2017 Lincoln Day Dinner

We are pleased to announce the lineup for this year’s Lincoln Day Dinner to be held on August 12th at the Antlers Hotel in downtown Colorado Springs.

 Regrettably, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez had to cancel for a family emergency. We ask that you keep the Governor and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
Star Parker, Founder Urban Cure
 On very short notice, our evening’s Keynote Speaker will be Star Parker, the founder of The Cure (Center for Urban Renewal and Education) in Washington D.C., a Fox News Commentator, and author of "Uncle Sam's Plantation," which explains how the welfare state in America is keeping the poor poor. The CURE is a public policy think tank that promotes market-based solutions to fight poverty. Clearly, Star Parker is among the top national black conservative leaders.

 Before involvement in social activism, Star had seven years of first-hand experience in the grip of welfare dependency. After consulting on federal Welfare Reform in the mid-90s, she founded UrbanCure to bring new ideas to policy discussions on how to transition America's poor from government dependency.

 Star has a bachelor's degree in Marketing and International Business from Woodbury University and has received numerous awards and commendations for her work on public policy issues. She regularly consults with both federal and state legislators on market-based strategies to fight poverty; she has spoken on more than 190 colleges and universities about anti-poverty initiatives; has authored several books; and is a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate.

 Many of national acclaim would agree that Star Parker has established herself as a thoughtful and energetic leader in Washington D.C and her CURE advisory board includes folks of note such as Attorney Generals John Ashcroft and Ed Meese; Doctors Ben Carson, Robert P. George, George Gilder, Marvin Olasky and Walter E. Williams.  http://www.urbancure.org

Amy Oliver Cooke
 Our Master of Ceremonies will be Amy Oliver Cooke, Executive Vice President and Director of the Energy and Environmental Policy Center for the Independence Institute. Amy is currently serving on President Trump’s transition team for the Environmental Protection Agency, and has authored and contributed to numerous opinion editorials, issue papers, and issue backgrounders and has been published in the Daily CallerTownhallDenver PostPueblo ChieftainGreeley TribuneDenver Business JournalDenver Daily NewsLiberty Ink Journal, The Hill, and Wall Street Journal. She has appeared on Fox News, NPR, MSN.com, Devil’s Advocate, Colorado Inside Out, and Power Hour.

 We are undoubtedly excited to have these two power-house, conservative leaders at our event. We look forward to you joining us!

 We will miss you if you cannot make the dinner, and there are two more opportunities to join us. Of course, we will host a VIP Event before the dinner. It is from 4:30 to 6 pm at a Private Residence nearby. Light hors d'oeuves and cocktails will be provided, but save your appetites for the Dinner. Tickets are limited to 40. Sign up soon! Details of the location will be emailed to you after your registration.

Keith Sanderson, Olympic Medalist, tonybrong.blogspot.com The second opportunity to meet Star is on Sunday, August 13th, with Keith Sanderson, a Colorado Springs native at an exclusive Shooting Event. Keith started shooting in 1996 in Marine Corps matches. He spent eight years in the Marine Corps and eight years in the U.S. Army and was the Chief Marksmanship Instructor for Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Keith won an unprecedented three medals (one gold, one silver and one bronze) in three World Cups in 2009. Nominated to his third Olympic Team through USA Shooting's Olympic Points System after a 2015 season in which he earned three top-six World Cup finishes including a silver medal at World Cup Munich. This will be quite a powerhouse event with Star and Keith for this exclusive shooting event.  We are refining the details as it will be at a private venue. catered Cajun style lunch from Tactical Catering. Again, tickets for this event are limited and location details will be emailed as quickly as possible after your reservation.

 Dinner is beef and chicken on the same plate. Please email any dietary restrictions before Wednesday, August 10th.

 Our Live Auction has several noteworthy items, including an AR-15 donated by Paradise Firearms.


August 12, 2017 at 6pm - 10pm
The Antlers
4 S Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States
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Linda Potter · · 719-578-0022

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  • commented 2017-07-16 08:54:16 -0600
    Way out of my reach! Wish I could go, but you all have a great time! #MAGA
  • commented 2017-07-15 01:25:20 -0600
    They sound fantastic -glad you got them on board as speakers.
  • commented 2017-07-15 01:24:24 -0600
    Will sign up soon Kathy Reichert