America First Transition Project
Nearly 400 former senior federal government leaders are involved in our action plan teams.
Since June 2022, the America First Transition Project team has been working to ensure that the next America First administration has the necessary knowledge, skills, and personnel to govern effectively on day one, and to quickly advance the president’s agenda on behalf of the American people. We know from experience that success will require an administration led by America First leaders who understand how the executive branch works. The work we do now will pay significant dividends later as we pave the way for more political appointees and officials to have a clear plan of action when they start on day one.
Through this initiative, America First Policy Institute (AFPI) brings together more experienced former senior administration leaders than any similar effort has ever seen. Our work is also broader and deeper in scope than previous transition efforts because we are crafting action-oriented plans for each federal department and agency. These action plans outline the management, personnel, policy, financial, and administrative strategies the leadership teams of these departments and agencies will need to gain control of their organizations and execute America First policies swiftly. We are also documenting universal best practices for administration officials across the federal government. And, we are coordinating with other conservative organizations to maximize the impact that our work will have.
In theory, winning a presidential election should be the ultimate expression of the people choosing the direction of the executive branch of which policies they want to see enacted over the next four years. The idea is simple enough.
The America First Policy Institute (AFPI) today announced that Doug Hoelscher, former Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs under President Donald J. Trump, will chair AFPI’s American Leadership Initiative. This initiative is an effort to ensure the next conservative administration is ready to govern effectively on day one and advance an America First agenda on behalf of the American people.