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2014 Primary Convenient one-page GAWTP endorsements

If you are having problems seeing the document, click on PDF link at the bottom of page.  You can also print this document. A member gave us a “heads-up” after she went to the poll to vote: Please inform voters to print sample ballot or write down notes of those we support. I had my …

February 17, 2014

Welcome & Endorsement Rules

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February 17, 2014

Icy AM Conditions – Sat Training Postponed

Sorry to disappoint, but the safety of our volunteers is priceless.  The block walking and phone bank training/refresher course and lunch scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8 @ 9 AM  – 1 PM is postponed due to icy road conditions forecast for Saturday morning.  Those planning to block walk in the afternoon should have good conditions …

February 7, 2014

Upcoming GAWTP Events & Meeting

LUNCH MEETINGS Friday, Jan. 10: Grassroots America kicks off its Primary Campaign Candidate Debates! Debate between Republican Primary Candidates for State Representative District 6 race – incumbent Matt Schaefer and challenger Skip Ogle  Debate opening remarks begin at 11:45 AM and debate concludes at 1 PM. Lakeview Church of the Nazarene Friday Jan. 17: County Judge Candidate …

January 9, 2014

Public Hearings this week! Want Property Taxes funding Toll Road?

  Smith County Taxpayers: Thank you for contacting the Smith County Commissioners Court to raise your concerns about local property tax dollars going to fund a state toll road to be managed by a group of unelected appointees (regional mobility authority).  We raised enough heat in the community that the Smith County Commissioners Court has …

December 8, 2013

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Update: Champions of Freedom Dinner is still on!

December 6, 2013

Friday Dec. 13th – The Life, Liberty & Property Tour comes to Tyler!

  The Life, Liberty & Property Tour Comes to Tyler! Why:   To make Texas strong for the tough days ahead, “We the People” must take the reins of influence away from special interests by ripping the “FOR SALE” sign off our state capitol! How? By electing constitutional conservatives to office – men and women who will …

December 3, 2013

Fri. Nov. 22nd – Grassroots America hosts briefing on the Affordable Care Act

Date:  Friday, November 22             Time:  11:30 AM lunch line; 11:45 AM announcements; Noon – 1 PM program  Location:  Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, located at 10818 University Boulevard, Spur 248 75707, two miles from the Loop 323 intersection, Tyler.   Program:  A panel of speakers medical professionals and Congressional staffers will give an …

November 22, 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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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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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

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

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