President Trump to Address 12th Annual Values Voter Summit

President Donald TrumpPresident Donald Trump will make his third appearance at FRC Action’s annual Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., on Friday, October 13, and will become the first sitting president to address the gathering.

Last year, Trump spoke at the summit as the Republican presidential nominee.  

“Since the early days of the campaign, President Trump allied himself with values voters, promising to put an end to the 8 years of relentless assault on the First Amendment,” said Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council (FRC), of which FRC Action is a legislative affiliate. 

“Values voters are coming to our nation’s capital thankful to hear from a president who is fulfilling the promises that he campaigned on,” Perkins added in a press release, noting the president’s executive order on religious liberty and the follow-up actions last week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice.

"Values voters have waited eight years for a leader who puts America's mission first and respects the values that made America into a great nation,” he stated.

Since 2006, the Values Voter Summit has provided a forum to help inform and mobilize citizens across America to preserve the bedrock values of traditional marriage, religious liberty, sanctity of life, and limited government that make the nation strong. Each year, it showcases prominent policymakers and leading conservative voices. The event has drawn more than 3,000 attendees from around the nation and foreign countries.

This year, confirmed speakers for the summit include, among others, former United States Representative of Minnesota Michele Bachmann; Gary Bauer, President of American Values; best-selling authors and entrepreneurs David & Jason Benham; citizen journalist David Daleiden; Frank Gaffney, Founder of Center for Security Policy; best-selling author and syndicated host Laura Ingraham; Alveda King, Director of Civil Rights For the Unborn; Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life; Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson; Lila Rose, Founder and President of LiveAction; House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.); award-winning actors and producers Kevin & Sam Sorbo; Erick Stakelbeck, Host of The Watchmen; Todd Starnes, Host of The Todd Starnes Show; Mat Staver, Founder and President of Liberty Counsel; former U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf (R-Va); and Dr. Frank Wright, President & CEO of D. James Kennedy Ministries.

FRC Action’s 12th Annual Values Voter Summit is co-sponsored by AFA Action, American Values, Christian Healthcare Ministries, Association of Mature American Citizens, The D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship, The Heritage Foundation, United in Purpose, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, and Family Research Council. An exhibit hall, book signings, radio row, media row, and much more will be packed into the October 13-15 conference.

For a schedule and more information on this year’s Values Voter Summit, visit

By NRB Staff

Published: October 12, 2017


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