Rooftop Conference Center
Rosslyn, Virginia

Thursday, October 6, 1994

A special thank you to the Freedom Forum for hosting the Free Speech Coalition's Second Annual Leadership Conference at their excellent facilities in Arlington, Virginia.

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Why We Exist: An Overview

Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority and Co-Chair
Free Speech Coalition Board of Directors

Richard Dingman, Vice President, Free Congress Foundation

David Keene, Chairman, American Conservative Union

Where The Battles Are Being Fought

Moderator: Edythe Ledbetter, V.P. Administration, Center for Marine Conservation

Henry Suhrke, Editor, Philanthropy Monthly

Laura Murphy Lee, Washington Office Director, American Civil Liberties Union

John McIllquham, President, NonProfit Times

Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo, Author, Unhealthy Charities

Perceptions of Nonprofit “Special Interest Groups” and the Effects on the Political Dialogue

Moderator: Harriet Trudell, Feminist Majority

John McLaughlin, Fabrizio-McLaughlin

Frank Luntz, Ph.D., Luntz Research

John McIllquham, President, NonProfit Times

Charles Orasin, Craver, Mathews, Smith and Company

Keynote Luncheon:
Right & Left Against The Stream

Moderator: Larry Pratt, Executive Director, Gun Owners of America, and Co-Chair,
Free Speech Coalition Board of Directors

Anthony P. Griffin, Esq., Adjunct Professor, University of Houston Law Center
The Latest in Membership List Confidentiality

Ralph Reed, Executive Director, Christian Coalition
Mobilizing Grassroots in Face of Regulation and Other Challenges

Policy Report I:
Federal Actions Affecting Nonprofit Groups

Moderator: Howard Segermark, Legislative Director, Free Speech Coalition

Mike McCloskey, Chairman, Sierra Club
Serving as a Lightening Rod for Government Reprisal

Ralph Reed, Executive Director, Christian CoaDavid Keene, Resident Fellow
First Amendment Center, Vanderbilt University, Deceptive Mailing Practices
Mobilizing Grassroots in Face of Regulation and Other Challenges

Tom Schatz, Executive Director, Citizens Against Government Waste
“Prohibited Practices” in the Social Security Amendments

Policy Report II:
The States’ Actions

Moderator: Mike Beard, Executive Director, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

Thomas Hart, Esq., Slevin & Hart, P.C.
The Jurisdiction of States to Regulate Out-of-State Nonprofits

Mack Canter, Esq., Copilevitz and Canter, Testing the Constitutionality of State Regulations

Richard Steinberg, Ph.D., Center on Philanthropy, Indiana University
Fundraising Costs and Rational Economics

Policy Report III:
Federal Regulations

Moderator: William J. Olson, Esq., Co-Counsel, Free Speech Coalition
Non-Governmental Challenges: The AICPA and the BBB’s

Mark Weinberg, Esq., Co-Counsel, Free Speech Coalition, The Latest IRS Regulations

Judy Richmond, Esq., Assistant General Counsel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The FEC and "Who Are Members?"

Richard Steinberg, Ph.D., CeJames Bopp, Jr., Esq., Bopp, Coleson & Bostrom
Advocacy Groups’ Right To Make Independent Campaign Expendituresnter on Philanthropy, Indiana University, Fundraising Costs and Rational Economics

Dick Larkin, Technical Director, Price Waterhouse, An Accountant’s View

Where Do We Go From Here?

Joe Levin, President, Southern Poverty Law Center

Richard Viguerie, President, American Target Advertising

An Addendum from the Board of Directors of the Free Speech Coalition