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Friday Nov. 15th Lunch meeting speaker: Jewish author, international speaker Avi Lipkin

The Rise of Radical Islam – the #1 Threat to Civilization  Grassroots America features special guest – Jewish author, international speaker Avi Lipkin  Date:   Friday, November 15  Time:  11:30 AM – 11:40 AM lunch line; 11:40 – Noon Announcements and Director’s updates; Noon – 1 PM Speaker  Location:  10818 University Blvd. (Spur 248), Tyler, …

November 6, 2013

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Grassroots America News Release

November 5, 2013   For Immediate Release             CONTACT: JoAnn Fleming, Executive Director, Grassroots America, 903-360-2858   Smith County Commissioners Court Set to Drain Local Taxes for State Highway Toll Road Project   Grassroots America launches county petition to save county roads: “We Need Local Tax Dollars for Bad County Roads!”   Tyler – Today, …

November 6, 2013

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Come and Take It training seminar

Dear East Texas Conservatives:        As you know, we are preparing now to combat Battleground Texas – a plan heavily funded by, Planned Parenthood, and other left-wing organizations planning to turn Texas blue.  FreedomWorks launched the “Come and Take It Texas” campaign with us back in August to combat the Left’s Battleground …

November 4, 2013

GAWTP Voter Guide – 9 Proposed Amendments

It’s Time to Vote  Early voting has started and will run through November 1 for the nine proposed state constitutional amendments.  Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Traditionally, our state constitution is amended with 5% of voters turning out to vote!  This is a sad commentary, indicating a low awareness of how fragile freedom really …

October 22, 2013

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Dewhurst skips debate – hangs with Straus

Wow! We hear you loud and clear Mr. Dewhurst! Your campaign said you had to miss the Tyler debate because of a scheduling conflict. You missed your job interview with us.  That’s right – since you are asking to be re-elected, sir, we held a job interview for candidates who will appear on the Republican …

October 14, 2013

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Oct. 12 is the Lt. Gov. Debate!

Who is the Best Choice for Lt. Governor of Texas?  Candidates are:  Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Senator Dan Patrick, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, and Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples Choosing one of these men to be the next lieutenant governor of Texas is extremely important.  As the presiding chairman of the state senate, the “lite gov” …

October 11, 2013

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Notice to All Candidates

Candidates:  This letter is to all candidates (local, state, federal) and their campaign staffers.  I’m really not one to dance around the edges of an issue.  Sometimes things just need saying straight.  This is it.  Thank you for running for public office.  Though it has been badly damaged by men and women of low character, …

October 9, 2013

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Freedom Awards Ceremony and Banquet

  “In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man,and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” Mark Twain     Please help us honor these two courageous “Champions of Freedom”    Date:  Friday, December 6, 2013 By 5 PM, please be in line …

October 2, 2013

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Shutdown vs. Ruined Health Care

Friends,    Any negative impact of a temporary shutdown of non-essential services is minimal when compared to the permanent damage that will be done to our nation by the government takeover of our health care system – not only for Americans today, but for generations to come.   As I look out my office window, …

October 1, 2013

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Get Ready for the Hate

  “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict,the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and …

October 1, 2013

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Stand with Cruz – Grassroots America Has!

United Liberty Groups of Texas TEA Parties, 9/12s, Grassroots America    September 23, 2013 To the Texas Delegation in the United States Senate and House of Representatives: The signatories to this letter represent everyday Texans. We are grassroots activists gravely concerned with the state of the country and the direction in which it is headed.  …

September 24, 2013

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Legislative Town Hall at the Fair

Note:  The following is not a Grassroots America-sponsored event.  If you have any questions about the town hall, please don’t send them to JoAnn. This notice is a courtesy to the state representatives who are making themselves available to folks attending the East TX State Fair. Let’s face it — many who attend the fair would not come out …

September 11, 2013

Sept 19th – Comptroller Candidate Debra Medina to Speak at Grassroots America

Texas State Comptroller Candidate Debra Medina will speak to Grassroots America at Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, 10818 University Blvd in Tyler at a 6:30 PM meeting on Thursday, September 19. Debra Medina is a licensed nurse and manages a healthcare consulting firm.  She serves as the chairman of We Texans, promoting public policy and …

September 10, 2013

Tele-town Hall with Cruz

Friends, We are sending out this alert as a courtesy to US Senator Ted Cruz.  The following information is about a nationwide tele-town hall event with our senator about the Defund ObamaCare effort.  The event is sponsored by the national TEA Party Patriots organization and will be similar to the Heritage Action and FreedomWorks tele-town …

September 5, 2013

Urgent from Sen. Ted Cruz

    Help us reach 1 million petitions to defund Obamacare. Fellow Conservatives: This is Ted Cruz. I have great news to share. Over 900,000 freedom-loving Americans have now signed the petition to defund Obamacare! But, we need 1 million to truly send a signal to Washington that we want Obamacare defunded. If we work hard, we …

September 4, 2013

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Update: East Texas Candidate Forums for Statewide Races

The East Texas Constitutional Alliance – of which Grassroots America is a founding member – will sponsor the following  candidate forums.  All of the following candidate forums for statewide races will be held at the UT-Tyler Ornelas …

August 29, 2013

US Congressman Louie Gohmert- Townhall – August 8, 2013

August 28, 2013

Save the Date! Evening of Friday, December 6.

A major event – the biggest event Grassroots America has ever done – now has a confirmed date.  Please mark your calendar for the evening of Friday, December 6.  (JoAnn has been working on this event since mid-May and originally had a tentative date of November 16.)  Until it is time to release the location …

August 23, 2013

Friday August 23rd 6:30 PM – FreedomWorks in Tyler – Come & Take It Campaign!

Grassroots America hosts the East TX Region’s kick-off for the “Come and Take It” Campaign with FreedomWorks!  We’re going head-to-head and toe-to-toe with the Left’s Battleground Texas!   Save Texas from a hard Left turn funded by!   Conservatives of East Texas, get on board NOW! North Texas – if you have to miss your events …

August 22, 2013

Saturday, August 24th at 8 AM – Community Education: Human Trafficking

We have 30 seats left! No cost to attend, but you must RSVP to save your seat. Seating is limited to the first 125!  Reserve now by e-mailing  Location: Regional Training and Development Complex (RTDC), TJC West Campus, 1530 SSW Loop 323, Room 104 Time: 8:00 AM to noon Purpose: Human trafficking is the …

August 22, 2013