How You Too Can Influence Public Policy as a Conservative Volunteer

Conference Event Coordinator Richard Buck (left) and Richard Conn (right) present "Honorary Membership" Certificate to Christopher Carmouche after his remarks at the February Freedom Leadership Conference sponsored by Grasstops USA, where he is President.

Conference Event Coordinator Richard Buck (left) and Richard Conn (right) present “Honorary Membership” Certificate to Christopher Carmouche after his remarks at the February 2013 Freedom Leadership Conference sponsored by Grasstops USA, where he is President.

Tell your Story in 1 Minute at the “Conservative Volunteers Lightning Round” of Freedom Leadership Conference June 24 in Northern Virginia

Regardless of whether you can attend and stand up to share your own idea on “How I Volunteered to Influence Public Policy as a Conservative Volunteer” most recently in the 1-minute “Lightning Round” at the June 24 Freedom Leadership Conference, we want to hear your story – in person or by reply email or at our Facebook page. Continue reading

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Concerned Veterans for America to Sponsor Freedom Leadership Conference

Pete Hegseth, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America (left), CVA Legislative Director Dan Caldwell (right) on Fox TV recently. Marine Veteran Caldwell is one of two principal speakers at the June 24 Freedom Leadership Conference.

Concerned Veterans for America CEO Pete Hegseth (left), CVA Legislative Director Dan Caldwell (right) on Fox TV recently. Marine Veteran Caldwell is one of two principal speakers at the 6/24 Freedom Leadership Conference.

CVA Legislative and Political Director Dan Caldwell to seek support for VA Accountability Act pending in Congress

The conference originally scheduled for May has been postponed into June to accommodate an additional sponsor for the Freedom Leadership Conference to focus on the VA Accountability Act just introduced in Congress.  The new sponsor is Concerned Veterans for America, which will send its Legislative and Political Director, Marine veteran Dan Caldwell, to speak to the Conference.  Dr. Johnnie L. Simpson, Jr. will speak in behalf of the other conference sponsor, Uniformed Services League.  To attend the free conference an advance RSVP is required.  The new conference flyer is HERE.
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Freedom Leadership Conference Changed to Wed. June 24

June 24 Conference Speaker Dan Caldwell is in good company with other Concerned Veterans for America leaders he is shown here with, all of whom have a distinguished track record of service to America – in their past military career and now as spokesmen for America’s veterans, (L to R) Pete Hegseth, Darin Selnick, Dan Caldwell, Kurt Lofquist.  Caldwell joins Dr. Johnny L. Simpson speaking at the June Freedom Leadership Conference sponsored by CVA and by Uniformed Services League (USL).

June 24 Conference Speaker Dan Caldwell is in good company with other Concerned Veterans for America leaders he is shown here with, all of whom have a distinguished track record of service to America – in their past military career and now as spokesmen for America’s veterans, (L to R) Pete Hegseth, Darin Selnick, Dan Caldwell, Kurt Lofquist. Caldwell joins Dr. Johnny L. Simpson speaking at the June Freedom Leadership Conference sponsored by CVA and by Uniformed Services League (USL).

Concerned Veterans for America to be Conference Sponsor along with Uniformed Services League

The May Freedom Leadership Conference has been postponed to June 24 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Fairfax, VA to accommodate new sponsor, Concerned Veterans for America.  They will provide their Legislative and Political Director, Dan Caldwell, as their speaker, joining Dr. Johnny L. Simpson, Jr., speaking for Uniformed Services League.  A major focus of the conference will be support for the new VA Accountability Act introduced in Congress several weeks ago.  Further details will be released Monday.  Mark your calendar now for June 24 and stay tuned for the early bird dinner discount details and the new flyer. (we regret the several changes – from May 20, to May 26 and now this final date but we have a better conference planned as a result).  Continue reading

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Concerned Veterans for America to Sponsor June 24 Conference to Push VA Accountability Act in Congress

Concerned Veterans of America leaders have a distinguished track record of service to America – in their past military career and now as spokesmen for America’s veterans, such as  (L to R) Pete Hegseth, Darin Selnick, Dan Caldwell, Kurt Lofquist.  One or more of them will speak at the May 27 Freedom Leadership Conference sponsored by CVA and by Uniformed Services League (USL).

Concerned Veterans of America leaders have a distinguished track record of service to America – in their past military career and now as spokesmen for America’s veterans, such as (L to R) Pete Hegseth, Darin Selnick, Dan Caldwell, Kurt Lofquist. CVA will announce their speaker for the June 24 Freedom Leadership Conference sponsored by CVA and by Uniformed Services League (USL).

