GAGOP Grassroots Newsletter: September 5, 2012Posted by chris on Sep 5, 2012
September 5th, 2012
“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”
- Colin Powell
12:00 PM – Murray County GOP Lunch with Brian Kemp
6:00 PM – The Whitfield County Republican Party Headquarters Open House
7:45 AM – Gwinnett GOP Monthly Breakfast Rally
8:00 AM – Cobb GOP September Breakfast
8:00 AM – Fayette County Republican Party Pancake Breakfast
8:00 AM – Douglas County GOP Breakfast
9:00 AM – Rabun GOP Meeting/Grand Opening Rabun Headquarters
10:00 AM – North DeKalb Republican Women – September Meeting
12:00 PM – Union County Republican Party 25th Annual BBQ
1:30 PM – Hall GOP Golf Tournament and Fundraiser
6:00 PM – Buckhead Republican Women Kickoff Meeting
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Did You Know?
With approximately 13,000 – 15,000 members of the media in attendance, the Republican National Convention was the single largest media event in the world except for the Olympic Games.
Blast from the Past
Chairman Everhart on the floor of the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, PA!
News from the RNC
The Big Fail: Fact Checking The DNC
Team Obama Claims To Welcome Fact Checkers, But Tuesday’s Speakers At The DNC Had Some Trouble With The Facts
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From The Chairman’s Desk
On Tuesday afternoon, the Presidency of Barack Obama reached a new milestone as Americans watched our National Debt soar above $16 Trillion for the first time in our country’s history. Since taking office less than four years ago, President Obama has set quite a precedent, including adding more public debt than the first 43 presidents – combined!
A number as large as $16,000,000,000,000.00 is often difficult to relate to, as the size and scope of our debt has reached unseen heights. Thus, I would like to put it into relatable terms, so that we may all understand the effects of Barack Obama’s reckless and unabated spending.
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!
Labor Day Message from Congressman Jack Kingston
Labor Day is a wonderful holiday. It provides us a chance to celebrate all that summer had to offer while looking forward to fall. If we are lucky, it gives us a chance to spend time with our family and friends, cook out, and celebrate the start of football season (Go Dawgs!).
The real meaning of Labor Day, however, is taking a moment to celebrate the American worker. Throughout our history, the American workforce has led the world in innovation and productivity. We have dreamed up some of the greatest inventions and created the supply chain to spread them all over the world.
America gives everyone – regardless of your past – the opportunity to earn a livelihood, provide for your family, and, if you’re lucky, the chance to give a hand up to the next generation so they may seek an even better life.
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
Camden County GOP Hosts 2012 Campaign HQ Grand Opening!
As we prepare for the quickly-approaching 2012 Elections, our counties all across Georgia are gearing up for victory! In Camden County, in Georgia’s Coastal Empire, the County Republican Party opened their 2012 Campaign HQ with a great crowd, beginning the charge to victory in coastal Georgia and throughout the state. Way to go, Camden GOP!
Photos courtesy of Lisa Harris.
Union County GOP Hosting 25th Annual BBQ
On Saturday, September 8th, the Union County Republican Party will host the 25th Annual Union GOP BBQ! Taking place in Blairsville, the BBQ will proudly serve fresh food and fixin’s from Native Smoke BBQ, and will also feature a cake sale and silent auction. In addition to Grassroots Republicans from all across Georgia, Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, as well as Governor Nathan Deal, will be in attendance!
Tickets for the 25th Annual Union GOP BBQ will be $7 in advance, or $8 at the door. It is sure to be a fun time for the whole family!
Additional details are as follows:
Union County Republican Party 25th Annual BBQ
Saturday, September 8th at 12:00 PM
Union County Saddle Club
401 Nottely Dam Road
Blairsville, GA 30512
For additional information, please contact Union County GOP Chairman Billy Turnage at (706) 745-5125 or Chairman@UnionGOP.org.
Behind the Scenes: Georgia Republicans in Tampa Bay
As all Georgia Republicans know, our Party spent the past week in Tampa Bay as part of the 2012 Republican National Convention! It was a wonderful week, full of friendship, fellowship and fun! At the end, our Party was able to celebrate the official nomination of Mitt Romney as our presidential nominee!
Please enjoy some of the sights from behind the scenes with Georgia Republicans!
You’re Invited: Whitfield GOP HQ Open House
Please review the following invitation from the Whitfield County Republican Party:
You are cordially invited to attend “The Whitfield County Republican Party Headquarters Open House” on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 6:00PM located at 415 E. Walnut Ave., (corner of Glenwood and Walnut Ave.), Dalton, GA 30720. Refreshments will be served.
Republican primary winners and candidates for the general election on November 6, 2012 will be on hand to “Meet and Greet” the local citizens of the Dalton/Whitfield Co. area. Also some of our local legislators will be in attendance. The newly reopened Whitfield County GOP Central Election Headquarters will be home to all Republican candidates seeking local, state and national offices, with volunteers on hand to assist in campaign efforts of phone banks, bumper stickers, campaign literature and materials, yard signs, etc., as well as a convenient place to come socialize with fellow conservatives.
Please attend our “Open House” celebration, and bring someone with you! You may forward and share this invitation with others you know who are ready to get involved in the “Get Out The Vote” effort of taking back our country!
For more information contact Dianne Putnam, chairman at (706) 278-2933 at email email@example.com . Also visit the Facebook site of Whitfield “GOP Central” Election HQ Grand Opening; and website: www.whitfieldgop.com
GAGOP Chairman Everhart Answers Roll Call for Georgia
At the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, Georgia Republican Party Chairman Sue Everhart had the honor of answering the Roll Call for the Secretary of the Convention. The Chairman was proudly able to cast 72 votes for Governor Mitt Romney, which ultimately helped propel him to our Party’s presidential nomination!
Please click above to watch Chairman Everhart answer the Roll Call for Georgia!
Thomas County GOP Hosting Candidate Meet & Greet
The Thomas County Republican Party is inviting all Republicans to join them for a Republican Meet & Greet at the Thomas County GOP SWGA Headquarters! Located in Thomasville, the event will be a family friendly, patriotic festival and opportunity to meet the region’s Republican candidates. Thomas GOP will have presidential yard signs, signs for area candidates, stickers, balloons, hotdogs, snow cones, popcorn, face painting, music and fun for the whole family. Best of all, admission and food are FREE!
Additional details are as follows:
Thomas County GOP Candidate Meet & Greet
Saturday, September 15th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Thomas County GOP SWGA Headquarters
1371 E. Jackson St.
Thomasville, GA 31792
For additional information, please contact the Thomas County Republican Party at (229) 236-2012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fulton County GOP Hosts Convention Watching Party
On Thursday August 30th, our Republican friends in Fulton County gathered at County GOP HQ to watch history unfold as Governor Mitt Romney accepted the Republican nomination for President. The event was very successful as Republicans throughout Fulton rallied together around a potluck dinner in support for America’s “Comeback Team.”
Check out some of the sights from the Fulton GOP Convention Watching Party!
To find out how you can get involved with the Fulton County Republican Party, please visit: www.fultongop.org.
In the Headlines: Local Republicans rally behind Romney, Ryan at GOP watch party
The Republican National Convention started out subdued but built up to a roar, released in Thursday’s grand finale as Mitt Romney officially launched his fall campaign for the White House.
“The excitement is palpable, even more so than the first few days,” said state Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, one of Georgia’s superdelegates. “It’s incredible. We’re coming out of here on a high.”.
Romney declared “what America needs is jobs, lots of jobs,” and he said he has a plan to create 12 million of them. “Now is the time to restore the promise of America,” he said.
Click here to continue reading this article in the Rome News-Tribune.
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.
Last week, Sue traveled to Tampa Bay, Florida with the Georgia Delegation to take part in the 2012 Republican National Convention.
On Saturday, September 8th, Sue will speak at the Gwinnett County Republican Party’s Monthly Breakfast Rally in Lawrenceville.
Last week, the Georgia Republican family mourned as we learned of the loss of the brother of Attorney General Sam Olens. Bruce Olens, of South River, NJ, passed away on August 30th in New Jersey.
Please join the Georgia Republican Party in keeping Sam, Bruce and all of their family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.
Picture of the Week
The Kennesaw State University College Republicans are hard at work to recruit new members and mobilize for victory in November!
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!