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 Texans Uniting for Reform & Freedom, Texas Right to Life, Texans for Vaccine Choice, Texas Family Project, Texas Homeschool Coalition, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, MassResistance, and Texas Gun Rights and see what you need to put on your radar for the next session!
We will also be hearing from Kelly Neidert, the founder of a new organization called Protect Texas Kids.
True Texas Project
Panelists: Rachel Hale (TURF), John Seago (TRTL),
Rebecca Hardy (TFVC), Chris Hopper (TFP),
Jeremy Newman (THSC), Tim Hardin (TFR)
Kevin Whitt (MR), and Chris McNutt (TXGR)
Intro Speaker: Kelly Neidert
Date: Monday, October 10th
Location: House of Grace TX
7850 Davis Blvd. North Richland Hills, 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 Kelly Neidert:
Kelly Neidert is a recent graduate of the University of North Texas who led her school’s chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas. While at UNT, she gained national media attention for the backlash that she faced being openly conservative on her college campus. On many occasions, she had to be evacuated from campus by police due to the presence of antifa and even had her apartment door spray painted because of her viewpoints.
Since graduating college, Kelly has started a nonprofit organization called “Protect Texas Kids” that seeks to protect K-12 children from the leftist indoctrination being forced on them from every direction. PTK is very involved with the education side of things, helping to expose the CRT, gender theory, and sexually explicit books being pushed on kids in the state of Texas. Since starting the organization at the end of April, Protect Texas Kids has also led several protests against children’s drag events and has even been mentioned on Tucker. You can find more information about Kelly and her organization at protectTXkids.org!
About Rachel Hale:
Rachel Hale fairly recently found her true mission in being a grassroots activist. Like many of us, Rachel became extremely concerned with our government institutions’ response to COVID-19. This catapulted her to begin getting involved any and every way she could. She began going to local grassroots meetings and researching how she could be part of the solution. Her inquiring nature led to her look into her local school district and the mandates that our school districts tie themselves to by accepting federal funds. Her advocacy efforts connected her to statewide coalitions standing up against CRT and sexually explicit curriculum in our schools and in November she testified before the State Board of Education to speak against harmful curriculum recommendations. This last primary cycle, she ran for State Representative in HD11 against her Republican incumbent with the goal of giving the voters more conservative representation. After being outspent by the five-term incumbent by six-figure margins, her grassroots bottom-up campaigning garnered her second place in a crowded field of four and put her within 1,000 votes of a runoff in a 26,000 vote race. After the results, she has not been discouraged and instead has viewed it as an opportunity to grow our grassroots reach and inform voters. Currently, she serves as Managing Director with the Texas Freedom Coalition and is on many investigative coalitions. Recently Texas Freedom Coalition teamed up with TURF to educate and engage Texans regarding the threats to their freedom to travel. Rachel is married to her husband of 21 years, Kirk, and mother of two children, Maci & Khristian.
About John Seago:
John Seago, MA, DBE is a published Bioethicist and serves as the President for Texas Right to Life, the oldest and largest statewide Pro-Life organization in Texas. For 11 years, Dr. Seago led the research, writing, and lobbying for state Pro-Life and medical ethics policies in the Texas State Legislature. He graduated with a double major in Philosophy and Biblical Studies from Southeastern College Wake Forest, North Carolina. He studied philosophy at the University of Dallas and received a Master’s in Bioethics from Trinity International University. He received his Doctorate in Bioethics and Health Policy from Loyola University Chicago. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and two children.
About Rebecca Hardy:
As a speech-language pathologist, Rebecca has encountered many children with profound vaccine injuries. These experiences created a passion for protecting others from these kinds of negative health outcomes, which she has turned into activism. Rebecca is one of the original founders of TFVC and was working to grow this organization when it was only an idea being discussed. She previously served as our Policy Director; meeting with legislators, drafting legislative strategy, and block-walking for candidates. She currently serves as Operations Director, expertly coordinating all our work behind the scenes. Rebecca is dedicated to protecting medical liberties and informed consent for all Texans. Rebecca and her husband Tim have two daughters.
About Chris Hopper:
I am a 4th generation Texan. I attended Arlington Baptist University and Louisiana Baptist University and have have a Bachelors in Bible and Counseling. I have been married for 17 years to Ashleigh Hopper. We have 3 sons Landon (15), Evan (12), Jack (5). All the men in the house train in Jiujitsu. For 2 decades I served as student and missions pastor here in Texas. My wife and I have helped build 2 schools in Kenya, Africa where we are still heavily involved. We find great fulfillment in helping over 300 African children annually with medical care, education, and learning a trade with a Biblical worldview being the foundation. While continuing to teach and counsel at our local church, I have moved into the political world in order to make impact for the family. I have previously partnered with American Principles Project. APP is an organization designed, at the very core, to fight politicians who hurt the family and highlight and support those who help the family. I am currently working with Texas Family Project. The Texas Family Project wants to make the family the most powerful, well-represented force in Austin. Existing pro-family groups largely focus their efforts on education and tracking legislation, but TFP is interested in doing more to protect Texas families. TFP is activating pro-family forces across the state to take action and fight back against the Left’s anti-family extremism. The family is America’s paramount institution. But it is also the only institution without an effective political arm. At TFP, we envision fearlessly reforming how Texas’ government and its institutions view families, prioritize parental rights, and protect the innocence of children. We seek to fight against the Left’s anti-family extremist agenda by boldly defending family values and ensuring these values transcend all levels of government by electing unyielding lawmakers to represent the pro-family calvary. steadfast our state lawmakers preeminently hold these beliefs.
About Jeremy Newman:
Jeremy Newman became Director of Public Policy for THSC in Fall 2013 and now serves as the Deputy Director of THSC. Jeremy is a homeschool graduate and has been involved in homeschooling from an early age when his family moved to Texas from California. The third of six children, Jeremy now lives with his wife, Addi, and sons, Wyatt and Declan, in Fort Worth where he teaches Lincoln-Douglas debates in the NCFCA, a national homeschool speech and debate league.
About Tim Hardin:
Tim Hardin serves as the Executive Director of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. A small businessman, pastor, and former staffer in the Texas House, Tim comes to TFR after serving as chief of staff to State Rep. Jonathan Stickland for seven years. He resides in Fort Worth with his wife Luisa and five children, Elijah, Noah, Micah, Jeremiah, and Selah.
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.