08 Oct The Company Contrast – Navigating the Non-Profits – CAP vs. AEI
Each week 2ndVote takes a look at popular companies or organizations that either score well or score poorly. We then try to provide alternatives that better align with the 2ndVote values. We are now expanding into nonprofits. This series is called The Company Contrast – Navigating the Non-Profits, and the charitable organizations we will be focusing on this week are the Center for American Progress (1.57) and the American Enterprise Institute (3.86).
The Center for American Progress, or CAP, is a nonprofit, public policy research and advocacy organization that claims to be nonpartisan, but whose ideals and goals are anything but. They design and advocate policy for almost every single major issue on the liberal agenda. With policy goals like opposing RFRA laws, declining national reciprocity for concealed carry, and fortifying sanctuary cities, CAP earns poor scores on almost all of the 2ndVote issues. As far as advocacy groups are concerned, CAP is particularly concerning being that their primary objective is to push policy through the legislative pipeline. So any time you see corporate support for CAP, you know your dollar needs to go elsewhere.
On the other hand, the American Enterprise Institute is a similar, but opposite organization. They too are a public policy think tank, but rather than pushing for “progressive” ideologies, the American Enterprise Institute prides itself on upholding and advocating for traditional American values. They look to advance ideals rooted in “democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership… and an entrepreneurial culture.” This advocacy has led to AEI receiving high marks on the issues of the 2nd Amendment, for promoting concealed carry; Education, for opposing Common Core; and Environment, for opposing Cap and Trade and carbon taxes.