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America At Its Best – Live at Annual Meeting: Grant Callen and Richard Lee

After a brief summer hiatus, we are back with more America at Its Best interviews that bring you stories of hope and encouragement from Network leaders who are fighting every day to help Americans prosper.

For the next few weeks, we will bring you stories captured from SPN’s 29th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. SPN’s Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of the freedom movement, with over 500 organizations from all 50 states represented. This is where the “special sauce” is made…where leaders come together to solve some of the country’s greatest problems and share success stories that can be tailored and replicated in other states.

In this interview, host Rebecca Painter talks to Grant Callen, CEO of Empower Mississippi, and Richard Lee, a longtime supporter of SPN who joined us at Annual Meeting. Grant shares why Annual Meeting is critical for him to connect with other Network CEOs and to collaborate on solutions that will help even more people in the year ahead. Richard, who graciously hosted several of his friends and colleagues at Annual Meeting this year, shares his thoughts as to why now is the best time for those who care about freedom and opportunity to invest in SPN and our mission to solve problems at the state and local level.

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