Matt Schlapp is the Chairman of the American Conservative Union, the nation’s original grassroots conservative organization. He also serves as a consultant and market research strategist to Fortune 500 companies. Veronica Birkenstock. Since the late 1990s, Equinox Partners has had large weightings in precious metals miners, emerging markets, and E&P companies. [26] Gary Jarmin, who was at the time Legislator of the ACU, stated that the Panama Canal Treaties were "a good issue for the conservative movement. Since he began his professional career in Idaho, working for Congressman Helen Chenoweth, Mike has worked on over 30 political campaigns across the country ranging from statewide races to presidential campaigns to managing a national issue campaign called “FairTax.” In addition to his campaign experience, he served as Executive Director of a State Republican Party and as a member of several international political delegations. She was elected the organization's president in April 2019 after then-president Oliver North was forced out of the position. [15] As conservative activist M. Stanton Evans predicted, "Historians may well record the decade of the 1960s as the era in which conservatism, as a viable political force, finally came into its own. [30] Donald Bruce served as the first chairman from 1964 to 1966,[31] succeeded by John Ashbrook from 1966 to 1971. 01 We Define Conservatism. KT MCFARLAND, author of America’s Next Revolution: Trump, Washington and We the People (Feb 2020 PostHill Press). Education: The American Conservative Union Foundation, ACUF, is a 501(C)(3) educational foundation that illustrates why conservative policies work better than liberal alternatives to solve the myriad problems facing America.ACUF hosts five Policy Centers—comprising Criminal Justice Reform, Human Dignity, 21 st Century Property Rights, … During his five-year tenure as chairman, ACU has almost tripled in size, expanded CPAC to reach 25 million live viewers and 1 … Mr. Beasley joined the company at a time of great challenge and has helped lead the company through an intensive period of product line expansion, strategic turnaround, improving TWT’s news and business operations, as well as cultivating an aggressive customer-focused and profit-minded environment. Jackie Arends is a partner at a global executive search firm. Dr. Jasser is the author of A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith. Contributions or gifts to the American Conservative Union (ACU) a 501c4, are not refundable or transferable, and are not deductible contributions for federal income tax purposes. This is an excellent opportunity to seize control of the Republican Party. [29], Founding members include: William F. Buckley, Jr. Rep. Donald Bruce (R.-Ind. Mr. Gerber is also involved in global political activism, and was the key citizen activist behind the passage of the Taylor Force Act, a bipartisan and paradigm shifting anti-terrorism bill. She and her husband live in downtown Washington, DC. It is an umbrella organization founded in 1964 that fights “for Americans who are concerned with liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values,” according to its website. It received financial support from ACU board members, including Phyllis Schlafly and Brent Bozell. 1.1. He has received the prestigious Golden Eagle Award from the American Federation of Police, and was commended by the Kentucky House of Representatives for his “outstanding leadership in preserving our American heritage of freedom.”  He is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in American Politics. ACUF Board of Directors. In 1986, Coleman joined the Jack Kemp for President Campaign. President of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, and President of the American Political Action Committee. While in college at Notre Dame, Ed helped found a conservative magazine called Dialogue. [18] Membership grew to 7,000 within 9 months, and 45,000 by the end of 1972. He is a member of the Florida and New York bars. Charlie Gerow serves as the First Vice Chairman of the American Conservative Union and as Chairman of the Nominating Committee. [5] CPAC has an annual attendance of thousands. Hipp is a veteran of the U.S. Army and served on active duty in both Operation Desert Storm and Operation Restore Democracy. After a little more than a year's negotiations, and following a presentation made by BYU at an ACU board meeting, the Board of Directors of the ACU accepted that proposal. Our purpose is to educate voters, office-holders and opinion leaders as to why conservative principles work better to solve problems, as well as to equip them to become better conservatives and effective problem-solvers. ACU's most well-known event is the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an annual event organized by the ACU foundation. She leads the firm’s Aviation, Aerospace & Defense and U.S. government relations portfolios, specializing in both federal and global senior-level searches. (CNSNews.com) – Morton Blackwell, a longtime member of the American Conservative Union’s (ACU) Board of Directors, said that American Atheists should not have been … NC Values Coalition, 2020: 8%. Jeremy Beer is the Chairman of the Board of the American Ideas Institute. He has had successful careers as a community banker, real estate developer, dairy farmer, and currently a family bison breeding ranch. He and his family have strong ties to the American Muslim community, having helped lead mosques in Wisconsin, Arkansas, Virginia and Arizona. 