The DC Project - NJ Fundraiser
Saturday, May 15, 2021
6:30 p.m. Cocktail Party
781 McElwee Road
Moorestown, New Jersey
Tickets: $75 per person or $150 per couple
Includes Wine, Beer and Hors d'oeuvres
Attire: Business Casual
Guests and Speakers:
SCOTUS survivor. Protector of the Second Amendment. Executive Director of the Heller Foundation
Meet Second Amendment Champion, Dick Heller, of District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008)--the most significant Second Amendment case holding by the Supreme Court of the United States in a generation. In Heller, the SCOTUS held that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to possess firearms, independent of any service in a state militia, and recognized the use of firearms for traditionally lawful purposes, including self-defense within the home. In the majority opinion authored by Justice Scalia, it was held “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed,” codifies an individual right derived from English common law and codified in the English Bill of Rights (1689).
In addition to his commitment to 2nd Amendment Freedoms, Heller is actively involved in the DC Community. In 1984, he founded the “Children’s Birthright Trust Fund” – a charity that supports and raises funds for youth projects, such as computer access – and has taught classes on entrepreneurship in both DC public schools and DC housing projects.
Gabby Franco was the first female shooter to represent Venezuela in the Olympics. As an accomplished author, speaker, competitive shooter, and instructor, she is recognized worldwide for her shooting skills and advocacy for the right to own and bear arms.
Gabby’s 25 years of experience in Olympic, self-defense, and practical shooting have served as a platform to educate and empower thousands of people through live and virtual training across the United States and Puerto Rico. For over eighteen years, Gabby has shown her commitment to promoting the shooting sports by not only participating and winning medals in various competitions, but also sending a message of dedication, sportsmanship, and positive attitude.
Holly Sullivan currently serves as the President of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, a 27,000 member non-partisan grassroots organization devoted to advocating rights affirmed by the Constitution of the United States and the State of Connecticut. Holly is a working professional raising a six-year-old daughter.
She holds a Masters degree and has been working in the Human Resources field for 10 years. Holly is also an NRA Instructor and focuses on pro bono training for women. She has also donated her time and energy to be the CT delegate for The DC Project: Women for Gun Rights, an educational, nonpartisan group of women from all 50 states who advocate for Second Amendment education over legislation. Gun rights are women’s rights and every woman must be prepared to be their own first responder. Women gun owners make firearms safety and education a top priority.
Amanda Suffecool is the co-host and producer of the Ohio based radio show Eye on the Target Radio where she and her co-host /brother Rob Campbell answer callers' questions about firearms and 2A topics. They are Nationally Syndicated on radio stations across the country, podcast and now on video at Opslens- available via Opslens App, Roku and AppleTV.
Amanda is a self-defense and firearms instructor at Targetthing Firearms Training. She has several NRA firearms instructor ratings, in addition to being an ALICE active shooter response instructor. She engages in public speaking talking about the history of the 2nd Amendment and training newcomers to the sport.
Amanda is the Executive Director of REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition, a registered 501(c)3 not for profit that spends their time and effort providing education based firearms training.
As the producers of Concealed Carry Fashion shows, Amanda has produced shows from Phoenix to Dallas, Chicago to Scranton. She taught the NRA the format for them to carry on at the Concealed Carry expos that they produce each fall. Amanda is the author of a book on producing concealed carry fashion shows for the firearms industry and has been seen with her fashion shows on VICE and HBO.
She is the Region 2 director of DCProject – Women for Gun Rights. This group has state organizations teaching their gals how to be activists for the second amendment. At just 5 years old – the DCProject is blazing trails. Amanda sat next to Dick Heller in the gallery while the leader of the DCP testified to Representative Nadler and the House Judiciary Committee on the 2019 Assault Weapons ban bill. You may see the testimony of Dianna Muller where she is wearing a pink dress, looking all ladylike and telling Nadler that she will not comply with his unconstitutional ban.
Amanda was an extra (who got a speaking role) in the gun show scene of Mathew McConaughey’s movie White Boy Rick.
Kelly Pidgeon is the owner of ARMED and Feminine, LLC, a company specializing in firearms training for women. Her company has trained over 1,200 students in just a few years in firearms and personal safety. Kelly is a strong 2A advocate, is the Pennsylvania representative for the DC Project, and is often a speaker at public events and rallies. She also has a YouTube channel and multiple social media forums for spreading the 2A word.
She is a certified USCCA , NRA and Well Armed Woman instructor and an ICE certified Defensive Firearms Coach. She holds Bachelor and Master degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.
Kelly is an ATHENA award recipient, and is a community volunteer for multiple non-profit organizations.
Lauren is from Staten Island NY and a true New Yorker born and raised. She has lived in Staten Island her whole life and is still currently living. She is the New York State Leader for the DC Project. She has been involved with the DC Project for the last 5 years and has been traveling to DC as the New York voice at our Nation’s Capitol. She has spent her time as part of the DC Project advocating for the Second Amendment and focusing on highlighting the demographics that are the true faces of the 2A.
Lauren is also the owner of Athena Defense Training based out of Staten Island where she teaches firearm safety, self-defense and situational awareness to the citizens in NYC. She also provides basic medical training and first aid training. She has also helped countless women in applying for their NYC firearms permits. Lauren is also a chapter facilitator for A Girl and A Gun in Staten Island and recently began competing in local USPSA matches.
Lauren has been a paramedic and working in Emergency Medical Services in NYC for the last 12 years, not only on an ambulance responding to 911 calls throughout the city, but as an educator training new EMTs. She has dedicated her time and her adult life to advocating and helping to defend and protect the Second Amendment.
Brooke didn't learn about guns until her mid 30's when her kids were born. Her husband had guns in the home, but she didn't know how to handle them safely, so she started training and got into competitive shooting. Little did she know that her journey learning about firearms would lead her into being politically active. Prior to firearms, Brooke knew nothing about politics. She knew there was an election once every 4 years for President and never voted because she didn't know anything about the candidates. As an active gun owner, she now learned that a 10 round mag ban was a ban on guns, because you can't get 10 round magazines for every gun. She joined a local 2A group, started testifying at the capitol in Hartford CT hoping to help educate our legislators. Now 10 years later, she has testified many times, has held public office, and been a part of the DC Project since 2016.
Theresa Inacker, an attorney and Second Amendment advocate, is a member of the US Supreme Court bar, the New Jersey delegate to The DC Project, and is a Board Trustee and Communications Director for The Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners.
The DC Project Foundation is a 501(c)4 organization and contributions are not tax deductible. Therefore, we have partnered with REALIZEfac and the Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners, both 501(c)3 organizations, to accept tax-deductible donations. All donations will benefit the DC Project Foundation.
Donate to Support DC Project - NJ
Goals of The DC Project are:
(1) Give legislators an opportunity to speak with a gun rights supporter and have a contact for information or education on firearms-related topics;
(2) Encourage the preservation of America’s gun culture, from conservation and commerce to competitive sports, hunting and self-defense;
(3) Highlight the diversity of female gun owners and be a counter voice to Moms Demand Action.
The DC Project is an educational, non-partisan initiative that encourages women to establish relationships with their legislators and community members to share stories of firearms owners.
Additional sponsorship opportunities available- if interested, contact Theresa Inacker via email Theresa@CNJFO.com
Fundraiser sponsored in part by: the Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners (CNJFO); Legacy Indoor Range and Armory.