CPAC 2018: Scenes from the Exhibit Hall ... 1 of 5 >
Feb. 22-23 (24), 2018 - The exhibit hall is always interesting.  Groups from A to Y—Alliance for American Manufacturing to Young America's Foundation—including interest groups, publishers and think tanks promoted their ideas and products.  A directory at the front of the exhibit hall listed 67 different groups, and there were several others represented that were not on the list.  Photos of some of the booths follow (alpha):
America First Policies is an organization formed in early 2017 to promote the Trump agenda (+).  Its website states: "America First Policies is non-profit, 501(c)(4) organization supporting key policy initiatives that will work for all citizens in our country and put America first.  We are committed to empowering, educating, and mobilizing the voices of tens of millions of Americans who support a more prosperous, safer, and stronger country that allows everyone the opportunity to achieve their own American dream."

America Rising PAC "was founded in Spring 2013 for the sole purpose of exposing the truth about Democrats through video tracking, research, and strategic communications."  According to its webiste, it has "uncovered countless instances of Democratic hypocrisy and taken action to hold them accountable."  America Rising is already keeping an eye on potential 2020 candidates.  The buttons featured six potential 2020 presidential candidates: Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

American Conservation Coalition ("We're giving conservatives a voice on the environment.") is a relatively new organization.

The American Enterprise Institute is "a nonpartisan public policy research institute with a community of scholars and supporters committed to expanding liberty, increasing individual opportunity and strengthening free enterprise."

President John Hinderaker helped man the Center of the American Experiment booth.  According to its website, the Center is "Minnesota’s leading public policy organization. The Center is more than a think tank. It not only researches and produces papers on Minnesota’s economy, education, health care, the family, employee freedom and state and local governance. It also crafts and proposes creative solutions that emphasize free enterprise, limited government, personal responsibility and government accountability."

Citizens' Climate Lobby is "a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change."  Specifically the group favors a Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal which "would place a predictable, steadily rising price on carbon, with all fees collected minus administrative costs returned to households as a monthly energy dividend."

Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) was "founded [in 1985] to promote a much-needed, positive alternative voice on issues of environment and development."

Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty is "is a network of political and social conservatives who question the alignment of capital punishment with conservative principles and values." >