Values Voters Summits

Values Voter Summit 2006
September 22–24, 2006, Omni Shoreham Hotel,Washington, DC.
AFA Action co-sponsors ‘values voter’ conference.

    This fall American Family Association Action, AFA’s political action committee, will be co-sponsoring a critical conference designed to help Christians become more effectively involved on the cultural battlefields.

    “I am pleased to announce an event of national significance that American Family Association Action is co-sponsoring this fall,” said AFA Chairman Don Wildmon. “As Christians we know how important it is that we effectively communicate our issues and widen the influence of pro-family values voters in the 2006 and 2008 elections.”

    AFA will be joined in this new event by three key co-sponsors: Family Research Council Action, Focus on the Family Action, and Americans United to Preserve Marriage.

    “The Briefing will be aimed at the grassroots values voter,” Wildmon said. “Their goal is to bring together as many values voters as possible to inform and organize for maximum impact.”

    “As we face increasing, well-funded assaults on the family, the need to inform, educate and motivate the values voter has never been greater,” he said. “The values voter was the determining factor in the 2004 presidential election and, as we move toward 2008, this voter is likely to be that determining factor again.”

    National pro-family leaders, policy makers and well-known conservative political figures will be addressing attendees.

    Topics to be addressed, will include marriage, cloning and other life issues, the entertainment industry, activist judges, grassroots political involvement and much more.
    (from American Family Association Journal April 2006, p.2)

The Washington Briefing 2007: Values Voter Summit
Hilton Washington, Washington, DC, October 19-21, 2007

    Register today for the premier values voter event of 2007. Don’t miss the largest gathering of values voters from across the nation and the gala dinner honoring Dr. James Dobson.

    2007 invited speakers include: Dr. James Dobson, Dr. Bennett, Newt Gingrich, Laura Ingraham, Chuck Colson, Benjamin Netanyahu, Michelle Malkin, Dr. Richard Land, Phyllis Schlafly, Ken Blackwell, Kate O’Bierne, Judge Robert Bork, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Senator Mitch McConnell, Gary Bauer, Alan Sears, Tony Perkins, 2008 presidential hopefuls and more.

    Last year’s inaugural briefing drew almost 1,800 people representing 45 states and foreign countries. Speakers included Sean Hannity, Tony Snow, Dr. James Dobson, Dr. Bill Bennett, Newt Gingrich, Governors Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee, Senators Sam Brownback, George Allen and Rick Santorum, Dr. Richard Land, Judge Charles Pickering and many more.

    Briefing Highlights
    Family, Faith and Freedom Gala Dinner Honoring Dr. James Dobson.
    Updates on issues such as Religious Freedoms, Marriage, Bioethics, Immigration, National Security, Radical Islam, Hollywood and other issues affecting family, faith and freedom.
    Radio and New Media Row.
    Meal functions sponsored by Focus on the Family Action, Alliance Defense Fund and American Values.
    Sunday morning worship service.

FRC: Values Voter Summit 2008, Fighting for the American Family
September 12-14, 2008, Hilton Washington, Washington, DC
Co-sponsored by the Alliance Defense Fund

Don’t miss the largest gathering of values voters from across the nation.
$95 registration $50 for students.

    ADF is pleased to be a co-sponsor of the Values Voter Summit 2008, organized by the Family Research Council. This event is an annual call to action for voter participation, education and training and a rallying event for patriotic Americans who want to transform the political landscape on issues such as the sanctity of life and marriage, immigration reform, religious freedom, health care, radical Islam, judicial activism, geopolitics, the media and more.

    Past speakers include, among others, Sean Hannity, Dr. James Dobson, and Newt Gingrich. 

    This September, values voters from across the nation will join together for The 2008 Values Voter Summit, the third annual call to action for voter participation, education and training and a rallying event for patriotic Americans who want to transform the political landscape on issues such as the sanctity of life and marriage, immigration reform, religious freedom, health care, radical Islam, judicial activism, geopolitics, the media and much more.

    Former speakers to the event have included, among others, Sean Hannity, Tony Snow, Dr. Bill Bennett, Newt Gingrich, Governors Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee, Senators Sam Brownback, Fred Thompson and Rick Santorum, Dr. Richard Land, Judges Charles Pickering and Robert Bork, and Ben Stein.

