America First Policy Institute

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The America First Policy Institute (AFPI) is a Virginia-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by former Trump administration officials in April 2021.[1]

Launched "Constitutional Litigation Partnership"

In May 2021, the organization launched the Constitutional Litigation Partnership, which AFPI's President and CEO Brooke Rollins called "another strong addition to AFPI's already impressive arsenal of weapons against these assaults on our freedoms."[2] Brooke said the Constitutional Litigation Partnership was important because "Federalism, free speech, and the rule of law are under attack. Big tech, big media, and big government wield unprecedented power against the interests of the American way of life."[2]

Core Financials

Core financials taken from IRS filings are not available but it was reported that AFPI has a first-year budget of $20 million and hopes to have $40 by its second operating year, according to Brooke Rollins, the organization's president.[1]



  • Linda McMahon, Chair of the Board
  • Lawrence W. Kudlow, Vice Chair of the Board and Chairman, Center for American Prosperity
  • Brooke L. Rollins, President and CEO
  • Doug Hoelscher, Chief Operating Officer
  • David Bernhardt, Chairman, Center for American Freedom
  • Beatrice Brooke, Policy Analyst, Center for American Prosperity and Center for Energy Independence
  • Jack Brewer, Chairman, Center for Opportunity Now
  • Juan Caro, Director of Youth Engagement and Policy Analyst, Center for Energy Independence
  • Pam Bondi, Chairman, Center for Law and Justice
  • Alex Campana, Director of Stewardship and Policy Analyst, Center for 1776
  • Cale Clingenpeel, Chief Economist
  • Rachel Craddock, Policy Analyst, Center for the American Worker and Center for Education Opportunity
  • Catharine Cypher, Policy Analyst, Center for the American Child
  • Kaelan Dorr, Vice President for Communications and Director, Center for Media Accountability
  • Drake Franklin, Development Officer and Policy Analyst
  • Abigail Graham, Press Assistant
  • Ashley Hayek, Chief Development Officer and Senior Director for Engagement
  • Aaron Hedlund, Ph.D., Director of Research
  • Kendall Johnson, Digital Media Producer and Engagement Manager
  • Lt. General (Ret.) Keith Kellogg, Co-chairman, Center for American Security
  • Ashley Mocarski, Senior Director for Development
  • Brian Morgenstern, Senior Advisor
  • Jacob Olidort, Ph.D., Director, Center for American Security
  • Heidi Overton, M.D., Director, Center for a Healthy America
  • Preston Parry, Director of Operations
  • Rick Perry, Chairman, Center for Energy Independence
  • Javon Price, Policy Analyst, Center for Opportunity Now; Center for Second Chances; and Center for American Security
  • John Ratcliffe, Co-Chairman, Center for American Security
  • James Sherk, Director, Center for American Freedom
  • Rachael Slobodien, Chief Communications Officer
  • Ja’ron Smith, Chairman, Center for Second Chances
  • Steven M. Smith, Chief of Staff and Director, Center for New Frontiers
  • Katharine Sullivan, Director, Center for Election Integrity; Director, Center for Law and Justice
  • Dr. Laurie Todd-Smith, Senior Fellow for the Center for Education Opportunity and Center for the American Worker
  • Emily Tubb, Policy Analyst
  • Scott Turner, Chairman, Center for Education Opportunity
  • Gail Wilson, Development Officer
  • Paula White-Cain, Chairman, Center for the American Values
  • Chad Wolf, Chairman, Center for Homeland Security and Immigration
  • Bill Woolf, Senior Fellow
  • John A. Zadrozny, Director, Center for Homeland Security and Immigration

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Articles and Resources

Related SourceWatch


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mike Allen, "Scoop: Trump alumni launch largest post-administration group", Axios, April 13, 2021, accessed May 22, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Christian Datoc, "Exclusive: Top Trump allies begin legal effort to stop federal government 'assaults' on constitutional rights", Washington Examiner, May 14, 2021, accessed May 22, 2021.