Our new North Metro Republican Assembly chapter is co-hosting a “Georgia Unite” Conference on October 8th, and they would like to invite you to come! Unite with fellow American Patriots to learn from conservative leaders on what threatens our Constitutional Republic and how to inspire change for tomorrow. Register here!
In case you missed it, registration for the GRA Annual President’s Dinner is available! Save $25 by purchasing at the early-bird rate before the end of September.
Not only does this annual event always entail delicious food and fun fellowship with like-minded conservatives activists, but it’s one of the key ways we raise funds to support the campaigns of our endorsed candidates in November and to provide for the other expanding outreach of the GRA.
Last year our keynote speaker was Congressman Thomas Massie (KY-R), the only Republican Congressman who who is on record consistently opposing every single one of the inflationary CARES Acts under both administrations during the pandemic.
This year the GRA is pleased to hear from our keynote speaker Jack Barsky (also known as “The Gentleman Spy”).
Trained as a spy in the former Soviet Union, Barsky spent 10 years living in New York City, and he “found years of living in America gradually turned him into a Communism skeptic. He started resenting the demands intelligence work made on his professional and personal life. Ultimately he was ordered to return home, his cover blown.” He ignored the order and remained. After being “caught” by an FBI agent, Jack agreed to provide information, ultimately disclosing secrets about Russian codes and training techniques. He became a Christian. For his cooperation he gained US citizenship. Mr. Barsky is an author and has appeared on numerous television shows. Formerly an Atlanta resident, he currently lives in Austin, TX.
We have lots of choices for you on how you can enjoy the dinner: Chicken or steak filet? From the main hall or in the VIP balcony? Coming alone, as a couple, or bringing a table of friends? Have your pick. It all goes to support a good cause.
In case you missed the Cobb County Republican Assembly’s recent special event, you can now watch the video recording of attorney Ben DuPré’s report Life, Liberty, & Pistols: The Impact of SCOTUS’s Recent Term! In addition to serving as a lawyer who has worked on many cases over the years dealing with the subject matter involved in the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent rulings, Ben also serves as the Chief of Staff for the Chief Justice of the Alabama State Supreme Court.
Watch the video on the Cobb RA YouTube channel here:
The North Metro RA chapter has just confirmed ICE Acting Director under the Trump Administration, Thomas Holman, as their keynote headliner for the 2022 Georgia Unite Conference scheduled for Oct. 8th. They are hosting it in Cherokee County at a 500 seat event facility at The Bluffs Governmental Complex in Canton. Our North Metro GRA Chapter is also planning a VIP Fundraising Dinner the evening before on Friday night.
They are also pleased to report that their newsletter is coming out this weekend to promote the event as they just confirmed our keynote headliner today.
The Georgia Unite theme centers around securing our Southern Border. Previous 6th District Congressional candidate Mallory Staples, soon to be the new Freedom Caucus Georgia Director, is serving as the MC. They are bringing multiple local conservative Patriot Groups together to rally together around securing the sovereignty of our country, otherwise have no country!
In addition, the North Metro RA created this announcement for the chapter to recruit volunteers because only four phone callers were logged into Hershel’s “Turn-out-the-Vote” phone system in all of NW Georgia last Saturday. They say “he needs our sacrificial help NOW!”
They have released this calendar of events for their chapter:
Since Georgia’s Heartbeat law went into effect on July 20th, pro-life Georgians have been surprised and disappointed by the data shared by sidewalk counselors. The observations they share from their numerous hours outside abortion facilities indicate the law is not very effective at saving babies lives despite all the pro-life celebration and the hysteria from pro-abortion activists.
Full-time sidewalk counselors (also called pro-life missionaries) who peacefully pray and evangelize outside abortion facilities have shared some disturbing reports of high abortion numbers and contrasted pre-heartbeat law averages with the averages seen today.
The Columbus Women’s Health abortuary has tripled their normal rate of abortions since the Dobbs ruling overturned the precedent started with Roe v. Wade.
Seneca Choices for Life, the local pro-life pregnancy center is strategically located beside the leading Columbus abortion facility. The pregnancy center maintains a constant presence outside the clinic, praying and pleading with women to change their mind and receive the free resources they provide.
“Just here in Columbus the abortions have tripled since before Roe,” said Amber Snipes, Director of Seneca Choices for Life.
“This is a reason we are suspicious of illegal activity because there’s been a significant spike in numbers once abortions became illegal after 6 weeks.”
