Washington, D.C. – The Family Research Council (FRC) and FRC Action are set to host the annual Pray Vote Stand Summit, a gathering of politically active conservatives, from September 15 to 17. This significant event will take place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., drawing “spiritually active” and “governance-engaged” individuals from across the nation.
The Pray Vote Stand Summit aims to address a multitude of pressing issues that concern conservatives today. These include safeguarding the rights of the unborn, upholding the importance of the nuclear family, protecting domestic and international religious freedom, addressing concerns about ideological indoctrination in American schools, and exploring topics like gender ideology, the military, and election integrity.
The event serves as a platform to inform and mobilize Christians from all corners of the country, urging them to preserve and defend the fundamental values that underpin the nation.
It will feature plenary and breakout sessions, offering discussions on a wide range of topics, including judicial nominations, the education system, evangelism, cultural engagement, protection of children from cultural threats, and the issue of ballot harvesting.
Family Research Council President and FRC Action Chairman, Tony Perkins, highlighted the event’s importance in confronting the cultural and spiritual challenges facing the nation. He emphasized the need for leadership that addresses these issues, particularly as the country enters the 2024 presidential election cycle.
Perkins stated, “Our focus will be ensuring that the sanctity of human life, upholding the true, God-given purpose of human sexuality, and the myriad policies that affect the family — ranging from religious freedom to tax policy — remain front and center.”
Speakers of Pray Vote Stand Summit 2023
The Pray Vote Stand Summit, now in its third year, will feature a distinguished lineup of speakers, including prominent political figures and leaders:
- 45th President Donald J. Trump
- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R)
- Former Vice President Mike Pence
- Former HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson
- Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.)
- Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)
- Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.)
- Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey
- Tony Perkins, FRC President, and FRC Action Chairman
- Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC Executive Vice President
- Former Congressman Jody Hice, Senior Vice President at FRC and President of FRC Action
More speakers and details about the event can be found on the official website
The summit offers both in-person attendance at the Omni Shoreham Hotel (2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008) and online access via prayvotestand.org. The event encompasses various activities, including the “40th Anniversary Faith, Family, & Freedom Gala Dinner” on September 16. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in breakout sessions and specialized training aimed at empowering Christians to actively engage in public life, whether by running for office or supporting candidates.
Sponsors of the Pray Vote Stand Summit include NRB members Real Life Network, Evangelism Explosion International, American Family Association, and First Liberty.
Formerly known as the Values Voter Summit, this event is organized by the Family Research Council, with sponsorship from six other organizations, including Evangelism Explosion International. Evangelism Explosion (EE), founded in 1962, has a mission to equip every people group and age group to witness every person.
The Pray Vote Stand Summit is set against the backdrop of ongoing debates regarding Christian involvement in government and the impact of political decisions on people’s well-being. It addresses pressing issues like gender identity and medical interventions on children, subjects that are currently being pushed through political channels.
Notably, Evangelism Explosion International’s sponsorship costs for the event were underwritten by a generous donor, covering the associated expenses. The costs for sponsorship range from $4,000 to $15,000, as indicated in online sponsorship information from the Family Research Council. Additionally, EE is listed as an exhibitor at the Pray Vote Stand Summit, with exhibitor costs ranging from $1,275 to $12,000, depending on booth size and location.
The Pray Vote Stand Summit represents a significant gathering of individuals and leaders committed to preserving values related to faith, family, and freedom. It serves as a platform for discussing critical issues and mobilizing conservative Christians to engage actively in the political and cultural landscape of the nation.
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