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Be There! Bergman Meet and Greet

All are invited to attend the [Jack] Bergman Meet and Greet immediately following the Stafford’s Top of Michigan marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K on May 26th.

The General is running the 10k with several local Republicans. After completing the run, he will host the meet and greet. The event will be at 10:30 am at The Pier restaurant in Harbor Springs. Refreshments and Bergman swag will be provided. No R.S.V.P. needed. This is an open invite, so please spread the word!

Zako: “No” to Recreational Marijuana

In his latest piece, Lou Zako, the conservative columnist for the Petoskey News-Review, opines about the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana.

Dr. Zako, who is also a semi-retired physician, writes, “There is a growing body of evidence of the damage to the brains of teenagers from regular marijuana usage, and a growing number of traffic accidents and deaths due to driving by those who are ‘stoned.’ Further, the confusion over the legal status of marijuana usage, with it currently being illegal under federal law, while legal under state law in a number of states, leads to the same confused ‘public approach to this issue as the example of illegal immigration being ‘illegal’ under federal law, while ‘legal’ in some states and some cities. For those who doubt that marijuana is a gateway drug to addiction by narcotics and other hard drugs, I would challenge the reader to talk to a number of addicts or recovering addicts for their views on this question.”

As is said on the internets, read the whole thing!

P.S. Here is the language of the 2018 Michigan initiative that, if it passes, would regulate marijuana like alcohol.


Last Day to File for Precinct Delegate: May 8

Friendly reminder. In order to be on the ballot as a candidate for county convention delegate (precinct delegate) for the August 7th primary, you must file an Affidavit of Identity. The affidavit can be obtained from the clerk of the county. There is no cost to do this.

The paperwork must be submitted to the Emmet County clerk by 4:00 pm, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (Withdrawal deadline elapses at 4:00 pm, May 11, 2018.)



Discuss: Public Transit

Commissioner Stakoe

The Emmet County Republican Party will host a discussion on Public Transportation Service for Emmet County.  Please join us, and share your input at our next General Meeting at the Northern Lights Recreation Center (Conference Room) on M-119, April 23rd, 2018 at 7:00 pm.

Presenters on this topic will be Emmet County Commissioner John Stakoe and Scott Smith, former Emmet County Commission candidate.

Note: The Emmet County Ad Hoc Public Transit committee, which meets during daytime working hours, consistently hears from the public transit advocates and not nearly enough from the taxpayers. Don’t let this important opportunity – to air your concerns, ask your questions – pass you by. Bring a friend or neighbor!



Precinct Delegates: Filing Deadline Approaching

Interested in becoming an elected GOP Precinct Delegate? Or in running for PD re-election? Then, please see, below, important dates and filing deadlines.

Note: Dates are subject to change through legislative action, but the deadline to file an Affidavit of Identity to the clerk of  [Emmet] county is May 8, 2018, 4:00 p.mDelegates are elected to two-year terms. Here’s how the ballot is shaping up (so far).

 


NCMC College Republicans Gather

If you are a student at North Central Michigan College and would like to become politically engaged, consider attending the College Student Republicans’ first meeting on April 11th, 6:30 p.m. at the Northern Lights Recreation Center in Harbor Springs. Contact information is provided in the flyer.


Op-Ed: Do more laws create more tyranny?

In his latest column for the Petoskey News-Review about the Parkland and YouTube shootings, Dr. Lou Zako notes:

“After each of these tragedies we witness loud demands for stricter gun laws, unfortunately often accompanied by advocates for such laws calling those who disagree murderers, people with blood on their hands, people who want children killed. More recently we have witnessed the phenomenon of accompanying such demands with demands that the children must be heard.

Unfortunately, when one group of zealots accuses another group of having blood on their hands, it becomes impossible to have a rational debate over measures which might reduce future violent acts. Simply passing a new law or laws, in this case, for stricter gun control, borders on insanity when the hundreds of existing laws are either ignored or not enforced.”

He goes on to ask many important questions; read it here, leave a comment!


Despite the sketchy weather …

The Cheboygan County Teenage Republicans successfully hosted their pizza luncheon at the Northern Lights Recreation Center. The young people brought complimentary buttons, brochures, chap sticks, door hangars, and delivered a comprehensive, slammin’ PowerPoint presentation – right on the dance floor – on what it means to be a Republican. Bravo! Hopefully, a TARS chapter will be started in Emmet County in the very near future. In the meantime, here are photos from the event. Happy Easter!

 

 


  • ECRP Meetings/GOP Events

    -The Emmet County Republican Party will host a General Meeting on April 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Northern Lights Recreation Center conference room. Commissioner John Stakoe and Activist Scott Smith will be speaking on the topic of public transit in Emmet County.

    - The first ECRP General Meeting of 2018 will take place on Jan. 22 at 7:00 pm at the Northern Lights Recreation Center. A program on child trafficking will be presented.

    - The Emmet County Republican Party will host a General Meeting on October 30th at 7:00 pm at the Northern Lights Recreation Center conference room in Harbor Springs. Petoskey School Superintendent John Scholten will be speaking about the upcoming education millage.

    - The Emmet County Republican Party will host a General Meeting on August 28th at 7:00 pm at the Northern Lights Recreation Center conference room. KC McAlpin, Little Traverse Township precinct delegate, will be speaking about immigration reform.

    - ECRP Executive meeting, Monday, July 19, 2017, 6:00 - 6:50 pm, @Northern Lights Recreation Center

    - Emmet County Republican Party monthly meeting, Wed. April 12, 7pm @ Northern Lights Recreation Center; Speaker: County Commissioner Charlie MacInnis

    - Emmet County Republican Party meeting, Monday, March 13; 7pm at Northern Lights Recreation Center

    - March 4, 2017, Pro-Trump flashmob in Petoskey at 200 E. Lake Street from noon to 2 pm.

    February 10-11, 2017 MI GOP State Convention in Lansing

    - February 2017: NO GENERAL MEETING of ECRP or of the Executive Board

    - January 9, 2017: Jesse Osmer, Speaker
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