April 27, 2023

A Seat at the Table

Speakers

Bill Spadea

ASATT Emcee, NJ’s Leading Radio Host & Founder of the Common Sense Club

Bill Spadea is an entrepreneur, media personality, father, husband and vocal advocate for working and middle class families. Spadea is the top morning drive talk show host in New Jersey on 101.5 FM. For seven years he hosted a successful show on FOX TV, “Chasing News with Bill Spadea”. He’s done a little bit of everything over his 25-plus year career, serving as a political strategist, analyst, candidate for office and business executive. He also regularly hosts music festivals and comedy shows in the New York/New Jersey area. 

 Before getting into media, he served as an executive in the real estate industry for 18 years, coaching, recruiting and selling. He is currently a licensed broker in several states, including New Jersey, Washington and Massachusetts, working with a national real estate company.Following the show on FoxTV, Spadea launched and continues to manage budget and production for a film company which sold their latest movie “Psycho Storm Chaser” to LifetimeTV.

He took on a three-term Democratic House incumbent in New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District in 2004. Highlights of the campaign included a 200-mile walk through all 44 towns in the district, knocking on 16,000-plus doors and beating expectations as the top Republican challenger in New Jersey.

Most recently, Spadea founded and serves as the head of the “Common Sense Club” which advocates and mobilizes people to support policies which help small businesses and families through smart, fiscally responsible management in government, education that does away with radical political agendas which characterize many public schools today, and support for civil, economic and medical liberty.

He graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in history in 1991. Upon graduation he enlisted in the Marines and received an honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps Reserves after serving eight years. Bill has been married 27 years to his wife Jodi and resides in Princeton, NJ. Their son, Michael, is an honors student at San Diego State University. Their daughter Elizabeth graduated from the University of the Arts in London and has launched a successful career as a producer and brand manager in the UK.

Gavin Wax

Chair, NYYRC

Gavin Mario Wax is a New York-based conservative activist, commentator, columnist, and operative.

Gavin serves as the 76th President of the New York Young Republican Club, the oldest and largest Young Republican club in the country. He was elected unanimously in April 2019 and re-elected unanimously twice in December 2020 and December 2022. Gavin is also an Ambassador for both Turning Point USA and Live Action, a Newsmax Insider, and the Corresponding Secretary of the Association of New York State Young Republican Clubs.

In 2020, Gavin was awarded the Republican Youth of the Year Award by the Queens Village Republican Club, the oldest Republican club in the country. In 2021, Gavin was recognized as a Rising Star by the Association of New York State Young Republican Clubs. In 2022, Gavin spoke at the inaugural European Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), CPAC Hungary, in Budapest. That year, Gavin also initiated a redistricting lawsuit against the State of New York, which successfully forced the State to redraw its unconstitutional State Assembly lines.

Gavin is a frequent guest on Fox News, Fox Business, Newsmax, One America News, and Real America’s Voice News. Gavin’s articles have been published in American Greatness, American Thinker, The Daily Caller, The Federalist, Foundation for Economic Education, The Hill, Human Events, The Mises Institute, The National Pulse, Newsmax, Newsweek, RealClearDefense, RealClearPolicy, RealClearPolitics, Townhall, The Washington Examiner, The Washington Times, and The Western Journal.

Sebastian Gorka

Nationally Syndicated Radio Host

Sebastian Gorka, Ph.D., is the nationally syndicated radio host of “America First with Sebastian Gorka”. He’s also a bestselling author and one of America’s most trusted authorities on national security, strategy, and counterterrorism. A former Deputy Assistant to President Trump for strategy, he has lectured for US Special Operations Command, the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, and the Green Berets, and he has briefed the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the National Intelligence Council. His books are “Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War”, “Why We Fight: Defeating America’s Enemies – With No Apologies”, and “The War for The American Soul”.

Gordon Chang

China Expert, Author, Speaker

Gordon G. Chang is the author of The Great U.S.-China Tech War and Losing South Korea, booklets released by Encounter Books.  His previous books are Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World and The Coming Collapse of China, both from Random House.

Chang lived and worked in China and Hong Kong for almost two decades, most recently in Shanghai, as Counsel to the American law firm Paul Weiss and earlier in Hong Kong as Partner in the international law firm Baker & McKenzie.  

His writings on China and North Korea have appeared in The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe National Interest, The American ConservativeCommentaryNational Review,Barron’s, and The Daily Beast. He is a columnist at Newsweek and writes regularly for The Hill.   

He has spoken at Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, Yale, and other universities and at The Brookings Institution, The Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute, RAND, the American Enterprise Institute, the Council on Foreign Relations, and other institutions.  He has given briefings at the National Intelligence Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, the State Department, and the Pentagon.  He has also spoken before industry and investor groups including Bloomberg, Sanford Bernstein, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia.  Chang has appeared before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.    

Chang has appeared on CNN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, CNBC, MSNBC, PBS, the BBC, and Bloomberg Television. He is a regular co-host and guest on The John Batchelor Show. 

Outside the United States he has spoken in Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo, The Hague, London, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver. 

He served two terms as a trustee of Cornell University.

Dr. Rafael Cruz

Ordained Minister & Political Activist

Rafael Cruz is a powerful example of the American Dream. Born in Cuba, Rafael lived and suffered under a cruel, oppressive dictator. He began fighting Batista’s regime as a teenager and was imprisoned and tortured simply because he wanted to be free. Rafael arrived in Texas in 1957 with nothing but the clothes on his back and one hundred dollars sewn into his underwear. He got a job as a dishwasher, making 50 cents an hour, and worked his way through the University of Texas, while learning English. Rafael Cruz became active in conservative politics as a grassroots activist during the 1980 Presidential Campaign of Ronald Reagan. He is an ordained minister, sharing the Word of God in churches and Pastors Conferences throughout the United States. He is also the president of Kingdom Translation Services. His son, Ted Cruz, is a U.S. Senator from Texas.

Dr. Chuck Harding

Evangelist & Founder of Mission to America

Dr. Chuck Harding is a missionary evangelist and the founder of several God and Country ministries to include Mission to America. For more than fifteen years he has conducted Christian Heritage conferences, God and Country Revivals, and Constitutional Awareness conferences throughout the United States.

The Lord has called him to help Pastors and God’s people become more educated concerning our Christian Heritage, engaged in our biblical role in government, and encourage others to entreat God’s mercy for our embattled nation so the pulpit can remain free to evangelize.  

