The Ripon Society
The Ripon Society is a public policy organization that was founded in 1962 and
takes its name from the town where the Republican Party was born in 1854 Ė
Ripon, Wisconsin. One of the main goals of The Ripon Society is to promote the
ideas and principles that have made America great and contributed to the GOPís
success. These ideas include keeping our nation secure, keeping taxes low and
having a federal government that is smaller, smarter and more accountable to the
The Ripon Society Objectives
Society will develop programs and undertake actions that will
An expanded understanding within
the Republican Party of innovative
and constructive public policies, ideas and actions that:
Strengthen the American family and protect the safety and
future of our children;
Promote and achieve an innovative and effective educational
Improve and protect the health and safety of the American
people and the natural environment in which we live;
Advance participation in and development of a sound, growing
Ensure a strong, effective national defense.
An effective capability within the
Republican Party to engage the American people in a successful
discussion about these policies and ideas.
A reasoned, effective governance system
at the local, state and federal levels that also foster a
participatory political system.
capabilities within the Republican Party to develop, analyze,
promote and implement such innovative and constructive policies.