Last week the Montgomery County Republican Central Committee elected me as Party Chairman for the remainder of the year, and I thank them for their support. We have such an important election in less than three months.
In the United States, in Maryland and in even in Montgomery county there’s a deepening feeling of frustration. Something’s just not right. No kids in school for the foreseeable future, work from home as much as you can, cut back on social activity for as long as it takes, but watch massive demonstrations and even violence as if it is acceptable. It is not.
Although the police are our neighbors and family members there’s a small segment of the population on the far left bent on dismantling them and turning our defense against violence and threats over to social workers. We need to continue the struggle for racial justice and against antisemitism, but under the guise of that struggle many people are fueling hatred and intolerance against “the others”, which can only lead to a lack of trust and understanding.
Just over the weekend the far left and many in the teachers unions have coordinated with the government to ban opening all in-person education in Montgomery county, public and private. Only a screen in front of a student is acceptable. This is not acceptable. We need an elected county government with common sense to check actions like this.
Yet we’re standing up. We say do everything you can to move on, safely and with sanity. Open the schools when you can, stop the violence and intimidation, support the cops who are vastly good, decent folks who want to do the right thing. While we all admit there’re wrong things in the world we know our American society strives to correct wrongs, to lift people up, and remain a place the world wants to come to.
So we stand with our first responders and laud them. We back the blue and hold their selfless works in admiration and respect. And we’re 100 percent sure that our great, perhaps the greatest medical establishment the world has ever seen will conquer this pestilence we’re faced with soon, not only for us, but for the world.
Believe me – both parties want to get back to boom times – one party to collect great taxes and the other party to provide great wealth. And yes, there are plenty of folks in between too! Even though the media portrays it differently we’re moving together as one united country, over the bumps in the road, fighting for family, community, freedom and justice.
Our November elections will reject the far-left extremists on the national level and move us closer to true representation on the local level. And the future will be bright, I know it.
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Polling places in Maryland will be open on Election Day, November 3, 2020, and early voting centers will be open October 22-29. In addition, every eligible voter will be sent an absentee ballot application.
Voting by absentee ballot is the only method that allows you to avoid possible exposure to COVID-19 and long lines resulting from a severe shortage of election workers. It's your decision to make.
Indeed, there’s no need to wait -- you can submit an application for your mail-in/absentee ballot now. This will save the Board of Elections the time and expense of mailing you an application. Get your application for a mail-in/absentee ballot one of the following ways:
- Online: Access the online application here. You must have a Maryland driver’s license or other MVA issued card to apply online. The online process is also used for voter registration so by using it you will make sure your voter registration is correct. The online application can also be accessed by texting VBM to 77788.
- By Mail: Print out the form in English or Spanish, fill it out, and return by mail, email, fax or in person to the Board of Elections.
- By Phone: Call the Montgomery County Board of Elections, 240-777-8550
On your application, when answering “How do you want to receive your ballot?” please check “in the mail” (if using online application) or "U.S. MAIL" (if using paper application). If you choose any other option you will print your ballot at home on paper that is not recognized by the ballot-scanning equipment, requiring extra work by the Board of Elections to transfer your selections to a paper ballot the scanner will recognize.
Finally, if you are healthy and willing to work as an election judge contact the Board of Elections now as there is a critical shortage of available election workers.
TO BE SAFE AND AVOID LONG LINES YOU MAY VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
Change the County Council: $9 for 9D
By Ann Guthrie Hingston
When officials do not listen, when legislative structures block fair representation, it is incumbent upon citizens to petition for change. This is exactly what a grassroots, non-partisan coalition of county residents called Nine Districts for MoCo is doing. Thousands of voters of all political parties have signed the charter petition to demand fair representation on the Montgomery County Council. All citizens deserve a representative in the room when the Council decides how to spend $5.8 billion of their tax dollars.
The Montgomery County Republican Central Committee (MCGOP) is currently recruiting qualified applicants to fill Committee vacancies: one vacancy for Legislative District 20 (Colesville, Leisure World, and parts of Olney) and one vacancy for the At-Large seat (all legislative districts in Montgomery County).
If interested in applying, please submit your letter of interest and political/professional resume to the MCGOP’s Secretary Lori Jaffe NO LATER than August 21, 2020. Interviews will be scheduled at a later date.
Following interviews, if nominated to fill a MCGOP Central Committee vacancy the full MCGOP Central Committee will vote to consider such nominations at a date to be determined. If elected to serve as a MCGOP Central Committee member representing your LD or At-Large, volunteer Central Committee members are to be active participants in all MCGOP efforts: attend regular meetings, promote the election of Republican candidates, organize and operate effective political organizations in your Legislative District, engage in fund-raising activities and build grass-roots political support within Montgomery County.
MCGOP reserves the right to not interview applicants as well as to keep vacancies unfilled.
We need you to volunteer, it's such an important 2020 election, can you help your Party? Phone calls, door knocking, literature bundling, whatever you're comfortable with. There's a chance the far-left could take control of the Congress and the White House. We need you, click here to volunteer.
So many of our fellow Republicans worked hard to support our Republican Party’s Presidential nominee at the GOP Convention this year. Whether their names appeared on the 2020 Primary Election ballot or as Central Committee members at our MDGOP 2020 virtual convention they were chosen for the great duty and honor of confirming incumbent President Donald J. Trump’s second election nomination. They are:
David Bossie, National Committeeman
CD3 - Alternate Delegate, Anne Koutsoutis, MCGOP Central Committee
CD8 - Delegates Ruth Melson and Mark Uncapher
Alternate Delegate, Pat Fenati, MCGOP Central Committee
Marcus Alzona, MCGOP Central Committee
Amie Hoeber, former CD6 GOP Congressional candidate
Maria Sofia, President of MD Young Republicans (MDYRs)
Josephine Wang, MCGOP Central Committee
At-Large Alternate Delegates:
Michael Higgs, MCGOP Central Committee
Dwight Patel, MCGOP Central Committee
Gail Weiss, MCGOP Central Committee, President Potomac Women’s Republican Club
Although many of us voted for them they’re not able to attend the Convention. Out of an abundance of caution the Party has cancelled the in-person part, scaled it way back because of the Covid 19 crisis we’re all fighting. They’ll probably be doing “virtual” support. We do thank them though, for being in the arena, and willing to take on that big commitment of travel and treasure. Thank you to the Montgomery County GOP Delegation.
-As Republicans we believe in Democracy, Freedom and Security. We will win our fight over this pandemic, protect children in our cities, and bring our economy roaring back. We send our thanks to the frontline “essential” workers, the first responders and police men and women. No, we will not defund and eliminate the Police. Thank you for standing with me and raising your voice for safety and common sense – while decrying violence and hatred wherever it comes from. You make me proud to be an American.-
For the Republican Party of Montgomery County
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