Steve Forbes will headline Freedom Foundation Oregon banquet

SALEM, Ore. – The Freedom Foundation has announced that Steve Forbes, chairman of Forbes Media and two-time candidate for president, will be the keynote speaker at the organization’s inaugural Oregon dinner.

The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 24, in the Oregon Zoo’s Cascade Banquet Room.

Other speakers include: Rebecca Friedrichs, plaintiff in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, the just-decided U.S. Supreme Court case dealing with mandatory union membership for government employees; and, Dr. Eric Fruits, adjunct professor of economics, finance and statistics at the University of Portland, who will discuss Oregon’s economic malaise.

Forbes_SteveJPG (2)Forbes, an outspoken critic of public-sector unions, serves on the board of Directors of the advocacy organization FreedomWorks. He is also on the board of the National Taxpayers’ Union and the Heritage Foundation, an influential Washington, D.C.-based public policy research institute.

Forbes is a frequent panelist on the television program Forbes on Fox, which also features members of the Forbes Media staff.

See for ticketing details and reservations.

The Freedom Foundation is a member-supported, Northwest-based think and action tank promoting individual liberty, free enterprise and limited, accountable government.

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