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 its 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 — Chairman

Stefan Gleason Portrait

Gleason is chairman of the Sound Money Defense League as well as president of 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 — Executive Director

JP Cortez Portrait

Jp Cortez is the Executive Director of the Sound Money Defense League, a nationally renowned policy group known for its fervent commitment to advocating for a stable and constitutional monetary system.

With a passion for Austrian economics and a deep understanding of monetary history, Cortez has become a leading voice in the movement to restore sound money to its rightful place in society.

A graduate of Auburn University, Cortez's journey into the world of monetary policy began with his recognition of the importance of sound money in preserving individual liberty and long-term economic prosperity. He has since channeled his knowledge and enthusiasm into promoting awareness about the inherent risks of fiat currency and the benefits of returning to a sound monetary system.

Under Jp Cortez's leadership, the Sound Money Defense League has flourished, striving to engage the public, policymakers, and grassroots organizations in meaningful discussions about money, monetary policy, and the U.S. Constitution. His dedication to fostering open dialogue and his unyielding belief in the power of sound money has galvanized a growing community of supporters. 

Cortez's strategic acumen shines through his initiatives to champion the role of stable monies in an era of increasingly volatile currencies. With legislative victories in more than a dozen states since 2018, his work encompasses grassroots advocacy, educational campaigns, and collaborative endeavors with like-minded organizations, all aimed at fostering a broader understanding of the vital link between sound money and individual liberty. 

His articles and analysis have appeared in Reuters, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Newsweek, Washington Examiner, and more. He is also the lead author of the Sound Money Indexan annual report that ranks all 50 states to determine which states offer the most pro-sound money environment in the country.

When he's not promoting sound money, Jp enjoys backpacking, live music, and Mets baseball. He lives in Charlotte, NC, with his dog, Jackson.