For Immediate Release
Contact: Eric Christensen
(Herndon, VA) The American Conservative Union (ACU) Foundation named Landmark Legal Foundation President Mark R. Levin the recipient of this year's Ronald Reagan Award. The Ronald Reagan Award is the highest honor bestowed by the ACU Foundation, and the ACU is one of the oldest and most highly regarded organizations in the conservative movement.
The Ronald Reagan Award is awarded to individuals "exemplifying the Reagan spirit, and for accomplishment in helping to build a better future based upon the principles of the conservative movement." The Ronald Reagan Award, which was originally endowed by the late Dr. Robert Krieble, was presented at the 2001 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Arlington, Virginia, last Friday.
During the presentation of the award, ACU President David Keene read the following statement from Rush Limbaugh:
"I like to say that the great thing about America and conservatism is that both are powered by ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things. Mark Levin is one of those people, who, for the most part, labors in relative obscurity, not seeking the spotlight and not doing what he does for the fame and notoriety of it. I think it is time he got the recognition he deserves as on of the true forces behind our movement."
Levin said today, "I am truly honored and humbled to receive this award from an organization I have long admired, and in the name of one of America’s greatest statesmen. Much of the credit for this award belongs to the people I’ve worked with over the years, especially my colleagues at Landmark and in the former Reagan Administration."
Landmark Legal Foundation, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, is a public interest law firm with offices in Kansas City, MO and Herndon, VA.