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Dear Patriot,

Get equipped with effective tools at the FREE School Board Activism Workshop presented by Liberty Institute Tuesday, February 22 at the Honeybell at Mixon’s Fruit Farms. Note Workshop Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

Enjoy the FREE supper provided. Presenter: Leadership Institute’s Dena Espenscheid. This workshop is perfect for all concerned citizens as well as potential candidates and supporters. 

Don’t miss this special event at Manatee Patriots in place of our regular meeting!

Thanks to recording by Kevin Wright, you can hear our speaker from February 15, Manatee County Republican Party chairman, Steve Vernon. Click on the link below the picture to view.  



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Read on to be informed about important events and simple actions you can take to make a difference.


In this Email

•   Help Angel and Ken Harrelson and the January 6 Families—Following up on Angel Harrelson’s Talk at Manatee Patriots

•   Dena Espenscheid Bio

•   Attend Sarasota’s 40 Days for Life Spring Campaign Kick-off Wednesday, March 2 at 10:30 am 

•   From Andrea Stanford—Mission: Self Defense LLC to Host Open Range Day at Manatee Gun & Archery Club Saturday, February 19


What:  Leadership Institute’s FREE School Board Activism Workshop

WhenTuesday,  February 22 at 5:30 - 8:30 pm—NOTE SPECIAL TIMES

Where: Mixons Fruit Farms Honeybell Hall

             2525 27th St. E.

             Bradenton, FL 34208


Questions? Contact Manatee Patriots at 941-301-4636 or Email:


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Our meetings are free, informal and fun, and you can enjoy our free light refreshments at our snack bar. You’ll meet like-minded patriots, learn about our government and our freedoms, and get encouraged, inspired and informed.


Help Angel and Ken Harrelson and the January 6 Families—

Following up on Angel Harrelson’s Talk at Manatee Patriots on January 4, 2022



When Angel Harrelson, wife of January 6 prisoner Ken Harrelson, spoke at MP January 4, she gave us several actions we can take to help the January 6 prisoners and their families. Please do them!


1.  Pray the prayers Angel lists on GiveSendGo including this one: “Please pray for the truth to be told and ask God to put the fear into Satan to keep him away from our family.” See the rest here:

2.  Go to for lots of info and actions: read about the prisoners, and their families. There you can donate to any of the prisoners’ GiveSendGo

3.  Write letters to the prisoners. Go to Then click on Connect with a 1/6er and you’ll see an address where you can write to one or to each one (of the MANY still held prisoner!)

4.  WEEKLY, contact Angel’s Congressman, Bill Posey, Rep Vern Buchanan, Senators Scott and Rubio, and Gov DeSantis. Tell them to ACT NOW to free the Jan 6 prisoners. Put it in your calendar to do weekly!


Gov DeSantis: (850) 717-9337 or

 Rep Vern Buchanan: (941) 747-9081 or

Senator Marco Rubio: call (202) 224-3041

Senator Rick Scott: call (202) 224-5274
Ken Harrelson’s Rep, Bill Posey: Best way for us to contact Posey is a stamped and mailed letter: Congressman Bill Posey, 2150 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515. 

Here is a sample message: 

"Dear Governor DeSantis, 

It’s been nearly a year that our American citizens have been imprisoned unconstitutionally for being in the Capitol Jan 6 2021. As our elected official we direct you to do all you can starting today to free these citizens, many of whom are veterans. We are counting on you."

5.      If you haven’t already, watch and share Newsmax’s  documentary, “Day of Outrage.” This is a well-done, fact-based video about Jan 6 and the government’s tyrannical response. You can get Newsmax TV free on Roku. For information on “Day of Outrage” documentary:


Dena Espenscheid Bio

Over her twenty years of professional experience, Dena  Espenscheid has held a variety of positions in public policy organizations, advertising agencies, and political campaigns including, Coalition for a Strong America, National Ballot Access, American Majority, Open and Clean Government, Vote Yes for Life, and the National Abstinence Clearinghouse. Much of her work has been focused on grassroots organizing, and training volunteers and fellow staffers.


Dena is a veteran of political campaigns as small as city council and as large as a presidential campaign. She has served in most campaign positions, including volunteer coordinator, regional field director, political director, and statewide spokesperson. She has overseen ballot qualification, volunteer recruitment and training, and get-out-the-vote efforts. 


She has formulated communication strategies, organized events, and done personal solicitation. As a "Jill of All Trades,” Dena brings her varied experience to the position as the Director of Grassroots Coalitions, where she travels the country training conservatives to run their races and win.   


Dena graduated from Thomas More College in Northern Kentucky with degrees in Biology and Speech Communication.


Dena's favorite presentations are on persuasion. She knows that people want to stay consistent with the image they project. If you tell someone they are generous before soliciting a donation, they are more likely to give. Dena lives in Quantico, Virginia.


From Rich Owens, 40 Days for Life 

Attend Sarasota’s 40 Days for Life Spring Campaign Kick-off Wednesday March 2 at 10:30 am



Join us at the Sarasota 40 Days for Life Spring Campaign Kick-off event will be held Wednesday March 2 at 10:30am at the Community Pregnancy Clinic 1419 7th Street Sarasota, around the corner from Planned Parenthood. 


Our Guest Speaker is Ethel Hermaneau, the 40 Days for Life Leader in Galloway (outside of Atlantic City) NJ.

Don’t miss this Dynamic Speaker!  She has Holy Boldness!!


For information contact Rich Owens, Sarasota Leader,


From Andrea Stanford

Mission: Self Defense LLC to Host Open Range Day at Manatee Gun & Archery Club Saturday, February 19


All experience levels are welcome to Open Range Day with Mission: Self Defense, LLC, at Manatee Gun & Archery Club Saturday, February 19, from 9 AM to 4 PM.We have a private outdoor gun range reserved for the day! This is an opportunity for you to come out and do some informal firearms training with our team.

The cost is $25 per shooter. Arrive at any time and stay for as long as you’d like! We will provide targets and a safe training environment for the day. If interested, we can also offer one-on-one instruction for an additional fee.


Once on the property follow the dirt/gravel road past the front office along the edge of the property until you see our banner. Upon arrival please check in with Dave, Jeremy, or Tom. We’ll have you fill out a waiver form and collect the $25 fee. We accept cash, check, credit card, and Venmo. From there we’ll work to get you on the firing line.


Event will take place rain or shine, hot or cold. Please bring your own firearm(s), ammo, eye & ear protection, closed toe shoes, sun protection, drinks/snacks. If you have a holster for your handgun – bring it.


IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND, PLEASE respond in 1 of 2 ways:


1. E-mail us directly      


2. Via our WEBSITE    

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Manatee Gun & Archery Club Location:

1805 Logue Road, Myakka City, FL 34251


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