WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Donald Trump will address the 11th annual gathering of the Values Voter Summit, an event that draws thousands of grassroots activists to the nation's capital. Trump is scheduled to speak Friday, September 9 -- just 59 days before Election Day. This is the first time a Republican nominee for president has addressed the Values Voter Summit since its inception in 2006. Both major party nominees have been invited to make their case to social conservative voters.
"As the 2016 presidential election approaches, there is a growing understanding among voters that the future of our freedoms and our identity as Americans hang in the balance. We are therefore very encouraged that Donald Trump has accepted our invitation to address the Values Voter Summit and make his case directly to conservative activists from across the country. The fact that he is the first Republican nominee to attend since the Summit's inception in 2006, demonstrates his understanding of the importance of values voters in the general election and his desire to work with them in addressing the critical issues facing our nation," said Family Research Council Action President Tony Perkins.
Confirmed speakers also include Senators Tom Cotton, Tim Scott, and James Lankford along with Governors Doug Ducey, Matt Bevin, and U.S. Reps. Diane Black and Louie Gohmert. Additionally, North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, Dr. James Dobson, Kirk Cameron, Star Parker, Lt. Col. Oliver North, Duck Dynasty's Al Robertson, Allen West, Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum are among many other speakers to address attendees.
The 11th annual Values Voter Summit will be held from September 9-11 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. FRC Action's Values Voter Summit is cosponsored by AFA Action, American Values, First Liberty Institute, The D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship, United in Purpose, 2nd Vote, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, and Family Research Council. An exhibit hall, book signings, radio row, media row, and much more will be packed into this three-day conference.
On Saturday evening, the Faith, Family, and Freedom Gala dinner will present Dr. Bill Bennett with the Vision and Leadership Award.
Pre-registration for media credentials is required. Please contact [email protected] to obtain credentials.
For more information on this year's Values Voter Summit, please visit: http://www.valuesvotersummit.org/
SOURCE Family Research Council Action