conservative policies, and coordinates a grassroots network of conservative citizens to apply additional pressure from constituents.

Yes! The thoughtful voice of a constituent is incredibly powerful. Many people on our team are former hill staffers and personally know that constituent concerns are very important. Our goal is to provide an echo chamber of accountability around a Member of Congress and, as such, we want Members to hear from conservatives through mail, calls, and social media. To maximize impact, activists should customize activism efforts and include information that is relevant to you and your local community--this makes your activism efforts even more effective.

A lot. Liberal members of Congress still need accountability. It’s important to start local by doing things like building a network of activists, compiling a strong email list, and creating Google alerts for your Members. Be ready to get involved in neighboring districts, and stay alert to issues where some liberals may side with conservatives. Additionally, many times our Activist Toolkits include “target members” of people who are on the fence or need extra attention from Sentinels on a certain issue. Feel free to “adopt” one of these congressmen, contact their offices, and hold them accountable.

Visit our online Scorecard page to view your member of Congress, see how they rank, and find information to contact them.

Unlike the Heritage Foundation, Heritage Action is not tax deductible. This is due to our different legal status--we are a 501 (c) (4) organization, rather than the Foundation, which is a 501 (c) (3) organization. This different classification is what allows us to back specific legislation (which is integral to our mission of making the research of the Foundation into actual conservative policy). However, like the Foundation, we greatly appreciate and depend upon our supporters.

Please contact our D.C. office at 202-548-5280 between 9am and 5pm Eastern time. If you call after business hours please leave us a message, and we will return your call the next business day. You can also send us an email at [email protected], and we will be happy to answer your question!