September 9, 2013
Published: September 10, 2013
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory as a featured speaker at the 2013 regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, September 28, 2013.
Click here to watch Senator Guillory’s viral video, with almost one million hits, entitled “Why I am a Republican” where he explained the reasons for his switch in party affiliation.
“Senator Elbert Guillory became an internet sensation after bravely voicing his disapproval of the progressive agenda and their policies that consequently impair success in the United States,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “I look forward to welcoming Senator Guillory to St. Louis as a first-time speaker at CPAC and hearing his remarks about his vision for the future of America.”
Sen. Guillory was first elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 2007 as a Democrat. From there he was elected to the Louisiana State Senate in 2009, and changed his party affiliation to Republican in 2013. Since his party change, Sen. Guillory became the first Black Republican to serve in the Louisiana State Senate since Reconstruction.
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. At regional CPACs, ACU highlights conservative leaders from the area and energizes and trains grassroots activists. 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) is now open. For those who plan to cover the event, please request credentials at https://www.eventbrite.com/event/7805886617.
Confirmed speakers include: U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, ACU Chairman Al Cardenas, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory, U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), radio host Dana Loesch, U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin, Texas Governor Rick Perry, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), U.S. Representative Jason Smith (R-MO), and U.S. Representative Ann Wagner (R-MO). Invited speakers include: Host of Univision’s “Zona Politica,” Helen Aguirre-Ferre, U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX). For a complete list, visit: conservative.org/cpac/stlouis.
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.
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