God has also given Dr. Harding a burden to pray for and encourage pastors to partner in prayer with our elected officials and Members of Congress. 

Tiffany Justice

Co-Founder of Moms for Liberty

Tiffany is a wife and mom of four school-aged children. In 2016 she stepped up to serve for 4 years on the School District of Indian River County, FL School Board. She believes that kids in public school deserve innovation and parents have the right to know the union interference and government bureaucracy that is keeping that innovation from happening in their children’s district. As a co-founder of Mom’s For Liberty, Tiffany and Tina Descovich are using their first-hand knowledge and experience to unite parents who are ready to fight those that stand in the way of liberty.

Paul Teller

Executive Director at Advancing American Freedom

Paul is the Executive Director of Advancing American Freedom, former Vice President Mike Pence’s political advocacy group. He served in the Trump White House as Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, and then Director of Strategic Affairs for Vice President Pence. Teller was also the former Chief of Staff for Senator Ted Cruz and former Executive Director of the United States House of Representatives Republican Study Committee. He was described in a Washington Post profile as “one of the most influential conservative aides in Congress.”

Sid Miller

Commissioner of Agriculture, Texas

An eighth-generation farmer and rancher, Sid Miller is the 12th Commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). He has devoted his life to promoting Texas agriculture, rural communities and the great state of Texas.

Born in De Leon, in Comanche County, in September 1955, Sid Miller graduated with honors from Tarleton State University in Stephenville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Vocational Ag Education. 

A recognized community leader, Miller was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2000. He quickly earned a reputation as a staunch defender of Texas agriculture, constitutional freedoms and individual liberties for all Texans. 

He was elected statewide as the 12th Texas Agriculture Commissioner in 2014, and re-elected to his second term in office in 2018.

Since taking office as Agriculture Commissioner, Commissioner Miller has brought real, common sense reform to TDA. Within six months in office, he eliminated a two-and-a-half-year backlog in organic certifications. He reshaped field operations to maximize efficiency for Texas taxpayers. This included increasing the number of consumer protection inspections by as much as 183 percent while slashing the miles traveled by TDA inspectors by more than half a million miles a year.

Commissioner Miller also launched Operation Maverick, a consumer protection initiative to round up businesses which failed to register their commercial scales with TDA. Registrations have increased 35 percent, and more than 2,000 previously unregistered businesses are now monitored by TDA to ensure consumers are protected.

A former ag teacher and school board member, Commissioner Miller is committed to fighting childhood obesity and promoting healthy lifestyles for Texas schoolchildren. His creation of Farm Fresh Fridays and other farm-to-school initiatives resulted in a $65 million increase in the amount of Texas products purchased by schools. Commissioner Miller is also passionate about ensuring rural communities have the water and infrastructure they need to thrive. To that end, he created TDA’s Office of Water to ensure all Texans have access to clean water for today and future generations. Additionally, under his guidance, TDA has directed hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding through the Texas Community Development Block Grant program to local communities for infrastructure improvements and repairs. 

Commissioner Miller is the state’s leading advocate around the world for Texas agriculture, Texas-grown products and Texas-owned businesses. He oversees TDA’s world-renowned GO TEXAN program — a marketing effort to showcase the best products, companies and communities that call the Lone Star State home. Since taking office, Commissioner Miller’s passion to increase market exposure for Texas agriculture has led him and his staff to mount trade missions to Cuba, Ecuador, Argentina, Israel, China and every continent on the globe, except Antarctica. 

Under Commissioner Miller, TDA and its GO TEXAN program joined forces with AM Racing. As a GO TEXAN member, AM Racing and NASCAR driver Austin Wayne Self proudly displays the GO TEXAN mark on the hood of the No. 22 truck and Self’s race gear. Commissioner Miller is proud to partner with a Texas-based company that promotes Texas products to NASCAR fans across the nation. 

Commissioner Miller has a weekly show on RFD-TV called Texas Agriculture Matters, that seeks to answer the question, “Why Does Texas Agriculture Matter?” From cattle to cotton and rodeos to rockets, Texas Agriculture Matters is a fun, informative look at the role of agriculture in our daily lives. Through feature segments, one-on-one interviews and eye-catching infographics, the show delivers equal doses of ag policy, local products, western heritage, and rural lifestyle. 

Commissioner Miller is a businessman who breeds and trains American Quarter Horses. In his spare time, he is a recognized rodeo cowboy who holds 22 world championship titles. 

He and his wife, Debra, have been married for going on 45 years. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law and five grandchildren. They are active members of the Cowboy Church of Erath County, where Commissioner Miller also serves as an elder.

Corey DeAngelis, PhD

National Director of Research at the American Federation for Children

Corey DeAngelis is the national director of research for the American Federation for Children. Corey was named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for his work on education policy and received the Buckley Award from America’s Future in 2020.

Corey’s research has been published in peer‐reviewed academic journals such as Social Science Quarterly, School Effectiveness and School Improvement, Educational Review, Educational Research and Evaluation, and Peabody Journal of Education. His work has also been published in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, and National Review.

In 2020, Corey DeAngelis and Neal McCluskey co-edited the book School Choice Myths: Setting the Record Straight on Education Freedom. In School Choice Myths experts use the latest research on school choice to effectively debunk common myths.

Matt Braynard

Executive Director at Look Ahead America

Matt Braynard is the former Director of Data and Strategy for the Trump campaign. He drafted and executed the strategy of targeting low-propensity voters who had a high affinity for President Trump. He is the president of Braynard Group, a political and digital strategy firm. He has worked for over one hundred federal, state and municipal candidates, and many national advocacy organizations and non-profits. He previously worked on messaging and survey research for Frank Luntz, was a senior redistricting and election administration analyst at Election Data Services, and served for three election cycles in the Republican National Committee’s Political Analysis department. Prior to joining the RNC in 1996, Matt was a field coordinator for Buchanan for President.

After the 2020 General Election, Matt founded and led the Voter Integrity Project to discover illegal ballots and other election anomalies.

George Khalaf

Managing Partner of The Resolute Group

George serves as President of Data Orbital and Managing Partner of The Resolute Group. For the last decade he has leveraged his political instincts, data expertise and strategic relationships to advance conservative clients and causes throughout Arizona and a growing number of states. He believes conservative policies create thriving communities and wants to arm conservative candidates and organizations with the best data, messaging, and strategy.

