About The Conservative Era


When Americans embrace the values of hope, opportunity, and happiness, America and its citizens flourish. President Ronald Reagan said in his farewell speech to the nation, “As long as we remember our first principles and believe in ourselves, the future will always be ours….” He noted that he left the “shining city upon a hill” (which is America) as more prosperous and happier than he found it.

While Reagan made the city stronger and freer, we’ve managed to take the fork in the road that has led us in another direction over the last 40 years.

In August 2022, the Morning Consult noted that those who identified as liberal the last few years were curtailing significantly. Still, the decline in those who say they were liberal hasn’t resulted in sustainable election results for conservatives. Most Americans agree that the country is headed in the wrong direction but continue voting for those whose policy results they don’t agree with.

Why is this happening?

Discovering the answer to that question and mobilizing Americans is what The Conservative Era is all about.

At The Conservative Era, we don’t just inform voters about the issues of the day and their relationship to conservative thought. What we do at our core is weave together the threads that bind the conservative movement together to create an influential and persuasive conservative era for today and tomorrow.

Our vision is to drive a new and ongoing era of America’s conservative national identity that empowers every American to realize their God-given talents and use their skills and abilities to fulfill America’s potential. We do this through four ways:

R: Research the issues
A: Analysis of the political environment
R: Report and contrast
E: Educate voters to help make informed decisions and engage with them to connect conservatives ready to act with political candidates, grassroots organizations, and other groups relevant to their passions.

We seek to inspire, educate, and inform about conservatism and mobilize change for America by asking:

  • Why is conservatism a better governmental philosophy?
  • What are conservatism’s roots in American history, and how does it apply to today?
  • How do they contrast with modern political thought?

We want to see every American discover the principles of conservatism to unleash their potential and realize the hope of America and their personal lives.

About Don Purdum

Don Purdum is a conservative political analyst, consultant, and messaging strategist. He has worked on numerous conservative Republican congressional campaigns as both a campaign manager and messaging consultant. He is a veteran of the United States Navy and a former Chaplain Candidate in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. Don holds a master’s degree in Political Management from the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University.

In 2018, Don ran for local office and won with over 70% of the total vote. As the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, he was responsible for leading the board, correcting a bloated local government, and restoring it to the community after years of self-serving neglect by previous leaders.

Everything Don writes, says, and does is driven by one point of view. When practiced properly, conservatism is the only political philosophy that advances hope, opportunity, and happiness.

You can contact Don by email at don@conservativeera.com