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May 2018

How to Protest Your Property Tax Appraisal

May 12, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Holiday Inn Tyler, 5701 South Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75703 United States
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HALF OF ALL HOMEOWNERS MAY BE PAYING TOO MUCH, BASED ON A FAULTY APPRAISAL!    Learn When & When Not to Protest How to Work with the ARB How to Represent Yourself   In Smith County, our home base county, the deadline to file a notice that you wish to protest your appraisal is May 16, 2018.   There is no cost to attend this “just in time” seminar. Grassroots America is sponsoring this class to help educate you on…

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GAWTP Evening Meeting: Dr. Laura Pressley-TX Voter Fraud is Real Update

May 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Laura Pressley Topic: TX Voter Fraud is Real Update (her case @ TX Supreme Court) Location:  Holiday Inn – South Broadway, 5701 South Broadway, Tyler, TX 75703 Time: Buffet line starts at 5:30 PM, for those who want to eat.  We encourage you to try out the special buffet planned by the Chef just for our meeting.  Your dining helps keep our rental for the room at $175.   Meeting starts at 6:30 PM.

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June 2018

GAWTP Evening Meeting: Kara Belew, Texas Public Policy Foundation & Dr. Keven Ellis, SBOE 9

June 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Holiday Inn Tyler, 5701 South Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75703 United States
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Kara Belew, Senior Education Policy Advisor for Texas Public Policy Foundation, will outline the new Texas "A-F" public school rating system that will be rolled out in August.  Union types and the Texas Association of School Boards hate it (shock!).  Giving schools an understandable rating - a report card grade - what a concept! Speaker: Dr. Keven Ellis, SBOE 9 Topic:  Education: curriculum, charter schools & accountability, Location:  Holiday Inn – South Broadway, 5701 South Broadway, Tyler, TX 75703 Time: Buffet line starts…

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July 2018

GAWTP Evening Meeting: The Path to True Property Tax Reform & the Prosperity Promise Project with Dr. Vance Ginn & Roy Maynard, Texas Public Policy Foundation

July 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Holiday Inn Tyler, 5701 South Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75703 United States
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The Path to True Property Tax Reform & the Prosperity Promise Project with Dr. Vance Ginn & Roy Maynard, Texas Public Policy Foundation Location:  Holiday Inn – South Broadway, 5701 South Broadway, Tyler, TX 75703 Time: Buffet line starts at 5:30 PM, for those who want to eat.  We encourage you to try out the special buffet planned by the Chef just for our meeting.  Your dining helps keep our rental for the room at $175. Meeting starts at 6:30 PM.

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August 2018

GAWTP Evening Meeting: Redefining the Debate on Poverty, Well-being & Opportunity through Education Reform, Dr. Kevin Roberts, Executive Director of Texas Public Policy Foundation

August 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Holiday Inn Tyler, 5701 South Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75703 United States
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Redefining the Debate on Poverty, Well-being & Opportunity through Education Reform, Dr. Kevin Roberts, Executive Director of Texas Public Policy Foundation Location:  Holiday Inn – South Broadway, 5701 South Broadway, Tyler, TX 75703   Time: Buffet line starts at 5:30 PM, for those who want to eat.  We encourage you to try out the special buffet planned by the Chef just for our meeting.  Your dining helps keep our rental for the room at $175.   Meeting starts at 6:30 PM.

