September 13, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) announced today that Senator Marco Rubio of Florida will deliver the opening keynote address at CPAC Colorado in Denver where, the night before, the first Presidential debate of this cycle will take place only minutes away.
CPAC Colorado serves as the second in a series of regional conferences in 2012, designed to to mobilize Mountain West conservatives while highlighting conservative stars and issues in the region.
“My friend Marco Rubio has quickly become one of our nation’s most prominent conservative leaders. I am proud that he has agreed to open CPAC Colorado, a pivotal gathering of conservatives from across the nation as it falls on the heels of an inspiring Republican National Convention and exactly one month before one of the most crucial elections in our nation’s history,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “Senator Rubio’s participation will serve as motivation to CPAC attendees and conservatives across the country to take action and get involved in these final 60 days.”
The ACU is teaming up with CitizenLink, The Heritage Foundation, Independence Institute, and the Common Sense Policy Roundtable to bring national and regional leaders together with local grassroots activists for a day of blockbuster speeches, policy discussions and networking opportunities — all celebrating the shared principles of smaller government, a strong national defense and traditional values. Featured speakers for CPAC Colorado include Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, business leader and ACU Board member Carly Fiorina, American Spectator Senior Editor John Fund, National Rifle Association President and ACU Board member David Keene, U.S. Representative Doug Lamborn (R-CO), syndicated talk radio host Dana Loesch, and others.
Other invited speakers include: Glenn Beck, Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño, Hugh Hewitt, Laura Ingraham, Peggy Noonan, Chuck Norris, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, former Massachusetts Governor and GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney, U.S. Representative Paul Ryan, and many others.
Registration is currently open and advance rates are available only until September 30. A 20% discount is available for all active and retired military personnel with promo code VETERAN. For additional information, visit conservative.org.
The American Conservative Union is America’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization and was founded in 1964. The ACU has hosted CPAC in the Nation’s Capital since 1973. To register for CPAC Colorado, receive more information on this exciting event or learn more about the American Conservative Union, please visit conservative.org.
“While I am relieved to hear about the release of Alan Gross, President Obama’s actions today fail to stand up for true democratic reforms in Cuba. Today President Obama insulted and betrayed the Cuban freedom fighters who fled Cuba with just the shirt on their backs. My father-in-law, now in the winter of a heroic man’s life, deserves the peace of mind knowing that America will always stand for human rights and human dignity.”
“President Obama apparently learned two things from the recent elections: circumvent Congress and blame Republicans,” said Schlapp. “Hagel’s firing comes directly after the irresponsible executive order on immigration last week.”
President Obama’s Executive Order is like a royal decree giving legal status to millions of people who came here and reside here illegally. The president is showing utter contempt for the American voter, the Constitution, the separation of powers and all those who follow the law.
“We are honored to announce that conservative talk radio powerhouse Mark Levin, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and ACU Foundation Chairman Carly Fiorina will deliver remarks at CPAC 2015,” said ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp. “These three conservative leaders reflect our desire to ensure that CPAC 2015 represents conservative policies that highlight the importance of free markets, national security, and traditional cultural standards.”
Over the weekend, American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Matt Schlapp and his wife Mercy, who was a spokesperson for President George W. Bush, appeared on FOX News’ Huckabee, where they spoke about their family’s history dealing with the Castro brothers in Cuba. Their story serves as a reminder to all of us that the freedoms we enjoy are often the result of individuals who have suffered, fighting for those freedoms in the first place.
Some of our favorite student activists at Hillsdale College’s Young Americans for Freedom are clearly ready for the holidays. But they aren’t asking Santa for gifts. They’re asking President Reagan to make their CPAC dreams come true! Watch their awesome submission for The Road to CPAC here:
Well, the U.S. Postal Service might not be able to deliver it! Instead of using valuable taxpayer dollars to fix the problems with mail delivery, they’re busy spending it on costly projects with other companies, like Amazon.