Chairman’s Update – April 2, 2012
Greetings Fellow Republicans!
I know you were as encouraged as I was by the good news out of the U.S. Supreme Court this week. The line of questioning from the conservative Justices, and particularly Justice Anthony Kennedy, provides indication that the Court could possibly find the entire Obamacare law unconstitutional, which would be the the correct decision. We must bear in mind, however, that if this does happen – and for the sake of our nation, we hope and pray this is the decision – the Democrats will be energized that much more to re-elect this President, so that they can find another way to bring about nationalized health care. We will need every ounce of energy we can muster to fight this battle in November for the future of our country.
As serious as that battle is, we can’t forget the local battles either. This Tuesday, April 3rd, those of you who are in the new city of Peachtree Corners will have an opportunity to elect a genuine fiscal conservative to the City Council in a runoff election, Jeanne Aulbach. Jeanne is a longtime community volunteer with a strong business background in banking and software development. As importantly, her opponent is an avowed Democrat who lost a county commission race in 2010. The Georgia Democratic Party has made it a priority to elect Democrats to these local seats, particularly in Gwinnett County, as a way to build their party strength. The Democrats already took credit for electing the new Snellville Mayor in November 2011, with Democrat party chair Mike Berlon telling the AJC that the party paid for robocalls, mailers, and provided strategic advice for the Snellville Democrat. He further went on to say that “Within two or three election cycles, Gwinnett becomes a Democratic county. The voters are there. You’ve just have to reach out and get them.” Berlon has admitted that the party is working to elect this Democrat in Peachtree Corners.
Ladies and gentlemen, we cannot let that happen. And we start by making a stand in Peachtree Corners on Tuesday. This is a majority Republican city, and allowing the Democrats to gain a foothold here will be a signal that the GOP is faltering. Jeanne could use your help on Monday night, at a phone bank/pizza party, as well as help with sign waving on Tuesday morning, election day. Please contact her at 404-786-4825 or email@example.com, or you may also contact Judi Quigley at firstname.lastname@example.org to offer assistance.
Finally, I want to remind you of our upcoming monthly breakfast rally this Saturday, April 7th, at 550 Trackside (550 N. Clayton St., Lawrenceville), where our featured guest speakers will be Linda Herren, Republican National Committeewoman for Georgia, and State Sen. Renee Unterman. Linda will bring us a national update on the party, and provide insights into the upcoming national convention, while Sen. Unterman will give us a review of the just-completed General Assembly session. Doors will open at 7:45 a.m., and the program starts at 8:30. And don’t forget breakfast will be available for only $8, and coffee for $2.
Mark your calendars for the events below, but in particular the District Conventions on April 14th and the Gwinnett GOP Golf Tournament on April 23rd. I look forward to seeing you on Monday night at Jeanne Aulbach’s phone bank and this Saturday at the breakfast!