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June Meeting

JUNE MEETING
Thursday, June 4, 2015
7:00pm 

(Meet us at 6pm for dinner)


(NOTE: NEW MEETING PLACE)

McLean's Ole Time Cafe
418 W Gannon Ave
Zebulon, NC 27591
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SPEAKERS:  NC GOP Chair Candidates

We have invited Hasan HarnettA.J. Daoud, and Craig Collins to give us their vision of the Republican Party in North Carolina for the next two years.  Come out and meet your next State Party Chairman.  2016 is going to be a very important year, so leadership is going to be key.  The election for Chairman is this weekend at the State Convention.  If you are eligible to be a delegate, make sure you're registered. (Information HERE)

Don't sit on the sidelines!  Be a part of the conversation - starting right here.

Click the links below for more information on each candidate.

The State Convention is this weekend.
Details / Registration Here

Candidates for NC GOP Chairman

Hasan Harnett

A.J. Daoud


Craig Collins

 

 

May Meeting

MAY MEETING
Thursday, May 7, 2015
7:00pm 

(Meet us at 6pm for dinner)


(NOTE: NEW MEETING PLACE)

McLean's Ole Time Cafe
418 W Gannon Ave
Zebulon, NC 27591
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SPEAKER:  Mark Cares is a North Carolina resident who has worked in oil and gas fields all over the country, most recently in Pennsylvania.  He is, or soon will be, working right here in North Carolina in our hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") industry.  He has seen the techniques and technology used first-hand.  If you really want to know what's going on "on the ground", don't ask an egghead in a white lab coat, ask a working man.

Mark has lent his expertise and knowledge in various news and media interviews across the country.  He can strip away the hype from all sides of the argument and give us insight based on his own personal experience having seen fracking implemented in other states.

If you ever wanted to know exactly what fracking is and how it will impact North Carolina environmentally and economically, Thursday is your night.  Make sure to bring a friend!

April Meeting

April Meeting
Thursday, April 2, 2015
7:00pm
(6:00pm for dinner)

Smithfield's Chicken & BBQ
7304 Knightdale Blvd.
Knightdale, NC 27545
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FEATURED SPEAKER: Jay DeLancy
 

Thursday evening we are pleased to have Jay DeLancy of Voter Integrity Project NC as our featured speaker.  Jay DeLancy is Executive Director of VIP-NC , a trans-partisan, volunteer organization that works for open and honest elections by bringing more transparency to the process in order to ensure that no voters are disenfranchised. The group uses database analysis to detect irregularities in the voting records that could suggest patterns of fraud.

Their research has included identifying three NC counties with more than 100% of its voting-age population registered to vote (the national average is 67%), discovering almost 30,000 deceased persons still on the voter rolls; finding more than a hundred people who voted in the 2008 election and then later proved to the Wake County Clerk of Courts that they were not US citizens; and by gathering enough evidence to compel the State Board of Elections to make criminal referrals for (so far) five persons who voted twice in the Nov 2012 election.

Jay has led the way in North Carolina pushing for reforms to it's voting laws to protect all voters against fraud. He has appeared on national media including Fox and Friends, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and others. He will catch us up on legislation, legal actions, and what they're doing next.

February Meeting

February Meeting
Thursday, February 5, 2015
7:00pm
(6:00pm for dinner)

Smithfield's Chicken & BBQ
7304 Knightdale Blvd.
Knightdale, NC 27545
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FEATURED SPEAKER: Tami Fitzgerald
 

Tami Fitzgerald is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Values Coalition, which seeks to advance faith, family, and freedom in the culture of North Carolina from a Christian worldview by engaging Christians in voting, informing voters about which candidates share their values, and advancing public policies that create a culture in which human life is valued, marriage and families flourish, and religious liberty thrives.
 
Ms. Fitzgerald has been a lobbyist in the North Carolina General Assembly since 2005, lobbying on many conservative issues, including traditional marriage, pro-life issues, religious liberty, school choice, and education reform.  She successfully lobbied the General Assembly to get the Marriage Amendment placed on the ballot in May of 2012 and then led the Vote FOR Marriage NC Referendum Committee as its Chairwoman, resulting in passing the Marriage Amendment by 61%.  
 
Mrs. Fitzgerald is also an award-winning Allied Attorney for the Alliance Defending Freedom, a board member of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and Chair of its Communications Committee, and a member of the Council for the Constitutional Rights & Responsibilities Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.  
 
Ms. Fitzgerald has been a spokesperson for conservative and faith-based issues, appearing in press outlets across the country, including CNN, C-SPAN, the Wall Street Journal, Fox News.com, John Stossel’s Fox Business Show, the Washington Times, the New York Times, the Houston Chronicle, the News & Observer, the Charlotte Observer, and local television outlets in Raleigh and Charlotte.  She has authored many policy papers and articles and is a popular speaker across the State on faith-based issues.
 

January Meeting

January Meeting
Thursday, January 8, 2015
7:00pm
(6:00pm for dinner)

Smithfield's Chicken & BBQ
7304 Knightdale Blvd.
Knightdale, NC 27545
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FEATURED SPEAKER: Kory Swanson

Kory Swanson is the new President and CEO of the John Locke Foundation, an independent, North Carolina based, non-profit think tank that will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.  Kory has been with the John Locke Foundation for fifteen years and was previously the Executive Manager of the Social Philosophy and Policy Center at Bowling Green State University.

 

The John Locke Foundation is committed to individual liberty and limited, Constitutional government.  They impact policy through extensive research, online and print journalism, and outreach programs like the E.A. Morris Fellowship for Emerging Leaders and the N.C. History Project.  They also publish the Carolina Journal.

 

Don't miss this meeting as Mr. Swanson catches us up on what the John Locke Foundation is doing in North Carolina to keep our government in check and special things they have planned for this anniversary year!

November Meeting

November Meeting
Thursday, November 6, 2014
7:00pm
(6:00pm for dinner)

Smithfield's Chicken & BBQ
7304 Knightdale Blvd.
Knightdale, NC 27545
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FEATURED: Col. Francis X. De Luca, President of Civitas Institute
Francis De Luca is head of one of the most important conservative think tanks in North Carolina.  The Civitas Institute produces invaluable resources including monthly polling, election analysis, the Civitas Partisan Index, candidate surveys, demographic analysis, and innumerable others.  They publish the Civitas Review and NC Capital Connection as well as resources for legislators and citizens alike such as the NC Public Policy Series and various issue pieces.  They also host websites like Civitas Action and The Carolina Transparency Project that puts top-notch information and analysis of issues, legislation, and elections in the hands of citizens.  They also host the annual Conservative Leadership Conference that sees some of the best conservative minds in the country converge for one weekend in North Carolina.


Col. De Luca has presided over the Civitas Institute since 2007. From nccivitas.org - "He has a varied background that includes owning a small business, political consulting and working in government. He served on active and reserve duty with the United States Marine Corps where he retired with the rank of Colonel. He is a Naval Aviator and flew combat missions in the first Persian Gulf War and was deployed to the Middle East in 2003 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Francis has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington, and a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida. He is currently the President of the Civitas Institute and Civitas Action."

YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS MEETING!