Some speculate that the high volume of abortions in Columbus is due to its proximity to Alabama, a state with stronger legal protections for pre-born children compared to Georgia. Alabama law protects children from the moment of fertilization with the only exception for serious health risk to the pre-born child’s mother. It contains no exception for rape or incest, unlike Georgia’s Heartbeat law.
Data collected by Columbus sidewalk counselors reveals the mothers entering the abortion mill drove vehicles with a diverse array of state license plates hailing from Alabama, Louisiana and even Texas. These out-of-state licenses and the higher volume of elective abortions committed in border cities like Columbus indicates that Georgia is becoming an abortion destination state.
In Augusta the data shows abortion numbers are down, but not by much.
“The volume has been cut down from about 30 to [between] 12 to 20 per day. They aren’t following the law,” said Steven Smith, a pro-life missionary in Augusta.Read More
They say that after the primary is over, all Republicans are supposed join together, sing Kumbaya, and work together to get our Republican nominees elected in November. That’s what they said, anyway, before the GRA helped 13 of our endorsed Republican State House candidates win their Republican nominations in the May primary. As some nominees and new activists are learning now, that’s “rules for thee and not for me!”
All in all, the GRA got not only 13 endorsed State House candidates primary wins, but also won three endorsed State Senate races, two congressional candidate races, and three state-wide races!
But last weekend, the State House Republican Caucus (which is controlled by Speaker David Ralston) met with the Republican nominees in Georgia to give several of our endorsed nominees in viable races against Democrats the ol’ smack down: How dare you get the endorsement of the GRA?! If you are with the GRA, we will provide you with zero help in the general election—and we may even find a way to help your opponent! If you’re with the GRA, we’re against you!
At least three of these endorsed nominees have received intense pressure to renounce the GRA, their endorsement, and even their membership in the GRA!
So right now when the Atlanta Establishment could be trying to mend old wounds and build bridges to earn conservative support for the general election —instead they’re stirring more division! Why would they risk losing these critical viable seats to Democrats? Why sabotage their own party? Why would the State House “Republican Caucus” be so against activists dedicated to promoting accountability to the principles of the Republican platform?
This is the same caucus leadership that opposed a special session to investigate and evaluate the allegations of fraud in the 2020 election, and who opposed getting rid of the QR codes and the absentee drop boxes. It’s also the same ones who pushed the Mental Health Parity bill, who imposed eugenics (it’s okay to murder the baby this alternative way) language on the Heartbeat bill, who blocked the Constitutional Carry bill for several years, who blocked legislation to stop taxpayers from having to pay for abortion services for state employees, who “balance the budget” as our state law requires by issuing more debt through bonds, etc., etc., etc.
In each of these fights and more, it has been the GRA and our endorsed legislators who have been standing up against this wayward Republican leadership. Our numbers are growing in the legislature with this recent batch of primary victories, and it’s making them nervous. Why?
Because it would only take ten votes to unseat David Ralston (Blue Ridge) from being Speaker of the Georgia State House, and they know that most of our endorsed candidates have pledged to vote against Ralston as Speaker next year. They also know we are in reach of obtaining that objective. They know we are a threat to these RINOs. They fear us.
So now more than ever we need to support our GRA endorsed candidates! Any donations you can make to the GRA-PAC to help us get them elected in November will work to secure them as champions for you in the causes you care about! If you agree that our endorsed nominees need to stay courageous and stand up to Ralston, then chip in $25, $50, or $100 today to help them win this November!
If the Republican Caucus won’t support them, and is using intimidation tactics to pressure them to cave, they need to count on us.
Let’s encourage and embolden our endorsed candidates to courageously stand up for the issues that concern us from the Republican platform — the issues so many Republicans in the legislature seem reluctant to advance! Don’t abandon them to the intimidation tactics of David Ralston and his gang of thugs in the so-called “Republican” Caucus. Help us fight back with your $50, $100, or $250 donation today.
Our GRA-endorsed legislators have been the few Republicans consistently standing up for you and I—the grassroots—in our concerns at the state legislature.
The North Metro RA chapter (Cherokee & Pickens counties) is helping to spearhead an effort to secure 10,000 signatures in seven days (1,500 daily) on a petition demanding that we “Ditch Dominion” in favor of PAPER Ballots!
Time is of the essence! Click here to sign onto the petition!
