Tuesday, June 26, 2012

ALERT: Voter Registration Email Hoax

On Monday evening, Montgomery County Probate Judge Reese McKinney posted the following message on Facebook:
To the citizens of Montgomery County:

I want to inform you that an email hoax is currently circulating online which states that voters will be taken off voter registration rolls if they haven't voted since November 2008 and do not re-register to vote more than 30 days prior to this November's election.

This is completely untrue.

In fact, the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 specifically prohibits removing individuals from the voter rolls solely for lack of voting for any period of time.

In Alabama, you can register to vote at any time until 10 days before an election.

To update your current voter registration information or register for the first time, you may visit the Montgomery Election Center located at 125 Washington Avenue or download, complete and return the Voter Registration Application form at www.montgomeryelectioncenter.org.

You can also check your voter registration status and current voter information by clicking the "Find My Polling Place" link on the same website.

I appreciate your help in our efforts to ensure that the public is correctly informed regarding our most important right -- voting.

Sincerely,

Reese McKinney, Jr.
Judge of Probate
Montgomery County, Alabama

Monday, June 25, 2012

Republican Roundup for Week of June 25

This Week:
  
Tuesday, June 26:
River Region Republicans
What:  Meeting
When:  12 noon
Where: Downtown Farmers' Market
Details: Mr. Fred Soloman of Wetumpka will speak on the fantastic success of Adopt-A-State in Wisconsin and our ongoing involvement in Florida with CODE RED USA. No coat or tie neccessary. Come as you are. Dutch treat lunch and bring a friend.


Coming soon:
  
Wednesday, July 18:
Capital City Young Republicans
What:  2012 Election Dinner 
When:  6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. 
Where: Sinclair's East 
Details:  Here is your opportunity to get involved. Join us for the CCYR 2012 Election Dinner. Wesley Helton intends to run for Chairperson.  Other officer positions that are open seats at this time are: Co-chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, State Committee man, State Committee woman.  For further details, visit the event page on Facebook.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Republican Roundup: Week of June 18th

This Week:
  
Tuesday, June 18:
Montgomery County Republican Club
What: Monthly Meeting and Elections
When: 6:45 p.m.
Where: Faulkner University Cafeteria
Details: Director Spencer Collier of the Alabama Department of Homeland Security will be our speaker. Elections for the 2012-13 officers and board of directors will be held. The meeting is free,but we encourage you to support Faulkner University by purchasing dinner for $7.50.



Coming soon:
 
Friday, June 22:
Alabama Republican Party
What: 2012 ALGOP Summer Dinner Featuring Rep. Allen West
When:  Reception at 6 p.m; dinner at 7 p.m.
Where:  Renaissance Hotel & Spa 
Details:  Rep. Allen West is featured speaker.  For tickets contact ALGOP Headquarters at 205-212- 5900 or RSVP@algop.org.  Special student tickets available for $55.   
 
Saturday, June 23:
Alabama Teenage Republican Federation
What:  Organizational Meeting
When:  9 a.m. - noon
Where:  Renaissance Hotel & Spa
Details:  Area teenagers are encouraged to participate in this organizational meeting.  Bylaws,  upcoming convention and other aspects of organizing this inaugural federation for Alabama teenagers will be discussed.  For more information, contact Jean Bradley at alteenrepublicanfed@gmail.com. 
 
Saturday, June 23:
Alabama Premiere - "Fear of a Black Republican"
What:  Documentary Premiere
When:  3 p.m.
Where:  Capri Theatre in Old Cloverdale
Details:  See this special screening of this documentary and stay for the question and answer session to follow with the film's director, Kevin J. Williams, and producer, Tamara E. Williams.   Produced by Shamrock Stine Productions, LLC, "Fear of the Black Republican" looks at the lack of  a two-party system in urban America.  Tickets are $8 for the public; $6 for Capri Community Film Society Members.  Check out the trailer at www.fearofablackrepublican.com

Tuesday, June 26:
River Region Republicans
What:  Meeting
When:  12 noon
Where:  Downtown Farmers' Market
Details:  Regular monthly meeting

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

ALGOP Chairman's Corner: Does It Yet Still Wave?

