to meet America’s Toughest Sheriff
Sheriff Joe Arpaio!
Friday, September 19, 2014
5:30pm – home-cooked, family dinner at the table with Joe and a dozen of our top donors! Expect great conversation! Tickets are $250 per person — includes the reception (with photo and boxers) and the main event.
6:30pm – we’ll retire to the living room for a private reception with Joe and 50 of our top donors! Tickets are $50 per person — includes a professional photo of you with Joe (emailed to you), a pair of Joe’s famous, pink, prison boxers, and the main event.
7:30pm – Join us in the backyard for our main event! Joe will tell stories about life as America’s toughest sheriff, plus you’ll have the chance to mingle with North Texas’ toughest activists! Tickets are $25 per person. Pink boxers will be on sale for $20 each.
Thank you for supporting the efforts of the NETTP PAC in Tarrant County!
Giving above and beyond is always appreciated.
Yes, but please note that tickets purchased via mail or in person are not confirmed until you receive an email confirmation. When you order, you must include your first and last name, email address, address, phone, occupation, and employer. Mail your check payable to NETTP PAC to 703 Peach Ct, Grapevine TX 76051. If you want to pay in person, you can do so at our NETTP meeting on Sept 8.
How will the money that is raised be used?
This is a fundraiser for the NE Tarrant Tea Party PAC. It’s a separate entity from NE Tarrant Tea Party, but we work hand-in-hand on local issues. While funds donated to NE Tarrant Tea Party are used for things like renting meeting space, making copies of flyers we pass out, etc, funds donated to the NETTP PAC go towards supporting candidates and issues. The tea party cannot legally campaign, but the PAC can. So we have to raise separate funds for the two groups. 100% of the profits from this fundraiser will be used to promote local candidates in the 2016 election.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No. All patriots of any age are welcome.
Do I need to purchase a ticket for my child?
Children 16 and under are free (except for the dinner). Just show up!
Do I have to pay online?
Yes, for now. With an event this size it is just easier to have all reservations compiled in one place. Plus, some of the registration information is legally required since we are a PAC. If we register only online, we know that all attendees have provided the appropriate info. Thank you for understanding!
If you attend the NE Tarrant Tea Party meeting on Sept 8, you may pay via check or cash in person and fill out the form there. If you cannot be at the meeting and want to pay by cash or check, email email@example.com.
What is the dress code for this event?
Come as you are! This is an outdoor event, so dress for a hot summer night! We suspect folks will be in all sorts of various attire, from super casual to business suits and everything inbetween.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, we will have your name on a list at the entry with the number of tickets you purchased.
What is the refund policy?
Because the money is going to a PAC, no refunds can be given. If you are unable to use your ticket, please sell or donate it to someone who can! No point in wasting it!
The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes. Just give the name at the door of the person whose name the ticket(s) is/are under.
Why is the price of the ticket so high? I can’t afford that!
We tried to offer tickets at a variety of prices to make sure everyone could participate at some level, while at the same time make the most money possible for our PAC. Tickets range from $25 to $50 to $250. Most everything NETTP does is offered for free so that anyone is able to participate, but the PAC is different. The PAC requires funds for publicizing our endorsements.
Is this event in someone’s home?
Yes. The owners are excited to be able to offer it to us for our use. Please be respectful and treat it better than your own!
Where do I park?
The home has a long, circle drive for guests to be dropped off if desired. Then the driver will need to go north out of the driveway and park in the neighborhood across the street. It will require a short walk to get to the party. We’ll have signs out pointing you in the right direction! We may even recruit a driver or two to run people back and forth.
Will there be food and drinks served at this event?
There will be food served at the dinner, of course. The reception will have hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks. At the main event, bottles of water will be available only.
If I buy a ticket, am I guaranteed dinner?
Yes. We are only selling 12 tickets, so everyone who buys a dinner ticket gets dinner with Joe. Seating assignments will be made based on who reserves their seats first. The first person will be right next to Joe, the second will be on his other side, the third/fourth/fifth will be directly across from him, etc.
Will Sheriff Arpaio be addressing the crowd? Will I have a chance to meet him?
The best chance to interact with Sheriff Arpaio will be at the more intimate dinner. At the reception, guests will get to take a photo with the Sheriff, and limited conversation can happen during that time. Sheriff Arpaio will speak for one hour during the main event. Whether he mingles with the crowd afterwards is entirely up to him!
