The fourth annual RightOnline Conference will bring together leaders in government, new media, and grassroots activism to provide important leadership and grassroots training, offering the tools and inspiration to more effectively impact public policy in favor of limited government and free enterprise. RightOnline has played a vital role over the past four years to help conservatives make an impact online. This year’s RightOnline conference will feature panels that provide further tools and resources to advance online activism on the Right. The areas of focus will include Online Activism 101, Advanced Online Activism, Tools and Resources, Investigative Reporting/Citizen Journalism, Public Policy Issues, and Grassroots Activism.
2011 Confirmed Speakers:
Governor Tim Pawlenty
Tim Pawlenty is a former two-term governor of Minnesota. During his two terms as Governor of Minnesota, Tim Pawlenty has used innovative and conservative leadership to balance the state’s budget, cut spending, reform health care and improve schools without raising taxes. Under his leadership, Minnesota has nation-leading health care, the highest school test scores, and a leading economy.After being elected governor in 2002, Tim kept his campaign promise and balanced the budget every year without raising taxes. In fact, Pawlenty cut taxes by nearly $800 million, moving Minnesota out of the top 10 highest taxed states – a goal of every Minnesota governor for over 30 years.
Michelle Malkin is a conservative syndicated columnist, best selling author, and Fox News Channel contributor.
Andrew Breitbart is publisher of the news portals Breitbart.com and Breitbart.tv. In January 2009, he launched Big Hollywood, a group blog off of Breitbart.com on Hollywood and politics from the center/right perspective. He gained greater notoriety when his second blog endeavor, Big Government, broke the ACORN prostitution scandal. Breitbart launched Big Journalism in January of 2010 and his newest blog, Big Peace, launched July 4th. Andrew co-wrote the best-selling attack on celebrity culture, Hollywood, Interrupted and was the primary developer for The Huffington Post. Look for his forthcoming book tentatively titled “Righteous Indignation” next year.
He became the regional vice president of Pillsbury’s Burger King division.. Herman was assigned to lead a low performing region of 450 of their restaurants. Within three years, it became the best performing region in the company. He then became the President and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, a company that was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. In just 14 months, Herman returned Godfather’s to profitability and he led his management team to a buyout of the company.In 1994, as head of the National Restaurant Association, where he gained national fame by challenging President Clinton on his “ClintonCare” plan. He is now a syndicated radio show host and columnist.
Senator Mike Lee
Elected in 2010 as Utah’s 16th Senator, Mike Lee has spent his career defending the basic liberties of Americans and Utahns as a tireless advocate for our founding constitutional principles. Lee is a member of the Judiciary Committee, and serves as ranking Member of the Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee protecting business competition and personal freedom. He also oversees issues critical to Utah as the top Republican on the Water and Power Subcommittee of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He serves on the Foreign Relations Committee and the Joint Economic Committee, as well.
Representative Michele Bachmann
Elected in 2006, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is the first Republican woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota. From the beginning, Congresswoman Bachmann has demonstrated bold reform, pushing to fix Washington’s broken ways. Every day she puts her constitutional conservative values to work as she represents the people of Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District, a district which contains parts of six counties, stretching from Stillwater past St. Cloud, including suburbs of the Twin Cities.
Congresswoman Bachmann is a leading advocate for tax reform, a staunch opponent of wasteful government spending, and a strong proponent of adherence to the Constitution, as intended by the Founding Fathers. She believes government has grown exponentially, with ObamaCare being the most recent example of its uninhibited growth. Congresswoman Bachmann wants government to make the kind of serious spending decisions that many families and small businesses have been forced to make. She is a champion of free markets and she believes in the vitality of the family as the first unit of government.
Representative John Kline
Congressman John Kline was elected to represent the suburbs and rural counties south of Minnesota’s Twin Cities (the Second District) in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002, and was re-elected to a fourth term in 2008. During this time, John has established himself as one of Congress’s foremost experts on defense and veterans issues, a conservative voice on tax and budget policy, an advocate for education, and a champion for helping America become more energy independent.