This effort is joined with the non-partisan Cherokee Citizens for Election Integrity, an organized community action group dedicated to the preservation of Honest, Fair, and Transparent Elections, and hereby demand that our Cherokee County Board of Commissioners “Ditch Dominion” now in favor of Paper Ballots for the November General Elections.Read More
GRA DENOUNCES THE INVASION OF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S HOME: Unprecedented Action a Violation of the 4th Amendment
Atlanta, GA, August 9, 2022 — The home of a former president, President Donald J. Trump, was invaded by armed FBI agents on August 8, 2022. This unprecedented action is something we expect to see in communist countries, but not in the United States of America. This egregious act must have had the approval of, at the very least, Christopher Wray, Director of the FBI, but most likely also had the approval of President Joe Biden.
The Georgia Republican Assembly denounces this act as a violation of the 4th Amendment of the United States, which states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by the oath of affirmation and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the person or things to be seized.”
President Trump states, “After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate. It is prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, They even broke into my safe! What is the difference between this and Watergate, where operatives broke into the Democrat National Committee? Here, in reverse, Democrats broke into the home of the 45th President of the United States.”
We call upon every elected official sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States to denounce this attempt to intimidate and harass a former president and to weaponize our law agencies to be used as political hacks. We ask every American to call and write their senators to decry this violation of the 4th Amendment.
About the Georgia Republican Assembly
The Georgia Republican Assembly is a member of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA), committed to reforming the Republican Party to achieve its goal of a constitutional government. We aim to reclaim the Republican Party for Conservatives, reform the Party back to its Conservative Values, and restore Republicans’ faith in the GOP. https://georgiara.com/
Cobb RA Event: ““The Full Impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Last Term” with Alabama Chief Justice’s Office
One of our county chapters is putting together a special event we think you may want to attend. The Cobb County Republican Assembly is pleased have a special guest speaker for their county convention on Thursday evening, August 18th at the Cobb County GOP Headquarters: Attorney Ben DuPré, Chief of Staff to the Republican Chief Justice Tom Parker of the Alabama State Supreme Court, will personally provide a message on what is being called “the U.S. Supreme Court’s best term in the history of America!” We will hear a summary and explanation on how the court has overturned major damaging precendent that egregiously deviated from the history and text of the U.S. Constitution to circumvent our elected representative system and imposed tyranny on Americans for decades. We will better understand how the series of court decisions were landmark for gun rights, the lives of the preborn, energy development, bureaucratic over-reach, freedom of religion, school choice, and more!
Ben DuPré is the husband of Jerusha DuPré and the father of seven children, who are educated at home through Ezekiel Academy. Ben is a constitutional law attorney licensed in Virginia and Alabama. Although born and raised in New York, Ben came south as soon as he could, attending Regent University Law School in Virginia, before moving to Montgomery in 2001 to work for Chief Justice Roy Moore at the Alabama Supreme Court on the same day the Ten Commandments monument was installed. In 2003 Ben left the Court to work with Chief Justice Moore at the Foundation for Moral Law for nine years, defending religious liberty and advocating for the pre-born in Georgia, Alabama, and across the country.
Since 2013, Ben served as Chief of Staff for both Chief Justice Moore and now Chief Justice Tom Parker. Ben serves as a deacon at Evangel Church in Montgomery, and is grateful to be saved by grace and to be a survivor of Roe v. Wade.
Registration for the event includes refreshments, dessert, and a time for Q&A with our guest speaker. Cobb RA season pass holders get $15 off this and future events we host this year!
Here is a summary of the location and times for the up-coming event:
Cobb RA County Convention
Held at the Cobb GOP Headquarters
799 Roswell Street NW, Marietta, GA 30060
$30 early-bird registration (refreshments & dessert included)
$15 registration with season pass
Thursday, August 18, 2022
7:00 PM EST (guest speaker)
We are pleased to report that we’ve formed a new regional chapter below the gnat line! The South-East Georgia Republican Assembly: SEGRA.
39 of Georgia’s 159 counties have now incorporated GRA local chapters either through individual county Republican Assembly organizations or by regional organizations.
SEGRA consists of six counties along the heart of Georgia’s small coastline: Chatham, Effingham, Bryan, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh, among the oldest counties in the state—dating back before the War for Independence in 1776. Organized originally by Dean Burnette, SEGRA is led by Brittany Brown and her local chapter’s executive committee with a vision on expanding GOP appeal and shaking up the Establishment to improve politics in the southeastern region. We invite you to learn more about them at their web site at https://segra.us/ or on their social media at their Facebook page..
Here are their newly elected officers:
- SEGRA President: Brittany Brown
- 1st Vice President: Keith Padgett
- 2nd Vice President: David Little
- 3rd Vice President: Jerilyn Gibbs
- Secretary: Anthony Burton
- Assistant Secretary: Faye Markwalter
- Treasurer: Jennifer Salandi
- Assistant Treasurer: Marc Moyer