Newsletter 8/29/22

Aug 29, 2022

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URGENT CALL TO ACTION URGENT

The Biden Administration is taking aim at our children AGAIN, this time by using the Title IX program to create a “head on collision” with parents.

A brief background …

Title IX signed into law on June 23, 1972, which stated that “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” 1   At the time, the NCAA offered no athletic scholarships for women and held no championships for women’s teams. Furthermore, facilities, supplies and funding were lacking. As a result, in 1972 there were just 30,000 women participating in NCAA sports, as opposed to 170,000 men.  Title IX was designed to correct those imbalances.2 

Back to the present …

The Biden regime wants to revise Title IX so that sex discrimination can be expanded (perverted may be more apt) to include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  It will make upholding biological reality a form of “sex-based harassment.3

You can STOP IT.  Before this new rule goes into effect, there is a public comment period.  The organization called the Child and Parental Rights Campaign is leading this fight.  Watch this short video to get the overview, then click on the link below to read the guidelines for making your comment.

PLEASE DO YOUR PART AND SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH EVERYONE.

SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS HERE

Sources:

https://www.britannica.com/event/Title-IX

2   https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/title-ix-enacted

3   https://childparentrights.org/title-ix/

 

VOLUNTEERS  NEEDED

We’re at a critical point preparing for this year’s election.

There are specific areas where we need HELP and time is of the essence.   If you can assist us,  please do so, devoting a couple hours a week to help get people registered to vote, promote our candidates and tell the truth of America’s alarming state of affairs.   Here’s what we urgently need:

  • A couple folks in Saluda to work on our Precinct team
  • A couple folks in the Mill Spring area to be part of a Precinct Team
  • Volunteers to be greeters at our headquarters
  • Volunteers to be poll observers during the voting period
  • For other ways to volunteer, click here

Contact us if you can help!  Our contact information is at the end of the bottom of the newsletter.

 

GUN RAFFLE fundraiser

Buy a single ticket for $5 or a pack of 5 for $20.

Ticket sales end Sept 5th  (Labor Day) and the drawing will take place at our monthly meeting on Thursday, Sep 8th.  The winner does not have to be present to win.  A complete list of ALL ticket holders and the number of tickets purchased will be in the hands of our Treasurer.  Ticket holders may contact us before the drawing to confirm ticket purchase.  In addition, we will be contacting ALL ticket holders  prior to the drawing.  If we have contact information, we will call or send an email.  Otherwise, we will send out a postcard to re-confirm entry into the drawing. 

Gun raffles help raise funds for  the Polk County Republican Party.  Each year so far, a local winner has taken home the prize.  With your help, we hope to have another successful raffle this year.  All funds go to maintain our beautiful facility and support the activities of the local Party.  All ticket sales are online only this year, no paper tickets, to save money and make purchase more convenient.

This year, we’re announcing a runner up prize of $100 for the 2nd place winner.  So, get your card ready and get your ticket(s) today

CLICK the link below to purchase tickets

 https://secure.anedot.com/donation_slug/gun_raffle     

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TIME FOR TOUCH UP

Polk County is one of only  a handful of Republican Parties in the state to own its own facility.  That is a mark of distinction and pride for us.  We do our best to maintain our  beautiful facility.  It’s dedicated to the woman responsible for donating the property … Sarah Ernst Darnall.  There are times, however,  when we need help with some maintenance issues and improvements.  So, on Saturday, Sept 10th, 9 – 11 AM, we’ll be doing some outside painting of the exterior doors and the parking lot railing.  Please come join us if you can spare a couple hours.  Contact us at [email protected] if you can help.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

This section of the newsletter includes Polk County GOP events plus those activities and events of other counties in the NCGOP 11th District that are relatively close to us.

Wed,, Aug 31st , 2022, 6:00PMTed Budd Reception, Taylor Ranch, 1005 Cane Creek Rd, Fletcher, NC 28732.  RSVP here.

Thu, Sep 8th, 6:00PM.  Polk County Republican Party MeetingOur special guest will Sheila Whitmire, Registrar of Deeds for Polk County.  The evening begins with a ‘pot luck’ dinner at 6:00PM followed by our business meeting at 6:45PM. If you can join for dinner, we ask that you bring a side dish or dessert or a refreshment.  No cost ever to attend.  Our meetings are open to all registered Republicans and Independents.

Sat, Sept 17th, 9 – 5:30PMPolitical Leadership School hosted by the Foundation for Applied Conservative Leadership.  This class will focus on the nature of politics, how to engage, how to build a coalition of like-minded citizens to promote a specific piece of legislation or cause and much more.  Location: RCGOP Headquarters- 207 N. Main Street Rutherfordton, NC 28139. For more information, please contact Patricia Rowe at [email protected] or call (828) 755-7650. 

Thu, Sep 22nd, 5:00PM.   NCDOT Hwy 108 HearingRoad widening project proposed.  According to one source, the areas that appear to be impacted are Hwy 9 and Hwy 74 where it joins Hwy 108.  These are people who have lived on Hwy 9 for almost 40 years.  Some families have lived there for centuries.  Lanes widened by 2 feet and adding a 6 foot wide shoulder on each side.  The project will impact 50 properties. Instead of speed enforcement, the NCDOT is proposing eminent domain lane widening so that cars and 18 wheelers can travel even faster. Members are encourage to attend this meeting and get all the facts.   Location:  Polk Central Elementary School, 2141 NC 9, Mill Spring, NC

Fri, Oct 7th, 6:00PMLincoln Reagan Dinner hosted by Rutherford GOP.  While the Polk GOP does not have our Lincoln-Reagan-Trump GALA this year, our neighbor to the east has an excellent celebration planned.  We’re invited to join them for a great night of speakers and excellent food!  Location: The Foundation Performing Arts & Conference Center (ICC Campus) 172 Rapid Ct, Forest City, NC 28043.  Buy your tickets here!

Note:  In September, we’ll move to a bi-monthly format, with two (2) meetings each month.  Keep up to date in this weekly newsletter and share with your friends.

 

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Polk County Republican Party

33 S Peak St, Columbus NC 28722

Mailing:  PO Box 448, Columbus NC 28722

Tel.  828.802.1158

Email: [email protected]

Website:  https://polk.nc.gop

 

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