ACU ANNOUNCES FEATURED PANEL AT CPAC ST. LOUIS: “IS THERE A CONSERVATIVE POSITION ON IMMIGRATION REFORM?”

Published: September 23, 2013

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced a featured panel entitled Is There a Conservative Position on Immigration Reform?” at the 2013 regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. The panel will take place at 2:15 p.m.“Conservatives support immigration reform which spurs economic growth, protects families, promotes patriotic assimilation of immigrants and secures our borders,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “But, we have seen that unless Congress acts, President Obama will continue to rule by executive fiat and make our dysfunctional system worse. We look forward to hearing these speaker’s varied opinions at CPAC St. Louis on how to best approach immigration reform from a conservative perspective.”

Featured speakers include:

Guy Benson, Political Editor, Townhall.com

Helen Krieble, Founder and President, The Vernon K. Krieble Foundation

Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform

The Honorable Eric Schmitt, Missouri State Senator

Moderator: Helen Aguirre Ferré, Host,“Zona Politica,” Univision

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 before Wednesday, September 25.

Confirmed speakers include: Confirmed speakers include: Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Texas Governor Rick Perry, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX), U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), U.S. Representative Jason Smith (R-MO), U.S. Representative Ann Wagner (R-MO), Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory, Heartland institute President Joe Bast, How Money Walks Author Travis Brown, ACU Chairman Al Cardenas, America’s Way Back: Reclaiming Freedom, Tradition, and Constitution Author Dr. Donald J. Devine, GOPAC Chairman Frank Donatelli, Competitive Enterprise Institute Director Myron Ebell, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, Friess Family Foundation Founder Foster Friess, Editorial Page Editor of The Washington Times and immediate past NRA President David Keene, Freedom Alliance Founder Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, USMC (Ret.), Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin, Libertarian Party Chairman Geoffrey Neale, Americans for Tax Reform Founder and President Grover Norquist, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), College Republicans National Committee National Chair Alex Smith, The Washington Times Editor and Vice President for Content and Business Development John Solomon, and Show-Me Institute Executive Director Brenda Talent.

Confirmed “10 Under 40” conservative leaders: Indiana State Senator Carlin Yoder, Wisconsin Representative Tyler August, Missouri Representative Eric Burlison, Texas Representative Stefani Carter, Missouri Representative Paul Curtman, Missouri Representative Casey Guernsey, Oklahoma Representative Elise Hall, Michigan Representative Tom Leonard, Colorado Representative Clarice Navarro-Ratzlaff, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 18th District Supervisor Deanna Alexander.

For the full current schedule, please visit: conservative.org/cpac/stlouis and click on “program.”

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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