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Nov 15, 2013

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

“On behalf of the...

Published: November 5, 2013

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced its third annual ACU Ratings of the Florida Legislature, honoring the Sunshine 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 Florida 2013 State...

Published: November 5, 2013

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

WASHINGTON, D.C.— American Principles in Action and the American Conservative Union, along with more than fifteen conservative leaders, released a statement today regarding the upcoming immigration debate. The statement reads in full:

“America needs immigration reform. With over 76 million “Baby Boomers” retiring by 2030 and only 46 million Americans poised to take their place in the workforce, it’s clear we need a forward-looking...

Published: October 30, 2013

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

Washington, D.C. -- Today the following letter was sent to U.S. Senators on the nomination of Mel Watt as Director of the Federal Home Finance Agency.

Dear Senator:

On behalf of the American Conservative Union, I urge you to oppose cloture on the nomination of Mel Watt as Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

At a time when the Congress is considering long overdue reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, we...

Four Pinocchios: Obama's pledge that ‘no one will take away’ your health plan

The Washington Post: The Fact Checker

By Glenn Kessler

October 30 at 6:00 am

“That means that no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”

– President Obama, speech to the American Medical Association,...

Published: October 16, 2013

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced its second annual ACU Ratings of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, honoring the Keystone 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...

Published: October 9, 2013

The Daily Caller

800 miles from Washington, a new conservative blueprint

By Frank Donatelli

Eight hundred miles and a world away from the life-and-death budget struggle in Washington, conservative activists gathered in St. Louis last weekend to meet a new generation of conservative leaders. They left the regional Conservative Political Action Conference with renewed hope, both for the party and the movement as a whole.

Network news crews weren’t in attendance as...

Published: October 3, 2013

Contact: The Washington Post

Shutdowns have been frequent tools of policy. Just ask Reagan.

By Joseph A. Morris, Published: October 2

One party controls the White House and the Senate by less than the margin needed to end a filibuster, and the other party controls the House by a wide margin. A fundamental conflict over government spending is at the heart of an impasse that leads to a shutdown of the federal government.The year is not 2013 but 1981 . . . and 1982, 1984, 1986 and 1987....

Published: October 1, 2013

Contact: Larry Hart, 202-550-5018, [email protected]

The American Conservative Union is calling Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s refusal to negotiate with the House to keep the federal government open “an outrage.”  ACU Chairman Al Cardenas said it is clear from his actions Monday night that Reid had no interest in compromise and should take the responsibility for the shutdown.

“It is outrageous that Reid will not even consider postponing the individual mandate after President Obama has unilaterally...

Published: September 28, 2013

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

St. Charles, MO – Today, former Senator Rick Santorum addressed an enthusiastic crowd of conservatives gathered for ACU’s fourth regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in St. Louis, MO. Introduced by radio host Dana Loesch, former Senator Santorum addressed a full room of attendees about the effect of popular culture on politics.

Photo Credit: Eric Draper Photography

Rick Santorum:

“The...

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