Join us in Washington, DC this September 11th!
You don’t want to miss the 2014 ACT! for America National Conference and Legislative Briefing, this year taking place the week of September 11th. It will feature our very popular Capitol Hill Awards Luncheon and our signature gala banquet—and of course, our Legislative Briefing, where Members of Congress will brief you on various issues and answer your questions.
Date: Wednesday, September 10th – Friday, September 12th
Venue: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, Virginia (Note: The deadline for ACT! for America's special ($194.00 per night) Crystal Gateway Marriott rate is August 20th).
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About our speakers
is one of the leading terrorism experts in the world providing information and analysis on the rise of terrorism. She lectures nationally and internationally about terrorism and current affairs. Her expertise is sought after by world and business leaders. She has addressed the Australian Prime Minister, members of The British Parliament/House of Commons, members of the United States Congress, The Pentagon, The Joint Forces Staff College, The US Special Operations Command, The US Asymmetric Warfare group, the FBI, and many others. In addition, Gabriel is a regular guest analyst on Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, and various top 100 radio stations across America. She serves on the board of advisors of the Intelligence Summit. Ms. Gabriel was Keynote speaker for Homeland Security Certification annual conference in 2009 in Las Vegas. Ms. Gabriel is founder, president and CEO of ACT! for America, the largest grassroots citizen action network dedicated to preserving national security with 279,000 members. She’s the author of two New York Times Best Sellers, BECAUSE THEY HATE: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America. And THEY MUST BE STOPPED: Why we must defeat radical Islam and how we can do it. Ms. Gabriel is named one of the top 50 most prominent speakers in America. She speaks Arabic, French, English and Hebrew.
Judge Jeanine Pirro
– Jeanine Pirro is the highly respected former three term elected District Attorney and County Judge, politician, sought-after legal commentator, author, champion of women's rights, and mother of two. She hosted the three year daily syndicated court show "Judge Pirro." She now hosts "Justice with Judge Jeanine" on the Fox News Channel. Judge Pirro received a daytime Emmy Award for her TV Court Show "Judge Pirro." Born in the small upstate New York farming town of Elmira, Pirro is one of New York's most acclaimed politicians . She graduated from Notre Dame High School in three year s, earned a B.A. Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Buffalo, and received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Albany Law School where she was an editor of the law review. Pirro became an Assistant District Attorney in Westchester County in 1978, and in 1990, she was the first female judge elected to the county court bench. In 1993, Jeanine Pirro was elected District Attorney of Westchester County, once again setting precedent as the first fe male to hold that position. She was re-elected in 1997 and again in 2001. Prosecuting murder, rape, domestic violence, and other violent felonies, she had a 100% conviction rate and received considerable recognition for her work as a leading advocate for victims of domestic violence, establishing one of the first domestic violence units in the nation. Pirro gained national visibility, appearing on television programs such as on NBC "The Today Show," ABC "Good Morning America," CBS "The Early Show," "60 Minutes," "48 Hours," "Night line," "Larry King Live," "Geraldo at Large," "The View," "The O'Reilly Factor," "The Joy Behar Show," and other national television shows. In 2006, Pirro's career was catapulted to a new level when she was chosen as the Republican Party's candidate for New York State Attorney General, receiving the highest number of votes of any candidate on that ticket. Pirro served on dozens of committees for the Westchester County Bar Association, the Westchester Women's Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. She has been a guest lecturer throughout the country including the National College of District Attorneys, the FBI Academy at Quantico, Manhattanville College, Mercy College, Fordham and Pace Law Schools. Pirro has been profiled in several magazines, including the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine and New York Magazine. Judge Pirro's first foray into fiction, the first in a series, Sly Fox was released July 2012. As District Attorney, Pirro created new specialized units to investigate and prosecute crimes involving hate and bias, elder abuse, domestic abuse, environmental crime, youth and gang violence, sex crimes, animal abuse, child abuse, and pedophiles on the Internet, serving as a model for other local, state, and federal initiatives. In 1997, People magazine named Jeanine Pirro as one of its 50 Most Beautiful People.
is a sought after authority on Middle East and national security-related issues with extensive experience in television, radio, print and digital media.
