2012 Annual Dinner, Featuring Daniel Hannan and Scott Rasmussen

Date: 
Monday, October 15th, 2012
Time: 
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Place: 
Hyatt Regency Bellevue
900 Bellevue Way N.E.
Bellevue, Washington

A Warning to America: A member of the European Parliament describes the perils of greater regulation, higher taxes and centralized power

With a special discussion on the mood of the electorate three weeks before Election Day by national pollster Scott Rasmussen

Watch Daniel Hannan's address at WPC's 2012 Annual Dinner here!

Read Daniel Hannan's keynote address here

Read Scott Rasmussen's address here

Keynote Speaker and WPC Columbia Award Recipient

Hon. Daniel Hannan, member of the European Union Parliament, columnist for The Daily Telegraph and author of The New Road to Serfdom: A Letter of Warning to America and Why America Must Not Follow Europe.

In March 2009, Hannan became a celebrity overnight when he assailed then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown on the floor of the European Parliament. The YouTube clip went viral, leading to appearances on Fox News and other media outlets. A thoughtful and articulate spokesman for conservative ideas, Hannan is better versed in America's traditions and founding documents than many Americans are. In The New Road to Serfdom, Hannan argues forcefully and passionately that Americans must not allow Barack Obama to take them down the road to European Union–style social democracy. He pleads with Americans not to abandon the founding principles that have made their country a beacon of liberty for the rest of the world. Read Daniel Hannan's Wall Street Journal column "A European's Warning to America" here.

In Bellevue:
Scott Rasmussen, one of the most recognized and respected public opinion pollsters in the United States today, who will address the country’s mood just three weeks prior to the election. As founder and president of Rasmussen Reports, he has developed a reputation for delivering reliable, newsworthy and actionable data. He is also a political analyst; commentator for Fox News, CNBC and the BBC; and New York Times best-selling author of The People’s Money: How Voters Will Balance the Budget and Eliminate the Federal Debt.

Champion of Freedom Award

Washington Policy Center is pleased to recognize the 32 legislative champions of charter schools in Washington state who helped make the case to reform education and put the issue before our state's citizens this fall, with a special recognition of the four primary sponsors: Sen. Steve Litzow, Sen. Rodney Tom, Rep. Glenn Anderson, Rep. Eric Pettigrew.

House
Rep. Eric Pettigrew Rep. Mark Hargrove
Rep. Glenn Anderson Rep. Paul Harris
Rep. Cary Condotta Rep. Bill Hinkle
Rep. Cathy Dahlquist Rep. Larry Seaquist
Rep. Deb Eddy Rep. Larry Springer
Rep. Susan Fagan Rep. Maureen Walsh
Rep. Fred Finn Rep. J.T. Wilcox

Rep. Larry Haler

Rep. Hans Zeiger
Senate
Sen. Rodney Tom Sen. Mike Hewitt
Sen. Steve Litzow Sen. Andy Hill
Sen. Michael Baumgartner Sen. Steve Hobbs
Sen. Randi Becker Sen. Jim Kastama
Sen. Jerome Delvin Sen. Curtis King
Sen. Doug Ericksen Former Sen. Cheryl Pflug
Sen. Joe Fain Sen. Tim Sheldon
Sen. Brian Hatfield Sen. Dan Swecker

Bellevue Dinner Pricing Levels:

$15,000 Dinner Champion

  • Premium Dinner seating for 10
  • Invitation to executive lunch (limited attendance and due to speaker availability)
  • Private meeting with Columbia Award recipient for 10 guests (limited attendance)
  • Potential opportunity to introduce one of the honorees
  • VIP Reception for 10 guests
  • 10 photos with Columbia Award recipient
  • Premier recognition: Program, podium, event video
  • Opportunity to host elected officials at your table

$10,000 Dinner Benefactor

  • Preferential seating for 10
  • Private meeting with Columbia Award recipient for two guests (limited attendance)
  • VIP Reception for 10 guests
  • 10 photos with Columbia Award recipient
  • Distinguished recognition: Program, podium, event video
  • Opportunity to host elected officials at your table

$5,000 Dinner Patron

  • Preferential seating for 10
  • VIP Reception for five guests
  • Five photos with Columbia Award recipient
  • Recognition in program and event video
  • Opportunity to host elected officials at your table

$3,500 Table

  • Table of 10
  • VIP Reception for two people
  • Two photos with Columbia Award recipient
  • Recognition in program

$1,000 VIP Couple

  • Dinner and VIP Reception for two people
  • Preferential seating
  • Photo with Columbia Award recipient

$350 Individual Ticket

  • Dinner and general reception for one