Palin headlines Liberty Gala in Tulsa

CapitolBeatOK Staff Report

Published: 20-Aug-2010

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be the featured speaker at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs’ annual Liberty Gala in Tulsa on September 15 at the Tulsa Convention Center.

“Governor Palin’s message of free market entrepreneurship and individual liberty resonates not only with the core values of OCPA, but with all Oklahomans,” said OCPA President Michael Carnuccio. “She has transformed the landscape of American politics and is the most powerful movement conservative in our nation.”

Palin is also a vocal supporter of the special needs community. Her appearance comes on the heels of Oklahoma’s passage of the most important school choice measure in state history. House Bill 3393, which was signed into law in June, will provide scholarships to students with special needs that will allow them to attend any private school of their choice where their needs are better served.

Palin will join a prestigious group of past OCPA speakers, including Congressman Paul Ryan, Justice Clarence Thomas, General Tommy Franks, former Speaker Newt Gingrich and the late conservative icon William F. Buckley, Jr.

Sponsored tables are still available. A limited number of individual tickets will go on sale Monday, August 23. OCPA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank which formulates public policy research and analysis consistent with the principles of free enterprise, limited government, and individual initiative.