Join us for The Heartland Institute’s second Women in Politics Event just days before the election in our Andrew Breitbart Freedom Center. Confirmed speakers include: Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, Illinois state Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, Illinois State Rep. Patti Bellock, Wisconsin State Rep. Samantha Kerkman, Illinois State House Candidate Dawn Abernathy, and Kathleen Murphy of the Illinois Opportunity Project.
STOP FED ED is a campaign led by parents, taxpayers, and educators committed to ending Common Core and the U.S. Department of Education. The fight against Common Core has exposed the failures of those trying to force a federally-based one-size-fits-all curriculum on states and local school districts. Even strong Common Core supporters realize the name is toxic and have accepted the premise that the federal government should not be dictating curriculum.
Concerned about your gun rights? You should be. Join other concerned citizens at a special event October 5 at the Andrew Breitbart Freedom Center at The Heartland Institute with John R. Lott, Jr. His latest book, The War on Guns is the essential book for defending your Second Amendment Rights – before they are taken away forever.
The Heartland Institute was pleased to honor Morton Blackwell, president of the Leadership Institute, with the Heartland Liberty Prize, at our 32nd Anniversary Benefit Dinner on September 15, 2016. Blackwell is introduced and awarded the prize by Jameson Campaign, Founder and president of Green Hill Publishers and Jameson Books, and Joseph Morris, President of the Lincoln Legal Foundation. For more videos from Heartland's benefit dinner, please visit http://benefit.heartland.org/.
States are seeking ways to create a better business climate to attract jobs and businesses to their states. Some states have been passing right-to-work laws, pushing tax reform, and reforming their public pension systems, while others have increased taxes and regulations. This panel discusses which policies are working and which are not. Speaking on this panel are Tax Foundation Vice President of Legal and State Projects Joe Henchman, National Taxpayers Union Executive Vice President Brandon Arnold, and Kansas state Sen. Forrest Knox (R-Wilson County).
America has become a leader in energy production despite President Barack Obama’s efforts to discourage the use of traditional energy sources, such as coal, natural gas, and oil. This panel discusses the rise of hydraulic fracturing, demise of renewable power mandates, and other pro-environment, pro-energy, and pro-jobs solutions. Speaking on this panel are Texas Public Policy Foundation Director of the Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environment Kathleen Hartnett-White, Heartland Institute Research Fellow Isaac Orr, and Kansas State Rep. Dennis Hedke (R-Butler County).
Education outcomes in America continue to lag globally; the debate over Common Core State Standards remains heated; and educational choice options such as education savings accounts and charter schools continue to grow. This panel analyzes roadblocks to transforming education and explores ways to improve access to a quality education. Speaking on this panel are Goldwater Institute Education Director Jonathan Butcher, Heritage Foundation Will Skillman Fellow in Education Lindsey Burke, and Illinois State Rep. John Anthony (R- Grundy County).
This panel discusses how states can expand competition and reduce the cost of health care – even with the Affordable Care Act in place. Solutions discussed include using telemedicine, rolling back certificate of need laws, and embracing direct primary care. The panel also addresses Medicaid expansion. Speaking on this panel are Cato Institute Senior Fellow Michael Tanner, Opternative Chief Executive Officer Aaron Dallek, and Georgia state Sen. Judson Hill (R-Cobb County).