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PRESS RELEASE: DFI Joins 2025 Presidential Transition Project Advisory Board

WASHINGTON—The Defense of Freedom Institute for Policy Studies (DFI) announced today that it has joined the Heritage Foundation’s 2025 Presidential Transition Project (Project 2025) Advisory Board. 

The board brings together a coalition of groups to guide Project 2025’s efforts to position conservatives to take the reins of government, lay the groundwork to rebuild America’s future, and undo the damage caused by four years of progressive policies.

“Americans couldn’t be more dissatisfied with our nation’s current trajectory,” said Robert S. Eitel, President and Cofounder of DFI.  “Our government-run, union-controlled, anti-choice K-12 system fails to focus on core academics and graduates too many students unprepared for citizenship and college or work. Our institutions of higher education have become overly dependent on federal loans and grants and have grown intellectually intolerant. Our federal student aid system is broken. Project 2025 thus comes at a pivotal time. We appreciate Heritage’s collaborative leadership and look forward to contributing to a pro-student, pro-family, pro-worker agenda that will expand education and workforce opportunities for every American.”

DFI will focus on providing thoughtful, conservative solutions that expand education freedom for families, empower parents and limit the influence of federal agencies and public education unions, and protect the civil and constitutional rights of Americans in the classroom and the workplace.   

Project 2025 is led by Heritage’s Paul Dans, who served as the chief of staff at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) from 2018-19.

In addition to DFI, the Project 2025 Advisory Board is composed of representatives from leading organizations throughout the conservative movement, including:

  • Alliance Defending Freedom 
  • America First Legal  
  • American Accountability Foundation 
  • American Center for Law and Justice 
  • American Legislative Exchange Council 
  • American Moment 
  • American Principles Project 
  • Center for Renewing America 
  • Claremont Institute 
  • Competitive Enterprise Institute 
  • Concerned Women for America 
  • Conservative Partnership Institute 
  • Family Research Council 
  • First Liberty Institute 
  • Foundation for Government Accountability 
  • FreedomWorks 
  • Leadership Institute 
  • Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America  
  • Texas Public Policy Foundation 
  • Young America’s Foundation