NRB Hosts Capitol Hill Media Summit for President’s Council

Presidents Council logoMembers of the NRB President’s Council gathered in Washington, DC, earlier this month for the 2013 Capitol Hill Media Summit.

During the October 1-2 event, the Council members were presented with an insider’s perspective of the nation’s capital and heard from NRB leaders and government officials.

At the Capitol Hill Club, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) addressed the Council, speaking candidly about the persecution of Christians in many areas of the world.

“From Boston to Zanzibar, Christians are under attack,” said Sen. Paul, who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “The President tries to gloss over who is attacking and killing Christians. The media describes the killings as ‘sectarian.’ But the truth is the truth: there is a worldwide war on Christians by a fanatical element of Islam.”

Council members also heard from NRB Senior Vice President & General Counsel Craig Parshall and NRB Vice President of Government Relations Aaron Mercer, who shared detailed reports of NRB’s work on Capitol Hill and with government entities such as the FCC.

In addition, Council members heard from Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ), the recipient of NRB’s 2013 Faith & Freedom Award.

“The NRB President’s Council is a select group of strategic partners whose generous support and dedicated efforts enable the NRB to preserve and expand the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, both here and around the world,” notes Melissa Sturgis, NRB’s Director of Membership. “Members recognize the singular importance of NRB’s engagement in the legislative, legal, and regulatory arenas, and they serve as influential ambassadors for NRB as they interact with political leaders and others with positions of significant influence and authority in our nation’s capital.”

Also part of the Capitol Hill Media Summit was a tour of and lecture in the Supreme Court chambers, a visit to the National Cathedral, a trip to the Newseum, and special meals at the prestigious Capitol Hill Club and at The Heritage Foundation.

For more information about the President's Council, contact Melissa Sturgis, Director of Membership, at 703-331-4502.

Published: October 17, 2013