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APIA - URGENT help needed to stop tomorrow's vote on Every Child Achieves Act!



The U.S. Senate could vote on the Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177)  the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) reauthorization  as early as tomorrow. We need your help to stop this legislation and end federal overreach.

What can you do? 

Go to this link, click your Senator, and tweet them the automated message showing your opposition to Common Core and ECAA. You can do this multiple times to multiple Senators. So, please help us by tweeting them often.

If you don't have a Twitter account, you can sign up for one here.

It's easy. Join the battle on Twitter and tell your Senator to vote NO. 

Take action today! 

Also - you can call your Senator at 202.224.3121 and ask them to vote against ECAA. 

Let's stand strong together as we fight for local control of education and against federal intrusion.


Emmett McGroarty

Director of Education
American Principles in Action

Read the top 21 reasons to oppose ECAA here.


APP in the News! 5-23-15  

An Honest Debate About Abortion Needs More Voices

Alfonso Aguilar on CNN Espanol Discusses Jeb vs. Hillary

Greenspan Attacked for Joining APP Jackson Hole Summit

Why I Care: An Anti-Common Core Activist Talks Homework

Alfonso Aguilar Discusses Five-Point Immigration Plan on Newsmax

Conservatives must take the lead on immigration reform, and that is why he has introduceda five-point plan to guide Congress to do just that, Alfonso Aguilar, executive director of the Latino Partnership at American Principles and former chief at the U.S. Office of Citizenship, told Newsmax TV. (read more)

APP to Host Launch Event for George Gilder's New Monograph in NYC

The American Principles Project will be holding a launch event for Gilder’s new monograph on June 2nd in New York, New York. Speakers at the luncheon will include: George Gilder, a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute, Sean Fieler, Chairman of the Board at American Principles Project, and Jim Grant, Founder of the Grant Interest Rate Observer. (read more)

Sen. Vitter Introduces Bill to Return Control of Education Records to Parents

"Senator Vitter’s bill is a giant step forward in protecting children and families from corporate exploitation. For far too long, Congress has favored policies that treat children like human capital, a means to an end,” Emmett McGroarty, education director for American Principles Project, tells Breitbart News. “And it has repeatedly failed to stand at the Constitutional line to protect the states from federal overreach. Now, parents are rising up to demand that Congress protect their children.” (read more)

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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,, 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, 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.


Emmett McGroarty

Director of Education

American Principles Project



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.

Frank Cannon
President, American Principles Project


AmericaNext - Jindal to Address American Principles Project


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