Sunday, January 30, 2011

Americans for Prosperity Leadership Conference

January 29-30, 2011

Lou Jasikoff, representing the Northeast Pennsylvania Tea Party, NEPA Libertarians, and Luzerne County Campaign for Liberty, in conjunction with our current endeavors Restoring Freedoms Conference and The Political Emporium, attended the Americans for Prosperity Leadership Conference this past weekend in Teaneck, NJ.

Lou Jasikoff,Sam Rohrer,Pete Howe, David Shaw

Not only was it most informative weekend but it was great to spend time with other Tea Party and civic leaders from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York, including the leader of the NEPA Tea Party Mike Lacey and one of Pennsylvania's leading champions for liberty Sam Rohrer.

Mike Lacey and Sam Rohrer

 The conference started off Friday evening with a cocktail hour followed by dinner. Steve Lonegan New Jersey State director for Americans for Prosperity welcomed everyone and outlined the the goals of the conference. Steve has long been a staunch advocate for the working people of New Jersey and our free market system. He was followed by NJ State Senator Mike Doherty who spoke to the state of NJ politics and current economic challenges.

 Steve Lonegan

The keynote speaker was none other than James O'Keefe, a scheduled speaker at our upcoming Restoring Freedoms Conference and someone I have worked with on getting his New Jersey Education Association Teachers Gone Wild Videos released to NJ media. James of course is known for bringing down ACORN with his undercover work and the audience was riveted as they listened to his accounts of what went on, how it was reported, and the trials and tribulations that followed. His account of how he got into this business, and getting Lucky Charms cereal removed from the Rutgers cafeteria while a student there invoked some well-deserved laughs!

James O'Keefe

Steve Lonegan got things rolling Saturday with some of his incredible insights on fundraising and was followed up throughout the day with experts in media relations, legal issues, membership building, new media, etc. sharing their wisdom to help all our groups to be as successful as possible. Lunch guest was Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels and longtime radio host. His firebrand style along with good old time common sense was absolutely loved by the attendees. 

Curtis Sliwa and Mike Lacey

I want to thank the the Americans for Prosperity for the invitation and for the opportunity to network and meet with some of the people I consider the true patriots of our day.

Louis R. Jasikoff
Restoring Freedoms   


  1. Bravo to AFP for a great seminar.

    It was great meeting our brothers and sisters from Pennsylvania.

  2. Gr8 weekend, good to meet you and everyone.