Community Security Discussion by Think Tank Fellow

Note: The ECRP website links to the Heritage Foundation on its research page.


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!


Meet-and-Greet-and-Eat Event


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!

 

 


Announcing: A Pizza Party!


Gun Show @ Emmet County Fairgrounds


Chatfield Supports Making English Official State Lingua

Rep. Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, is one of the co-sponsors of HB 4053.

According to MichiganVotes.org, the bill would “establish English as the official state language. This would apply to government activities, but not to private sector activity. It would require governmental documents, records, meetings, actions, and policies to be in English, but would not prohibit them from also being in another language.”

The bill passed 62 to 46 in the House on Feb. 22, 2018.

Thirty-two other states have decreed English the “official” language of government business.

Here’s the full text of the bill, all of its sponsors, and a fiscal analysis of it.


  • ECRP Meetings/GOP Events

    - Visit our Victory Center which is located across from the Bay View golf club. Current hours of operation: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 11-5; Wed. 11-7; Sat. 11-3; Sunday closed. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Janet at 231-330-4800.

    -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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