There aren’t any elections being held June 14-16, 2007, but those still will be red-letter days for the conservative movement, thanks to the National Taxpayers Conference. The event, co-organized by the National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF) and Iowans for Tax Relief, will take place at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. Since 1989, the meeting has provided the launching pad for America’s ongoing taxpayer revolt.
Conference attendees will hear inspiring messages from public officials across America, chosen not for their celebrity but for the wisdom they can share as taxpayer advocates. As a bonus, NTUF has invited candidates for President who have demonstrated a commitment to rolling back big government.
Even so, the National Taxpayers Conference won’t feature long-winded speeches about “what’s wrong with the system.”
“How” will be the operative word—how to learn from successes and failures, how to persevere, and how to put principles into action.
Attendees will interact with experts in areas such as ballot-access laws, media relations, fundraising and many others. Armed with these skills, ordinary citizens can overcome the challenges politicians put in their way.
This is not speculation. People from all walks of life—a college textbook salesman, a health club owner, an electrician, homemakers, retirees—are conference graduates. They’ve succeeded everywhere, even in places such as Massachusetts, Oregon, Washington, and other unlikely hotbeds of taxpayer dissent.
This year’s conference is already shattering attendance records and enlisting allies—the event has 26 co-sponsoring or exhibiting groups and supporters, representing a “Who’s Who” on the conservative scene. Well-known personalities such as syndicated columnist Deroy Murdock and the Wall Street Journal’s John Fund have agreed to serve as panelists.
Human Events readers who want to fight the tax-and-spenders in their own backyard shouldn’t miss the National Taxpayers Conference. To register, and get in on special discounts, visit www.ntu.org or call (703) 683-5700.
Best of CPAC 2007 Video
The American Conservative Union has just announced that a six-DVD set titled The Best of CPAC 2007: Forging a Bold Conservative Future is now for sale. The video collection is available for a limited time at the discounted rate of $100.00 (includes shipping & handling). Go to www.CPAC.org for more information and to order the video.
Christopher Buckley to Keynote Annual CEI Dinner
The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) will be holding its annual dinner and reception at the Hyatt Regency Washington Capitol Hill on May 24.
Christopher Buckley, son of National Review founder William F. Buckley, Jr., will offer the keynote address at this year’s event. Buckley, who, according to Fortune magazine, is “the quintessential political novelist of his time,” is the winner of the distinguished ninth annual Thurber Prize for American Humor.
Buckley, editor in chief of Forbes Life, is the author of 11 books, including Boomsday (April 2007), Thank You For Smoking, God Is My Broker, Little Green Men, No Way to Treat a First Lady, Washington Schlepped Here, and Florence of Arabia. Thank You for Smoking was developed into a major motion picture starring Robert Duvall, Katie Holmes, and Aaron Eckhart. His books have been translated into over a dozen languages, including Russian and Korean.
CEI is a non-profit public policy organization dedicated to advancing the principles of free enterprise and limited government. The organization promotes the belief that individuals are best helped not by government intervention, but by making their own choices in a free marketplace. It is a nationally recognized as a leading voice on a broad range of regulatory issues, from free-market approaches to environmental policy to antitrust and technology policy to risk regulation.
Since its founding in 1984, CEI has grown into a $3 million institution with a team of more than 20 policy experts and other staff.
For more information on the dinner, call CEI at (202) 331-1010 or visit www.cei.org. n