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Ohio Governor John Kasich to speak at 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

(Harrisburg, PA) – Republican Presidential candidate John Kasich will address the 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference.  A native of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania Mr. Kasich was re-elected Governor of Ohio in 2014 in a 30-point landslide election.  The conference will be held April 1-2, 2016 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA. 

Announced speakers for the conference include Republican Presidential candidate U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Fox News Channel (FNC) senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, Stephen Moore of Fox News, former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint, President of the Heritage Foundation; State Senator Scott Wagner; Daniel Garza of the LIBRE Initiative; Congressman Mike Kelly; John Gizzi of Newsmax, Jeff Lord of the American Spectator and CNN; Anita MonCrief of Americans for Prosperity and John Fund of National Review. There will also be four interactive panel presentations and three workshop sessions.

The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premiere gathering of public policy conservatives each year in the Keystone State.  It is the largest and longest-running of the state-based conservative conferences regularly attracting a long list of conservative elected officials, scholars, journalists and activists for two days of speeches, panel presentations, workshops and networking.

John Kasich was elected Governor of Ohio in 2010 and re-elected in 2014 by a 30-point margin. He worked with his fellow Ohioans to turn an $8 billion shortfall into a $2 billion surplus, cut taxes $5 billion and made Ohio one of the top job-creating states in the nation.  As chair of the Budget Committee in Congress he led the effort to balance the federal budget for the first time in a generation and served 18 years on the House Armed Services Committee where he was a strong ally of President Reagan and his national security agenda.

He has also had a successful career as an investment banker, New York Times best-selling author and at FOX News. The governor is originally from McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, a blue-collar town outside Pittsburgh where his father delivered mail for 30 years. He and his wife Karen have twin teenage daughters. You can learn more about

The 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conferencewill feature four interactive panel presentations including Tax, Borrow & Spend: How Wolf’s Agenda Harms Pennsylvanians and Enriches Unions; Restoring the American Dream; All Politics Are Local and Litigating for Liberty.  There will be three workshop sessions including: Going Viral: Make Social Media Work for You; Faith of Our Founding Fathers; and, Campaigning Like It’s 2015, Not 1999.  

Seating for the Friday evening dinner with Judge Andrew Napolitano is sold out.  However, a limited number of tickets for individuals to attend all other conference activities are available at www.paleadershipconference.org.

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Anita MonCrief to Speak at PLC2016

(Harrisburg, PA) – Anita MonCrief, of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation Grassroots Leadership Academy will speak to the 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference on her personal journey from ACORN activist, to ACORN whistle blower, to being a committed constitutional conservative. The conference will be held April 1-2, 2016 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA.

Registration for the conference is now open at www.paleadershipconference.org.

Also announced as speakers for the conference are Fox News Channel (FNC) senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, Stephen Moore of Fox News, former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint, President of the Heritage Foundation; State Senator Scott Wagner; Daniel Garza of the LIBRE Initiative; Congressman Mike Kelly; John Gizzi of Newsmax and Jeff Lord of the American Spectator and CNN. Republican Presidential candidate U.S. Senator Ted Cruz will also address the conference. There will also be four interactive panel presentations and three workshop sessions.

The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premiere gathering of public policy conservatives each year in the Keystone State. It is the largest and longest-running of the state-based conservative conferences regularly attracting a long list of conservative elected officials, scholars, journalists and activists for two days of speeches, panel presentations, workshops and networking.

Anita MonCrief is Senior Trainer and Curriculum Manager of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation Grassroots Leadership Academy. She has over sixteen years of grassroots advocacy and issue-based community organizing experience. She has collaborated with numerous liberty-minded organizations, and in her free time Anita is the vice chair of The Civil Rights Institute and a member of the advisory board of the Black Conservatives Fund.

Anita attended the University of Alabama where she majored in political science and history. She has worked with the American Bar Association’s Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (ABA CEELI), and in 2002, she partnered with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on their mission to Macedonia as an election observer.

In 2008, Anita came forward as the confidential source of the New York Times and then publicly to expose ACORN, and gained notoriety as the ACORN whistle blower.

The 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will feature four interactive panel presentations including Tax, Borrow & Spend: How Wolf’s Agenda Harms Pennsylvanians and Enriches Unions; Restoring the American Dream; All Politics Are Local and Litigating for Liberty. There will be three workshop sessions including: Going Viral: Make Social Media Work for You; Faith of Our Founding Fathers; and, Campaigning Like It’s 2015, Not 1999.

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Ted Cruz to Speak at 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

(Harrisburg, PA) – The Presidential campaign will come to the Keystone State when U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) addresses the 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference. The conference will be held April 1-2, 2016 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA.  Registration for the conference is now open at www.paleadershipconference.org

Also announced as speakers for the conference are Fox News Channel (FNC) senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, Stephen Moore of Fox News, former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint, President of the Heritage Foundation; State Senator Scott Wagner; Daniel Garza of the LIBRE Initiative; Congressman Mike Kelly; John Gizzi of Newsmax and Jeff Lord of the American Spectator and CNN.  There will also be four interactive panel presentations and three workshop sessions.

The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premiere gathering of public policy conservatives each year in the Keystone State.  It is the largest and longest-running of the state-based conservative conferences regularly attracting a long list of conservative elected officials, scholars, journalists and activists for two days of speeches, panel presentations, workshops and networking.

In addition to Senator Cruz, invitations to speak to the 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conferencehave been extended to the remaining candidates for the Republican Presidential nomination: Mr. Donald Trump, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and Ohio Governor John Kasich. 

In 2012, Ted Cruz was elected as the 34th U.S. Senator from Texas. A passionate fighter for limited government, economic growth, and the Constitution, Ted won a decisive victory in both the Republican primary and the general election, despite having never before been elected to office.

Before being elected to the U.S. Senate, Ted Cruz received national acclaim as the Solicitor General of Texas, the State's chief lawyer before the U.S. Supreme Court. Serving under Attorney General Greg Abbott, Ted was the nation’s youngest Solicitor General, the longest serving Solicitor General in Texas, and the first Hispanic Solicitor General of Texas.

In private practice in Houston, Ted spent five years as a partner at one of the nation’s largest law firms, where he led the firm’s U.S. Supreme Court and national Appellate Litigation practice.

Ted has authored more than 80 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and argued 43 oral arguments, including nine before the U.S. Supreme Court. During Ted’s service as Solicitor General, Texas achieved an unprecedented series of landmark national victories.

Prior to becoming Solicitor General, he served as the Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, as Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, and as Domestic Policy Advisor on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign.

Ted graduated with honors from Princeton University and with high honors from Harvard Law School. He served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist on the U.S. Supreme Court. He was the first Hispanic ever to clerk for the Chief Justice of the United States.

Ted and his wife Heidi live in his hometown of Houston, Texas, with their two young daughters Caroline and Catherine.

The 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conferencewill feature four interactive panel presentations including Tax, Borrow & Spend: How Wolf’s Agenda Harms Pennsylvanians and Enriches Unions; Restoring the American Dream; All Politics Are Local and Litigating for Liberty.  There will be three workshop sessions including: Going Viral: Make Social Media Work for You; Faith of Our Founding Fathers; and, Campaigning Like It’s 2015, Not 1999.

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