Bringing gold and silver back as America's Constitutional money

About Us

The Sound Money Defense League is focusing like a laser beam on restoring gold and silver to it's historic role as America's constitutional money. It is working at the state and federal level to:

  • Rally hundreds of thousands of concerned Americans to oppose the plans of the federal government and the central banks to debase the currency and devalue the purchasing power of American savers.
  • Work with allies in elective office to introduce legislation to support sound money policies, such as auditing the nation's gold reserves, auditing the nation's central bank monopoly (otherwise known as the Federal Reserve), removing taxation on gold and silver, and otherwise supporting the recognition of sound money, i.e. gold and silver, as legal tender.
  • Through aggressive legal and grassroots citizen action, expose and punish the global money managers running the Federal Reserve and the tax-and-spend politicians who undermine the U.S. dollar by supporting crushing debt, crony bailouts, and reckless money printing.

Stefan Gleason — Director

Gleason is director of the Sound Money Defense League as well as Money Metals Exchange, a national precious metals investment company and news service with over 600,000 readers and 400,000 paid customers.

Gleason currently leads marketing, publishing, and real estate companies as well.  Previously, Gleason served as Vice President of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation in Springfield, Virginia. Gleason is a graduate of the University of Florida with a BA degree in Political Science.

Gleason has frequently appeared on national television shows and networks such as Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor and Special Report with Brit Hume, CNBC's Closing Bell, Christian Broadcasting Network, CNN, and C-SPAN's Washington Journal. He has frequently been interviewed on national radio shows such as the Lars Larson Show, Michael Reagan Show, G. Gordon Liddy Show, and Ken Hamblin Show.

Gleason's articles and expert comments have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Detroit News, Washington Times, and National Review, among thousands of other national, state, and local newspapers, wire services, and Internet sites.

A seasoned business leader, investor, political strategist, and grassroots activist, Gleason is also a graduate of the University of Florida with a B.A. degree in Political Science.

Jp Cortez — Policy Director

Jp Cortez is the Policy Director for the Sound Money Defense League, a non-partisan, national public policy organization working to restore sound money on the state and federal level.

With a background in Austrian economics, Cortez crafts policy, testifies at legislative hearings, and is regularly invited to speak at events on sound money, constitutional issues, monetary policy, and state policy.

Cortez’s articles and analysis have appeared in the Washington Examiner, Huffington Post, Mises Institute, Foundation for Economic Education, and more, as well as appearing on podcasts and national radio shows. He is also the author of the Sound Money Index, the first index of its kind, ranking all 50 states using twelve indicators to determine which states offer the most pro-sound money environment in the country.

Cortez earned his B.A. in Political Science at Auburn University.