August 5, 2013
Published: August 6, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin as a featured speaker at the 2013 regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.
“A crowd favorite at CPAC 2013, we are very excited that Jenny Beth Martin is returning to the CPAC stage in St. Louis,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “Jenny Beth and the Tea Party Patriots have been a driving force in pushing leaders in Washington to return to the principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free market policies.”
Jenny Beth Martin is co-founder and national coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots, the nation’s largest tea party organization with more than 3,500 locally affiliated groups nationwide. She was named number 15 in TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential Leaders in 2010 and recently co-authored the book Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution.
CPAC St. Louis will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the St. Charles Convention Center. It will provide 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. For additional information, visit our website at conservative.org/cpac/stlouis, on Facebook at facebook.com/CPACNews, or on Twitter at @cpacnews and #CPACSTL. Media registration (including bloggers) will open on September 3, 2013.
Confirmed speakers include: U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, ACU Chairman Al Cardenas, U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), Texas Governor Rick Perry, U.S. Representative Jason Smith (R-MO), and U.S. Representative Ann Wagner (R-MO). Invited speakers include: Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, Former Governor Mike Huckabee, NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KS), and U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). For a complete list, visit: conservative.org/cpac/stlouis. Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming weeks.
ACU has proudly hosted CPAC – the nation’s largest gathering of conservatives – every year since 1973 in Washington, D.C. And now with an additional regional edition each year, CPAC educates and energizes thousands of attendees, featuring all of the leading conservative organizations and speakers who drive conservative thought in the nation.
Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union (ACU) is the oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization in the nation. For almost fifty years, ACU has served as an umbrella organization harnessing the collective strength of conservative organizations fighting for Americans who are concerned with liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values, and strong national defense. ACU defines conservatism, grows conservatism, and wins for conservatism.
ACU Chairman, Matt Schlapp, appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball with host Chris Matthews.
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