GAGOP Grassroots Newsletter, December 12th, 2012Posted by GAGOP on Dec 12, 2012
December 12th, 2012
“I’ve always believed, however, that it’s important to define differences, because there are choices and decisions to be made in life and history.
- Ronald Reagan, March 3, 1983
5:30 PM – Cobb GOP Christmas and Holiday Party
6:30 PM – Gilmer County Republican Party Christmas Reception
6:30 PM – DeKalb County GOP Christmas Party
7:00 PM – The 2012 Athens GOP Christmas Party
6:30PM – Forsyth GOP Christmas-Holiday Party
7:30PM – Atlanta Young Republican Holiday Party
8:00AM – Senator Jim Tysinger Saturday Morning Breakfast Forum
9:00AM – DeKalb County GOP – Ringing the Bell for Joe Burton
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Did You Know?
On this date in 1800 Washington, DC, was established as the capital of the United States?
Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days and nights, starting on the 25th in the month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar. Since the Hebrew calendar is lunar rather than solar, Hanukkah falls on a different day each year, anywhere from November to early January on the standard calendar.
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From The Chairman’s Desk
With the holidays approaching and the fiscal cliff nearing every day, our Republican leaders in Congress have vowed to do what it takes to reach a deal. Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor have both expressed determination to bypass portions of the normal Christmas break to ensure that a deal is struck.
We should be proud to have such strong leaders in Washington who are willing to put aside their own lives and time with their families for the greater good of this country. All the while, Obama and Congressional Democrats have dug in their heels on raising taxes, causing this stalemate. Republicans continue working to create a proposal with a balanced approach that deals with our real problem: out of control spending.
Obama and the Democrats seem to be more interested in class warfare and taxing the wealthy than they are in creating a plan that will have a real and lasting impact on our deficit and debt. America simply cannot sustain its current rate of government spending with increased taxes alone. The Democrats’ tax-and-spend mentality simply will not get our country back on the road to a robust economy and prosperity for our citizens. Our Republican leaders in Congress know this and are standing their ground for spending cuts.
As the holidays are approaching and so much at stake for America, I ask that you remember the sacrifices that our Republican leadership makes for their love of country. We should be grateful to them and their family as they strive to keep this country the greatest on Earth!
All my best,
January 8th Special Elections
Some Georgians still have some voting to do as a result of local run-offs or filling vacancies in Senate Districts 11 & 21 and House District 21. Run-offs and Special Elections will be held on January 8th. For additional information visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s “My Voter Page”
Congratulations To Randy Evans
Randy Evans, Georgia GOP’s National Committeeman, was recently elected Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Republican National Lawyers Association. He previously served as the RNLA Vice President for Election Education and has chaired the organization’s Spring Conference.
The RNLA is dedicated to advancing professionalism among lawyers, working to have fair elections, promoting Republican ideals and providing career networking opportunities to its members.
Congressman-Elect Collins Receives Committee Assignments
Gainesville, GA — Earlier today Representative-elect Doug Collins (R-GA) received his committee assignments for the 113th Congress. Beginning in January, Collins will serve on the House Committees of Judiciary, Foreign Affairs and Oversight and Government Reform. Collins released the following statement after being notified by House leadership:
“It’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work restoring our economy and helping to jumpstart American job growth” Collins said. “I believe a lot can be done on my three committees to accomplish those goals, and I appreciate the opportunity to serve with my colleagues from across the nation. With my background as a military veteran, licensed attorney and state legislator, I believe I can bring a unique perspective to many of the issues being brought forth to Congress on a daily basis. We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us, but I am excited to begin that challenge in January.”
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Holiday Message from GAGOP Faith-Based Outreach Chairman Terri Green
Dear Fellow Georgians,
It’s hard to believe that 2012 is almost over and 2013 is upon us, and the season of Hanukkah, a Jewish Holiday known as the Festival of Lights, and the advent season of Christmas, is here.
Hanukkah is a happy, festive, joyous eight-day Jewish celebration that starts on Kislev 25 on the Hebrew calendar (same as November-December on the Gregorian calendar). It is also called the Festival of Lights. The word Hanukkah means “dedication.”
Hanukkah is an important feast for the Jewish people, for it reminds them of how God miraculously delivered their ancestors when they were persecuted.
On the first day, the shammash, the prominent branch of the Hanukkah Menorah, the nine-branched lamp is lighted. Theshammash, which means “servant,” is usually in the center and is the tallest of the branches of the menorah. From it each of the other branches is lighted on subsequent days, until all are lighted.
The Jewish people celebrated this great eight-day festival of Hanukkah, sometimes calling it the “Festival of the Dedication of the Altar,” “the Memorial of the Purification of the Temple,” and the “Festival of the Lights.”
2012 Cobb County GOP Christmas Holiday Reception
Glynn County Commisioner Tom Sublett
Our condolences to the family and friends of Tom Sublett, whose body was found near the docs at Gascoigne Bluff in the early morning hours of December 11th. His death is being investigated as a homicide.
Fmr. State Representative G. Gresham Howren
Mr. Howren passed away early morning December 11th. Mr. Howren served in the Georgia General Assembly from 1989 until 1991, one of only 36 representatives out of 180 house members at that time. Mr. Howren, served with other notable GOP trailblazers including then House Minority Leader Johnny Isakson and John Linder. For further information contact Mayes Ward Dobbins Funeral Home at (770) 428-1511.
Save the Dates: 2013 GAGOP Convention Cycle
With the 2012 Election Cycle now safely in our rear-view mirror, the Georgia Republican Party is gearing up for the 2013 Convention Cycle! Please review the dates below, and mark them in your calendar!
Precinct Mass Meetings: Saturday, February 9th, 2013
County Conventions: Saturday, March 9th, 2013
District Conventions: Saturday, April 20th, 2013
GAGOP State Convention (Athens, GA): May 17th – 18th, 2013
For more information, please contact your County GOP Chairman by visiting: http://www.gagop.org/local/county/.
Help Lead the Charge Today!
In the shadow of the reelection of Barack Obama, Georgians should stand evermore resolved to spread our message and return America to prosperity, strength, hard work and the American Dream. Georgians took a stand on November 6th by giving our electoral votes to the Romney/Ryan ticket, electing a new Republican Congressman in Doug Collins, and re-electing our two PSC Commissioners while strengthening our majorities in the Georgia General Assembly!
Our state still holds the ideals that this country was founded on and we proved that on Election Day. However, we saw that the course of our country is significantly changing. We must now continue our fight to take back our America and continue moving Georgia forward!
The threat is real and the fight has just begun. Please consider contributing $15, $25, $50 or any amount to help Georgia spread our message far and wide!