ATLANTA — The American Conservative Union recognized Sen. Rick Jeffares, R-Locust Grove, for his support of bills based on conservative principles during the 2013 legislation session. He was named a recipient of the group’s Conservative Award on Aug. 13 at a reception held at the Georgia World Congress Center.
“It is a great honor to be recognized by the American Conservative Union,” said Jeffares. “The American Conservative Union has a long-standing tradition of promoting our country’s core values, including free market principles, limited government and personal liberty.”
In 2011, the American Conservative Union launched a new initiative to bring its annual Ratings of Congress to the state level, issuing inaugural ratings of state legislators in five battleground states: Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia. Last year, ACU graded state legislators in 15 critical states and this year they are expanding their ratings to 20 states.
“For 40 years ACU has set the gold standard for Congressional ratings, and we are now able to offer that same level of transparent information to the voters of Georgia so they can hold their elected officials accountable at the state level as well,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “In our second year rating the Peach State, we applaud conservatives in the Georgia General Assembly who continue to fight for Second Amendment rights, the right to life, and against Obamacare.”
Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union represents the views of Americans who are concerned with economic growth through lower taxes and reduced government spending and the issues of liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values and national security.