May 2017 Newsletter

I can’t believe it is May already!  One more meeting, then we break for the summer.  I am thrilled with the President’s first 100 days! On April 26, President Trump rolled out the first details of his tax plan, which will reform the complicated tax code, slash rates, and empower companies and workers to create jobs and keep more of their money in their own pockets.

 Personal Tax Reform

  • Provide Tax Relief for Middle Income Families
  • Simplify the Tax Code by Moving from 7 to 3 Brackets: 0, 10, 25, 35
  • Modernize Tax Code to Help Families Struggling with Child & Dependent Care Costs
  • Repeal 3.8% Obamacare Tax on Investment Income
  • End Alternative Minimum Tax
  • Eliminate Itemized Deductions Except Mortgage Interest & Charitable Contributions
  • End the Death Tax

Business Tax Reform

  • 15% Corporate Rate
  • Small Business Owner/Operators Eligible for Business Rate
  • Territorial Tax System to End Penalty on Companies Headquartered in the U.S.
  • Onetime Tax for Repatriation to Bring Back Trillions of Dollars from Overseas
  • Eliminate Tax Breaks for Special Interest

The Texas Legislators will be burning the midnight oil and they should be, they have accomplished very little at getting conservative bills passed by both houses. At the time I wrote this, only 3 bills out of 4,000 submitted have passed. I would like to give you an update on the Houston pensions issue, but it changes from minute to minute… stay tuned!

HB 2815 by Tom Oliverson is referred to as the “nursing home voting bill.”  It could help prevent the single source of voting fraud that is the topic of the highest number of complaints received by the Secretary of State after every election. 

HB 2139 by Mike Schofield brings organized election fraud under the state’s racketeering laws and makes it a felony to engage in organized election fraud activity like ballot harvesting. 

HB 3643 by Valoree Swanson increases penalties for illegally assisting voters and particularly for voter ambush. That’s were organized groups wait in the parking lots of polling places, lock arms with unsuspecting voters and proceed into the polling place to act as the “assistants” for voters with whom they have no prior relationship.

HB 3435 by Valoree Swanson gives the Signature Verification Committee of the election Ballot Board more flexibility in disallowing mail ballots for which the signatures displayed are clearly not the signatures of the voter.

Call or email your representative today to let them know this is important to you.  On the last page of this newsletter you can click on to find your representative.

What to say:  
Tell your representative there are 4 election bills that we need to improve election integrity in Harris County. Ask them to please do whatever they can to pull these 4 bills to votes by the House and Senate.  Your voices can make a real difference.

We have some exciting events and speakers planned for you next fall.  Have a happy, healthy fun summer and we will see you in August!

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April 2017 Newsletter

April is a busy month, so hold on….here we go!

Thursday, April 6: 32 members will be going to the Capitol for TFRW Legislative Day.  Tell you all about it at the next VRW meeting.

Friday April 7: Republican Women Protest Hillary !

I hope you will all join me for the Hillary Protest!  The opposition is well organized, and very active, we need to show we are not going to let them turn our state blue! (details below)

April 26: VRW General meeting…details above, make your reservation now!

April 28: HCRP Lincoln/Reagan Fundraiser

This is the biggest fundraiser for the county party.  They have a great lineup of speakers, a chance to talk to many elected officials, have some fun and get dressed up….all while supporting our conservative cause.

GET INVOLVED…SHOW UP…WE NEED YOU… AND IT IS FUN!

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March 2017 Newsletter

If you are like me, you thought things might calm down once we got past the elections last November. I never dreamed they would turn out so Fantastic State and Nationally and so dismal Locally.  Things have done anything but calm down!

For those of you who may have been out of the country, or haven’t been out of the house, read the paper or listened to the news, Village RW were in the news again!  We had a very exciting monthly meeting, and had Congressman Culberson update us on Capitol Hill. 

