September 17, 2013

Published: September 18, 2013

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

America’s Future: The Next Generation of Conservatives

New Challenges, Timeless Principles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced a featured panel entitled “The Real War Between the States: How Americans Are Changing Zip Codes for Good Tax Codes,” at the 2013 regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. The panel will take place at 11:45 a.m.

“Despite the temporary victory of liberal ideology over economic growth in Missouri, tax policy has become a critical battleground in the fight to bring new jobs to states in the Midwest and across the country,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “We look forward to hearing from this panel of experts at CPAC St. Louis, led by Travis H. Brown, about pro-growth tax policy and what citizens can do to fight for it in their states.”

Featured speakers include:

Ted Dabrowski, Vice President of Policy, Illinois Policy Institute

Patrick Ishmael, Policy Analyst, Show-Me Institute

The Honorable Larry Parman, Oklahoma Secretary of State

Jonathan Williams, Director, Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force, American Legislative Exchange Council

Moderator: Travis H. Brown, Author, How Money Walks

In conjunction with our partners The Show-Me Institute, FM NewsTalk 97.1 and radio host Dana Loesch, 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: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Board Supervisor Deanna Alexander, Wisconsin Representative Tyler August, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Missouri Representative Eric Burlison, ACU Chairman Al Cardenas, Texas Representative Stefani Carter, U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), Missouri Representative Paul Curtman, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, Missouri Representative Casey Guernsey, Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory, Oklahoma Representative Elise Hall, former NRA President and ACU Chairman David Keene, U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), Michigan Representative Tom Leonard, radio host Dana Loesch, U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin, Clarice Navarro-Ratzlaff, Americans for Tax Reform Founder and President Grover Norquist, 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 Ted Cruz (R-TX) and U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX).  For a complete list, visit: conservative.org/cpac/stlouis. 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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