Chairman’s Welcome: June 27, 2012Posted by chris on Jun 27, 2012
One vote can make a big difference.
In our American Democracy, millions of votes are cast each and every day for a wide variety of legislation, referendums, local government and elected officials. Each vote, regardless of how consequential or trivial it may feel, has an undeniable and lasting effect on our Nation.
In fact, tomorrow the U.S. Supreme Court will decide the fate of ObamaCare, and it is highly possible that it will come down to just one vote – one vote that will decide one of the largest and most highly-anticipated Supreme Court decisions of our lifetimes. When put into perspective, it is hard not to see the overwhelming importance that a single vote can carry.
As my friend, esteemed columnist and Pastor Emeritus Nelson Price once wrote, “Why vote? Because your vote counts and can actually be the determining vote… One vote gave the presidency of the U.S. to Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876. In 1776, English, not German, was made the official language of America by one vote… By one vote, the pope was declared infallible. By one vote, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Texas were admitted to the United States.”
Why do I share this with you today? Because in Georgia, your vote means more than ever before. According to Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s latest monthly data, Georgia’s ever-changing demographics have begun to reflect upon our state’s voter registration rolls. Since 2008, the percentage of White voter registration in Georgia has fallen from 65% to just 60%, while the share of African-American and ‘Other’ has steadily risen.
The fact of the matter is that Georgia’s political, social and demographical landscape is changing steadily, and our Party must not rest on our laurels, or else we risk almost-certain defeat. It is a necessity that we continue to grow our Party – with both traditional and non-traditional Republican voters – in order to maintain and cement our long-term GOP leadership across Georgia. We have made great strides with our coalition groups, including the Georgia Black Republican Council, the Asian-American Coalition and the Faith-Based Outreach Coalition, but much work is left to be done.
Click here to contact the Georgia Republican Party’s Outreach & Coalition Chairmen.
Monday, October 8th is the Voter Registration Deadline for the November election, and every day between now and then will be focused on registering, mobilizing and turning out our voters for victory. Each and every vote counts, and now more than ever we must ensure that every door is knocked on, every phone rings and every voter has the opportunity to make a difference in Georgia and across the nation.
Our very future depends on it.
All my best,
P.S. Do you or someone you know want to register to become a Georgia Voter? If so, you can access the State of Georgia Application for Voter Registration by clicking here. Once registered, Absentee Ballots can be requested leading up to the election by clicking here.