“And In This Corner...”
Russ Otten, RPSC Chair
Fellow RPSC Members and Freedom Fighters, this summer is heating up with activity. Here is the latest.
The Fourth of July Parade was a huge success! Nearly 90 people joined our group along with a vintage fire truck, patriotic Jeep, and several other vehicles. Incumbents and candidates that walked with us were Dr. David King and Kyle Yudes (Lt. Gov.), Ruth Villareal (9th District Senate), Terry Katsma (27th District Assembly), and Amy Binsfeld (26th District Assembly). We were all well received with many affirmative yells, fist pumps, and smiles. Small American flags and flyers promoting "2000 Mules" and the RPSC were handed to willing recipients along the way. It truly was a touch of Americana. Thanks to Terry Katsma, Drew Petry, Jeff Preder, and James Evraets for their vehicles! Thanks also to Ted Keneklis, John Winter, and Katie Checolinski for their wonderful photos. A full set of pics will be posted on our website!
The Brat Days Parade is Saturday, August 6. This is another tremendous opportunity to show our community that we are active and growing. Let's see if we can hit 100! More details will be sent soon!
We are aggressively building a youth movement! Nate TenBroeke recently met with Turning Point, which targets young adults. One of the keys is to start a conservative group on each college campus. You can help, too! If you know a current student at Lakeland University, please let me know. It just takes one student to start the team. We know they are out there. Please let me know asap! Thanks.
HOWSE Round 3 is meeting on Monday, July 18, at Braveheart Pub. Initially named How to Win Spring Elections, HOWSE is developing a comprehensive process that includes identifying local issues that are on the minds of voters and then recruiting candidates who can run on these issues and win next Spring. You are all invited to either participate or observe. There is a lot of passion in these meetings! Arrive early for your favorite sandwich and beverage and enjoy the lively discussion! Check out the details under Upcoming Events.
The RPSC Board meets on Monday, July 11, at 7:00PM at the HQ. Attached is the packed agenda. Please check out the topics and plan to attend. All are invited! I want to personally thank Jeff Preder who made the arrangements for our June Board meeting at Globe Lanes in Random Lake. It was so good to see new faces and be in the southwestern part of the county. We will have more "On The Road" Board meetings this year!
I close with this thought. It's so easy to get caught up in activities and lose sight of our goal - To elect Freedom Fighters and hold them accountable! Parades, movie nights, and volunteering at the HQ may seem trite. But if just a few are inspired to join our fight after seeing us in action, it is meaningful! Don't underestimate the influence that you have! Just look at the recent Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v Wade. That took nearly 50 years! But it happened. You may never see the results of what you do today. But generations to come will be so grateful!
God bless you all!