Wednesday, July 23, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: Christmas In July

The Christmas in July event is the brainchild of the Montgomery County Minority GOP.   We felt that Jesus is the reason for every season and not just one day in December.  So we felt what better way to celebrate the birth of the savior than in the summer.  Rather than making this about a political event, we sought ways to reach out to the community and see how we could meet their needs.
While conducting that search, we were told about the Nellie Burge Community Center and the great work they were doing to help the homeless women of the Montgomery county area for the last 100 years.  While speaking with the directors of the center and touring the facilities, we were impressed with their programs to help mothers get their lives together and the quality of their accommodations.  Each member has responsibilities and is required to meet specific outlined objectives to help them get back on their feet.  It is a program that stresses personal responsibilities for one's destiny, which are the qualities that we highlight as a way to restore the minority community.
Too may times, with most charities, people only help during holidays.  But people have needs year round and not just during the holidays.  No time is that more evident than around the beginning of the school year. Parents that are struggling financially have a particularly hard time meeting those needs.  Nothing hurts a parent more then when they have to look their kids in the eye and say that they cannot afford to buy school clothes or/and supplies.  That is the objective of the Christmas in July event.  We are pulling together theCommunity to help us provide school supplies and clothes for the children of the Nellie Burge Community center.
Please look into your heart and donate to help us reach our goal of celebrating Christmas in July at the Nellie Burge Community Center on Saturday, July 26th at 10 AM CST.
Thank You,







William A. Green, Jr.
Chairman, Montgomery County Minority GOP


Montgomery County Minority GOP
What: Christmas in July
When: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Where: Nellie Burge Community Center
Details: The MCMGOP members are collecting gifts for "Christmas in July" for the children at the Nellie Burge Community Center. Wrapped gifts will be delivered on Saturday, July 26 at 10 a.m. To participate, contact MCMGOP President William Green at wagreen@william-delaney.com.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

TONIGHT: Fundraiser for Tijuanna Adetunji

Come out tonight to support an outstanding candidate who truly cares for her community and is committed to helping Montgomery.  Tijuanna's opponent is 40-year incumbent Representative Alvin Holmes.  For more information about the event, visit tijuannaadetunji.com.

Fundraiser to Elect Tijuanna Adetunji
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
603 Horseshoe Curve, Pike Road



Monday, July 21, 2014

The Primaries are Over - Now What?

This Week

Monday, July 21:

Montgomery County Commission
What: Meeting(s)
When: Information Session begins at 8 a.m.; Formal Session begins at 9:30 a.m.
Where: County Administration Building, Courthouse Annex III, 101 S. Lawrence St. Information Session is in the Commissioners' Conference Room. The Formal Session is in the Commissioners' Court.
Detail: These are regularly-scheduled meetings. Make plans to attend and see what's happening in Montgomery County.

Monday, July 21:

Montgomery County Minority GOP
What: Christmas in July
When: 5:30 - 6 p.m.
Where: Montgomery County Republican Headquarters
Details: The MCMGOP members are collecting gifts for "Christmas in July" for the children at the Nellie Burge Community Center. Wrapped gifts will be delivered on Saturday, July 26 at 10 a.m. To participate, contact MCMGOP President William Green here.

Tuesday, July 22:

River Region Republicans
What: Luncheon Meeting
When: 12 noon
Where: Farmer's Market Cafe, 315 N. McDonough St
Details: House of Representatives District 31 Mike Holmes is guest speaker for this lunch time meeting. It's easy: Go through the buffet and join the group in the meeting room. Lunch and political talk - the perfect combination!

Tuesday, July 22:

Fundraiser to Elect Tijuanna Adetunji
When: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Henry Cobb's Home, 603 Horseshoe Curve, Pike Road
Details: She's the Republican candidate opposing 40-year incumbent Rep. Alvin Holmes. Help her beat him in November by supporting her campaign at this special reception. With your help, she'll be elected to the Alabama House of Representatives for District 78. For information on her campaign, visit her website here.

