GAGOP Grassroots Newsletter: September 12, 2012Posted by chris on Sep 12, 2012
September 12th, 2012
“Truth is the glue that holds government together.”
- Gerald Ford
11:30 AM – Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club Luncheon
7:30 PM – Central Georgia Young Republicans Monthly Meeting
10:00 AM – Thomas County Republican Party – Thomas Freedom Festival
7:00 PM – Walker GOP Unity Dinner
2:00 PM – Senior Network and Central DeKalb Republican Women – Joint Meeting
7:30 PM – Barrow County Republican Party Monthly Meeting
5:45 PM – Franklin County GOP Meeting
7:30 AM – Georgia Republican Foundation Breakfast – Special Guest Monica Pearson
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Did You Know?
This Saturday, September 15th, marks the 155th Birthday of William H. Taft, the 27th President of the United States of America!
Blast from the Past
Here, Chairman Everhart welcomes President George W. Bush to Atlanta, GA, as he exits Air Force One in the early 2000′s.
News from the RNC
The Big Fail: Meet Mr. Compromise
As November Nears, Team Obama Is Trying To Spin His Hyper-Polarized Term Into One Of Compromise
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From The Chairman’s Desk
Now, more than ever, we must not let up on the gas-pedal; it is imperative that we continue our around-the-clock efforts to send President Obama back to Chicago. It is due time for conservative principles to return to the White House, and you can help!
As we move ever-closer to November 6th, the Georgia Republican Party has made it our mission to promote and grow our Party’s online presence throughout our county parties and local conservative supporters across the State of Georgia. Virtual expansion is no longer an option for the GOP nationally and locally; it is the key to success in current and future elections on all levels.
For our Party, to have anything less than a strong, active online presence would fall short of our mission and would undoubtedly give the Democrats the edge they need to continue their influence.
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…
$10, you can help buy nine yard signs.
$25, you can help buy twenty-three yard signs.
$100, you can help buy ninety 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 4th District Republican Nominee Chris Vaughn
Like many of you, I tuned into the Democratic National Convention and watched the parliamentary activities following the outrage once the American public discovered the removal of God from the Democratic Platform. I know I shouldn’t be shocked as secular radicals have been working diligently for decades to remove God from our public schools, government and government buildings. As the party bosses revised the language of their platform to protect their political futures, over the clear majority of the voices representing their party that day, it served as a solemn reminder that our country currently faces a real battle in 2012.
In fact, one of our own members of Congress from Georgia has been a consistent offender in the attempt to disrupt the very fabric of our history as a nation. He was only one of nine congressmen to vote against “In God We Trust” as our National motto. Yes, that congressman is my opponent from Georgia’s Fourth District, Hank Johnson.
Georgia Republican Foundation Hosting Breakfast with Special Guest Monica Pearson
Georgia Republican Foundation
Chairman Sue P. Everhart
Foundation Chairman Chip Pearson
Cordially Invite You To A Breakfast
With Special Guest
Television Personality and Community Activist
Wednesday, September 19th
7:30 A.M. Registration
8:00-9:00 A.M. Breakfast
The Georgian Club – Atlanta
Chairman Everhart Speaks at Gwinnett GOP Breakfast
On Saturday, September 8th, Georgia Republican Party Chairman Sue Everhart joined the Gwinnett County Republican Party at their monthly breakfast in Lawrenceville! Taking the opportunity to address the crowd, Chairman Everhart discussed the Republican plans for victory in November and beyond, and fired up our grassroots for this year’s election cycle!
For more information on the Gwinnett County Republican Party, please visit them online at www.gwinnettrepublicans.com.
Photos courtesy of the Gwinnett County Republican Party.
3rd Annual Constitution Day Festival of Georgia
On Sunday, September 16th, the Georgia Chapter of Americans for Prosperity will be hosting the 3rd Annual Constitution Day Festival of Georgia! A free family festival taking place in Marietta Square, the event will celebrate America’s Birthday in a fun, interactive way that brings the entire community together! Come out to enjoy fun music with Banks & Shane LIVE in concert, as well as dramatic performances from local student groups, Founding Father re-enactors, Constitutional speakers and the Walk Thru The Constitution Challenge!
