The 1836 Project Advisory Committee held its first meeting today, gaveled in by former TPPF CEO Kevin Roberts. Roberts was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to chair the Committee which was established by the Legislature in June to ensure that Texas preserves its unique history and heritage and continues to build on the state’s principles of freedom, patriotism and opportunity for all. TPPF Distinguished Senior Fellow, Sherry Sylvester, who helms TPPF’s Keep Texas Texan project, was appointed by Lt. Governor Dan Patrick to serve on the Committee.
Sylvester made this statement regarding the Committee:
“Our goal with the 1836 Project is to show that this place we call Texas—from the Alamo to Spindletop to NASA and beyond—has become a beacon of liberty and freedom and a global symbol of prosperity and opportunity because of the principles, hard-work and commitment of all the Texans who have come before us—men and women of every race and ethnicity—to make sure Texas is a place where the American dream can thrive.”
The 1836 Project Advisory Committee was established with the passage of House Bill 2497 written by State Rep. Tan Parker, R-Flower Mound and State Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe. Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick and House Speaker Dade Phelan each appointed three members.