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It’s six months into 2021 and our kids have been subjected to a year of screen time - and some grudgingly provided in-person schooling. Crime, car jackings and violence are increasing, drug deaths and suicides are at a high, and all the leaders from the other Party seem to care about is more funding, pushing Critical Race Theory and Defunding the Police.
The County Executive’s budget includes cuts to the police to eliminate five SRO’s at a cut of over $550,000 but includes an addition of about that much for an “Inmate Advisory Council”; $175 million in a previously sun-setted (temporary) energy tax; $1,331 million in property tax; and $18 million in traffic cameras. Also let us not forget the bag tax, recordation tax and of course the $99.7 million that they make from liquor sales. Do you feel like an ATM?
The other Party is finally calling out the recent, increased scourge of violent anti-Semitism. Attacks on Synagogues and our Jewish citizens have no place in Montgomery County, our State, our Nation or any civilized place. It’s clear to us, but many - urged on by politics, the far-left and social media, seem to think hatred is welcome and appropriate. It is not.
Our Republican voices are together, loud and clear… Get the kids back to full time quality education, Defend the Police, keep the School Resource Officers to protect our students, teachers and schools from unknown mayhem. We need leaders in local Government that exercise their fiduciary duty to the citizens of the county - and not their personal social engineering agenda.
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By Paul Agle
“Critical Race Theory” is essentially a shared delusion. The bad part is its advocates believe if they delude us as well it becomes real. It has all the earmarks of a religion; no proof, lots of belief required, and extensive proselytizing. The proselytizing of the bureaucracy, government contractors, and the education system is funded 100% with taxpayer dollars. Trying to establish a state religion of “critical race theory” is unconstitutional and all funding of these activities should be denied.
“When you wish upon on star” is not a useful approach to crafting real policy solutions. This helps to explain why believers in “critical race theory” are often such dishonest and evil people. They are trying to forge reality with their beliefs. They are the hammer, and we are the ingot. Never be the ingot.
For “Critical Race Theory” to reach critical mass there must be massive corruption of the educational system and some corruption to the legal system. The corruption of the legal system is proceeding nicely.
The residual discrimination against black people as a result of slavery has been cleverly extended to cover all non-white people. This is the tool used to justify the 'diversity and inclusion “training”' that the proponents claim “CRT is not.” Liars.
They have cleverly turned “whites are keeping the black man down” to “whites are keeping ALL non-whites down.”
Let's pick one of those "people of color" and see how this works in practice. Let's pick Asians.
Harvard is using personal ratings of students, mostly by admissions staff, as a major factor in admissions. And these subjective ratings by people who did not interview the students, lowball Asians. The result is Asians needed 250 more points on their SAT score over whites to enter Harvard. Harvard staff are only 2.9% conservative (the country is 40% conservative) so we know it isn't conservatives that are doing it. So, in practice the believers in critical race theory are keeping the “yellow man” down. That sounds like “White Supremacy” to me.
As a side note: the 93% discrimination against conservatives at Harvard should be a cause for concern and lawsuit.
Here’s another illustrative story: This football coach of Korean heritage found out what it’s like to be on the “wrong” side of diversity when he applied for a job with an unnamed NFL team recently. Despite a resume that includes 55 games of experience as an NFL offensive tackle – the first Asian American first-round draft pick in history – and 10 seasons as an assistant coach under Super Bowl winners Andy Reid and Doug Pederson, Chung was turned away. “It was said to me, ‘Well, you’re really not a minority,” Chung told The Boston Globe. Chung is Korean, as are both of his parents. Because Asians are successful they are “really not a minority”. They probably aren't “people of color” either.
Why are Asians, many of whom (or their ancestors) came here with nothing so successful?
The direct way to improve student scores is targeted policies to keep families intact, as many Asian do. Statistically Asians are the least violent Americans. And single mother homes have long been known to correlate with lower academic performance and more male violence (widows on the other hand have children that perform at the level of married couples).
It doesn't look like critical race theory supports the facts on the ground. Family structure does. And Asians who would be affected by racism as “people of color” outperform whites.