Date changed from May 20 to June 24, also to be sponsored with Uniformed Services League, new speaker lineup to be announced

Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) will be a major sponsor of the next Freedom Leadership Conference in Northern Virginia, with the date changed from 5/20 to the new date of Wednesday, June 24 at the Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax on Route 50 near the intersection of I-66, in order to focus attention on the continuing plight of American military veterans under the administration of Barack Obama and to continue its push for Congress to adopt the new “VA Accountability Act.” Continue reading

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Conference to Feature Endorsement of VA Accountability Act

Uniformed Services League will ask "Do you trust Barack Obama" at the May 20 Freedom Leadership Conference it sponsors

Uniformed Services League will ask “Do you trust Barack Obama” at the May 20 Freedom Leadership Conference it sponsors

Uniformed Services League to seek petition support for Congressman Jeff Miller Legislation at Freedom Leadership Conference of May 20

The Uniform Services League (USL), sponsor of the May 20 Freedom Leadership Conference, announced today it will seek support via a new petition drive, of the new “VA Accountability Act” introduced by Congressman Jeff Miller, Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. Continue reading

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Uniformed Services League Praises Advocates for American Veterans

Commends Congressman Mike Coffman, Fox TV Journalist Pete Hegseth as Dr. Johnnie Simpson Prepares for May 20 Freedom Leadership Conference in Northern Virginia

(L to R) Congressman Mike Coffman, Fox TV Journalist Pete Hegseth and USL spokesman Dr. Johnnie L. Simpson, Jr.  putting pressure on VA to keep its promises to American military veterans

(L to R) Congressman Mike Coffman, Fox TV Journalist Pete Hegseth and USL spokesman Dr. Johnnie L. Simpson, Jr. putting pressure on VA to keep its promises to American military veterans

With barely a week until the May 20 Freedom Leadership Conference in Northern Virginia, this month’s conference sponsor, Uniformed Services League, issued a bulletin praising advocates for neglected American military veterans, including Congressman Mike Coffman, Fox TV Journalist Pete Hegseth and its own spokesman who will keynote the conference, Dr. Johnnie Simpson.  The early bird discounted tickets for dinner with Dr. Simpson expires at 11 PM tonight although there is still time to reserve the free tickets to the conference which begins at 7:30 PM at the Hilton Gardens Hotel on Rt. 50 near I-66 in Fairfax, Virginia.
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Veterans Medical Care Neglected by Obama Set for May 20 Conference Theme

Dr. Johnnie L. Simpson, Jr. to speak at Wed. 5/20 Conference

Dr. Johnnie L. Simpson, Jr. to speak at Wed. 5/20 Conference

Dr. Johnnie L. Simpson, Jr. hopes to Rally Support at Freedom Leadership Conference sponsored by Uniformed Services League in Fairfax, Virginia

Dr. Johnnie L. Simpson, DBA/BI, paralyzed during his service in the U.S. Army during the Iraq War and fighting the Veterans Administration ever since for the medical care promised to him and other American servicemen, will be the featured speaker at the Freedom Leadership Conference on Wednesday, May 20 at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Fairfax, Virginia. Continue reading

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Freedom Leadership Conference Prepares 2015 Series in Northern Virginia

Conference sponsor Gun Owners of America provided one of the most popular of the monthly series of Freedom Leadership Conference in northern Virginia in the 2013-2014 series, Larry Pratt, its Executive Director (listen to his remarks at our youtube section), shown here on Fox News.

Conference sponsor Gun Owners of America provided one of the most popular of the monthly series of Freedom Leadership Conference in northern Virginia in the 2013-2014 series, Larry Pratt, its Executive Director (listen to his remarks at our youtube section), shown here on Fox News.

The Freedom Leadership Conference has issued its first call for co-sponsor organizations for its new monthly series to begin in April, 2015 in Northern Virginia at the Fair Oaks Marriott Hotel at Rt. 66 and Rt. 50.

The annual conference founded 16 years ago as the Western Conservative Conference, operated in southern California for three years with primary sponsors that included major conservative organizations and support publications such as The Washington Times National Weekly Edition, plus Human Events, Young Americans for Freedom, Gun Owners of America, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Accuracy in Media, Judicial Watch, Leadership Institute, Legal Affairs Council, Traditional Values Coalition, US Justice Foundation and many more. Continue reading

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CPAC: Gathering Place for Coalition Conservatives?

Is the Conservative Political Action Conference still the top networking opportunity for all three legs of the conservative movement?

I have written nearly 100 columns here at REDSTATE from the perspective of what is popularly called the “social wing” of the conservative movement for the past several years but I have also never made any secret of the fact that personally, I am more of a “coalition conservative” whose views are in keeping with all three “legs” of our cause.  During the Reagan campaigns for President he united all three of those groups, campaigning for the GOP nomination with the active support of defense conservative, economics conservatives and the so-called “social” issue conservatives.” Continue reading

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Roman Buhler of Madison Coalition to speak on “Liberty Amendments” this Wed. 11/13

Freedom Leadership Conference also announces Roger Aronoff of Accuracy in Media on “Phony Bengazi Scandal?” at Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks at 7 PM

Lt. Colonel Tim Hanigan, USMC (Ret.) gives advance preview of Uniformed Services League sponsored conference

Lt. Colonel Tim Hanigan, USMC (Ret.) gives advance preview of Uniformed Services League sponsored conference

Lt. Colonel Tim Hanigan, USMC (Ret.) gives a preview at our last Freedom Leadership Conference about what is planned for the Conference this Wednesday evening with its “Salute to our Servicemembers” theme and keynote remarks by the top conservative U.S. Congressman from Pennyslvania, Scott Perry (also an active duty Colonel).  Lt. Colonel Hanigan’s brief remarks last month touch on the importance of the “core values” that are instilled in military leaders, which are so often very much at odds with the absence of such core leadership values in so many of today’s political and even some of the newer military leaders.
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