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Since its founding in 1979, PRI has remained steadfast to the vision of a free and civil society where individuals can achieve their full potential. Put simply, public policy is too important to be left just to the experts. Individuals are the real decision makers when it comes to their schools, health care, and environment. PRI reinforces this ideal by providing you with the information, inspiration, and opportunity to make decisions about the daily issues that matter most to you. The Institute’s activities include publications, events, media commentary, legislative testimony, and community outreach.


The mission of the Pacific Research Institute (PRI) is to champion freedom, opportunity, and personal responsibility for all individuals by advancing free-market policy solutions.

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2004 Roe Award presented to Sally Pipes (CEO)

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Sacramento Office
2110 K Street, Suite 28
Sacramento, CA 95816

Pasadena Office
680 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107

San Francisco Office
101 Montgomery Street, Suite 1300
San Fransisco, CA 94104


Next Round is a weekly podcast exploring California politics from the free market perspective of the Pacific Research Institute. Episodes feature elected officials, media commentators, and policy leaders to break down the Golden State’s top policy debates and discuss how market-based reforms can improve quality of life. Subscribe on Stitcher, iHeartRadio, or Spotify.

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