Young America's Foundation is pleased to announce that Senator Jim DeMint (SC) is confirmed to address the "Mastering Conservative Ideas in the Battle of Ideas" seminar, to be held June 6-9, 2010 in Washington, D.C.
Applications are being accepted through May 12 for this program so apply now!
Elected as South Carolina’s 55th senator in 2004, DeMint quickly established himself as one of the most effective conservative leaders in Washington, seeking to enact innovative solutions to improve America for
future generations. He has been a tireless advocate for smaller
government, individual liberty, a strong national defense and
traditional values. His commitment to young people is evident because he regularly makes time to speak at Young America's Foundation student programs.
DeMint has earned national acclaim for his work to end the system of
earmarks, also referred to as the "congressional favor factory." After November 2006, the senator stood up against
big spenders in Congress and stopped over 10,000 wasteful pork
projects. Famed Washington journalist Robert Novak called him a "hero."
Wall Street Journal
editor Steve Moore said the senator’s actions saved Americans about $17
billion and called him the "taxpayers' greatest ally." In early 2007
DeMint also fought for commonsense immigration reform by leading the
effort to defeat the amnesty bill and calling on government to first
secure our borders, enforce the laws already passed, and streamline the
legal immigration system.
late 2006, he was elected as chairman of the Senate Steering Committee,
which is comprised of the majority of conservative senators and works to
advance conservative legislation. Last year, just as Ronald Reagan had
done over 20 years earlier, DeMint delivered the keynote address to the
nation’s largest gathering of conservative activists at the annual
Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). He was recently ranked
as the Senate’s most conservative member by National Journal
and as the No. 1 senator voting for responsible tax and spending
policies by the National Taxpayers Union. DeMint understands the
greatness of a country is found in its people and values, not in its
The senator and his wife, Debbie, reside in Greenville, South Carolina
and are the proud parents of four married children. They are also
greatly enjoying their new role as grandparents.