We are raffling off a Diamondback AR-15 .223 x 5.56 A3 flattop, with case, that has been generously donated to us by Bulls Eye Marksman & Indoor Gun Range. There will only be a limited number of tickets (no more than 1,000 will be sold), which means that the odds of winning for participants will be that much better. The tickets are $10 a piece, or you can buy a book of five tickets for $40. The drawing for the rifle will be held on Monday, December 16, 2013, at the Forsyth County Tea Party’s December meeting and Christmas Party!
Next Tuesday evening (August 27th) the Dawson County Republican Party will be hosting their monthly meeting. The featured speakers will be US Senate Candidate Karen Handel, GAGOP 1st Vice Chair, Michael McNeely, and the Republican National Committeewoman for Georgia, Linda Herren. The topic for the evening will be, “The Future of the Republican Party.”
This is a great topic and an opportunity to meet with one of the candidates that is vying for the Senate seat that will be vacated by Senator Saxby Chambliss when his term expires at the end of 2014. It will also be an excellent occasion to speak with some of the leadership of the GAGOP.
On September 10, 2013, there will be a rally in Washington, DC to help motivate Congress to take action regarding Obamacare. Most Americans were opposed to the legislation when it passed and those numbers have only increased since the so-called “Affordable Care Act” has become law. If no action is taken, it is set to take effect in 45 days. Several groups have been exempted from the requirements and consequences of this wretched and onerous law. Government and our representatives have even exempted themselves and their staff. Tea Party groups have gotten together to convince Congress to exempt all of us from Obamacare.
If you wish to join in this effort, the Liberty Group Tea Party in Ellijay, GA, has chartered a bus and organized a trip to DC for this event. (See the link below for details.) Please try to attend if at all possible – time is running out!
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.
Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) will be discussing the legislation he is sponsoring regarding Defunding Obamacare with co-sponsors, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), today at 3:30pm on C-SPAN 2, or online at: http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN2/.
This afternoon Congressman Rob Woodall sent out the following statement in an email to his constituents: “As you may have heard on the news or read in the newspaper, the House voted on an amendment last night that was sponsored by Representative Justin Amash (R-MI) concerning the National Security Agency’s (NSA) data collection program. Because this is such a vital issue for many residents of the 7th District of Georgia, I want to invite you to a telephone town hall meeting tonight to discuss the amendment and the NSA program.
The telephone town hall will go from 7pm to 7:30pm. The call in number for the telephone town hall is 1-877-229-8493, and the passcode is 17849.
I hope you will allow me a few moments to explain my vote on this amendment, and I look forward to hearing your questions and concerns. “
If you have some questions for your Representative, please consider attending this meeting.
The Forsyth Tea Party is pleased to welcome Tanya Ditty to our July meeting, on Monday, July 15th, for a presentation and discussion about the important topic of the Common Core educational standards. Tanya Ditty is state director for Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Georgia, the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization. She has been an active member of CWA since 1985 and the CWA of Georgia’s State Director since 2001. She also serves on the national board of Concerned Women for America.
Tanya has been actively involved in the anti-trafficking efforts for over eight years. She is a charter member of Georgia’s Rescue and Restore coalition, and has fought aggressively for the past four years for tough state anti-trafficking laws that provide law enforcement the tools to target the criminals of sex trafficking, while providing a compassionate way out for trafficked victims. Tanya most recently represented Concerned Women for America at the United Nations on a panel discussion to raise awareness of the sexual exploitation of women through sex trafficking.
Tanya is on the front lines working aggressively to eradicate the Common Core standards from Georgia’s public schools. Tanya has collaborated with other key Common Core experts to create the Stop Common Core DVD and Stop Common Core web site. CWA of Georgia is actively involved in moving legislation through the General Assembly and is involved with the upcoming Stop Common Core Education Summits being scheduled around the state.
Tanya is proud to call herself pro-life, pro-family, pro-traditional marriage and pro-Israel. She is an active lobbyist on these issues both in Atlanta and in Washington, D.C. Tanya is a 20-year veteran educator who holds a master’s of education degree in Instructional Technology. Tanya currently teaches Economics and U.S. Government for a high school virtual academy. She resides in Marietta, Georgia.