This is the time to speak. Congress is in recess and several candidates, and potential candidates are appearing at various meetings and town hall style meetings to stump for their candidacy or to discuss current issue topics. Either way, this is the best opportunity a constituent has to talk to their representative, or perspective representative, about their concerns face to face.
Coming up locally, we have the Forsyth County GOP regular monthly meeting, Saturday, August 17, 9:00am, at the VFW Post; the guest speakers are Rep. Phil Gingrey, (US House District 11), and Rep. Mike Dudgeon (GA District 25). Also, US House District 7 Congressman, Rep. Rob Woodall is hosting a town hall meeting at the Forsyth County Administration building (in the Commission room on the second floor) on Tuesday, August 20th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm.
The Tea Party Patriots have put together a link with information for town hall meetings with your elected representatives nationwide, and there also a list specific to Georgia put together by other Tea Party groups. There will also be a local Tea Party meeting, on Monday, August 19th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm, at the Forsyth County Senior Center. There will be a speaker from Turning Point USA, a conservative student/youth group that promotes free markets and fiscal responsibility. They are part of a greater movement of young conservatives that will help educate and organize the next generation of voters.
There are several issues to address that some of these folks will be voting on very soon including: defunding Obamacare, so-called “immigration reform,” the IRS scandal, the NSA scandal, the Benghazi affair, and, of course, we have never dealt with the “Fast and Furious” scandal adequately. Locally, voting citizens are concerned about the Common Core curriculum standards and how adapting to the lowest common denominator as an educational “standard” will affect future generations of Georgians.
So, show up and speak now while we have the opportunity! Let ‘em know that we’re still here!