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Friday
Feb132015

APP - APP Red, White & Blue Gala a Success! 

American Principles Project

Dear Friends,

I wanted to take a moment to share some of the highlights from American Principles Project’s 3rd annual ‘Red, White and Blue Gala’ and our first-ever State Lunch in Washington, D.C. last week.

This year we held our first-ever State Lunch, which focused on Common Core and featured Governor Bobby Jindal (R-Louisiana) as the keynote speaker.

At the State Lunch, Governor Jindal spoke substantively about Common Core, federal overreach, and how the government is taking power away from parents and teachers and empowering bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. You can watch his full presentation here:



That evening, we welcomed over 350 people to our 3rd annual ‘Red, White and Blue Gala’, not to mention over 70 reporters and 30 media outlets, making it our most successful Gala to date.

The keynote speaker for the evening was Governor Rick Perry (R-Texas), and actress and former Miss USA Ali Landry was featured as the Master of Ceremonies. The evening also featured short presentations from our founder Professor Robert George, actor Eduardo Verastegui, Delaware RNC Committeewoman Ellen Barrosse and more.

You can watch Governor Perry’s presentation here:



All other presentations, pictures and media highlights can be found on our website here.

Click here for a full list of the media’s coverage of APP’s State Lunch and Gala.

During the Gala last Thursday, we also debuted a new American Principles Project video featuring the APP team and our work. You can watch the 3-minute video here: 



Thank you for your support over the past year and we look forward to keeping you updated on our work over the next year, especially as we head towards the critical 2016 presidential election.

Best,
 
Frank Cannon
President, American Principles Project

Thursday
Feb052015

AmericaNext - Jindal to Address American Principles Project 

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Gov. Jindal to Address American Principles Project on Obamacare and Common Core


 BATON ROUGE - Tomorrow, Governor Jindal will address the American Principles Project where he will talk about his fight to get Common Core out of Louisiana  and his efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare with a conservative plan that does not raise taxes

 DATE: Thursday, February 5, 2015

 LOCATION: Mayflower Hotel, Promenade Ballroom (1227 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036)

 TIME: Governor Jindal is expected to make his address at approximately 1:00 PM

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Thursday
Jan222015

APP - Governor Bobby Jindal Confirmed for The State Lunch 

been confirmed for The State Lunch!  Be sure to register today!

Our first luncheon will feature a high-level on the Common Core State Standards will be held on February 5, 2015 at the Mayflower Hotel (1127 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington DC, 20036) at 12:00pm (ET).

Governor Jindal of Louisiana made education reform his top priority and pushed a bold plan to provide more choices for families, reward quality teachers, increase school accountability, and give school leaders more flexibility with funding and personnel.  As a result of his reforms, Louisiana now has a statewide school choice scholarship program that gives parents the option to remove their children from a failing school and enroll them in a new school of their choice.

"Parents across the country are becoming increasingly concerned about what Common Core means for their children’s future and for the future of our great nation," American Principles Project's President Frank Cannon said. "Governor Bobby Jindal has become a strong spokesperson on this issue, which is why we invited him to address APP’s State Lunch. All presidential hopefuls should work to understand this issue and take a clear position on it. APP’s State Lunch will lay the foundation for the Common Core discussion and will lay out the political landscape for 2016."

The State Lunch will be followed by our 3rd Annual Red, White & Blue Gala featuring Texas Governor Rick Perry as our keynote speaker and Ali Landry as our master of ceremonies.  The gala will also be held at the Mayflower with a reception at 6:30p (ET) and dinner at 7:30p (ET).

The American Principles Project is a 501(c)(3) organization that recognizes the dignity of the person as the basis of the founding principles of the United States.  We are dedicated to the declaration of the Founding Fathers that we are all “created equal, endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

We are dedicated to promoting America’s founding principles in the public square through rigorous debate, scholarship, education and advocacy.

P.S. The State Lunch is on the same day as the APP Red, White and Blue Gala with Gov. Perry. Make sure to buy your tickets today.