Thank you to all the volunteers who made this meeting such a great success!  We had about 135 attending (inside), with many more who would have liked to attend… friendly and not so friendly!  Registration, security, membership, greeters, Eleanor as gatekeeper, Marri and her husband Roy taking the professional photos of the members with the Congressman, each one of you played a role in the success of this meeting.

We must stay vigilant and work at making sure our elected representatives are responsible in carrying out the principles that got them elected! We only have about 60 days to get proposals on the floor of the Capitol that we feel strongly about!  I hope you will join me for TFRW Legislative Day, April 6.  We will have a bus to take us to Austin early in the morning and return the same day after our day at the Capitol.  There are only 15 seats left on the bus, so please send me your RSVP if you would like to go.  VRW is an Elite Patrons Club and the TFRW President is one of our members, so we will have front row seats!  TFRW also has a fundraising party the night before Leg Day, called Boots and Belles. The Registration forms are in this newsletter.

March is membership month, VRW is off to a healthy start with over 173 members before the March meeting!  Remember the incentive to get 2 friends, or strangers, to join before the end of March, and your lunch will be free in April!

Kathaleen Wall, VRW First VP, will be hosting the meeting in my place as I will be out of the country.  It is going to be one you do not want to miss!  Wear your Texas C&W clothes and come hear Nina Hendee, the best Texas History storyteller I have ever heard!  We will also be highlighting VRW members who have ancestors that played a role in starting our great Texas Republic.  There will be door prizes and more!  RSVP today!

See you on Legislative Day… It is an exciting time to be a Republican Woman!

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February 2017 Newsletter

The first 100 days, and we are off to a great start!  It is crazy trying to keep up with the new President!   I am just plain giddy!

  • The process of defunding Sanctuary Cities and securing our borders has begun.
  • Took the necessary steps to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
  • Stood up for Israel and passed the necessary resolution that calls for the repeal of the U.N.’s anti-Israel resolution.
  • Temporary Immigration block from certain countries the last Administration declared dangerous to the US, until vetting can be improved.

Trump’s election rallied the market to all-time highs, including the Dow climbing over 20,000 for the first time in history. 

But Beware of FAKE NEWS  examples…

The latest Media narrative suggest that Trump had excluded the CIA from the National Security Council.

Only one problem, The CIA has not been part of the national security forum since 2005. http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/trump-adding-cia-back-to-national-security-council-white-house/

George Soros is financing the protests at the airports but the Media would have you believe all this is spontaneous. This man is an enemy of our Republic and way of life.

Billionaire liberal activist George Soros is helping fund the airport protests against President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban refugees from war-torn Syria indefinitely and suspend visas from seven countries for at least 30 days, as PJ Media reported Sunday. http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/liberal-activist-soros-funding/2017/01/29/id/770919/

Soros, a Hungarian-American, reportedly lost $1 billion after President Trump’s election, having backed Democrat Hillary Clinton against him this past fall, and plotting a stock market hedge. He also put hundreds of thousands of dollars into defeating a number of our local Republican Candidates.  They have made it no secret, The Democrats and Soros want to turn Houston BLUE.

Now this,

“The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, announced Monday morning that the party intends to target… John Culberson of Houston.”              
            Texas Tribune, 1/30/2017

I hope you will join me for the February VRW meeting, featuring our own Congressman Culberson.  You will have an opportunity for a professional photograph to be taken with the Congressman and get the inside scoop on what is happening in DC!  Exciting Times!

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January 2017 Newsletter

YAHOO!!!    2017 IS FINALLY HERE…AND NOT A DAY TOO SOON!

Forget making resolutions and instead give thanks and count your blessings! 

Health and freedom are at the top of my list. You know “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Obama and the Liberals are out of our way Nationally, onward and upward!

My family is healthy and I live in the greatest country in the World with a new Republican President being sworn in this month.  And to top it off, Republicans will control the Senate and the House!  I have never felt so positive about the future of this country. I don’t think I am alone, just look at the stock market and everyone you talk too.  Even those that didn’t vote for Trump are saying so far they are pleasantly surprised.

