Month: February 2024
Don’t Miss the Start of Convention Season Saturday!

Don’t Miss the Start of Convention Season Saturday!

This coming Saturday will kick off the annual convention season for the Georgia Republican Party in most counties! If you live in a county with a population of over 80,000 people, be sure to participate in your Precinct Mass Caucus this weekend!

For smaller counties, their caucuses will be on March 23rd — the same date as most counties’ county conventions.

The Georgia Republican Assembly (GRA) has been conducting convention & parliamentary procedure trainings for our members in the weeks leading up to the Over 80K Precinct Caucuses. Let us know if your GRA chapter would like help with a training.

The outcome of this GOP Convention Cycle will determine whether or not we can “drain the swamp” of the National Republican Party. 

It’s simple… Do you want the Republican platform to reflect the values of grassroots red-blooded Americans like you or the DC insiders? 

If you want to help clean house at the RNC level, and defeat (or at least dillute) the influence of spineless, unprincipled consultants and lobbyists from the nation-wide political industry, we need to elect principled delegates to the national convention.

At the RNC Convention, our GOP delegates from Georgia will vote on the platform of the party, rules, and resolutions. One of the exciting rule changes being proposed would require a recorded vote for the election of RNC Chair. No more secret, hidden votes! This would be a huge step toward accountability! 

Ultimately, this convention cycle will determine whether the RNC is run by wine-and-cheesers 🍷 or people of integrity and your involvement will make the difference! 

Alabama Supreme Court Makes Pivotal Prolife Ruling

Alabama Supreme Court Makes Pivotal Prolife Ruling

GRA President Nathaniel Darnell & NFRA Director Abigail Darnell (right) pleased to stand with Chief Justice Tom Parker of Alabama (left).

Today the Alabama State Supreme Court in a 7-to-2 decision upheld the lives of the preborn conceived through in-vitro fertilization(IVF)! 👏 We wish to commend Chief Justice Tom Parker of Alabama (who has been an Alabama Republican Assembly member) & the other six Justices who concurred with him in this honest and courageous holding. 

Babies—no matter how they are conceived—are human beings and have all of the DNA of a unique individual person.

The court held that such children are protected by Alabama’s wrongful death act and the Alabama Constitution.

Chief Justice Tom Parker, who agreed with the majority opinion, wrote a separate opinion to expand on how the Alabama “Sanctity of Life Amendment” introduced a strong legal public policy to protect unborn life in Alabama, including IVF embryos. (Read Chief Justice Parker’s special concurrence here.) Chief Justice Parker wrote, “A good judge follows the Constitution instead of policy, except when the Constitution itself commands the judge to follow a certain policy. In these cases, that means upholding the sanctity of unborn life, including unborn life that exists outside the womb.”

That life is sacred because every human being is made in the image of God, noted Chief Justice Parker, and the People chose to make that a clear matter of constitutional law. 

Our Cobb County Republican Assembly chapter had the pleasure of hosting Chief Justice Parker’s Chief of Staff Ben DuPré for a special report on the state of jurisprudence in 2022, which you can see here:

Click to watch the video from Ben DuPré, chief of staff for Chief Justice Tom Parker
After training, Chattooga County Opens a New RA Chapter!

After training, Chattooga County Opens a New RA Chapter!

Here we grow again! … Last weekend we opened a new Chattooga Republican Assembly chapter, and they joined with our Etowah Republican Assembly chapter, & some folks from the Northwest Georgia Republican Assembly chapter for another great Convention Training & Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure! 🎓 Great to see the excitement!

Eddie Caldwell

This parliamentary procedure training in northwest Georgia was led by Northwest RA chapter President Eddie Caldwell (also the Whitfield County GOP Chairman).

The new local chapter elected as their chapter Chairwoman Jennifer Tudor (also the Chattooga County GOP Chairwoman) and as their local chapter President Charles Stoker.

Our Republican Assembly leaders in Chattooga have already been instrumental in advancing several beneficial projects in their community, and we look forward to seeing what they will accomplish in the days ahead.

Do Something Now: End Trump’s Prosecution & Create Accountability

Do Something Now: End Trump’s Prosecution & Create Accountability

Don’t believe the lies and excuses from alleged “elected leaders,” the political prosecutions by Fani Willis of President Trump, former GAGOP Chairman David Shafer, and many others can be ended immediately. Not in years, not in months, but this week. But only with immediate action: take two minutes to make these crucial calls to ensure “Republican” officials fulfill their promises to voters and to the Republican Party.

