Convention Special Edition – GAGOP Grassroots Newsletter: August 29, 2012Posted by chris on Aug 29, 2012
August 29th, 2012
“Barack Obama hasn’t even run a garage sale, or seen the inside of a lemonade stand”
- Reince Priebus 8/28/12
1:00 PM – Murray County GOP – Booth at Business Expo
6:00 PM – Floyd County GOP Headquarters – Grand Opening and Convention Watch
7:00 PM – Fulton County Republicans – Republican National Convention Watching Party
8:00 AM – Houston County Republican Party September Monthly Meeting
6:30 PM – Cobb Young Republican Monthly Meeting
12:00 PM – Murray County GOP Lunch with Brian Kemp
7:45 AM – Gwinnett GOP Monthly Breakfast Rally
8:00 AM – Cobb GOP September Breakfast
8:00 AM – Fayette County Republican Party Pancake Breakfast
10:00 AM – North DeKalb Republican Women – September Meeting
12:00 PM – Union County Republican Party 25th Annual BBQ
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Did You Know?
This week’s Republican National Convention is the 40th in the history of the GOP.
Blast from the Past
Reagan/Bush 1980 – At the 1980 Republican National Convention in Detroit, Michigan.
News from the RNC
The Big Fail: Obama’s Pre-Convention Polling Slump
The Economy Remains Voters’ Most Important Issue; Voters Continue To Have Greater Confidence In Romney’s Ability To Handle The Economy
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From The Chairman’s Desk
On Tuesday night, I was joined on the floor of the 2012 Republican National Convention by 75 fellow Georgia Delegates. As a group, we had the great fortune of casting 72 votes for Governor Mitt Romney, who crossed the threshold and is now the official Republican presidential nominee! It was an exciting moment for our Party, and a monumental occasion for our nation.
Later in the evening, we were privileged to hear from dozens of proud Republican leaders, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, rising star Mia Love of Utah and new Alabama Republican Artur Davis. One speech truly stood out, however, and that was delivered by Mrs. Ann Romney – the next First Lady of the United States of America!
Ann spoke to the Convention not as an elected official or a politician, but rather as a patriot, a proud wife and a brave woman. The speech itself was remarkable, but the message within was truly inspiring.
Let’s Cover Georgia: A Sign in Every Yard, a Sign on Every Corner
This election is a battle for the core values of America. Do we want a country of and by Washington…or a nation of and by a free people? For us to continue to live in a free America, we MUST replace Barack Obama.
The GAGOP is the only entity in the state fully committed to electing a Republican President. Help us spread our message to every corner of our state! With a contribution of just…
$5, you can help buy three yard signs.
$25, you can help buy fourteen yard signs.
$100, you can help buy fifty-nine yard signs.
And with a contribution of $1,000, you can help buy enough yard signs so that every Republican in an entire precinct can proudly display their strong Republican support!
Let’s cover Georgia!
Convention Update from Fulton GOP Chairman Roger Bonds
Dear GOP Patriots,
We are counting down the days and hours here at the National Convention in Tampa. And so is every conservative all over the country and much of the world. The energy here is nothing short of incredible as we take this historic step to unseat Obama and turn this nation around. The Republican Platform has been published.
To participate in the Convention from home, go to www.ConventionWithoutWalls.com. It’s impressive. But make sure you come to our Convention Watching Party on Thursday evening! Check out the details below.
Frank Luntz Presents GAGOP With Ronald Reagan Painting
At the Georgia Republican Delegation’s breakfast on Monday, renowned commentator and pollster Frank Luntz made a guest appearance to meet and speak with Georgia Republicans! In addition to delivering an informative and entertaining speech to the group, Frank surprised all by donating a beautiful Steve Penley painting of Ronald Reagan to the Georgia Republican Party. The picture will look fabulous in our HQ, and will constantly remind the Party what we are fighting for!
Thank you for all that you do, Frank!
Fulton GOP Hosting Convention Watching Party
Please review the following invitation from the Fulton County Republican Party:
Where will you be when our next President accepts the Republican Presidential Nomination? Join Us and Watch History in the Making on Thursday, August 30th at Fulton County Republican Party Headquarters in Sandy Springs starting at 7:00PM.
Watch the Republican National Convention in the company of your fellow Republican friends – or make new friends in the Fulton GOP, the Great Opportunity Party!
Additional details are as follows:
Fulton County Republicans – Republican National Convention Watching Party
Thursday, August 30th at 7:00 PM
Fulton County GOP HQ
5920 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
For additional information, please visit the Fulton County Republican Party online at www.fultongop.org.
Alec Poitevint Honored by the Georgia Republican Party
At the Welcome Brunch for the Georgia Delegation to the 2012 Republican National Convention, the Georgia Republican Party and Chairman Sue P. Everhart paid tribute to National Committeeman Alec Poitevint, who is concluding his final term representing Georgia on the Republican National Committee.
Chairman Everhart was joined in giving thanks by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, as well as Georgia-based artist Steve Penley, who presented Alec with a one-of-a-kind portrait.
Please join the Georgia Republican Party in recognizing Alec Poitevint for all of his efforts for our Party!
Floyd County GOP Hosting HQ Grand Opening & Convention Party
On Thursday, August 30th, the Floyd County Republican Party will gather in Rome for the Grand Opening of the Floyd GOP Campaign HQ! The the event, the Party will also be hosting a Republican National Convention Watch Party, as we anxiously await Governor Mitt Romney’s official acceptance of the Republican presidential nomination.
Light refreshments will be served, and the event is free and open to all Georgia Republicans!