With a strong grassroots and data background, George has worked at the local, state and national levels. Under George’s leadership, Data Orbital is a top ranked survey research and data visualization firm that is known for its accuracy and transparency. Data Orbital was the most accurate firm that polled Arizona political races and is top rated by FiveThirtyEight. Data Orbital’s survey research has been featured in top news outlets and publications such as The Washington Post, Politico, The Hill, NBC News, Fox News, Fox Business, The Arizona Republic, LA Times and others.

As managing partner of The Resolute Group, he led the effort to keep the Arizona legislature conservative, playing in the most contentious districts and races across the state. He advises conservative candidates and organizations across the country on strategy. The firm is building a reputation for taking on and leaning into the toughest fights. They aim to shape the landscape, not merely exist in it.

George’s engagement is driven by his personal faith and his Lebanese heritage. He knows firsthand the price of freedom and the importance of protecting our core values and Constitutional rights. In addition to his domestic political work, George is engaged in efforts to advance democracy and prosperity in Lebanon and lift up the Lebanese people both in the United States and in Lebanon.

George graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s in Political Science. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, George currently lives in Phoenix, AZ.  When he is not tracking local and national political developments and advising clients, George enjoys traveling with his family and spending time with his two boys.

Ken Blackwell

Senior Fellow at the Family Research Council

Ken Blackwell is the Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance at the Family Research Council.  He is a national bestselling author of three books: Rebuilding America: A Prescription For Creating Strong Families, Building The Wealth Of Working People, And Ending Welfare; The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency; and Resurgent: How Constitutional Conservatism Can Save America.

He serves on the Board of Directors of various high-profile organizations including the Timothy Plan, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, the United States Air Force Academy Foundation, the Club for Growth, Grove City College, the National Rifle Association, the First Liberty Institute, the National World War II Museum, and the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Board of Advisors, of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA).

Mr. Blackwell has had a vast political career. He was mayor of Cincinnati, Treasurer and Secretary of State for Ohio, undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. He was a delegate to the White House Summit on Retirement Savings in 1998 and 2002. During the 1990s, he served on the congressionally appointed National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform and the board of the International Republican Institute. He was Co-Chairman of the U.S. Census Monitoring Board from 1999-2001.

He has received many awards and honors for his work in the public sector. These accolades include the U.S. Department of State’s Superior Honor Award for his work in the field of human rights which he received from both the administrations of Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. In 2004, the American Conservative Union honored Mr. Blackwell with the John M. Ashbrook Award for his steadfast conservative leadership.

Ken’s commentaries have been published in major newspapers and websites: TheWall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, and Investor’s Business Daily.  In addition, he has been interviewed by many media outlets including CBS’s Face the Nation, NBC’s Meet the Press, ABC’s This Week, and Fox News Sunday.

His continuing education has included executive programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard. Mr. Blackwell has also received honorary doctoral degrees from ten institutions of higher education. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Xavier University in Ohio, where he later served as a vice president and member of its faculty. In 1992, he received Xavier’s Distinguished Alumnus Award and was inducted into Xavier’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015.

J. Christian Adams

President of the Public Interest Legal Foundation

J. Christian Adams serves as President of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, the nation’s only public interest law firm dedicated exclusively to election integrity. He served from 2005 to 2010 in the Voting Section at the United States Department of Justice. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department which examines the Department’s election and voting rights record. 

Elaine Beck

Owner & CEO of Proverbs Media Group

For philanthropist Elaine Beck, the words “God and country” represent everything for which she stands. As a passionate motivational speaker and entrepreneur, she has made it her mission to spread the good word about conservative and Christian values using every means at her disposal. Her position as Owner and CEO of Proverbs Media Group enables her to share her vision, to communicate her views of current events, and to give a voice to conservatives across the United States.

Elaine owns the digital media platform Christian News Journal, hosts interviews and records her podcasts at PMG Studios, and is currently working to expand into television. Most recently, she has launched a radio program called It’s Not About Us with Elaine Beck. She is also heavily involved in CPAC both in the United States and around the world. When she’s not busy sharing her views and values, Elaine enjoys doing God’s work, cooking, entertaining, shopping, decorating, and spending time with her three children, thirteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren in Arizona’s beautiful Oro Valley.

Thomas Homan

Former Acting Director of ICE & Federal Law Enforcement Officer during Trump Administration

Thomas D Homan was appointed by President Trump on January 30, 2017 as the Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). He remained the Acting Director until his retirement on June 30, 2018. ICE is the largest investigative arm within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the second largest investigative agency in the federal government. ICE has more than 20,000 Special Agents, Officers and other employees and has an annual budget of more than $8 billion. ICE is charged with protecting the homeland through criminal and civil enforcement of federal laws governing border control, customs trade, and immigration. ICE Agents are located in more than 400 offices in the United States and 46 foreign countries. From 2013 to his Presidential Appointment, Mr. Homan served as the Executive Associate Director of ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). In this capacity, he led ICE’s efforts to identify, arrest, detain, and remove illegal aliens, including those who present a danger to national security or are a risk to public safety, as well as those who enter the United States illegally or otherwise undermine the integrity of our immigration laws and our border control efforts. In those three years while he served as the EAD, Homan oversaw the removal of more than one million illegal aliens from the United States. Mr. Homan is a 34-year veteran of law enforcement and has nearly 33 years of immigration enforcement experience. He has served as a police officer in New York; a U.S. Border Patrol Agent; a Special Agent with the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service; as well as Supervisory Special Agent and Deputy Assistant Director for Investigations. In 1999, Mr. Homan became the Assistant District Director for Investigations (ADDI) in San Antonio, Texas, and three years later transferred to the ADDI position in Dallas, Texas. Upon the creation of ICE, Mr. Homan was named as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge in Dallas and later to the Deputy Special Agent in Charge. In March 2009, Mr. Homan accepted the position of Assistant Director for Enforcement at ICE Headquarters in Washington DC and was subsequently promoted to Deputy Executive Associate Director. Mr. Homan holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and has received numerous awards and special recognitions for his 34 plus years as a federal law enforcement officer and leader. He received the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award in 2015 for his exemplary leadership and extensive accomplishments in the area of immigration enforcement. He also received the Distinguished Service Medal in June 2018 in recognition of exceptionally distinguished and transformational service to strengthen Homeland Security for the United States. Again in 2018 he also received the Law Enforcement Person of the Year Award from the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association that represents over 26,000 federal law enforcement officers. In November of 2019, Homan was also awarded the Man of the Year Award by Blue Magazine, a law enforcement publication created by and managed by law enforcement career professionals. Finally, on January 11, 2021, Tom was awarded the National Security Medal by President Trump for his distinguished achievement in the field of national security through exceptionally meritorious service to our nation. 

