Bender for Senate - Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist special guest at Bender campaign border security forum in Nashua

Jim Bender - US Senate 2010

Bender campaign to host informational forum with Minuteman founder

Jim Gilchrist to address border security and illegal immigration

Hollis, NH-  The Jim Bender for US Senate Campaign will be hosting a forum entitled,
”No Compromise: Secure our Borders Tight and Solid” Forum and breakfast with special guest speaker Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project on Wednesday, September 1st. The event will be held at Bickford’s Family Restaurant in Nashua.  Along with Jim Bender and Jim Gilchrist, Dr. Bruce Reeves CEO of AssureTec Systems in Manchester will also serve as a panelist.

The discussion will focus on the issues surrounding the Arizona immigration law, the failure of the Federal government to act on illegal immigration, proposed solutions and how to secure our borders.  Illegal immigration is an important issue for voters and is a crucial part of Jim’s campaign message and the core of the problem is career politicians who haven’t been able to tackle the problem. 

"We need a common sense approach to illegal immigration,” said Jim.  “The first thing we have to do is secure our borders tight and solid and need to institute an employment verification system with severe penalties for companies that hire illegal immigrants.  Amnesty is an unsound policy because everyone should play by the same rules and to pass an immigration reform bill that contains an amnesty provision is wrong.  I am thrilled to have Jim Gilchrist with us at this forum to express his opinions and insight on the illegal immigration problem on our southern borders.”

Gilchrist started the Minuteman Project in October 2004 and has successfully been supporting law enforcement in fighting for the First Amendment for years. 

No Comprise: Secure our Borders Tight and Solid” breakfast forum will be held at Bickford’s Family Restaurant at 356 Amherst Street in Nashua starting at 8:30am and is open to the public.  To register, please contact Karen Byron at 603-465-9700 or


*About the Minuteman Project:  The Minuteman Project is a Multi-Ethnic Immigration Law Enforcement Advocacy Group operating within the law to support enforcement of the law

*About Jim Gilchrist: Jim founded the multi-ethnic Minuteman Project on Oct. 1, 2004, after years of frustrated efforts trying to get a neglectful U.S. government to simply enforce existing immigration laws.  Mr. Gilchrist is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and recipient of the Purple Heart award for wounds sustained while serving with an infantry unit in Vietnam, 1968 - 1969.  He is a passionate defender of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and an avid supporter of law enforcement organizations.

*About Jim Bender:   Jim Bender is a Republican candidate for US Senate in New Hampshire. He is a business leader with extensive experience building businesses in the consumer and high tech world. As a Washington outsider and expert in technology, finance, and economics, Jim will bring his private sector expertise and fresh outlook to the challenges facing New Hampshire. He will work to return jobs and economic growth to New Hampshire while he ensures that fiscal responsibility, good governance, and trust are returned to Washington.

*About Bruce Reeves: Bruce Reeves, Ph.D. serves as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company. Dr. Reeves has over twenty-five years of experience in start-up ventures, and has spent over ten years in high-tech business and product development, including five years with General Electric Company on several new business development operations.

*About AssureTec:  AssureTec makes the world’s most advanced ID authentication system for identity documents such as passports, visas, driver’s licenses, military IDs, social security cards, alien registration cards. They are located in Manchester, NH.