Dear Friend,

Think for a moment about your reaction when you see our country’s flag being slowly raised up a flagpole. Or when you see men or women in uniform stand at attention and salute, their pride in our country reflecting so brightly in their faces. Or when someone sings our National Anthem, encouraging everyone to sing along in honor of our nation.

Does your heart swell? Does your throat tighten? Do you fight back tears when you consider all that our flag stands for? The sacrifice…. the principles… the rich history… and the men and women who have laid down their lives in order to keep it flying. As Americans, we have every right to be proud of our culture, our nation and our flag. When I see the flag waving or hear the National Anthem being sung I’m always reminded that it was my ancestor, Major George Armistead, who raised the flag ‘so large that the British would have no difficulty seeing it from a distance’ over Ft. McHenry during the war of 1812, inspiring Frances Scott Key to write The Star Spangled Banner. The flag shown is currently on display at the Smithsonian Institute.

This Thursday, June 14th, many Americans will observe Flag Day, which commemorates the adoption by Congress of the Stars and Stripes as the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777. President Wilson, on May 30, 1916, issued a proclamation calling for a nationwide observance of Flag Day. Then in 1949, President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating the 14th day of June every year as National Flag Day. Traditionally, the entire week of June 14th is observed as National Flag Week by proclamation of the President, urging U.S. citizens to fly Old Glory for the duration of the week. If you're interested in learning more about the proper etiquette for flying and saluting the flag, I encourage you to visit the U.S. Flag Code website.

Republican Roundup for Week of June 11th

(Sorry for the late posting!)

This Week:
  

Tuesday, June 12:
Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce
Eggs & Issues with Congressman Mike Rogers
What:  Breakfast Meeting 
When:  7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Where:  RSA Activity Center
Details:  Congressman Mike Rogers will discuss issues impacting business development, regional projects and the vitality of Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base.  If you'd like to attend, to to www.montgomerychamberofcommerce.com/Rogers for tickets.


Coming soon:
  
 
Monday, June 18:
Montgomery County Republican Club 
What: Monthly Meeting and Elections 
When: 6:45 p.m.
Where:  Faulkner University Cafeteria 
Details:  Director Spencer Collier of the Alabama  Department of Homeland Security will be our speaker.  Elections for the 2012-12 officers and board of directors will be held.  Meeting is free.  Dinner is $7.50. 

 

Friday, June 22:
Alabama Republican Party
What: 2012 ALGOP Summer Dinner Featuring Rep. Allen West
When:  Reception at 6 p.m; Dinner at 7 p.m.
Where:  Renaissance Hotel & Spa 
Details:  Rep. Allen West is featured speaker.  For tickets contact ALGOP Headquarters at 205-212- 5900 or RSVP@algop.org.  Special student tickets available for $55.

Monday, June 4, 2012

ALGOP: We Still Hold These Truths

Dear Friend,

I don’t know that enough can be said about the enormous, positive impact the Tea Party movement has had on local, state and national elections over the last couple of years. In our own state, the activism of these passionate patriots helped make the ‘Campaign 2010’ political plan put in place by the Alabama Republican Party a resounding success, ending the 136 years of Democratic rule in Montgomery.

Tea Party groups embody the spirit of the early American colonists who fought to end tyranny imposed upon them by Britain. They are working to elect office-holders who will uphold the Constitution and honor the limited-government principles our Founding Fathers intended the federal government to follow. Because of their efforts, we have several strong leaders fighting for liberty in Washington, D.C., and among these is the keynote speaker for our upcoming ‘Patriots Dinner’ in Montgomery, U. S. Representative Allen West (R-Florida).

Congressman Allen West was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. His parents instilled in him a very basic principle, love of God and country.