FEATURED PANEL AT CPAC ST. LOUIS: CAN SOCIAL CONSERVATIVES AND LIBERTARIANS EVER GET ALONG?

September 4, 2013

Published: September 5, 2013

Contact: Laura Rigas, (202) 347-9388, lrigas@conservative.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced a featured panel entitled “Can Social Conservatives and Libertarians Ever Get Along?” at the 2013 regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. The panel will take place at 10:15 a.m.

“At a time when President Obama is leading the country off the economic, social, and foreign policy ‘cliff,’ I am confident that libertarians and social conservatives can find enough common ground to save the United States of America,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “This no-doubt lively panel at CPAC St. Louis will explore similarities and differences between conservatives and libertarians and the future of both movements.”

Featured speakers include:

Matthew Spalding, Ph.D., Vice President, American Studies and Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, The Heritage Foundation

Geoffrey Neale, Chairman, Libertarian Party

Douglas Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Moderator: Tom Minnery, Executive Director, CitizenLink

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), 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. Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX), and Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory.  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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