I’ve learned from Rudy Koestner that the Flathead County Republican Central Committee will bring Charlie Kirk — one of the leading Trump supporters in the nation — to Kalispell for a special appearance on Saturday, March 14.
Kirk will talk about his new book “The MAGA Doctrine: The Only Ideas That Will Win the Future” and reflect on the state of politics today. (If you order through my link, you can get a pre-order discount and I may get a referral fee for qualifying orders.)
The main presentation will begin at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn., but there will also be special events before and after for VIP sponsors, as well as a backstage rally with local student activists. If you are in Northwest Montana and support President Trump’s “America First” agenda, this is an event you won’t want to miss.
I think all of my readers are probably familiar with Kirk, who was the youngest speaker at the 2016 Republican national convention. Kirk is the founder and president of Turning Point USA, a national student movement dedicated to identifying, organizing, and empowering young people to promote the principles of free markets and limited government. At just 26-years-old, Charlie has appeared on CNBC, Fox News and FOX Business News over 600 times, is a columnist at Newsweek and The Hill, and was named to the Forbes “30 under 30” list.
Turning Point USA is a national student movement dedicated to identifying, organizing, and empowering young people to promote the principles of free markets and limited government. With representation on over 1,500 high school and college campuses nationwide and over 150 full-time staff, Turning Point USA is the largest and fastest growing conservative youth activist organization in the country.
Event organizer Koestner said Kirk is a perfect speaker for the Flathead.
“Although Kirk is already well regarded by so many of us Flathead âgrey hairâ types, we will have a strong effort to bring and include students and youth this time. We created a separate ‘Backstage Pass Youth Rally with Charlie’ for just students and youth in between segments on the event night,” Koestner explained.
The speaker presentation part of the program is for all age groups. There’s a Sponsor VIP Guest Banquet at the Blue Canyon Kitchen prior to the speaker presentation and a Sponsor VIP Guest reception after at the Blue Canyon Tavern.
“We are looking to have space for up to 850 participants during the main presentation. This would be double the number of attendees compared to the Dinesh D’Souza event in 2018,” Koestner explained.
In addition to his work with Turning Point USA, Kirk is also the Chairman of Students for Trump, which aims to activate one million new college voters on campuses in battleground states in the lead up to the 2020 presidential election. In 2019, Charlie was granted an honorary doctorate from Liberty University citing his exceptional leadership and energetic voice for conservatives. His social media reaches over 100 million people per month and according to Axios, he is one of the “top 10 most engaged” Twitter handles in the world, behind only President Trump among conservatives.
Online, Kirk is the host of “The Charlie Kirk Show” — which regularly ranks among the top 15 news shows on Apple podcast charts — where he delivers in-depth analysis of the modern political and cultural landscape, mixing in philosophy and history with his signature campus activism along with interviews of some of the most influential people of our time.
Emcee for Kirk’s appearance will be Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, of Bigfork, the founder of Stand Up America, who will give a brief overview of the “America First” policy position represented by President Trump.
Kirk is working with the local Republican Party to promote awareness and to raise funds for the 2020 campaign. Tickets for preferred seating are $100, general seating $50, and for student admission $25. Sponsorships for the event range from $500 to $5,000 and include VIP seating tickets to the various events as well as sponsored tickets for youth attendees.
To purchase tickets or for more information on sponsorship or the schedule of events, go to www.flatheadrepublicans.com/events/ or call 406-250-2601.
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