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County Executive Elrich's Political Stunt Makes MoCo Less Safe

Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date:  
July 23, 2019
Media Contact:  Rebecca Altendorf
Email:  
press@mcgop.com

County Executive Elrich's Political Stunt Makes 
Montgomery County Less Safe

Rockville, MD

The Montgomery County Republican Party believes County Executive Elrich has just made the County less safe by issuing an executive order yesterday preventing county agencies from cooperating with ICE. 

County Party Chairman, Alexander Bush, said, "If you take politics out of the decision, it quickly becomes apparent that one government agency refusing to share relevant information about law enforcement activities with another government agency makes no sense." ICE has made clear that their enforcement operations are prioritized to focus on criminals, not peaceful undocumented individuals.

So long as enforcement does not include targeted courthouse arrests of crime victims, a policy of cooperation will only make Montgomery County safer.  In fact, President Obama stated in a 2014 address on immigration that he had increased the deportation of criminal immigrants by 80%.  Viewed in this light, Chairman Bush noted, "Elrich’s political stunt is all about opposing a President he hates, even at the risk of the safety of Montgomery County residents."

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New LD 20 Central Committee Members Elected from Silver Spring

Montgomery County Republican Central Committee

Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date:  
July 17, 2019
Media Contact:  Rebecca Altendorf
Email:  
press@mcgop.com

JOEL KERALIS AND MATTHEW JOHNSON ELECTED TO THE
MONTGOMERY COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE

Rockville, MD

Last evening, the Montgomery County Republican Central Committee (MCRCC) elected Joel Keralis and Matthew Johnson to serve as party central committee members representing Maryland’s Legislative District 20 (Silver Spring). Following their unanimous election, MCRCC Chairman Alexander Bush welcomed them, “I am excited to have two talented and enthusiastic new members to add to the Committee. District 20 now has by far our youngest contingent, and I look forward to the innovation and energy that Joel and Matthew bring.”


We’re Just Getting Warmed Up

Sixteen survivors of a plane crash huddle together in the freezing Andes. One, who has just listened to their radio, says to the others, “I got something to tell you - good news - they called off the search.” Incredulous, the other survivors ask how this could possibly be good news. He replies, “because it means we're going to get out of here on our own.”

They did. And so shall we.

If you, like so many of us, hoped the Supreme Court would save us from the most blatantly gerrymandered congressional districts in the nation, then it is time to stop waiting to be rescued, and time to start taking action.


A Salute to Strong Republican Women

By Dennis Melby

Sarah Huckabee Sanders left her post at the White House last Friday. She’s a great example of the fair, intelligent and strong women we have in the Republican Party.  Some press secretaries shine more than others.  Dana Perino and Tony Snow come to mind, prescient and thoughtful. Sarah Sanders is in that league.


Marijuana Today – It’s Not the Drug of Your Youth!

By S. Alexandra Tuttle

To paraphrase the late Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, the states are the laboratories of democracy, meaning of course that states offer the opportunity to experiment with new or innovative ideas.  With ten states and the District of Columbia now allowing for the recreational use of cannabis by an adult, the Maryland State Legislature has formed a workgroup this year, which includes Delegates Nic Kipke and Kathy Szeliga, to review issues related to the legalization of marijuana.


Uncertainty in MC Quality of Life Introduced by MC ZTA 19-01

By Patricia Fenati

According to Wikipedia, the primary purpose of zoning is to segregate land uses into divisions that are thought to be compatible. In practice, zoning is also is used to prevent new development from interfering with existing uses and/or to preserve the "character" of a community. By allowing individual homes to be separated from commercial properties and dense housing such as apartment buildings, residents can be assured that their neighborhoods will have compatible homes.


2019 Montgomery County Agricultural Fair August 9-17

By Martha Schaerr 

Summer’s here, and it’s time to get ready for the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair—one of the largest events in Maryland! This is a prime opportunity to make new and strengthen old Republican friendships, recruit volunteers, support local candidates, and promote Republican principles. Sign Up click here to volunteer, we need your help !


2019 LDD a Huge Success

The 2019 MCGOP Lincoln Day Dinner Was a Huge Success

Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford was the distinguished speaker at the June 2019 MCGOP Lincoln Day Dinner.  We had a great time in Bethesda!  Thank you to Larry O'Connor from WMAL was our emcee! And, thank you those who attended, the dinner event volunteers, the silent auction contributors, those who made silent auction purchases and to the great staff at the Bethesda Doubletree. To watch the video click here

 


First Deaf Truck Driver in Maryland Advocates for Deaf Community

By S. Alexandra Tuttle

I first met Charles “Chas” Wirick over two years ago when he came to a Legislative District 18 meeting.  During this event, I noticed that Chas had a device with him that recorded everything.  At first, I was taken aback as to why he was using it, but I quickly learned that he had been profoundly deaf since birth and could not read lips.   Most importantly, I soon discovered his reason for attending that meeting.


Gun Violence Week

By Bill Richbourg

During the week of May 5 – 12, there was a veritable explosion of gun control events in Montgomery County. First, there was an educational lecture aptly named Finding Common Ground followed by events sponsored by two local organizations, Moms Demand Action and The Interfaith Gun Violence Prevention Network. The next day we noticed that there was a Gun Violence Prevention Forum sponsored by Congressman David Trone, who represents western Montgomery County’s 6th District.


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