Additional details are as follows:
Floyd County GOP Headquarters – Grand Opening and Convention Watch Party
Thursday, August 30th at 6:00 PM
Floyd County GOP HQ
337 Broad Street
Rome, GA 30161
For additional information, please contact the Floyd County Republican Party at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We Believe in America: 2012 Republican Party Platform
This week, the Republican National Committee released the 2012 Republican Party Platform – ‘We Believe in America!’
The guiding document for our Party for the next four years, the Platform focuses on the following pillars:
Restoring the American Dream:Rebuilding the Economy and Creating Jobs
We The People: A Restoration of Constitutional Government
America’s Natural Resources: Energy, Agriculture and the Environment
Reforming Government to Serve the People
Renewing American Values to Build Healthy Families, Great Schools and Safe Neighborhoods
Around Town: Georgia Republicans Take On Tampa Bay
This week, the Georgia Republican Delegation to the 2012 Republican National Convention has traveled around Tampa Bay, taking in the sights, sounds and even tastes of the Convention. With nearly 500 total Georgians in attendance, our state’s Delegation has left their mark on Tampa Bay. It is sure to be a week of memories to last a lifetime!
Please enjoy some of the sights from the 2012 Republican National Convention:
GAGOP Chairman Everhart Statement on the 2012 Republican National Convention
TAMPA BAY – This week, Georgia Republican Party Chairman Sue P. Everhart released the following statement regarding the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, Florida:
“Serving as the Chairman of Georgia’s Republican National Convention Delegation, I am honored and privileged to lead our state as we join with Republicans from across this great country to officially select Governor Mitt Romney as our Party’s presidential nominee. As one of the five largest Delegations to this year’s Convention, Georgia Republicans are uniquely positioned to lead our Party this week, and the Peach State is sure to take center stage throughout.
“The 2012 Republican National Convention is the starting gun for our Party’s race to take back the White House in November, and will ultimately guide the Republican Party forward for the next four years. I look forward to being a part of this historic event!”
Connect With the ‘Convention Without Walls’
This year, for the first time ever, the Republican National Convention is bringing you the nomination excitement using the power of Facebook and Google with its Convention Without Walls program. The goal is to reach out to more people than ever before and provide a dynamic, high-tech experience that will combine websites, social media, live chats, mobile apps, streaming video and webcasting.
So even if you cannot make it to Tampa Bay, be among the first to get involved by signing up for the Convention Without Walls Facebook app. Are you ready to attend the Convention Without Walls? Great! Get started here: http://connect.gopconvention2012.com/.
In the Headlines: Snellville’s Kathy Hildebrand is Delegate to GOP Convention
The Republican National Convention opened on Aug. 27., and Kathy Hildebrand, of Snellville, is one of nine Gwinnett County residents representing the state. A total of 76 delegates represent Georgia at the convention in Tampa, Fl.
Snellville Patch spoke with Hildebrand while she was on a short break in between speeches and events.
Hildebrand hoped from the beginning that Paul Ryan would be a presidential candidate, so when she heard he was running as VP she couldn’t have been more excited.
She hopes that the conversation during the debates will focus on the economy, which she feels the Democrats are attempting to avoid at all costs.
Click here to continue reading this article in the Snellville Patch.
Senator Johnny Isakson Attends GOP Convention
During this week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, Florida, the Georgia Delegation has been joined by many of our state’s leaders and elected officials. Among the group, Georgia’s Senator Johnny Isakson has been a constant and reliable presence for our state, taking time to meet with Delegates and media, alike. The GAGOP is honored to have the Senator with us at the 2012 Republican National Convention!
Please enjoy some of the pictures that Senator Isakson has shared from his experience in Tampa Bay thus far:
Senator Isakson meets with commentator Charles Krauthammer
Senator Isakson interview on the Fox Business Channel with Neil Cavuto
Senator Isakson stops by Radio Row to interview with the Glenn Pav Show
Photos courtesy of Senator Johnny Isakson.
This week, the Georgia Republican Party was deeply saddened by the loss of two dear friends and supporters, Howell Teasley and Joyce Borden.
The father of State Representative Sam Teasley, Mr. Howell Teasley passed away last week in Blue Ridge. Writes Rep. Sam Teasley: “Dad’s life was marked by a consistent, humble walk with God. He lived out the message of the Gospel – he was committed to reconciliation with God in his own heart and to reconciling relationships here on earth. I have never known a more Godly man in his heart for people and in his actions and deeds. It has long been my aim as a husband, a father, and a man to live life the way he did.” The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Howell Teasley’s name to the Mountain Area Christian Academy.
Joyce Borden, the mother of Georgia Republican Amy Borden, also passed away this week in Conyers. A precious mother and wife who will be greatly missed by all, Joyce loved music, books and was full of laughter and love.
Please join the Georgia Republican Party in keeping the families and friends of of Howell and Joyce in your thoughts and prayers. May they rest in peace.
Picture of the Week
On Monday, August 27th, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus gavels the start of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, Florida!
Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
GAGOP Events – Send us your Photos!
Has your local, county or district GOP organization hosted or participated in any events recently? If so, we would love to hear about the details and share them with Republicans all across Georgia!
Send your events and photos to Chris Kelleher at Chris@gagop.org, and keep an eye out for your organization to be featured in a future GAGOP Newsletter!
Help Lead the Charge Today!
The Georgia Republican Party is fully committed to electing a Republican President in 2012. However, Victory won’t be achieved simply because we won the last elections. Victory can only be achieved by working hard each and every day to win the next elections. President Obama and the Democrats are targeting Georgia and could spend as much as $30 million to win our state. There’s too much at stake to leave this election to chance. Please consider contributing $15, $25, $50 or any amount to help Georgia do its part to send Barack Obama back to Chicago!