The mission and activities of the Allied Educational Foundation are supported by the enormous effort, resources and time of our strategic partners. If you are interested in becoming a partner of the Foundation, please get in touch and let us know how we can work together.
Accuracy in Media is a watchdog group of dedicated citizens devoted to keeping the news media truthful and accurate. In 1983, a partnership between the Foundation and AIM was formed to create a national Speakers Bureau. Eminent and skilled speakers are dispatched across the country to teach how to counter slander or libel by the press. Continuous education through lectures, seminars, conferences and subsequent transmission by local radio and television stations have reached millions of Americans, and has had a marked improvement on the quality of news printed and spoken by the news media. Universities, colleges, religious institutions, schools of journalism, governmental agencies, and former government agents, such as the FBI and Internal Revenue Service, industrial institutions, and labor unions have been particularly supportive of the Speakers Bureau. Since 2010, AEF, individually and jointly, conducted 600 seminars, lectures, conferences, and media presentations.
For over 20 years, AEF has partnered with the Washington Legal Foundation in filing amicus curiae briefs before the United States Supreme Court and lower courts, which seeks a determination on various public policy issues important to the stability and freedom of this nation. Our briefs are filed clearly to maintain the rights, security and privacy for the protection of the citizens of the United States. Most of the cases are at the United States Supreme Court and similar jurisdictional Courts. A few of the cases are at the United States Appeal Courts. To date, we have filed hundreds of briefs and the courts have agreed with our view in most case decisions. For example, we successfully opposed Guantanamo detainees from using the U.S. Constitution to avoid trial by military commission for alleged war crimes. Among other issues, the Foundation also opposes the use of class action lawsuits involving uninjured plaintiffs and excessive punitive damage awards as well as the adoption of new rules by administrative agencies without adequate public notice and an opportunity for comment.
As part of our campaign to promote an open government, the Allied Educational Foundation partnered with Judicial Watch, an organization dedicated to promote transparency in government and to root out governmental and judicial corruption through the use of legal action, education and implementation of Federal and State “sunshine” and “freedom of information” laws. This partnership aids our mission to ensure that government officials act responsibly and ethically and to fight for openness in government and against public corruption in a shared battle to preserve the United States Constitution. In particular, AEF has partnered with Judicial Watch in filing joint amicus curiae briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. District Courts addressing such important issues as unlawful race-based discrimination, states abilities to maintain accurate voter registration lists, and state legislature’s and citizen’s ability to address the constitutionality of certain state freedom of information action exclusions.
In 2014, AEF partnered with the FreedomWorks Foundation to develop a one-of-a-kind online lecture series as part of our educational mission to better inform Americans on the history and implementation of constitutional law and their rights as U.S. citizens. The FreedomWorks Foundation is a national grassroots educational organization with a successful history of joining the principles of freedom with the hard work required to achieve good public policy. They educate individuals on economic liberty, constitutional conservatism, and civic activism. This joint pilot program between AEF and the FreedomWorks Foundation will be evaluated at the end of 2015 and may be expanded to other topic areas and audiences. As of November, 2015 we have reached out to over 200,000 students and over 68,000 students have viewed the course in part or in full.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by our partners in their online or print publications are their own and do not necessarily reflect the view, mission, or values of the Allied Educational Foundation. The Foundation partners with these organizations on specific activities within a limited scope, and joint initiatives related to those activities should not imply AEF agreement or shared beliefs with these organizations on publications, actions, or other communications that fall outside that scope.