Sen. Shafer Earns Perfect Score from American Conservative Union
ATLANTA (July 10, 2012) – Sen. David Shafer (R-Duluth) was named a recipient of the American Conservative Union’s Defender of Liberty award, notably for his strong support of bills based on conservative principles during the 2012 legislative session. Sen. Shafer received a perfect score of 100 percent and was recognized during a reception today at the Georgia State Capitol. This is the first year the Georgia General Assembly was rated by the American Conservative Union.
“I appreciate the American Conservative Union recognizing me with the Defender of Liberty Award,” Sen. Shafer said. “I am proud of my record fighting for life, liberty and opportunity.”
In 2011, the American Conservative Union issued inaugural ratings of state legislators in five states, based on the organization’s previous Ratings of Congress. This year, the American Conservative Union will release ratings based on the votes on conservative issues by state legislators in 15 states. The American Conservative Union tracks a wide range of issues before state legislatures to determine which issues and votes serve as a clear litmus test for conservative issues.
“I am proud to present the inaugural Georgia ACU awards today to those conservative state Senators who continue to fight for fiscal responsibility, the rights of the unborn and the Second Amendment,” said Al Cardenas, Chairman of the American Conservative Union.
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.
For Immediate Release:
July 10, 2012
For Information Contact:
Natalie Dale, Director
Kate Greer, Broadcast Specialist