Liberty on Tap since 1984
Time: August 9, 2012 from 5:30pm to 9pm
Location: Navy Pier
Street: 600 East Grand Avenue
Website or Map: http://benefit.heartland.org/
Event Type: fundraising, networking, politics
Organized By: The Heartland Institute
Latest Activity: Jun 29, 2012
On Thursday, August 9, 2012, The Heartland Institute will celebrate the 28th anniversary of its founding with a reception and dinner featuring Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker!
The event will take place in the Grand Ballroom on Chicago’s historic Navy Pier, one of Chicago’s grandest settings. Built in 1916, the Grand Ballroom features an 80′ domed ceiling and panoramic views of Lake Michigan. There is simply no other venue that compares.
Heartland is celebrating nearly three decades of discovering, developing, and promoting free-market solutions to social and economic issues. Since 1984, Heartland has been the preeminent free-market think tank in the Midwest, and in recent years has become the leading source of research and commentary for the nation’s state and local elected officials.
This year’s keynote speaker, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, is the nation’s most influential and successful governor. Elected in 2010 to balance a budget that was billions of dollars in deficit without raising taxes, he did exactly that, winning the passionate support of taxpayers, business owners, and consumers across the state. After years of economic stagnation caused by high taxes and excessive regulation, Wisconsin is growing again.
To balance the state’s budget, Gov. Walker took on powerful public sector unions, reining in their collective bargaining privileges and requiring that public-sector workers start to contribute toward their retirement and health care benefits. Unions fought back, and after they failed to block legislation implementing Walker’s plan, they tried to recall him in a special election. On June 5, 2012, they failed, as Walker won reelection and a solid mandate to stay his course.
We expect to sell out the Grand Ballroom quickly, so act now to purchase tickets or reserve a table. This will be the biggest celebration of freedom in Chicago in 2012. You don’t want to miss it!