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Erick Erickon, editor-in-chief of Red State, moderated a debate on American sugar policy featuring ACU's Director of Government Relations Larry Hart. This particular debate is in conjunction with the American Sugar Alliance.

You can access it on the RedState site here.

You can also view directly on YouTube if that is preferred.

June 7, 2013

By: Al Cardenas

As farm bill negotiations get underway, the rhetoric surrounding our nation’s sugar policy is again approaching a decibel level that likely will be rivaled only by this summer’s East Coast cicada bugfest. It’s ironic, given that we were debating this same issue during a similar insect invasion 17 years ago.

Currently composed of protective tariffs and other market-manipulating policies, America’s sugar program is without question in need of reform. What’s the best, most effective way to quash this issue once and for all and achieve the...

May 31, 2013

By: Al Cardenas

A recent survey -- taken prior to revelations about IRS misconduct and commissioned by the American Conservative Union -- showed that a majority of Americans have become increasingly concerned about their free speech and privacy rights.

Americans since the founding of our Republic, have placed the protection of our personal freedoms and right to privacy above all else. We have been rightfully alarmed over the past months as we have watched the federal government intrude into the private lives of its citizens.

Whether its members of...

May 30, 2013

By: Al Cardenas

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently apologized for flagging 75 conservative groups that used terms such as “tea party” or “patriot” in their filings. With this in mind, how good do you feel about giving the agency more power? If some in the Obama administration have their way, the IRS will be taking even more control over your tax returns.

Under a so-called return-free system, the IRS would send you a pre-filled tax return. You would either accept the IRS’s determination and enclose a check or receive a refund, or file your own...

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently apologized for flagging 75 conservative groups that used terms such as “tea party” or “patriot” in their filings. With this in mind, how good do you feel about giving the agency more power? If some in the Obama administration have their way, the IRS will be taking even more control over your tax returns.

 

Here is the email Foster Friess sent to all 50 Governors encouraging them to help fellow Governor Mary Fallin deal with Moore, Oklahoma tornado...

Dear Governor,

Foster hopes you will participate in his and Lynn's $1 million challenge grant to help fellow Governor Mary Fallin address the needs of her Moore, Oklahoma friends and neighbors.

After visiting Moore last week, Foster joined Neil Cavuto on Fox News last Thursday to announce his challenge to all 50 Governors. He and his wife Lynn are asking them to "put on their hat as private citizens" and...

Published: May 22, 2013

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

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

The Honorable Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin The Honorable Susana Martinez, Governor of New Mexico The Honorable Mike Pence, Governor of Indiana The Honorable Sam Brownback,...

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?

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