"We are concerned Americans from many races, religious beliefs, and national origins. Since we were founded on December 9, 1958, we have been men and women of good character, humane conscience, and religious ideals who have worked together to safeguard the Constitution. The John Birch Society is principled, coordinated, and effective activism. Members are locally organized into small chapters and follow a National Agenda. By working as one, members create great pressure and influence originates locally and is felt nationally."