1.1K likes. [29] They also escorted Nicaraguan refugees around Capital Hill in order to persuade undecided politicians to support Reagan's contra aid request. [28][4], In 1985, the ACU sent out roughly 100,000 pieces of mail in support of Nicaraguan contra aid in 1985. He is also a licensed soccer coach and fan of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers and Tottenham Hotspur FC of the Barclay’s Premier league. American Conservative Union: National Office Staff files. [38], In 2009, ACU offered FedEx the option of paying as much as $3.4 million for e-mail and other services for "an aggressive grass-roots campaign" to stop a legislative provision being considered by the U.S. Bob is also a frequent political and public policy commentator across the nation. The directors of the ACU take a view of world affairs substantially at variance with that taken by Mr. Robert Welch in his most publicized writing. Since 1971, our Congressional ratings have become the gold standard in holding every member of In his capacity as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Reserve Forces and Mobilization), he served as the Army Secretariat’s “point man” for the successful mobilization, and then demobilization, of the Army’s reserve forces for Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Speakers regularly include sitting and former presidents and other famous conservatives. They use this rating system as a point of accountability for politicians, comparing their political rhetoric to their voting records to assess their conservativeness. [30] David A. Keene was chairman from 1984 until 2011, succeeded by Al Cardenas, who served until 2014. Conservative principles work better to solve problems. Like our Congressional Ratings, which date back 46 years, these ratings are meant to reflect how elected officials view the role of government in an individual’s life. He is currently a physician in private practice. Carolyn Meadows is the 2nd Vice Chairman of the ACU board and a member of the ACUF board. It's not just the issue itself we're fighting for. The current editor is W. James Antle III. Since 1973, the ACU has hosted the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. Our goal is to have a positive impact on the financial and moral trajectory of the state. Muriel Coleman is a lifelong Madison, Wisconsin resident and conservative activist. ACU is the nation's oldest conservative grassroots organization and seeks to preserve and protect the values of life, liberty, and property for every American. He has worked in the nonprofit sector since 2000. Priscilla is an active board member of the Kansas Policy Institute, an independent think tank that advocates for free market solutions and the protection of personal freedom for all Kansans. Terry Schilling is the executive director of American Principles Project. The American Conservative Union (ACU) is an American political organization that advocates for conservative policies, ranks politicians based on their level of conservatism, and organizes the Conservative Political Action Conference. The American Conservative exists to advance a Main Street conservatism. The ACU tracks a wide range of issues before Congress to determine which issues and votes serve as a dividing line to help those members of U.S. House and Senate who protect liberty as a conservative and those who are truly liberal. Founded on 18 December 1964, it calls itself the oldest ongoing conservative lobbying organization in the U.S.[1] The ACU is concerned with what they define as foundations of conservatism, issues such as personal liberty or freedom, foreign policy, and traditional values. Priscilla and her husband have been active in YPO (Young President’s Organization), particularly in the Intercontinental Chapter, where they led the group through Central Asia. [27] Additionally, they produced a half-hour-long anti-SALT television program called Soviet Might/American Myth: The United States in Retreat, which was aired on 200 television stations around the country. [37], According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the American Conservative Union spent roughly $20,000 on lobbying in 2001, $400,000 in 2003, and $1,100,000 in 2005. August 1, 2012 Dear Fellow Conservative, On behalf of our Board of Directors, I am pleased to present the American Conservative Union’s . [38] They did not spend any money on lobbying in 2004. [32][33] M. Stanton Evans then served six years from 1971 to 1977,[34][35] succeeded by a two-year term served by Philip Crane from 1977 to 1979. [3] While the scorecard was novel to conservatism, Americans for Democratic Action has utilized a liberal rubric for liberalism since 1947. Her company requires that clients “be 100 percent pro-life, movement conservatives … and have the energy and commitment to take on a RINO or a liberal.” Her agency on the candidate side has raised more net and gross dollars for a Senate