Not only are the advocates of “critical race theory” worshiping a false god, but the policies that emanate from their beliefs are destructive. Critical Race Theory is needed to support diversity. Diversity is a broad attack on meritocracy. In a diverse world it matters what color you are more than who you are. An unelected elite gets to pick and choose. Someone's ox is going to get gored. And as Harvard shows, who gets gored can be pretty arbitrary. There is apparently not enough graft and opportunities for control in meritocracy.
Critical race theory (CRT) cannot survive in a viewpoint diverse environment, hence the discrimination against conservatives. Viewpoint diversity (2.9% conservative at Harvard) is apparently verboten.
The real question is why are progressives doing this instead of attacking the core issues of inner city communities. Looting and burning the inner city cores and “critical race theory” are no substitute for addressing the family issues that are at the heart of inner city problems and doing a better job of reducing the violence. As the 2020 murder rate shows – the activities of the far left are making things worse not better.
They are using the universities as a farm team, indoctrination center, and disinformation generator. 150 diversity officers and 50 diversity professors at Ohio State add nothing to education but expense.
And it is going to get worse. An Oregon school system is a preview of the future. 'In her blueprint, [Tigard-Tualatin School District Director of Equity and Inclusion, Zinnia Un] describes the new oppressor as an amalgamation of “whiteness,” “colour-blindness,” “individualism,” and “meritocracy”… For Un, they are the values of white society, the primary impediment to social justice...
Once suitably ashamed and disintegrated, the victim – and the word victim is entirely apt – is quizzed on whether their submission to this psychological abuse has resulted in sleep deprivation and broken relationships – these are good signs, apparently. Signs of “change-making” and “solidarity.” Of emerging wokeness.'
The advocates of CRT claim “Whiteness,” “colour-blindness,” “individualism,” and “meritocracy” are the values of white society. And signs of psychological abuse are a positive outcome? The discussion should not be about whether to oppose “critical race theory”, but why we haven't removed these sick and disturbed racist sadists from positions of authority to stop them from causing further harm!
What is further distressing is the way people of color (except Asians apparently) are implicitly claimed NOT to value “colour-blindness,” “individualism,” and “meritocracy”.
The viewpoint of advocates of “critical race theory” is so removed from reality as to constitute a threat to the Republic. What would our future America be like without “color-blindness,” “individualism,” and “meritocracy”? Their apparent goal is to turn us all into serfs. Their solution to the residual effects of slavery is to enslave everyone. The US has been trying to move to a color-blind merit-based society. We were making progress toward the goal of a society where Americans “will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” If “critical race theory” and other fruits of social constructionism are allowed to flourish that will never happen. The far left, which for years has claimed Martin Luther King's mantle, now sadly seem to be urinating on his grave.
Paul Agle is a farmer (Michigan), digital hardware engineer, software engineer, 6 time marathoner, 40 year Gaithersburg Resident, 30 year Republican volunteer, a close observer of the human condition and a member of the Montgomery County Republican Central Committee.
Lorraine grew up in Rochester, NY. She attended American University in Washington, DC where she studied International Relations and Economics. Once in the center of government action, she remained.
Her love of travel was piqued when she was part of an International Humanitarian Aid group which took her to Russia. “I was very glad to return to America, and the Russian experience made me realize how very fortunate we are to live here with so much freedom,” Lorraine said. For fifteen years, she worked for a travel-related company, a natural fit for a woman who loves the adventure of travel. Lorraine has packed her bags for at least twenty trips to Europe. One of her favorite countries was Hungary where she loved the food. Since 2003 Lorrainne has been employed as Director of Administration for The Livingston Group, former Congressman Bob Livingston’s government relations firm. She has worked there for 18 years.
Lorraine’s father is a Ukrainian immigrant who has only a sixth grade formal education. Despite that, he was able to start a business. Her mother is of Ukrainian descent and Lorraine is active in the Ukrainian American community. Musically trained in piano and voice, Lorraine participates in the music ministry of her North Bethesda church.
Those who have called GOP Headquarters and left a message have likely spoken with Lorraine who calls back those who left messages. In April of 2016, she was asked, by the then Central Committee Chair, to respond to Headquarters voicemails “for about 3 months.” She likes talking with the callers, and enjoys their conversations. Some call with complaints, some seeking information, offer to become more involved, and comments that prompt enjoyable conversations. Face to face dialog is one of the advantages of working at the Republican booth at fairs and events, and she likes that. Lahinch Tavern & Grill is one of her favorite restaurants.