Steve Stern

PrecinctStrategy.com & TheFlagShirt.com

Known nationwide as the “Precinct Committee Guy” Steve has been active in the Republican Party for 20 years with the Broward Republican Executive 

Committee and VP of the Weston Republican Club.

Three years ago he was on the Steve Bannon show to tell his success story in Broward

County Florida. After that, he began to work with Dan Schultz, the founder of precinctstrategy.com.

You can find Steve on many national shows promoting Precinct Strategy:  OAN, Steve Gruber Show, John Frederick, Stephen Bannon, Ed Henry, John Solomon, Cowboy Logic, Grant Stitchfield, Brighteon TV, John Simon, Michele Swinick, Trent Loos, Kathryn Raaker, plus many others both TV Podcast and radio.

Steve has started two regular, national zooms one for Election Integrity and for Precinct Strategy, hosted every two weeks.  He brings people from every state together to share their experiences as they strive together to take back the county from its liberal descent.

He is starting his 69th year in business with www.theflagshirt.com and www.bandedbottom.com

Steve designs a line of men’s shirts for specialty stores in the country; Cotton Traders and Woodland Traders.

KATHARINE CORNELL GORKA

Former research fellow for outreach at the heritage foundation

Katie Gorka served as Director for Civil Society and the American Dialogue at the Heritage Foundation, where she worked with parents around the country on regaining control over their children’s education. Prior to that she served in the Office of Policy at the Department of Homeland Security and as the press secretary for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

She is currently working on a book with Mike Gonzalez entitled, NextGen Marxism: The Assault on America and How to Defeat It.

Cleta Mitchell

Senior Legal Fellow & Chair for CPI’s Election Integrity Network

Cleta Mitchell is the Senior Legal Fellow at CPI and chairs CPI’s Election Integrity Network. Cleta is an attorney, licensed in Oklahoma and the District of Columbia, who has practiced election, campaign finance, and political law for decades. 

Cleta graduated from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and serves as the Chairman of the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), which she founded with J. Christian Adams and Hans von Spakovsky. PILF is the only conservative public interest law firm devoted solely to election integrity. 

Cleta has served as outside counsel to the NRCC, the NRSC, the National Rifle Association, and dozens of GOP members of the House and Senate, as well as many local and state Republican party committees. In 2020, she served as a volunteer attorney for the Trump legal team in Georgia. 

She represents numerous conservative organizations and was one of the key attorneys who fought back against the Obama IRS during the targeting of tea party groups. Cleta also serves as the Chairman of the National Election Protection Task Force for FreedomWorks Inc., established to engage citizens in the grassroots fight for election integrity. Cleta is admitted to practice before many federal district courts and the US Supreme Court. 

Luke Ball

CEO of RightLife Media

Luke Ball is a Republican political strategist and the CEO of RightLife Media. He is also a political commentator and Victory News contributor.

Prior to founding RightLife Media, Luke served as a Congressional staffer for several years, working as communications director for Congressman Matt Gaetz, Congressman Pat Fallon, and Congressman Madison Cawthorn. He was deputy campaign manager for Gaetz’s successful 2018 congressional campaign and worked as Governor Ron DeSantis’s Deputy Digital Director on his successful 2018 general election campaign. Luke also served as a spokesperson for President Trump’s Save America rallies, and advised multiple congressional and gubernatorial political candidates.

 Luke’s content has received national attention from both sides of the aisle, earning praise from the right and outrage from the left. From MSNBC labeling his work as “evidence of Republicans’ historic anti-democratic assault on the country,” to Tucker Carlson heralding the content as “so good,” to Sky News calling one video an “utterly stunning piece of political magic.”

Jonathan Williams

Chief Economist and Executive VP of Policy American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

Jonathan Williams is the Chief Economist and Executive Vice President of Policy at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), where he works with state policymakers, congressional leaders and members of the private sector to develop fiscal policy solutions for the states. Williams founded the ALEC Center for State Fiscal Reform in 2011 and co-authors Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer Economic State Competitiveness Index with Reagan economist Dr. Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore. Prior to joining ALEC, Williams served as staff economist at the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, authoring numerous tax policy studies.

Williams’ work has appeared in many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Financial Times, Toronto Star and Investor’s Business Daily. He is a contributor for The Hill and a columnist at Tax Analysts, the leading provider of tax news and analysis for the global community. Williams also serves on the Advisory Board of the State Financial Officers Foundation (SFOF) and as an adjunct fellow at the Kansas Policy Institute. He has written for the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. In addition, Williams was a contributing author of In Defense of Capitalism (Northwood University Press).

Williams has spoken to audiences across all 50 states and provided testimony for the U.S. Congress, as well as numerous state legislative bodies. His work has been featured at the federal level by The White House, the Congressional Joint Economic Committee and the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means. He is a frequent guest on talk radio shows and has appeared on numerous television outlets, including the PBS NewsHour, Fox Business News and Bloomberg News. Williams was also the recipient of the prestigious Ludwig von Mises Award in Economics.

Phil Rizzo

Spokesman for Project 29:2

Phil believes his story of beating the odds and coming back stronger can be New Jersey’s too. As a kid growing up in Morris County, Phil lost his right arm at the elbow when a lally column in the basement fell, severely crushing the artery. For an energetic child with a love for sports, this was devastating.

But Phil refused to be held back. He went on to play baseball, soccer, and finally High School football, where he was a star on both offense and defense.  He received national recognition in 1995, when he earned a scholarship from the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago. Those physical achievements did not just come naturally. Only those closest to him knew of the commitment, hours of training, and uncommon drive required to succeed.

