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July 31, 2013

Dear Member of Congress:

Sugar is the world’s most distorted commodity market.  More than 100 countries produce sugar and more than 100 countries subsidize its production, which exposes grocery shoppers and food makers to extreme price volatility.  Free-market reform is needed to bring more certainty and stability to the marketplace for consumers.

However, the United States alone cannot bring about such reform.  Heavily subsidized sugar exporters like Brazil, Thailand, Mexico, India, Guatemala, Colombia and Europe, which control about three-quarters of...

Published: July 30, 2013

Contact: Laura Rigas, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced Texas Governor Rick Perry as a featured speaker at the 2013 regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.

“I am pleased to welcome Texas Governor Rick Perry as a featured speaker for our 2013 regional CPAC in St. Louis,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “Governor Perry has led his...

For Immediate Release: July 26, 2013

Contact: Laura Keehner Rigas, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced its second annual ACU Ratings of the Colorado General Assembly, honoring the Centennial State’s true conservatives. The nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization began a new initiative to expand the highly touted ACU Congressional Ratings program to state legislatures, grading members on their votes on key conservative issues. The Colorado 2013 State...

Published: July 25, 2013

Contact: Laura Rigas, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) as a featured speaker at the 2013 regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.

“We are delighted to welcome Senator Lee as a featured speaker to our 2013 regional CPAC in St. Louis,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “Senator Lee delivered a powerful speech during CPAC 2013...

Published: July 23, 2013

Contact: Laura Rigas, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced Kansas Governor Sam Brownback as a featured speaker at the 2013 regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.

“We are thrilled to welcome Governor Brownback as a featured speaker to our 2013 regional CPAC in St. Louis,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “Governor Brownback is a strong...

Dear Senator,

On behalf of the American Conservative Union, I urge you to vote against cloture on the nomination of Fred Hochberg for another term as Chairman of the Export-Import Bank.  Despite the promises made at the time of the Bank’s reauthorization last year, Fred Hochberg has resisted every effort at reform and the Treasury Department has failed to fulfill the requirements of that authorization as well.

The agency’s own Inspector General has criticized the Export-Import’s Bank poor management and its concentration in airline subsidies, which have accounted for the vast...

For Immediate Release: July 9, 2013

Contact: Laura Keehner Rigas, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]

Earlier today, the American Action Forum issued a press release featuring a letter to all Congressional leadership encouraging them to place their own conservative imprint on the pending immigration legislation. The letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner is signed by American Action Forum President Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist and our own Chairman of the...

Published: July 2, 2013

Contact: Laura Rigas, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced a third round of featured speakers invited to appear at the 2013 regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in St. Louis, Missouri. Among the speakers invited to appear are:

The Honorable Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina The Honorable Kelly Ayotte, U.S. Senator (R-NH) The Honorable Roy Blunt, U.S. Senator (R-MO) The Honorable Dan Coats, U.S....

Released: June 24, 2013

Contact: Laura Rigas, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]

Washington, D.C. – Today conservative leaders announced their support for the Hoeven/Corker Amendment in the Senate and urge all conservative Senators to vote for the passage of this amendment today.

“We are a group of organizations advocating fiscal and social conservative ideals. We strongly believe that meaningful immigration reform is a priority and that all Americans will benefit from its passage. The signatories are...

June 19, 2013

Dear Member of Congress:

For years, we have advocated the need for a free market in sugar and believe that reform proposals put forth must not dismantle U.S. policy without first addressing the foreign subsidies that are grossly distorting world sugar prices.  Unilateral disarmament and increased dependence on foreign sugar suppliers cannot be the first step to achieving a fair and open market.

We urge Congress to consider a zero-for-zero strategy where U.S. trade officials aggressively target foreign market-distorting policies.  Once these subsidies are...

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