Urbandale, IOWA – Senator Ted Cruz, former Governor Mike Huckabee, and Senator Tim Scott are newly confirmed speakers for The Family Leadership Summit, scheduled for August 9 at Stephens Auditorium on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, IA.
Other confirmed speakers include David and Jason Benham, Governor Terry Branstad, Pastor Rafael Cruz, Governor Bobby Jindal, Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, New York Times best-selling author Joel Rosenberg, and former Senator Rick Santorum. Additional press releases will be sent as speakers are confirmed.
The FAMiLY LEADER announces the addition of Citizens United as an official national partner of The 3rd Annual Family Leadership Summit. Earlier this week, the Family Research Council Action joined with The FAMiLY LEADER as national partner.
“It is a great honor to again partner with THE FAMiLY LEADER to bring this important summit to the grassroots of Iowa,” said David N. Bossie, president of Citizens United. “The Family Leadership Summit is a must-attend annual event for both national and Iowa leaders to rally the conservative movement around our shared principles of pro-family values. I am looking forward to working with Bob Vander Plaats to ensure this is another great event that Iowans can be proud of.”
Bob Vander Plaats, president & CEO of The FAMiLY LEADER, said, “We are thrilled that Citizens United is joining with us for the third straight year of the Summit. We appreciate their willingness to come to Iowa to inspire and motivate conservatives in the heartland of America.” He added, “I’m extremely excited to learn about the participation of Governor Huckabee, Senator Cruz, and Senator Scott, adding to our already well-known line up of speakers. Conservatives won’t want to miss this day!”
The purpose of The FAMiLY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT is to educate and mobilize the conservative base regarding worldview application and issues that impact the family. The Summit will provide Iowans the opportunity to hear top conservative national leaders, gathered in one place, cast their leadership vision.
Last year’s Summit processed 2,000 tickets, credentialed 80+ state/national media, and received a great deal of national media coverage including live remote broadcasts by both NBC and ABC. At TFL’s 1st Annual Family Leadership Summit in 2012, they sold out its 1,000 seat capacity auditorium and were blessed to conclude the event with Governor Huckabee doing his FOX News weekend show, Huckabee, live from the Summit.