Lorraine has served as MCGOP Treasurer, Finance Chair, and was Chair of the Conservative Author’s Series. In the spring of 2017 when MCGOP moved the website to Nationbuilder, she headed the website review committee to determine layout for the new site. Worked in small business management for most of career, except for a couple of years on President George W. Bush’s staff in Correspondence. Lorraine has been a CCWRC member since 2002; 2nd Vice Pres (Program Chair) 2011-13, and MCFRW political activities co-chair 2013-14. She has a University of Dallas MBA and a Certificate in web design from Georgetown University. Rochester NY native. Active in the Ukrainian American community.
Having visited about half of the states in the USA, Lorraine wants to see the others. None she has visited stands out as a favorite, as each is unique in its own way. Her next trip will be to cover more states.
It is hard to keep pace with Dwight!! His political interests date back to his high school days when, at about 15 years old, he met the former V.C. of Central Committee, Katja Bullock. In 1987, Dwight Patel, Marcus Alzona, David Talcott, Elisa Bocanegra, Kirk Waibel, Wayne Tung, Sven Khatri and Keary Loomis started the first High School Republican Club in Maryland, called the Blazer Republicans group at Montgomery Blair High School.
Dwight Patel, first got interested in politics at a young age watching the 1976 GOP Convention with his grand-dad. Dwight was always a Republican in 1980 in his fourth grade class he was one of 4 kids who voted for Reagan in the Mock Election, John Anderson got 1 vote and 19 went to Jimmy Carter.
In 1988 Dwight and his Blazer Republican Club volunteered on the Bush Quayle and Connie Morella campaign. After the Election in November Dwight met former Vice Chair of the MCGOP the Honorable Katja Bullock, he called head quarters and Katja answers the phone. Dwight asked if he could have eight tickets to the inauguration of President Bush, January 20, 1989. Dwight got the trademark Katja response “Honey I will see what I can do, no promises…” Katja worked her magic as she is famously known for she got him 8 tickets to the Inauguration and as a bonus go 6 invites to the Junior Inaugural Ball, which had a surprise guest, The President and the First Lady.
Until his Junior year politics was a hobby, however Junior year in High School he took a Political Science class at Montgomery College, Rockville, where his professor Bob McHenry who inspired him to look at Politics as a career. Until this point Dwight was looking at being the next Frank Lloyd Wright, however destiny had a different path for him. He decided his Senior year he’d go to GW and major in International Affairs, however his Dad said everyone in our family has a Science Degree, Dwight made a compromise first he’d get his International Affairs degree then go back for his Architecture degree.
While in college he got his first paid political job working for Candidate for Governor of Maryland in 1990, Bill Shepherd, Dwight says, “Bill Shepherd was the most unique candidate for Governor, because he had his wife as his running mate.” Shepherd and Shepherd lost in the fall election of 1990. While in College Dwight Interned for Sen. Alfonse D’Amato, twice once his freshman year and again his junior year. In 1992 Dwight was youth Director for Pete King for Congress, NY-3, (became NY-2 in 2013). In 1993 Dwight went to work on the George Allen for Governor Campaign in Virginia. Over his career in politics Dwight has managed campaigns in New York, New Jersey, Alabama, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Dwight has been active with the Montgomery County GOP long before he was appointed to the Central Committee in 2011. Former Chairman Mark Uncapher and former Vice Chair Katja Bullock encouraged him to apply for the vacancy on the Central committee for an At-Large slot. Dwight was elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. Some of his activities with the Central Committee, along with Bruce Stern, he organized the two very successful Golf Tournaments which morphed into our Fall Reagan Dinner, the reasoning behind was “…Well we had more people interested in the dinner than the golf…” In addition he added the breakfast and lunch component to the County Convention, which turned the convention from a loss leader to a profitable venture.
If you are out of breath, rest and read on…
Dwight is also a published writer. His book “The Ray Krul Story” details the life of Ray Krul of Baltimore County who played for the Durham Bulls. Ray bought the Rosedale Ice Company and was largely responsible for the election of Spiro Agnew. To accomplish this, Ray put a political card in each customer’s ice delivery! Ray had a dishonest partner who cheated him, and he had to start over. Never discouraged, Ray dug in and did just that! He was best known for his very generous help for many people.