Additional details are as follows:
3rd Annual Constitution Day Festival of Georgia
Sunday, September 16th from 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM
50 North Park Square
Marietta, GA 30060
For additional information, please visit the 3rd Annual Constitution Day Festival of Georgia online at www.constitutiondayfestivalofga.com.
Chairman Everhart: We Will Never Forget: Remembering September 11, 2001
It is somewhat hard to believe that eleven years have passed since the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. As with so many other Americans, I will always remember where I was as our nation was forever changed on that fateful autumn day. As we mark the somber anniversary of this tragedy, I ask that all Georgians join me in pausing to remember the lives lost and sacrifices made in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Shanksville, PA.
Though much has changed over the course of the past eleven years, both in America and around the globe, one constant has remained: the unwavering, impenetrable belief that America is the greatest nation our world has ever seen. That is why we will continue to fight, as we have every day since our nation was born, to protect the freedoms that the United States of America epitomizes.
Cherokee GOP Honoring Congressman Tom Price
Sponsor the Paulding GOP Golf Tournament!
Please review the following letter from the Paulding County Republican Party Chairman Joseph Gullett:
Small business owners — YOU built it, and we need YOUR help!
As the Chairman of the Paulding GOP, I have had the privilege to meet and to work with many of our community’s small business owners. These hardworking and tenacious men and women are an inspiration and are the living proof that the American dream is still alive and well right here in Paulding County. Today I would like to reach out to our small business owners and ask for your help. Our annual golf tournament is just around the corner, and we are in need of hole sponsors to help us achieve our goal.
Sponsoring a hole in our annual golf tournament is a way to directly reach the potential customers who know and understand that small businesses are the backbone of our community. I hope that this golf tournament can be the first of many occasions for the Paulding GOP to work hand-in-hand with our community’s entrepreneurs for our mutual benefit.
Even if you do not currently own a business, you can still play a huge role in our success. Reach out to the business owners you know, be it a friend, family member or an acquaintance from another group or organization. Often times, business owners are eager to get involved but simply do not know where to start. You have the opportunity to forge a connection between local businesses and the party that supports the policies that will help businesses thrive.
“We’ve Heard It All Before” (2012 DNC Edition)
The Republican National Committee is out with a new video “We’ve Heard It All Before (DNC Edition)” showing how President Obama’s Thursday speech at the DNC was no different than what he’s been saying the last four years. President Obama offered more of the same and was unable to defend his failed economic record.
Please click above to watch the Republican National Committee’s latest web video!
“President Obama does not have anything left except excuses,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “He proved at the DNC that hope is fading fast and change is gone. President Obama has no tangible plan to fix our economy. He is offering more of the same failed policies that have not turned our economy around. He continues to recite the same tired excuses for his inability to keep the promises he made to the American people. We need someone with a proven track record of solving problems in the White House, not a fading rock star with nothing new to offer.”
2nd District GOP Nominee John House Hosting Meet & Greet
John House, the Republican congressional candidate in Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District, is hosting a “Meet & Greet” with supporters on Tuesday, September 18th. Taking place in Bainbridge at 5:00 PM, this event will provide prospective voters in the 2nd District with a great opportunity to meet our Party’s nominee and find out how they can help propel us to victory in November!
Additional details are as follows:
John House for Congress Meet & Greet
Tuesday, September 18th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
2210 Twin Lakes Drive
Bainbridge, GA 39819
For additional information, please contact John McRae at (229) 220-5619 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grassroots in Action: Fulton County GOP
In Fulton County, Republicans are hard at work preparing for the election on November 6th! Between phone banking, canvassing, hosting events and supporting our Party’s candidate, there is never a moment for rest at Fulton GOP!
