About Us

We believe in:

  • individual rights;
  • free markets;
  • and limited governments.

We believe that the federal government has grown far beyond its constitutional authority. It taxes and spends too much of the people’s money, and what it doesn’t take it tries to control through regulations. We believe that it is once again time to stand up for freedom and to put government back inside its constitutional limits.


Let’s face it: the believers in more and bigger government are in power in Congress and the Administration. They are aided by the special interests seeking handouts (of the people’s money) that have taken over Washington—environmental pressure groups, big business, labor unions, government workers, lawyers, and lobbyists.

The goal of Americans for Competitive Enterprise is to create a gathering of grassroots activists and make their voices heard above the special interests and big government advocates.


Americans for Competitive Enterprise was founded in 2009 by a group of political activists and policy experts at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a non-partisan, non-profit free market think tank with 25 years of experience in Washington, DC. Coley Jackson is President of Americans for Competitive Enterprise and bring nearly 20 years of political organizing background to ACE. Myron Ebell, director of energy and global warming policy at CEI, is Exectuive Director of Americans for Competitive Enterprise. As Americans for Competitive Enterprise grows, so will our staff, but we will remain a grassroots movement.

The Americans for Competitive Enterprise Team
Coley Jackson, President
Myron Ebell, Executive Director
Al Canata, Treasurer

Questions?  Contact Al Canata at 202-331-2280.