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September 2018

2018 Annual Champions of Freedom Awards Dinner

September 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Inn Tyler, 5701 South Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75703 United States
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Constellation Ballroom ~ Holiday Inn, 5701 South Broadway, Tyler, TX 75703 Click Here for Reservations

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GAWTP Lunch Meetings: Meeting canceled – topic postponed until Tues 9-25-18

September 14, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Holiday Inn Tyler, 5701 South Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75703 United States
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This meeting has been RESCHEDULED for Tuesday evening, September 25th Buffet @ 5:30 PM Program @ 6:30 PM  Holiday Inn, 5701 South Broadway, Tyler, TX 75703 Don’t miss…  Criminal Justice Reform 2019: The Good, the Bad and the Work Ahead   Meeting canceled - topic postponed  The Criminal Justice Reform Panel scheduled for Friday, Sept. 14 will be rescheduled. Circumstances have arisen that would prevent our Executive Director from facilitating the panel discussion with our local judges, the incoming new…

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GAWTP Evening Meeting: Criminal Justice Reform 2019: The Good, the Bad and the Work Ahead

September 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Holiday Inn Tyler, 5701 South Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75703 United States
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The Friday, Sept. 14 meeting has been canceled. Circumstances have arisen that prevent our Executive Director from facilitating the panel discussion with our local judges, our sheriff and the incoming new district attorney. Mrs. Fleming’s knowledge of criminal justice reform legislation being readied for the next state legislative session (January 2019) is vital to facilitating this discussion; therefore, we rescheduled our Criminal Justice Reform panel for: Tuesday evening, September 25th Buffet @ 5:30 PM Program @ 6:30 PM  Holiday Inn, 5701…

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October 2018

GAWTP Lunch Meetings: Russell Ramsland Jr., former Reagan Administration Department of Defense Advisor

October 12, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Holiday Inn Tyler, 5701 South Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75703 United States
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Grassroots America Hosts "Deep State" presentation by former Reagan Administration Defense Department Advisor  Topic:  The Deep State - How an Army of Bureaucrats Protect Big Government Speaker:  Russell Ramsland Jr., former Reagan Administration Department of Defense Advisor for the Strategic Defense Initiative, Dallas entrepreneur, and conservative grassroots leader Ramsland holds a Bacrhelor of Arts in Political Science from Duke University and an MBA from Harvard University. In the 1980s, he worked in concert with the Reagan White House, NASA and MIT on…

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GAWTP Evening Meeting: State Comptroller Glenn Hegar 

October 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Holiday Inn Tyler, 5701 South Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75703 United States
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October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 State Comptroller Glenn Hegar  Is Texas in Danger of a Credit Downgrade? Find out about the unfunded liabilities in Texas state government and how all the promises made and “holes dug” could lead to a credit downgrade. Comptroller Hegar will present part of the solution to this serious problem. Location:  Holiday Inn – South Broadway, 5701 South Broadway, Tyler, TX 75703 Time: Buffet line starts at 5:30 PM, for those who want to eat.  We encourage you to…

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November 2018

GAWTP Lunch Meeting: General Election Results & the Projected Impact on Texas and DC

November 9, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Holiday Inn Tyler, 5701 South Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75703 United States
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Speaker: Grassroots America's Executive Director JoAnn Fleming Topic: General Election Results & the Projected Impact on Texas and DC When:  Friday, Nov. 9,2018 Holiday Inn South from 11:30 AM – 1 PM Buffet lunch line begins at 11 AM Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 PM Buffet lunch line begins at 11 AM The public is welcome with no cost to attend.

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GAWTP Evening Meeting: Conservative Priorities for the 2019 Legislative Session

November 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Holiday Inn Tyler, 5701 South Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75703 United States
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Nov 27 – Conservative Priorities for the 2019 Legislative Session – invited panel discussion with conservative leaders; how our Texas Conservative Grassroots Coalition will be ready for an effective session – killing bad bills and passing good ones! Location:  Holiday Inn – South Broadway, 5701 South Broadway, Tyler, TX 75703 Time: Buffet line starts at 5:30 PM, for those who want to eat.  We encourage you to try out the special buffet planned by the Chef just for our meeting.  Your dining helps keep…

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December 2018

No Evening Meeting in December

December 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Holiday Inn Tyler, 5701 South Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75703 United States
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December – no evening meeting due to Christmas holidays.  Merry Christmas!

