Published Date: 
Wed, 2014-02-12

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ACU’s Golden Anniversary: Getting It Right for 50 Years

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced that former Vice Presidential Candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will address CPAC 2014 – a celebration of 50 years of the ACU and America’s largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists.  CPACwill be held Thursday, March 6 – Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Washington, DC.

“We are pleased to again welcome Governor Sarah Palin to CPAC in March,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “Governor Palin electrified the crowd in 2013 and we are thrilled to welcome her back this year.”

Sarah Palin was the 2008 Vice Presidential Nominee and is the former Governor of Alaska. Governor Palin first made history on Dec. 4, 2006 when sworn in as the 11th and first female governor of Alaska. In August 2008, Senator John McCain selected Governor Palin to join him as his running mate in his historic presidential campaign. Governor Palin is the first woman to run on the Republican Party’s presidential ticket.

Since her vice presidential run and governorship, Sarah Palin has remained one of the leading conservative voices in the nation. Time Magazine has ranked her among the world’s most influential people. 

Governor Palin is a three time New York Times best selling Author. Palin serves as a contributor to FOX News and has a new show “Amazing America” on the Sportsman Channel. Governor Palin has consistently focused attention on dozens of national races that have changed the face of Congress and continues the fight to bring commonsense conservatives to public office.

CPAC will be held March 6-8, 2014 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, offering three days of blockbuster speeches, policy discussions and networking opportunities – all celebrating the shared principles of smaller government, a strong national defense and traditional American values. For additional information, visit our website at, on Facebook at, or on Twitter at @CPACnews and #CPAC2014. Media registration (including bloggers) is now open. 

For those who plan to cover the event, please click here to register. Note that the schedule has been announced, will be updated daily and is available on our CPAC 2014 website.

The American Conservative Union confirmed featured speakers include: Sens. Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz; Rep. Paul Ryan; Govs. Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum, and Chris Christie; Donald Trump; Dr. Ben Carson

Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union (ACU) is the oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization in the nation. For 50 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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