Last week Heritage released its 2016 annual report. What a year to remember! The report details the impact you made possible.
As the Washington Examiner remarked:
The Heritage Foundation might be the biggest winner of 2016.
Below are just a few of the accomplishments you made possible in 2016:
- Forty Heritage officers and staff members contributed their time and talents to the Trump transition efforts, turning over more than 5,000 resumes of exceptional candidates to fill the approximately 4,000 appointed positions in the Executive Branch.
- You helped expand school choice in Maryland and South Dakota.
- Right-to-work legislation that passed in west Virginia and Wisconsin has been a signature issue for Heritage since our founding in 1973. Now the majority of states no longer force workers to pay union dues as a condition of employment.
- The U.S. and our allies adopted many of our policy recommendations for restraining North Korea. In addition to toughening sanctions against the rouge regime, Washington and Seoul agreed to deploy THAAD missile defenses in South Korea.
- You were influential in winning funding to address the serious military readiness problems identified in our Index of U.S. Military Strength.
- Heritage’s Young Leaders Program trained 184 interns and the Heritage Congressional Fellows program graduated its largest class of junior Hill staffers ever.
- By year-end, Heritage hosted 185 lectures and seminars, conducted 810 television and 3,029 radio interviews, released 134 issue briefs and 1,107 commentaries, and the Daily Signal achieved over 25 million video views.
What do you think has been the most important victory for conservatives since 2016? What should be the focus of conservatives for the rest of the year?