GAGOP Grassroots Newsletter: October 24, 2012Posted by chris on Oct 24, 2012
October 24th, 2012
This 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/.
“The invisible hand of the market always moves faster and better than the heavy hand of government.”
- Mitt Romney
5:00 PM – Upson County Republican Party BBQ
All Day – Georgia Saturday Voting – Statewide
8:45 AM – DeKalb GOP – District 4 to 6 Event with Special Guest Tom Price
8:00 AM – 3rd Annual Georgia Republican Foundation Golf Tournament
8:00 AM – Gwinnett GOP – Monthly Breakfast Rally
8:30 AM – Fayette County Republican Party
7:30 PM – Athens GOP Election Night Party
Does your organization have an upcoming event? Click here to add your event to the GAGOP website and newsletter!
Did You Know?
With two weeks to go, over a half-million ballots have already been cast for the General Election in Georgia!
Cartoon of the Week!
To view this week’s Georgia Republican Party ‘Cartoon of the Week,’ please click below!
News from the RNC
The Big Fail: More Holes Emerging In Obama’s Libya Timeline
Obama’s “Best Information” Is Not Good Enough
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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
With just 13 days left until Election Day, many of you have already taken advantage of absentee and early voting in Georgia. From the preliminary numbers released by Secretary of State Brian Kemp, voter turnout across the Peach State is tremendous and at last count over a half-million Georgians have already punched their ballot cards for this election.
If you have not yet voted, however, there are still many opportunities for you to do so both before and on Election Day! Early voting continues this week, as well as all of next week before coming to an end on Friday, November 2nd. As a reminder, you can view the Georgia Republican Party’s Interactive Early Voting Map by clicking here. Absentee ballots are also still available, and may be requested by filling out the application by clicking here and then must be returned in-person or mailed to your respective County Board of Registrars Office by Tuesday, November 6th.
2012 Georgia Republican Foundation Golf Tournament
Don’t miss this week’s deadline to reserve your spot at the 2012 Georgia Republican Foundation Golf Tournament! Featuring Honorary Chairman John Smoltz and the opportunity to hit the course with many of Georgia’s Republican elected officials, the event will take place at beautiful Hawks Ridge Golf Course in Ball Ground, GA.
For more information or to reserve your spot today, please click the invitation below:
GSU College Republicans Bring Voting to Campus
For the past two years, Georgia Southern University College Republicans members Fritz Chapin and Aron Randall have been working to bring the vote to their campus down in Statesboro. They finally achieved that goal for this election.
“It was very difficult for students and faculty to find time or means to get to the polls,” remarked Chapin. “Many students don’t have cars, so getting a convenient, on campus polling location was critical for those citizens voice’s to be heard.”
With this achievement, Georgia Southern University is the only campus in the state to have an early voting poll. The University will be voting from the 23 of October until the 25th.
In the Headlines: Augusta Chronicle Endorses Lee Anderson for Congress
This week, The Augusta Chronicle endorsed Republican Lee Anderson for Congress in Georgia’s 12th Congressional District. Read the endorsement below:
How thoroughly fitting that Lee Anderson’s congressional campaign headquarters in Evans is in the former Strictly Country gift store at Washington and Belair. Nothing the erstwhile shop could have offered to the public, after all, could’ve been more country than Anderson himself.
His campaign signs feature a tractor. He was born and raised on the three-generation family farm in Columbia County he still operates. He went to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and Brewton-Parker Christian college. He’s served the Columbia County Farm Bureau for over 27 years, as a past president and current board member. He’s a member of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association.
Lee Anderson is homegrown, down to Earth and as real and unassuming and reliable as the land he has worked all his life.
Click here to continue reading this Endorsement in the Augusta Chronicle.
GABRC & BYR Co-Host Debate Watching Party
Last week, as Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama squared off in the second presidential debate, the Georgia Black Republican Council and the Buckhead Young Republicans co-hosted a GOP Debate Watching Party in Atlanta! Also included were special guest speeches by Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers and Rich Thompson.
For more information, please visit the Georgia Black Republican Council at: www.gabrc.com and the Buckhead Young Republicans at: www.buckheadyr.org.
Photos courtesy of Michael McNeely.
You’re Invited: Columbia County GOP Monthly Breakfast
The Columbia County Republican Party would like to invite all Georgia Republicans to their monthly breakfast meeting on Saturday, October 27th. Republican Attorney General Ashley Wright will be the featured speaker, along with the opportunity to hear from many other Republicans who will appear on the ballot on November 6th.
Additional details are as follows:
Columbia County GOP Monthly Breakfast
Saturday, October 27th, 2012 at 8:40 AM
464 N. Belair Road
Evans, GA 30809
For more information, please contact the Columbia County Republican Party at (706) 925-2277 or email@example.com.
Romney/Ryan Bumper Stickers – Get Yours Today!
Have you proudly displayed a Romney/Ryan 2012 Bumper Sticker on your car this year? If not, there is still time to get yours!
The Georgia Republican Party, along with each of our County Republican Parties, has stickers available for you to pick up today! Simply contact your County Party or the State Party to arrange a time to pick up your Romney/Ryan 2012 Bumper Sticker, and proudly display your support for the 45th President of the United States of America!
Click here to contact your County Republican Party.
Click here to contact the Georgia Republican Party.
