Join True Texas Project in welcoming a panel of legislative experts this fall as we prepare for the 88th Legislative Session in Texas! We will take a look at the Republican Party of Texas’ platform and planks, elected representatives to support and/or watch out for, and finally, the bills being put forward that we need to be aware of. Come and hear from MassResistance, Texas Right to Life, Texans for Vaccine Choice, and Texas Gun Rights and see what you need to put on your radar for the next session!
True Texas Project
Panelists: Tracy Shannon (MR), Samantha Farnsworth (TRTL),
Kelly Vela (TFVC), and Chris McNutt (TXGR)
Date: Monday, November 21st
Location: Webster Civic Center
311 Pennsylvania Ave. Webster, TX
5:30pm – Prayer meeting
5:45pm – $5 pizza (while supplies last)
6:30-8:00pm – meeting
No dues. No fees. No memberships. No RSVPs
About Tracy Shannon:
Tracy Shannon is the mother of 4 blessings and a grandmother. She has studied what she calls the “neo-morality movement” for 20 years. Tracy’s family was profoundly impacted by the transgender movement many years ago, and that moved Tracy from the sidelines (merely protecting her own children from being inducted into “new” sexual mores) and onto the battlefront in the culture wars.
Tracy has taken on Drag Queen Story Hours in Texas and across the country. She exposed how libraries determined to introduce children to adult entertainers and transsexuals disregarded their own policies allowing sex offenders to be held out as role models to young children in taxpayer-funded public libraries. As the Texas Director for MassResistance, Tracy led Texas parents in pushing back against the debauched drag queen program for children as young as four. She has also contributed to research of the programs across the nation and helped parents in several states push back against this programming. Tracy has studied the trajectory of the transgender movement and transgender medicine for 20 years. She has observed a rise in children transitioning and a relaxing of the already loose and unsound “standards’ in transgender medicine. Tracy says, “The origins of sex change started with unethical research on children decades ago and has come full circle to the unethical treatment of minors with puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones.” Tracy had been a guest on American Family Radio and conservative media where she discusses the need for safeguarding children and the latest threats to traditional family values. Her personal experiences with the transgender issue as well as her investigative work has been published in conservative and Christian publications in the United States as well as abroad.
About Samantha Farnsworth:
Samantha was born and raised in San Diego, California. She moved to Texas to attend Trinity University in San Antonio, where she graduated in 2021 with a BS in Biology, focusing on cellular and molecular topics. While in college, she was heavily involved in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and Tigers for Life, the school’s Pro-Life club. Through the Young Conservatives of Texas chapter at Trinity, Samantha worked on several political campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels to get strong Pro-Life candidates elected to office, including Chip Roy and Ted Cruz. She now serves on the YCT State Board as the Chapter Mentorship Director. During the 87th regular legislative session, she worked as an intern in the office of Representative Matt Krause. Samantha currently lives in Austin, where she has worked as a member of the Legislative team at Texas Right to Life since June of 2021.
About Kelly Vela:
With a storied history in civil and political rights activism, Kelly brings an enthused energy and passion for reaching people in numerous avenues to her role as Communication Liaison at Texans for Vaccine Choice. She has successfully created and grown several active organizations that continue to make a difference in their respective communities. Her heart for helping others and experience with vaccine injuries led her to advocate for this underserved population. She is one of the original members of Texans for Vaccine Choice and has volunteered with the organization since its inception as a member mentor, event coordinator, social media communications administrator and more. Kelly and her family enjoy spending time outdoors, participating in sports and attending live music concerts.
About Chris McNutt:
Chris McNutt is a liberty-minded, conservative activist, consultant, and political professional from Dallas, TX. At age 20, Chris decided to start his own business within the music industry while living in Houston. What initially began as a small music-promotions company eventually grew into a brand of websites that garnered over 70 million visits. With Trill Promotions Group, LLC, Chris managed to forge relationships with many top music labels and artists in the music industry, such as Sony Music Group, Warner Brothers Records, and Atlantic Records, among others. As a business owner, Chris experienced the bureaucratic red-tape of big government.
In 2009, Chris realized the promises of President Obama’s “hope and change” were bad for the country. His continuation of George W. Bush’s failed nation-building policies continued and, once “Obamacare” was enacted into law, Chris’s health-insurance premium as a small-business owner nearly tripled. That’s when Chris became encouraged to get involved in politics.
After moving back to Dallas in 2011, he became a Precinct Chair in the Dallas County Republican Party and became active in many clubs around the Dallas Fort-Worth area, serving as First Vice President of the Southwest Dallas County Republican Club in 2014, and taking leadership roles at the Republican Party Senate District and State Conventions as a Chairman of the Rules Committee.
Chris has volunteered and worked on many political campaigns from city council races to U.S. Senate races. Chris also briefly worked for Americans For Prosperity and also the office of State Senator Don Huffines, as Deputy District Director. Chris founded his own political consulting firm in 2016, Liberty Methods LLC., which helped the winning efforts of multiple campaigns at the local and state level, including State Representative’s Matt Rinaldi and Jonathan Stickland. Chris currently serves as the South Central Regional Director for the National Association for Gun Rights and the Executive Director for their state affiliate, Texas Gun Rights.