Established in 1973, it is the role of the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) to reach out and educate, influence and convert those who may not know they are conservatives as well as informing, inspiring and motivating those who know they are conservatives.
Our purpose is to educate voters, office-holders and opinion leaders as to why conservative principles work better to solve problems, as well as to equip them to become better conservatives and effective problem-solvers.
The ACUF uses a targeted and proactive solution-oriented approach to carry out their mission by bringing together conservative members of State legislatures, Congress and other thought leaders to collaborate on key policy issues.
We aim to elevate policy discussion and inform Americans on issues across the spectrum, with the annual Conservative Action Political Action Conference, policy roundtable events across the country and our annual ratings of Congress and state legislatures.
Our policy centers bring together respected thought leaders under a range of issues, sharing thoughts and conservative solutions with fellow conservatives and the public. Our inaugural Center for Criminal Justice Reform will be joined by several more centers in the coming year, ranging from the humanities to defense policy.
The tradition of the American Conservative Union rests in thoughtful discussion and proposed solutions developed out of the belief that conservative solutions work best for our country. We invite you to join us in our quest to inform the public and elevate the discussion.