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Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute Announces New Time for Choosing Speakers

Mitch McConnell, Ronna McDaniel, Glenn Youngkin, Shelley Moore Capito, and Francis Suarez
to speak on the future of the conservative movement and the Republican Party

SIMI VALLEY, CA – The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute announced today the next line up of speakers who will participate in the Time for Choosing series ahead of the 2024 presidential primaries. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel (April 20, 2023), Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (May 1, 2023), Senator Shelley Moore Capito (May 22, 2023), and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez (June 15, 2023) will deliver remarks at The Reagan Library this spring.

“The success of the Time for Choosing Speaker Series is built upon the prominent leaders who, over the last two years, have stood at our podium and spoken boldly in assessing critical questions facing the conservative movement and Republican Party,” said David Trulio, President and CEO of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. “As we approach the 2024 presidential primaries, America once again faces its own ‘time for choosing.’ We look forward to welcoming these distinguished speakers who will join their esteemed colleagues in delivering their Time for Choosing vision that advances fresh ideas and highlights the diversity of thought within the Republican Party.”

Launched in 2021 and hosted in-person at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, the Time for Choosing Speaker Series showcases a remarkable group of thought leaders, in particular current and former U.S. representatives, U.S. senators, governors and emerging 2024 presidential candidates who are seeking to answer fundamental questions and advance ideas to animate our country’s future. Since its inception, more than 600,000 viewers have tuned in virtuallyto a Time for Choosing event, and close to 7,000 have attended remarks in-person at The Reagan Library.

This series has previously featured eighteen other notable speakers (listed in order of appearance)

  • Former House Speaker Paul Ryan
  • Former Vice President Mike Pence
  • Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
  • Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
  • Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley
  • Columnist Peggy Noonan
  • U.S. Senator Tom Cotton
  • South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem
  • U.S. Senator Tim Scott
  • Former Maryland Governor Larry Hogan
  • U.S. Senator Ben Sasse
  • Former U.S. Representative Liz Cheney
  • U.S. Representative Mike Garcia
  • U.S. Senator Joni Ernst
  • Former Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
  • Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson
  • Entrepreneur Peter Thiel
  • Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

The Time for Choosing Speaker Series derives its name from the iconic 1964 address Ronald Reagan delivered to support the Goldwater candidacy. A political newcomer at the time, Reagan presented the country with a choice between "man's old-aged dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order" and "the ant heap of totalitarianism."

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About the Reagan Foundation and Institute:
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is the sole nonprofit organization created by President Reagan charged with continuing his legacy and sharing his principles – individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy and national pride. The Foundation is a non-partisan organization which sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, CA, the Reagan Center for Public Affairs, the Presidential Learning Center, The Air Force One Pavilion, the award-winning Reagan Leadership Academy and the Reagan Institute, which carries out the Foundation’s mission in Washington, D.C.

The Reagan Library houses over 55 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It also serves as the final resting place of America’s 40th President and former First Lady Nancy Reagan.



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