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Juanita Gonzalez, Diane Wheatley Receive NC Order of the Long Leaf Pine

July 24th, 2017

Long-time community activists and public servants Diane Wheatley and Juanita Gonzalez recently were recipients of the prestigious North Carolina Order of the Long Leaf Pine.

Diane Wheatley, left, and Juanita Gonzalez receive Order of the Long Leaf Pine for their years of public service and citizen advocacy

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CCRMC Picnic in the Park

June 24th, 2017

Enjoy a true Republican family event: Picnic in the Park at Mazerick Park, Saturday, July 19th at 10 a.m.

  • Cost: $5 per person or $20 for family of 4 or more.
  • Lunch: Served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. (hotdogs & hamburgers, and all the trimmings).
  • Special Guests: CCRMC extended a special invitation to Law Enforcement as a token of appreciation for their dedicated service to the community.
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CCGOP Achieved $5000 Fundraising Goal

June 16th, 2017

Good $$ News!

Last week the Cumberland County GOP achieved its $5000 fundraising goal.  A generous Republican donor then promptly wrote a matching check for an additional $5000.These funds will help tremendously with our annual operating expenses.  Many THANKS to those of you who generously supported this effort!

Special thanks to Eric Nobles, our CCGOP Finance Chair, for his hard work.  Special thanks also to Senator Wesley Meredith for his insights and assistance!

But let’s not stop there. We can do better. Below is a donate button where you can participate in your giving to ensure the CCGOP remains fiscally sound.




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Up Coming CCGOP Board and Executive Committee Meetings

May 23rd, 2017

Following are CCGOP meetings scheduled for the remainder of the year. All meetings will take place at 3611 Ramsey Street in Fayetteville. Meeting times will be announced later. Be sure to read your CCGOP Weekly Announcements.

  • June 19: Board meeting & Executive Committee meeting. Time TBA
  • July: No meeting scheduled
  • August 7: Board meeting. Time TBA
  • September 11: Board meeting & Executive Committee Meeting. Time TBA
  • October: No meeting scheduled
  • November 6: Board meeting. Time TBA
  • December 4: Board meeting & Executive Committee Meeting. Time TBA
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Five Cumberland County Republicans Elected GOP Officers in the 8th Congressional District

May 8th, 2017

Congratulations to these five Cumberland County Republicans elected as GOP Officers in the 8th Congressional District:

  • Linda Devore, Treasurer
  • Abraham Myles, At-Large Representative
  • John Czajkowski, At-Large Representative
  • Mikele Haywood, At-Large Representative
  • Jackie Weyhenmeyer, At-Large Representative
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Three Cumberland County Republicans Elected Officers in the 9th Congressional District

May 8th, 2017

KUDOS to the following three Cumberland County Republicans elected as GOP Officers in the 9th Congressional District:

  • Susan Mills, Vice Chair
  • Bruce Sykes, At-Large Representative
  • Mike Mills, At-Large Representative
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RESOLUTION FOR LEGISLATION TO HELP RESTORE PUBLIC TRUST IN NORTH CAROLINA’S ELECTORAL PROCESS

April 9th, 2017

Cumberland County 2017 GOP Convention Resolution

RESOLUTION FOR LEGISLATION TO HELP RESTORE PUBLIC TRUST IN NORTH CAROLINA’S ELECTORAL PROCESS

WHEREAS, on February 15, 2017, Jay DeLancy, Director, Voter Integrity Project (VIP) North Carolina, with a group of VIP volunteers canvassed the entire North Carolina General Assembly, 50 Senators and 120 Representatives, distributing and discussing the Voter Integrity Project 2017 Legislative Advisory shown on the reverse; and,

WHEREAS, many members of the North Carolina General Assembly indicated their support of some or all of the proposed legislation; and,

WHEREAS, the Voter Integrity Project North Carolina is a non-partisan grassroots research organization that was organized in 2011 and is dedicated to ensuring free and fair elections for all lawfully registered voters; and,

WHEREAS, in 2013, former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, signed one of the nation’s most comprehensive voter identification laws that included a requirement for voters to present government-issued photo identification to vote, reduced the early voting period to 10 days, eliminated same day voter registration, and eliminated pre-registration for 16 and 17-year old’s who will be 18 on election day; and,

