John Locke Foundation

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    Are You a Fierce Defender of Liberty? We’re Hiring.

    We’re Hiring! Are You the Next Member of the Locke Team? Fiscal Policy Analyst Research Fellow, Civitas Center for Public Integrity Grassroots Outreach Coordinator Vice President of Development…
    Donna Martinez, May 5, 2021
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    Defeating The Progressive Left

    It was one not to miss. Locke’s recent virtual Shaftesbury Society forum exploring the future of conservatism was filled with thought-provoking perspective, as well as a call to action for the Freedom Movement to unite around one mission: defeating the progressive Left and their destructive, divisive policies that limit our…
    Donna Martinez, April 20, 2021
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    Veteran Journalist Donna King to Lead Carolina Journal as Editor-in-Chief

    Carolina Journal is pleased to announce the hiring of experienced journalist and accomplished political commentator Donna King as its new Editor-in-Chief. King, a North Carolina native, takes the helm of Carolina Journal as it embarks on its 30th year of providing North Carolinians with independent, rigorous, and uncompromising coverage of…
    Donna Martinez, April 13, 2021
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    Locke Is Hiring: Are You Our Next Grassroots Outreach Coordinator?

    The Grassroots Outreach Coordinator will identify, recruit, and engage grassroots leaders in North Carolina, mobilize them, and drive policy reforms. Responsibilities Include Developing a North Carolina network of grassroots organizations that facilitates collaboration among groups with similar policy priorities. Developing state-based strategies to advance state and local policy priorities and desired…
    Donna Martinez, March 30, 2021
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    WUNC’s podcast: Becki Gray on Cooper’s budget, election integrity, gun control

    Making her weekly appearance on WUNC’s “The Politics Podcast” hosted by Jeff Tiberii, Locke’s Becki Gray offers sound perspective on Gov. Roy Cooper’s behemoth budget proposal, a spending plan that Rob Schofield of N.C. Policy Watch says isn’t big enough. In the excerpt below, Becki begins by responding…
    Donna Martinez, March 29, 2021
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    4 Big, Bad Ideas In Gov. Cooper’s Massive Spending Plan

    It’s a massive spending plan. On Wednesday, Gov. Roy Cooper announced his new state budget proposal, a plan that would spend far too much money, setting North Carolina’s state government on an unsustainable future path. Locke analysts note that the governor also continues his pointless push to expand Medicaid,…
    Donna Martinez, March 25, 2021
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    Jon Guze at NAACP History Tells Us Why H.R. 1 Is Insidious

    It is called the “For the People Act of 2021.” It’s anything but. Passed in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 220 to 210, with no Republican support, H.R. 1 is raising alarm bells on a variety of fronts. At the Locke Foundation,…
    Donna Martinez, March 19, 2021
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    Learn More and Apply Today

    The John Locke Foundation uses paid interns throughout the year. Candidates should be undergraduates, regardless of major, recent graduates, or graduate students who have a strong commitment to individual liberty, limited government, private property and free markets. We are a non-profit 501 (c)(3) think tank; we pursue research, analysis, and…
    Donna Martinez, March 12, 2021