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Citizens Defending Freedom is an organization that empowers and equips American citizens to defend their freedoms and liberties at the local level. By streamlining and simplifying activism, we support and champion American citizens who want to stand up for their independence.
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Team

Jack Knocke
Jack Knocke
Nassau County - Executive Director
Rich Lamken
Rich Lamken
Board of Advisors
James H.K. Bruner, Esq.
James H.K. Bruner, Esq.
Board of Advisors/Attorney

Updates

Upcoming Nassau CDF Meeting! Thursday, February 8, 5:30 pm @ American Beach Community Center

2024-01-24
After missing meetings in December and January due to illness and a death in the family, we are back in American Beach on Thursday, February 8th! The main meeting will start at 5:30 and last until 7:00. We will also have a special CDF School Team meeting that will be from 4:30 - 5:15 to discuss current school projects.  Invitation only.  Call if you would like to attend and get involved. Our presentation will include:
  • Remnant Alliance Pastor/congregation initiative
  • Local projects underway and ready to start
  • Local elections - candidates, issues,  concerns, action plans, voter registration
  • Brave books donations to Nassau elementary schools
  • School curriculum, mental health programs, surveys, books removed, student achievement
  • Public official outreach
  • Liberty Pastor Conference
... and much more. Christian Heritage/Independence Day Parade Nassau Vision 2050 -  We need citizens on this team.   Let's gear up for a great 2024 in Nassau County!  CDF needs YOUR expertise and volunteer time to make it happen! Any questions?  Email us at NassauCDF@gmail.com!

Nassau CDF speaks out in SUPPORT of Mayor NOT reading Transgender Day of Remembrance Proclamation!

2023-11-13
The local LBGTQ group pressured the Fernandina Beach Mayor to read a false narrative 'Transgender Day of Remembrance' Proclamation on November 7th, at the City Commissioners meeting. After initially agreeing to read this proclamation, the Mayor received a lot of push back from the community.  Nassau CDF was part of that pushback!  The day before the meeting the mayor DECLINED to read the proclamation, but did allow another City Commissioner to read this false narrative, political proclamation.  After the Proclamation was read, another city commissioner stated that he did NOT support this document and it's political contents. Great job Nassau CDF and all local patriots! James Bruner, a Nassau CDF volunteer, thanked the Mayor for standing strong.  Click on the link below to see Bruner Speak!   Starting at 2:03 20 City of Fernandina Beach 11/7 City Commission Meeting    

#GivingTuesday with CDF and Brave Books!

2023-11-01
CDF’s Be BRAVE Book Campaign
This year for #GivingTuesday, we are excited to announce our partnership with BRAVE Books to provide an alternative to the epidemic of obscene and inappropriate books that are rampant in our nation’s school libraries. We have been fighting incredibly hard to have inappropriate books taken off school library shelves, and we now have an opportunity to give back to those school districts.   Help us reach our goal to receive enough donations by midnight on Giving Tuesday, November 28, to be able to deliver 500 books to school districts in need of wholesome content. Ready to lend a hand?
GIVE NOW!
Children Love These Books! For each donation of $10 or more, we will donate a BRAVE book to a school district in one of our counties!   Notch It Up! Give $50 or more and we will donate a book, PLUS you will be entered to win a custom Stanley tumbler!   Feeling Really Generous? Make your donation of $100 or more to have a book donated, your name entered to win that Stanley, AND get special recognition on our CDF Show and on social media in December, how cool is that?!
So, what is Giving Tuesday?   Giving Tuesday is a global movement, occurring annually on the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving. It serves as a counterbalance to the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, redirecting the focus to acts of kindness and charitable giving.   Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to support the causes that matter to you. We hope you will support CDF in our mission to give back to children in the school districts we work so hard to protect, and to continue our work to equip and empower American citizens to stand for and preserve freedom for themselves and future generations.
GIVE NOW!
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds” - Hebrews 10:24

Great Nassau CDF News!

2023-10-30
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Oct. 26, 2023 Nassau County Citizens Defending Freedom leads the charge in having explicit books reviewed FERNANDINA BEACH, FL–After battling for over a year to have sexually explicit books removed from local schools, parents and Nassau County Citizens Defending Freedom are finally seeing forward momentum. Last year, Nassau County Citizens Defending Freedom began identifying and challenging books that contain sexually explicit and graphic content. Many of the books, such as Tricks by Ellen Hopkins, A Court of Mist and Fury and A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah Maas, have been reviewed, rated as containing “harmful and obscene content,” and ultimately removed by numerous school districts across the nation. Regardless of how other districts handled the removal of these books, the Nassau County School District initially pushed back their review and removal. Jack Knocke, Executive Director for Nassau County Citizens Defending Freedom, sent countless emails, made calls and attended school board meetings to plead with the board to remove books that were deemed inappropriate. His dedicated and persistent efforts, as well as countless parents and members of the community, have finally made an impact. The superintendent of Nassau County Schools notified Knocke that they have removed several books for review and will continue to identify and review problematic books moving forward. “It shouldn’t take months for a school district to take action and remove books that contain demonstrably obscene and explicit content from their shelves,” Knocke stated. “Nassau County Citizens Defending Freedom wants to personally thank our Superintendent and the School Board for acting responsibly to get offensive books that violate state statutes out of the hands of children. Our school libraries are no place to have books like these.”

the time is now

Citizens Defending Freedom believes in upholding all fundamental freedoms, as outlined in our founding documents: The Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and Federalist Papers.

When we join together, we become a mighty voice and strong force within our local communities. Help us initiate change!