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FACTSHEET: American Conservative Union Foundation, ACUF

DETAILS

http://www.acuf.org
1007 Cameron Street Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703.836.8602
The American Conservative Union Foundation, along with the American Conservative Union, is an organization dedicated to promoting conservative views on public policy issues and educating the next generation of conservative leaders. ACUF runs an on-line "Conservative University" as well as producing statements on pertinent issues, while the ACU, which bills itself as the oldest conservative advocacy group, focuses more on direct lobbying.

The ACU claims their most significant efforts have been "fighting to keep OSHA off the backs of small businesses; opposing the Panama Canal giveaway; challenging the SALT treaties; supporting aid to freedom fighters in communist countries; promoting the confirmation of conservative justices to the Supreme Court; advocating near-term deployment of strategic defenses; and battling against higher taxes and wasteful government spending." Additionally, they are now taking on rising gas prices by setting their sites on environmentalist groups and a "nervous Executive" afraid to allow big oil companies to expand their drilling operations in areas such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Outer Continental Shelf in the Atlantic Ocean. The ACUF also disparages the idea of smaller cars, higher fuel-efficiency, and a switch to renewables. David Keene, the chairman of the ACU and ACUF, has been involved in conservative politics on the Hill for most of his career, and is also a lobbyist with the Carmen Group.

FUNDING

American Conservative Union Foundation has received $90,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

2005
$50,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report

2007
$20,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report

2008
$20,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2008 Worlwide Giving Report

KEY PEOPLE

David Keene
Chairman
Source: American Conservative Union website 5-06

Donald Devine
Second Vice Chairman, editor of Conservative Battleline
Source: American Conservative Union website 5-06

PEOPLE

Thomas J. Winter
Vice Chairman
Source: American Conservative Union website 5-06

Myron Ebell
writer, Conservative Batteline
Source: "Serious about Gas Price" by Myron Ebell in Conservative Battleline

Paul Driessen
Guest Writer, Conservative Battleline
Source: "GE Irresponsibility" by Paul Driessen for the Conservative Battleline

Roy Innis
Guest Writer, Conservative Battleline
Source: "EU Malaria Policy Kills" by Roy Innis for the Conservative Battleline

SOURCES

ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4387

American Conservative Union website 5-06
http://www.conservative.org

"Serious about Gas Price" by Myron Ebell in Conservative Battleline
http://acuf.org/issues/issue59/060507news.asp

"GE Irresponsibility" by Paul Driessen for the Conservative Battleline
http://www.acuf.org/issues/issue59/060508cul.asp

"EU Malaria Policy Kills" by Roy Innis for the Conservative Battleline
http://acuf.org/issues/issue59/060508news.asp

ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=download&d=4586

ExxonMobil 2008 Worlwide Giving Report