GAGOP Grassroots Newsletter: August 15, 2012Posted by chris on Aug 14, 2012
August 15th, 2012
“There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.”
- Ronald Reagan
6:30 PM – Oconee GOP Headquarters Open House
8:00 AM – Senator Jim Tysinger Saturday Morning Breakfast Forum
9:00 AM – Rockdale GOP Monthly Breakfast Meeting
5:00 PM – Barrow County Republican Party Annual Republican BBQ
7:30 PM – Barrow County Republican Party Monthly Meeting
7:00 AM – General Primary Runoff
7:00 PM – Cobb Regional Republican Women
4:30 PM – Armstrong Atlantic State University College Republicans
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Did You Know?
On this week in 1945, it was announced by U.S. President Truman that Japan had surrendered unconditionally. The surrender ended World War II.
Blast from the Past
In 1990, Georgia’s Republican Gubernatorial Nominee Johnny Isakson cuts the ribbon at the opening of his Augusta Campaign HQ.
News from the RNC
The Big Fail: The Not-So-Affordable-After-All Care Act
Despite Obama’s Promises That ObamaCare Would Make Health Insurance Coverage More Affordable To Families, Obama Is Leaving More Americans On Their Own
Would you like to stay ahead of the curve and receive real-time updates from the GAGOP each and every day?
If so, we encourage you to take a moment to get more involved in the Georgia Republican Party’s social media outlets!
From The Chairman’s Desk
Today, I am thrilled to announce that the Georgia Republican Party is continuing to innovate, grow and expand our reach to all corners of our great state. As a valued member of our grassroots team, I would like to personally introduce you to the first-of-its-kind GAGOP Coalitions program!
Working with the Georgia Republican Party’s grassroots advocacy groups, auxiliary organizations and interest-based partners, we have launched a centralized base to mobilize our team for victory in November! Providing an unparalleled opportunity to network with like-minded Republicans, attend events specifically suited towards your unique interests and receive pertinent and regular updates from our various outreach organizations, GAGOP Coalitions will give our Party the undeniable upper-hand in the field, on the ballot and at the polls!
Whether you would like to join an existing GAGOP Coalition or even start your own, the time to act is now!
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!
Letter From National Committeeman Alec Poitevint
THANK YOU! If no other message is remembered from this e-mail, let it be an expression of gratitude to all of you, my fellow Georgia Republicans. You have honored me many times, and I deeply appreciate it. Four times, you elected me as your State Party Chairman. Another five times, you selected me to serve as National Committeeman, representing you on the Republican National Committee (RNC). Through the years, we have worked hard together and been part of achieving great victories.
When we started together these many years ago, being a Georgia Republican defined being a minority. Now, we can say with pride that every statewide office is held by a Republican, the State House and State Senate are controlled by Republicans, both U.S. Senators are Republican, as is an overwhelming majority of the Congressional Delegation. Only with continued dedication can we hope to enjoy success in the future. I know I can depend on you, and you on me.
We are only days away from gathering in Tampa for the National Convention. It has been a privilege to be the Chairman of the Committee on Arrangements (COA)—the group responsible for officially conducting this tremendous event. When the Convention gavels to a close on Thursday night, August 30, it will mark the end of my service on the Republican National Committee.
Save the Date: 3rd Annual Paulding GOP Golf Tournament!
Floyd GOP Hosts Annual Rally at Tillman Hangar!
On Saturday, August 11th, the Floyd County Republican Party hosted the 8th Annual Republican Rally at the Tillman Hangar! Taking place in Rome, GA, the Rally at the Hangar featured a BBQ lunch and speeches from some of the Georgia Republican Party’s best and brightest elected officials, including Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, Congressmen Tom Graves and Phil Gingrey, Attorney General Sam Olens and many more! Taking place on the heels of Governor Romney’s announcement of Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate, the excitement level at the Rally was at an all-time high!
Please enjoy some of the sights from the Rally at the Hangar:
Would you like to get involved with the Floyd County Republican Party? If so, please visit: www.floydgop.org.
Americans for Prosperity Hosting Georgia E3 Summit
Please review the following invitation from the Americans for Prosperity Foundation Georgia:
Join hundreds of grassroots activists for a day of training & strategy to address the three greatest issues facing Georgia – the economy, energy & education reform. Join WSJ & Fox News Contributor Stephen Moore, JunkScience’s Steve Milloy, GA Tech Economist Christine Ries and more! A dozen expert panel breakout sessions, and the unveiling of the People’s Tax Reform Toolkit! Tickets – $25 (Adult) $15 (Student) $45 (Bring A Friend) $75 (Family of 4+) $200 (VIP)
Additional details are as follows:
AFP Georgia E3 Summit
Saturday, August 25th from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Murray Arts Center – Mr. Paran Christian School
1275 Stanley Road
Kennesaw, GA 30152
To register, please visit: www.GeorgiaE3Summit.com.
9th District GOP Primary Runoff Debate
After ending in a virtual tie in the 9th District’s July 31st Republican Primary Election, State Representative Doug Collins and Martha Zoller are headed to a Primary Runoff Election on Tuesday, August 21st. In advance of the Runoff, the 9th District Republican Committee held a debate between the two candidates on Monday at the Gainesville Civic Center! Both candidates showed strong support among the audience, and the State of Georgia will be fortunate to be represented by either of these fine Republicans!
