Policy Priorities

    Parental Rights

    Hospital Price Transparency
    Retail Theft

    Educational Freedom
    Occupational Licensing Reform
    Small Business Success

Fifty-nine years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood proudly on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and gave his famous and inspiring “I Have a Dream” speech. He understood that for a nation to remain viable, it must be possible to peacefully live with one another, showing respect and caring for one another, united as one human race. These values will allow a free nation to exist; else, that nation will destroy itself from within. Dr. King expressed the classic American view that it mattered not where you came from, what religion you practiced, or the color of your skin but the content of your character. While we have not always as a Nation upheld that promise of equality, America has fought to exemplify these words and bring them to fruition.

We have worked to weave those unalienable rights into the beliefs and laws in this country. The remarkable freedoms Americans now enjoy are a direct result of the foundation laid by our Founders, the dedication of the American people to such core values, and the fidelity of institutions to these principles. These freedoms would not have been possible but for America’s unity, faith, justice, and belief that “all men are created equal.” The America First Policy Institute’s (AFPI) Center for the American Dream will advance policies that enhance civil rights, human dignity, and the sanctity of life in order to ensure that all Americans have equal access and opportunity to achieve the American dream – from the womb to the tomb!

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Op-Ed | June 19, 2024

Juneteenth is a celebration of ethnic harmony

As Black Americans across the country celebrate Juneteenth with friends, family and loved ones, we celebrate the magnificent achievement that could only be possible in our beloved homeland.

Policy | May 31, 2024

The American Dream Policy Framework

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous I Have a Dream speech more than 60 years ago, outlining the core values that allow a free Nation to exist. The America First Policy Institute’s Center for the American Dream carries this vision forward and pursues policies that protect this dream for every American.

Op-Ed | April 9, 2024

Americans must open their hearts to end Haitian horrors

Op-Ed | February 13, 2024

Black History Month a chance to reflect on underserved communities

As we observe Black History Month, I am reminded of one of my uncle’s most famous quotes. From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, he declared that he had a dream. He said, "It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed."

Op-Ed | January 15, 2024

Happy 95th birthday, Dr. King, and may our interactions today reflect God’s love for us all

As America enters a pivotal election year, faced with a decision that will determine nothing less than the future of our country, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day offers us a moment to stop and reflect on where we have come and how far we have strayed from our foundational values.

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