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Jan 9, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced its second annual ACU Ratings of the Missouri General Assembly, honoring the Show-Me 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 Missouri 2013 State Legislative Ratings guide is now available online at conservative.org.

“On behalf of the American...

Jan 1, 2014

AS D.C. TURNS: 14 DATES TO WATCH IN 2014

By JAMES HOHMANN | 1/1/14 6:30 PM EST

Mark your calendars and buckle up: 2014 is an election year with control of the Senate, House and 36 governorships at stake.

A key enrollment deadline for President Barack Obama’s health law looms, as does a major Supreme Court ruling on its contraception coverage requirements. The battle for the soul of the GOP will intensify, while the economic recovery faces its own challenges. Oh, and ever hear of a thing called Fancy Farm?

Here are POLITICO’s top 14 dates to...

Dec 19, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced its second annual ACU Ratings of the California State Legislature, honoring the Golden 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 California 2013 State Legislative Ratings guide is now available online at conservative.org.

“On behalf of the American Conservative Union, I am pleased to...

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Dec 17, 2013


By Ralph Z. Hallow, The Washington Times

Monday, December 16, 2013

The American Conservative Union’s newly named executive director is setting an ambitious strategy, hoping to motivate and provide tools to conservatives that will help them reverse the growth of government, the mounting national debt and the spreading poverty he believes threaten the foundation of America’s freedoms.

“The very idea of America has not been in greater jeopardy since Woodrow Wilson was president,” said Dan Schneider, who left a...

Dec 12, 2013

American Conservative Union Tells Lawmakers to Vote Against Ryan Budget Deal

By Alex Pappas, The Daily Caller, 12/12/2013

The American Conservative Union is urging lawmakers to vote against the budget deal co-authored by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, according to a letter obtained by The Daily Caller.

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In his letter to chiefs of staff and legislative directors, Al Cardenas, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, argued the bill is “wrong on substance and wrong procedurally.” He lamented that it will be “voted on without debate over...

Dec 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Below is a statement from American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Al Cardenas on today's budget agreement:

 
"Conservatives prefer a wiser approach to cost cutting than the Sequester but appreciate the beginning of a more disciplined approach to spending. The solution is not to walk away from progress and add over $60 billion in spending over the next two years. We are not...

Dec 2, 2013

By Larry Hart, Director of Government Relations, American Conservative Union

It will be hard for those who have endured the relentless domestic agenda of the Obama Administration to imagine a place where they are the moderates.  Nevertheless, that is the case at the annual meetings of the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP for short.  The 19th such conference was held this November for two weeks in Warsaw, Poland.

The result was another cave-in by the “moderate” U.S. delegation to China and Marxist states such as Bolivia...

Nov 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced its second annual ACU Ratings of the Nevada General Assembly, honoring the Silver 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 Nevada 2013 State Legislative Ratings guide is now available online at conservative.org.

“On behalf of the American...

Nov 21, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced its first annual ACU Ratings of the Minnesota State Legislature, honoring the North Star 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 Minnesota 2013 State Legislative Ratings guide is now available online at conservative.org.

“On behalf of the...

Nov 20, 2013

WASHINGTON D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) announced today Dan Schneider has been selected to serve as its new Executive Director.  Schneider will be responsible for the management of the organization under the direction of ACU Chairman Al Cardenas.

“As ACU approaches our 50th anniversary, Dan Schneider joins us at an exciting time and we are fortunate to have his leadership,” stated Chairman Cardenas. “He has dedicated his career to supporting conservative ideals at the highest levels of government as well as leading...

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