The newsletter of the Alamance Republican Women of North Carolina
Take the ARWNC "Plus One" Challenge! by Katie Dukeshire, ARWNC Vice-President, Membership
I am looking forward to seeing you Thursday Night!
From now until November I am going to Challenge you to bring a friend, and not just ANY friend to a meeting. The challenge is to bring an Independent OR an undecided Democrat, so we can try to bring them over "from the dark side."
Our membership goal this year is 100 members, so let's start this Thursday! I will have plenty of Membership Forms and Change of Affiliation Forms available.
Let's fill up the room Thursday night!
Just a few notable "Party switchers" from Democrat to Republican:
by Katie Dukeshire, ARWNC Vice-President, Membership
Hello all! I want to share with you an inspiring article. Next time you're out, remember this piece and have "The Talk." You CAN make a difference in the 2012 election and all of us need to start now.
Roll On to Victory in 2012!
GOP ACTIVISM - Go ahead; have "the talk" From Eric Dondero - "Pundit Press" Democrat elected officials, including state legislators and county commissioners, are switching to Republican all over the United States from Maine to Texas, from Georgia to South Dakota. Why not take it to the grassroots level.
Have a friend who's stuck in the Democrat Party? Invite them to lunch, and have "the talk" with them. Give them a friendly little quiz on the issues. And if they agree with at least 60 to 70 percent, invite them to join up!
An inspiring little story relayed by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post's Conservative Columnist, on newly-elected New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez: She might be an articulate Republican voice on everything from immigration to education, but she wasn't always a Republican. "When I first registered to vote I registered as a Democrat," she tells me. "My parents were Democrats. I moved to Las Cruces New Mexico in 1986 and again registered as a Democrat." But two Republican friends took her and her husband to lunch one day, "We started to have a conversation about the issues. They never talked about 'Republican' or used the word 'conservative.'" She recalls, "When we got back in the car I said to my husband, 'Oh my God, we're Republicans!'"
Sidenote: On Jan. 23 in Texas, nine Democrat elected officials in Lamar County (Paris) switched to the GOP. Full story at LibertarianRepublican.net
Alamance Republican Women of North Carolina is an organization of women dedicated to the Preservation of freedom and American values.
Our Mission is to elect GOP candidates by volunteering our time and talents, empower women of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds to participate in the political process, and inform our members & friends about legislative issues.
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In the summer of 1988, as a 10-year-old girl, I stood amazed. I was taken to my first political event and it was huge! Michael Dukakis had stopped in Raleigh, N.C., during his
ARWNC President Dee Ann Cobb receives the gavel from outgoing President Julie Emmons at the December 2011 meeting.
campaign for President of the United States. My Aunt Linda, never shy about her political views, took me to an event which would eventually be instrumental in changing my life. I stood amazed at the emotion and the excitement of the crowd as they cheered for their candidate. I remember the red, white and blue colored crowd cheering and showing such pride. (Now as a side note, my parents threatened to kill my aunt after that stunt! As very right-leaning Republican voters, they could not believe she had taken me without their permission.) I, however, walked away with a passion for politics. Just for the RIGHT side!
Now fast forward 24 years. We've finally made it. This year holds to be the biggest election of our time. Our country stands in a position we've seen before but where will we go? We can move forward or stay the same. We can stand together and fight for a better less intrusive government or sit back and wait to see what happens. Will we stand as a patriotic country and fight for what is right with excitement and determination?
This year, we will be calling on all of you! We need the strength of everyone to help turn our country around. We will need to build our membership, volunteer for headquarters, make calls, raise funds, and get our neighbors out and most of all, VOTE! Will you stand with us and lend your support?
City County Gang Task Force Highlight February Meeting
of the goals of the Alamance Republican Women is to keep our county
informed of the issues facing its citizens, and our February meeting is
no exception. On Feb. 2, we welcome the City County Gang Task Force,
who will report on the gang activity in Alamance County in what will be a
Formed six months ago, the City County Gang Task
Force is an association of law enforcement professionals who are
dedicated to the prevention of gangs and suppression of gang-related
activity. It plays a significant role in creating a safer environment
for residents within Alamance County.
Task Force operates under a memorandum of agreement between all local
city and county agencies and is staffed by four full time
investigators: two by the Alamance County Sheriff's Department and two
by the Burlington Police Department. A member of the FBI Safe Streets
Task Force also serves as a full-time investigator, which allows the
Task Force to receive Federal Assistance.
looking for your delicious desserts and marvelous main dish recipes.
If you have a great crockpot or quick meal idea, be sure to submit those
too! Maybe you have a great crockpot recipe or a tried-and-true quick
dinner for the busy family -- we're looking for these too!