The 2014 We The People Convention
September 20, Hyatt Regency, Columbus Ohio
Announcing the First Two Speakers!
We are pleased to have two outreach pioneers for the conservative movement speak at the convention.
Charlie Kirk, Founder and Executive Director of Turning Point USA
Charlie Kirk, Founder and Executive Director of Turning Point USA, will be one of the featured speakers at our 4th Annual Convention. Turning Point is one of the most effective and fastest growing conservative outreach organizations for high school and college students in the nation. We The People Convention President Tom Zawistowski met Charlie Kirk at the South Carolina TEA Party Convention in January. Tom is very impressed with his commitment and approach to teaching conservative values to high school and college students. His organization is reaching American youth in ways that no other organization has before.
Turning Point USA is a national student movement dedicated toward educating, empowering, and mobilizing young people behind the principles of fiscal responsibility, free markets, and limited government. Since the inception of Turning Point USA on June 5th of 2012 Charlie has grown Turning Point USA from nothing, to having representation on over 380 high schools and colleges nationwide. At 20 years old, Kirk has appeared on Fox News, CNBC, and FOX Business News over seventy five times including frequent appearances on “Your World with Neil Cavuto” “Varney & Co.” and “The Willis Report.” He is a featured columnist for the Washington Times and a contributor for Breitbart.com.
Dr. Tim Johnson, CEO and Founder of the Frederick Douglass Foundation
Dr. Tim Johnson, CEO and Founder of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, will also be a featured speaker. Tim and his organization are all about
outreach and action, to make sure that all Americans have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits resulting from limited government, free markets
and conservative values. The Frederick Douglass Foundation was founded in December 2008, and bills itself is the largest Christ-Centered,
Multi-Ethnic and Republican ministry in America. A national nonprofit grassroots education and public policy organization, they bring the sanctity
of free market and limited government ideas to bear on the hardest problems facing our nation. With chapters across the country, they are a collection of pro-active individuals who are committed to developing innovative and new approaches to today’s problems with the assistance of elected officials, scholars
from universities and colleges and community activist.
Dr. Timothy F. Johnson has been Chairman of the Buncombe County Republican Party, Vice Chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, a delegate to the 2008 Republican National Convention in Minneapolis. A native Ohioan, he was raised in Cleveland by his single mother. He achieved Eagle Scout at age 14, and won two high school state football championships. He holds degrees from the University of Arizona, Troy University and LaSalle University. His resume includes US Army Ammunition Advance Individual Training School, television (“Runaway Slaves”), and being quoted on varied news sources (DrudgeReport, CBS News).