WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–President Trump offered his “blessing” to a private solution to build a wall on the southern border before agreeing to temporarily reopen the government on Friday. As reported by the New York Times, President Trump offered his “blessing” to the project launched on GoFundMe by triple-amputee Iraq war veteran Brian Kolfage on a phone call with WeBuildTheWall Inc.’s Kris Kobach.
“Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are not negotiating in good faith and so we’re moving forward to do what career politicians have failed to get done for decades. We are honored to have the President’s blessing.”
“After three-plus decades we are not convinced Congress will find a viable solution in three weeks,” Kobach said after President Trump announced the deal to reopen the government. “That’s why we are moving forward to secure sections of the border privately and the President has blessed our private approach.”
Officers of WeBuildTheWall, Inc. say that the decision to reopen the government will have no impact on their plans to start building segments of the border wall on private property.
“In our discussions with President Trump on Wednesday it was clear that the President is doing everything he can to honor his signature campaign promise and that includes our private solution,” WeBuildTheWall Inc.’s Founder and President Brian Kolfage said. “Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are not negotiating in good faith and so we’re moving forward to do what career politicians have failed to get done for decades. We are honored to have the President’s blessing.”
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WeBuildTheWall, Inc. Advances US Southern Border Wall Plans as GoFundMe Opt-in period concludes on April 14th
WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WeBuildTheWall, Inc. announced that the last day for those donors who contributed before January 11 to opt-in at the GoFundMe page is April 14. Per a January 11 update, donors to the precedent-setting GoFundMe were given the choice of opting in or out of supporting WeBuildTheWall, Inc., a non-profit organization that is funding the private construction of our desperately-needed U.S. Southern Border Wall. Over the past 90 days, nearly a quarter of a million of original GoFundMe supporters — representing a rate of nearly 94 percent — have opted in.
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“The opt-in to opt-out ratio has been incredible,” triple-amputee war hero and WeBuildTheWall CEO Brian Kolfage said. “94% of the people we’ve been able to reach have chosen to back the new plan compared to 6% who have chosen to get an immediate refund. The frustrating thing is that we’ve had a hard time reaching about a quarter of the donors to get a response one way or the other.” He added, “We are doing everything we can to reach the remaining outstanding donors. We know if we could reach them that the data shows more than 90% would enthusiastically support the new plan. It’s unfortunate that due to issues with email deliverability and incomplete data that everyone who donated will not have the opportunity to make a choice.”
Kolfage concluded, “Our donors have been amazing; and I would like to thank all of them for their patience, as we have focused on making sure that their contributions will be applied toward the mission of building the wall on private land.”
With more than $20 million in funds raised in the past four months the WeBuildTheWall team has already identified multiple interested property owners in three states. Some property has been ruled out for a variety of reasons, but other property has been selected because the need for a barrier there is extremely urgent, and the building can be done in a cost-effective manner.
“We expect our barrier, which will conform to the publicly issued standards issued by the Department of Homeland Security, will be at least 50% less than the federal government’s cost per mile,” said WeBuildTheWall General Counsel and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
New donors are invited to donate at the GoFundMe page, while original donors, who have not yet opted in, are invited to Click Here and, when prompted, enter their original email address to have their donation count towards current and future WeBuildTheWall security wall efforts.
CORRECTING and REPLACING Recording Artist Joy Villa to join “MAGA All-Stars” at Town Hall on the Private Effort to Build the Wall on Thursday March 14 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan at 7pm EDT
WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In the headline and first paragraph, first sentence of release, the name of the venue should read: Cobo Center.
“America’s lack of border security has an impact on more than just the states on the southern border”
The corrected release reads:
RECORDING ARTIST JOY VILLA TO JOIN “MAGA ALL-STARS” AT TOWN HALL ON THE PRIVATE EFFORT TO BUILD THE WALL ON THURSDAY MARCH 14 AT COBO CENTER IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN AT 7PM EDT
One America News Network OANN to Broadcast the event live from 7-8pm EDT
Gateway Pundit to host internet livestream with audience Q&A after the national broadcast
Fresh off appearing at the Grammy’s in a “Build the Wall Dress”, recording artist Joy Villa will join border security advocates Steve Bannon, Kris Kobach, Sheriff Clarke, Tom Tancredo, Angel Parents Mary Ann Mendoza and Steve Ronnebeck, border and cartel expert Brandon Darby and other concerned activists from Michigan and will join We Build the Wall Founder and triple amputee USAF veteran Brian Kolfage at the Cobo Center in Detroit on Thursday March 14, from 7pm-9:00pm EDT. Attendance tickets are limited and available at click here.
“America’s lack of border security has an impact on more than just the states on the southern border,” WeBuildTheWall founder and President Brian Kolfage said. “The rise in opiate, fentanyl and methamphetamines addiction, overdose deaths and increased crime in the Michigan Ohio corridor has been directly and inextricably linked to the Mexican cartels and our lax border security. This is an opportunity for people to hear directly from our nation’s most knowledgeable US southern border security experts and advocates and ask questions directly about our historic project and the movement we’re building to accomplish what our elected politicians have failed to do.”
President Trump has given his blessing to the group and recently shared an editorial from WeBuildTheWall advisory board member and Angel Mom Mary Ann Mendoza. Mendoza and Angel Dad Steve Ronnebeck have became regulars at President Trump’s campaign rallies, and will both appear on stage at the Town Hall to share their experience and passion to make a difference for all American citizens.
“My son is dead because our border isn’t secure,” Mendoza said. “I’m here to fight for your families and sons and daughters. We’ve put together an incredible program that really looks at the challenge of securing our border from every angle. Our goal is to go past the sound bites and have a deeper conversation about what is both a critical and complex issue and motivate Americans to win.”
One America News Network, “OANN” will exclusively broadcast the event live from 7:00pm-8:00pm with Host Neil McCabe. Thereafter, the entire remaining event will be live streamed on the internet by co-sponsor Gateway Pundit and made available at their website and streamed at WeBuildTheWall’s Youtube and Facebook, with moderator Jennifer Lawrence. Submit your questions to https://twitter.com/NeilWMcCabe2 and https://twitter.com/gatewaypundit.
OANN can be found on these news providers: AT&T U-verse – 208 (SD) and 1208 (HD), CenturyLink PRISM – 208 (SD) and 1208 (HD), DirecTV – 347, GCI – 64 (SD) and 703 (HD), Verizon FiOS – 116 (SD) and 616 (HD).