"A nation without borders is not a nation" - President Ronald ReaganJoin Us
TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017
5505 FM 1960 W (at Champion Forest), Houston, TX 77069
6:00 p.m. ~ Registration ★ 6:30 p.m. ~ Dinner ★ 7:00 p.m. ~ Meeting
$20 or $25 (determined by entrée choice) Meeting & Dinner ★ $5 Meeting only (Includes tea or coffee)
★ Dinner Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. Monday January 16th with name and phone number
RSVP with name/s of attendees and if they will be having dinner or attending only ★
832.724.6133 or RSVP@CherryTreeGOP.org
Dinner cancellations must be received by Monday 10 a.m. to avoid billing.
If you do not attend and do not cancel, you will be billed for the cost of the meal.
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER
Jonathan M. Saenz
President, Texas Values
Jonathan M. Saenz is the President of Texas Values, a nonprofit group dedicated to preserving and advancing a culture of family values in the state of Texas. Jonathan’s work on these issues spans two decades. Prior to leading Texas Values in 2012, Jonathan headed the Liberty Institute offices at the Texas Capitol in Austin for five years where he served as Director of Legislative Affairs and Attorney for Liberty Institute. He frequently presents research, analysis, and testimony before the Texas Legislature, State Board of Education, and other government entities on various issues affecting faith, family, and freedom.
Jonathan believes in religious liberty, sanctity of human life, family values, and constitutional rights and has been involved in numerous court cases, including cases before the Texas Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. Jonathan is the leading voice in Texas on marriage between one man and one woman and he was instrumental in the passage of Texas laws to protect religious liberty (“Under God” in the Texas pledge, the “One State Under God” license plate, the “Merry Christmas law” and the “Pastor Protection Law), pro-life laws such as the “Choose Life” license plate, the Sonogram law, HB 2 and many others. In 2015, Jonathan was the leading statewide voice in Texas that helped defeat the dangerous LGBT Houston “bathroom” ordinance that would have allowed men into women’s bathrooms and would have restricted the religious freedom on businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Jonathan has been featured in local, national and international media such as Fox News, CNN, USA Radio, Austin-American Statesman, Dallas Morning News, and Houston Chronicle among many others and is a sought after speaker for important events. Mr. Saenz received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center where he was the leader of the Pro-Life Cougars group that successfully defended its free speech rights in a landmark court case against the university. Jonathan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied family policy issues.
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In 1992 a group of like-minded individuals in Northwest Houston led by Lee and Becky James and Kelly and Marcie Fessler began meeting to talk about forming a new conservative organization. In the beginning, they met in the home of the James’ followed by a series of meetings in the home of Dr. Gene and Reina Fontenot. As a symbol of honesty and truthfulness, they chose to name the club Cherry Tree Republicans. Billy and Margie Moore, Bob and Sue Darbyshire, Mark and Bobbi Blackwell, John and Elvie Kingston, and Drake and LaJuan Cameron were among the early members. Soon afterward, Newt … [Read More...]