GAGOP Grassroots Newsletter: August 22, 2012Posted by chris on Aug 22, 2012
August 22nd, 2012
“The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object.”
- Thomas Jefferson
4:30 PM – Armstrong Atlantic State University College Republicans
6:00 PM – CSRA Republican Women – Republican Unity Celebration
11:30 AM – Cobb County Republican Womens Club Luncheon
6:00 PM – Jones County GOP Monthly Meeting
7:00 PM – Peach County GOP Meeting
6:30 PM – Savannah Area Young Republicans Meeting
8:00 AM – Houston County Republican Party September Monthly Meeting
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Did You Know?
On this week in 1833, Benjamin Harris was born. He would go on to be the 23rd President of the United States of America.
Blast from the Past
In the early 1990′s supporters of Paul Coverdell’s U.S. Senate Campaign gather for a picture with the soon-to-be Senator.
News from the RNC
The Big Fail: Obama’s “Ugly” Campaign
In 2008, Obama Told Las Vegas An “Ugly” Campaign Is “Aimed At Stopping Change.”
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From The Chairman’s Desk
Greetings from Tampa Bay! Since Monday, I have been working tirelessly with fellow Republicans, including our very own Attorney General Sam Olens, on the Republican National Convention Platform Committee. Over the course of the past two days, we drafted, debated, amended and ultimately voted on a Platform to guide our Party over the next four years.
Focusing on a wide variety of pillars upon the foundations of which our Party stands, the Platform will set a course for the Republican Party leaders and voters, alike, to direct our country towards prosperity once again. The Platform will be voted upon by the full Republican National Convention next week, and I look forward to sharing it with each of you in the very near future!
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!
ICYMI: Letter From COL Larry Mrozinski
The April Georgia Republican Party Grassroots newsletter and the May 18-19, GAGOP Convention Veteran/National Security speech 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.
Connect With Our Republican Congressional Candidates!
We are now just 76 days away from the November Elections, and the Georgia Republican Party invites you to connect with each of our Party’s 14 Congressional Nominees! Find your respective Nominee, get in touch with the campaign and find out how you can make a difference between now and November 6th!
GA-1: Jack Kingston – www.jackkingston.org
GA-2: John House* – www.johnhouse.us
GA-3: Lynn Westmoreland – www.lynnwestmoreland.org
GA-4: J. Chris Vaughn – www.chrisvaughnforcongress.com/
GA-5: Howard Stopeck – www.gowithsto.com/
GA-6: Tom Price – www.tomprice.com
GA-7: Rob Woodall – www.robwoodall.com
GA-8: Austin Scott – www.scottforga.com
GA-9: Doug Collins* – www.collinsleads.com
GA-10: Paul Broun – www.paulbroun.com
GA-11: Phil Gingrey – www.gingrey.com
GA-12: Lee Anderson* – www.voteleeanderson.com
GA-13: Shahid Malik – www.malik2012.com
GA-14: Tom Graves – www.gravesforcongress.org
You’re Invited: Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens Hosting BBQ!
Oconee County GOP Opens 2012 Campaign HQ
On Thursday, August 16th, the Oconee County Republican Party held an open house and ribbon cutting for its 2012 election headquarters, which is located at 29 N. Main Street in Watkinsville. This HQ will be a vital asset for the Republican Party as we look towards victory in November and beyond! The office will officially open for business on Saturday, September 1st.
Pictured below are (L-R): First Vice Chair Cindy Chapman, Secretary Maria Caudill, Chairman Jay Hanley and Second Vice Chair Tammy Cotton.
Photo courtesy of Kim Argo.
CSRA Republican Women Hosting GOP Unity Event
On Thursday, August 23rd, the Central Savannah River Area Republican Women’s Club (CSRA-RWC) will be hosting a GOP unity celebration! The purpose of the celebration is to bring local rivals together under the single cause of defeating Barack Obama in November.
The CSRA-RWC’s strong leadership allows them to act as an umbrella for local conservative women’s groups in the 10th and 12th congressional districts, and also across 10 different counties. Their mission is to promote republican activity, increase the effectiveness of women participation, promote visibility and foster loyalty and support for the objectives of the Republican Party. The club is open to all likeminded women who believe in these objectives.
For this event, the CSRA Republican Women invite all friends, families and supporters in the surrounding and local areas to come enjoy the occasion!
Additional details are as follows:
CSRA Republican Women – GOP Unity Celebration
Thursday, August 23rd from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Jones Creek Clubhouse
777 Jones Creek Drive
Evans, GA 30809
For additional information, please contact Wanda Duffie at (706) 830-5730 or via email at email@example.com.
Catoosa County GOP Hosts Sheriff’s Runoff Forum
On Monday, August 13th, the Catoosa County Republican Party held a Sheriff’s Candidate Runoff Forum between Gary Sisk and Larry Black, the two Republican in the August 21st Republican Primary Runoff Election. Held at the Boynton Voting Precinct in Ringgold, GA, the forum was a great opportunity for Catoosa Republicans to hear from both candidates in order to make an informed decision at the polls!
