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Our Mission: Encourage and support liberty-minded officials, especially at the State level, to hold fast to conservative, Constitutional principles with integrity.
What we do: Equip ordinary citizens – us – to send positive, timely appreciation to public servants who act with integrity and conservative principles.
Local Government Meetings
San Angelo City Council Meetings
The City Council meets twice a month. Meetings are open to the public and are held on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive.
Tom Green County Commissioners
The Commissioners meet every Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., 113 West Beauregard Blvd., 2nd floor of the Edd B. Keyes Building
Pre-agenda work sessions are held on the second Monday of each month and regular meetings on the third Monday of each month. All meetings begin at 5:30 p.m in the Administrative Building Boardroom, 1621 University Avenue.
Regular School Board Meetings are held the second Tuesday or Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Wall ISD Administration Building, 8065 Loop 570, Wall.
Grape Creek ISD
Board of Education meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month in the community room at the Administration Building, 8207 U.S. Hwy. 87 North.
West Texans for Constitutionally-Limited Government
FIRST ARRESTS MADE IN FORT WORTH VOTER FRAUD RING
Four indicted on 30 felony voter fraud counts following a criminal investigation into mail ballot harvesting that began in late 2016.
October 12, 2018by Erin Anderson
For years, illegal mail ballot harvesters have been rumored to be operating in Tarrant County, allegedly paid by political campaigns seeking to steal votes from senior citizens. Now it appears the harvesters are getting caught.
Two years after Texas Scorecard first reported on the “largest voter fraud investigation in Texas history,” state officials indicted a first round of suspects.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced today that four members of an “organized voter fraud ring in North Fort Worth” have been arrested and charged with a total of 30 felony counts related to illegal mail ballot harvesting.
The rest of the story : https://empowertexans.com/features/first-arrests-made-in-fort-worth-voter-fraud-ring/
Hillsdale College Online Courses
“Congress: How It Worked and Why It Doesn't"
That’s why Hillsdale has become a national leader in free online courses. In fact, we average more than 1,000 enrollments per day across all our courses. And our most popular course—“Constitution 101”—now has more than 800,000 students around the world.
You’ll study with the same Hillsdale faculty who teach on our campus. It’s a great way to experience aspects of Hillsdale’s Core Curriculum, as well as learn from some of today’s best teacher-scholars in the fields of politics, history, economics, and English.
Please join us. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at 6:30 PM on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the West Texas Training Center (Howard College), 3501 N. US Highway 67, San Angelo 76905
"Non-citizens Should NOT Vote” Action Toolkit
Time is running out. With Early Voting only days away, state officials have known about the thousands of illegally registered voters for a long time, but have not acted. At least six elections (Primary, Primary Runoff, local municipal/school board/community college/bond elections and special elections) have come and gone and nothing has been done to remove illegally registered people from Texas voter rolls. There is no excuse for this inaction.
Texas should be leading the nation as a shining example of election integrity – but we aren’t. With President Trump regularly talking about potential voter fraud, Texas would have his full support. What are our officials waiting for? There is no excuse for this inaction.
The time for action is NOW. If you don’t want our Nov. 6 General Election outcomes to be determined by illegal voters, then you must act now!
We are calling upon the Attorney General’s office to release the data. The people of Texas have a right to know. We are calling upon the Governor to act – release a specific plan to fight and tackle this problem BEFORE the November election. They’ve sat on this for nearly a year. Their inaction puts the entire November election at risk.
Below are links to a toolkit for you to use. There are sample social media posts and scripts for calls to the Offices of Governor and Texas Attorney General. In the next few days, we have a chance to influence these officials who have the POWER to secure our Nov. 6 General Election. We hope we can count on you.
