Join True Texas Project in welcoming a panel of legislative experts this fall as we prepare for the 88th Legislative Session in Texas! We are motivated by the new wave of activists that has been born out of the political turmoil of the last few years. As always, we strive to educate and motivate them to get involved, as we believe that is the ONLY way to cause a shift in the climate and direction of the greatest state on earth! Come and hear from Texas Right to Life, Texans for Vaccine Choice, Texas Family Project, Texas Homeschool Coalition, and Texas Gun Rights to see what you need to put on your radar for the next session!
True Texas Project
Panelists: Ashley Leenerts (TRTL), Christine Welborn (TFVC), Chris Hopper (TFP),
Tim Lambert (THSC), and Chris McNutt (TXGR)
Date: Thursday, September 8th
Location: Science Spectrum
2579 S Loop 298 Lubbock, 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 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 Christine Welborn:
A fierce advocate for liberty, Christine has been working in politics since 2014. She assisted some of the most conservative candidates in Texas and also helped lead statewide election integrity initiatives that unearthed voter fraud and put people in jail. During this time she was volunteering for TFVC advancing crucial medical freedom and vaccine choice policy. Volunteering grew into serving on the TFVC PAC Advisory Board and then on the TFVC Board of Directors. Recently, she has taken on the role of Executive Director of TFVC. Christine brings political experience and a heart for those facing mandates. Drawing strength from her faith and her husband, James, Christine will stand strong for the rights of Texans and hold all elected officials in Texas accountable to the people they serve.
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 cavalry. steadfast our state lawmakers preeminently hold these beliefs.
About Tim Lambert:
Tim Lambert is president of the Texas Home School Coalition, the largest state advocacy organization for home school families in the country. As a leader for more than 30 years, Tim has been instrumental in developing the home school community into a recognized political force in Texas.As an authority on home education and parental rights, Tim has testified before numerous Texas legislative committees. He regularly engages with state and federal government agencies, such as the Texas Education Agency, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, and the Social Security Administration. He has testified as an expert witness on home education in various court cases, and was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve on a parental rights advisory committee to Child Protective Services.Tim has also been a leader in the Republican Party in Texas for more than 20 years, including representing Texas on the Republican National Committee from 1996 to 2004.Tim holds a B.A. in political science from Texas Tech University and is passionate about protecting the fundamental constitutional right of parents to direct the care, control, and upbringing of their children.
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.