Please enjoy some of the sights from the Catoosa GOP Sheriffs Runoff Forum:
For more information on the Catoosa County Republican Party, please visit them online at: www.catoosacountygop.com.
College Republicans Launch Historic Youth Grassroots Effort for GOP
Today the College Republican National Committee launched 63 full-time, paid field representatives into targeted races in battleground states across the country to campaign for GOP candidates. The program, “Operation Red November,” will be headquartered in Washington and managed by Brad Alexander, the CRNC’s National Field Director. He will be aided by four Regional Political Directors, Kial Vidic, Amanda Miller, Travis Holler and Elliott Echols. Each of these operatives come to the CRNC with extensive backgrounds in national, state and local campaigns. The national field program will be the CRNC’s largest in its 120-year history, and is expected to be yield over 6 million live voter contacts, 100,000 volunteer hours, and 50,000 new College Republicans.
Elliott Echols, GACR Chairman Emeritus and CRNC Southern Region Political Director, weighed in, writing:
“I moved up to DC in June to start working on this program and now it has come to fruition. Today there are sixty-three full time College Republican field reps on college campuses around the country. Our program is the largest in college republican history and one of the largest in the nation. Stealing a line from our National Chairman, Alex Schriver, “College Republicans are the boots on the ground, the unions for the right.”
Obama & Barrow: Hand-in-Hand
In a new television ad, the National Republican Congressional Committee exposes the dangerous bond between President Obama and John Barrow. Together, their job-destroying policies have increased taxes on Georgia small businesses and jeopardized access to healthcare for hard-working families.
Please click above to watch the National Republican Congressional Committee’s new web video, “Barack and John”
“It’s important to John Barrow to work hand-in-hand with President Obama, even at the cost of further crippling the Georgia economy,” said NRCC Communications Director Paul Lindsay. “By keeping ObamaCare’s job-crushing tax hikes, Georgians are paying a steep price for John Barrow’s unwavering support of Obama’s big-government healthcare takeover.”
Columbia County GOP Headquarters Opens Saturday
Please see the following news from Dewey Galeas, Chairman of the Columbia County Republican Party:
We are only a few days away from the 2012 Republican National Convention where our Presidential nominee will be officially chosen. The General Election is less than 76 days away and there is a lot of work to be done if we are to take back the White House and take control of the U.S. House and Senate. The Columbia County Republican Party will work hard from our GOP Headquarters located at 4150 Washington Road, Suite 9. This is just across the street from Club Car.
The headquarters officially opens on Saturday, August 25th. Please join us for our grand opening which will be held immediately after our monthly breakfast at Fatz Café. Start time should be at approximately 10:30 a.m.
Stop by often to pickup bumper stickers, yard signs, buttons, t-shirts, coffee cups, candidate literature and more. We do plan to have a few special events at the headquarters and we will announce those in the future.
The County GOP Headquarters operating hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
For additional information, please visit the Columbia County Republican Party online at: www.ccgagop.org.
Congressman Tom Price Travels the 6th District
This month, during the Congressional Summer Recess, Georgia’s Congressman Tom Price has been busy travelling across the 6th Congressional District, meeting with constituents, business owners and concerned voters.
Check out some of the sights from Congressman Price’s travels across the District!
Congressman Price attends the Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally
Congressman Price gives remarks at the Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally
Congressman Price attends the Sandy Springs Rotary Club meeting
Photos courtesy of Congressman Tom Price.
In the Headlines: Chambliss warns of impact of automatic spending cuts
“Sequestration” is a Washington buzzword people often don’t understand, said U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, so he and other members of Georgia’s congressional delegation came to Warner Robins on Tuesday to put it in plainer terms.
It all refers to $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts over a 10-year period slated to kick in Jan. 2 unless Congress reaches an alternative agreement. Of those cuts, $492 billion would come from the military.
“When defense spending is impacted in a way that is projected with sequestration, that’s not just going to trickle down to the local community, it’s going to fall down,” Chambliss said.
Click here to continue reading this article in the Macon Telegraph.
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.
On Friday, the Georgia Republican lost a dear friend and long-time colleague, as Mrs. Betty L. Taylor passed away at the age of 88.
A lifelong Republican and dedicated member of the Spalding County Republican Party and the 3rd District Republican Committee, Betty and her late husband Ivan were a constant presence for our Party over the past few decades. She is survived by her Son, David Taylor, as well as four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Though she is no longer with us, Mrs. Taylor will be fondly remembered by many long after her departure. The thoughts and prayers of the Georgia Republican family are with her family and friends. May she rest in peace.
Picture of the Week
Led by the Georgia Republican Party’s Asian American Coalition Chairman Jimmy Ho, this group of Chinese Americans are fired up to elect Mitt Romney in November!
Photo courtesy of Jimmy Ho.
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!