Judicial Watch Launches Nation Wide ~ “The 2012 Election Integrity Project”

Today, we’re going to make an important announcement.

It is about a new Judicial Watch program that directly addresses the integrity of the 2012 elections.

We’re going to break the news at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) here in Washington, DC at a 9:30 am press conference. If you or yours are attending CPAC, please consider stopping by the press conference, our booth or one of the many of other activities in which Judicial Watch is participating.

If you are not coming, there may be many activities you can see online beginning this Thursday, February 9.

I expect there will be a great sense of urgency at CPAC this year as we have born witness to a massive expansion of government power and corruption, the likes of which we haven’t seen in many years.

That’s why Judicial Watch is a leading sponsor of CPAC this year. Specifically, we are the sponsor of the Ronald Reagan Banquet, which will feature a speech by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Your Judicial Watch will use the opportunity to educate the nation’s conservative leadership and our fellow activists about our mission. We are a conservative movement leader and one of the largest conservative grassroots organizations in the nation. And our enhanced role at CPAC this year reflects that.

We have much to do…

As I write to you today, we have filed a staggering 800 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and more than 60 lawsuits against the Obama administration on issues ranging from Obamacare to continued funding of the criminal ACORN network; from tracking Wall Street bailout money to his unconstitutional use of czars who are accountable to no one but him, plus the attempted corruption of the 2010 and 2012 elections by senior Obama administration officials and their ideological allies.

We fought successfully to uncover the political corruption between members of Congress like Barney Frank and their cronies at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

At the same time, we are fighting hard across the country against “sanctuary” policiesfor illegal aliens and against other politically-driven, backdoor attempts by the Obama gang to gut enforcement of our laws against illegal immigration.

We’re also right in the thick of two hugely important Supreme Court battles over Arizona’s get-tough illegal immigration law, SB1070, and the president’s socialist healthcare overhaul, also known as Obamacare. Both High Court battles loom in Spring 2012.

But while Barack Obama has just begun his third year in the White House, he and his gang are thinking of nothing, I’m sure, but retaining power – by hook or by crook. In fact, Judicial Watch recently uncovered a scheme by the ACORN-front Project Vote and the Obama Justice Department to undermine elections by manipulating the National Voting Rights Act in order to register a “Food Stamp Army” to re-elect Barack Obama (all with the seeming involvement of the Obama White House). Having ACORN/Project Vote help Eric Holder’s Justice Department “enforce” voter registration laws is like having the Mafia run the FBI!

I can assure you that no one is working harder than Judicial Watch to break through the Obama administration’s secrecy and to hold this radical president accountable to the American people.

And we haven’t forgotten about Congress either.

The corruption and malfeasance that were at the very heart of the economic crisis are still causing enormous amounts of pain to many Americans right now – and the responsible politicians and their accomplices must be held accountable! Getting to the bottom of how Obama administration officials, Fannie and Freddie executives and members of Congress conspired to hustle “subprime” loans that are the root cause of our current economic disaster continues to be a top priority of ours.

Corruption in Washington is rampant. And Judicial Watch is the only game in town when it comes to uncovering government scandals and taking strong legal action to punish political officials who abuse the rule of law and public trust.

Make no mistake. Our challenge is great. Not only because of the sheer volume of government scandals, but also because of the staggering resources of the federal government and its leftist allies.

The deep pockets of Convicted Felon Soros, the ACLU, the far left and Obama’s taxpayer-funded government lawyers all stand against Judicial Watch. We, on the other hand, depend exclusively on contributions from you and many thousands of good Americans.

As long as we have to continue to litigate against powerhouses like the ACLU and government lawyers whose salaries and expenses are paid for by taxpayers, we operate at a financial disadvantage.

And that’s why I’d like to ask you today for a special donation to support our work.

Thanks to you, Judicial Watch is taking a leading role in CPAC 2012 to help get our message out and energize thousands of other conservatives who share our values. In that way we can be even more effective in our fight for openness and honesty in government.

We’re prepared for the attacks from the Left. The labor unions and Obama’s shock troops in the Occupy Wall Street movement are targeting CPAC and the Judicial Watch-sponsored Reagan Banquet specifically for disruption and protests.