WHEREAS, Governor McCrory issued a statement at the signing “While some will try to make this seem to be controversial, the simple reality is that requiring voters to provide a photo ID when they vote is a common-sense idea. This new law brings our state in line with a healthy majority of other states throughout the country. This common-sense safeguard is commonplace.” and,

WHEREAS, on July 29, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, struck down North Carolina’s voting law eliminated the requirement to show a government-issued photo identification, and reinstated same day registration, and other provisions of the law that were designed to reduce voter fraud; and,

WHEREAS, with major protections against voter fraud having been tossed out by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the challenges of conducting fair and honest elections were realized during the North Carolina November 2016 general election with many election protests filed for alleged voter fraud that included dead persons voting, felons on active sentences voting, dual-state voters, same-day registration verification issues, and many irregularities reported at poll sites; and,

WHEREAS, reduction of election fraud and restoration of the public trust in North Carolina’s electoral process requires passage of new legislation to reverse the damage caused by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals; now there be it

RESOLVED, That the Cumberland County Republican Party supports passage of ten stand-alone bills to help restore public trust in North Carolina’s electoral process; and,

RESOLVED, That the Cumberland County Republican Party will send the resolution to District and State Republican Party Resolution Committees recommending consideration and adoption.

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RESOLUTION SUPPORTING PASSAGE OF HR 172 AND REPEALING THE 1954 JOHNSON AMENDMENT

April 9th, 2017

Cumberland County 2017 GOP Convention Resolution

RESOLUTION SUPPORTING PASSAGE OF HR 172 AND REPEALING THE 1954 JOHNSON AMENDMENT

WHEREAS, on January 3, 2017, Representative Walter B. Jones, Jr. (R-NC-3), sponsored and Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC-8) cosponsored, H.R. 172 – 115th Congress (2017-2018) – To restore the Free Speech and First Amendment rights of churches and exempt organizations by repealing the 1954 Johnson Amendment; and, (Text of H.R. 172 is on the reverse)

WHEREAS, on February 2, 2017, President Trump’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast included “Among those freedoms is the right to worship according to our own beliefs. That is why I will get rid of, and totally destroy, the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution.  I will do that — remember”; and,

WHEREAS, on July 21, 2016, President Trump, in his speech accepting nomination as our party’s presidential candidate included “Yet our laws prevent you from speaking your mind from your own pulpits. An amendment, pushed by Lyndon Johnson, many years ago, threatens religious institutions with a loss of their tax-exempt status if they openly advocate their political views. Their voice has been taken away. I will work hard to repeal that language and to protect free speech for all Americans”; and,

WHEREAS, a July 22, 2016, Politifacts column by C. Eugene Emery, Jr., titled: “Donald Trump correct — Lyndon Johnson passed legislation limiting political activity of churches” included key elements of the issue:

“The restriction was championed by LBJ in 1954 when Johnson was a U.S. senator running for re-election. A conservative nonprofit group that wanted to limit the treaty-making ability of the president produced material that called for electing his primary opponent, millionaire rancher-oilman Dudley Dougherty, and defeating Johnson. There was no church involved.

Johnson, then Democratic minority leader, responded by introducing an amendment to Section 501(c)(3) of the federal tax code dealing with tax-exempt charitable organizations, including groups organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literacy and educational purposes, or to prevent cruelty to children or animals. It said, in effect, that if you want to be absolved from paying taxes, you couldn’t be involved in partisan politics.

There was no record of any debate around the amendment”; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Cumberland County North Carolina Republican Party supports passage of H.R. 172 – 115th Congress (2017-2018) – To restore the Free Speech and First Amendment rights of churches and exempt organizations by repealing the 1954 Johnson Amendment; and

RESOLVED, That the Cumberland County North Carolina Republican Party urges every member of the North Carolina delegation to join Representative Jones and Representative Hudson and become co-sponsors of H.R. 172; and, be it finally

RESOLVED, That the Cumberland County North Carolina Republican Party urges the North Carolina Republican Party to support passage of H.R. 172 and restore the Free Speech and First Amendment rights of churches and exempt organizations by repealing the 1954 Johnson Amendment.

