Feb. 18, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jim Tynen (919) 834-2099 email@example.com
RALEIGH – The Civitas Institute is proud to announce that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, one of the most dynamic members of a new generation of conservative leaders, will be appearing at our Conservative Leadership Conference in Raleigh on March 28-29.
CLC is the only annual conservative conference in North Carolina. The two-day event brings together hundreds of concerned citizens to hear top political leaders, commentators and experts provide insights on the current political scene, plus training to educate and empower citizens in how to promote limited government, free enterprise and individual responsibility.
Shortly after taking office in 2008, Gov. Jindal called a Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature to pass ethics laws that have been hailed as among the best in the nation. Additionally, the Governor’s second Special Session eliminated burdensome taxes. As a result of his reforms, Louisiana set an all-time record for total employment and private sector employment in 2013.
Among his other successes, Gov. Jindal pushed a bold plan to provide more choices for families. Louisiana now has a statewide school choice scholarship program. Moreover, outcomes are improving because of his leadership on school reforms, with high school graduation rates recently hitting an all-time high in Louisiana.
In another example of how he has moved Louisiana forward, Gov. Jindal has also tackled healthcare reform and is transforming Louisiana’s healthcare system by embracing a new approach to both physical and behavioral health care that focuses on outcomes, streamlines delivery, saves taxpayer dollars, contains costs, dramatically improves access to care, and puts patients in charge of their health decisions.
He also served as President of the University of Louisiana System and as Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and was elected twice to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Other CLC speakers will include U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, Economist Walter Williams, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and State Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger. Other speakers will be announced soon.
Previous CLC speakers include such distinguished figures as Sen. Jim DeMint, Ed Feulner, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, former Congressman Artur Davis, MD. Lt. Gov Michael Steele, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Reagan, Charles Krauthammer, Michelle Malkin, Arthur Brooks, Fred Barnes, Stephen Moore, Michael Barone, Bob Novak, John Allison, Gov. Bob Erlich (MD), Gov. Mark Sanford (SC), Sen. George Allen, Sen. Elizabeth Dole, Rep. Heath Shuler, Rep. Walter Jones, Rep. Howard Coble, Rep. Sue Myrick, Rep. J.D. Hayworth, and Rep. Virginia Foxx.
More information is available at clc2014.org.
The Civitas Institute is a policy institute based in Raleigh, N.C. More information is available at www.nccivitas.org, or contact Jim Tynen at (919) 834-2099 or firstname.lastname@example.org.