This month at TTP – Rio Grande Valley, we are joined by Jerome Greener and Christian Townsend of Texas Public Policy Foundation. The Texas Public Policy Foundation and Texas Congresswoman Beth Van Duyne—joined by the State of Texas—sued the Centers for Disease Control to end the enforcement of mask mandates for public transportation and transportation hubs. TPPF’s lawsuit seeks to end the federal government’s requirement to wear masks on planes and at airports. The complaint argues that Congress has never given the CDC authority “to make or enforce regulations that amount to a blanket preventative measure against people that may or may not carry infectious disease.” The CDC exercising such authority violates the separation of powers and constitutes an abuse of power.
We will also have Mark Middleton speaking to us about his experience being arrested for attending the Capitol protest on January 6th.
True Texas Project
Speakers: Jerome Greener & Christian Townsend
Intro Speaker: Mark Middleton
Tuesday, March 15
Location: Hampton Inn Weslaco
1004 Fairfield Blvd, Weslaco, TX 78596
5:30-6:00pm – prayer meeting (open to all)
5:45pm – $5 dinner while supplies last
6:30-8:00pm – meeting
All patriots are welcome. Come as you are!
No dues. No fees. No memberships. No RSVPs.
About Jerome Greener:
Jerome Greener joined the Texas Public Policy Foundation as Vice President of Engagement in Nov. 2020. In his role, Jerome leads engagement efforts to connect Texans with opportunities that will help them live their best version of the American Dream.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Jerome served as the Texas State Director for Americans for Prosperity where he helped orchestrate grassroots communities to employ campaign tactics for policy advocacy resulting in $7.6 billion in tax relief for Texans. Jerome also served as Senior Advisor for AFP Action working to elect champion lawmakers throughout the country.
Jerome earned a B.A. in Politics and a M.B.A. from the University of Dallas. A San Antonio native, Jerome now resides in Austin with his wife, Jennifer and their dog, Bailey.
About Christian Townsend:
Christian Townsend is an attorney with the Center for the American Future. Prior to joining the Foundation, Christian was a legal associate with the Cato Institute’s Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies.
Christian’s career has included stops at the Heritage Foundation, Liberty Fund, the New Civil Liberties Foundation, and at the Cambodian office of Tilleke & Gibbins. His work has been featured in RealClear Policy, the Washington Examiner, and The Cannon.
Christian received his JD from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he was president of the Federalist Society. Christian attended undergrad at Cedarville University where he received a BAs in political science and history. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and Maryland.
About Mark Middleton:
Mark is a full-blooded Texan who has been married to his high school sweetheart for 31 years. Together, Mark and his wife have three children and two grandchildren. The couple grew up in Arlington, Texas and moved to Cooke County in 2008 to live on his wife’s family-farm.