Toolkit Part 1: The Problem Defined
Texas Conservative Grassroots Coalition letter to Governor Abbott: https://gawtp.com/coalition-project-to-end-voting-by-illegal-aliens-in-progress/
Numbers of potential illegal voters revealed - follow up to August 16 Press Conference – Aaron Harris and JoAnn Fleming:
Recording of Tuesday 8/29/18 Conference call briefing with Aaron & JoAnn: http://directactiontx.com/grassroots-conference-call/
Toolkit Part 2: Social Media Campaign
Twitter: We need all activists to tweet Gov. Abbott and Ken Paxton. Recommended hashtags: #ReleaseTheData #ActionsNotWords #ElectionIntegrity. Create your own tweets, or we use sample tweets below. Tag the Governor and the AG in your tweets. As you know, this will make their teams see the tweets, and your tweets will appear in searches.
Facebook: For those who do not Tweet, convert this messaging into Facebook posts. If you are on both FB and Twitter – do both!
SAMPLE TWEETS: “In 2017, Gov. Abbott listened to grassroots Texans, and called on lawmakers to crack down on mail ballot fraud. But why aren’t elected officials demanding that non-citizens be prevented from illegally registering and voting? #ElectionIntegrity #ActionsNotWords” “We're days from the election. @KenPaxtonTX and @GovAbbott what are YOU going to do to ensure non-citizens don’t vote? How many non-citizens voting are you OK with? Inaction tells Texans you are OK with it. #ReleaseTheData #DoSomething #ActionsNotWords” “Texans deserve to know the truth. How many ineligible people are illegally registered to vote? @KenPaxtonTx @GovAbbott #ReleaseTheData” “Texans deserve to know the truth. The Governor’s office must release a detailed report on how many non-citizens are found to be illegally registered to vote, and voting. #ReleaseTheData”
Toolkit Part 3: Call campaign to Governor Abbott & Attorney General Paxton Call the Governor’s office: Opinion hotline (512) 463-1782; Main Switchboard (512) 463-2000. Remember to be firm but courteous when calling elected officials’ offices. The “ask” of the Governor is immediate action prior to the November election. He has direct oversight of the Secretary of State. Do not allow his office to deflect attention or redirect you to the SoS. The buck stops with the Governor. Because he appoints the Secretary of State, he has the executive authority to order the SoS to act.
Script for calls to the Governor’s Office: Caller: “l am calling to ask when Governor Abbott will release a public plan to address the massive problems with people who are illegally registered to vote on our Texas voter rolls.” If the response from the staffer is: “Sir/Ma’am – that is a Secretary of State issue. You need to call them,” you should respond… “The Secretary of State is under the purview and authority of the Governor, is it not? It is well within the authority of the Governor to direct them to solve this problem. Will the Governor release his plan to deal with this critical problem?” If they deny there is a problem, state to them: “Attorney General Paxton, his office, and the Starr County DA have publicly admitted it is a problem. Are you saying that an unknown number of non-citizens voting in our elections is not a problem?” If they deny authority to act, state to them: “If the Governor cannot act/solve this problem, who can? Clearly the SoS serves at the pleasure of the Governor, so clearly the Governor has authority over the SoS. Will the Governor instruct them to solve this issue before the November election?” Emphasize: “When might Texans expect a statement from the Governor?”
ALSO… Call the AG’s office: Main Switchboard (512) 463-2100 Constituent Affairs (512) 475-4413 Remember to be firm but courteous. The AG’s office has the data. In order for elected officials, the press, and the larger population to begin paying real attention to this problem, the AG must release the information and legitimize the magnitude of the problem. They have had this information since last year, yet have done nothing with it. Aaron Harris knows this because he has been working with the AG’s Office on voter fraud and has brought many cases to them. By allowing elections to continue without this issue being addressed, the AG’s Office is complicit in non-citizens voting. Remember, General Paxton confirmed on WFAA that non-citizens are voting. Watch the interview here: https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/noncitizens-registered-to-vote-in-texas-some-cast-ballots/287-586659115
How many elections will go on without action?
AG’s office call script: Caller: “l am calling to encourage General Paxton to release the data so Texans can have the full picture of our voter rolls and allow the Governor and Legislature to begin working towards a permanent solution. Will General Paxton release the data which Texans rightfully deserve to see?” Response: “We can’t do anything about this Sir/Ma’am.” Caller: “Who has the authority to come clean with Texans then, if not the Attorney General?” Response: “I will pass on this information.” Caller: “When might I expect a public answer from the Attorney General on this?” Response: If non-responsive, other follow-up questions:
The AG’s office does have the information, correct?
