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VVS20 ★ About VVS
Due to Covid-19 Washington, DC reopening guidelines which limit gatherings, Values Voter Summit 2020 will be a virtual event. Created in 2006 to provide a forum to help inform and mobilize citizens across America to preserve the bedrock values of traditional marriage, religious liberty, sanctity of life and limited government, it has drawn as many as 3,000 plus attendees from around the nation and foreign countries.
VVS welcomed President Donald Trump in 2017 and 2019 and Vice President Mike Pence in 2018. It showcases the nation's leading conservative voices addressing life, religious liberty, parental rights, gender confusion, national security and other issues critical to our moral foundation and national strength. Previous speakers have included Cabinet Secretary Alex Azar, Ambassador Sam Brownback; Dr. Ben Carson; Senators Mitch McConnell, Josh Hawley, Lindsay Graham, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Tim Scott; Representatives Vicky Hartzler, Steve Scalise and former Representatives Michele Bachmann, Mark Meadows, and Allen West; media personalities Allie Stuckey, Eric Metaxas, Dennis Prager, Todd Starnes, Dr. Bill Bennett, Erick Erickson, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, Dana Loesch, Lt. Col. Oliver North, Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson; Dr. Alveda King, Kirk Cameron, Star Parker, the Benham Brothers, national pro-life advocates including Lila Rose and David Daleiden, whose investigative work exposed the truth about Planned Parenthood; nationally recognized terrorism expert Brigitte Gabriel; military and intelligence analyst Dr. Sebastian Gorka; Dr. Carol Swain; and national best-selling authors Joel Rosenberg and Rabbi Jonathan Cahn. Mariam Ibraheem, the Sudanese Christian sentenced to death for her faith, was honored with the inaugural Cost of Discipleship Award in 2014; in 2015, Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk, who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, was awarded the second Cost of Discipleship Award; and in 2019, Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was wrongfully accused and imprisoned for two years in Turkey, received the third Cost of Discipleship Award.
Since its inception, the Summit's primary sponsor has been FRC Action, the legislative affiliate arm of Family Research Council. Our 2020 major sponsors also include AFA Action, American Values, Truth & Liberty Coalition, and Family Research Council. Bott Radio Network returns as Radio Sponsor, and Christian Post is first-time Media Sponsor. In addition to these organizations, FRC Action has also had the privilege of partnering with other like-minded sponsors including Alliance Defending Freedom, Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), Christian Healthcare Ministries, First Liberty Institute, Inspire Investing, Liberty Counsel, Liberty Counsel Action, Liberty University, Ohio Christian University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, The Heritage Foundation, Family Research Council, The D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship, and United in Purpose. Other partnering organizations have also included Media Research Center, Young America's Foundation, National Religious Broadcasters, National Organization for Marriage, Patriot Voices, Students for Life, The Timothy Plan, The Washington Times, Vision America, Western Journalism, Susan B. Anthony List and Empower Texans.