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Larry Beasley

Larry Beasley became President and CEO of The Washington Times (TWT) in October 2012 just after the company celebrated its 30th anniversary.  Mr. Beasley joined

The Hon. Bob Beauprez

Treasurer

The Honorable Bob Beauprez is a former member of the House of Representatives, where he represented Colorado’s 7th district and served on the House Ways and

Kimberly Bellissimo

At-Large

Kimberly Bellissimo, President and CEO of ForthRight Strategy, a direct mail marketing firm for nonprofit advocacy groups, charities, PACs as well as candidates running for

Morton C. Blackwell

Morton Blackwell is President of the Leadership Institute, which he founded in 1979.  He has served as the National Committeeman of the Republican Party of

The Hon. John R. Bolton

The Honorable John Bolton was appointed as U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations on August 1, 2005 and served until his resignation in December

José Cárdenas

Mr. José R. Cárdenas has nearly thirty years of experience in the Washington political process and inter-American relations. He has served in senior positions in

The Hon. Ron Christie

Ron Christie is an American government relations expert and Republican political strategist. From 2001 – 2004 he served as Deputy Assistant to Vice President Cheney

Muriel Coleman

Muriel Coleman is a lifelong Madison, Wisconsin resident and conservative activist. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, she was the first female state chairman of

Kellyanne Conway

Kellyanne Elizabeth Conway is Founder and President of the polling company, inc./WomanTrend a privately-held, woman-owned corporation founded in 1995. The firm is headquartered in Washington,

The Hon. Tom DeLay

Tom DeLay graduated from the University of Houston in 1970 with a BS degree in biology and immediately went to work in the pest control

John Eddy

John is an operations expert, with decades of experience in grassroots marketing, political strategy and media communications and finance.  In addition to his role with

The Hon. Luis Fortuno

The Honorable Luis Fortuno is the former Governor of Puerto Rico. He is also a partner in the Washington office of Steptoe & Johnson, where

Amy Noone Frederick

Secretary

Amy Noone Frederick is President of the 60 Plus Association and represents the interests of senior citizens nationally, with a focus on healthcare, energy, and

Charlie Gerow

1st Vice Chair

Charlie Gerow serves on the Board of Directors of the ACU . Charlie is CEO of Quantum Communications, a public relations and issue advocacy firm. Recently named

Alan M. Gottlieb

Alan Gottlieb is Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, serves on the

The Hon. Van D. Hipp, Jr.

The Honorable Van Hipp Jr. is Chairman of American Defense International, Inc. (ADI), a Washington, D.C. based consulting firm specializing in government affairs, business development and public

Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser

Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser is the president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD), a think tank dedicated to protecting American national

James V. Lacy

James V. Lacy is a frequent guest on Fox News Channel’s “Varney and Company” and is author of “Taxifornia: Liberal’s Laboratory to Bankrupt America.”

Michael R. Long

Michael R. Long is a small businessman in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and is currently Chairman of the New York State Conservative Party. He began his political

Ed McFadden

Carolyn D. Meadows

2nd Vice Chair

Carolyn Meadows is a member of The ACU and The ACUF Boards, Benefactor and  Board of Directors member of the National Rifle Association and serves on

Grover G. Norquist

Grover G. Norquist, a native of Massachusetts, has been one of most effective issues management strategists in Washington for three decades.

Mr. Norquist is president of

Becky Norton Dunlop

Becky Norton Dunlop  is Vice President for External Relations at The Heritage Foundation. Dunlop served as a senior official in the Reagan White House and

Ron Robinson

Ron Robinson has served as Young America’s Foundation’s president for more than three decades. Time magazine wrote that Young America’s “Foundation—run by a former Reagan Administration advisor, Ron

Mike Rose

Mike Rose has an extensive record of managing Republican political campaigns and supporting voter advocacy initiatives. Since he began his professional career in Idaho, working

Ned Ryun

Ned Ryun is the founder and CEO of Voter Gravity, a map and mobile-based voter contact technology that turns data into votes. A former writer for

Peter Samuelson

Peter is a graduate of Yale Law School and a former management consultant with McKinsey & Company. He developed the idea for LRAP Association while

The Hon. Matt Schlapp

Chairman, ACU

On June 19, 2014 the board of the American Conservative Union unanimously voted to elect Matt Schlapp as the ninth Chairman of the nation’s oldest

Fred L. Smith, Jr.

Fred L. Smith, Jr. is President and Founder of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free market public policy group established in 1984. Mr. Smith combines

Matt Smith

Matt Smith is the president of Catholic Advocate, a leading grassroots organization he co-founded in Washington, D.C. to engage and encourage faithful Catholics to actively

Thomas S. Winter

Executive Committee Member

Thomas Winter has for more than four decades been the guiding force behind Human Events, the national conservative weekly that was Ronald Reagan’s favorite publication. He became the Edi­tor

Edward Yevoli

Ed Yevoli holds a BA and a JD from the University of Notre Dame (’90 and ’93), and an LL.M. in taxation from the University

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Real Patent Reform Should Strengthen Property Rights, Not Weaken Them
"Preserving America’s spirit of invention and the dynamism of our economy requires the constant vigilance Reagan called for..." [read more]
- Carly Fiorina

Patent Reform Comes At The Expense of Entrepreneurship And The American Worker
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- Rick Santorum

Cruz opposes PATENT Act in Senate Judiciary Committee
“We have in our economy I think a particular obligation to protect innovators. To protect the little guy who is inventing the next great invention that will transform the world that we don’t know what it is we don’t understand where it might be going and yet it represents a threat to the status quo. A threat to the giant corporations of today because they are in their garage starting the company that will become the giant corporation of tomorrow.”
- Sen. Ted Cruz

Congress should protect patent system, not weaken it
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- Rep. Thomas Massie

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