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, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, 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), Ashley Leenerts (TRTL),
Angie Lemmons (TFVC), Jeramy Kitchen (TFR) and Chris McNutt (TXGR)
Date: Tuesday, November 8th
Location: Hilton Garden Inn – College Station
3081 University Dr. E Bryan, TX
5:30pm – Prayer meeting
5:45pm – $5 dinner (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 Ashley Leenerts:
Ashley Leenerts grew up believing that all life was sacred, but after graduating college in 2019 she became increasingly aware of the enormous injustice preborn babies and pregnant women in our nation face. The real eye opening moment for her was when one of her little sisters faced an unexpected pregnancy. She was out of touch with our family, but needed tangible assistance, and our local pregnancy resource center was there for her and my sweet nephew. She has no doubt the center’s support is one of the main reasons her sister chose Life. After this experience Ashley began volunteering at her local pregnancy resource center and wanted to make her life’s work standing for innocent human Life, as this center’s volunteers had for her nephew and sister. In the fall of 2020 Ashley joined Texas Right to Life as a legislative associate and has since been serving with the legislative team to advocate for impactful life-saving legislation at the Texas capitol and across the state through the Sanctuary City for the Unborn movement.
About Angie Lemmons:
A passionate advocate for medical freedom, Angie believes strongly that each person must take an active role in their own health. In her youth she learned that standard medical protocol is not always the right path when a prescribed medicine caused her to have a debilitating condition lasting several years. Many hours of research opened her eyes to the risks of vaccines, and she became a staunch believer in true informed consent. Angie began volunteering with TFVC in 2018, coordinating the creation of new printed materials to provide vaccine facts to the public. She also volunteered as an Outreach Coordinator and currently serves on the TFVC Board of Directors. Angie is dedicated to informing Texas citizens, especially new moms, about vaccine choice and health freedom. She and her husband Billy live in the San Antonio area and have three daughters.
About Jeramy Kitchen:
Jeramy Kitchen serves as the Executive Director of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. Born in Meadows Place, Texas, Jeramy graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.A. in Political Science. A veteran, Jeramy served in the U.S. Army and Texas Army National Guard deploying to Iraq twice in service of Operation Iraqi Freedom as an Intelligence Analyst. Jeramy has managed campaigns for Conservative lawmakers across the state of Texas and has served as Chief of Staff for multiple state lawmakers as well as the Director of Legislative Affairs for the largest public policy think tank in Texas. Most recently, Jeramy served as the Capitol Correspondent for Texas Scorecard to focus on bringing transparency to the Texas legislative process.
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.