About J. Kenneth Blackwell

Ken Blackwell is a member of the Board of Directors of ACRU Action Fund and the Policy Board of ACRU. Mr. Blackwell has had a vast political career. He was mayor of Cincinnati, Treasurer and Secretary of State for Ohio, undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. He has served on the congressionally appointed National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform and the board of the International Republican Institute. He was Co-Chairman of the U.S. Census Monitoring Board from 1999-2001. He has received many awards and honors for his work in the public sector. These accolades include the U.S. Department of State’s Superior Honor Award for his work in the field of human rights which he received from both the administrations of Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. In 2004, the American Conservative Union honored Mr. Blackwell with the John M. Ashbrook Award for his steadfast conservative leadership. Ken’s commentaries have been published in major newspapers and websites: The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, and Investor’s Business Daily. In addition, he has been interviewed by many media outlets including CBS’s Face the Nation, NBC’s Meet the Press, ABC’s This Week, and Fox News Sunday. He is a national bestselling author of three books: Rebuilding America: A Prescription For Creating Strong Families, Building The Wealth Of Working People, And Ending Welfare; The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency; and Resurgent: How Constitutional Conservatism Can Save America. His continuing education has included executive programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard. Mr. Blackwell has also received honorary doctoral degrees from ten institutions of higher education. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Xavier University in Ohio, where he later served as a vice president and member of its faculty. In 1992, he received Xavier’s Distinguished Alumnus Award and was inducted into Xavier’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015.

ACRU’s Blackwell: How low will Democrats go on pushing Jim Crow narrative?

Many on the left claim that voting integrity measures, such as voter ID, are throwbacks to the Jim Crow era. Since Jim Crow laws were enacted by Southern Democrats to force racial segregation and block economic and political power among Black Americans, Democrats should know their current claims are preposterous. As the old saying goes, “they have a lot of nerve.”

ACRU’s Blackwell: Goodbye, Election Day. Hello Corrupt Politicians Act

A notorious bill moving through Congress – H.R. 1 – contains a swarm of bad ideas. But little noticed is a provision that makes Election Day obsolete. We’ve lost so many unifying cultural events that bring Americans together, it is no surprise that H.R.1 not only would start the election weeks earlier, but also prolong the election well after Election Day.

ACRU’s Blackwell Exposes Real Racism in WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall Show

ACRU Policy Board Member Ken Blackwell joined the Mornings on the Mall Show to expose the blatant hypocrisy by "woke corporations" and the left's insistence that minorities aren't capable of obtaining identification. Blackwell wonders why Major League Baseball and others require IDs routinely while insisting it's racist to require an ID to vote.

2021-04-22T12:17:37+00:00April 22nd, 2021|ACRU Commentary, Elections, OPED, Vote Fraud, Voter ID|

ACRU’s Blackwell: Baseball strikes out on protecting American voters

ACRU's Ken Blackwell is a shareholder of the Cincinnati Reds, and has a wonderful family association with the history of black baseball. In this interview on Chicago's The Answer radio program, he gives his view on the MLB moving the All Star game away from the workers of Atlanta based on the lie that the Georgia voting law is racist. Vote safety laws protect ALL voters of every race.

2021-04-22T12:13:49+00:00April 15th, 2021|ACRU Commentary, Elections, OPED, Video|

ACRU’s Ken Blackwell Discusses Risks of a “More Muscular” Central Government on CL Bryant Show

Listen as ACRU's Ken Blackwell fearlessly defends liberty and the "risk" people must be willing to take to stay free in his interview with Rev. CL. Bryant. Amb. Blackwell notes ACRU is "in the middle of the fight to save our Constitutional Republic" by educating people about the dangers of the For The People Act, which will move us toward oppressive one-party, centralize rule -- and away from freedom. 

2021-04-22T12:15:11+00:00April 15th, 2021|ACRU Commentary, OPED|

ACRU’s Blackwell: The Left’s Hoodwinking of America

In his latest blockbuster piece, ACRU Policy Board Member Ken Blackwell likens the suppression of voice and vote during the Nazi regime to the falsely named For the People's Act, proposed by liberals and awaiting Senate action. It is important that every American understand its dangerous implications and the ease in which it would usher in political corruption and totalitarian one-party rule.

2021-03-23T19:53:57+00:00March 23rd, 2021|ACRU Commentary, Elections, OPED, Vote Fraud|

ACRU Actions’s Blackwell: State legislators must defend citizens’ votes

Election protocols and vote integrity are the Constitutional purview of state legislators. As ACRU Action's Amb. Ken Blackwell notes, they must keep our votes secure, especially after liberal judges stole legislative power by green-lighting liberal anti-vote security lawsuits before the election.

2021-02-15T14:20:11+00:00November 28th, 2020|ACRU Commentary, Elections, OPED, Vote Fraud|

ACRU Action’s Ken Blackwell condemns the trail of fraud in the Keystone State

From his experience as the former mayor of Cincinnati and a high ranking Ohio state official, ACRU Action Board Member Amb. Ken Blackwell takes on the corruption and bad intent of PA Governor Tom Wolf and his agenda to nullify votes of the good people of Pennsylvania.

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