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Resolution on Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans and Surviving Spouses of Qualifying Emergency Personnel

April 9th, 2017

Resolution on Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans and Surviving Spouses of Qualifying Emergency Personnel

Whereas men and women of our military, emergency services, and law enforcement offer themselves for the good of our Country and the well-being of its citizens;

Whereas many veterans have suffered permanent, irreversible disabilities or death in their line of duty which creates financial hardships for them and their families;

Whereas emergency and law enforcement personnel place themselves in dangerfor the persons and property in our state and community – sometimes making the ultimate sacrifice,and thereby leaving behind a surviving spouse and family;

Whereas the North Carolina General Assembly has initiated House Bill 2, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO INCREASE THE DISABLED VETERAN PROPERTY TAX HOMESTEAD EXCLUSION, TO REIMBURSE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FOR THEIR RESULTING REVENUE LOSS, AND TO PROVIDE A PROPERTY TAX HOMESTEAD EXCLUSION FOR THE SURVIVING SPOUSE OF QUALIFYING EMERGENCY PERSONNEL;

Whereas House Bill 2 amends G.S. 105-277.1C which will increase property tax relief for disabled veterans or surviving spouses;

Whereas House Bill 2 also extends the same property tax relief to surviving spouses of emergency and law enforcement personnel; and

Whereas House Bill 2 provides for reimbursement to the individual counties for the total amount of revenue lost when the additional exclusions are exercised; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, that the Republicans of Cumberland County meeting at convention support House Bill 2 and urges the Legislature to pass this bill and implement it as law.

Mover: Thomas Warren, Cross Creek 4

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RESOLUTION SUPPORTING PASSAGE OF HJR 44 AND SJR 36 APPLICATION TO CONGRESS FOR AN ARTICLE V CONVENTION OF THE STATES

April 9th, 2017

Cumberland County 2017 GOP Convention Resolution

RESOLUTION SUPPORTING PASSAGE OF HJR 44 AND SJR 36 APPLICATION TO CONGRESS FOR AN ARTICLE V CONVENTION OF THE STATES

WHEREAS, on February 7, 2017, Representative John Szoka (R-D45 Cumberland) joined other members of the House of Representatives and filed House Joint Resolution 44 – Application for a Convention of the States; and members of the Senate filed Senate Joint Resolution 36 – Convention of the States. The bills are an application to Congress calling for an Article V convention of the states with the purpose of proposing amendments to the United States Constitution; and, (Text of HJR 44 is on the reverse)

WHEREAS, the Founders of our Constitution empowered State Legislators to be guardians of liberty against future abuses of power by the federal government, and granted state legislatures the authority to call a convention for the purpose of proposing amendments to the United States Constitution; and,

WHEREAS, the federal government has ceased to live under a proper interpretation of the Constitution of the United States; and,

WHEREAS, two-thirds of the 50 state legislatures (34) must adopt similar resolutions before the Congress calls a convention of the states; and,

WHEREAS, a convention of the states is for proposing amendments and it is not a constitutional convention and cannot become a “runaway convention;” and,

WHEREAS, three-fourths of the states (38) are required to ratify any amendments passed by the convention; and,

WHEREAS, on February 8, 2017, Republican Senators filed Senate Joint Resolution 40 – Constitutional Amendment Convention/Countermand which establishes, as a joint committee of the legislature, the Delegate Credential Committee that defines the duties and limits the authority of the North Carolina delegates to the convention; and,

WHEREAS, there is a considerable volume of scholarly work published on this issue including the Congressional Research Service in report R42589, “The Article V Convention to Propose Constitutional Amendments: Contemporary Issues for Congress” by Thomas H. Neale, July 9, 2012 http://www.foavc.org/reference/R42589.pdf and R42592, “The Article V Convention for Proposing Constitutional Amendments: Historical Perspectives for Congress” by Thomas H. Neale, October 22, 2012 https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42592.pdf; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Cumberland County Republican Party supports passage of HJR 44 and SJR 36 calling for the legislature to file an application with the Congress for a Convention of the States for the purpose of proposing amendments to the United States Constitution; and,

RESOLVED, that the Cumberland County Republican Party urges citizens to contact the House Judiciary I committee members and request HJR 44 and contact the Senate Rules and Operations of the Senate committee members and request SJR 36 be voted out of committee.

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