race on either side of the aisle – $17 million dollars in the span of 6 months – than any other agency in the industry. [9] These scores are often used in political science research, in news stories and in election campaigns. His parents fled the oppressive Ba’ath regime of Syria in the mid-1960s for American freedom. He was succeeded by the ninth and current chairman, Matt Schlapp, who has previously served as George Bush's political director. Carolyn Meadows is the 2nd Vice Chairman of the ACU board and a member of the ACUF board. Illinois Conservative Union. He was Barry Goldwater’s youngest elected Delegate to the 1964 Republican National Convention, and he served for three years on the White House Staff of President Ronald Reagan. We at the American Conservative Union thank you for all you do to advance conservative principles. Dr. Jasser and his wife and three children live in Scottsdale, Arizona. Senate. Each rating provides a conservative interpretation of an official's view of governance. Ed focuses his practice on taxation and corporate work, and has represented and advised a wide variety of tax exempt organizations. In 2012, Dr. Jasser was appointed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. Morning Bell: … [4][5], Each publication of Congressional and State Ratings contains a statement from Chairman Matt Schlapp about the philosophy guiding the ratings as one of conservatism: "We begin with our philosophy (conservatism is the political philosophy that sovereignty resides in the person) and then apply our understanding of government (its essential role is to defend life, liberty, and property). Gordon Chang. 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If you have any questions, we can be reached at 202-347-9388 or at [email protected] ACU also hosts dozens of additional events, including Battleground CPACs in the US and international CPACs abroad. [17] During this era, conservative groups focused less on direct action and more on long term planning and sought to gain positions in public office. The CCJR focuses on two main policy areas: preventing civil asset forfeiture and increasing mental health facilities within the criminal justice system. She is the 2nd Vice President of the National Rifle Association, Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the NRA Foundation, Benefactor and serves on the Legislative Policy Committee, Public Affairs Committee, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, State & Local Affairs Subcommittee and Site Selection Committee of the NRA. The Honorable Van Hipp Jr. is Chairman of American Defense International, Inc. (ADI), a Washington, D.C. based consulting firm specializing in government affairs, business development and public relations. Jim has helped to elect over 70 members of Congress, 16 U.S. ), Rep. John Ashbrook (R.-Ohio), Rep. Katherine St. George (R.-N.Y.), William A. Rusher, Frank Meyer, Thomas S. Winter, John A. Howard and L. Brent Bozell. She is an ordained deacon and elder of Christ Presbyterian Church in Madison. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, she was the first female state chairman of the Wisconsin Young Republicans and Administrative Assistant to leadership in the Wisconsin State Assembly. Larry Beasley became President and CEO of The Washington Times (TWT) in October 2012 just after the company celebrated its 30th anniversary. Ron Robinson has served as Young America’s Foundation’s president for more than three decades. American Conservative Union: Board of Directors files, 1964-1980. She graduated from St. Mary’s College Notre Dame, with a degree in political science. See the details. Matt Smith is the president of Catholic Advocate, a leading grassroots organization he co-founded in Washington, D.C. to engage and encourage faithful Catholics to actively participate in the political process to support elected officials and policies that remain consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church. The CCJR works with the Texas Public Policy Foundation and Prison Fellow Ministries in the Right on Crime campaign, and offers a panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference each year. Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser is the president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD), a think tank dedicated to protecting American national security against the global threat of Islamism. CPAC 2017 featured President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Governors Matt Bevin (R-KY), Sam Brownback (R-KS), Doug Ducey (R-AZ), and Scott Walker (R-WI) and executive branch officials (EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos). "[39], Two weeks later, Keene and leaders of five other conservative organizations issued a letter saying that FedEx was mischaracterizing the legislative situation and was unfairly trying to tap into public resentment against federal bailouts to attack its competition. As conservative activist M. Stanton Evans predicted, "Historians may well record the decade of the 1960s as the era in which conservatism, as a viable political force, finally came into its own." Hipp was also named by then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney as Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Navy. She serves as an advisor to Governor Sam Brownback. He developed the idea for LRAP Association while serving on the Board of Directors of a private liberal arts college that was searching for ways to increase enrollment and help more students attend their first-choice college. Sander Gerber is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Hudson Bay Capital, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund that invests in markets worldwide. Kimberly was volunteering for Ronald Reagan long before she could vote for him. Bob Beauprez is a former Member of Congress and twice Republican nominee for Colorado governor. Kimberly Bellissimo. A former Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party, Hipp served as a member of the Presidential Electoral College, and introduced Newt Gingrich at the 1988 Republican National Convention. [citation needed], Dating back to 1971, ACU has implemented its own scoring system which annually rates politicians on their conservatism. ACU Board member Morton Blackwell (Photo courtesy of Leadership Institute) (Update: Another ACU Board member has responded to CNSNews.com's question about the propriety of allowing atheists to sponsor a booth at CPAC.) Dates: 1965-1980. The American Conservative Union Foundation is proud to present our ratings of the 2017 meeting of the Maine State Legislature. Bill Walton, Managing Partner of Rappahannock Ventures and Chairman of Rush River Entertainment, has an extensive background in finance, general management, private equity, public policy, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, commercial lending, entrepreneurship, private sector educational services and arts management. Mr. Schilling has worked in communications, development, grassroots, and management positions with Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS), various state and local candidates as well as managing the race for his father, Rep. Bobby Schilling, in his race for Congress in Illinois. Matt Schlapp is the Chairman of the American Conservative Union, the nation’s original grassroots conservative organization. Like our Congressional Ratings, which date back 46 years, these ratings are meant to reflect how elected officials view the role of government in an individual’s life. American Conservative Union Foundation. The ACU works in conjunction with the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF), a 501(c)(3) “educational foundat… [13] The most extensive of these is the CCJR, who advocate for conservative criminal justice reform through advising governmental officials, media advocacy, and testifying as expert witnesses at governmental hearings. Mr. Smith is also a partner in the government and public relations firm Atlas Advocacy. In July, 1977, BYU proposed to the officers of the American Conservative Union that the papers of the ACU be housed in the archives at Brigham Young University. Ed Yevoli holds a BA and a JD from the University of Notre Dame (’90 and ’93), and an LL.M. For over 35 years, Mr. Ryan was in private practice with a national law firm where he served in a variety of leadership positions, including as the firm-wide CEO for twelve years. See also: American Conservative Union Foundation The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) is the 501(c)(3)branch of the ACU. [8] Politicians are given a percentile rating, anyone with a rating of over 80% is considered to be an "ACU Conservative". [18], As part of ACU's mission to unite conservatives, William F. Buckley and Robert Bauman led an initiative to declare ACU's views of the John Birch Society. During his five-year tenure as chairman, ACU has almost tripled in size, expanded CPAC to reach 25 million live viewers and 1 billion Twitter impressions at the most recent CPAC. Position. According to the ACUF website, the foundation's mission is "to reach out and educate, influence a… The ACU Foundation seeks to educate the next generation of conservative leaders by providing them the intellectual tools necessary to learn about the conservative movement, its leaders, its leading organization and especially its principles. Priscilla has served for over 20 years as a board member of the Wichita Center for the Arts (now Mark Arts), and has recently been named as a lifetime honorary trustee. 1. Alan is the author of twenty books and a frequent guest on national TV and Radio. The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF), in conjunction with it's related organization The American Conservative Union Inc. (ACU), hosted the Conservative Political … She has served as a leader in development at the Wichita Collegiate School. Dr. Jasser is a former U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander with 11 years of service, including a tour as the Staff Internist to the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court. 