Since 2005, Stakelbeck has been a correspondent, host and terrorism analyst for CBN News. He covers the global war on terror, U.S. national security, the Middle East and the growth of radical Islam at home and abroad for the network’s Washington, D.C. bureau. Stakelbeck has interviewed numerous lawmakers and world leaders as well as Islamic terrorists. He’s host of the weekly CBN program, The Watchman with Erick Stakelbeck, which is seen on Direct TV, the Dish Network and regional markets throughout the country.
Stakelbeck’s first book, The Terrorist Next Door: How the Government is Deceiving You About the Islamist Threat was released in 2011 by Regnery Publishing to major acclaim.
His second book was released by Regnery in July 2013 and is titled The Brotherhood: America’s Next Great Enemy. It warns about the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and the global Islamist movement.
Stakelbeck is a regular contributor to Glenn Beck’s The Blaze TV, guest hosting the Glenn Beck Program and providing in-studio analysis and investigative reports.
Stakelbeck has made hundreds of appearances as a commentator on leading national television and radio programs and is a regular guest on Fox News. His appearances include: The O’Reilly Factor, The Sean Hannity Show, Your World with Neil Cavuto, Fox and Friends, Justice with Judge Jeanine, America’s Newsroom, America Live with Megyn Kelly, CNN Newsroom, The Savage Nation, BBC, Al Hurra and many others.
From 2003 to 2005, Stakelbeck worked as a senior writer and analyst at the Investigative Project on Terrorism, a counterterrorism think tank founded by terrorism expert Steven Emerson. His articles on Islamic extremism, global terrorism and national security appeared in the Wall Street Journal Europe, Weekly Standard, Washington Times, New York Post, Jerusalem Post, and National Review Online, among other publications.
Stakelbeck has delivered addresses at several public forums, including events for Christians United for Israel (CUFI), ACT for America, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the International Israel Allies Caucus Foundation (IIACF), the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), the Values Voter Summit and the Faith and Freedom Coalition, among others, on terrorism and Middle East-related issues.
Stakelbeck was formerly a regular contributor to both David Horowitz's Frontpage Magazine.com and Michelle Malkin’s HotAir.com, two leading conservative websites.
Stakelbeck is a graduate of Holy Family University in Philadelphia. His blog, The Watchman with Erick Stakelbeck, can be found on CBNNews.com
Former LT Jason Redman joined the Navy on September 11, 1992 and spent 11 years as an enlisted SEAL. Jason headed to Old Dominion University in August of 2001, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management. He completed his time with the Hampton Roads Naval ROTC as Student Battalion Commanding Officer before he was commissioned in May of 2004 as a Naval SEAL Officer.
In May of 2006, he graduated from the grueling US Army Ranger School and deployed to Fallujah, Iraq the following year. In September of 2007 while acting as Assault Force Commander to capture an Al Qaeda High Value Individual, LT Redman’s Assault Team came under heavy machine gun and small arms fire and he was severely wounded in the ensuing firefight.
While recovering at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, LT Redman hung a bright orange sign on his door, which became a statement for wounded warriors everywhere. This sign gained national recognition and now hangs in the Wounded Ward at the Bethesda Medical Center. After 37 surgeries, Jason uses his positive attitude to motivate others and to continue to raise awareness of the sacrifices of America’s military forces and their families. This drive led him to create Wounded Wear, a Non-Profit organization designed to provide clothing kits and clothing modifications to America’s wounded warriors, and to promote awareness throughout the country of the sacrifices that wounded service members have made in the name of freedom.
In Jason’s spare time he speaks across the country spreading his message of life, inspiration, and shedding light on the sacrifices that enable the Freedoms of our country. He has spoken to many great organizations including the Marriott Corporation, the NFL Cincinnati Bengals, and even giving a speech to the US Men’s 2010 Olympic Hockey team prior to their first game. He was recognized in November of 2009 by his alma mater Old Dominion University with their prestigious Alumni Service Award and was a 2010 recipient of the Hope and Courage award.
In July 2010, Jason joined three other wounded service members and reached the summit of Mount Rainier as a testament to wounded warriors and all Americans that there is no obstacle that cannot be overcome if you have the drive, the determination, and the tenacity to rise above.
His personal military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Purple Heart, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (five awards), and Combat Action Ribbon (two awards).
is the Founder of Understanding the Threat, an organization dedicated to providing strategic and operational threat-focused consultation, education, and training for federal, state and local leadership and agencies.
