Did you know that Political Research Associates does more than just research?

Who We Are

Political Research Associates (PRA) is a social justice research and strategy center.

Over the past four decades, PRA has researched, monitored, and publicized the agenda and strategies of the U.S. and global Right, revealing the dangerous intersections of Christian nationalism, White nationalism, and patriarchy.

What We Do

We provide change-makers with strategic insights and actionable research in order to identify, disrupt, and compete with movements and institutions that undermine democracy, justice, and human rights.

PRA produces investigative reports, articles, and tools; publishes the peer-reviewed quarterly magazine The Public Eye; advises social justice movement organizers; and is the publisher of online outlet Religion Dispatches. Our core issue areas span reproductive justice, LGBTQ rights, racial and immigrant justice, civil liberties, and economic justice.

Our research analysts provide expert commentary and background analysis for local and national journalists and media outlets. We strategize directly with social justice movement organizers on security, on-the-ground strategy, and a vision for a more just future.

Our Vision

We envision a just and inclusive democratic society free from oppression and exploitation—a society in which supremacist and authoritarian forces no longer wield significant cultural or political power.


Photo of gray pickup truck with RW flags in bed with a mock up of a map of the US with blue data points layered on top on the left side of the image
PRA has developed an interactive map to identify 274 candidates in the 2022 midterm election cycle who represent a definable Electoral Far Right, the insurrectionist edge of American politics.
One year after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building, PRA hosted a briefing with our partners at Blueprint NC reflecting on how we got here, and where we might be headed.
A group of protesters illustrated.
Animated video explainers of PRA's work.
101: Dominionism
Dominionism is one of the most significant ideological forces in the U.S. This theological idea has been gathering strength for a half century and is transforming conservative evangelical Christianity into political movements that are driving politics.
101: Far-Right Sheriffs
Sheriffs offices are a key recruiting ground for far-right movements. This 101 breaks down the "who" and the "what" of far-right sheriffs with at-a-glance background information.
101: Anti-LGBTQ Organizing
Anti-LGBTQ advocacy is woven into nearly every sector of the contemporary U.S. Right. This 101 breaks down the "who" and the "what" of anti-LGBTQ organizing with at-a-glance background information.
To keep our movements safe, we all need to better understand who these paramilitaries are, what threats they pose, and what to do when they are present.
As the U.S. engages in a long overdue national conversation on law enforcement’s role in upholding White supremacy, PRA has mapped the significant influence of far-right and anti-immigrant networks on county sheriffs.
A resource listing the current pro-choice and reproductive justice elements of organized religion in the United States.

In conversation with our partners


Sign in front of building that reads "COMET" - Comet Ping Pong in Washington, D.C., which was the focal point of the Pizzagate conspiracy theory
Press Hit
After threats made against Pride events by far-right actors in Idaho and Arizona over the past few weeks, a group whose leader calls herself a “Christian fascist” and others with ties to white nationalist groups targeted a Pride event in Dallas.
Photos of Milo Yiannopoulos and Nick Fuentes, two White man, one with bleached blond hair (left) and sunglasses (right)
Press Hit
Last Sunday, as pro-choice supporters reacted to the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that will likely overturn Roe v. Wade, a series of videos shot in lower Manhattan went viral.
Abortion activists gather outside of the Basilica of St. Patricks Old Cathedral, a Catholic church in downtown Manhattan, on May 7, 2022, while anti-abortion activists and worshippers look on.
Press Hit
Since it has become clear that Roe v. Wade will be overturned, most of the commentary focused on the history of the law and the politics of the Supreme Court. But there is much more to the story.