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New North Metro Regional Chapter formed in Cherokee & Pickens Counties

New North Metro Regional Chapter formed in Cherokee & Pickens Counties

Congratulations to our newest GRA chapter! The new North Metro Regional chapter was formed this evening, and it includes Cherokee County & Pickens County Republican Assembly members! We look forward to good things to come from this group.

GRA members from Cherokee and Pickens counties met this evening at the Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant in Canton to revitalize the chapter that had formerly gone dormant in the area. A body of new proposed bylaws were adopted by the participating membership, and then executive officers were elected to lead the new chapter organization.

Newly elected North Metro RA Regional chapter officers

The newly elected officers of the North Metro Republican Assembly regional chapter are Richard Jordan (President), David Oles (Vice President), Sandy Docherty (Secretary), and David Docherty (Treasurer).

Thereafter, the participating membership also voted to endorse some of the local candidates for local school board and Cherokee County Commissioner. As always with the GRA, an endorsement can only be won by a 2/3rds majority of the participating membership, and an option for “no endorsement” must always be an option on the vote. Only the following local candidates received the requisite votes to earn endorsement:

• For Chairman of the Cherokee County Commission: Harry Johnston
• For Schoool District 3: Cam Waters
• For School District 4: Chris Greggory 

The GRA Board will be voting on accepting this new regional chapter at the next state board meeting. We look forward to providing you with more information on the new North Metro regional chapter in the days ahead.

Cobb RA Announces Local Endorsements

Cobb RA Announces Local Endorsements

Marietta, GA — Participating members of the Cobb County Republican Assembly met today at the Cobb County GOP Headquarters to hear speeches by local candidates and to vote on whether to endorse them and others nominated by the membership. It takes a two-thirds majority of the participating membership for a candidate to be endorsed by the RAs. The local endorsement convention ran from 10:30 am and run until 2pm, and included lunch. Here are the candidates the Cobb RAs voted to endorse:

David Delk campaign sign with GRA sign topper

Legislative Offices

County Commissioners

  • For Cobb County Commission District 3: Judy Sarden (north central Cobb)
    • Challenging incumbent Republican JoAnn Birrell with a poor vote score
  • For Cobb County Commission District 1: Keli Gambrill (West Cobb)
    • Also won endorsement four years ago when challenging an incumbent & has maintained a strong vote score since being elected

Cobb School Board

  • For Post 4: David Chastain (incumbent)
  • For Post 2: Matthew Anthony Sears

For Solicitor GeneralCourtney Brubaker

Cobb RA Chapter Hosting County Endorsement Convention on April 30th

Cobb RA Chapter Hosting County Endorsement Convention on April 30th

If you live in Cobb County or the surrounding area, be sure to check out the Cobb RA chapter’s county Endorsement Convention for local candidates on Saturday, April 30th at the Cobb GOP Headquarters!

Early-bird registration ends after this coming Friday, April 22nd!

Come hear candidates for local office running in the Republican primary speak, ask them questions, and then—if you’re a Cobb RA member—vote on whether to endorse a candidate for office! Everyone who registers is welcome to attend, but only members may vote.

Remember: It takes a two-thirds majority of the participating membership in order for a candidate to win endorsement of the county organization. Proxies are not permitted at endorsement conventions. 

Date: Saturday, April 30th

Registration Early bird special: $20 (before April 22nd) (lunch included)

Late registration: $25 (after April 22nd) (lunch included)

Location: Cobb GOP Headquarters

Time: Opens at 10:00am / Business starts at 10:30am

Register here to participate in this county event!

GRA Announces 2022 Endorsement Convention!

GRA Announces 2022 Endorsement Convention!

Georgia Republican Assembly has announced the 2022 GRA Endorsement Convention on April 2nd in Newnan, Georgia! Tickets are now available! Plan to come and invite your favorite candidates to join us as well!

Registration has now officially opened for the Georgia Republican Assembly’s State Endorsement Convention! At this event, GRA members from around the state may attend to vote on any state-wide candidate they would like to see the GRA endorse for civil government office. Congressional candidates may be allowed to participate as well. Candidates can only win the endorsement if they get at least a 2/3rd majority of the participating membership.

