HERITAGE FOUNDATION, JOSEPH COORS, FOUNDER 1973
(Compiled by PRO-S.O.C.S., REF: THE COORS CONNECTION, Russ Bellant)
Set up by Paul Weyrich and Joseph Coors as a tax exempt educational research entity in conjunction with the Committee for the Survival of a Free Congress (CSFC).
Board of Directors:
Dr. Edwin J. Feulner, President Phillip N. Truluck, Exec. V.P. Burton Y. Pines, V.P., Director Research Herb B. Berkowitz, V.P., Public Relations Hugh C. Newton, Senior Public Relations Council Charles L. Heatherly, V.P., Academic Relations Peter E. S. Pover, V.P., Administration & Finance Terrance Scanlon, V.P. & Treasurer M. D. B. Carlise, V.P., Government Relations Dr. Kim R. Holmes, Director, Foreign Policy & Defense Studies Dr. Bernard T. Lomas, Counselor to President Dr. Stuart M. Butler, Director, Domestic & Economic Policy Studies Kenneth J. Conoboy, Acting Director, Asian Studies Center, Jeffrey Gayner, Counselor for International Relations Ben Blackburn, Ex U.S. Congressman
FREE CONGRESS PAC (FCPAC) - Campaign arm of the Free Congress Foundation
FREE CONGRESS FOUNDATION (FCF), Paul Weyrich - Lobbies, publishes and organizes forums.
COUNCIL FOR NATIONAL POLICY (CNP) - Founded in 1981; Tim LaHaye, First President, `81/`82 - Lobbying group.
* JOSEPH COORS
Member of Reagan's "Kitchen Cabinet". Published Mandate for Leadership I to guide the incoming Reagan Administration and the follow-up Mandate for Leadership II when Reagan was reelected in 1984.
The Coors family is connected to a number of conservative and reactionary groups which attack pluralism and public education, primarily through the Coors Family Foundation.
ACCURACY IN ACADEMIA - A national, conservative education watchdog group.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATORS (NACE), Robert Simonds.
EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ANALYSTS - A non-profit corporation run by Mel and Norma Gabler, whose work has been endorsed by such right-wingers as Phyllis Schlafly and Jerry Falwell. The Gablers evaluate textbooks for signs of what they regard as unpatriotic, anti-Christian or anti-family sentiment. The Gablers use the literal interpretation of the Bible as their primary authority to make such evaluations. Has received more than $130K in contributions from the Coors Foundation over the past ten years.
TELEVISION NEWS, INC. (TVN) - Jack Wilson, Pres., Roger Ailes (George Bush's Campaign `88 image-maker), William Kling. A national media outlet established in 1973 by Joseph Coors. Jack Wilson forbade reporting on Ralph Nader, Daniel Ellsberg, Native American activists and followers of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Wilson has been quoted as saying, "I hate all those network people. They're destroying the country. We have to unify the country."
ACCURACY IN MEDIA (AIM) - Headed by Reed Irvine. This group has been allied with Rev. Moon's Unification Church. The Congressional investigation of South Korean Central Intelligence Agency activities in the U.S. in the 1970's found that the KCIA intended to utilize AIM to counter North Korean influence.
HILLSDALE COLLEGE - Has strong connections to the far right. Is the repository of the complete Manion Forum collection of the late John Birch Society National Council member Clarence Manion. Has associated itself with such groups as the World Anti-Communist League. The Hillsdale's monthly magazine, Imprimis, reflects the school's far-right political views, including those on public education.
CHRISTIANDOM COLLEGE - A small right-wing Catholic school in Virginia founded by Warren Carroll, a former CIA employee.
REGENT UNIVERSITY - An affliate of Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network. Holly Coors is a board member.
NATIONAL LEGAL CENTER - Pro-business advocating reduced governmental regulation on environmental matters.
MOUNTAIN STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION (MSLF) - Denver based. Under James Watt's direction, MSLF filed legal briefs opposing an affirmative action program at the University of Colorado Law School, seeking to limit health and safety inspections of business, and arguing for the repeal of Idaho's ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
PHYLLIS SCHALFLY's Stop-ERA.
THE CONSERVATIVE CAUCUS (TCC) - Founded by Howard Phillips in 1974. This is one of the most radically reactionary groups in the U.S. Phillips and TCC board member Don McAlvany work with military and police officials in South Africa who are perceived as supporting a harder line than the Nationalist Party. Phillips has quoted favorably the head of South Africa's openly white-supremacist Conservative Party. He is running for president in the 1992 election on the U.S. Taxpayers Party ticket. He also continues to work closely with the John Birch Society.
* DR. EDWIN J. FEULNER, Pres., Heritage Foundation. FREEDOM LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION (FLF) - The political arm of the Unification Church of America. Dr. Feulner's connections with the Korean Central Intelligence Agency through the Freedom Leadership Foundation (FLF) were investigated by the Fraser Congressional Committee.
* MICHAEL WARDER, Director of Administration, Heritage Foundation, 1980. Had ties to Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church.
UNIFICATION CHURCH OF AMERICA (UCA) - Michael Warder was a Director of UCA in 1977. INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL FOUNDATION - An umbrella organization for the business enterprises of Moon, one of which is Tong II Enterprises, an exporter of M16's and heavy weapons that also engages in tuna fishing. Warden was listed as Director of Tong II in 1978. Warder was the largest American stockholder of Tong II Enterprises in the 1970's.
NEWS WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC. - Moon publication. Warder was listed as having held an editorial position.
CHRISTIAN VOICE - A Moon connected sheparding group that has operated out of the Heritage building in Washington, D.C. Robert Grant, a member of the board of CNP and chairman of AFC, is a chairman of this group.
AMERICAN FREEDOM COALITION (AFC) - A Moon front group. Has raised funds for Oliver North.