February 18, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Lowman S. Henry
Phelim McAleer Producer of Gosnell
to Speak at 2015 PA Leadership Conference
(Harrisburg, PA) – Phelim McAleer, producer of the film Gosnell about the horrific abortion clinic run by Philadelphia Dr. Kermit Gosnell, will talk about the movie during the annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference to be held April 17-18 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA. He joins Sharyl Attkisson, author of the best-seller Stonewalled, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, and Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai as announced speakers.
Production of the Gosnell film was funded by one of the most successful crowd funding campaigns in history. Over 26,500 people funded the film by contributing $2.25 million in a 45 day campaign on Indiegogo. The story is ripped from the headlines about a formerly respected doctor who ran a medical clinic in an impoverished Philadelphia neighborhood. But behind the doors of his clinic Kermit Gosnell was also America’s most prolific serial killer.
McAleer and his wife, Ann McIlhinney, who spoke at the 2013 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference, also produced and directed FrackNation, a documentary on hydraulic fracturing and the natural gas boom in the U.S. and abroad. He is also director and producer of Not Evil Just Wrong (2009) a feature documentary examining the consequences of global warming hysteria.
The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premier gathering of conservatives each year in the Keystone State. It is the largest and longest-running of the state-based conservative conferences regularly attracting a long list of conservative elected officials, scholars, journalists and activists for two days of speeches, panel presentations, workshops and networking.
In addition to speakers, the 2015 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will include four interactive panel presentations including:
There’s More to Life Than Taxes with PCNC-TV and KDKA-AM host Lenny McAllister as moderator and panelists Nate Benefield of the Commonwealth Foundation, Jake Haulk of the Allegheny Institute, Pavel Yakovlev from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Joseph Henchman of the Tax Foundation.
Speed Bumps to Success with Gene Barr of the PA Chamber of Business & Industry as moderator and panelists Darlene Robbins of the NEPA Manufacturers & Employers, Erica Clayton-Wright of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, Otto Banks from the REACH Alliance and Tom Smith of the Indiana/Armstrong Patriots.
Rising Stars moderated by Colin Hanna of Let Freedom Ring, USA and featuring State Senator Pat Stefano (R-Fayette) State Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington), State Representative Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) and State Representative Michael Regan (R-Cumberland/York).
Trust But Verify: Keeping Campaign Promises with moderator David Madeira host of The David Madeira Show on 94.3FM The Talker in Scranton and panelists Beth Ann Mumford of Americans for Prosperity-PA, Leo Knepper from the Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania and Gwen Alexander from ACTION of PA.
The 2015 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will feature an expanded number of workshops and an exhibit area featuring over 40 conservative organizations from throughout the state. Workshop details and additional speaker announcements will be made over the coming weeks.
Registration for the 2015 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is now open at www.paleadershipconference.org