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Sound policies brought about the greatest economy for America’s most underserved communities with record low unemployment and skyrocketing wages for the most distressed Americans. Solutions such as low taxes, reasonable regulation, and worker prioritization worked for all Americans — and the results speak for themselves. The America First Policy Institute (AFPI) will always strive for greater access to capital, food security, and clean drinking water while supporting entrepreneurship, capital inflow to opportunity zones, and family unification. AFPI is determined to lift up our forgotten men, women, and children and to ensure they are forgotten no more.

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Jack Brewer Chair, Center for Opportunity Now and Vice-Chair, Center for 1776

Jack Brewer was raised in Grapevine, Texas, and serves as the Chair of the Center for Opportunity Now, and Vice-Chair of the Center for 1776 at AFPI. Recently, Brewer was an Advisory Board Member of Black Voices for Trump. In 2004, he started his own firm, the Brewer Group, where he serves as Chief Executive Officer and Portfolio Manager. His global charity efforts have delivered millions in emergency aid and currently provide programs to thousands living in extreme poverty.  He is a White House appointee on the Congressional Commission for the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, and is currently a Professor at Fordham Gabelli School of Business, where he has created curriculum tailored for transitioning athletes and prisoners. Brewer was a team captain for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. Brewer attended Southern Methodist University where he was a two-sport athlete, breaking the Disney World Classic record in triple jump, and was an All-American candidate as a wide receiver in football. He later transferred to the University of Minnesota, where he continued as an All-Big Ten athlete in track and football and served as the team captain. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Minnesota by the age of 22. Brewer resides in Florida with his wife, Cortney, and has four children: Jared, Laesha, Jackson, and Zayah.

“If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.”

Luke 9:23

Garrison Grisedale Policy Analyst, Center for Opportunity Now and Center for American Values

Garrison Grisedale is from Morgan Hill, California, and serves as a Policy Analyst for the Center for Opportunity Now and the Center for Second Chances at AFPI. Previously, Garrison served as the Speechwriter to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Ben Carson and as the Deputy White House Liaison for HUD. After his time in the Trump Administration, Garrison moved to Alaska’s Bristol Bay region, where he spent a season as a fly-fishing guide at a fly-out lodge located in Katmai National Park. Prior to his time in Washington, Garrison attended Hillsdale College in Michigan and majored in Political Science. Garrison currently lives in Arlington, Virginia, and can usually be found fly fishing (and teaching his friends!) in his spare time.

“What has been, will be again; what has been done, will be done again; There is nothing new under the sun.”

Ecclesiastes 1:9

Javon Price Policy Analyst, Center for Opportunity Now; Center for American Values; and Center for American Security

Javon Price is from Fairfax, Virginia, and serves as a Policy Analyst in the Center for Opportunity Now, the Center for Second Chances, and the Center for American Security for AFPI. Price most recently worked in the United States House of Representatives as a Staff Assistant for Congressman Byron Donalds of Florida, Previously, Price interned for the White House Domestic Policy Council and the Office of American Innovation. He also interned for the Republican Governors Association and the Republican Attorneys General Association. Additionally, Price is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he studied International Politics with a focus on Security. Price is a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in the Reserves from 2017-2020. He left the Air Force as a Senior Airman (E-4). When Price is not focused on politics or his studies, he enjoys watching the Dallas Cowboys compete every Sunday. Outside of football season, he is a huge fan of the Georgetown Hoyas Basketball Team and the Washington Nationals.

“The future is for those who prepare for it today.”

Malcolm X

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