James O’Keefe to Speak at PLC

Member Group : PA Leadership Conference

March 11, 2015

For Immediate Release
Contact: Lowman S. Henry
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James O’Keefe of Project Veritas
2015 PA Leadership Conference Luncheon Speaker

(Harrisburg, PA) – His undercover investigation into ACORN led to the group’s collapse; he caused a Planned Parenthood vice president to be fired; prompted firings at National Public Radio, exposed the unsecured nature of the U.S. Mexico border by crossing into the U.S. dressed as Osama Bin Laden without being stopped, and currently has a video revealing Al Sharpton’s exploitation of recent tragedies.

He is James O’Keefe of Project Veritas and he will be the featured luncheon speaker at the 2015 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference on Saturday, April 18th. This year’s Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will be held April 17th and 18th at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), Pennsylvania.

Registration for the conference is currently open at [L]www.paleadershipconference.org[EL].

James O’Keefe is an award-winning journalist and writer. He is the founder of Project Veritas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to investigating corruption, dishonesty, was and fraud both in public and private institutions. His investigations have led directly to the passage of new legislation, federal and state investigations, congressional inquiries, the de-funding of taxpayer-funded groups, resignations, firings, re-trainings and disciplinary actions.

O’Keefe’s series on voter fraud exposes inspired several states to reform their election laws, forced resignations in Washington, and pushed FBI and Department of Justice officials to defend themselves before lawmakers. In 2014 he authored the New York Times bestseller Breakthrough: Our Guerilla War to Expose Fraud and Save Democracy.

O’Keefe joins a growing list of announced speakers for the 2015 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference include featured dinner speaker Sharyl Attkisson, author of the best-selling book Stonewalled; U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai, Phelim McAleer, producer of the film Gosnell, Brent Bozell from the Media Research Center, and John Gizzi of Newsmax. Additional speakers will be announced over the coming weeks.

The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premier gathering of conservatives each year in the Keystone State. It is the largest and longest-running of the state-based conservative conferences regularly attracting a long list of conservative elected officials, scholars, journalists and activists for two days of speeches, panel presentations, workshops and networking.

Participants will be able to select two of the five workshops offered including:

Pennsylvania’s Bill of Rights – A seminar on the rights guaranteed to us by the Pennsylvania state constitution. The seminar will be conducted by the Constitutional Organization of Liberty (COOL) with State Senator Mike Folmer, Lou Petolicchio and Jeff Griffith as presenters.

Motivating Friends & Neighbors by Telling Your Story instructs in effective personal communications with Anita Moncrief, Beth Anne Mumford and Anna McCauslin of Americans for Prosperity as instructors.

Ten Ways to Evaluate Your Member of Congress will be presented by David Haas of Heritage Action for America.

Speaking the Language of Liberty focuses on how to frame your message and will be presented by Bill Norton of the Tea Party Patriots.

Run for Office with Victory Guaranteed will be a "how to" guide to running for office with Matt Batzel of American Majority as the instructor.

The 2015 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will include four interactive panel presentations including:

There’s More to Life Than Taxes with PCNC-TV and KDKA-AM host Lenny McAllister as moderator and panelists Nate Benefield of the Commonwealth Foundation, Jake Haulk of the Allegheny Institute, Pavel Yakovlev from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Joseph Henchman of the Tax Foundation.

Speed Bumps to Success with Gene Barr of the PA Chamber of Business & Industry as moderator and panelists Darlene Robbins of the NEPA Manufacturers & Employers, Erica Clayton-Wright of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, Otto Banks from the REACH Alliance and Tom Smith of the Indiana/Armstrong Patriots.

Rising Stars moderated by Colin Hanna of Let Freedom Ring, USA and featuring State Senator Pat Stefano (R-Fayette) State Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington), State Representative Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) and State Representative Michael Regan (R-Cumberland/York).

Trust But Verify: Keeping Campaign Promises with moderator David Madeira host of The David Madeira Show on 94.3FM The Talker in Scranton and panelists Beth Ann Mumford of Americans for Prosperity-PA, Leo Knepper from the Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania and Gwenne Alexander from ACTION of PA.

The 2015 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will also feature an exhibit area featuring over 40 conservative organizations from throughout the state.

Registration for the 2015 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is now open at [L]www.paleadershipconference.org[EL].