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Donald Trump, Mike Pence to Address 11th Annual Values Voter Summit

Trump to speak on Friday, Pence on Saturday

Contact: J.P. Duffy or Alice Chao, Family Research Council, 866-372-6397 

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Friday afternoon, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will speak at the 11th annual Values Voter Summit, an event that draws thousands of grassroots activists to the nation's capital. The next day, Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence will address the Summit. This will be the first time a GOP presidential ticket has addressed the event. Both major party nominees have been invited to make their case to social conservative voters.

"As the 2016 presidential election approaches, there is a growing realization among voters that the future of our freedoms and even our identity as Americans hangs in the balance. I am certain that Donald Trump and Mike Pence will underscore not only the importance of this election, but the important role conservative Christian voters have in influencing the outcome of the November election. The fact that this is the first GOP presidential ticket to attend since the Summit's inception in 2006, demonstrates an understanding of the importance of values voters in the general election and a desire to work with them in addressing the critical issues facing our nation," said Family Research Council Action President Tony Perkins.

Confirmed speakers also include Senators Tim Scott and James Lankford, along with Governor Matt Bevin, and U.S. Reps. John Fleming, Jim Jordan, Marsha Blackburn, and Louie Gohmert. Additionally, North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, Dr. James Dobson, actor Jon Voight, actor Kirk Cameron, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Oliver North, Duck Dynasty's Al Robertson, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Allen West, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Lt. General (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, Sebastian Gorka, Philip Haney, and Zuhdi Jasser are among many other speakers to address attendees.

The 11th annual Values Voter Summit will be held from September 9-11 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. FRC Action's Values Voter Summit is co-sponsored by AFA Action, American Values, First Liberty Institute, The D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship, United in Purpose, 2nd Vote, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, and Family Research Council. An exhibit hall, book signings, radio row, media row, and much more will be packed into this three-day conference.

On Saturday evening, FRC will present the Vision and Leadership Award to Dr. Bill Bennett at the Faith, Family, and Freedom Gala dinner. Governor Doug Ducey, Senator Tom Cotton, and Fox News' Kimberly Guilfoyle will be speaking in honor of Dr. Bennett at the gala dinner.

Pre-registration for media credentials is required. Please contact media@frc.org to obtain credentials.

For a schedule and more information on this year's Values Voter Summit, please visit: www.valuesvotersummit.org.