WASHINGTON, DC – The American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Al Cardenas today announced that the legendary Conservative Political Action Conference is going back on the road this summer, hosting the first in a series of regional CPACs in 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Scheduled for Friday, June 8, 2012, CPAC Chicago will energize and mobilize Midwestern conservatives, giving them the tools needed to defeat the liberal agenda in 2012, while also highlighting rising conservative stars in the region. Online registration is now available at www.conservative.org.
“CPAC Chicago takes the fight for the future of America directly to President Barack Obama’s backyard. November will be a national referendum on whether we return to the conservative principles that made us an extraordinary country or continue down the reckless path President Obama initiated three years ago,” said ACU Chairman Cardenas. “In a time of unprecedented challenges, it is critical conservatives unite and mobilize. The American Conservative Union looks forward to partnering with Right Nation and The Heartland Institute this summer to host the Midwest’s premier conservative gathering of 2012.”
The ACU has hosted CPAC since 1974, and it now stands as the largest annual gathering of conservatives in the nation. For CPAC Chicago, ACU is teaming up with United to Restore Freedom (URF), home of Right Nation, and The Heartland Institute to bring national and regional leaders together with local grassroots activists for a day of blockbuster speeches, policy discussions and networking opportunities -- all celebrating the shared principles of smaller government, a strong national defense and traditional values.
Located just minutes from O'Hare International Airport at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, on June 8, 2012, CPAC Chicago’s invited speakers include the remaining Republican primary presidential candidates from the 2012 field; Midwestern conservative heroes, including Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, U.S. Congresswoman Kristi Noem (SD –1), U.S. Congressman Mike Pence (IN-6) and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker; and additional national conservative leaders and local rising stars.
Founded in 1964, the ACU represents the views of Americans who are concerned with economic growth through lower taxes and reduced government spending and the issues of liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values and national security.
United to Restore Freedom (URF) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing conservative thought and ideas by educating and engaging policymakers, opinion leaders and citizens on the LIFT principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets and traditional values.
Founded in Chicago, The Heartland Institute is a national nonprofit research organization dedicated to discovering, developing and promoting free-market solutions to social and economic problems.
To register for CPAC Chicago, receive more information on this exciting event or learn more about the American Conservative Union, visit www.conservative.org.