The Mackinac Center is proud to stand alongside fellow freedom fighters from around the United States. Every day, the country benefits from the fine work of men and women in the policy trenches — in every state in the nation — working to give everybody access to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 

Here are some of their upcoming events:

July 18, 2013
“The Beholden State: California’s Lost Promise and How to Recapture It” Luncheon

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Pacific Research Institute &
City Journal

San Francisco, Calif.

Held at the City Club, PCI invites experts to discuss how California moved from an economic model for the nation to a Detroit-By-The-Sea, and how to bring it back again.


Sept. 24-27, 2013
The 21st Annual Meeting

State Policy Network

Oklahoma City, Okla.

The Annual Meeting is a yearly gathering of state think tank leaders, board members, network partners and anyone else interested in advancing the causes of liberty and free-market economics at the state level. Registration is available, pending SPN’s approval. Registration for non-members is $350 before August 2.


Oct. 3, 2013
The 21st Women of Valor Dinner

Independent Women’s Forum

Washington, D.C.

Held at the National Museum for Women in the Arts, IWF will honor women in politics who have promoted the message of free markets successfully in their state and even nationally, with remarks from Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard.