Conservative Action Project

March 30, 2023
Washington, D.C.

The conservative movement stands with Senator Rand Paul in his support of re-hiring firefighters terminated for not receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. The Senate will soon have an opportunity to consider this amendment and we urge all senators to support this and other Republican amendments.

The Senate is currently considering S.870, which reauthorizes grant funding for fire departments. The authorization expires in 18 months. The Congressional Budget Office estimates it will cost $15.8 billion over ten years, without an offset.

Unfortunately, firefighters whose stations receive federal support under this program were, over the last few years, told to submit to the COVID-19 vaccine mandates or they would lose their livelihood. In Los Angeles alone, over 100 firefighters were removed from duty without pay for choosing not to get the vaccine.

It is unconscionable that we should put American citizens in this position. It not only goes against the vital free conscience rights of every American, it impacts critical sectors of our economy.

The Senate should begin to undo the damage wrought by heavy-handed and irrational COVID-19 mandates. Senator Paul’s amendment is a first step in that direction. The Senate should take up this amendment and others in a robust amendment process. We ask all senators to support it, and we urge the Senate not to pass S.870 unless it includes Senator Paul’s amendment.

The Honorable Edwin Meese III
Attorney General
President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)
The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell
Chairman, Conservative Action Project
Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.
Kevin Roberts, Ph.D.
The Heritage Foundation
The Honorable Bob McEwen
U.S. House of Representatives
Former Member, Ohio
David N. Bossie
Citizens United
Penny Y. Nance
President & CEO
Concerned Women for America
The Honorable Tony Perkins
Family Research Council
L. Brent Bozell III
Founder and President
Media Research Center
Jenny Beth Martin
Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund
The Honorable Jim DeMint
Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute
Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)
Ed Corrigan
Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project
President & CEO, Conservative Partnership Institute
Wesley Denton
Chief Operating Officer
Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)
David Bozell
Myron Ebell
Director, Center for Energy and Environment
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Cleta Mitchell, Esq.
Senior Legal Fellow
Conservative Partnership Institute
The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.
Chief Domestic Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1987-1988)
The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop
White House Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)
William L. Walton
The Bill Walton Show
Resolute Protector Foundation
The Honorable Mary Vought
Executive Director
Senate Conservatives Fund
Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.
President and CEO
First Liberty Institute
Thomas E. McClusky
Greenlight Strategies, LLC
Mike Berry
General Counsel and Director of External Affairs
First Liberty Institute
Lori Roman
ACRU Action Fund
Terry Schilling
American Principles Project
Bob Carlstrom
AMAC Action
Chad Connelly
Founder and President
Faith Wins
Alfred S. Regnery
Republic Book Publishers
Star Parker
Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)
Marty Dannenfelser
Vice President for Government Relations and Coalitions
Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)
The Honorable Paul S. Teller, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Advancing American Freedom
Rod D. Martin
Founder and CEO
Martin Capital, Inc.
Guillermo J. Aragon
Chief Strategy Officer
Martin Capital, Inc.
Christina Murphy, Esq.
The Martin Foundation
Lourdes Cosio
Campaign for the American Future
Kristen A. Ullman
Eagle Forum
Melvin Adams
Noah Webster Educational Foundation
Kelly Monroe Kullberg
Senior Advisor
American Association of Evangelicals (AAE)
Allen Hebert
American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston
C. Preston Noell III
Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.
Tom Donelson
Americas PAC
Robert K. Fischer
Meeting Coordinator
Conservatives of Faith
The Honorable Mike Hill
Former Member
Florida State Representative
Richard Norman
Founder and President
The Richard Norman Company
Eaton Hopkins
MorningStar Investment Group, LLC
Lee Beaman
Beaman Ventures
Dr. Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO
Corstet LLC and
Ron Pearson
Executive Director
Conservative Victory Fund
Amb. Hank Cooper
Reagan’s Defend and Space Negotiator
Former SDI Director
Kevin Freeman
NSIC Institute
The Honorable Gary L. Bauer
American Values
Ellen Grigsby
Strategic Relationships Director
Frontlines International
Saulius “Saul” Anuzis
60 Plus Association
James L. Martin
60 Plus Association
E.C. Sykes
General Partner
Aslan Ventures
The Honorable Richard Hayes
State Representative
State of Texas
Elaine Donnelly
Center for Military Readiness

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