Last year, the Conservative Party celebrated fifty years of making a difference in New York. This year we begin a new decade of standing firm to prevent Big Government and crushing debt from completely destroying the American Dream. Our 46th Annual Political Action Conference, scheduled for January 27-28, is designed to help you be informed and energized for the battles ahead.
- Kathy Gallagher, the force behind the pro-life movement in New York State, will be here to offer new ideas for presenting the pro-life agenda.
- Levi Spears will be helping us get as much as we can from social media and the internet.
- Another new face for CPPAC will be Saul Anuzis who will talk about the future of the Electoral College.
- One of the issues New Yorkers face this year is a big push for “medical” marijuana. Dave Evans, an expert on the serious problems associated with the belief that marijuana is a medicine, will address attendees.
- Kieran Michael Lalor and Kathy Marchione, both newly elected to the New York State Legislature, will also give their takes on this year’s legislative agenda.
- What would our conference be without E. J. McMahon? We don’t have to worry about that because E. J. will kick off CPPAC on Sunday.
- George Marlin will also join us again.
- Newly elected Congressman Chris Collins will offer insights on Washington.
- We are thrilled Ann Marie Buerkle will prove the fight to save America can continue outside of Congress.
- Last year at CPPAC we met Wendy Long — and after a long campaign season, Wendy will return to CPPAC as a guest speaker.
- It’s been a while since John McLaughlin stopped by, but he will be here this year.
- Grover Norquist who has been in the news quite a bit lately will also come by to bring us up to date on the future of tax pledges.
- Our featured luncheon speaker, David Bossie, is also active in the Washington, D.C. area. Mr. Bossie has been the president of Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation since 2001. While president, the organization became well known for the landmark First Amendment decision in the U.S. Supreme Court, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Released in late 2012, Citizens United Productions produced Occupy Unmasked. Before Citizens United, Mr. Bossie led investigations ranging from the Whitewater land deal to the transfer of dual-use technology to China as the Chief Investigator for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and Oversight.
The New Year will bring many new challenges. Now, more than ever, those involved in politics know this is the year we need to be informed so we can educate our neighbors, families and friends with the truth, not the spin they are subjected to in the media or by advertisements. Politics begins at the local level and this year all politics are local.
Mark your calendar for January 27-28, so you can make sure you’re prepared for the coming year. Rest assured, when our conference concludes on Monday evening, you will have spent two days gearing up for the political battles that once again await us.
We’re used to the naysayers who may consider conservatives dinosaurs, but our ideas are nowhere near extinction. We are the one political organization in New York that consistently leads the fight for the future of our state and our nation. Come listen and learn — these two days will prepare you for this fight, and push the conservative movement forward.