Denton GOP to Host Veteran Event Featuring Allen West May 12th

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Denton GOP to Host Veteran Event Featuring Allen West May 12th

The Denton County Republican Party will host a special veteran-focused event in support of the 22KILL organization on Friday, May 12, 2017.  LTC (US Army Ret.) and Executive Director of the National Center for Policy Analysis, Allen West, will attend and lead attendees in a ceremony to honor veterans and to earn their own 22KILL Honor Rings. The event will begin at 5:30p.m. and be held at the Denton County Republican Headquarters located at 2921 Country Club Rd. Suite 102, Denton, TX 76210.

The 22KILL movement started in 2013 under Honor Courage Commitment, Inc., after the VA released the staggering statistic that an average of 22 veterans are killed by suicide every day.  It is a global movement bridging the gap between veterans and civilians to build a community of support.  22KILL, the name referencing the statistic above, works to raise awareness of the suicide epidemic that is plaguing our country and to educate the public on mental health issues such as PTS. It also serves as a resource for veterans, and continues to build on its network of like-minded organizations to be able to connect veterans with programs and services in their local area.

The Honor Ring™ is a black band worn on the index finger as a “silent salute” to all veterans, past and present. This ring is a symbol of respect and simply says that you support those who have served our country.  Also, the ring reminds veterans and veteran supporters alike that we are never alone; that we are all family.

“The Denton County Republican Party is always seeking ways to support our heroes,” stated Denton County Republican Party Vice Chairman of Veterans Mark Roy, “We are honored to welcome LTC (US Army Ret.) Allen West to Denton County for this special event we are hosting.  Come out and bring your family, earn your Honor Ring, and join us for a barbecue after the program. To register visit www.dentongop.org.”

Faith, Family, and Freedom Day – Austin – May 8th

   

                         

   

Join grassroots Republicans from across the state as we stand together in our commitment to our conservative values, our RPT Platform, and our 2017 RPT Legislative Priorities.

The day will begin with a free lunch and will include a legislative update given by Chairman Tom Mechler and a briefing from key leaders in the House and Senate. There will be training and networking opportunities before we hit the halls of the Capitol to speak with our elected officials about our priorities.

11am-1pm: Stop by RPT HQ (211 East 7th Street #915, Austin) for a free lunch and meet-and-greet with RPT leadership and staff.

1pm-3pm: Capitol Auditorium (E1.004)- Legislative training and updates from elected officials on bills relating to our 85th Session grassroots legislative priorities.

3pm: Visit with your State Representatives and Senators about our Texas GOP grassroots legislative priorities.

More information will be coming soon.

Please click the below Eventbrite link to register for this free event! See you on the 8th!

REGISTER HERE for the event.

All interested Republicans are invited to attend.
Also, if you would like to carpool or caravan down to Austin, click here, and we will do our best to connect you to others in your area. Please make sure you register with the EventBrite Link above for the actual event as well.