But we won’t be cowed by Obama ally intimidation…


…Certainly not when the future of our nation is at stake.

And that’s why your special donation now will be so helpful.

So if you are coming to CPAC, here are the Judicial Watch events:

Thursday

Join us in the Virginia Ballroom on opening day of CPAC, Thursday, February 9 at 9:30 a.m. for a press conference event announcing an important effort to help protect the integrity of the 2012 elections.

Friday

Join us in the main stage area in the Marriott Ballroom as I moderate the panel discussion “Obamacare: Why It’s Unconstitutional and What Conservatives Need to Do” from 1:25-2:10 p.m.

Friday evening, Judicial Watch is sponsoring the premiere event at CPAC: the Ronald Reagan Banquet. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is the scheduled keynoter for that special evening. I’ll be speaking at the dinner as well, which may be carried by C-Span.

Saturday

Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in the Taft meeting room we will be teaching a seminar on how you, too, can put the Freedom of Information Act to work to uncover government secrets.

I hope to see you there if you are at CPAC. And I thank you for your support in our fight for the rule of law.

Marriot Ballroom Events

THURSDAY, FEB. 9th

9:00 am- Welcome to the 39th Annual CPAC

Presented by the American Conservative Union

Al Cardenas, Chairman, the ACU

Introduction: Greg Keller, National Executive Director, the ACU

9:25 am- Sen. Jim DeMint (SC), United States Senator

Introduction: Al Cardenas, Chairman, the ACU

9:50 am– Do “We Still Hold These Truths?”: The Future of the Conservative Movement

Presented by the ACU

Dr. George Nash, Historian and Author

Jeffery Lord, Contributing Editor, The American Spectator

Moderator: Dr. Matthew Spalding, Vice President, American Studies and Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principals and Politics, The Heritage Foundation

10:35 am- Is America Still An Exceptional Nation? –Sen. Marco Rubio (FL)

Presented by the ACU

11:05 am- It’s the Spending, Stupid! Why Is It So Hard to Cut a Trillion Dollars?

Presented by the ACU

Sen. Mike Lee (UT)

Rep. Tom Graves (GA)

Moderator: Colin Hanna, President, Let Freedom Ring

11:50 am- State of the United States Senate

Sen. Mitch McConnell (KY), United States Senate Minority Leader

12:00 pm– From Fidel to Chavez: How Do We Stop the Resurgence of Socialism in Latin America?

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (FL), United States Representative

The Honorable Otto Reich, President, Otto Reich Associates, LLC, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs

Rep. David Rivera (FL), United States Representative

Moderator: Mauricio Claver- Carone, Executive Director, Cuba Democracy Public Advocacy

12:15 pm– Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN)

Introduction: Rep Steve King (IA), United States Representative

12:30 pm- Rep. Jim Jordan (OH)

Introduction: Paul Teller, Executive Director, Republican Study Committee

12:40 pm- Game On! The 2012 Political Landscape

Erick Erickson, Editor-in-Chief, Redstate.com

Ralph Z. Hallow, Chief Political Writer, The Washington Times

Ralph Reed, Founder and Chairman, Faith & Freedom Coalition

Moderator: Scott Rasmussen, Founder and President, Rasmussen Reports

1:20 pm- Gov. Rick Perry, Governor of Texas

1:35 pm- State of the United States House of Representatives

Speaker: John Boehner (OH), Speaker of the House

1:50 pm- Kirk Cameron, Television and Film Actor

Presented by the ACU

2:05 pm- Debate: Is the “Arab Spring” Good or Bad for America?

