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Right on Crime Is Sponsoring This Weekend’s Road To Majority Conference In Washington, D.C.

| June 18, 2015

Beginning in earnest today in Washington, D.C., Right on Crime is co-sponsoring the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference, an event geared for faith-based organizations and conservative activists to discuss a wide spectrum of issues ranging from school choice and voter turnout, to U.S.-Israeli relations and criminal justice reform.

As it relates to criminal justice reform, Right on Crime senior policy analyst Derek Cohen will be participating in a panel discussion on Saturday (at 10AM EDT) titled “Right on Crime: Smart Solutions in Criminal Justice” along side Right on Crime signatory Pat Nolan, Director of Criminal Justice Reform at the American Conservative Union.

Joining them to discuss criminal justice reform in red states, and specifically Texas’ continued success on the topic, will be Timothy Head, Executive Director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, and Christine Leonard, Executive Director of the Coalition for Public Safety (of which Right on Crime is a partner).

In addition to the panel discussion, several other of Right on Crime’s signatories will be speakers throughout the day on Friday and Saturday (listed times are approximate, on Eastern time):

Jeb Bush: Friday, 9:45 AM

Rabbi Daniel Lapin:  Friday, 11:25 AM

Gary Bauer: Friday, 12:10 PM

Grover Norquist: Friday, 7:50 PM

Rick Perry: Saturday, 9:30 AM

Bill Bennett: Saturday, 10:50 AM

Those unable to attend in person can access the event schedule here, and watch the event here, courtesy of C-SPAN.





MICHAEL HAUGEN is a policy analyst at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and its Right on Crime initiative.

His work for the Foundation has focused primarily on criminal justice reform topics, particularly civil forfeiture, prison reform and justice reinvestment, mens rea reform, occupational licensing, and various law enforcement and privacy issues. He’s also written about federal corporate subsidies, school choice, and gun rights.

Haugen is a graduate of Eastern Washington University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with Pre-Medicine Option, and a minor in Chemistry. He also holds an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies from North Idaho College. At EWU, he participated in academic research in a molecular microbiology laboratory for two years, investigating genetic virulence factors and pathophysiology in microbes.

His writing has appeared in National Review, The Hill, Townhall, Washington Examiner, Dallas Morning News, El Paso Times, Trib Talk, RedState, Ricochet, and Breitbart Texas.