Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901

VIP Reception, 5:30 p.m.  | General Reception, 6 p.m.
Seated Dinner, 7-9:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker – Hugh Hewitt, talk show host and syndicated columnist (more)
Special Guest – Rebecca Friedrichs, lead plaintiff in U.S. Supreme Court’s Friedrichs v. California Teachers’ Association (more)

Also featuring the
Vernon K. Krieble Foundation’s Unsung Hero Award

We’re having a party and YOU’RE the guest of honor!

You’re our champion! We invite you to join us as we honor all the champions who fight for freedom in Connecticut, and celebrate the hard-earned victories we have won together.

Host Committee

Judy and Ken Boudreau  |  Joyce Critelli  |  Icy and The Hon. Scott Frantz  |  Sharon and Jack Fowler  |  The Hon. Charles L. Glazer  |  Jennifer and Daniel Gressel  |  Margaret and Gerald Gunderson  |  Allie and Lee Hanley  |  Robert James  |  Jill and Andy Jones  |  Helen Krieble  |  Larry Kudlow  |  Leora and Steve Levy  |  Eleanor and Mort Lowenthal  |  The Hon. Betsy McCaughey  |  Jane and Mark Nielsen  |  Catherine James Paglia  |  Dave Pelizzon  |  Debbie and Russ Reynolds  |  The Hon. Joe Scarborough  |  The Hon. Rob Simmons  |  The Hon. David Walker  |  Penny and Robert Young 

VIP Admission: $1,000 or $1,500 per couple
General Admission: $250

Sponsor levels: $5,000 to $25,000

Our Featured Guests:

Hugh Hewitt

Talk show host, syndicated columnist, and 2016 presidential primary debate moderator

Professor Hugh Hewitt is a lawyer, law professor and broadcast journalist whose nationally syndicated radio show is heard in more than 120 cities across the United States every weekday afternoon.  A graduate of Harvard College and the University of Michigan Law School, and he has been teaching Constitutional Law at Chapman University Law School since 1995. He is a frequent guest on CNN, Fox News Network, and MSNBC, and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. Hewitt also writes daily for his blog,, which is among the most visited political blogs in the U.S. He is also a weekly columnist for The Washington Examiner and Professor Hewitt served for nearly six years in the Reagan Administration in a variety of posts, including Assistant Counsel in the White House and Special Assistant to two Attorneys General.

Rebecca Friedrichs

Lead plaintiff in Supreme Court case, Friedrichs vs. California Teachers’ Association.

Mrs. Friedrichs is the face of a national movement by teachers and other public employees to end forced unionism and mandatory fees to public unions. The Friedrichs case was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on January 11, 2016. Justice Scalia stated the theory of the case from the bench: All collective bargaining is political. Therefore forced dues, even “fair share” or agency fees, violate the First Amendment.  The Court was poised to rule 5-4 for Rebecca and all public employees who want to be free of forced speech.  Then on February 13, 2016 Justice Antonin Scalia died.  Come hear the story for yourself, and what Rebecca has planned now.

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