Former Senator Rick Santorum will
address a major gathering of social conservatives in Iowa this
The Family Leadership Summit is
co-hosted by The Family Leader, Citizens United, Heritage Action and
the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). It will take place in
Ames, Iowa on Saturday, August 10.
“The purpose of The Family Leadership
Summit is to educate and mobilize the conservative base regarding
worldview application and issues that impact the family,” The
Family Leader said in an email to supporters.
“I am greatly looking forward to
speaking at this year's Family Leadership Summit,” Santorum said.
“This gathering of conservatives provides each of us with an
opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss the path forward as we
tackle the moral and cultural challenges facing our country. The
Family Leader has provided exceptional leadership on these issues,
and I appreciate the opportunity to join them for this year's
The Family Leader is Iowa's leading
organization devoted to overturning the 2009 Iowa Supreme Court
ruling legalizing gay marriage in the state.
Vander Plaats proud of ousting Iowa justices over gay marriage.)
The group has also invited a number of
other potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates, including Senators
Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz and Governors Bobby Jindal and
Santorum, gay marriage foe NOM accused of paying for conservative