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene

In 2020, for example, the GRA endorsed then-candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene in the 14th Congressional District run-off race. Since then, she went on to win election and make headlines as a true fighter for American, Republican values in Congress! She’s one of several endorsed candidates we’ve helped win races across the state.

We will be hearing from candidates from across the state, and we will be voting on endorsement for U.S. Senator, Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Constitutional Officer, State Legislature, and others. There are only two requirements to attend and vote: You have to be a GRA member and you have to register. Plan to come and invite your favorite candidates to join us as well! 

Click here to register now!

Here is a summary of the details:

The 2022 GRA Endorsement Convention
April 2, 2022
The Newnan Centre
1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd
Newnan, GA 30265
Call to Order: 10:00am
Lunch Served: 12:00pm
Cost: $45

Hart Charters the Newest GRA County Chapter!

Hart Charters the Newest GRA County Chapter!

Congratulations to the Hart County GRA Members who met tonight to charter the newest chapter! Much appreciation for Chapter Relations Committee Chairman Silas Roberts who organized this launch.

The participants broke bread at a local Mexican restaurant, and the meeting included an appearance from a potential candidate for State House looking to challenge a low-voter-scorecard Republican in the primary.

NWGRA Chapter Adds Walker County to Regional Chapter

NWGRA Chapter Adds Walker County to Regional Chapter

NWGRA President Eddie Caldwell and GRA Secretary Joanna Hildreth led a good chapter meeting last weekend, adding Walker County to the NWGRA chapter and voting on their local platform! If you live in northwest Georgia, be sure to reach out to Eddie or Joanna to get involved in the NWGRA!

The WGRA chapter is also scheduled to add Douglas and Harlson counties to regional chapter this week. In order to start a county chapter, according to the GRA state bylaws, a county has to have at least ten GRA members.

Eddie Caldwell serves as the President of the NWGRA chapter, which includes Whitfield, Catoosa, Murray, Gordon, and now Walker counties. Working together, their membership has successfully defeated several proposed SPLOSTs and Tax Allocation Districts (“TADs”) that were introduced by low-voter scorecard Republicans from the Georgia General Assembly.

The GRA Passes Resolution Calling for Withdrawal of Children from Civil Government Schools

The GRA Passes Resolution Calling for Withdrawal of Children from Civil Government Schools

Fayetteville, GA—At the GRA State Convention on Saturday, the GRA membership passed a series of strong resolutions addressing several hot-button controversies of the day. Among them was a resolution to “END INDOCTRINATION OF CHILDREN IN GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS.”

The text of the resolution was unique in that it called upon families and parents to take action to solve a societal problem, rather than calling upon anyone in civil government to act. The text of the resolution reads in full:

WHEREAS, the civil government school system has been the primary promoter of socialistic, anti-Republican ideas in our communities; and

WHEREAS, the government school has been responsible for countless children from Republican homes turning against the principles that were taught to them by their parents and has led to many graduates voting Democrat; and

WHEREAS, government schools have proven themselves to be untrustworthy by forbidding prayer and the teaching of the Bible, and promoting Critical Race Theory, cultural Marxism, sexual deviancy, abortion, atheism, evolutionism, mandated vaccination and other false and harmful ideas; and

WHEREAS, Critical Race Theory is a flagrant attempt to teach unveiled, hard-core Marxism and racism; and

WHEREAS, the conservative exposure and intervention that prevented certain schools from teaching Critical Race Theory this year in no way guarantees government schools will not attempt this kind of indoctrination again in the future with greater success; and

WHEREAS, this damaging indoctrination usually occurs before parents are made aware of it or have organized to oppose it; and

WHEREAS, parental protest and interference at school board meetings has proven to be insufficient at checking the advance and of leftism and has only brought parents under investigation for being “domestic terrorists”; and

WHEREAS, the sustainability of all conservative victories are at risk if the next generation does not understand and embrace Republican values, which are American values;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the GA Republican Assembly calls upon all Republican families to immediately remove their children from these harmful facilities and pursue alternative education options and furthermore suggests that local church leaders and Republicans without school-age children designate a portion of their volunteer time and personal resources to assist struggling families in their community in the pursuit of alternative education options.”

