Conservative activists plan Atlanta conference

Guests queue to place their votes in an electronic straw poll for possible presidential candidates at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., on Feb. 28, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
Guests queue to place their votes in an electronic straw poll for possible presidential candidates at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., on Feb. 28, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

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Conservative activists will converge in downtown Atlanta on Friday for a conference focused on border security, health care and other top political issues.

Several Georgia GOP congressmen are slated to keynote the American Conservative Union Foundation’s all-day Conservative Political Action Conference at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, including Doug Collins of Gainesville, Jody Hice of Monroe and Barry Loudermilk of Cassville.

Deneen Borelli, and author and conservative commentator, is also listed as a headliner, along with her husband Tom Borelli and Federal Communications Commissioner Mike O'Rielly. Yitzchok Tendler, a rabbi at Atlanta’s congregation Beth Jacob and co-founder of the group Young Jewish Conservatives, will also speak at the event.

The conference will dispense “practical advice on communicating the conservative message and effective political engagement,” according to the event notice. And it will overlap with the first day of another conservative gathering in Atlanta, the National Federation of Republican Assemblies’ biannual convention.

The event is an offshoot of CPAC’s boisterous national conference, which attracts thousands of activists - many of whom dress head to toe in in their favorite MAGA and American Revolution-themed garb - in Washington, D.C. each winter. The group said it’s expecting 10,000 attendees at next year’s conference.