IRG Action Fund will be focused on Reforms, Action, and Results. 

Today the Institute for Reforming Government announced the launch of IRG Action Fund, a new 501(c)(4) organization that will serve as the think tank’s strategic advocacy and lobbying partner. Based on the policy reforms generated by IRG, IRG Action Fund will take action by advancing legislation in the halls of state government and amplifying community voices in support and achieve results by turning conservative policy solutions into law.

The new organization boasts a dynamic leadership team with decades of experience in the conservative movement. CJ Szafir, a top-think tank executive who currently serves as president of IRG, will serve as the CEO. The Board of Directors include Kim Bliss, vice president and senior advisor of Hendricks Holding Company, Andrew Hitt, partner at Michael Best Strategies and former chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, and Nicole Schneider, PhD, nonprofit leader, educator, and advocate for policy that supports families. Additional board members will be announced later.

To learn more about IRG Action Fund, please visit the website and be sure to sign up for email updates! 

Board Member Kim Bliss: “Between IRG and IRG Action Fund, Wisconsin will boast one of the strongest conservative coalitions in the country dedicated to restoring the American Dream in the Badger State. As we head into a pivotal election year, we’re excited for the role that both groups will play in promoting policies and principles to make Wisconsin the most competitive state in the country.”

Board Member Andrew Hitt: “IRG Action Fund will be a one-stop-shop for a reform-minded governor and legislature to develop and advance reforms to make Wisconsin the freest and most prosperous state in the country. From rural towns in the Northwoods to marginalized communities in cities like Madison and Milwaukee, IRG Action Fund will play a key role in outreach and addressing the most pressing issues impacting Wisconsinites from every corner of the state.”

CEO CJ Szafir: “With the launch of IRG Action Fund, our goal is to unleash the power of the free enterprise system, empower families through universal school choice, and rein in the ever-expanding power of state government to chart a path for Wisconsin to be the best place in the country to live, work and raise a family.”

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