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Gwinnett RA Chapter Wins Awards for “Club of the Year” & “Volunteer of the Year”!

Gwinnett RA Chapter Wins Awards for “Club of the Year” & “Volunteer of the Year”!

Fayetteville, GA—At the GRA State Convention this year, volunteers from the Gwinnett chapter of the Georgia Republican Assembly received two of our most prestigious awards. We were pleased to bestow for 2021 the “Club of the Year” Award upon the Gwinnett group for their excellent example running their local chapter.

For many years the Gwinnett chapter been setting a good example for other local chapters in how they have held regular meetings (even during COVID), setting up local membership benefits, and hosting candidate forums and holiday parties that have helped to share useful information and good will in the community! There is a lot we all could benefit from in emulating them in these ways.

In addition, Gwinnett County Republican Assembly officer Mary Gordon was also awarded the “Volunteer of the Year” Award due to all of her hard work (often behind the scenes) helping to run her chapter and helping to organize and host special events for her chapter and GRA events. Mary has been gracious as well as skilled in all her service, demonstrating a sensitivity to others that many would do well to emulate.

We heartily congratulate these good folks from Gwinnett for earning this well-deserved recognition!

The GRA Elects New Officers for the 2021-2023 Term

The GRA Elects New Officers for the 2021-2023 Term

Fayetteville, GA—Today GRA members from across the state gathered to elect new Executive Committee officers for the next years.

We wish to congratulate to our new GRA Executive Committee!

Our new elected officers are:

Alex Johnson: GRA President (& NFRA President)
Nathaniel Darnell: NFRA Director
Catherine Bernard: NFRA Director
Brant Frost V: 1st Vice President
Jim Fernander: 2nd Vice President
• Abigail Darnell: 3rd Vice President
• Nate Porter: Treasurer
• Joanna Hildreth: Secretary
• Denise Burns: Assistant Secretary

Congratulations also to the Gwinnett Republican Assembly (County Chapter President: Gregory Howard) for winning the “Chapter of the Year” Award, to Philip J Singleton for winning the Legislative Award, and to Mary Gordon for winning “Volunteer of the Year.” Thanks to Derrick E Grayson, Kellie Pollard Austin, Ron Jones, and Zach Procter for offering to serve. We look forward to working with everyone to advance the GRA and get great principles which help all people enacted into law.

Registration Open for the Georgia Republican Assembly 2021 State Convention

Registration Open for the Georgia Republican Assembly 2021 State Convention

Join us as we hear from some of the most Conservative Political Leaders fighting for Georgia at the local, state, and national level.

Guest Speakers: Garland Favorito, Voter GA

We’ll hear what Favorito and the Voter GA organization has learned and are fighting for in Georgia’s court system regarding the Georgia 2020 elections. He’ll share what the Voter GA organization has done, is doing, results, and where we can get involved to make a difference.

Additional Invited Guest (not confirmed to date) Marjorie Taylor-Greene, U.S. House Rep. for GA Congressional District 14.

Matt Gurtler, Chief of Staff for U.S. Congressman Thomas Massie, and former GA House Rep. for District 8.

Additional Speakers to be announced. 

ELECTIONS FOR GRA EXECUTIVE BOARD

• President, NFRA National Director 1, NFRA National Director 2, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, 3rd Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer.

(If you are interested in running for any of the above mentioned positions, please submit your experience and political resume to Debra Williams at: debrapio@bellsouth.net, or call for any questions at 770-789-7017).

If you would like more information on serving on any of the following Committee(s) for the GRA, please contact Debra Williams at: 770-789-7017. (Flyers and sign-up will be available at Convention as well.) 

• Federal Committee, Chapter Relations, Membership, New Member, Newsletter, Legislative, Events, Public Relations, Speaker’s Bureau, Coalition of Leaders, State/GOP Vetting

Registration, Chick-Fil-A boxed Meal, Vender/Candidate Table can be purchased through Eventbrite.

Registration: $35 Boxed Meal $10 (Must be pre-ordered)

Beverages and Snacks available for purchase.

Vender/Candidate Tables $50 (Contact Debra Williams @ 770-789-7017 for questions).

To register now, visit our EventBrite page.