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APP painted D.C. ‘Red, White and Blue’ last Wednesday Night 

American Principles Project


Dear Friend,

The past week has been another exciting one for the American Principles Project.

Last Wednesday we celebrated our 2nd annual ‘Red, White and Blue’ Gala, which was a great success and received unprecedented media coverage.

I hope that you were able to join us, but if you were unable to attend – here’s what you missed:

Senator Rand Paul was our keynote speaker for the evening. It was a great honor for us to have him attend and he gave a very powerful speech, which garnered a great deal of media attention. You can watch his remarks below, and I assure you it is well worth your time. This video includes an introduction for Senator Paul by APP’s Chairman, Sean Fieler. 

Following Senator Paul, both APP’s President Frank Cannon and Executive Director Marion Boteju addressed the crowd to discuss APP’s work thus far and what is to come in 2014. Please take a few moments to watch their presentations.

APP Executive Director Marion Boteju at the 2nd Annual ‘Red, White and Blue’ Gala

APP President Frank Cannon at the 2nd Annual ‘Red, White and Blue’ Gala

We also had the honor of hosting a very special guest, Michael Reagan, who offered a toast in honor of his father, Ronald Reagan. You can watch his remarks and toast here:

During the Gala we debuted a new video, which promotes APP’s mission and purpose, and features memorable news clips and APP television appearances from 2013.

You can watch this new video “Human Dignity at the Heart of Public Policy” here:

(Please watch and ‘share’ this video)

We would also like to offer special thanks to Monsignor Stuart Swetland, of Mount St. Mary’s University, who lead our evening in prayer.
Our 2nd annual ‘Red, White and Blue’ Gala was a tremendous success. We had an enthusiastic crowd, good food, and empowering presentations about life, liberty, and the foundational principles of our nation.
The room was ablaze with people who hold steadfast hope for the future of our country and who are ready to join the battle for America in 2014.
We can never be silent. We must never be passive. We must continue to do everything in our power to fight for America and for the principles that make our nation great.    
Thank you for supporting the American Principles Project and we look forward to working with you throughout 2014. 



Kate Bryan
Director of Communications
American Principles Project


AmericanPrinciplesProject - Social Conservatism, APP Leading Politico Story 

Dear Friend,
Happy new year to you and yours. This morning, the American Principles Project was featured in the lead story in Politico’s Playbook. It is currently the top read story of the day.
Social Conservatives make big money plans” discusses social conservatism going into 2014 and quotes APP President Frank Cannon and Chairman Sean Fieler with regards to the GOP’s strategy.
The article also discusses American Principles in Action's recent report “Building a Winning GOP Coalition: The Lessons of 2012”. The report makes a case for social issues as winning issues, and argues that a winning economic message must address the concerns and realities of middle-class voters. Please read the article and pass it on.
With your continued support, we look forward to advancing our issues and ideals in the months ahead.
Marion D. Boteju
Executive Director
American Principles Project
American Principles in Action
P.S. Please help us continue our important work by donating to the American Principles Project today.


American Principles In Action - Looking for to 2014 

Dear Fellow Conservative,
2013 was an important year for the conservative movement and should bring us great hope for the future of our country.
In 2012, conservatives were on the losing side of the Presidential election. Instead of giving up, conservatives became motivated and more energized than ever, and continue to work to protect America and our values.
APP Economics led the battle against a Keynesian nominee for the Federal Reserve chair and worked to promote sound money at the national and state levels in 2013. We have even more planned for the new year and look forward to 2014.
Will you help us push forward our plans for 2014?
Over the past year, APP Economics successfully helped pass hard money laws in Texas and Louisiana. Our team helped persuade over 30 members of Congress to sponsor the Centennial Monetary Commission Act, a much-needed proposal to redo the Federal Reserve.
APP Economics led the charge against Larry Summers, and then Janet Yellen, as the world’s most powerful central banking job came open. We launched a website,, to expose the truth about Janet Yellen’s left-wing economic beliefs. We also partnered with a former high-ranking Fed official to brief Republican Senators about this nomination. Our campaign attracted national media attention by USA Today, Fox Business Channel, Bloomberg, and many other outlets.
Will you help us continue our work in 2014 by donating $100,
$50, $25, $10 or more today?
Middle class Americans are watching their paychecks buy less as they continue to be weighted down by household debt. Our chief goal in 2014 is to educate and engage a broader audience, and work to promote sound money, which will promote a stable economy.
Donate today to help promote sound money and a principled approach to the economic well-being of our country.
APP Economics is a project of the American Principles Project. APP relies on the generosity of Americans, who stand with us in our values and believe in our work.
Please make a donation of $100, $50, $25, $10 or more today, to help us continue our important work.
Thank you for helping us in the battle to protect America’s founding principles and promoting these principles within monetary policy and the economy.
For America,
Rich Danker
Economics Director
American Principles Project


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…


AmericanPrinciplesProject - Lehrman talks gold on Cavuto 

Dear Monetary Policy Observer,

On Tuesday, Lewis E. Lehrman appeared on Fox Business' Neil Cavuto to discuss the prospects for gold.
The discussion covered the future of gold's existence as a commodity and also looked at the effects leaving the gold standard had on US federal spending and debt.  Lehrman also discussed the obstacles the US would face if it returned to a gold standard. 
We hope you find this material of interest.