Doug Collins and Martha Zoller square off at a Debate on Monday, August 13th.
For more information, please visit the 9th District Republican Committee on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/9thGOPGA.
Letter From COL Larry Mrozinski
Obama Is Listening Carefully to Georgia’s Republicans
The April Georgia Republican Party Grassroots Newsletter and the May 18-19, GAGOP Convention Veteran/National Security speech (YOUTUBE “Call to Veterans) outlined the criticality of where we are in solving the staggering backlog of our veterans claims. Recent comments by the President, Secretary of Veterans Affairs and pundits all clearly indicate they have all along been paying lip service and pandering to veterans and their families for the last three and half years and are now caught playing their tune in the proverbial band aide parade……..’How do we cover up being AWOL and lack of prioritizing solutions one more time on veterans?’ Obama and his Administration are listening to Georgia’s Republican Party.
This week, the Republican National Committee released “Big Solutions” showcasing the Romney-Ryan team that will get this country back on track. After four years of a weak economy, soaring deficits and misplaced priorities, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are dedicated to bringing America back.
Please click above to watch the Republican National Committee’s new web video, “Big Solutions”
“Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will bring the kind of leadership and economic reform that this country desperately needs,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “They have the knowledge, expertise and vision we need to get America working again and get our fiscal house in order. Both have proven records of solving tough problems and getting the job done. America’s Comeback Team stands in stark contrast to four years of failed economic policies and misplaced priorities of President Obama and Vice President Biden. Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan is what America needs in these troubled economic times to get our country back on track.”
Oconee GOP Hosting Campaign HQ Open House
On Thursday, August 16th, the Oconee County Republican Party will be hosting an open house and ribbon cutting for their new headquarters! The county’s headquarters has been a work in progress since the beginning of the year, and will officially open for business in September.
In Georgia, Oconee County has built a superb conservative reputation by voting Republican for the past 32 years. In the last two Presidential Elections, Republican candidates have carried the county by 70%, and many expect the Romney-Ryan ticket to carry just as well, if not better, come November.
Oconee County Chairman Jay Hanley invites all friends, families and supporters in the surrounding and local areas to come enjoy the occasion!
Additional details are as follows:
Oconee GOP HQ Open House
Thursday, August 16th from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Oconee County Republican Party HQ
29 N. Main Street
Watkinsville, GA 30677
For additional information, please contact Oconee GOP Secretary Tammy Gilland at TammyGilland@gmail.com
Spalding County GOP HQ Work Day
This month, the Spalding County Republican Party and Chairman Kathy Noble held a GOP Workday to prepare their Party HQ for November’s Elections! Thanks to the hard work of many of their members, the Party is in a great position to keep Georgia red in 2012!
Would you like to get involved with the Floyd County Republican Party? If so, please visit: www.facebook.com/SpaldingGOP.
Photos courtesy of the Spalding County Republican Party.
In the Headlines: Buckhead Resident Key Player in Romney Campaign
Eric Tanenblatt, Senior Managing Director at law firm McKenna Long and Aldridge (MLA), remembers a 2010 meeting he had with current republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney here in Buckhead. Having been a key player in several successful campaigns at that point, Tanenblatt was there to discuss the campaign of Attorney General Sam Olens, whom Romney was endorsing.
Tanenblatt had arrived early to the breakfast meeting at the OK Cafe, and was surprised to see that Romney had arrived even earlier, already sitting down at a booth with a random person and engaged in conversation. Romney was asking questions of people at the popular Buckhead restaurant, eager to find out their thoughts after his unsuccessful presidential bid in 2008.
For Tanenblatt, a Buckhead resident for the past 20 years and current political advisor and National Finance Co-Chair for Romney’s presidential campaign, this situation was typical of the Mitt Romney he has come to know.
Click here to continue reading this article in the Buckhead Patch.
Sue Around the State
For real-time updates from Chairman Everhart as she travels the state, fostering and growing our Republican majority, follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SueGAGOP.
On Thursday, August 9th, Sue spoke at the Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club Dinner Meeting in Tyrone.
On Saturday, August 11th, Sue attended and spoke at the Floyd County Republican Party’s Annual BBQ at Tillman Hangar in Rome.
On Saturday, the Georgia Republican was saddened by the unexpected loss of a true inspiration and pioneer for our Party, former Savannah Mayor Susan Weiner.
The first-ever female Mayor of Savannah, Susan served in office until 1995. Mrs. Weiner would then go on to lead Senator Paul Coverdell’s Good Government for Georgia Committee, and later was instrumental in the success of the Coverdell Leadership Institute. A memorial service will be scheduled for this fall in Atlanta, and more details will be shared as they are made available.
On behalf of the Georgia Republican family, our thoughts and prayers go out to all whom had the distinct pleasure of knowing Susan. May she rest in peace.
Picture of the Week
Last week, Georgia Republican Party Assistant Treasurer Toria Morgan addressed a group of students at Kennesaw State University who will be accompanying the GAGOP to the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, Florida! We are excited to see what the RNC Convention has in store for us in just two short weeks!
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!