Palin to Speak at OCPA’s 2010 Liberty Gala in Tulsa

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be the featured speaker at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA)’ annual Liberty Gala in Tulsa on September 15 and tickets are still available.

“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.
A limited number of individual tickets and sponsorships are still available. For more information on sponsorships or tickets, visit or call (405) 602-1667.

Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) was founded in 1993 as a public policy research
organization focused primarily on state-level issues. OCPA has been part of an emerging, national
trend of conservative, state-based think tanks. The founders, led by Dr. David Brown,
envisioned an organization that was capable of affecting the state’s public
policy similar to national level think tanks, such as the Heritage Foundation.

Throughout its 16 years of existence,
OCPA has conducted research and analysis of public issues in Oklahoma from a perspective of limited
government, individual liberty and a free-market economy. OCPA has promoted the conclusions from its
research through an array of media that have steadily increased in breadth,
scope and ultimately, effectiveness. Within the arena of public policy and politics, OCPA is regarded
as “the flagship of the conservative movement in Oklahoma.”