Council for National Policy

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The Council for National Policy is a leading networking exchange for the United States' most prominent conservatives. It is a section 503(c)(3) tax-exempt educational organization. Fundamentalist Baptist pastor Tim LaHaye founded the group in 1981. Other early participants included Cleon Skousen (author of The Naked Communist and father of Joel Skousen), a prominent Mormon theologian and founder of the Freemen Institute; Paul Weyrich; Phyllis Schlafly; Robert Grant; Howard Phillips, a former Republican affiliated with the Constitution Party; Richard Viguerie, the direct-mail specialist; and Morton Blackwell, a Louisiana and Virginia Republican activist.[1][2][3]

The council has a staff of eight people. Its first executive director was Woody Jenkins. Steve Baldwin is the current executive director.


  1. Americans United: Behind Closed Doors
  2. Council for National Policy
  3. Behind closed doors: who is the council for national policy and what are they up to? And why don't they want you to know? - Free Online Library

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