Photography has always interested Dwight, and he also published a coffee table book “Maryland State of Mind” featuring his photos of the state’s diverse landscapes and scenes. More of Dwight’s photography appears on his websites: Dwight’s World.com, Dwight’s wizard.com and Dwight’s Nation.com.
Several years ago, Dwight relates, he weighed 350 pounds. One day, looking in the mirror, he said to himself, “This has to change.” He began power walking and lost a significant amount of that weight. Soon, however, he began running and was doing just that during this interview! In 2010 he weighed in at 158 pounds! On average during the week, he runs 6 miles, and on weekends will often run 10 miles.
Dwight is a Trekkie!! His favorite move of all time is Star Trek 2. His favorite songs are Forever Young, Thunder Road, and River of Dreams. Archie Bunker’s Place, All in the Family, the Jeffersons, Simpsons, I Dream of Jeannie and all the Lucy shows are favorite television.
His grandfather? Had a large collection of Lionel trains which Dwight inherited. He also collects old toys, and has a large collection of political campaign pins and likes gardening.
Dwight loves road trips and his favorite vacation is driving across the country. He has been to 39 states so far, and the longest trip was cross country to California. The Dakotas and Alaska are on his bucket list.
“I so admire Dwight Patel for his optimistic, positive and innovative leadership to advance our shared foundational principles. Our country and party need many more passionate, creative Initiators like Dwight to attract more freedom-loving people to our cause.”
- Governor George Allen
”Dwight is one of my oldest and most valuable friends in politics. He is the ultimate political warrior-always willing to go to bat for the GOP and our candidates-even in deep blue Montgomery County!”
- Governor Bob Ehrlich
“Dwight is one of the most optimistic and creative guys, I ever had the pleasure of meeting”
- Sen. Alfonse D’Amato, NY
“My friend Dwight Patel, I first met when I ran for US Congress, in a few words he is loyal, hardworking and clever, no one should ever make the mistake of underestimate him”
- Rep. Pete King, NY-2
Karol Smith is a writer, former candidate, organizer of GOP Asbury and member of the Montgomery County Republican Central Committee.
By Karol Smith
Emil Frankel, a Harvard law student who studied in England on a Fulbright scholarship, met English members of The Bow Group. They had become dissatisfied with the Conservative party’s image as “The Stupid Party.” Frankel was impressed with the depth of study Bow Group members applied to public policy problems as they proactively became experts on the topics.
Simultaneously John Saloma III studied in England with a Fulbright scholarship. He and Frankel became editors of Advance magazine. He was an MIT professor. Frankel and Saloma met in 1962 at Harvard, and then organized the first meeting of the group eventually known as the Ripon Society.
Ripon, Wisconsin is the informal birthplace of the Republican Party, a claim disputed by Jackson, Michigan where the Party’s first official Party was held. (It was, however, unlikely a Republican group would name itself “The Jackson Society.”) Approximately 60 individuals met at monthly meetings in the vicinity of Harvard. Most were middle-class and from the Midwest. 30 of them became actively involved.
The main goals of the Ripon Society are to promote ideas and principles that have contributed to the GOP’s past success: National security, low taxes, smaller, smarter and more accountable federal government.
Political historian and author Geoffrey Kabaservice writes, "Although they (the Ripon Society members) were Republicans, JFK had been their political inspiration. When the news confirmed that Kennedy had been killed, they were caught between grief for their fallen hero and fear of Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded to the presidency”. (Wikipedia)
After the Kennedy assassination, the Ripon members wrote a manifesto, “A Call to Leadership: An Open Letter to the New Generation of Republicans.” It received a lot of media attention and Ripon was hailed by editorially as “a new vote in the land that should be heeded.”
The Ripon Society hosts a series of lectures known as their "Policy & Politics Dialogue Series", which in 2011 ]consisted of over 40 idea-based forums. Speakers have included: Speaker of the House John Boehner, Representatives Kevin Brady and Greg Walden, Senators Rob Portman and John McCain, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. At a Ripon event in January 2013, shortly after President Obama's second inaugural address, Boehner told the audience that President Obama was trying to "annihilate the Republican Party.”
(In “Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats’ Campaign to Defeat Trump,” insider author Edward Isaac Dovere characterized Obama as a “parasite.”
