The 2013-2014 outbreak of Ebola in West Africa ravaged the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, shocked the international community and claimed over 10,000 lives. As an aggressive and extremely lethal disease, Ebola spread quickly and demonstrated that there is no such thing as “just in time preparedness,” once again reminding the international community vulnerable regions remain highly susceptible to pandemics and other various public health crises.
Serving Veterans and The Families: The Vital Role In Civil Society of Veterans Service Organizations
Today’s all-volunteer military has served with distinction and honor. At war for over a decade, our fighting men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces make us proud. Some have paid the ultimate sacrifice, and scores of others have been wounded, both physically and psychologically. Those wounded personnel are entitled to superior government medical care and dignified service from the Veteran’s Administration. But wounded vets don’t want our pity or a handout---they fought for the blessings of this country to preserve life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for their fellow soldiers, their families, and their countrymen. As conservatives, we know that liberty depends on the “little platoons of society” as Edmund Burke said. Since 9/11, a unique brand of voluntary association has arisen---veteran service organizations. These non-profit little platoons of society help veterans or their family members in myriad of ways, from taking wounded veterans fly fishing, to college scholarships for surviving children, to counseling services and more. Join us as we highlight the work of three outstanding non-profit veterans services organizations, told through the eyes of those who run these little platoons of civil society.
A year ago, the UN Commission of Inquiry condemned the North Korea government for “systemic, widespread, and gross violations of human rights” of such a monumental scale as to constitute crimes against humanity. The commission report shocked and energized the international community to action on North Korean human rights abuses.
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at The Grand Del Mar
This year’s Annual Leadership Conference took place at The Grand Del Mar in San Diego, from Thursday, April 9 to Saturday, April 11. The Annual Leadership Conference is a gathering of select Heritage supporters that have the opportunity to meet with our Trustees, Heritage experts, and special guest speakers. Guests at this year’s conference got to hear from top conservative movement speakers like Carly Fiorina, former Governor Rick Perry, Congressman Ron DeSantis, Governor Sam Brownback, and Glenn Beck. Attendees were also given details regarding Heritage’s new major campaign to “Reclaim America” and how Heritage’s research, communication, and advocacy will give Republications a real shot at success in the coming years.
at Naples Yacht Club
On Thursday, March 19, The Heritage Foundation and Heritage Action for America hosted a luncheon featuring Chief Operating Officer of Heritage Action for America Tim Chapman and Grassroots Director of Heritage Action for America Jessica Anderson in Naples. The event focused on the third component of Heritage’s “1-2-3 punch,” giving guests an in-depth view on how advocacy contributes to changing the culture in Washington DC.
at Hilton at San Diego/Del Mar
On Tuesday, March 3, The Heritage Foundation hosted a luncheon featuring Stephen Moore, Chief Economist, The Heritage Foundation. Stephen spoke on the topic of prosperity and capitalism, and how conservative policies lead to economic growth.
at The Westin South Coast Plaza
On Monday, March 2, The Heritage Foundation hosted a luncheon featuring Stephen Moore, Chief Economist, The Heritage Foundation. Stephen spoke on the topic of prosperity and capitalism, and how conservative policies lead to economic growth.
at Mountain Oyster Club
On Thursday, February 26, Count Ferdinand von Galen hosted a luncheon featuring Mike Gonzalez, Senior Fellow, The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies, The Heritage Foundation. The event was held in Tucson, Arizona and boasted over 100 attendees. Mike’s speech was entitled “E Pluribus Unum: Immigrants Seek a Share of the American Dream, Not a Share of the Spoils,” and he spoke on the role that Hispanic Americans play in conservative American politics.
at Bonita Bay Club
On Monday, January 19, The Heritage Foundation and Heritage Action for America hosted a luncheon featuring Heritage President Jim DeMint and Group Vice President of Strategic Communications Geoffrey Lysaught in Bonita Springs. The event focused on “Reaching Americans with the Conservative Message,” and was a part of a luncheon series hosted by The Associates Club of Southwest Florida. Join us for the next luncheon in Naples, Florida!
at Reserve Officers Association
Thank you for joining us for The Heritage Foundation’s 2014 Antipoverty Forum!
Each year, the Antipoverty Forum gathers researchers, policy leaders, expert practitioners, and communicators seeking to help more Americans overcome poverty and social breakdown through effective principles in action.
The 2014 Antipoverty Forum was held on Thursday, November 20 in Washington, D.C. at the historic Reserve Officers Association. This year’s forum included the announcement of the 2014 national winner of WORLD News Group’s “Hope Award for Effective Compassion.”
at Lafayette Club
On Wednesday, September 24th, The Heritage Foundation hosted a Reception and Dinner featuring Heritage President Jim DeMint at the Lafayette Club in Minnetonka Beach, Minnesota.
at Balboa Bay Club & Resort
On Wednesday, June 11, The Heritage Foundation hosted a Reception and Dinner featuring Heritage President Jim DeMint at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort.
On Wednesday, June 11, The Heritage Foundation hosted a Breakfast featuring Jim DeMint at The Grand Del Mar in San Diego, California.