Presented by ACU

The Honorable Jim Gilmore, President and Chief Executive Officer, Free Congress Foundation and Former Governor of Virginia

The Honorable Zalmay Khalizad, President, Gryhon Partners, Former U.S Permanent  Representative to the UN, Former U.S Ambassador to Iraq, and Former U.S Ambassador to Afghanistan

David French, Senior Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice

Moderator: Cliff May, President, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies

2:50 pm- Defender of the Constitution Award- Recipient: The Honorable Ken Cuccinelli, Attorney General of Virginia

Presented by David Keene, President, NRA

3:10 pm- Arthur Brooks, President, American Enterprise Institute

3:25 pm- Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, USMC (Ret.), Best Selling Author, Syndicated Columnist, and Host, FOX News Channel’s “War Stories”

Presented by ACU

3:35 pm- American Heroes Award

Presented by Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, USMC (Ret)

3:45 pm- The CPAC All-Star Panel –What to Expect in 2012

Jonah Goldberg, Editor-at-large, National Review Online, Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Cal Thomas, National Syndicated Columnist and Writer, USA Toda

Moderator: Genevieve Wood, Vice President, Leadership for America Operations, The Heritage Foundation

4:25 pm- Herman Cain, Former CEO, Godfather’s Pizza

4:40 pm- Political Correctness & Wussification of America- Brad Stine, Conservative Comedian

Presented by ACU

7:30 pm- Presidential Banquet

Sponsored by Newsmax

Featured Speaker: Rep. Paul Ryan (WI), United States Representative

FRIDAY, FEB. 10th

8:55 am- Pledge and Invocation

Presented by ACU

9:00 am- The Honorable Mike Huckabee, Former Governor of Arkansas

9:25 am- The Role of Faith, Life, & Family in Our Culture & the 2012 Elections

Tom Minnery, Executive Director, CitizenLink

Andy Blom, Executive Director, American Principals Project

Marjorie Dannenfelser, President, Susan B. Anthony List

Moderator: Jordan Sekulow, Executive Director, the American Center for Law and Justice and Host, Jordan Sekulow Show

10:10 am- Gov. Bob McDonnell, Governor of Virginia

Introduced by Dr. Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel, the American Center for Law and Justice

10:25 am- The Honorable Rick Santorum, Former United States Senator

Introduction: Foster Friess

10:45 am- Can a Balanced Budget Amendment Pass Congress & Would it Work?

Presented by the ACU

Moderator: Pre. Connie Mack (R-FL), United States Representative

11:30 am- Sen. Jim Inhofe (OK), United States Senator

11:40 am- Ann Coulter, Best-Selling Author, Legal Correspondent for Human Events

12:10 pm- Mr./Ms. Smith come to Washington- War Stories from the 2010 Freshmen Class

Rep. Mike Pompeo (KS), United States Representative

Time Scott (SC), United States Representative

Moderator: Cleta Mitchell, ACU Chairman and Partner, Foley & Lardner, LLP

12:55 pm- The Honorable Mitt Romney, Former Governor of Massachusetts

Introduced by Al Cardenas, Chairman, the ACU

1:25 pm- Obamacare: Why It’s Unconstitutional and What Conservatives Need to Do

Grace Marie Turner, President, Galen Institute

Moderator: Tom Fitton, President, Judicial Watch

2:10 pm- Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President, NRA

Presented by ACU

2:25 pm- Laura Ingraham, Host, “The Laura Ingraham Show”, Best-Selling Author, and Fox News Contributor

2:40 pm- Defending Defense: Security Threats in 2012- Iran, China, N. Korea & DoD Budget Cuts

The Honorable Asa Hutchinson, Senior Partner, Former U.S. Representative, and Former Under Secretary of Homeland Security

Van Hipp, Jr. Chairman, American Defense International

Paul Saunders, Executive Director, Center for the National Interest

The Honorable Dov Zakheim, Former Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)

Moderator: The Honorable Jim Talent, Distinguished Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

3:25 pm– The “Right” View

Presented by ACU

Michelle Duggar, Star, TLC’s “19 Kids & Counting”

S.E. Cupp, Author, Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media’s Attack on Christianity, New York Daily News Columnist, and Townhall Contributing Editor

Star Parker, Founder and President, Center for Urban Renewal and Education

4:10 pm- The Honorable Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the House

