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September 10, 2012 Print

Conservatives Prepare for Values Voter Summit

by Bethany Monk

Thousands of conservatives from across the country will gather this weekend at the 2012 Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., to explore hot-button issues facing the country.

Speakers — including vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and author and historian Oliver North — will discuss topics ranging from religious freedom and the sanctity of human life to government spending and health care reform.

The most important issues could easily be the country’s “virtue deficit,” or the breakdown of values threatening families, marriage and the sanctity of life, said American Values President Gary Bauer, who is also scheduled to speak at the summit. “It’s a great opportunity to promote a whole agenda for the renewal of our country, not just a narrow agenda.”

The summit also serves as a means to “bring together those folks around the country committed to family, faith and freedom,” Bauer added.

The Heritage Foundation, a one of the summit’s co-sponsors, will feature some of its own speakers, including Matthew Spalding, who will discuss economic inequality.

Other speakers include Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), and Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

The summit will take place Sept. 14-16 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Registration is still open.

See the 2012 Values Voter Summit schedule.



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