Happy Thanksgiving from the American Principles Project and APP News

American Principles Project

Dear Fellow Conservative,
There are many things that we should be thankful for this Thanksgiving, but the greatest of those are our families, our communities, and our great nation.
Thank you for standing with us as we work to promote human dignity in various aspects of public policy, and continue our work to uphold the founding principles of our great nation.  
We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends.
For Liberty,
The American Principles Project

In the news:
“The Changing Role of Education in America” conference
APP Common Core released the full presentations from “The Changing Role of Education in America: Consequences of the Common Core” conference.
Leading experts addressed over 200 conference attendees at the conference in South Bend, Indiana, in September 2013. The presenters discussed the changing landscape of the American education system and the implications of the Common Core Standards.
Click here to view all of the presentations.
‘The Daily Rundown’ with Chuck Todd
The Executive Director of APP’s Latino Partnership, Alfonso Aguilar, appeared on The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd this week.  Mr. Aguilar and Frank Sherry (Executive Director of America’s Voice) discussed immigration reform and the political momentum needed to pass it.
Watch the segment on immigration reform here.
Puerto Rico’s ‘unnatural status’ undermines its economy, hurts US investors
By Rich Danker and Alfonso Aguilar
The Washington Examiner
As Puerto Rico marked the Nov. 19 anniversary of its discovery by Christopher Columbus, the Obama White House announced it was dispatching an interagency task force to give advice to the island's beleaguered government.

With nearly $70 billion in public debt and a credit rating hovering near junk status, San Juan needs all the help it can get.

But sending capable bureaucrats, or even a bailout, falls well short of fixing the problem that hatched Puerto Rico’s economic meltdown: the territorial status it has been stuck with since the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898.

Just consider that Puerto Ricans, who were granted U.S. citizenship in 1917, cannot vote for president and do not have proportional voting representation in Congress.
Read more…