Are you aware your office admitted in a public statement to having these figures?
Why won’t you share them with the public? Releasing the numbers will not stop your office from prosecuting any possible fraud.
Can the AG tell us when we might expect the numbers to be released? We expect him to defend our civil right not to have our votes stolen by people who are illegally voting. “Thank you for your time, please let General Paxton know I will be calling back to get an answer on his date to release the data so we can stop this prior to the Nov. General Election.”
Thank you for your efforts to save our November General Election!
They're back! On August 20, 2018, The San Angelo ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to call a bond election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The bond proposal is split into two propositions with Proposition A totaling $111,480,000 and Proposition B totaling $34,040,000 for an overall total of $145,520,000.
This bond will increase property taxes. While you will hear over and over, it's for the children, do your children want to be burdened with this debt when they are grown and trying to get established? They will be. We are currently paying on the previous two bonds. On average ISD's have a bond proposal every ten years. These bonds take 25 years to pay off, so they pile debt on top of debt.
In the spring of 2018 the federal government set aside money to harden schools against shooters, has SAISD applied for this grant?
TEXAS REPUBLICANS RALLY AROUND CONSERVATIVE PLATFORM
June 18, 2018 by Cary Cheshire
CATEGORY: UNDER THE DOME
SAN ANTONIO– This past weekend, Texas Republicans completed their work on a conservative party platform, a 331 item document detailing their stance on issues across the board.
The culmination of a week-long process that involved hard work by members of the committee and long hours of testimony by members of the public, the platform was put before delegates on Saturday.
After a few amendments, delegates voted on each plank of the platform and approved them by an impressive margin. (The lowest-approved plank still passed with more than two-thirds support.)
Though the platform includes issues ranging from medical marijuana to the USS Texas, topping the list are the party’s five legislative priorities:
KrisAnne Hall is an attorney and former prosecutor, fired after teaching the Constitution to TEA Party groups – she would not sacrifice liberty for a paycheck. She is a disabled veteran of the US Army, a Russian linguist, a mother, pastor’s wife and a patriot. She now travels the country and teaches the Constitution and the history that gave us our founding documents. KrisAnne Hall does not just teach the Constitution, she lays the foundations that show how reliable and relevant our founding documents are today. She presents the “genealogy” of the Constitution – the 700 year history and five foundational documents that are the very roots of American Liberty.
"ALL POLITICAL POWER IS INHERENT IN THE PEOPLE, AND ALL FREE GOVERNMENTS ARE FOUNDED ON THEIR AUTHORITY, AND INSTITUTED FOR THEIR BENEFIT."
(Texas Constitution Article 1, Section 2)
Border Security Presentation
-illegal immigration: threats and costs
-jihadists & transnational criminal organizations
-“the Border Wall” and other security measures
-Caravans and threats posed by US Refugee Resettlement Program
West Texas Training Center Tuesday, 13 November
Howard College, Texas 6:30 PM
3501 US Hwy 67 North San Angelo, Texas
The presenter is a US Army veteran and former instructor in Middle East Studies with wide overseas operational experience. He is a Field Leader with The Texas Border Volunteers and has participated in 50 Watches since 2013. An advocate for securing our border, he has testified at the Texas State Capital and travels widely to speak on Middle East and Border Security Issues.
The San Angelo TEA Party will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 p.m. at West Texas Training Center, 3501 N. Hwy. 67 (Howard College Campus). "Securing America's Borders, An Update on the Fight to Protect the Republic."
Empower Texans November 2018 Endorsements
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FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY INDEX
The Fiscal Responsibility Index is a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues. Texans for Fiscal Responsibility uses exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators’ governing philosophy.
The public — including lawmakers — are notified in advance of TFR’s position on the issues to be rated, and prior to votes taken on the floor.
See how your representatives scored: https://index.empowertexans.com/