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The American Conservative Union (ACU) was founded in 1964 to promote the principles of liberty and the strength of the Constitution. As the nation’s largest and strongest grassroots conservative organization, the ACU serves as the umbrella organization for conservatives in America. The ACU tracks a wide range of issues before Congress to determine which issues and votes serve as a dividing line to help separate those members of the U.S. House and Senate who protect liberty as conservatives and those who are truly liberal. Since 1971, the Congressional ratings have become the gold standard in holding every member of Congress accountable for their voting record by scoring some of the most important issues facing our nation. ACU is dedicated to supporting the efforts of courageous conservative leaders fighting for limited government, promoting prosperity and individual freedom, and defending traditional values. As a result, the ACU Ratings of Congress has throughout its 42 editions included a wide variety of issues covering votes on taxes, wasteful government spending, cultural issues, defense and foreign policy. Standing by voters around the nation, ACU is leading the way to encourage and help the next generation of conservative leaders, beginning at the state level. In 2011, ACU brought its commitment to conservative ideals to the states, by rating members in five legislatures. In 2012, ACU scored 15 states, as part of its five-year plan to bring ratings to all 50 states — scoring every legislature in every state, every session.

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Conservative conference will put 2016ers on the spot

Originally posted by Politico

Sean Hannity Joins Growing List of CPAC 2015 Participants

WASHINGTON DC – American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Matt Schlapp announced that Sean Hannity would be a part of the upcoming Conservative Political Action

ACUF Chairman Fiorina Confronts Valerie Jarrett; Tops DrudgeReport

Originally posted on The Weekly Standard

ACUF Chairman Carly Fiorina confronted President Obama’s top adviser, Valerie Jarrett, over the White House paying female

ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp Responds to the State of the Union

“For generations American presidents hoped to export US entrepreneurism to Cuba.  Instead President Obama is importing Castro economics into America,” says ACU’s Schlapp

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Find Out How Your Senators Voted on the Keystone XL Pipeline

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Originally posted by the Daily Signal

by Kate Scanlon

The Senate approved legislation on Thursday authorizing construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, despite threats

**MUST WATCH** The President Lied?

The CPAC team compiled a few of the times we have been misled as a country by the President in this new video:

 

Rick Santorum Invites You to CPAC 2015!

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Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union (ACU) is the oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization in the nation. For more than forty 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. As America's premier conservative voice, ACU is the leading entity in providing conservative positions on issues to Congress, the Executive Branch, State Legislatures, the media, political candidates, and the public. Read More

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