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Wednesday
Apr292015

APP - Join us in Iowa for the Practical Federalism Forum!  

Dear Citizen,

I'd like to invite you to the Practical Federalism Forum on Saturday May 16th in Des Moines, Iowa. This is an exciting event sponsored by American Principles Project, CaffeinatedThoughts.com, and the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition.  You won't want to miss this important event! 

Register here!

Conservative leaders and political activists from Iowa and across the nation will come together to discuss how federal government overreach works, how the Framers believed that state elected officials must guard against federal intrusion, and how the federal government undermines that duty. 

Specific issues will include how the federal government controls education policy-making, how it drives the states to engage in massive data collection on families and students, and how it has a stranglehold on vast land (and by this we mean land other than
national parks, national monuments, congressionally designated wilderness areas, etc.) and resources that it should have long ago turned over to the states and to the people.  We will discuss how it finances these efforts by de-valuing the dollar and hurts families and retired people in the process.  And we will discuss solutions.

WHAT: American Principles Project's 2nd "Practical Federalism Forum"

WHERE: Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, 730 3rd St., Des Moines, IA (across the street from Wells Fargo Arena)

 WHEN: Saturday, May 16th 9:00am-3:00pm

Speakers confirmed include Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum, Utah State Rep. Ken Ivory, Erin Tuttle of Hoosiers Against Common Core, Shane Vander Hart of CaffeinatedThoughts.com, Jan Mickelson of WHO News Radio 1090, Emmett McGroarty of American Principles Project, and more.

All the GOP presidential candidates have been invited to the forum, as well as many other leaders from across the country. Also, it is worth noting that the Iowa GOP will be hosting their Lincoln Day Dinner at the same venue that evening. 

Register here today! Hope to see you there.

Sincerely,

Emmett McGroarty

Director of Education

American Principles Project

 

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.

Register Today