The Northern Illinois Patriots will honor Congressman Joe Walsh (R-IL8) as the first recipient of the Patriot of the Year Award at its annual fundraiser on Friday, July 20th at 7:00 PM at Austin’s Fuel Room (481 Peterson Road, Libertyville, Illinois).
Attendees will enjoy some great music, hors d'oeuvres and a drink as they honor Congressman Walsh and socialize with fellow conservatives. The event will also feature a silent auction and various raffles. Tickets start at $50/person and online pre-registration is encouraged.
The Patriot of the Year Award is given to those who have shown remarkable dedication and committed service in preserving and promoting conservative values.
Congressman Joe Walsh has followed through on the promises he made to the people of the 8th district in the 2010 campaign. Joe refused his congressional health care and pension and sleeps on his couch. As a Congressman, he sits on the Fix Congress Now Caucus in the House which is leading the charge for the passage of the "No Budget/No Pay" Act, prohibiting members of Congress from being paid if they do not pass a balanced budget. He has cosponsored several bills that would overturn Obamacare and that give patients - not the government- more say in health care decisions.
Congressman Joe Walsh introduced legislation to amend the Constitution of the Unites States to include a Constitutional Amendment that requires Congress to pass a balanced budget every year. He has also sponsored legislation to renovate and enhance Veteran's meeting halls and posts.
In one of his most important roles, he sits on the Small Business Committee and introduced the Small Business Protection Act, which prevents small businesses from being lumped into the same categories as larger business by the Federal Government.
The Northern Illinois Patriots is a group of concerned citizens that wish to help protect our God-given rights as intended by the Framers of the Constitution by being informed, getting involved, and making a difference in our great nation. The core beliefs of the organization include the following:
Constitutionally Limited Government
Free Market Economy (Lower Taxes, Pro-Entrepreneurialism)
Pro-family (Life, Traditional Marriage, Resist Culture of Death)
Choice in Education, Education not Indoctrination (Charter Schools, Private & Parochial, Vouchers, Home Schooling)
National Defense (Safer Communities, Immigration Reform, Strong Military, Second Amendment Protection)
NOTE: Donations may also be made by mail and are not tax exempt. Checks should be made payable to “Northern Illinois Patriots” and sent to PO Box 1355, Lake Villa, IL 60046. Please indicate “2012 Fundraiser” in the memo line.