In 1999, Phil graduated from Villanova University with a B.S. in Business Management. After graduation, he went to work in the family real estate development business and then launched out on his own, growing a construction business from the ground up and building homes across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 

But the turning point in his life was coming to faith in 2000. As a Christian, Phil had a new perspective on life and fresh compassion for the community around him. In 2012, he became a pastor, planting City Baptist Church in Hoboken. In 2013, he co-founded a Christian school where he served as school administrator, providing an academically rigorous, value-driven education for kids in his community. He left that position in 2019 to plant a second church in North Bergen. Through a church networking conference he started back in December 2013, he oversaw $1 million raised to start new churches in the Northeast corridor. The government overreach and political unrest of 2020 drove him to run for Governor of New Jersey. After less than five months, he finished as a runner up in the GOP Primary and sparked a statewide movement to take back New Jersey that is still growing today.

In New Jersey, family comes first. Phil and Jennifer (also a New Jersey native) have been married for 20 years and have four beautiful and energetic teenagers.

Phil Boyce

Senior Vice President of Salem Media Group

Phil Boyce is Senior Vice President of Salem Media Group for all Spoken Word Formats. He joined Salem in February 2012, creating “The Answer” brand for the company’s NewsTalk stations. He began finding and coaching local talk and Christian hosts at Salem’s stations all over the country.

In January 2013 Boyce was given regional VP responsibilities over the two stations Salem owns in New York City, AM 970 The Answer and AM 570 The Mission.

In January 2015 Boyce was made Senior VP over the Salem Radio Network, including Salem Radio News. In the next 7 years he hired talk show hosts Eric Metaxas, Larry Elder, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, and Charlie Kirk. He continued to supervise hosts Mike Gallagher, Dennis Prager, and Hugh Hewitt.

In January of 2021, he formed the Salem Podcast Network, adding the Charlie Kirk podcast, and the Dinesh D’Souza podcast. During 2021 he added podcasters Todd Starnes, Trish Regan, Jenna Ellis, Doug Collins, Carl Jackson, and created the Daily Insider news podcast.

In November of 2021, he formed the Salem News Channel, an OTT television network featuring 24/7 content using SRN talent, and adding TV only talent with a conservative news talk theme. SNC is now seen on Roku, Apple TV, SalemNewsChannel.com, and SNC’s app on both IOS and Android platforms.

Before joining Salem, Boyce was one of the top NewsTalk Program Directors in America, programming the legendary WJR in Detroit, and WABC in New York City. During that time he hired hosts Paul W. Smith and Mitch Albom in Detroit, and then added Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Mike Gallagher and created Curtis and Kuby in the Morning on WABC. He later syndicated both the Hannity and Levin shows on ABC Radio, where he served as Vice President of NewsTalk programming.

Brandon Straka

Founder, #WALKAWAY

Brandon Straka, the founder of the #WALKAWAY campaign, is a former Liberal and former Democratic Party supporter who has very publicly walked away from the political left and created a social movement encouraging others to do the same. 

His original YouTube video about his decision to leave the Democratic Party went viral in May of 2018, launching this explosive movement, uniting Americans across all demographics to leave the divisive left.

Brandon frequently provides commentary on Fox News as a recurring guest on Justice with Jeanine Pirro, Fox & Friends, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, and many more. His hour long, in-depth interview with Mark Levin on Life, Liberty, a Levin exposed millions to Brandon Straka and the #WalkAway Campaign. Brandon also provides conservative commentary for numerous television media outlets.

President Trump publicly acknowledged Brandon’s success in organizing the first ever #WalkAway March on Washington DC, with over 5,000 attendees. Brandon’s charismatic leadership and the #WalkAway message of unity and standing up against the left’s attack on American ideals resonate with people around the globe.

Born and raised in rural Nebraska and now a resident of New York City, Brandon Straka travels the nation promoting the #WalkAway Campaign message and sharing his desire to bring a new awareness and understanding to the reality of politics in America today and his mission to unify America.

Jenny Beth Martin

Co-Founder, Tea Party Patriots
Tea Party Patriots Action

Jenny Beth Martin is one of the original organizers of the Tea Party movement. In 2009, she cofounded Tea Party Patriots which, under her leadership, has grown to be the largest and most effective national umbrella group of the Tea Party movement.

Jenny Beth and Tea Party Patriots Action now use their network to reach millions of Americans every week with education and information about fiscal responsibility, free market principles, and constitutionally limited government.

Because of her continuous involvement in major events that set the course of the nation, Jenny Beth Martin is a frequent guest on almost every major television, radio, print, and online news outlet in America. In 2010, Time Magazine listed Jenny Beth Martin as one of the 100 Most Influential Leaders in the World. Her first book, “Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution”, was published in 2012.

She is a native Georgian and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia. Jenny Beth is the mother of boy-girl twins.

About Tea Party Patriots:

Tea Party Patriots Action’s mission is to equip Americans with the resources and training they need to be engaged citizens and effective activists. Our vision is for a nation where individual liberty is cherished and maximized, where the Constitution is revered and upheld, and where Americans are free to pursue their American Dream.

Tim Howes

Chair, Somerset County Republican Committee

Ian Prior

Author of Parents of the World Unite
Senior Advisor at America First Legal
Executive Director of Fight for Schools

Ian Prior is the author of Parents of the World Unite, a Senior Advisor at America First Legal, and the Executive Director of Fight for Schools.

He has previously served as the Principal Deputy Director of Public Affairs in the Trump Department of Justice, Communications Director of Senate Leadership Fund, and National Spokesperson for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Prior to working in the political arena, he was an attorney in New England.

Ron Armstrong

President, Stand Up Michigan

A husband and a father of five who is dedicated to God, Family, and Freedom for our Country. A business owner for 37 years, a Mayor for 10 years, a leader in economic development for 25 years, Ron is the President of Stand Up Michigan, and a national leader in conservative activism.

We the People are the Solution, NOT the Government. It is time to Stand Up and Choose Freedom!

Tim Howes

Chair, Somerset County Republican Committee

Delano Squires

Research fellow in the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion, and Family at The Heritage Foundation

Delano Squires is a research fellow in the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion, and Family at The Heritage Foundation.

He is also a contributor to Blaze Media who writes about faith, family, and culture as well as BlazeTV’s Fearless with Jason Whitlock podcast.

Delano’s articles and essays have been published by NewsweekThe American ConservativeThe Federalist, The Institute for Family StudiesBlack and Married with KidsThe Root, and The Grio.

Before joining The Heritage Foundation, Delano worked for the District of Columbia government for more than a decade. During that time, he provided free technology training classes for job-seekers, ex-offenders, and senior citizens. He also created digital exploration programs for K-12 students, subsidized internet service and provided free computer repair for low-income families, and ran several citywide public awareness campaigns.

