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Ignited States of America

Posted By Josh Shepherd On August 3, 2011 @ 12:30 pm In Culture | Comments Disabled

Americans have lit a fire under Washington. At town-hall meetings, Tea Party events, and the ballot box, citizens are making their voices heard. On October 7–9, thousands from across the land will gather at the Values Voter Summit [1] to speak out on the issues that matter and listen in as leaders address current events that impact our freedoms, families, national security, and traditional values.

The Values Voter Summit always features high-caliber speakers, and this year’s lineup [2] is no different. Already confirmed are several Members of Congress, including House Speaker John Boehner (R–OH) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R–VA); media personalities Mark Levin and RedState.com’s Erick Erickson; leading voices against Obamacare, including Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli; pro-family activist Bishop Harry Jackson; and many more. Sean Hannity calls it “the premier conservative event now in the country.”

As a sponsor of the Values Voter Summit, The Heritage Foundation will be there in force this year. Robert Rector, whose recent study on poverty [3] lit up national media from Fox News to the Huffington Post to the Drudge Report, will lead an interactive panel discussion on “How the Welfare State Erodes the Family.” Recently starring in the short film We Still Hold These Truths [4], Matthew Spalding, Ph.D., will host an informal breakfast on American renewal. And the policy experts behind “Saving the American Dream [5]” will share the way forward to fix our national debt, cut spending, reform health care by empowering patients—not bureaucrats—and restore prosperity in America.

To close the weekend, the Faith, Family and Freedom Gala Dinner will honor Heritage’s own Ed Meese, former Attorney General under President Reagan, with the Vision and Leadership Award. Notables including Levin, Phyllis Schlafly, and Heritage’s President Edwin Feulner, Ph.D., reveal behind-the-scenes stories and lessons from Meese’s revolutionary career.

It’s a weekend not to miss—the Values Voter Summit [2] on October 7–9 in Washington, D.C.


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[1] Values Voter Summit: http://www.valuesvotersummit.org/

[2] this year’s lineup: http://www.valuesvotersummit.org/speakers

[3] recent study on poverty: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2011/07/What-is-Poverty

[4] We Still Hold These Truths: http://www.westillholdthesetruths.org/

[5] Saving the American Dream: http://www.savingthedream.org/

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