2018 Speakers
Keep Texas Red
Tamara Colbert June 11, 2018

Tamara Colbert

National Media Relations Director
Citizens for Self-Governance
Convention of States Project
Co-Director, Texas (COS)

"In the Age of Resist: Be Revolutionary"

Presentation Description: Tamara Colbert´s professional experience in public relations and media includes non-profit businesses, Fortune 1000 and technology start-ups. As a communications leader, she has worked in 70 countries building and training communications teams-sometimes on three continents simultaneously, as well as a documentary film producer.

In 2009, Tamara started a tea party thus launching a secondary career in politics and policy and grassroots activism. This led her to volunteering as the state director for the Convention of States Project Texas in 2013 after it launched. Starting with just a handful of volunteers, the COS Texas team now has more than 156,000 activists in every state house district in Texas.

After logging in hundreds of miles in the 84th & 85th sessions (plus the Special Session) on the soles of her Lucchese´s at the Texas Capitol, the COS Texas activities and leaders worked with all but one of the Republican state representatives and state senators in successfully passing their Article V resolution on May 4, 2017, with 289 activists sitting the gallery representing 81 house districts.

Today, she is leading as the co-director for the state bringing up new leaders and simultaneously working as the National Media Director for the Convention of States Project and Citizens for Self-Governance, the parent organization. She launched an all-volunteer internal public relations/media training program three years ago with 30 volunteers in 27 states, which have delivered more than $5.5 million in earned media and publicity for the Convention of States Project.

The 12th great granddaughter of Captain Miles Standish, Tamara is a wife and mother of three boys, including one serving in the U.S. Air Force overseas. Among her other personal interests is her fascination of U.S. history, outdoor activities and a special fondness for humanitarian causes.