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January 2019

2nd Tuesday LUNCH Meeting: JoAnn Fleming & Sheriff Larry Smith 

January 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Holiday Inn Tyler, 5701 South Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75703 United States
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Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Lunch meeting $10 buffet opens at 11 AM Meeting from 11:30 AM – 1 PM Holiday Inn, 5701 South Broadway, Tyler TX This is a potent double-header to kick off 2019! JoAnn Fleming & Sheriff Larry Smith  JoAnn Fleming will take the “local control” controversy head on.  Local officials across the state and their HIRED lobbyists – paid with OUR tax dollars – are gearing up once again to fight Gov. Abbott and Lt. Gov. Patrick…

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4th Tuesday DINNER meeting: The Deep State lives. Former Reagan Administration advisor returns to update us on The Swamp.

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Holiday Inn Tyler, 5701 South Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75703 United States
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The Deep State Updated!  Russ Ramsland Returns to Describe Who & What the Deep State is and How an Army of Bureaucrats Protect Big Government  Our special guest speaker is Russell Ramsland Jr., former Reagan Administration Department of Defense Advisor for the Strategic Defense Initiative, Dallas entrepreneur, and conservative grassroots leader. Ramsland holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Duke University and an MBA from Harvard University. In the 1980s, he worked in concert with the Reagan White House, NASA and MIT…

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Learn to Testify Training

January 26 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Holiday Inn Tyler, 5701 South Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75703 United States
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Free

No cost to attend but YOU MUST register to reserve a seat! Click HERE to Register      

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February 2019

2nd Tuesday LUNCH meeting (1st Tues this month): “Human Trafficking in Our Local Backyard

February 5 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Holiday Inn Tyler, 5701 South Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75703 United States
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Tuesday Lunch meeting ¨ February 5 11:00 AM $10 buffet opens Meeting from 11:30 AM – 1 PM Invited panel from the Smith County District Attorney’s Office, Local Law Enforcement & anti-trafficking Ministries, moderated by JoAnn Fleming Topic:  “Human Trafficking in Our Local Backyard – Modern Day Slavery under Our Noses” President Trump has declared war on both international and national human trafficking.  What is being done to eradicate it in Smith County and the East Texas Region?

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4th Tuesday DINNER meeting: “The Texas AG’s Fight to End Human Trafficking”

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Holiday Inn Tyler, 5701 South Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75703 United States
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  Tuesday DINNER meeting ¨ February 26 ¨ “Be the One” Stop Human Trafficking 5:30 PM $10 buffet opens Meeting from 6:30 PM – 8 PM Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Fight to End Human Trafficking  ¨ Every day in Texas, women, men, girls and boys are forced into a horrifying form of modern day slavery – sex and cheap labor trafficking. Learn how to take action to stop this evil.

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March 2019

Special Event on Texas Independence Day

March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
One Realtor Center, 2772 S SE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701 United States
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  Special Event on Texas Independence Day ¨ Saturday, March 2 ¨ from 2 – 5 PM Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Property Tax Relief Tour starts with Grassroots America! The property tax & public school finance debate is heating up in Austin. Get the facts! Saturday, March 2, doors open at 1 PM ¨ Presentation is from 2 – 5 PM. No cost to attend. Location: One Realtor Center, 2772 S SE Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75701   

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2nd Tuesday LUNCH meeting: Texas Legislative Updates with JoAnn, followed by “Legislature 101: How to Read/Analyze Bills…

March 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Holiday Inn Tyler, 5701 South Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75703 United States
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  Tuesday Lunch meeting March 12 Topics: Texas Legislative Updates with JoAnn, followed by “Legislature 101: How to Read/Analyze Bills & Avoid Unintended Consequences” by Robert Shulter ¨ Don’t get bamboozled by spin and selective information from both the Left and the Right.  How you can avoid getting fooled by the Conservative Industrial Fundraising Complex – the folks who don’t really care about solving problems because they want the issues alive for fundraising.   Holiday Inn South, Tyler 11:00 AM…

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