Wendy Wright

Wendy Wright is the Vice President for Government Relations and Communications for the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) in New York.  Ms. Wright was named among "The 100 Most Powerful Women of Washington" in 2006 by Washingtonian magazine, and one of the "Top 10 People of 2010" by Inside the Vatican magazine. A veteran pro-life advocate, public speaker and former president of Concerned Women for America, she has met with heads of state, advised international and congressional leaders, testified in Congress and state legislatures and trained non-governmental organizations and advocates. Her activism influenced landmark rulings on freedom of speech in the U.S. Supreme Court and several U.S. state courts.


Ms. Wright has appeared, been quoted or published in every major news outlet, including FOXNews, CNN, PBS, BBC, NPR, The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal and Constitution, World magazine, Christianity Today, MSNBC, ABC, CBS and NBC.

Morton Blackwell


Morton Blackwell began in 1960 to identify, train and place bright young conservatives for activism in the public policy process. Founder of the Leadership Institute in 1979 and its president since then, Mr. Blackwell has wide experience in and out of government. In 1980, Mr. Blackwell organized the national youth effort for Ronald Reagan. He served for the first three years of the Reagan Administration as Special Assistant to the President for Public Liaison. While on the White House Staff, he was the President's liaison to conservative, veterans and religious groups. He also served as the Project Officer for the White House Outreach Working Group on Central America. In January, 1984, Mr. Blackwell left the White House Staff to work full-time as the president of the Leadership Institute, his educational foundation dedicated to training and placing conservatives. Today Morton Blackwell continues to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative activists through the programs of his Leadership Institute, which now has more than 108,097 graduates of its training and more than 1,335 independent, conservative student groups active on college campuses in all 50 states.