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LPRW Launches Citizen Activist Training Series (CATS)

LPRW-CATSlogo-transparentAmong the objectives of LPRW is to “promote an informed electorate through political education”. We began doing that through our “Third Thursday Speaker Series”. We are expanding our offerings with our new “Citizen Activist Training Series (CATS)”.

Our first three course offerings cover a variety of topics: social media (completed), campaigning (to be rescheduled due to instructor illness), and the legislative process.

Register TODAY!

Successfully Navigating the Legislative Process

Rachel Malone
Texas Director, Gun Owners of America

Topics: the legislative process; how to track bills and topics; how to read and understand bills; chokepoints and pressure points;  interacting with legislators; navigating committee hearings; preparing testimony; delivering testimony
Monday, October 15 ~ 6:00PM to 9:00PM
First National Bank, 489 Texas 71 West, Bastrop

Space is limited. Register TODAY!


Cruz Addresses Sold Out Pizza & Politics

Senator Ted Cruz Visits LPRW in Bastrop County
Third Court of Appeals candidates honored with contributions

On Saturday, August 4, we gathered in Smithville for our second annual “Pizza & Politics”.  We were thrilled when word came earlier this week that Senator Ted Cruz would stop by.  Senator Cruz spoke to the crowd, took questions, and mingled with attendees.  LPRW is so very appreciative that he chose our event for a visit to Bastrop County.  Kudos to his staff who make everything run smoothly. 

Four current Third Court justices: David Puryear, Melissa Goodwin, Scott Field, and Cindy Olson-Bourland joined us, as well as JD Rimann who was representing candidate Mike Toth who is away at drill.  Because of the dedication of our members, we were honored to make campaign contributions to the four candidates for the Third Court.  This is the first time LPRW has been able to do so in our young, 18 month existence. 

Special thanks go to Victoria Allen and her wonderful staff who efficiently took care of a sold-out crowd, all with smiles and kind words.

Photos are in our Flickr stream in the right column.


We were joined by Kathy Haigler, Caldwell County Republican Chair, and Deborah Frank, Fayette County Republican chair.  Former Bastrop County Republican Chair Jeanne Raley was on hand to introduce Senator Cruz.  Raley was instrumental in bringing Senator Ted Cruz to Smithville for this event. 

Sarah Loucks, Bastrop County District Court Administrator attended, along with Bastrop County Bar President Caroline McClimon, and members of our sister-clubs: Austin Republican Women, Fayette County Republican Women, and NW Austin Republican Women.   Club presidents Robbi Hull, Deborah Frank, and Susan Friedrich came out to support our event.  Thank you. 

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