Mission: An action center for a new era in American history; an incubator of promising ideas and alternatives; and a catalyst for action to change our country’s course.
The American Action Network is a 501(c)(4) ‘action tank’ that will create, encourage and promote center-right policies based on the principles of freedom, limited government, American exceptionalism, and strong national security. The American Action Network’s primary goal is to put our center-right ideas into action by engaging the hearts and minds of the American people and spurring them into active participation in our democracy.
America is a nation that has always favored individuals’ enterprises instead of government solutions. To remain a worldwide leader for ideas, investment and innovation, America must continue to offer the best combination of economic freedom and pro-growth, smart regulation. American Action Network will support policies that will make America safe and secure; where choices in education, health care and retirement abound; where taxes are fair and comprehensible; and where government is smaller and smarter with a focus on core functions.
To accomplish these goals, the American Action Network will work in close cooperation with like-minded organizations, like our sister organization, the American Action Forum, to magnify our combined efforts and policies. In addition, we will support and promote center-right policies that connect with the challenges and hopes of our fellow citizens in a real and meaningful way.
Board Members of the American Action Network
Senator Norm Coleman, Chairman, American Action Network and Of Counsel, Hogan Lovells US LLP
Fred Malek, Founder, American Action Network and Chairman, Thayer Lodging Group
Isaac Applbaum, founding General Partner, Opus Capital
Dylan Glenn, Managing Director, Guggenheim Advisors
Ambassador Boyden Gray, former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union
Congressman Jim Nussle, President and CEO, The Nussle Group
Congressman Tom Reynolds, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, Nixon Peabody
Ambassador Gregory Slayton, Adjunct Professor, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
Congressman Vin Weber, Managing Partner, Clark and Weinstock
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The American Action Network is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(4) organization, and it is not affiliated with or controlled by any political group. The Network welcomes supporters of its center-right values and policy proposals regardless of party affiliation, and looks forward to working with legislators, government officials, and advocates of either party who are willing to advance policies consistent with the Network's principles.