ACU EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DANIEL SCHNEIDER KICKS OFF CPAC 2014
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Washington, D.C. – Today, Daniel Schneider, the Executive Director of the American Conservative Union (ACU), opened up CPAC 2014. The first of many speakers throughout the premiere annual conservative summit, Schneider welcomed conservative visitors from around the country.
Addressing a crowd of excited conservative activists, Schneider said, “Welcome to the 41st Annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Over the next few days you will hear from a variety of great speakers and panelists on a diverse set of topics. I want to give a special thanks to our presenting sponsors: the National Rifle Association, One America News Network, Tea Party Patriots, Townhall Media/Regenry Publishing, and the Washington Times. This conference will be a success if you have an opportunity to interact with our speakers and take the time to attend our panel discussions. Thank you for joining us this morning as we kick off CPAC 2014."
Dan Schneider serves as Executive Director of the American Conservative Union (ACU), America’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization. He has dedicated his career to supporting conservative ideals at the highest levels of government as well as leading grassroots advocacy on the most important issues in the conservative movement.
Dan has a long and distinguished career in public policy, starting with his job as chief of staff to conservative stalwart former Congressman Jim Ryun (R-KS). He was then recruited into the U.S. Department of Labor as White House Liaison under Secretary Elaine L. Chao in the first term of the George W. Bush administration, and served in both the White House and at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as an acting assistant secretary. Most recently, Dan advised U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on the selection of conservative candidates for federal board positions. He is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, an Eagle Scout, a former board member of Americans United for Life and served two faith-based missions in the Peoples’ Republic of China.
Dan and his wife of 20 years, Gisella, have three boys and live in Virginia.
CPAC is taking place 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.
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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.
Presenting Sponsors: One America News Network, Tea Party Patriots, Townhall Media/Regnery Publishing, The Washington Times
Associate Sponsors: Koch Industries, Persecuted, The Movie
Supporting Sponsors: Altria, CitizenLink, The Heritage Foundation, How Money Walks, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Liberty Alliance/Inbox First, The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Motion Picture Association of America, National Review, Red Alert Politics, Tea Party News Network
Contributing Sponsors: The Blaze, Citizens United, Leadership Institute, National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, Red Card Solution
Participating Sponsors: 60 Plus Association, Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists, Sportsman Channel's Original Series Amazing America with Sarah Palin, America the movie, The American Petroleum Institute, Tradition, Family, Property, Americans for Prosperity, Americans for Tax Reform, Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, BigDawg Music Radio, Christians United for Israel, College Republican National Committee, Competitive Enterprise Institute , Convert! Integrated Marketing, Eagle Forum, Eberle Associates, Inc., Empower Action Group, Fabrizio Lee, Facebook, Freedom Alliance, Gravis Marketing, GW's Graduate School of Political Management, IJ Review, Justice Fellowship, Let Freedom Ring, Policy Issues Institute, 1260 WRC AM - Intelligent Talk Radio, TMA Direct, Turning Point USA, UNFAIR, Young America's Foundation