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Richard A. Viguerie
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Richard A, Viguerie
Viguerie transformed American politics in the 1960s and 70s by pioneering the use of direct mail fundraising in the political and ideological spheres, which allowed conservatives to go around the liberal media blockage right into people’s homes. He used direct mail marketing/fundraising to help build the conservative movement, which then elected Ronald Reagan as the first conservative president of the modern era.
In the early 1960s, he learned how to use direct mail to build YOUNG AMERICANS FOR FREEDOM (YAF) into America's largest youth political organization in the country to counter the Left on college campuses.
Soon after his start at YAF, he worked on the 1964 Barry Goldwater campaign. After that, he launched the world's first conservative direct mail/marketing company in January 1965 – then called the Viguerie Company, now called AMERICAN TARGET ADVERTISING - that has mailed over 4.3 billion letters and raised more than $7.5 billion for conservative cause to help build conservative organizations and elect conservatives.
He is credited with pioneering conservative direct mail/marketing. His company uses direct mail and other direct marketing methods (the internet, including email and social media) to continue to build and grow today's conservative movement.
Many political historians say there never would have been a Ronald Reagan Presidency without the many new conservative organizations that were built using the direct marketing techniques he helped pioneer. The result is, time and again, conservatives, thanks in part to Virguerie’s leadership, has been able to shock the pollsters and pundits by producing conservative victory after conservative victory. The election of Donald J. Trump in 2016 was one of conservatives’ finest hours!
Viguerie is also Chairman of FedUp PAC, an independent expenditure political action committee that uses his 58 years of direct target marketing experience to BRAND the Democrats as unhinged, anti-God, violent, open borders, dangerous, elitist socialists. Additionally, he is also the publisher of a conservative website, ConservativeHQ.com.
Dr. Lee Edwards wrote in The Washington Times in 1999 that Viguerie was one of 13
“Conservatives of the Century.”
Mr. Viguerie and his wife, Elaine, are natives of Houston, Texas, and have been married for 57 years. They have three children and six grandchildren and live in the Virginia countryside on 230 acres of conservative-friendly environment.
George Rasley, Managing Editor of Richard Viguerie's ConservativeHQ.com, is a veteran of over 300 political campaigns, including every Republican presidential campaign from 1976 to 2008. A member of American MENSA, he served on the White House staff of Vice President Dan Quayle, as Assistant Director of the National Park Service, as Director of Policy and Communication for former Congressman Adam Putnam (FL-12) then Vice Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee's Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, and as spokesman for Rep. Mac Thornberry, a former Member of the House Intelligence Committee and former Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.
Mr. Rasley is a graduate of Hanover College and studied international affairs at Oxford University's Worcester College. In addition to his 40+ year career in politics and government Rasley is an NRA certified rifle and pistol instructor and a Glock ® certified pistol armorer.
You can read his personal musings about politics, culture and firearms on Parler @Geerayz
Jeff Rendall is a transplanted native Californian now residing in the Commonwealth of Virginia. A non-practicing attorney, Jeff has worked in Congress, as a grassroots political recruiter, for a state government relations firm and since the turn of the century as a freelance writer and work-at-home dad. Jeff founded GolfTheUnitedStates.com and loves golf almost as much as history and the back-and-forth of politics, which he has covered since before George W. Bush was elected.
Mark is one of the country’s leading experts in fundraising law and policy. According to The NonProfit Times, “When it comes to giving fundraisers unfettered access to donors and use of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution for charitable speech, there are two words that make regulators recoil – Mark Fitzgibbons.” Senate Conservative Fund President and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says, “Mark is a one-man legal and political SWAT team.” He has litigated constitutional cases, and has engaged extensively in legislative and administrative legal matters shaping favorable policy and law in the nonprofit fundraising industry.
Mark’s written commentaries have appeared in The NonProfit Times, Chronicle of Philanthropy, National Law Journal, Politico, The Washington Times, The Philanthropy Monthly, FoxNews.com, HumanEvents.com, and WND.com. He is a contributor at Washington Examiner and American Thinker. He’s a frequent guest on various talk radio shows. He teaches on the legal aspects of forming nonprofits and fundraising. Mr. Fitzgibbons is a member of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia Bars. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th and 10th Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the District of Columbia and Virginia. He has an AV-Preeminent (highest) rating from Martindale. He is a member of the Free Speech Coalition, McLean, Virginia, and The Federalist Society.