 
Thursday
Jan082015

APP - Ali Landry will be the Master of Ceremonies for our upcoming Red, White and Blue Gala 

 

American Principles Project is pleased to announce that Ali Landry will be the Master of Ceremonies at the upcoming Red, White and Blue Gala on February 5th, 2015.

Ali Landry, the former Miss Louisiana, Miss USA and mother of three, has been a successful actress, director, and, most recently, tech entrepreneur. The small-town girl from Louisiana starred in the 2006 breakout success, Bella, the winner of the People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival in 2006.

The 2015 Red, White and Blue  Gala will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.  The reception will start at 6:30p (EST) and dinner will be served at 7:30p (EST).  Texas Governor Rick Perry will be our keynote speaker.

A fifth generation Texan, Governor Rick Perry has taken an extraordinary Texas journey, from a tenant farm in the rolling West Texas plains to the governor's office of our nation's second largest state. Governor Perry's administration has focused on creating a Texas of unlimited opportunity and prosperity by improving education, securing the border and increasing economic development through classic conservative values.

The Red, White and Blue Gala will be preceded by The State Lunch (also held at The Mayflower Hotel) at 12:00p until 2:00p (EST) that will include a discussion on the Common Core State Standards.

If you'd like to attend, please click the "Register Today" button below. We hope that you can join us.

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Tuesday
Sep302014

APP News Update: Federalism, American Exceptionalism and the Free Market 

 
Alfonso Discusses Latino Conservatism
The Federal Reserve's Achievement
 
On Indiana's Common Core Rebrand "They had their commission set up to redo the Indiana standards. And, lo and behold, they cut and pasted and they came up with another version of Common Core - except in some respects the standards aren’t even as good as Common Core, which is kind of a disturbing thought.”  - APP Senior Fellow Jane Robbins
One News Now - 9/22/14
 
Exam Erases U.S. Exceptionalism

Defenses of the College Board's revised Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) Curriculum Framework have ranged from "it's a balanced document" to "teachers will have flexibility" to "what's wrong with a leftist slant?" None of these defenses should be acceptable.

To the "balanced document" argument, we say: Read it. A Pioneer Institute study by experts, including renowned Madisonian scholar Ralph Ketcham, describes the framework as "a portrait of America as a dystopian society — one riddled with racism, violence, hypocrisy, greed, imperialism and injustice."

The origins of the framework have been traced to the philosophy that the U. S. is only one nation among many, and not a particularly admirable one at that. Every trace of American exceptionalism has been scrubbed; seminal documents such as the Gettysburg Address have vanished.

Read more.

 
Brietbart and APP to Cosponsor Federalism Forum

Breitbart News Network joins American Principles Project and Cornerstone Action as co-sponsors of a forum that will focus on the principles of federalism as viewed by the Framers, the role of state elected officials in guarding against federal overreach, and how the federal government undermines that duty.

Titled “Practical Federalism: How the Federal Government Is Silencing the People,” the forum will bring together state lawmakers, policy analysts, and activist citizens to discuss the current level of federal intrusion into the states and American life, and will be held in key presidential primary states, beginning with New Hampshire in November of 2014, then moving on to Iowa in February of 2015, and South Carolina in April of 2015.

The forums will examine the impact of federal overreach in areas such as ObamaCare, the Common Core standards, privacy and data collection, Medicaid expansion, religious liberty, and the EPA and land use.

Read more.
Register for the forum in New Hampshire on 11/22.

 
There Ain't No Such Thing as a Free Market

Well-meaning conservative and libertarian groups beat the drum for something called “free markets.” Liberal groups blame these “free markets” for many of the world’s evils.

Here’s the harsh reality neither side will tell you. There ain’t no such thing as a “free market.”

The free market ceased to exist more than 40 years ago. Nixon drove a stake through its heart by shutting down the Bretton Woods world monetary system, without which free markets cannot exist.

Read more.

 
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