GOWD and GDOL join forces to hire Georgia’s heroes
The Governor’s Office of Workforce Development and the Georgia Department of Labor will host the Georgia Jobs for Veterans Career Expo on Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Georgia World Congress Center. This expo is an excellent opportunity for Georgia’s employers to fulfill their hiring needs with qualified veterans. While the expo is designed for veterans, it is open to the general public.
“Helping veterans find jobs is the number one priority of this administration,” said State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “As the father of a veteran, I know all too well the sacrifices our servicemen and women make to keep this country safe. We should return the favor by finding ways to help them find their place in the workforce.”
During the expo, GDOL staff will provide a variety of services to help attendees be successful in their job search. Among those services are assistance in transferring military experience and skills to the civilian job market, and workshops on topics such as “How To Use Social Media In Your Job Search,” “Interviewing Tips and Strategies,” and “Resume Preparation.”
After Monday’s final presidential debate with President Barack Obama, Governor Mitt Romney released a new web video, “Apology Tour,” that highlights Mr. Obama’s lack of vision on American foreign policy.
“After taking office, President Obama went on an apology tour around the world. He even said that America had dictated to other nations. Mr. President, America doesn’t dictate to other nations; we have freed other nations from dictators.” – Mitt Romney
Please click above to view Mitt Romney’s latest Web Video!
2012 GAGOP Victory Dinner With GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy
On Thursday, October 18th, Georgia Republican Party Chairman Sue Everhart welcomed House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy to Atlanta for the 2012 GAGOP Victory Dinner! In addition to a rousing speech from Whip McCarthy, Georgia Republicans also had the chance to hear from Congressmen Lynn Westmoreland, Tom Price, Rob Woodall, Tom Graves and Phil Gingrey, as well as Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, Public Service Commissioner Chuck Eaton and more.
The event was a wonderful evening for all that attended, and left Georgia Republicans fired up for victory on November 6th!
COL Mrozinski: National Security is the Center of Gravity in 2012
America is in a transition not by consent but by design. Just five days before the 2008 election, while Obama was hyping the hope and change rhetoric to the good people of Missouri, the show me State, we heard candidate Obama say: “we will change this country and we will change the world”. If you cross walk this exuberant statement with the inaugural speech you probably knew we were in for a rough ride. Years later your “world” had been changed alright, it was changed to the point that the word change has now become an avoided word all because a leader failed to understand that if you do not know how America was built or at least embraced the sacrifices that a great culture such as ours made in this melting pot called America, you would surely fail at what ever agenda you pursued.
You see, Obama made a fatal mistake; he believed his election would bring the change he and his handlers envisioned for decades, a government of rationed and limited expectations. Our Republic was always intended to assist in managing State affairs, not substituting for free will, initiative, and the talents of its people to build toward progress, not stagnation and backwardness.
Georgia Early Voting Continues!
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!
Watch the Results Come In with Athens GOP
The Athens-Clarke County Republican Party invites all Georgia Republicans to join them on Election Day – Tuesday, November 6th – as they gather to watch the local, statewide and national election results roll in. The 2012 Athens-Clarke County GOP Victory Party is open to all Republicans, and will be hosted at Buffalo’s Cafe in Downtown Athens!
Additional details are as follows:
Athens GOP Election Night Party
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 at 7:30 PM
Buffalo’s Cafe – Athens
196 Alps Road
Athens, GA 30606
For more information, please contact Athens GOP Chairman Matt Brewster at (706) 207-1500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Westmoreland Meets with Local Business Representatives to Discuss Solutions to Unemployment and Economic Issues
Last month, Congressman Westmoreland held seven advisory council meetings where he met with local business people to discuss how the decisions being made in Washington are affecting people in Georgia.
“I want to thank all of those people who attended one of my advisory council meetings,” stated Westmoreland. “We can’t fix our economy and get people back to work by relying on bureaucrats in Washington to come up with solutions. These people on the ground who are working in these industries every day know what’s really causing the problems and what can be done to help.”
At each meeting, representatives from industries prevalent in Georgia, including banking, construction, agriculture, health care, energy, manufacturing and small business, discussed the major issues facing them and what Congressman Westmoreland could do to help them. For example, the meeting with representatives from the energy industry focused primarily on the overreach of the EPA and Congressman Westmoreland discussed some of the steps House Republicans have taken this Congress to curb the negative impact of the EPA.
“Washington bureaucrats do not know what’s best for Georgia businesses,” stated Westmoreland. “In fact, whenever the federal government gets involved, they usually just muck up the works – something we’ve seen happening over the last four years of the regulator-in-chief we’ve got in the White House right now. That’s why I host these advisory council meetings. While I’m sure a congressional hearing with Ben Bernanke or Timothy Geithner might make for good television, if we really want to develop actual solutions to the problems facing American companies today we need to talk to the people who work at and run those companies.”
Congressman Westmoreland hosts these advisory council meetings several times a Congress and meets with different industries.
Photo courtesy of Congressman Lynn Westmoreland.
It is with a heavy heart that we report that Larry Day, the husband of RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day, passed away on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. During this time of sorrow, please join the Georgia Republican Party in keeping the Day family in your thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.
Picture of the Week
This weekend, the Georgia Association of College Republicans sent over a dozen hard-working grassroots Republicans to lend a hand to Lee Anderson in Georgia’s 12th Congressional District. Way to go, GACRs!
Photo courtesy of the Georgia Association of College Republicans.
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!