Thursday, July 24:

Capital City Republican Women
What: Luncheon Meeting
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Wynlakes Golf & Country Club
Details: Take a break from the summer heat and join this group for lunch! Guest speakers are Troy Towns and K. Carl Smith. Inspired by Frederick Douglass, Smith began the ConservativeMESSENGER with his flagship presentation, "The Making of A Champion Party." Don't miss these two motivational speakers. Lunch is $22 and reservations must be made by noon on July 22. Click here to reserve your spot!

Thursday, July 24:

Montgomery County Republican Executive Committee
What: Social Meeting
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Olive Garden, 2700 Eastern Blvd.
Details: This is a regularly-scheduled meeting of the MCREC - but with a twist! Save the date now and make plans to attend. The private meeting room is to the left as you enter the restaurant. It's dutch treat so order from the menu and enjoy!


Coming Soon

Monday, August 4:

Republican Club of Central Alabama
What: Meeting
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Casa Napoli Restaurant, 2215 US Hwy 231, Wetumpka
Details: This is a regularly-scheduled meeting - please put it on your calendar! Speaker will be announced later.

Tuesday, September 2:

Montgomery County Republican Headquarters
We're opening for business! Our hours will be 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you'd like to volunteer, please contact MCREC Headquarters Chairman Jean Bradley here.

Have an event to share on the web? Submit events at MontgomeryGOP.net | Submit an Event. To include your event in the Republican Roundup, email Jean Bradley at voterepublicanpr@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is Friday.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Guest Post: Clearing the Air on the Hobby Lobby Case

by Alan Polson

Liberals everywhere are livid. Hobby Lobby recently won a landmark decision at the highest levels of American jurisprudence regarding the religious liberties of closely-held corporations. Specifically, the Supreme Court held that the federal government cannot force closely-held corporations to provide certain contraceptive medications under their employee insurance coverage policies through the Affordable Care Act. As is all too often, liberals everywhere are crying foul, and there are two kinds of liberals spouting off here: those that do not understand the basic facts of the case, and those that do, but are making every effort to place maximum spin on their version of the story anyway.

As you may have heard, Hobby Lobby brought a challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate on religious grounds. It argued that by forcing it (a family owned company founded and operated by devout Christians) to provide abortifacient drugs to women as part of its employee health coverage packages, the government was violating its First Amendment religious free exercise rights. What the liberals want you to believe is that Hobby Lobby wanted nothing more than to reach into the bedrooms of women everywhere with its long, slithering, corporate arms and try to stifle the progress of women’s rights. What they don’t want you to know, however, is that Hobby Lobby already provided birth control medication under its existing employee insurance plans and only challenged the mandate as it applied to abortion-inducing drugs, of which the mandate required exactly four. It had no objection to the other fourteen contraceptive medications for which coverage was required under the mandate.

Furthermore, the Supreme Court did not base its decision on the First Amendment’s religious free exercise clause; instead, it relied on an analysis of whether the Affordable Care Act complied with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, or RFRA (which, by the way, was signed into law by a very Democratic Bill Clinton during the first year of his presidency). This law prohibits the government from burdening a person’s free exercise of religion, even by a law of general applicability, unless the government can show that: (1) the burden is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest, and (2) that the burden is the least restrictive means for achieving that interest.

The case hinged partially on whether corporations should be considered “persons”; although liberals everywhere spouted vitriol about this particular facet of the case, there is no denying that for the bulk of American history, corporations have legally been considered to be persons. In fact, in the very first federal code statute on the books (1 U.S.C. § 1) the text of the Dictionary Act defines “person” as including corporations. Because of this and other considerations, the Supreme Court agreed that the RFRA applied to regulations that govern the activities of closely-held corporations. Further, it held that the contraceptive mandate substantially burdens the free exercise of religion. Finally, it held that, although the provision of contraceptives to women under the ACA was a compelling government interest, forcing private corporations to provide these contraceptives would not be the least restrictive means to achieve that end. In short, it made the very logical argument that instead of forcing private employers to pay for such drugs, the government could elect to assume the cost of providing them, or it could extend the protections that already exist for religious nonprofits (i.e. churches, religiously-affiliated universities, etc.) to non-profit employers with religious objections to the contraceptive mandate.

