GAGOP Grassroots Newsletter: October 17, 2012Posted by chris on Oct 17, 2012
October 17th, 2012
On Saturday, October 27th, the State of Georgia will be offering Saturday Voting in each of Georgia’s 159 counties as we move closer to the pivotal elections. If you are planning on taking advantage of Early Voting, this is a wonderful opportunity to take to the polls without missing any time at work or school!
The Georgia Republican Party encourages all of our state’s grassroots activists to host ‘Super Saturday’ events on the 27th to encourage friends, family, neighbors, colleagues and fellow Republicans to take to the polls.
To add your ‘Super Saturday’ events to the GAGOP Calendar, simply visit: http://www.gagop.org/events/add-event/.
Veterans for Romney/Ryan
To join the Georgia Republican Party’s Veterans Outreach Coalition, please click on the logo below!
“America cannot continue to lead the family of nations around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home.”
- Mitt Romney
7:30 AM – Fulton GOP Midtown Breakfast
6:00 PM – Georgia Republican Party 2012 Victory Dinner
7:00 PM – Oglethorpe County GOP – Oglethorpe County Local Official Debate
7:00 PM – Bibb County GOP Monthly Meeting
6:00 PM – DeKalb GOP – District 4 to 6 Event with Special Guest Tom Price
8:30 AM – Buck-Springs Breakfast
10:00 AM – The Great 9th and 14th GOP Congressional District Fall Rally
10:00 AM – DeKalb GOP Precinct Canvassing
6:00 PM – Camden County 9th Annual Oyster Roast
5:00 PM – Skidaway Island Republican Club Annual Fall Event
5:00 PM – Upson County Republican Party BBQ
Does your organization have an upcoming event? Click here to add your event to the GAGOP website and newsletter!
Did You Know?
This week marked the 122nd Birthday of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States of America.
Cartoon of the Week!
To view this week’s Georgia Republican Party ‘Cartoon of the Week,’ please click below!
News from the RNC
Just More Words: Second Term Uncertainty
Two Debates Down, Still No Second Term Agenda From Obama
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From The Chairman’s Desk
Like so many of you, I have watched the first three debates of this year’s presidential election cycle with hopes that the American people would be presented with two clear choices for the direction of our nation and the leadership of our country. What we have seen, however, is only one choice, one direction forward and one leader that will return our nation to prosperity. With just twenty days to go, it is clear that Governor Mitt Romney is the leader that we need!
You see, despite President Obama’s campaign slogan of “Forward,” his campaign has proven to be anything but forward-thinking. Last night, while Governor Romney clearly and concisely outlined his plans to move America forward over the next four years, President Obama failed yet-again to even discuss a second-term agenda. Preferring to resort to personal attacks, distortions and half-truths that even the most left-leaning of fact checkers couldn’t ignore, the President confirmed that the hope is gone and it is time for a change in leadership.
Georgia Early Voting Begins!
The polls are now open! Early Voting for Georgia’s November General Elections has begun and will continue through Friday, November 2nd. Each of our state’s 159 counties has at least one Early Voting location, and many counties have multiple locations in order to ensure that each of you has an ample opportunity to cast your vote. In addition, Saturday Voting will be held on October 27th.
For your convenience, the Georgia Republican Party has created an interactive map of all Early Voting locations across our state. To get started, simply click on the map below!
Letter from GAGOP Faith-Based Outreach Chairman Terri Green
Dear Fellow Republicans,
In less than a month, November 6th, 2012, we will be voting for our next President. My hope and prayer is that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will prevail. I can honestly say this is the most important election of our lifetime. Never before have so many issues been at the forefront as they are now in America today. It has been a battle of principles, issues, ideas and solutions. I have seen Baptists and Protestants standing with the Catholic Church because of the mandates in the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. We have witnessed the largest over reach of the federal government into the religious liberties of our brothers and sisters who are members of the Catholic Church.
Time and again President Obama has signaled a lack of concern, or even somewhat hostility, towards the Nation of Israel. His lackluster support and dismal outward concern for Israel’s security, is troublesome and could be one of the key driving forces in the political consequences of his defeat in November. In [Psalm 121:2-4] it says; My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip-indeed, he who watches over Israel will never slumber or sleep.
In the Headlines: Price seeks to tackle ‘fiscal cliff’ in 6th term
One of the major issues that will face U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Roswell) if he is elected to a sixth term will have to be dealt with almost as soon as he goes back to Washington.
Price’s spokesman said this week that the 6th District Congressman would be too busy for an interview with the Journal, but in emailed responses, Price acknowledged that the looming “fiscal cliff” would do tremendous harm to the United States economy and military. The fiscal cliff involves tax increases and deep government spending cuts, many involving the military, which would go into effect if an agreement isn’t reached by the start of 2013.