The book includes a chapter titled “Benign Neglect” in which author Dovere wrote that the title reflects what Obama aides privately called the former president’s jettisoning of the Democratic Party once he was ensconced in the White House. (Obama defenders are claiming this critical book was prompted by the Hilary Clinton supporters.)
In 1966, the society publicly announced its support of stopping the U.S. military draft at the conclusion of the Vietnam War. The society published an essay on its ideas for ending the draft. Ideas included increasing military salaries, paying volunteers higher salaries than draftees, and getting rid of "irrelevant induction standards to increase the flow of volunteers.”
In 1967, Ripon proposed a new tax overhaul plan. Certain families would not pay taxes; instead, the government would send payments to the families. At the time, the proposed income cutoff was $6,000 (equivalent to $42,000 in 2014 dollars). In a report, the society said, "The negative income tax encourages families to move up the income scale until they can begin to pay positive income taxes.”
In 1970, the Society created its first system to rate Members of Congress' voting records.
In 1981, the Ripon Society voiced public support for sanctions on nuclear-exporting countries. The society asked President Reagan to sanction any nation that sold weapons-grade nuclear materials or facilities.
In 2006, Ripon became aggressive pursuing immigration reform.
Ripon Society has numerous Congressional members on its advisory board….Maryland has none listed!
Ripon Society has a Facebook presence: https://www.facebook.com/RiponSociety with current information.
How We Respond Will Make All The Difference
Back in early 2020, President Trump stated what is now obvious, but at the time did not fully resonate with many Republicans. He said, “In reality, Democrats aren’t after me, they’re after you. I’m just in the way.”
Jump ahead to today, almost 5 months into the Biden-Harris Regime, with President Trump in the rearview mirror (for now at least). Democrats are on a blitz, pushing programs, policies and agendas that are turning our nation upside down. The attacks on President Trump continue, mostly as a background drumbeat for their most radical elements. The true target, as President Trump predicted, is us and “our ilk”. Conservatives, primarily whites, religious, fiscally conservative, believers in the Constitution, nuclear family, freedom, and liberty.
This coordinated attack by our federal, state, and local governments, in partnership with Big Tech, Big Business and radical groups like the ACLU, CAIR, Planned Parenthood, BLM, Antifa and more, could not be more overt. Everything and anything in the way of their socialist game plan is a target of the multilayered Biden-Harris radical coalition. Here are just a few outrageous examples:
Illegal Immigration: The southern border is wide open. Every man, women, and child from Mexico and Central America interested in free education, healthcare, social services, amnesty, and citizenship can cross the border virtually unimpeded. In fact, federal agencies (and their hired NGO partners) will bus, or even fly these uninvited guests to any locality in the nation at our expense, often in the dead of night to avoid detection. Montgomery County, as expected, has been on the receiving end of these covert drops with hundreds of illegals now calling our neighborhoods home.
Potential border jumpers from around the globe have gotten the message and are doing their best to get to Mexico for the journey north. What do we get from this sanctioned alien invasion? Higher taxes, overcrowded schools and ESOL, increased crime, human trafficking and prostitution, undereducated non-English speaking workers, overstressed services, diluted culture and voting power, and the privilege of being called racist if we oppose all this.
Critical Race Theory and Cancel Culture: Despite the fact my relatives arrived legally in the early 1900’s well after slavery ended, I’m white so therefore I’m racist against minorities and my family tree obviously includes slaveowners and KKK members! But of course. Paying reparations to descendants of black slaves may be in our future as well since the trillions already spent on Great Society Program, Affirmative Action, and dozens of other Democrat social welfare initiatives over the decades did not quite work in the inner cities. However, hard work, education, nuclear family, and equal opportunity seemed to do the trick for most of us.
Never mind my ancestors were the original ghetto dwellers and have been persecuted, slaughtered, and forced to flee from many countries, some to this day. My grown children are now being forced to “repent” at their workplaces for being white and privileged, while my grandchildren are learning in public school that America was founded on slavery and racism (1619), and that whites thrived on the forced labor of minorities. I think we would all agree that rational discussion on CRT with school administrators is not an option. Makes one wonder if the public school boards work for the taxpayers or the taxpayers work for the public school boards?