Delano won the 2016 State Technology Innovator Award from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) for his work on converting a bookmobile into a Mobile Tech Lab that was used to bring internet access and training to D.C. public housing communities.

He spent his final year in D.C. government with the Office of Gun Violence Prevention (OGVP) working with residents and local stakeholders to address violent crime in the nation’s capital.

Delano grew up in New York City and earned his bachelor of science degree in computer engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a graduate degree in public policy from The George Washington University. He resides in Maryland with his wife and their three young children.

Ian Prior

Author of Parents of the World Unite
Senior Advisor at America First Legal
Executive Director of Fight for Schools

Dan Schneider

Vice President, MRC Free Speech America, MRC Business and External Affairs

Dan Schneider is a lawyer, policy professional, and political strategist. Throughout his lengthy career, he has worked in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Zheng Zhou, China (also known as iPhone City). 

Dan is currently the Vice President of Free Speech America, MRC Business, and the External Affairs division. He previously served as the executive director of the American Conservative Union, which organizes CPAC. His work in government has included roles in the White House, executive branch agencies, the U.S. Senate, and the U.S. House of Representatives. 

He was awarded a Juris Doctorate from Columbia University Law School and two undergraduate degrees from the University of Kansas.

In 1988, Dan broke the world record for the “highest elevation gold shot” when he used a five-iron at the second base camp of Annapurna in the Himalayas. Sadly and shockingly, the Guinness Book of World Records refused to certify this incredible achievement, which Dan remains “very bitter” about to this day. 

Kyle Reyes

Mammoth Nation Representative / The Silent Partner Marketing CEO

Kyle Reyes is CEO of The Silent Partner Marketing and works closely with Mammoth Nation overseeing their social media and Public Relations.  Kyle has been seen on Fox News, Newsmax, and OANN.  His marketing agency went viral a few years ago for “The Snowflake Test,” which is their internal process to make sure they don’t hire liberals.  Reyes has been the keynote speaker at events around the country – both for his role at The Silent Partner Marketing and as Executive Director of Law Enforcement Today – the largest police-owned media outlet in America. 

His role with Mammoth Nation is helping shoppers overcome the challenges of finding retailers who don’t push a woke agenda.  Mammoth Nation is the #1 trusted marketplace for fully vetted American companies that offer special deals on a variety of everyday products. 

Tim Howes

Chair, Somerset County Republican Committee

Delano Squires

Research fellow in the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion, and Family at The Heritage Foundation

Delano Squires is a research fellow in the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion, and Family at The Heritage Foundation.

He is also a contributor to Blaze Media who writes about faith, family, and culture as well as BlazeTV’s Fearless with Jason Whitlock podcast.

Delano’s articles and essays have been published by NewsweekThe American ConservativeThe Federalist, The Institute for Family StudiesBlack and Married with KidsThe Root, and The Grio.

Before joining The Heritage Foundation, Delano worked for the District of Columbia government for more than a decade. During that time, he provided free technology training classes for job-seekers, ex-offenders, and senior citizens. He also created digital exploration programs for K-12 students, subsidized internet service and provided free computer repair for low-income families, and ran several citywide public awareness campaigns.

Delano won the 2016 State Technology Innovator Award from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) for his work on converting a bookmobile into a Mobile Tech Lab that was used to bring internet access and training to D.C. public housing communities.

He spent his final year in D.C. government with the Office of Gun Violence Prevention (OGVP) working with residents and local stakeholders to address violent crime in the nation’s capital.

Delano grew up in New York City and earned his bachelor of science degree in computer engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a graduate degree in public policy from The George Washington University. He resides in Maryland with his wife and their three young children.

Ian Prior

Author of Parents of the World Unite
Senior Advisor at America First Legal
Executive Director of Fight for Schools

Jon Willis

Co-Founder, Freespace Social

Jon Willis is the co-founder of Freespace Social, a social media platform built on the principle of independent and free-flowing information. In addition to being co-founder of Freespace Social, Jon also serves as Spokesperson for Crossway Connect, a healthcare sharing ministry utilizing unmatched banking technology to bring a new level of transparency and affordability to the healthcare market. Since the founding of Freespace Social, Jon has paired his marketing experience with his unmatched energy, persona connections, and natural instincts to help Freespace Social and Crossway Connect achieve success and expand into new markets.
 
In recent years, Jon has served as the Spokesperson for Crossway Connect. In this role, Jon uses his years of experience in the healthcare industry to educate Americans on how they can take back their rights relating to healthcare. His knowledge of the tech industry makes him uniquely positioned to communicate the advantages that stem from the banking technology utilized by Crossway Connect. He has appeared on the Main Stage of CPAC as a panelist discussing healthcare reform.
 
In his time spent at Freespace Social, Jon has been deeply involved in the technology and social media industries, allowing him to develop an ability to forecast what tech companies will do next and why.
Drawing on his years of experience in both the technology and social media industries, Jon brings a unique perspective to these industries that are constantly evolving. Jon has appeared on several national television and radio shows to discuss news stories relating to technology and social media, with a focus on what will happen next and what the story means for everyday Americans.
 
More than any business accomplishments, Jon considers his greatest achievement being the father to his four children and husband to his incredible wife. In addition to time spent with family, Jon has dedicated much of his free time to serving on the boards of directors of several reputable charities including non-profit political organizations, faith-based groups, anti-sex trafficking abolitionist efforts, and more. As a 6th generation Arizonan, Jon is proud that he and his family make their home in Meza, Arizona.

Speakers added weekly - check back for updates!

Matt Schlapp
Chairman, ACU

Matt Schlapp is the Chairman of the American Conservative Union, the nation’s original grassroots conservative organization. During his 7-year tenure as chairman, CPAC has expanded its reach exponentially and launched critical initiatives in criminal justice reform, secure elections, and state legislative ratings for all 8,000 elected legislators in America. Schlapp and his wife Mercedes appear regularly on major news outlets as veterans of national politics with leadership roles in the Bush and Trump presidencies.

Mercedes Schlapp
Senior Fellow, ACU

Mercedes Viana Schlapp is a prominent Latina national leader and a political media commentator. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the American Conservative Union Foundation and regularly hosts the online show America UnCanceled on CPAC NOW. She worked in The White House for two different presidential administrations in senior level positions. In 2017, Mercedes was Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications where she advised on messaging and served as one of the top communicators.