Representative Marsha Blackburn
Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn’s reputation for focusing on individual freedom and free enterprise boosted her from the Tennessee Senate to the U.S. House of Representatives. Blackburn was first elected to represent Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District in 2002, quickly becoming a leader in Congress and a leading voice advocating for a small, efficient federal government that is accountable to its citizens. Blackburn serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee where she is vice-chair of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade (CMT). As CMT vice-chair, she also sits on the Subcommittee on Oversight. Blackburn serves on two other critical Energy and Commerce Subcommittess: Health and Communications and Technology.
Representative Thaddeus McCotter
Thaddeus McCotter was first elected to Congress in 2002 to represent the citizens of Western Oakland and Western Wayne Counties. He has focused his efforts on preserving and promoting manufacturing and small businesses, because he knows they form the back bone of our community’s economy. He has steadfastly supported winning the War for Freedom and increasing our homeland security; tirelessly fought to reduce taxes and the size and scope of government; aHe has served as Chairman of the Republican House Policy Committee and is currently a member of the Financial Services committee.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli
Ken Cuccinelli is currently serving as the Attorney General for the State of Virgina. He has risen to national prominence by taking ObamaCare head on, challenging its constitutionality in federal court. Previous to being elected Attorney General, he served in the Virginia State Senate for seven years.
Representative Tim Huelskamp
Congressman Tim Huelskamp was elected to his first term as a United States Representative in November 2010. In the 112th Congress he represents Kansas’ First Congressional District, known as the “Big First.” His committee assignments include Agriculture, Budget, and Veterans.Congressman Huelskamp was born near and raised on the family farm in Fowler, Kansas. Pioneered by his grandparents Martin and Clara in 1926, the farm operation includes raising corn, cattle, wheat, milo, soybeans and kids. There he learned the value of hard work and personal responsibility.
S.E. is a political columnist and culture critic. She has a regular online column at the New York Daily News, and a regular feature at The Daily Caller. She is a contributing editor at Townhall magazine, and a regular contributor to Politico’s “Arena.” She has been published in the Washington Post, Newsmax, Slate, Human Events, American Spectator, Townhall, FOXNews.com, Sports Illustrated online, Maxim online, NASCAR.com, FrontPage, Detroit Free Press and others.
Erick Erickson serves as a contributor and conservative political analyst on CNN’s John King, USA. In addition to serving as a CNN contributor, Erickson is the Editor-in-Chief of RedState.com, a property of Eagle Publishing, Inc. Under Erickson’s leadership, RedState has become the preeminent right of center community online and is the most widely read right-of-center blog on Capitol Hill. Prior to leading RedState, Erickson practiced law for six year and managed a number of political campaigns.
John Fund writes the weekly “On the Trail” column for OpinionJournal.com. He is author of “Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy” (Encounter, 2004).
Guy Benson is the Political Editor of Townhall.com and America’s youngest top-market political talk show host. His writing appears on Townhall.com’s Tip Sheet Blog, and his radio program is heard weekly on Chicago’s AM 560 WINDand AM 1260 WRC in Washington, DC. He is a contributor to National Review Online’s “blog row” and Andrew Breitbart’s Big Hollywood, Big Government, and Big Journalism blogs.
Ed Morrissey is a conservative blogger, columnist, and talk show host. He wrote his original blog, “Captain’s Quarters”, from October 2003 to February 2008. He now works full-time as a blogger for HotAir.com and writes a column for The Week.
Ann McElhinney is a documentary film director and producer. In 2008 she produced and directed Not Evil Just Wrong a film which examines the devastating consequences of the global warming hysteria. The film highlights the tragic consequences of the first triumph of the environmental movement, the ban on DDT, which has needlessly resulted in the deaths of more than 40 million children and adults in the developing world.
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