Catherine Engelbrecht is a wife, mother, business owner, native Texan, and lifelong practitioner of common sense.
What became a full-time call to grassroots activism first started in 2008, when she could no longer watch silently as government made decisions that stood in stark contrast to America’s principles of personal liberty and economic freedom. She looked at her children, her aging parents, her business, her church, and she knew she had to do something to help protect them. So with her family’s support, she stepped out in faith, away from the family business and into 24/7 service working on behalf of all those who believe in the greatness of America and the conservative, Judeo-Christian values on which it was founded.
In 2009 she started True the Vote, a citizen-led effort to restore honor and integrity to our electoral system. True the Vote educates voters, researches the veracity of voter registries, trains and mobilizes volunteers to work in polling places, and advocates for comprehensive election code reform legislation. True the Vote is currently working with 30 states, with emphasis in select states and counties known to have historically problematic election processes.
In 2011, CPAC presented Catherine and True the Vote with the Ronald Reagan Freedom award in recognition of their groundbreaking work. In 2012, Catherine was named one of Politico’s “50 to Watch,” given to 50 new and rising talents on the national political scene.
Catherine may be a newcomer to politics, but she’s rolled up her sleeves, put on her waders, and jumped in to defend the Country – and she believes she’s right where she’s supposed to be.
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