Some of the Confirmed Speakers
Rep. Michele Bachmann, US House of Representatives
Stephen Baldwin, actor
Dr. Ted Baehr, movie Guide
Gary Bauer President, American Values
Dr. Bill Bennett Host, Morning in America
Ken Blackwell, Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment, FRC
Benjamin Bull Chief Counsel, ADF
Phil Buress President, Citizens for Community Values
Chuck Colson, Chairman, Prison Fellowship
Jim Daly President, Focus on the Family Action
Tom DeLay
Lou Dobbs, CNN
Pat Fagan, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Family and Religion, FRC
Don Feder, Writer/Media Consultant
Rev. Jonathan Falwell, Senior Pastor, Thomas Road Baptist Church
Carol Franz, Adult Stem Cell Transplant Survivor
Frank Gaffney, Founder and President Center for Security Policy
Maggie Gallagher, President, Institute for Marriage and Public Policy
Prof. Robert George, Princeton University
Newt Gingrich, Chairman, The Gingrich Group
Sean Hannity, The Sean Hannity Show
Colin Hanna, President, Let Freedom Ring
Kristin Hawkins, Executive Director Students for Life of America
Roger Hedgecock, Radio Host
Bishop Harry Jackson, President, High Impact Leadership Coalition
Alveda King Pastoral Associate, Priests for life
Mark Krikorian Ex. Director, Center for Immigration Studies
Jordan Lorence, Senior Counsel, Alliance Defense Fund
Connie Mackey, Sr. VP FRC Action
Jennifer Marshall, Director, DeVos Center of Religion and Civil Society
Connie Marshner, Dir. Recruitment Strategists, Amer. Family Business Inst.
Dan McConchie, VP Americans United for Life
Kevin McCullough, Radio Host and columnist
Michael Medved, Film Critic
Tom Minnery Sr., VP of Gov. & Public Policy, Focus on the Family Action
Bishop Maryn Minns, Convocation of Anglicans in North America
Chairman, Third Branch Conference
Ed Morrissey
Kate O’Beirne, Editor, National Review
Star Parker Author, Speaker
Dick Patten, Pres. American Family Business Institute
Fr. Frank Pavone, President, Priests for Life
Tony Perkins President, Family Research Council
Ramesh Ponnuru Sr., Ed. National Review
David Prentice, Senior Fellow for Life Science, Family Research Council
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers, US House of Representatives
Gov. Mitt Romney, Former Governor of Massachusetts
Lila Rose President, Live Action
Phyllis Schlafly, Founder, of Eagle Forum
Michael Schutt Director, Christian Legal Society
Alan Sears, President and CEO Alliance Defense Fund
Peter Sprigg, VP for Policy, FRC
Jill Stanek, Columnist and Pro-Life Activist
Erik Stanley, Sr. Legal Counsel, ADF
Michael Steele, Chairman GOPAC
Ken Wales, Producer, Amazing Grace
Dr. Nicholas Zill, VP & Director, Child & Family Study Area at Westat

Sponsors:
FRC Action, legislative Action arm of FRC, Tony Perkins

    For nearly 16 years, FRC Action has maintained a vigilant presence on Capitol Hill, helping to shape the national dialogue on every issue affecting the American family…By mobilizing everyone from parents and pastors to students and state leaders, FRC Action continues to protect what America stands for: policy founded on principle.

Focus on the Family ACTION, Dr. James C. Dobson, Chairman/founder

    Since 2004, Focus on the Family Action has provided a platform for informing, inspiring and rallying those who care deeply about the family to greater involvement in the policy process. The organization does this chiefly through educating voters, grassroots lobbying and encouraging Focus constituents to more directly challenge politicians.

American Values Gary Bauer President

    American Values is a non-profit organization committed to uniting the American people around the vision of our Founding Fathers…American Values is deeply committed to defending life, traditional marriage, and equipping our children with the values necessary to stand against liberal education and cultural forces.

High Impact Leadership Coalition, Bishop Harry R. Jackson Jr.

Alliance Defense Fund, Alan Sears Pres., CEO and general counsel

    Responding to the urgent need for the legal defense and advocacy of religious freedom, the leaders of more than 35 ministries came together in 1994 to launch Alliance Defense Fund, a legal alliance defending the right to hear and speak the Truth through strategy, training, funding and litigation…Since 1994, ADF has been privileged to partner with and/or act in alliance with more than 270 ministries and organizations.

