ACRU’s Ken Blackwell chairs the America First Policy Institute’s Center for Election Integrity in Cooperative Effort to Protect America’s Election System

By |2022-04-08T18:32:55-04:00August 21st, 2021|

The American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU) announced today that ACRU Policy Board Member and former Ohio Secretary of State, Ken Blackwell, is chairing the America First Policy Institute's Center for Election Integrity in a cooperative effort to encourage citizen involvement in protecting American elections.

Army spouse: the practical realities of overseas military voting must be simplified

By |2020-11-22T09:43:03-05:00November 22nd, 2020|

Military voting is of critical importance to Armed Forces command. But like any bureaucracy, execution can be overly cumbersome and confusing. Army spouse Tracey Miller examines the complexities of military voting (from personal experience) noting that instructions like, “fold this piece of paper and make it into an envelope” are confusing and serve as a barrier to military voting. Our service members shouldn’t have to haul around scissors, tape and extra paper in election years.

Military votes could be key in Georgia’s January 5th Senate runoffs

By |2020-11-22T09:39:32-05:00November 22nd, 2020|

The United States Senate, and perhaps our very Constitutional liberties, depends on the outcome of the Georgia Senate elections — unique in that the state’s two Senate seats are in play at the same time. The Georgia Secretary of State is currently sending out absentee ballots to Georgia residents posted in the military overseas, or at other US bases. We encourage all Georgian members of the Armed Forces to complete and return their absentee ballots as soon as they are received.

Encouraging and protecting military votes is a civilian imperative

By |2022-03-13T17:00:58-04:00September 1st, 2020|

It is the responsibility of all Americans to ensure the votes of Armed Forces members away from home arrive on time and are properly counted. The time is NOW for service members to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. Registration links are included in the article.

Who can teach history better than veterans who lived it?

By |2020-08-17T10:48:12-04:00August 17th, 2020|

We love our veterans and we love this idea. In the past, the American Legion and other veterans groups participated in civics education for young people. Now that civics education has gone the way of the Dodo Bird in public schools, why not bring this mission back? Are you involved in a local AL or VFW post? If so, we hope you’ll consider some of the suggestions in this piece.

How Absentee Voting for US Troops Won the Civil War and Ended Slavery

By |2020-07-31T15:27:34-04:00July 31st, 2020|

We found this wonderful historical story about soldiers’ votes tipping the 1864 election to Lincoln when Democrats were ready to give in to the Confederacy. The win resulted in freedom for America’s slaves and the preservation of the Union after Lincoln’s Secretary of War devised the first plan for military absentee voting. At ACRU, we are as passionate about the sanctity of military vote as was Sec. Stanton. You CAN help … we hope you will visit our Protect Military Votes website to find out how.

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