MEDIA EVENT: Ken Blackwell Speaks at FRC; You Are Invited

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Ken Blackwell Ken Blackwell recently joined the Family Research Council. He will be introduced by Tony Perkins.

Plan on coming to see Charmaine also. And the Penta-Posse and Your Business Blogger.

Ken Blackwell will give a talk on Lessons of 2006: Moving Forward to 2008.

A must see,

if you’re in DC.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2007 CONTACT:

J.P. Duffy or Maria Donovan, (866) FRC-NEWS

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, 3 April, at 5:30 pm, Family Research Council and the Board of Directors, will host a reception in honor of Mr. Ken Blackwell, a former Undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Commission. Mr. Blackwell is joining the Family Research Council as the Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment, where he will focus on issues such as family economics, tax reform, and education. The evening reception will include remarks by Mr. Blackwell on the 2008 presidential election as well as an opportunity for media interviews.

When: Tuesday, April 3, 2007

5:30 pm

Where: Family Research Council

801 G Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001

Please RSVP: 1.800.225.4008, they need to get a headcount for the (free) hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Business attire is preferred.

Ken Blackwell’s appointment at FRC was noted by the Associated Press, where he is quoted,

“They (FRC) asked me to sort of build up the economic and fiscal dimension and show how that is an important part of what they do and what they find to be important. One of the areas where Buckeye and FRC share a public policy interest is in the area of advancing school choice and parental empowerment. It’s 21st century civil rights,” Blackwell said.

Blackwell, a former state treasurer, is well-suited to discuss economic issues, but his position against abortion and on other issues will allow him to speak to many constituencies, FRC President Tony Perkins said.

“Ken is well rounded as a former (Cincinnati) mayor, secretary of state, gubernatorial candidate. He has a well-rounded conservative portfolio,” Perkins said. “He has consistent conservative positions and he has not been bashful.”

Please come and welcome Ken Blackwell.

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Thank you (foot)notes:

And be sure to see Charmaine on Anderson Cooper 360 tonight, Monday, at 10:00pm Eastern. She will be debating Intelligent Design, Creationism and Evolution in the classroom.

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