Mr. Guandolo is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and took a commission as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps. He served with 2d Battalion 2d Marines as an Infantry Platoon Commander in combat Operations Desert Shield/Storm. From 1991–1996, he served in 2d Force Reconnaissance Company as a Platoon Commander, Assistant Operations Officer, and the unit’s Airborne and Diving Officer. During this time, he also deployed to the Adriatic/Bosnia. He served for one year as the Unit Leader for the CINC’s In–Extremis Force, directly reporting to a Combatant Commander in a classified mission profile. Mr. Guandolo was a combat diver, a military freefall parachutist, and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School.
In 1996, Mr. Guandolo resigned his commission in the Marine Corps and joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), serving at the Washington Field Office. From 1996–2000, he primarily conducted narcotics investigations domestically and overseas. In 2001, he served for one year as the FBI Liaison to the U.S. Capitol Police investigating threats on the President, Vice President, Members of Congress and other high–level government officials. Shortly after 9/11, Mr. Guandolo began an assignment to the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI’s Washington Field Office developing an expertise in the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic Doctrine, the global Islamic Movement, and a myriad of terrorist organizations to include Hamas, Al Qaeda, and others. In 2006, Mr. Guandolo created and implemented the FBI’s first Counterterrorism Training/Education Program focusing on the Muslim Brotherhood and their subversive movement in the United States, Islamic Doctrine, and the global Islamic Movement. He was designated a “Subject Matter Expert” by FBI Headquarters. This course was hailed as “groundbreaking” by the FBI’s Executive Assistant Director in a brief to the Vice President’s National Security Staff. For his efforts, in 2007 Mr. Guandolo was presented the “Defender of the Homeland” Award, by U.S. Senators John Kyl and Joseph Lieberman, on behalf of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. While at the FBI, Mr. Guandolo received two (2) United States Attorney’s Awards for Investigative Excellence.
Mr. Guandolo served on the Washington Field Office SWAT team for over nine years and as its Team Leader for three of those years. He was a certified Undercover Agent, and served in a variety of assignments in that capacity. Mr. Guandolo was a Nationally Registered Paramedic, a First Aid Instructor, and served as an “Advanced Capability Medic” with the FBI. His career has included significant overseas travel to include many areas of Africa, Southwest Asia, Europe and elsewhere. In his last year and a half in the FBI, Mr. Guandolo served on a Surveillance Unit.
After his FBI career, Mr. Guandolo worked for the Department of Defense conducting Strategic Analysis on the Global Islamic Movement.
Currently, Mr. Guandolo advises governments—U.S. and others—on matters related to National Security, specifically the threat from the Global Islamic Movement. He actively briefs and teaches members of Congress, law enforcement, the intelligence community, military, National Guard, key community leaders, and others. He also served as an adjunct instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College and the U.S. Army War College.
Mr. Guandolo is the co–author of Shariah—The Threat to America, the first comprehensive book on the enemy threat doctrine, and the author of Raising a Jihadi Generation (September 2013) which details the Muslim Brotherhood infrastructure and threat inside the United States.
Mr. Guandolo is a Claremont Institute Lincoln Fellow, a Senior Fellow at the Centennial Institute, and is a Knight of Saint John of the Hospitallers—Ecumenical Order (Knights of Malta).
He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and the Force Recon Association.
Mr. Guandolo frequently appears on television and radio, and regularly publishes articles related to these matters in a number of media outlets.
His website is http://www.UnderstandingtheThreat.com
is Director of Education and Outreach at ACT! for America. Holton joined ACT! for America after serving for 10 years at the Center for Security Policy, where he directed the Center's Divest Terror Initiative and Shariah Risk Due Diligence Program. He has been involved in legislation in twenty states to divest taxpayer supported pension systems from foreign companies that do business with the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Islamic Republic of Sudan, and the Syrian Arab Republic as well as passage of American Laws for American Courts and several other forms of state level legislation in dozens of states. In 2005, he was a co-author of War Footing, published by the US Naval Institute Press. Holton's work has also been published by National Review, Human Events, The American Thinker, Family Security Matters, Big Peace, World Tribune, World Net Daily, and NewsMax. Before joining the Center, Chris was President of Blanchard and Company, a two hundred million dollar per year investment firm, and editor-in-chief of the Blanchard Economic Research Unit.