However, liberals would have you hear none of this. To believe the average liberal is to believe that women’s rights are being vociferously trampled upon by those who would make it impossible for women to procure contraceptive drugs. Liberal progressive “women’s rights” activists would have you believe that the SCOTUS just took things back 60 years, but in all actuality, its decision took things back about four years – back to a time before the phrase “Affordable Care Act” was household de rigueur. No, Hobby Lobby and the Supreme Court are not trying to infiltrate your bedrooms. In fact, quite the opposite is true; by upholding the religious freedoms of closely-held corporations to refrain from providing abortion-inducing drugs, SCOTUS is decidedly keeping corporations out of women’s bedrooms. Furthermore, in making this decision, SCOTUS has placed no restrictions on the availability of these drugs outside of employers’ benefits packages. They are still widely available. Liberals play a shell game to try to divert attention away from this truth, but it is important to realize that this case opinion is indeed one that upholds rights for Americans.

Alan Polson is a local attorney, focusing his practice on criminal defense, wills and estates, personal injury, and business formation services. He graduated from Montgomery's very own Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University in 2012. He lives in Montgomery with his wife and two sons, Sloan and Landry.

Mr. Polson's views do not necessarily reflect those of the Montgomery County Republican Executive Committee.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Are You Voting?

This Week

Tuesday, July 14:

Run-Off Election Absentee Ballot Hand Delivery Deadline

Tuesday, July 15:

Run Off Election
7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Click here for a sample ballot for Montgomery County.

Tuesday, July 15:

Montgomery City Council
What: Meeting(s)
When: Work Session is 3:30 p.m.; Regular Session is 5 p.m.
Where: Council Chamber, 103 N. Perry Street
Details: Come and see what's happening in the city of Montgomery by attending these public meetings.


Coming Soon

Monday, July 21:

Montgomery County Commission
What: Meeting(s)
When: Information Session begins at 8 a.m.; Formal Session begins at 9:30 a.m.
Where: County Administration Building, Courthouse Annex III, 101 S. Lawrence St. Information Session is in the Commissioners' Conference Room. The Formal Session is in the Commissioners' Court.
Detail: These are regularly-scheduled meetings. Make plans to attend and see what's happening in Montgomery County.


Monday, July 21:

Montgomery County Minority GOP
What: Christmas in July
When: 5:30 - 6 p.m.
Where: Montgomery County Republican Headquarters
Details: The MCMGOP members are collecting gifts for "Christmas in July" for the children at the Nellie Burge Community Center. Wrapped gifts will be delivered on Saturday, July 26 at 10 a.m. To participate, contact MCMGOP President William Green here.

Thursday, July 24:

Capital City Republican Women
What: Luncheon Meeting
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Wynlakes Golf & Country Club
Details: Take a break from the summer heat and join this group for lunch! Guest speakers are Troy Towns and K. Carl Smith. Inspired by Frederick Douglass, Smith began the ConservativeMESSENGER with his flagship presentation, "The Making of A Champion Party." Don't miss these two motivational speakers. Lunch is $22 and reservations must be made by noon on July 22. Click here to reserve your spot!

Thursday, July 24:

Montgomery County Republican Executive Committee
What: Social Meeting
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Olive Garden, 2700 Eastern Blvd.
Details: This is a regularly-scheduled meeting of the MCREC - but with a twist! Save the date now and make plans to attend. The private meeting room is to the left as you enter the restaurant.

Have an event to share on the web? Submit events at MontgomeryGOP.net | Submit an Event. To include your event in the Republican Roundup, email Jean Bradley at voterepublicanpr@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is Friday.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

ALERT: McKinney Press Conference Today

TODAY - Thursday, July 10:

Press Conference - Reese McKinney for Secretary of State

When: 11:00 a.m.
Where: On the Capitol Steps
Details: The Reese McKinney for Secretary of State campaign will be holding a press conference on the steps of the State Capitol. Those planning to attend are asked to arrive by 10:30 a.m. Be sure to invite friends and family.


NOTE: This notice is provided as a service to our readers and is not intended to signify the endorsement of the Montgomery County Republican Executive Committee.