What are the pink boxers all about???
Sheriff Joe is famous for the pink boxers his male prisoners are provided to wear! He says it keeps inmates from stealing them. He has a charity formed to keep youth out of trouble, and the pink boxers are his fundraiser for that organization. Everyone who goes to the dinner and/or the reception gets a pair of boxers thrown in! Guests at the main event will have the opportunity to purchase a pair for $20. ($10 goes to Joe’s charity, and $10 goes to NETTP PAC).
What else can you tell me about Sheriff Joe?
You probably know him as “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” a name given to him years ago by the media. It’s a name he certainly has earned as head of the nation’s third largest Sheriff’s Office which employs over 3400 people. But even before he became Sheriff in 1993, Joe Arpaio was one tough lawman. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1953, and as a Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas, NV, police officer for almost five years, Arpaio went on to build a federal law enforcement career and a reputation for fighting crime and drug trafficking around the world.
He began his career as a federal narcotics agent, establishing a stellar record in infiltrating drug organizations from Turkey to the Middle East to Mexico, Central, and South America to cities around the U.S. His expertise and success led him to top management positions around the world with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He concluded his remarkable federal career as head of the DEA for Arizona.
In 1992, Arpaio successfully campaigned to become the Sheriff of Maricopa County. Since then he has been reelected to an unprecedented six 4-year terms. During his tenure as Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arpaio has consistently earned high public approval ratings.
With over five decades experience in law enforcement, Arpaio knows what the public wants, “The public is my boss,” he says, “so I serve the public.” He has served them well by establishing several unique programs.
Arpaio has between 7500 – 10,000 inmates in his jail system. In August, 1993, he started the nation’s largest Tent City for convicted inmates. Two thousand convicted men and women serve their sentences in a canvas incarceration compound. It is a remarkable success story that has attracted the attention of government officials, presidential candidates, and media worldwide.
Of equal success and notoriety are his chain gangs, which contribute thousands of dollars of free labor to the community. The male chain gang, and the world’s first-ever female and juvenile chain gangs, clean streets, paint over graffiti, and bury the indigent in the county cemetery.
Also impressive are the Sheriff’s get tough policies. For example, he banned smoking, coffee, movies, pornographic magazines, and unrestricted TV in all jails. He has the cheapest meals in the U.S. too. The average meal costs between 15 and 40 cents, and inmates are fed only twice daily, to cut the labor costs of meal delivery. He even stopped serving them salt and pepper to save tax payers $20,000 a year.
Another program Arpaio is very well known for is the pink underwear he makes all inmates wear. Years ago, when the Sheriff learned that inmates were stealing jailhouse white boxers, Arpaio had all inmate underwear dyed pink for better inventory control. The same is true for the Sheriff’s handcuffs. When they started disappearing, he ordered pink handcuffs as a replacement.
Arpaio has started another controversial program on the website WWW.MCSO.org. Mugshots of all those arrested (about 300 per day) are posted on the Sheriff’s website as they are booked and processed into jail. Just under a million hits daily come into the website, making it one of the most visible law enforcement sites on the internet.
In addition to these tough measures, the Sheriff has launched rehabilitative programs like “Hard Knocks High,” the only accredited high school under a Sheriff in an American jail, and ALPHA, an anti-substance-abuse program that has greatly reduced recidivism.
As chief law enforcement officer for the county, Arpaio continues to reduce crime with hard-hitting enforcement methods. His deputies and detectives have solved several high-profile murder cases, including numerous child murders. The posse, whose ranks have increased to 3,000 members under Arpaio, is the nation’s largest volunteer posse. Posse men and women help in search and rescue and other traditional police work as well as in special operations like rounding up deadbeat parents, fighting prostitution, patrolling malls during holidays, and investigating animal cruelty complaints. The posse’s contributions are invaluable and essentially free to taxpayers.
No wonder Sheriff Arpaio has been profiled in over 4500 U.S. and foreign newspapers, magazines, and TV news programs. His leadership and the excellent work of his staff have catapulted the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office into the ranks of elite law enforcement agencies.
On a personal note, Sheriff Arpaio and his wife Ava have been married for over 56 years and have two children, both residing in the Phoenix area. The Arpaios have four grandchildren.
Arpaio looks forward to many more years as Sheriff of Maricopa County.