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The AFF Denver Chapter will have a roundtable on March 26th to discuss the first 100 days of the Obama administration. Nearly one hundred days will have passed in the Obama Administration, will libertarians and conservatives found their voice? Have Republicans discovered a comeback strategy based on ideas that libertarians and conservatives can support? Or, have Republicans simply settled into opposition against Obama and the Democrats? With a plummeting economy, do free market ideas stand a chance? Have Republicans discovered a comeback strategy based on ideas and principles that libertarians and conservatives can support? What is the road back to capitalism?
Joining us is Gene Healy of the Cato Institute; Ross Kaminsky of Rossputin.com; and Washington DC based writer Conor Friedersdorf. Moderation this discussion will be Brad Jones of Face the State and AFF.
This event will take place at the Denver Art Museum (100 West 14th Avenue). There will be drinks at 6:00 pm and the roundtable will begin at 7:00 pm. Please RSVP to Kathleen O’Hearn at email@example.com.
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On Thursday, February 26th, the newly formed Minneapolis Chapter of America’s Future Foundation will host a Speaker Series Discussion on the future of the GOP and free market principles. With President Obama in the White House and expanded Democrat majorities in Congress, with public sentiment moving against free markets in the midst of the economic crisis, and with growing public deficits locally and nationally, leading towards more massive government programs, what is the future direction for conservatism? What does it mean for freedom and the free market principles that conservatives and libertarians believe in? How do we move forward?
Joining us for this discussion is: Sarah Janeck, Republican activist and lobbyist; Sue Jeffers former candidate for Governor of Minnesota and radio show host; Marianne Stebbins, the former State Coordinator for Ron Paul’s campaign in Minnesota and Campaign for Liberty; Tony Sutton, Minnesota State Republican Party; Craig Westover, Pioeer Press Opinion Page and Minnesota Free Market Institute. Moderating this discussion will be Heather Flannery.
This event will be held at the event center at Trocadero’s Bar and Restaurant (107 Third Avenue North), Minneapolis, MN. A reception will begin at 5:30 pm with complimentary drinks and hors d’ oeuvres and the roundtable will begin at 7:00 pm. To RSVP please email Heather Flannery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 5th, 6:00pm
With a new democratic administration and ongoing financial turmoil, proponents of economic liberty are desperately fighting to steer America back towards free-market principles.
On January 21st, the AFF Chicago Chapter will host a roundtable debate to “Celebrate the Inauguration: Free Market Style”. The roundtable will take place at Sullivan’s Steakhouse with a reception beginning at 6pm. The panel will start their debate and discussion at 6:30. If you haven’t already done so, you may RSVP by sending an email to email@example.com.
The roundtable will be moderated by Mike Van Winkle from the Foundation for Economic Education. The panel will include: Professor Todd Henderson – Returning roundtable participant Professor Henderson is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. His research interests include corporations, securities regulation, bankruptcy, law and economics, and intellectual property. Gus Makris who is a tax lawyer with Sidley Austin in Chicago. His practice focuses on advising clients on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions and other transactions. Also, Phil Wilhelm the Associate Director at UBS O’Connor Securities, where he is responsible for a portfolio of Real Estate investments. Prior to OConnor, Phil was a portfolio manager at Stark Investments. And finally, Alex Makris who developed powertrain controls testing systems for General Motors. While there, Alex was awarded GM’s top technical honor, the Boss Kettering Award. In 2007, Alex founded a “Students for Ron Paul” chapter at the University of Michigan. He recruited 200 members and coordinated a 2,500 person political rally on campus. Alex is currently a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he builds financial valuation models for clients.
“AFF on the Road” next stop: Minneapolis, Minnesota! On Thursday, July 24th America’s Future Foundation will host “The Pre-convention Debate: Has the GOP gotten the message?” just a few short months before the Republican convention.
Coming off special election losses and into its convention, has the GOP gotten the message? Conservatives and libertarians have demanded that Republicans live up to their limited government principles. And yet, many Republicans in Congress voted for further increases in spending in the recent 2008 Farm Bill. At the convention, does McCain and the GOP leadership have what it takes to pull the party together around a program of limited government? Or, are the concerns of the conservative and libertarian “base” irrelevant as Obama and McCain vie for independent-minded swing voters? Join America’s Future Foundation to find out.
Joining us for this conversation is Jeff Larson, CEO of the Minneapolis St. Paul 2008 Host Committee for the 2008 Republican convention and founding partner of Feather, Larson & Synhorst and Ryan Sager, author of “Elephant in the Room: Evangelicals, Libertarians and the Battle to Control the Republican Party” (books will be available to purchase) and David Freddoso of the National Review Online. Annette Meeks of the Freedom Foundation will moderate this discussion.
This event will be held on the 3rd floor of Solera Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis. Solera is located at 900 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403. A reception will begin at 6:00 pm with drinks and hors d’ oeuvres and the roundtable will begin at 7:00 pm.
Please sent this out to your friends/colleagues in St.Paul/Minneapolis and RSVP to Kathleen@americasfuture.org.