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.
After the 2012 elections, Republicans realized that part of the reason we lost the Presidency was due to poor communications. Some people said we didn’t reach out enough to the African-American, Hispanic and other minority communities. Others said that we weren’t as effective as the other party in leveraging social media, including Facebook and Twitter. Still others said that we should be more emotional and less logic-driven in order to attract more people.
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.
Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black will be the guest speaker for our March 2, 2013 breakfast meeting at 550 Trackside in Lawrenceville. Elected in November 2010 following the retirement of his Democratic predecessor, he promised to modernize the operations of the Agriculture Department, and provide ‘strong farms, safe foods and responsible government.’ He’ll talk about his goals and accomplishments, answer a few questions, and if we’re lucky, maybe even sing his a capella version of the National Anthem.
Congressman Jack Kingston has told us he will be attending the breakfast. In addition to hearing from Commissioner Black, this will also be one of your last chances to hear from candidates for county party offices prior to the following week’s convention.