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.

Dems make it impossible for Sen. Manchin to support H.R. 4

In June, just days before the U.S. Senate was to vote on Democrats’ federal takeover of elections deceptively named the ‘For the People Act,’ West Virginia’s Senator Joe Manchin drew a red line in the sand. The senator issued a three-page list of policy demands, outlining for the first time his willingness to support key provisions of Democrats’ election legislation. According to Bloomberg, Manchin’s proposed changes constituted “a bid for a compromise on an issue that has put him at odds with the rest of his party.”

2021-09-09T14:26:19+00:00September 9th, 2021|ACRU Commentary, Elections, OPED|

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

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. 

Blackwell: Supreme Court Turned the Tide in Election Integrity War

Election integrity recently won a pivotal battle against an attempt by Democrats to hijack the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) for partisan reasons. They failed when the Supreme Court in Brnovich v. DNC laid a foundation to restore Americans’ confidence in their elections so that everywhere in this nation it can be easy to vote, but hard to cheat.

Ken Blackwell Appears on Real American to Discuss Voting Rights Laws

Real America - Dan with Member of the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity & Former Senior Transition Official for President Trump, Ken Blackwell

2021-06-30T13:58:00+00:00June 30th, 2021|ACRU Commentary, Elections, Vote Fraud, Voter ID|

Effort to federalize voting system is ‘wrong’: Ken Blackwell – [VIDEO]

ACRU Policy Board member Ken Blackwell discusses the dangers of federalizing the election system on Fox News. #EasyToVoteHardToCheat

2021-06-22T21:18:21+00:00June 22nd, 2021|ACRU Commentary, Elections, Vote Fraud, Voter ID|

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|

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