Values Voter Summit 2008—Schedule as of September 9, 2008
Saturday, September 13
7:00 a.m. Alliance Defense Fund Breakfast
8:00 Book Signing by Dr. Bill Bennett
12:15 American Values Luncheon, Speaker Gary Bauer, President

3:15–4:00 p.m. Choices
“The Battle for Marriage: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”

Maggie Gallagher, President, Institute for Marriage and Public Policy; Jordan Lorence, Senior Counsel, Alliance Defense Fund; Peter Sprigg, Vice President for Policy, Family Research Council

Abortion Politics 2008
Marjorie Dannensfelser, President and Chairman, Susan B. Anthony List; Susan Hirschmann, Principal, Williams & Jensen; Dan McConchie, Vice President and Executive Director, Americans United for Life

Ethical Edge: the Power of the Good to do Good
Carol Franz, Adult Stem Cell Recipient; Barry Goudy, Adult Stem Cell Recipient; Dr. David Prentice, Senior Fellow for Life Sciences, Center for Human Life and Bioethics, Family Research Council

“The Double Threat to Our National Security: Radical Islam”
Dr. James Edwards, Principal and Co-founder, Olive, Edwards & Cooper, LLC; Colin Hanna, President, Let Freedom Ring; Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies; Corey Stewart, Chairman, Prince William County (VA) Board of County Supervisors

“God and Caesar: Worldview, Government and the Good Life”
J. Mark Bertrand, Worldview Academy Faculty; Michael Schutt, Director, Institute for Christian Legal Studies

“How to Organize a Voter Registration Drive”
Dr. Kenyn Cureton, Vice President for Church Ministries, Family Research Council; Father Frank Pavone, Executive Director, Priests for Life

“Five Fresh Ideas for Grassroots Activists” Part 1
Tom and Liz Bognanno; Phil Burress, President, Citizens for Community Values; Tom Minnery, Senior Vice President of Government and Public Policy, Focus on the Family Action

Politics, the internet, and social conservatism
Jared Bridges, Director of Online Communications, Family Research Council; Joe Carter, Liberty Wire/Evangelical Outpost; Ross Douthat, The Atlantic; Ed Morrissey, HotAir; Kevin McCullough, Radio Host and Columnist; Jill Stanek, Columnist and Blogger

4:15–5:00 p.m. Choices
“The Role of Marriage, Worship and Research in Replacing Social Policy with Vibrant Culture”

Dr. Pat Fagan, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Family and Religion, Family Research Council; Dr. Nicholas Zill, Former Vice President and Director, Child and Family Study, Westat

Gagging the church: Winning the Freedom to Speak the Full counsel of God’s Word
Benjamin W. Bull, Chief Counsel, Alliance Defense Fund; Erik Stanley, Senior Legal Counsel, Alliance Defense Fund

“Get Out the Vote”
Phil Burress, President, Citizens for Community Values; Sarah Huckabee*

“The Future of School Choice in America”
Ken Blackwell, Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment, Family Research Council; Phillip Stutts, President, Phillip Stutts & Co. LLC; Kevin Chavous, Founder, Serving Our Children, Partner, Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, LLP

“The Double Threat to Our National Security: Illegal Immigration”
Dr. James Edwards, Principal and Co-founder, Olive, Edwards & Cooper, LLC; Colin Hanna, President, Let Freedom Ring; Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies; Corey Stewart, Chairman, Prince William County (VA) Board of County Supervisors

The Death Tax: Saving your Family’s Heritage
Tim Goeglein, Senior Advisor, American Family Business Institute; Connie Marshner, Recruitment Strategist, American Family Business Institute; Dick Patten, President, American Family Business Institute

Three Fresh Ideas for Grassroots Activists Part 2
Tom and Liz Bognanno; Tom Minnery, Senior Vice President of Government and Public Policy, Focus on the Family Action

“Turning the Tide in Your Generation”
Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director, Students for Life; Jason Mattera, Spokesperson, Young America’s Foundation; Lila Rose, President, LiveAction


Winning the Middle in 2008 without losing the Right
Colin Hanna, President, Let Freedom Ring; Ralph Reed, President, Century Strategies; Karen Bentley, The Polling Company; Ben Clarke, Luntz, Maslansky Strategic Research

7:30 p.m. Faith, Family & Freedom Gala Dinner Honoring Chuck Colson, $125.00
10:00 Book Signing by Charles Colson

Values Voters 2008 DVD from AFA

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