Introduced by: David Bossie, President, Citizens United

4:40 pm- Andrew Breitbart, Publisher Breitbart.com and Breitbart.tv

6:15 pm- VIP Reagan Reception

Sponsored by Altria

6:15 pm- Diamond Reagan Reception

7:30 pm- Ronald Reagan Banquet

Sponsored by Judicial Watch

Featured Speaker: Gov. Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin

SATURDAY, FEB 11th

8:55 am- Pledge and Invocation

Presented by ACU

9:00 am- Gov. Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana

Introduction: Chris Cox, Executive Director, NRA Institute for Legislative Action

9:50 am Immigration- High Fences, Wide Gates: States vs. the Feds, the Rule of Law & American Identity

Fred Smith, President and Founder, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Secretary Kris Kobach, Secretary of State of Kansas Robert Vandervoot, Executive Director, ProEnglish

Moderator: Niger Innis, National Spokesperson, Congress of Racial Equality

10:35 am- What would a Reagan Foreign Policy Look Like in 2012?

Presented by ACU

The Honorable John Bolton, Former U.S Permanent Representative to the United Nations

Introduced by David Keene, President, NRA

10:55 am- CPAC Blogger of the Year Award & CPAC- Tube Yourself Video Contest Winner- “Why Am I a Conservative?”

Presented by Gregg Keller, national Executive Director, the ACU

11:15 am– CPAC Essay Contest Winner- “Why We still Hold These Truths”- Recipient: Signe Thomas

Presented by the ACU

11:25 am- Gov. Rick Scott, Governor of Florida

Presented by the ACU

Introduced by: Al Cardenas, Chairman, the ACU

11:40am-The Phony Divide Between Fiscal & Social Conservatives: Protecting Marriage as a Case Study

Presented by the ACU

Phyllis Shlafy, Founder, Eagle Forum

Tim Goeglein, Vice President of External Relations, Focus on the Family

The Honorable David McIntosh, Former United States Representative

Moderator: Maggie Gallagher, Co-Founder, National Organization for Marriage

1:05 pm– From Reacting to Breaking News: Flexing the Muscles of the Conservative New Media InternPresented by the ACU

Ed Morrissey, Blogger, Columnist, Motivational Speaker, and Host, “Ed Morrissey Show”

Jim Geraghty, Blogger and Contributor, National Review Online

Erik Telford, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Outreach, Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity

Moderator: Floyd Brown, Author, Media Commentator, and Founder, Excellentia, Inc.

1:50 pm– Daniel Hannan, Member, European Parliament

Presented by the ACU

Introduced by Al Cardenas, Chairman, the ACU

2:15 pm- International Defender of Freedom Award- Recipient: His Excellency Vaclav Havel, Former President of the Czech Republic

Accepting on his behalf: His Excellency Petr Gandalovic, Ambassador of Czech Republic to the United States

Presented by Al Cardenas, Chairman, the ACU

2:20 pm- Why am I Living in My Parent’s Basement? How the Obama Administration’s Policies are Detrimental to Young People

Alex Schriver, National Chairman, College Republican National Committee

Lisa Stickan, Chairman, Young Republican National Federation

Abigail Alger, Director of Digital Communications, Leadership Institute

Paul Conway, President, Generation Opportunity

3:05 pm– Sen. John Coryn (TX), United States Senator and Chairman, National Republican Senatorial Committee

3:15 pm- Taking Back Wall Street: The Tea Party vs. Occupy Wall Street

Amy Kremer, Chairman, Tea Party Express

Kevin Jackson, the Black Sphere

Jennifer Stefano, Pennsylvania State Director, American for Prosperity

Dana Loesch, Editor-in-Chief, Big Journalism

Moderator: Dustin Stockton, Chief Strategist, TheTeaParty.net

4:00 pm- Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform

Presented by ACU

4:15 pm- CPAC Presidential Straw Politics Results

Tony Fabrizio, Partner, Fabrizio, McLaughlin, and Associate

Tom McDevitt, The Washington Times

4:30 pm- The Honorable Sarah Palin, Former Governor of Alaska

Introduced by Millie Hallow, Vice Chair, CPAC, Board Member, ACU Foundation

5:00 pm- Adjournment- Al Cardenas, Chairman, ACU

Sincerely,

Tom Fitton
President

P.S. Your donation now will be a big help in our critical fight for the rule of law.

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