Kemp Forum

The Kemp Forum is a debate and discussion series providing a platform for the civil competition of ideas. Based on the premise that ideas, like athletes, become sharper in competition, the Kemp Forum examines cutting edge public policy questions through the kind of restless, spirited debate that Jack Kemp practiced from the heart.

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Kemp Forum on the Future of Immigrants and America

The Kemp Forum on the Future of Immigrants and America was held at the University of Miami Newman Alumni Center on Tuesday September 27, 2016. Panel 1: An Immigration System that Serves American Workers Moderator: Rudy Fernandez Ken Bardic Julio Fuentes Archbishop Thomas Wenski https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KROg7xBnyI Panel 2: National Security on the Border and in the …

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Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity in Indianapolis

Tim Scott moderated the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity on July 27, 2016 at the American Legislative Exchange Council Annual National Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Panel 1 Michigan Representative Tim Kelly Wisconsin State Senator Leah Vukmir Panel 2 Robert Woodson - Founder and President, Center for Neighborhood Enterprise Jacqueline Cissell, Director of Community …

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Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity – Education

Jimmy Kemp and Jeanne Allen moderated the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity on May 5th, 2016 at UNC-Chapel Hill in North Carolina. Panel 1 - Featuring Indiana Congressman Luke Messer, North Carolina State Representative Rob Bryan and Wake County Communities in Schools President and Executive Director Travis Mitchell. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2526&v=joCxExpwZ-o Panel 2 …

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Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity

Videos House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) moderated the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity on January 9, 2016, in Columbia, South Carolina. Panel One - featuring former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2IItkpUoJg Panel Two - featuring former Arkansas Gov. Mike …

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Kemp Forum on Vision for the American Idea

A CONVERSATION AT LINCOLN COTTAGE What is “the American idea?” How do prospective Presidential candidates understand “American exceptionalism” and the distinctive qualities that define this country and the American people? And what is their vision for our Nation’s continuing experiment in democracy? On July 14, 2015, the Jack Kemp Foundation hosted the first in a series of fireside …

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Police Community Relations

To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, the Jack Kemp Foundation sponsored a focus group for the Kemp Forum on Police Community Relations on January 15 in Suitland, Maryland. Recent events across the nation have led to heightened tensions between police and the communities they serve, resulting in conflict, hurt, and frustration. The Kemp Forum on Police/Community Relations, moderated …

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True Growth: Capitol Hill Series – Larry Kudlow

On July 15th, Larry Kudlow gave remarks on growing the economy to Capitol Hill staffers and guests followed by an audience Q&A. During President Reagan’s first term, Mr. Kudlow was the associate director for economics and planning, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, where he was engaged in the development of the administration’s economic and budget …

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True Growth: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Gold Standard Act of 1984

On June 6th a Kemp Forum on True Growth met to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Gold Standard Act introduced by Congressman Jack Kemp in 1984. Former members of Kemp’s staff and others gathered to speak about Jack’s views on the gold standard and how to jump start discussions for achieving a sound dollar in the near future. Judy Shelton’s essay Sound Money, written as part of the …

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The Future of the American Idea: A Conversation at Lincoln Cottage

The American Idea is the radical belief that the Declaration of Independence applies to every individual; everyone should have the same opportunity to rise as high as their talents and efforts can carry them; and while people move ahead, we should endeavor to leave no one behind. From this premise, the Kemp Forum on the Future of the American Idea examines the core themes and compelling policy …

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True Growth: Co-Sponsored by Google Featuring Senator Marco Rubio

Senator Marco Rubio unveils new policy proposals for the U.S. economy at the Kemp Forum on True Growth, co-sponsored by the Jack Kemp Foundation and Google, at Google Headquarters, Washington D.C. on March 10, 2014. In outlining his new proposals, Senator Rubio discusses policies that encourage true economic growth. As part of this reform platform, he explains the need to open up more wireless …

Kemp Forum Considers Tax Laws, Lessons Learned

Ronald Reagan listed the 1981 and 1986 tax laws as the two biggest economic policy achievements of his presidency; yet both were achieved by bipartisan majorities at a time of deep partisan division.  This Kemp Forum, hosted at the Miller Center for Public Policy, University of Virginia, was designed to elicit the inside story behind the enactment of these laws 30 and 25 years ago, and in so …

Kemp Forum Welcomes New Members of Congress

The first Kemp Forum, for new members of Congress and their families, was held at the Capitol Visitors Center in January of 2011.  Two former Members and their wives – Bob and Bonnie Livingston (R-LA) and Jim and Linda Slattery (D-KS) – joined Joanne (Mrs. Jack) Kemp to share their insights, wisdom and lively opinion on how best to serve both family and country while in Congressional office.

Kemp Forum “Game Plan”

At the start of the new Congress, the Kemp Forum issued a “call for ideas” to former Kemp staff, friends and supporters engaged in current public policy debate, taking as their touchstone themes derived from Kemp speeches.  The Foundation is pleased to present these original essays on contemporary issues (links below).  We invite your comments and observations. Paul Ryan: Economic …

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