Buzz Brockway and Renee Unterman to Talk About Child Trafficking At Our May County Committee Meeting
Join us at the County Committee meeting on May 9th to get some insight on child sex trafficking in Georgia, and the “Georgia’s Not Buying It” program set up by the Georgia Attorney General’s office from special guests Senator Renee Unterman and Representative Buzz Brockway. Child exploitation has become a major problem in recent years, especially in Georgia. Renee and Buzz have sponsored several pieces of legislation aimed at improving child welfare, and they have become a major voice in Georgia against this practice.
In addition, representatives from Street Grace and Youth Spark, both organizations which battle child exploitation, will also be in attendance with opportunities for members of the Gwinnett GOP to get involved in these worthy causes.
We’re looking forward to hearing from Gwinnett County Commission Chair Charlotte Nash at our May breakfast. Chairman Nash was reelected last November to a full four year term as Chairman without being challenged, either in the primary or in the general election. We also expect visits from some of the candidates for state party leadership positions, including John Padgett, who is running for Chairman. Finally, we will be getting an update from members of the Gwinnett legislative delegation about this year’s legislative session at the Gold Dome.
Doors open at 7:45 for breakfast and networking — you’re welcome to come early and talk politics. We’ll start the program at 8:30, and have you out and about by 10. Our breakfasts are at 550 Trackside, 550 North Clayton Street in Lawrenceville. This month’s breakfast is sponsored by Charlotte Nash.
You can RSVP for the breakfast on Facebook here.
On March 4th, fire struck the downtown Lawrenceville building where the Aurora Theatre stores the costumes, props and furniture not being used for a show. Three days later, the theatre was told that due to insurance regulations, everything they owned that could be salvaged had to be removed from the building by the end of the day. Volunteers helped get everything out, and a neighboring business was able to store some of it, but they were left with belongings sitting in an alley, with no place to put them.
After hearing about their problem, the Gwinnett Republican Party offered to store the leftovers in the basement of the party’s office on South Clayton Street. Volunteers moved three pickup truck loads of props, rugs and furniture into the basement. Later that month, the rest of the salvaged items were also moved into the party’s basement.
In an effort to extend the Republican message to the Hispanic community, the Gwinnett GOP has created a Spanish language Facebook page to complement our main page. The Spanish page will contain translated content of some of the posts on our regular page, along with additional links to sites such as Fox News Latino, Heritage Libertad and other Spanish language sites promoting conservative content.
The new page was created by Heather Alvarez. She will be working with Chandler Epp and Andrés Celedón to add additional content and respond to any comments and feedback we get. So far, the page has gained more than 40 likes.
Plan to attend our breakfast on Saturday, April 6th at 550 Trackside in Lawrenceville, where our special guests will be 10th District Congressman Paul Broun and Georgia GOP officer candidates, including First Vice-Chair candidate Michael McNeely, and Second Vice-Chair candiates Greg Williams and Ron Johnson.
Congressman Broun represents the Dacula area of Gwinnett in Congress, where he was first elected in 2007 to replace the late Charlie Norwood. His district came to include part of Gwinnett following the 2010 redistricting. Earlier this year, he announced his candidacy for the Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss.