Press Room

To arrange an interview, call 312/377-4000 and ask for Jim Lakely or send your request by email to After regular business hours, call 312/731-9364.

The Heartland Institute’s Communications Department is available to assist reporters, editors, producers, and bloggers looking for reliable and up-to-date commentary on stories about public policy. Our network of senior fellows, managing editors, and policy advisors encompasses more than 200 experts in all 50 states. Another 150-plus state elected officials serve on Heartland’s Legislative Forum and are often available to comment on pending legislation in their states.

If we don’t have an expert on staff or in our network who is knowledgeable about your issue, we can usually help you find someone quickly by tapping our extensive network of allies and friends.

If you have questions about The Heartland Institute itself, start out by visiting our “About” page, but also don’t hesitate to give us a call at 312/377-4000.

If you're looking for a policy expert, browse here or email Jim Lakely at