“It would make irresponsible and indiscriminate cuts to our nation’s defense capabilities at a time when we face enormous challenges abroad,” Price, 58, wrote. “It would weaken our economy by raising taxes and taking more money out of the pockets of struggling families and small businesses.”
Click here to continue reading this article in the Marietta Daily Journal.
Gwinnett GOP Hosts Annual BBQ!
On Saturday, October 13th, the Gwinnett County Republican Party hosted their Annual GOP BBQ at Bethesda Park in Lawrenceville. A well-attended event with many supporters, elected officials and candidates, this year’s Gwinnett GOP BBQ was among the best yet!
Photos courtesy of the Gwinnett County Republican Party.
Broun to Host Military Academy Day 2012
U.S. Representative Paul C. Broun, M.D. (GA-10), in coordination with U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss, will host a Military Academy Day on Saturday, October 20th* from 10 a.m. until noon in the auditorium of Athens Technical College. Representatives from the United States Air Force, Naval, Military, and Merchant Marine academies will be in attendance to talk about the application and nomination process and to answer questions. The event is free and open to students in grades eight through twelve.
Additional details are as follows:
Academy Day 2012
Saturday, October 20th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Athens Technical College Auditorium
800 U.S. Hwy 29 North
Athens, GA 30601
Those who are interested in attending must make a reservation by contacting Matthew Waldroup at 706-886-1008 or Matthew.Waldroup@mail.house.gov.
Lee County GOP Opens Campaign HQ
In Leesburg, Georgia, the Lee County Republican Party was hard at work last week as they hosted the ribbon cutting of their 2012 Campaign HQ! A central location for grassroots activists, elected officials and candidates to coordinate our Party’s efforts to drive to victory in November, this HQ will prove to be an essential resource over the final month of the 2012 campaign.
Please enjoy a few pictures of the Lee GOP HQ Grand Opening!
Camden County GOP Oyster Roast
“America Before President Obama Took Office and America Now”
This week, the House Committee on Ways and Means released a new graphic outlining the decline of the American economy under the Obama Administration. It is more clear than ever before that the United States simply cannot afford four more years of Barack Obama!
Please click above to view the Ways and Means Committee’s latest graphic!
You’re Invited: Bartow GOP Family Freedom Fest
Are you ready to say goodbye to Barack Obama? The Bartow County Republican Party is throwing the biggest going away party in town!
Taking place on Saturday, October 20th, the Bartow County GOP is hosting the 2012 Family Freedom Fest at Bartow Gatewood Park. Featuring the Old Dixie Highway Band and a Glock Certificate Raffle, the event will also allow Republicans to hear from many of our great elected officials and candidates, including Senator Barry Loudermilk, Representative Christian Coomer and many more!
Additional details are as follows:
Bartow County GOP Family Freedom Fest
Saturday, October 20th, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Bartow Gatewood Park
244 Bartow Beach Road
Cartersville, GA 30120
For more information, please contact Bartow GOP Events Vice Chairman Debra Conley at (770) 402-5982 or Events@BartowGOP.com.
Please click above to watch the Bartow County Republican Party’s 2012 Family Freedom Fest Promo!
Fulton GOP Hosts VP Debate Watching Party
Last week, the Fulton County Republican Party gathered to watch the Vice Presidential Debate between Joe Biden and GOP Nominee Paul Ryan. With a packed house full of Republican supporters young and old, Fulton GOP hosted another great event to highlight this year’s Debates.
Photos courtesy of the Fulton County Republican Party.
DeKalb GOP Hosting October Breakfast
The DeKalb County Republican Party will welcome Congressman Lynn Westmoreland to their October GOP Breakfast in Atlanta. Congressman Lynn Westmoreland will be speaking on the hottest election issues and sharing his experiences on the Select Committee on Intelligence (oversight of the CIA) and the House Financial Services Committee. Come with questions!
Additional details are as follows:
DeKalb GOP October Breakfast
Saturday, October 20th, 2012 at 8:00 AM
Doubletree Hotel Atlanta
4156 Lavista Road
Atlanta, GA 30084
For more information, please contact the DeKalb County Republican PArty at (404) 422-5462 or email@example.com.
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 Tuesday, October 16th, Sue attended and spoke at a Republican Women’s event in Columbus, GA!
On Thursday, October 18th, Sue will host the 2012 GAGOP Victory Dinner with GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy in Atlanta, GA!
Picture of the Week
“This morning, I’m hosting my annual Academy Day during which the First District Academy Board will review applicants and select deserving young students for nomination to the Military Service Academies.” – Jack Kingston
Photo courtesy of Congressman Jack Kingston.
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!