Sebastian Gorka
Nationally Syndicated
Radio Host

Sebastian Gorka, Ph.D., is the nationally syndicated radio host of "America First with Sebastian Gorka. He's also a bestselling author and one of America’s most trusted authorities on national security, strategy, and counterterrorism. A former Deputy Assistant to President Trump for strategy, he has lectured for US Special Operations Command, the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, and the Green Berets, and he has briefed the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the National Intelligence Council. His books are Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War, Why We Fight: Defeating America’s Enemies—With No Apologies, and The War For The American Soul.

Katie Gorka
Heritage Foundation

Katie Gorka serves as Director of the Feulner Institute’s Center for Civil Society and the American Dialogue for the Heritage Foundation. In 2016, Katie joined the Trump Transition Team and then served as a senior advisor in the Office of Policy at the Department of Homeland Security from 2017 to 2019. From June to August 2019, she served as the press secretary for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Katie was President of the Threat Knowledge Group from 2014 to 2017, providing expertise and training on irregular warfare and terrorism to the FBI, US Army Special Forces, Marine Corps, and law enforcement.

Bill Spadea
Founder, Common Sense Club

Bill has been a business executive, entrepreneur, political strategist, analyst, candidate for office, and the host of the long-running “Chasing News with Bill Spadea” which aired in New York on Fox Television for seven years. In addition to his current radio show on NJ 101.5 he is also the CEO of Exit 19 Productions which just had their latest movie debut on Lifetime TV. Before getting into media, he served as an executive in the real estate industry for 18 years. Bill is also a former United States Marine honorably discharged from the reserves in 1999.

George Khalaf
Managing Partner,
The Resolute Group

George serves as President of Data Orbital and Managing Partner of The Resolute Group. For the last decade he has leveraged his political instincts, data expertise and strategic relationships to advance conservative clients and causes throughout Arizona and a growing number of states. He believes conservative policies create thriving communities and wants to arm conservative candidates and organizations with the best data, messaging, and strategy.

Pastor Rafael Cruz
Ordained Minister,
Political Activist

Pastor Rafael Cruz is a powerful example of the American Dream. Born in Cuba, Rafael lived and suffered under a cruel, oppressive dictator. Rafael arrived in Texas in 1957. He got a job as a dishwasher and worked his way through the University of Texas, while learning English. Rafael Cruz became active in conservative politics as a grassroots activist during the 1980 Reagan campaign. He is an ordained minister and the president of Kingdom Translation Services. His son, Ted Cruz, is a U.S. Senator from Texas.

Dr. Chuck Harding
Evangelist,
Founder, Mission to America

Dr. Chuck Harding is a missionary evangelist and the founder of Mission to America. For more than fifteen years he has conducted Christian Heritage conferences, God and Country Revivals, and Constitutional Awareness conferences throughout the United States. He helps Pastors and God’s people become more educated concerning our Christian Heritage, engaged in our biblical role in government, and encourages others to entreat God's mercy for our embattled nation. Dr. Harding leads pastors to partner in prayer with our elected officials and Members of Congress.

Gordon Chang
China Expert,
Author, Speaker

Gordon G. Chang is a leading expert on China and American-Chinese relations; author of The Great U.S.-China Tech War and Losing South Korea, Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World and The Coming Collapse of China. Chang lived and worked in China and Hong Kong for almost two decades. His writings can be found in major newspapers and he is often a guest on cable news channels. Chang has given briefings before the NIC, the CIA, the State Department, and the Pentagon.

Jenny Clark
Founder and Director,
Loveyourschool.org

A mother of five, Jenny Clark knows full well the unique variations in how children learn. Jenny grew up in Arizona, attended her local district school from K-12, and then continued on to receive a BSBA in Business Economics. Today, she utilizes a variety of schooling options for her own family, and loves sharing with other families about their options and helping them find the right fit for their kids through her non-profit, loveyourschool.org. Jenny is a nationally-recognized advocate for school choice.

Hannah Cox
Writer, Commentator, Activist

Hannah Cox is a libertarian-conservative writer, commentator, and activist. Her primary role is as the Content Manager and Brand Ambassador for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), the nation’s oldest libertarian think tank. She is also the Co-Founder and Host of BASED Politics, and a media consultant for Americans for Prosperity and Netchoice. Her work has led to numerous public policy reforms including the overthrow of the death penalty in three states, Direct Primary Care protections, repeal of Certificate of Need laws, tax repeals, and school choice.

Josh Aikens
Chairman of Arise NJ

Josh Aikens is Chairman of Arise NJ, a non-political organization focused on school board elections. Their main purpose to help candidates who put the education of children at the forefront of their platform. Arise leverages decades of BOE experience to guide candidates & board members through the experience of serving their local communities. Josh is also the President of the Board of Education in Lafayette, NJ.

Paul Teller
Executive Director,
Advancing American Freedom

Paul is the Executive Director of Advancing American Freedom, former Vice President Mike Pence’s political advocacy group. He served in the Trump White House as Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, and then Director of Strategic Affairs for Vice President Pence. Teller was also the former Chief of Staff for Senator Ted Cruz and former Executive Director of the United States House of Representatives Republican Study Committee. He was described in a Washington Post profile as "one of the most influential conservative aides in Congress.”

State Senator Ed Durr
New Jersey

Edward Durr Jr is a State Senator and truck driver who represents the 3rd Legislative district in the New Jersey Senate, since taking office on January 11, 2022. He ran against and beat long-serving State President Steve Sweeney who spent around $305,000 on the race, while Durr spent roughly $2,300. Senator Durr is active in advocating for Constitutional freedoms and parental rights.

Mason Morgan
Executive Director,
Run GenZ

Mason Morgan was born and raised in Dallas, Texas where he gained an interest in politics and public service in High School. This led Mason to Iowa to attend Drake University with the goal of working on a presidential campaign ahead of the Iowa Caucuses. After graduation, Mason returned to Texas where he worked as a Senior Constituent Services Liaison for Senator John Cornyn, and later on his campaign for the 2020 cycle. Since 2020, Mason has worked diligently to grow and ensure the success of Run GenZ in his role as Executive Director.