Living in a “Republican” state, voters should be able to presume that those in elected office are going to act like Republicans. Sadly, the only way this is going to happen is by (1) you sharing this message with others and (2) taking a few simple actions to push your elected representatives to actually act like Republicans.

The first way to do this is by making sure this bill, S.B. 416which we’re calling the “Stop Political Prosecutions Act,”gets passed. It is a simple bill that would change the RICO law in Georgia to immediately end the current Fani Willis prosecution of Trump and other Republicans here in Georgia.

No longer would the GAGOP be paying out tons of money in legal fees. This would put an end to politically motivated prosecutions in our state. It would be over. Immediately. Ending the stress and torture of past GAGOP Chairman David Shafer, President Trump, and all of the others. 

This is so important that any elected official not signing on to this needs to get a primary challenger who can run a really simple campaign: “I would vote to end the prosecution of Republicans, and the incumbent failed to do so.”

Currently, the only two people currently showing themselves in the State Senate to be Republicans are GRA-endorsed Sen. Colton Moore (for initiating this bill), and Sen. Brandon Beach for co-sponsoring it. Call them and thank them: they deserve praise for doing the right thing. All of the others? Not so much. But there’s still time for them to change their mind, which will only happen with your help.

First, please call the Senate Majority Leader Steve Gooch (cell: 706-300-6568) (as well as your own local representatives) and tell him that you want him to get S.B. 416, the “Stop Political Prosecutions Act,” passed immediately. Be respectful. But be firm. He works for you. The legislature has the authority to do this, as they are the legislative branch of government, and they write the laws that govern the judicial system. And the bill would undoubtedly be effective to end the prosecutions. As the Majority Leader, Steve Gooch has the direct authority to expedite the passage of this bill: all of the committee chairs and others that typically give excuses follow his lead.

And as we’ve discussed before, the “Prosecutorial Commission” they are trying to use as cover to mislead the voters into thinking they are doing something about the prosecutions is, sadly, being talked about solely to intentionally mislead voters. The commission already stated that they weren’t going to consider past conduct, and it would actually likely be unconstitutional if they tried to. The *only* way being considered that Republicans can immediately stop these prosecutions is by passing S.B. 416, and the only reason they’ll do so is if you make it clear to them that you will field primary challengers against anyone who doesn’t support the bill. If they aren’t going to use their office to fix the problem, why even have them there?

Second, you can make sure that Sen. John Kennedy (R-Macon) knows that while he continues to keep Republican Sen. Colton Moore out of the Republican caucus, and tells people to “respect the judiciary” allowing the prosecution of President Trump to continue, that you expect him to stop playing those political games and for him to do his job by starting to act like an actual Republican by getting S.B. 416 passed, as well as by letting Sen. Moore back into the Republican caucus. (You can see how they kicked him out in past messages.)

Third and finally, engage in this year’s GAGOP convention cycle to ensure our principles are upheld. It’s essential to participate, and we encourage newcomers by offering training in convention procedures and Robert’s Rules of Order

We need to be involved in order to effectively have the GAGOP put pressure on (and potentially not qualify for office) candidates that fail to live up to Republican principles. While it can be intimidating for newcomers, that’s why it’s important to invite as many Republicans as possible to come, and also make sure to invite them to convention/Roberts Rules of Order training so that they can have an impact. GRA officers have regularly helped host these trainings around the state last year, and will be working to do so again this year.

Personally, I will be involved at trainings at two county GOPs in the coming weeks to help get people ready, and you (and other Republicans) are invited. The first was tonight, starting at 7 PM, in DeKalb County. The second will be in Cobb County this Wednesday, February 7th, at 6 PM. Details are here.

If you would like to have any such trainings for your group or local GOP, please let us know.

We must work together. And we must defeat the Establishment. If we fail now, and people get discouraged and are not involved in their county parties or next year’s convention cycle, the opportunity will not come again.

GRA Resolution Honors Sen. Colton Moore for Leadership on Accountability of D.A. Fani Willis

GRA Resolution Honors Sen. Colton Moore for Leadership on Accountability of D.A. Fani Willis

The GRA Executive Committee voted unanimously to pass a resolution commending and honoring State Senator Colton Moore (R-Dade) for his leading the charge to hold Democrat D.A. Fani Willis accountable in her harassment of political opponents such as the 2020 presidential alternate electors. The resolution also calls for the State Senate Republican Caucus to re-admit Moore to the caucus, and to support legislative reforms that prevents this kind of law-fare.

Read the entire resolution by clicking on this image link: