Thursday, March 11, 2010

Black & Urban Republicans to Descend on Washington, DC from March 18-March 20

Frederick Douglass Foundation’s 2nd annual Leadership Summit

The Frederick Douglass Foundation will hold its second annual Leadership Summit from March 18 through March 20 at The Washington Marriott at the Metro Center in Washington DC. Speakers will include RNC Chairman Michael Steele, Congressman Mike Pence, and many more.

Urban and African-American Republicans will be heading from around the nation to this years Frederick Douglass Foundation’s 2nd annual Leadership Summit held this year at The Washington Marriott at the Metro Center. The event entitled (”Changing the Direction by Changing the People”) will be in Washington, DC from March 18-March 20.

The Frederick Douglass Foundation is a public policy and educational organization which brings the sanctity of free market and limited government ideas to bear on the hardest problems facing our nation.” The organization is founded and headed by Black Republicans throughout the nation to represent the political diversity within Black America and present conservative-based solutions to the challenges facing America.

The group claims within its membership several notable Republican leaders including: 6 vice-chairman within the Republican Party at the statewide level nationally (including founders Vice-Chairman Dr. Timothy Johnson of North Carolina and Vice-Chairman Troy Rolling of Michigan); dozens of elected civic and party officials and candidates at the local, state, and congressional levels; and scores of political activists.

The Frederick Douglass Foundation will hold its second annual Leadership Summit from March 18 through March 20 at The Washington Marriott at the Metro Center in Washington DC. This year’s event promises a mix of insightful, cutting edge, and thought-provoking conversation and events

The agenda includes: an address by RNC Chairman Michael Steele on Thursday; a candidates’ forum of Black Republican congressional candidates on Thursday; an address by Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN, 6th ) Friday morning; the keynote address on Friday by Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., the great-great-grandson of two great Americans - Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington ; an address by Congresswoman Michele Bachman (R-MN, 6th) (tentative); additional panel discussions by statewide Black Republican candidates on Friday and Saturday to address controversial political issues including abortion, education, and business development; awards ceremonies on Friday evening; and the commemoration of the 156th anniversary of the founding to the Party of Lincoln and Abolition.

The Foundation invites and welcomes organizations to attend and cover any or all portions of the event in Washington. This event promises plenty of interaction with policy makers, political commentators and strategists, and Black Republicans within the fabric of ongoing Republican activities. With the candidates forums and panelists, speeches from leading national Republican figures, and appearances by noteworthy and historical statewide Black Republicans, the event will make for a good story (or set of interviews and stories) for your media outlet. Currently, the event has an tentative agreements with WVON Chicago and XM Radio’s POTUS to provide some coverage of the event.

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