Want to get involved? Great! Simply visit the Fulton County Republican Party online at www.FultonGOP.org.
Photos courtesy of the Fulton County Republican Party
In the Headlines: Senator Chambliss sounds alarm on deficit threat
Political leaders must confront the rising national budget deficit before it’s too late, according to U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia.
The deficit totals nearly $17 trillion and has now reached about 63 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product, Chambliss said Friday night in the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
The Republican senator from Moultrie was the keynote speaker at a banquet marking the 10th anniversary of the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs.
“Ninety percent is the tipping point from which there is no return,” he said of the national debt. “This is the issue of our time.”
Click here to continue reading this article in the Athens Banner-Herald.
Meet & Greet With HD 96 GOP Nominee Mark Williams
9th District Chairman Andrew Turnage: “The Powerful Ninth”
Congratulations to Georgia’s newest member of Congress, Representative Doug Collins of Gainesville, Georgia in Hall County who will represent the new Ninth Congressional District (GA-9) in Washington, D.C.! Collins represented Georgia House District 27 which includes portions of Hall, Lumpkin, and White counties. A former small business owner and current managing partner at Collins & Csider, Doug practices law in Gainesville while serving as a Chaplain in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He is presently serving his third term in the Georgia House and was named one of Governor Deal’s Floor Leaders in January 2011. Doug and his wife Lisa, a school teacher, have been married 23 years. They have three children; a daughter, Jordan, 19 and two boys, Copelan, 15, and Cameron, 13. They are members of Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesville.
The Ninth District, dubbed “The Powerful Ninth” by Secretary of State Brian Kemp for the many statewide Republican elected officials that reside within it, was formed in 2011 following the state-wide congressional redistricting…
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 Saturday, September 8th, Sue spoke at the Monthly Breakfast Meeting of the Gwinnett County Republican Party in Lawrenceville.
On Monday, September 10th, Sue attended a rally in support of Phil Daniell for Georgia House District 41.
Union County GOP Hosts 25th Annual BBQ
Our friends at the Union County Republican Party held their 25th Annual Republican Bar-B-Que this past Saturday, September 8th, at the Union County Saddle Club. Supporters were joined by Senator Saxby Chambliss, Senator Johnny Isakson and Governor Nathan Deal, as well as fellow Republicans from all across the state, as they were served Bar-B-Que with all the fixins’ by various local officials and candidates, and enjoyed the musical styling of the Country-T Band.
We hope to see you all next year for the 26th Annual Union County Republican Party BBQ!
This week, the Georgia Republican Party mourned the passing of a friend very close to our hearts, Otis Brumby.
Described as a hard-charging newspaperman whose influence helped shape modern Cobb County, Otis passed away on Saturday at the age of 72. As the long-time publisher of the Marietta Daily Journal, he shaped the way that so many of us would receive our news for many years. Otis is survived by his wife, Martha Lee, daughters Spain, Lee, Betsy and Anna, son Otis III and 11 grandchildren.
Many Georgia Republican paid tribute to Otis Brumby this week, including:
Governor Nathan Deal: “Otis was one of the most influential Georgians of his generation. Even as we mourn his loss, we celebrate his life, his accomplishments and his contributions to our beloved state.”
Lt. Governor Casey Cagle: “He was a great leader, and he led with passion, and he led on issues that were sometimes very controversial, but they were always rooted in principle, and I think that is the thing that I have always admired most about him.”
Attorney General Sam Olens: “Mr. Brumby was a great teacher and mentor. His love of the First Amendment and his desire for elected officials to be held accountable are much appreciated. His leadership for our community was essential to its success over many decades.”
Otis Brumby will be missed by all who had the distinct pleasure of knowing him. May he rest in peace.
Picture of the Week
“For the third year in a row, we placed 2,977 American flags on campus in remembrance of the lives lost in the September 11th Attacks. May we never forget.” – UGA College Republicans
Photo courtesy of the University of Georgia 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!