(Las Vegas, NV) – Citizen Outreach Foundation (COF) officially announced today that Grover Norquist is again serving as co-host of the 4th Annual Conservative Leadership Conference in Las Vegas on July 9-10 and will be a featured speaker.
Norquist, a native of Massachusetts, is president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a taxpayer advocacy group he founded in 1985 at President Reagan’s request. ATR is a coalition of taxpayer groups, individuals and businesses opposed to higher taxes at the federal, state and local levels.
ATR organizes the TAXPAYER PROTECTION PLEDGE, which asks all candidates for federal and state office to commit themselves in writing to oppose all tax increases. In the 112th Congress, 236 House members and 41 Senators have taken the pledge. On the state level, 13 governors and 1,249 state legislators have taken the pledge.
Norquist chairs the Washington, DC – based “Wednesday Meeting,” a weekly gathering of more than 150 elected officials, political activists, and movement leaders. The meeting started in 1993 and takes place in ATR’s conference room. There are now 61 similar “center-right” meetings in 47 states.
Mr. Norquist also serves on the board of directors of the National Rifle Association of America and the American Conservative Union and has authored two books, Rock the House and Leave Us Alone – Getting the Government’s Hands Off Our Money, Our Guns, Our Lives.
In the past, Mr. Norquist served as executive director of the National Taxpayers’ Union, as well as executive director of the College Republicans. He holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, both from Harvard University.
Grover lives in Washington, DC with his wife, Samah and his daughters, Grace.and Giselle.
The 2011 Conservative Leadership Conference (CLC) will be held at the M Resort in Las Vegas. This fourth annual event will be co-hosted by Citizen Outreach Foundation and Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). For additional details and online registration, please visit the official conference website at www.CLC2011.com