10 am – 5 pm
Luncheon speaker: Sen. Cam Ward
“How a Bill Becomes Law”
Invite your legislators to join us for lunch!
Workshops will include Leadership/Membership,
briefings on 2013 bills, and the Constitution.
Visit your Legislators on Thursday morning. Have your picture taken with them. Tell them how much you appreciate them! (Each Club will make its own appointments.) Visit the Galleries and watch our Legislators in action.
Highlights from Legislative Days 2012
The guest speaker Wednesday night – and the favorite of the Legislative Days participants – was Star Parker, a popular syndicated columnist with the Scripps Howard News Service. Her column is carried weekly by newspapers across the country and opinion sites such as Townhall. She is also a social critic, book author, and conservative political activist. Star is a sought-after speaker and appears regularly on TV and radio. In 1995 she founded the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) and she serves as its president. Her success with CURE stems from her personal experience as a welfare recipient. She spent her teen and early adult years as an unemployed mother on welfare. She had many arrests for shoplifting and she had four abortions. Star Parker has lived the life that Obama’s policies lead to and encourage so that poor people are trapped in a cycle of poverty, raised in fatherless households, develop a sense of entitlement, and will vote for Democrats to continue their government handouts. Star managed to escape. After converting to Christianity, she embarked upon a career as a spokesperson for conservative social and political causes. She opposes many public entitlements, claiming that welfare is similar to an invitation to a government plantation, which creates a situation where those who accept the invitation switch mindsets from “How do I take care of myself?” to “What do I have to do to stay on the plantation?” Star said stable families and strong moral values are the key to ending poverty.
Please read ALGOP Communication Director Shana Kluck’s introduction of Ms. Parker.
Introduction of Star Parker by Shana Kluck
Other Special Guests
Luncheon speaker Eva Newman, an immigrant from Czechoslovakia, shared her moving story of escaping oppression and finding freedom in America. She urged us to keep America free!
Luncheon speaker Sieu Tang Wood shared her inspiring story of moving from tyranny to freedom. She urged us to exercise our right to vote and protect America’s precious freedoms.
Workshop About Our Constitutional Crisis
Click here to view our mock debate on YouTube!
To inject a little humor into the seriousness of 2012 elections while reminding attendees of how the Constitution is being negated by the Obama Administration, one workshop featured an entertaining mock presidential debate. The mock debate focused on the differences between the two Parties, reveal how Obama is specifically shredding the Constitution, and how Republicans can win the White House and restore the Constitution and America’s greatness by concentrating on and educating the public on key themes that cross party lines and will unite conservatives behind the Republican presidential candidate.
Special thanks to K. Carl Smith and Alva Lambert
for playing the roles of President Obama and President Reagan, AFRW’s Alicia Liburdi for playing the moderator and AFRW’s Frances Taylor for playing the newscaster in the skit.
For more information about our Constitutional Crisis, please view our power point: Constitution In Crisis LD Workshop 2012 PPT.
Leadership Development Workshop
NFRW 1st VP Jesse Morton and NFRW Leadership Development Chair Kay VanSant presented a workshop on Leadership Development during Legislative Days. VanSant, who is also AFRW’s 4th VP for Programs, developed the seminar.
Their power point slide show on Leadership Development, with an emphasis on Membership, is coming soon.
Workshop Exposed Obama’s Social Justice Ideology
Just the Facts, Please
Professor David Black, currently Director of Small Business Development Center and instructor of Economics at the University of North Alabama, has taught every subject in every grade from K-12 and at several colleges and has worked in the White House for President George H.W. Bush and for President George W. Bush and was a staff member of the Republican National Headquarters under Bush-Quayle in 1988. Prof. Black is a student of history and educated us on how to trump social justice emotions with facts.
Other Legislative Days Events
Laud our Legislators Breakfast
Report on 41,000 New Jobs by Gov. Bentley
Dessert & Coffee with First Lady Dianne Bentley