All, this while Simon & Schuster cancels publication of Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-MO) book on Big Tech, more and more conservative citizens, leaders and media outlets are permanently blocked on Twitter and Facebook, United Airlines mandates that more than 50 percent of their future pilots will be minorities (whites need not apply), and the black Mayor of Chicago announced she is only giving interviews to minority reporters – all while the black on black crime/murder rate in Chicago sizzles off the charts. But don’t dare complain.
Defund and Disrespect the Police: Crime is up across the nation as the Biden Democrats and their BLM/Antifa partners continue to pressure jurisdictions to “reimagine policing” and negatively publicize any and all police actions specifically against blacks (again whites no longer matter). These police actions, unfairly reported by leftist politicians and media often results in riots and looting, leading to a growing number of police officers leaving their jobs. Makes me feel safe, how about you? Even liberal Montgomery County is not immune from the crime surge and lawlessness, with car jackings, robberies, rapes and assaults on the steady rise.
Because of our MD-VA-DC location one would think the FBI would have the ability and resources to step in to and help local law enforcement stem this growing crime rate. But alas, the FBI is quite busy hunting down the tens of thousands of law-abiding citizens, many in our neighborhoods who attended or might have attended Trump rallies in DC to determine their loyalty to the Biden Regime. Fortunately, the remaining 2,000 plus National Guard surrounding the Capitol, with Trump like border fencing, are leaving by the end of May. Be assured their bags will stay packed just in case those Trump supporters dare to show their faces again in DC.
What about Biden’s policies on school closures, energy, budget deficits, inflation, economic stagnation, Israel and terrorism, 2nd amendment, Supreme Court, Statehood for DC, etc. Makes you think how right President Trump was on all these issues and more the last 4 years. In hindsight, were those Tweets really that bad?
How should we respond?
First and foremost, do not ever give up. The 2020 election was quite close even with all the Democrat shenanigans. And January 6, while a misguided deed by a few hundred, it was not an insurrection at the Capitol so stop feeling guilty and come out of hiding. Remember, Portland, Seattle, Milwaukee and other Democrat cities are still smoldering and the perpetrators don’t seem to be filling our courthouses and jails.
Regarding the MCGOP, treat 2021 like an election year (there are some local races by the way). Sign up now on the MCGOP.com website to volunteer (events, campaigns, research, writing, IT support, outreach to small businesses and minorities), take the orientation class offered, donate funds, purchase a business ad in the monthly newsletter, get friends and others to register to vote, enjoy the MoCo Monday Zoom Speaker Series to stay current on topics affecting all of us. Enough talking, get involved instead.
Election year 2022 is right around the corner with 50+ Montgomery County officials up for election, not to mention Governor, Congressional seats (control of the House, Cong. Andy Harris) and more. Key races are also taking place with our immediate neighbors in Frederick County (County Executive) and Howard County (No Sanctuary ballot) that will affect our quality of life in MoCo depending on the outcome. Again, stay apprised and donate/volunteer if you can. Remember, everything you do will make a difference so start now.
Brad Botwin is the Organization Chair for the Montgomery County Republican Party.
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We must BUILD OUR PARTY - How To Get Involved In The GOP
By Dwight Patel
In order to win elections in 2022, we need to have all hands on deck. Many members of our central committee, and other local activists, have participated in MCRCC committees. That is one way to build our party. The Republican Party is a big tent party. We need all hands on deck and there are numerous other ways, both for those on and off the committee, to get involved in building our party. Party Building can be anything from buying a ticket to a party event like the Red, White and Blue or Lincoln-Reagan Dinner to attending a republican club meeting.
There are the district clubs like in LD-15, who just had a Preakness fundraiser that was a huge success. There are our Republican Women’s clubs, they never fail to bring out a large crowd. There is the Montgomery County Republican Club, their First Thursday with Barry Glassman is coming up and is sure to be a good time. And last but not least, the College Republicans and Young Republicans bring new energy to our party.
If a club is not for you, that’s okay too. There are MCRCC members and volunteers that serve on State Party Committees, like Grassroots, Credentials, Bylaws, Technology and Rules. These are all party building activities, as they say many paths lead to the mountain top, there isn’t just one road. The important thing is we need YOU, all of you, to get involved.
Dwight Patel is a Member and former vice-chair of the Montgomery County Republican Party Central Committee.