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The General Assembly wrapped up its 2013 business, officially, April 3, at the conclusion of the “Veto” session. Since then, a flurry of scorecards have been released by several organizations, including the Family Foundation’s late last week. Usually released throughout the year to coincide with fundraising galas, elections or other events, many organizations this year dropped their ratings in advance of the Republican Convention this weekend and the June Democrat primary. Today, the American Conservative Union released its third annual Virginia General Assembly Scorecard (click here for...

For Immediate Release: May 15, 2013

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced its third annual ACU Ratings of the Virginia General Assembly, honoring the Old Dominion’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 Virginia 2013 State Legislative Ratings guide is...

The Heritage Foundation on Monday released a report designed to kill immigration reform. A few days later, nearly 30 leaders, hailing from the core of the conservative movement—think tanks, faith groups, political and advocacy organizations—signed a public letter backing the congressional process. Which got more notice?

For Immediate Release: May 8, 2013

“President Obama and the liberals in the Senate have planned for a long time to use executive power and push legislation that would legalize those immigrants here illegally quickly with no border security, no interior security, and no reform of our legal immigration process.  Given President Obama's history of executive action, simply opposing immigration reform should not be the conservative response to this problem.  We believe conservatives should be leading the way on this issue by supporting legislation that upholds...

WASHINGTON — More than two dozen conservative leaders have signed on to a statement supporting action to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws and calling legislation pending in the Senate an “important starting point.”

In a statement being released Thursday, the officials say: “Simply opposing immigration reform should not be the conservative response to this problem. We believe conservatives should be leading the way on this issue by supporting legislation that upholds conservative principles.”

For Immediate Release: May 9, 2013

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

American Conservative Union Announces One America News as the Cable News Partner for CPAC 2014

America’s Future: The Next Generation of Conservatives

New Challenges, Timeless Principles

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the American Conservative Union (ACU) announced that One America News...

For Immediate Release: May 8, 2013

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced that the legendary Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is once again going back on the road this fall, partnering with the Show-Me Institute and nationally syndicated radio host Dana Loesch and St. Louis’ NewsTalk 97.1 (KFTK) to host the 2013 regional CPAC in St. Louis, Missouri. Scheduled for Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the St....

To view the CPAC 2013 Media Impact Statement, please click here. The ACU would like to thank all media who covered CPAC 2013.

Support Free Speech: Reject the Wyden/Murkowski Campaign Finance Bill

 

For Immediate Release: May 07, 2013

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

Washington, D.C. -- Today the American Conservative Union (ACU) sent a letter from Chairman Al Cardenas and other conservative leaders to members of Congress and their staff asking that the Senate reject S. 791 -- the Wyden/Murkowski campaign finance bill -- known as the "Follow The Money Act."

"This bill is yet another attempt to use the subterfuge of campaign finance reform to suppress free political speech and...

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