Stop Spending, Protect Civil Liberties, Re-Open the Country

Conservative Action Project — Friday, April 17, 2020

Washington, DC
Signatures updated: 4/19/20

As the country moves toward the end of this public health crisis, conservatives urge the White House and Congress to slow the unprecedented levels of government spending, act swiftly to protect Americans’ constitutional rights, and re-open American society.

It has been just weeks since Congress passed a staggering $2 trillion bill and Members of Congress are already clamoring for even more spending. While hospitals, families, and small businesses gained access to needed relief, much of the $2 trillion went toward corporate welfare and government projects that had nothing to do with helping those most impacted by COVID19. Government spending begets government growth. Congress should put the brakes on any further spending legislation.

We further urge the Department of Justice to review the enforcement and application of stay-at-home orders around the country. While public health must be protected, overzealous enforcement has led to individuals being ticketed for driving alone in their cars, attending socially distant, drive-in churches, or just playing catch outside. Civil liberties are not luxuries to be enjoyed only during the good times. They are essential to who we are as a country. And, even during global pandemics, must be protected.

Finally, we urge the White House to provide specific guidance to areas of the country that can begin to re-open. The most powerful economy in the world cannot stay closed. The livelihoods of individuals and families are suffering, and the longer people cannot work, the more damage that will be inflicted both economically and psychologically.

We commend these recommendations to both the White House and Congress with the utmost emphasis. Congress must not use this opportunity to grow government. Civil liberties must be protected. And the country must begin to re-open.

The Honorable Edwin Meese III
Attorney General
President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)
Alfred S. Regnery
Chairman, Conservative Action Project
Chairman, Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund
The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell
Constitutional Congress, Inc.
Lisa B. Nelson
Chief Executive Officer
American Legislative Exchange Council
William L. Walton
Council for National Policy
Adam Brandon
Christopher Malagisi
Executive Director of Outreach
Hillsdale College
Mary Vought
Executive Director
Senate Conservatives Fund
Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.
Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.
President and CEO, First Liberty Institute
Penny Y. Nance
President & CEO
Concerned Women for America
Cleta Mitchell, Esq.
Foley & Lardner LLP
Myron Ebell
Director, Center for Energy and Environment
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Noah Wall
Vice President of Advocacy
Tom McClusky
March for Life Action
The Honorable David McIntosh
Club for Growth
Scott T. Parkinson
VP for Government Affairs
Club for Growth
The Honorable Bob McEwen
U.S. House of Representatives
Former Member, Ohio
The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop
White House Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)
L. Brent Bozell, III
Founder and President
Media Research Center
Thomas Fitton
Judicial Watch, Inc.
The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.
Chief Domestic Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1987-1988)
Jenny Beth Martin
Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund
The Honorable Morton C. Blackwell
The Leadership Institute
The Honorable Jim DeMint
Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute
Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)
Ed Corrigan
Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project
Executive Director, Conservative Partnership Institute
The Honorable Donald Paul Hodel
U.S. Secretary of Energy (1982-1985)
U.S. Secretary of Interior (1985-1989)
The Honorable Colin A. Hanna
Let Freedom Ring, Inc.
The Honorable Tony Perkins
Family Research Council
Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)
Executive Vice President
Family Research Council
Michael Farris
President, CEO & General Counsel
Alliance Defending Freedom
The Honorable Charles J. Cooper
Assistant Attorney General, President Ronald Reagan
Cooper & Kirk, PLLC
Ron Robinson
Young America’s Foundation
The Honorable Scott Walker
Young America’s Foundation
Justin Danhof
General Counsel
National Center for Public Policy Research
Anne Schlafly Cori
Eagle Forum
The Honorable James C. Miller III
Budget Director for President Reagan, 1985-1988
Floyd Brown
The Western Journal
The Honorable Gary L. Bauer
American Values
Mike Davis
Founder and President
The Article III Project (A3P)
Eunie Smith
Eagle Forum
Craig Shirley
Reagan Biographer
Presidential Historian
Rob Chambers
Vice President
AFA Action
Art Ally
Timothy Partners, Ltd.
C. Preston Noell III
Tradition, Family, Property, Inc
Chad Connelly
Faith Wins
Richard Hayes
Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant LLP
Dr. Rick Scarborough
Recover America Now
Gregory Quinlan
Founder and President
Center for Garden State Families
Richard Norman
Founder and President
The Richard Norman Company
Matthew Tyrmand
Matthew Tyrmand LLC
Kay R. Daly
Coalition for a Fair Judiciary
Ron Pearson
Executive Director
Conservative Victory Fund
Amapola Hansberger
Legal Immigrants for America
Penna Dexter
Point of View Radio
Paavo Ensio
Universal Minerals Group
Seton Motley
Less Government
Judson Phillips
Tea Party Nation
Willes K. Lee
National Federation Of Republican Assemblies
Steve Berger
Grace Chapel
Michelle Easton
Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women
The Honorable George K. Rasley Jr.
Managing Editor
Elaine Donnelly
Center for Military Readiness
Sheryl Kaufman
Board of Directors
Americans for Limited Government
Darrel Johnson
Attic Corp
Jack Park
Conservative Activist and Donor
Law Offices of Jack Park
Tim Wildmon
American Family Association
The Honorable Donald J. Devine
Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, President Ronald Reagan
The Fund for American Studies
Kielle C. Horton
The Lindsey Foundation
Peggy Dau
Iran Alive Ministries
Karen England
Executive Director
Nevada Family Alliance & Capitol Resource Institute
Eric Georgatos
Executive Producer
America Can We Talk?
Dr. Russell Kilpatrick
Brig Gen USAF, Retired
Dr. Paige Patterson
Sandy Creek Foundation
Dr. Richard Rounsavelle
Media Research Center
Rob Gluskin
Managing Partner
Gluskin Investment Partners
Fran Lewis
Lewis Jewelers and More
Ralph A. Rebandt II
Lead Pastor
Oakland Hills Community Church
E.W. Jackson Sr.
STAND Foundation, Inc.
Mario Navarro da Costa
Director, Washington Bureau
Tradition, Family, Property
Randy M. Long
Long Business Advisors, LLC
Caroline Lewis
Percipio Communications
E. Ray Moore
Exodus Mandate
Gerard Kassar
State Chairman
New York State Conservative Party
Allen J. Hebert
American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston
William Shaker
Washington Marketing Group
William W. Pascoe, III
Board Member
Tea Party Patriots Action
Charlie Copeland
Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Tim Macy
Gun Owners of America
Kathleen A. Patten
President and CEO
American Target Advertising
Gina Gleason
Executive Director
Real Impact
Sal Russo
Co-Founder and Chief Strategist
Tea Party Express
Susan Carleson
Carleson Center for Welfare Reform
Carolee Adams
Eagle Forum of New Jersey
Jake Hoffman
President & CEO
Rally Forge
Donna Hearne
Constitutional Coalition
The Honorable Penny Pullen
Former State Representative
Illinois General Assembly
Robert Keith Fischer
Meeting Coordinator
Conservatives of Faith
Dr. Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO
Robert D. Thompson
Former Administrator
Weyrich Lunch Meeting (1999-2016)
Lori Roman
American Constitutional Rights Union
Nancy Schulze
Women for Trump Advisory Board
Kevin Freeman
NSIC Institute
Sandy Rios
Director of Governmental Affairs
Curt Levey
Committee for Justice
Jim Martin
60 Plus Association
Saulius “Saul” Anuzis
60 Plus Association

All organizations listed for identification purposes only.

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