Dr. Liam Schubel
Doctor of Chiropractic Natural Health Advocate

Dr. Liam Schübel is one of the most well-known Doctors of Chiropractic in the world. He has presented at chiropractic and health events around the globe. Known for his humor and common-sense speaking style, Dr. Schübel enjoys entertaining and informing audiences, inspiring them to become a better version of themselves. He has served as Vice Chairman on the Sherman College of Chiropractic Board and President of the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations, both of which experienced record growth under his leadership. He currently owns 21 chiropractic clinics in two different countries. He is an ardent enthusiast of personal liberties and natural health.

Chad Connelly
Founder and President,
Faith Wins

Founder Chad Connelly was the Republican National Committee’s first-ever National Director of Faith Engagement, a key position that influenced the elections of 2016. Having been elected to two terms as the Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party, Chad set new fundraising records for the party, hosted two nationally televised debates that brought over $50 million in revenue and advertising exposure to the state, and held the largest Presidential Preference Primary at that time in South Carolina's history. Since 2013, he’s traveled to 43 states and spoke to more than 82,000 pastors and faith leaders about the importance of pastoral leadership in the public arena.

James Carter
Director, Center for
American Prosperity

Jim Carter serves as Director of the Center for American Prosperity at America First Policy Institute. Previously, Jim was Vice President of Government Affairs at Emerson, a diversified global manufacturing and technology company. Mr. Carter also served in the Bush Administration, as a senior staff member on the Senate Budget Committee, and as an advisor to several U.S. senators. Jim has served in senior roles at the Department of Labor, Department of Treasury, and National Economic Council at the White House. Fun fact: he appeared in season three of House of Cards, playing a U.S. Senator.

Jonathan Gilliam
Speaker, Author
Career Public Servant

Jonathan T. Gilliam is a career public servant with over twenty years of service as a Navy SEAL, FBI Special Agent, Federal Air Marshal, private security contractor, police officer, public speaker, radio host, expert media commentator, and author. Gilliam has extensive experience in crisis management, threat analysis and mitigation, small unit leadership, on-scene command, and special events/crisis management. Gilliam’s first book, Sheep No More; The Art Of Awareness And Attack Survival debuted at the top of Amazon’s Best Seller List where it has remained since its release on December 12, 2017.

Jim Ellis
Political Analyst

Jim Ellis is the creator of the Ellis Insight publication and Senior Political Analyst for the Business-Industry Political Action Committee. Jim’s positions as executive director for two national political action committees built well-recognized skills in advising, strategizing for, and evaluating campaigns. His close-up role as a leading political consultant to the Republican majority leadership of the House of Representatives resulted in a strong reputation for calling races correctly. Over the years, Ellis has been a consultant to the three national Republican Party organizations in DC, the National Federation of Independent Business, and various national conservative groups.

Tiffany Justice
Co-Founder,
Moms for Liberty

Tiffany is a wife and mom of four school-aged children. In 2016 she stepped up to serve for 4 years on the School District of Indian River County, FL School Board. She believes that kids in public school deserve innovation and parents have the right to know the union interference and government bureaucracy that is keeping that innovation from happening in their children's district. As a co-founder of Mom’s For Liberty, Tiffany and Tina Descovich are using their first-hand knowledge and experience to unite parents who are ready to fight those that stand in the way of liberty.

Donna Molloy
Turning Point USA-Faith

Donna Molloy is the Atlantic Faith Representative for the newest department in Turning Point USA. TPUSA-Faith is building a coalition of liberty within the faith community, by standing up for biblical truth. Through her work Donna has engaged young Christian conservatives across the tri-state area and educated them to establish civic ministries in their communities. She provides resources to Pastors & Churches who are looking to engage in the culture with biblical truth and freedom while planning rally’s events and courses on biblical citizenship.

Dr. Amerling
An America’s Frontline Doctor

Dr. Amerling is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine for Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He is Past-President of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. He is on the editorial board of Blood Purification. Dr. Amerling is an invited presenter at numerous medical conferences. In October 2016, Dr. Amerling accepted a position as Professor at St. George’s University School of Medicine. From April-August 2020, he volunteered as a nephrologist at NYU/. In July 2021, Dr. Amerling was placed on administrative leave by SGU for non-compliance with their vaccine mandate, and ultimately terminated in January 2022.

Matt Braynard
Executive Director,
Look Ahead America

Matt Braynard is the former Director of Data and Strategy for the Trump campaign. He drafted and executed the strategy of targeting low-propensity voters who had a high affinity for President Trump. He is the president of Braynard Group, a political and digital strategy firm. He has worked for over one hundred federal, state and municipal candidates, and many national advocacy organizations and non-profits. He previously worked on messaging and survey research for Frank Luntz, was a senior redistricting and election administration analyst at Election Data Services, and served for three election cycles in the Republican National Committee’s Political Analysis department. After the 2020 General Election, Matt founded and led the Voter Integrity Project to discover illegal ballots and other election anomalies.

Robert Cahaly
Founder, Trafalgar Group

Robert Cahaly is the founder and senior strategist of the Trafalgar Group. He came to national prominence in 2016 because his firm correctly predicted that Donald Trump would win the election in Michigan and Pennsylvania and the Electoral College vote. Cahaly uses a methodology in his polling to try to take account of what is known as "social desirability bias". This term refers to situations where individuals who are being polled may believe that it is socially undesirable to provide certain responses to the polling company and who might therefore answer the questions inaccurately, without stating their actual preferences. In addition to his work as a pollster, Cahaly is a lecturer and public speaker.

Steven Reed
aka "the Republican Goodfella"

Steven was born and raised in NJ and now living in NC. Steve is representing ACT for America Serving as chapter president of one of the largest chapters in the country. “ACT Right of NC”. He has also served as secretary and precinct chair of local GOP as well as county volunteer coordinator for the Trump Victory Campaign. Steven is an expert in grassroots activism and was one of NC state’s #1 door knockers with 18,000 doors and over 35,000 contacts made. Currently he also serves as a Freedom Works Ambassador, and consultant on many political campaigns.

John Amanchukwu
Author, Speaker, Pastor

John Amanchukwu Sr. is a dynamic speaker with a passion for exposing the racist ideology of the abortion industry, and how modern movements such as Critical Race Theory suppress the black community. In his book ERACED, he dispels the myths surrounding abortion and CRT, and uncovers the Left’s sinister plot to destroy the African-American community and divide the church. John received a master’s degree from Liberty University in Christian Ministry. Among other accomplishments, on the local and national level, he has served as the leader of Youth and Young Adult Ministries and has been a youth pastor for fifteen years. John is a true Southern Preacher calling the next generation to repentance and action.