Values Voter Summit 2011

The premiere conservative event in the country features several GOP presidential contenders among its speakers.

OHATCHEE, Al. October 7, 2011 — This column will feature updates as the event goes on. I’ll be a featured tweeter, so follow me at @SincerelyAmanda. Fellow Communities columnist Gabriella Hoffman is in Washington for the event and is also a featured tweeter, so be sure to follow her at @Gabby_Hoffman.

Watch the webcast at or on C-SPAN:

The webcast will show the following (also see full schedule, which includes breakout sessions not filmed on webcast):

October 7th (8:40 a.m. - Noon EST)

Welcome by Tony Perkins, President, FRC Action and Family Research Council (FRC)*
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)*
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.)*
Lt. General Benjamin Mixon (Ret.), Former Commander, Multi-National Division, Iraq*
   and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.)*
The 2010 Freshmen: A Touch of Class
      - Representative Ann Marie Buerkle (R-N.Y.)*
      - Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.)*
      - Representative Mike Pompeo (R-Kans.)*
      - Connie Mackey, President, FRC Action PAC*
Saving the American Dream
      - Stuart Butler, Distinguished Fellow and Director, Center for Policy Innovation, The Heritage Foundation*
      - Nina Owcharenko, Director, Center for Health Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation*
      - Dr. Matt Spalding, Vice President, American Studies and Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies, The Heritage Foundation*
      - Genevieve Wood, Vice President, Leadership for America Operations, The Heritage Foundation*
Mathew Staver, Chairman, Liberty Counsel and Dean, Liberty University School of Law*
Senator Rick Santorum, Republican Presidential Candidate*

(2:00-5:00 P.M.)

Representative Steve King (R-Iowa)*
Governor Rick Perry (R-Texas), Republican Presidential Candidate*
All-Star Media Panel
      - Jared Bridges, Family Research Council, Director of Online Communications (Moderator)
      - Joe Carter, Web Editor, First Things*
      - Kathryn Jean Lopez, Editor, National Review Online*
      - Ed Morrissey, Writer,*
Laura Ingraham, “The Laura Ingraham Show”*
Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)
Ted Cruz, Former Solicitor General of Texas*
Herman Cain, Republican Presidential Candidate*
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Republican Presidential Candidate*

(7:20 - 9:30 P.M.)

Special Performance by Collin Raye, StarPointe Records Platinum Album Country Music
Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Republican Presidential Candidate*
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R-Va.)*
Governor Bobby Jindal (R-La.)*
Star Parker, President and Founder, Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)*

October 8th (9:00 A.M. - Noon)

Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas), Republican Presidential Candidate*
Dr. Bill Bennett, Host, Morning in America*
Governor Mitt Romney, Republican Presidential Candidate*
Bryan Fischer, Director of Issues Analysis, American Family Association*
Straight Talk on Gay “Marriage”
      - Moderater: Tom McClusky, Senior Vice President, FRC Action*
      - Daniel Avila, J.D., Policy Advisor for Marriage and Family , U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops*
      - Brian Brown, Executive Director, National Organization for Marriage*
      - Derek McCoy, President, Maryland Family Alliance*
      - David Tyree, Former Wide Receiver, New York Giants
Lt. General William Boykin (Ret.), Former Commander, Delta Force*

(2:00 - 3:00 P.M.)

Representative Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)*
Glenn Beck, Founder, Glenn Beck TV*


Amanda Read is an unconventional scholar, a Southerner without an accent, a Christian who hasn’t been a churchgoer in 17 years and a college student who lives with eight younger siblings. A writer and artist, she blogs at and is the author of the historical drama screenplay The Crusading Chemist. Amanda is majoring in history and minoring in political science at Troy University.

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