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...

"The American Conservative Union applauds the United States Senators who boldly voted to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act. The Marketplace Fairness Act ensures government gets out of the way and allows small businesses to compete on a level playing field that stimulates fiscal growth.  The next step in guaranteeing a sustainable free-market economy would be a passage in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as encouraging any states which adopt this tax to lower the overall sales taxes."


“The American Conservative Union applauds Missouri Senators Rob Schaaf, Mike Parson, Doug Libla and Wayne Wallingford who for several hours last night bravely fought to stop a tax increase which would prop up government-mandated monopolies. SB 207 does not guarantee any additional services to customers and at a time when residents are counting every penny, taxing Missouri households additional hundreds of dollars per year simply adds insult to injury.”

As an attendee at this weekend’s White House Correspondents Dinner, it struck me that I agree with the president. At least on one issue. Rapper Jay-Z’s recent decision to visit Cuba is a problem. Jay-Z and wife Beyoncé traveled to Cuba to celebrate (in their words) their fifth wedding anniversary in spite of a U.S. tourist ban.  Many of my friends on the right ask: “Why can’t Americans travel to any country they wish to? Why can we go as tourists to China but not Cuba?”