Since 1981, Political Research Associates (PRA) has produced investigative research and analysis on the U.S. Right to support social justice advocates and defend human rights.
A social justice think tank, PRA holds a unique position in studying the entire spectrum of the U.S. Right–secular, religious, economic, and xenophobic–including its influence both domestically and overseas. Our thirty-five years of expertise helps journalists, advocates, educators, scholars, and the public to understand and challenge the right-wing.
PRA produces investigative reports, articles, and activist resource kits; publishes the quarterly magazine The Public Eye; advises policy makers and social justice advocates; and offers expert commentary for media outlets. Our core issue areas span reproductive justice, LGBTQ rights, racial/immigrant justice, civil liberties, and economic justice.
While threats to human and civil rights may come from any direction, the most robust opposition over the past few decades has emerged from the U.S. Right, which routinely employs harmful scapegoating and clever slogans that oversimplify complex policy issues. PRA counters with reliable analysis, looking beneath the sound-bites to expose the true agendas of right-wing leaders, institutions, and ideologies.
Political Research Associates is a social justice think tank devoted to supporting movements that are building a more just and inclusive democratic society. We expose movements, institutions, and ideologies that undermine human rights.
In the past, most fight-the-Right groups have been part of a Left party or formation. We have neither wanted nor sought any affiliation, though we have developed innumerable collegial ties with other groups in the progressive movement.
We back up everything we say with documentation and avoid rhetoric or inaccessible language.
Act as a Public Resource
We operate with transparency and make our materials, including our substantial library, available to the public.
Differentiate Between Right-Wing Leaders and Followers
We track only leaders of the Right, not followers, and we seek to educate the public on the difference.
Move the Conversation Forward
We do not promote hate, but instead work to advance understanding.
Hold True to Progressive Values
We defend free speech and other civil liberties, even when the speech itself is hateful.