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FRC to Host Dr. Andrew Essig, Eric Teetsel for Webcast Lecture, 'Building a Winning Coalition'

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council (FRC) will host a policy lecture today at noon regarding the issue of building a strong conservative coalition with groups such as Catholics, Evangelicals and youth.

Dr. Andrew Essig and Eric Teetsel are the key speakers at this policy lecture about how to bring groups together, how conservatives can win elections, and voting trends. Dr. Andrew Essig received a B.A. in Economics (1989) from St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA, and his M.A. (1993) and Ph.D. (2001) in Political Science from Penn State University, University Park, PA.

Eric Teetsel is executive director of the Manhattan Declaration, a "call of Christian conscience" on life, marriage, and religious liberty founded by Charles W. Colson in 2009 and signed by hundreds of prominent Catholic, Orthodox, and Evangelical leaders and over 500,000 other supporters. Eric formerly worked for former U.S. Senator Bill Armstrong at Colorado Christian University, and created the Values & Capitalism project at the American Enterprise Institute.

WHAT: Webcast Family Research Council Family Policy Lecture entitled "Building a Winning Coalition"

WHERE: In person: Family Research Council Media Center, 801 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001; online:

WHEN: 12 p.m. Eastern, TODAY, Wednesday, February 6

A light lunch will be provided for in-person attendees.