We are proud of the many public statements of support we have received over the years. Here is a small sample:
"In these challenging times, we need an advocacy think tank like Commonweal Institute to communicate our principles and programs in ways that will resonate with the broad public and empower citizens to take a more active role in our democracy. Commonweal takes a strategic approach to advancing issues in a way that will help decision-makers be proactive in confronting the challenges of the future."
-- Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, 8th CD-CA
"America needs a true marketplace of ideas, not a one-sided monologue by the right. At a time when airwaves and emails are filled with conservative voices, the Commonweal Institute is more important than ever."
-- Robert B. Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Professor of Public Policy at the University of California-Berkeley's Goldman School, co-founder of The American Prospect magazine
“Quality information is the basis on which all good policy must be built. Commonweal Institute’s mission, to research, educate and communicate on issues of importance, is key for policymakers and activists alike.”
-- Joan Blades, Co-Founder, Moveon.org
"It's always good to put your brain in gear before you put your mouth in motion. The folks at the Commonweal Institute do the heavy mental lifting so agitators like me can arm ourselves on the front lines of the ideological battles taking place every day in America. For too long progressives have walked fearful of their shadows, whimpering and whining about what's wrong and fighting amongst themselves over crumbs. With the help of the Commonweal Institute, that time is over."
-- Jim Hightower, National radio commentator, writer and public speaker
As the progressive movement continues to build power in the years to come, the work of the Commonweal Institute will be more important than ever. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today!