2012 State Legislative Ratings . Jim McLaughlin is a nationally recognized public opinion expert, strategic consultant and political strategist who has helped to elect a US President, Prime Ministers, a Senate Majority Leader and a Speaker of the House. [14], The American Conservative Union was one of many conservative organizations formed in the 1960s as part of the resurgence of conservatism. in taxation from the University of Missouri at Kansas City (’96). These policy centers are mainly blogs which post articles regarding their topic area. The ACU has been active in raising funds, corresponding with conservative political leaders, supporting projects, helping candidates, providing advice, and addressing issues relating to conservative causes and political activities all over the United States. "[6], Unlike other congressional ratings that take positions on pending legislation, ACU Foundation rates votes already cast by lawmakers. He has been active in Republican politics having served as the finance chair for several Congressional campaigns. American Conservative Union Foundation NC (ACU), 2019: 34%, 34% (cum.) He is a founding partner of the AV rated law firm of PBYA, PL, a law firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. AIFD promotes reform-minded Muslim voices for liberty, and is shaking the hold which Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood have upon Muslim leadership. She is an avid New York Gians fan, but she will also “cross the aisle” to cheer for the Washington Capitals. ACU's founding documents state that, .mw-parser-output .templatequote{overflow:hidden;margin:1em 0;padding:0 40px}.mw-parser-output .templatequote .templatequotecite{line-height:1.5em;text-align:left;padding-left:1.6em;margin-top:0}, There is no relation between the two organizations. During his five-year tenure as chairman, ACU has almost tripled in size, expanded CPAC to reach 25 million live viewers and 1 billion Twitter impressions at … Peter is the founder and president of LRAP Association, a former management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and a graduate of Yale Law School. Values Coalition is a non-partisan, statewide grassroots network of North Carolinians who support and advocate for pro-family positions. He frequently testifies before Congress and is featured in many top tier television, radio, and online media. Over the past two decades, Sean Fieler and his partners have assembled a research team capable of analyzing publicly-traded companies around the world, a capability that has enabled their funds to consistently purchase superior businesses at substantial discounts to their intrinsic value. Priscilla O’Shaughnessy is a native Ohioan who has lived for the past 40 years in Wichita, Kansas. [42] The ACU then issued a press release saying that permission to use the logo had not been given by ACU, and that the ACU continued to stand with the policy supported by FedEx. for members of the Michigan Legislature. "[26], In 1980, the ACU estimated that it would cost roughly $1.8 million to defeat SALT II; together with other conservative groups, SALT opponents outspent supporters 15:1. Senators, 10 Governors, numerous Mayors and scores of other elected officials. He has been married over twenty years and has three children. Her knowledge of direct mail political fundraising is deep and her clients have included Reagan’s first Interior Secretary James Watt, Congressman Allan West and Congressman Ryan Zinke. Kimberly Bellissimo, President and CEO of ForthRight Strategy, a direct mail marketing firm for nonprofit advocacy groups, charities, PACs as well as candidates running for national office. ICU is a coalition of conservative groups and grassroots activists from around the state of Illinois, working to save our state. † Founded in 2011, the N.C. In addition to his work at LRAP Association, Peter serves on the Board of Directors of American Majority, a non-profit conservative training organization. He has written about soccer for various websites. As one spokesperson for the ACU once noted, "clear-cut distinctions between liberals and conservatives [occur] if you have Crane, Ashbrook, and Kemp go a certain way and Burton goes the other".[7]. The American Conservative Union Foundation is proud to present our ratings of the 2017 meeting of the North Carolina General Assembly. He has served on a variety of cultural, economic development, educational and arts boards. The magazine ran interviews and articles that provided a conservative perspective on the issues of the day. It was founded in 1973. Carolyn is the Governor’s appointee as Chairman of the Stone Mountain Board of Directors, Republicans Overseas Advisory Board, Council on National Policy Board, former three-term Georgia Republican National Committeewoman. The American Conservative exists to advance a Main Street conservatism. The American Conservative Union was one of many conservative organizations formed in the 1960s as part of the resurgence of conservatism. She owns Coleman Principle-ly Consulting and a year-round Christmas store, Tis The Season. [17], The ACU was founded in December 1964 in response to the predominance of liberalism in America as evidenced by the defeat of Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign. [25] They also produced a thirty-minute-long television ad which aired on 150 television station in eighteen states, and took out newspaper ads in thirty states, encouraging citizens to write to their senators to oppose the treaties. All Rights Reserved. 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