March 24, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099 Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org
RALEIGH –With a theme of “Freedom Is …,” the Civitas Institute’s ninth annual conference will kick off Friday at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley hotel.
The Conservative Leadership Conference (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.
The conference opens at 8 a.m. Friday. Appearing at the opening session will be Clarence Henderson, known for taking part in the famed 1960 Greensboro sit-in, and now chairman of the state’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commission; and Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity.
Keynote speakers scheduled for lunch that day are U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), a rising star in the Senate; Lt. Gov. Dan Forest; and the Rev. Robert Sirico, founder and president of the Acton Institute.
At dinner, Gov. Pat McCrory will be a special guest speaker. The keynote address will be delivered by distinguished economist and commentator Dr. Walter Williams.
Saturday morning speakers at the 7:45 a.m. opening session include talk-show host Jason Lewis; John Fund, senior editor for The American Spectator; Matt Kibbe, president of FreedomWorks; and health policy expert Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, one of the leaders of a new generation of conservative reformers, will deliver the Saturday lunch keynote address. The special guest speaker for the lunch will be John Papolo, CEO of the Emergent Order new media firm, who is best known for the “Keynes vs. Hayek” rap videos that have gone viral.
More than twenty breakout sessions will educate attendees about key issues in politics, education and economics. Among the experts and commentators making presentations are Catherine Engelbrecht, president and founder of the election integrity group True the Vote; and Stephen Moore, the Heritage Foundation economist who previously was on the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board.
More information is available at clc2014.org.
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