The ongoing commitment of donors allows ARI to operate a public policy and media center in Washington, DC. The Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights (ARC) is a public policy research and outreach group—a center for the advocacy of individual rights, with an emphasis on the morality of business and capitalism. ARC's mission includes arguing the philosophical case for free markets to the public policy and business communities, the media and the general public.
ARC also represents an East Coast presence for the Institute—offering substantial new opportunities to reach new and important constituencies with our message—primarily in New York City and Washington, DC.
How the Initiative Works
ARC has significant experience in disseminating Ayn Rand's unique and potent defense of individual rights and the morality of laissez-faire capitalism to the media, with ARC op-eds published hundreds of times in print and on the Web every year. ARC spokesmen also appear on major news networks, including Fox News and Fox Business Networks, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC and C-SPAN.
Through its physical proximity to the major centers of media, political and business influence, ARC adds an important dynamic to ARI's efforts to speak out in defense of capitalism. Through its East Coast presence, ARC reaps the benefits of:
- Responding more quickly to fast-breaking, newsworthy events;
- Access to media outlets, who can arrange interviews much more easily—overcoming physical distance and time-zone impediments that we currently face;
- Increased opportunities for formal and informal networking with media figures, as well as key East Coast think tanks and public-policy research organizations;
- Access to hundreds of East Coast-based business and trade organizations, each one representing a unique opportunity to promote Ayn Rand's ideas in the business world;
- An improved national profile, largely due to an enhanced media presence;
- Better interactions with existing and potential constituencies for whom travel to California is impractical;
- Strengthened relations with existing and potential financial supporters on the East Coast.
ARC's key purpose is to present and advocate the moral, philosophical case for individual rights. This includes speaking out in moral defense of capitalism, and advocating for the rights of businessmen against encroachment of government regulation and hostile interest groups, such as environmentalists. The Center's initiatives include producing and publishing books and journal articles in defense of capitalism and business. Center spokesmen also create and distribute editorials, and make themselves available for TV and print interviews.
Additionally, ARC sponsors the ARC Speaker Series, a series of lectures in the Washington, DC area and in California, addressing policy issues related to the mission of the Center. Recordings of ARC Speaker Series events are available on ARC's Web site.
How You Can Help
ARC is now seeking funding to support its operations in 2012. Over the next year, we will need to raise $1,020,000 to fully fund the Center's activities for 2012. Your help is needed to raise our profile as advocates of Ayn Rand's ideas, and to create crucial new opportunities for the future.
We urge you to lend your financial support to the inroads we are making on the East Coast. With your help, we will make Ayn Rand's ideas a formidable presence in today's media marketplace.
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