But, we have a huge challenge ahead of us here locally.  We lost all the qualified, experienced local judges and so many local officials. I hope you will all join me at the January 25th meeting to hear the details of the November elections and the challenges we have going forward.  Alan Vera will give us the inside story of the voter fraud that is taking place in Harris County and across the states.  Chairman Paul Simpson will fill us in on the details of his game plan going forward. Women, Hispanics and the younger generation are the key to whether Harris County and the Republican Party will thrive or decline.

Bring your friends, 2017 will be an exciting, fun and fruitful new year for VRW and the USA!

 

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November 2016 Newsletter

It has been eight long years for this country, but we are now one week away from electing our new President.  The outcome of this election will be felt all over the world. I know we always say “this is the most important election you will vote in”, but I truly believe THIS ONE IS!  With the exception of the Abraham Lincoln election, never have the differences in the two party’s platforms been clearer.  The future of this country, the direction it will go in for our children and grandchildren will be either a socialistic society or the dream of our founding fathers, a society based on individual liberty.

I hope you will join me in praying for God’s guidance on the voters of this great country. Please find something to do, each and every day until November 8, to help our Republican candidates. If we lose, I believe it will be because of the female vote.  We must work harder to bring more women into the political process.  Our Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers paid a price for our privilege to vote.  Education, education, education, the Republican Party is the party for Women!  No thanks either,  to our elected officials who put their own interests above the well being of the country.  There will be hell to pay for them…. We have that goal to look forward to next year!

I have faith that the silent majority will rise to the challenge!  We must all do our part!  Do not buy into the liberal media and bogus polls!!  Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before you are driven to get up and do something about it!  We had 17 qualified experienced Republican candidates, but Mr. Trump was the answer to the voters who had had enough of the status quo.  He won by the largest vote of any candidate in the history of the party.

He has brought thousands of new voters to the polls.  He has sacrificed millions and millions of his own dollars to try to help this country. None of the Republican Establishment has given that much! The Trump Rallies say it all! The movement seems to be spreading to the Independents. Law Enforcement, Unions, Blue Collar Workers, groups that have never endorsed a candidate are endorsing Trump.

Believe in Miracles…. Get out and Vote…. Be a part of this Great Movement To Take Our Country Back!

See ya on the Other side at our next meeting November 16th!

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October 2016 Newsletter

VRW Members, we had a record 170 attendees at the September meeting and we expect just as many to hear our two Congressmen at this months meeting! Make your reservations early, there is limited seating!

Are these quotes getting you discouraged?

“He is nothing but a B-List TV personality. He has no business being in politics.”

“He’s dangerously ignorant about international affairs. The Russian leaders will walk all over him.”

“He has no filter – doesn’t think before he speaks.”

“Until recently, he was a Democrat. He’s not a real Republican. He hasn’t paid his GOP dues.”

“He used to be Pro Choice. Now, suddenly he’s Pro Life?”

“He’s a loose cannon. No one wants HIS finger on the nuclear button.”

“His opponent has the experience and political savvy to be president. He does not.”

“He’s just not presidential.”

“His temperament disqualifies him from ever being Commander-In-Chief.”

“He’s proven himself to be mentally unstable.”

“The military will never accept him as Commander-In-Chief. He’s not smart enough.”

“Most Republican voters will just stay home rather than go out and vote for him.”

“He’s almost 70. Much too old to be president.”

“Evangelicals will never support him.”

“He says ‘(Let’s) Make America Great Again’. How dare he say we aren’t still great?!?!”

“90 percent of Republican state chairmen judge him guilty of ‘simplistic approaches,’ with ‘no depth in federal  government administration’ and ‘no experience in foreign affairs.'”

“After all his gaffs, he doubles down on them instead of admitting he made a mistake.”

“He’s threatening to upend our treaties and relationships with our allies by demanding that they pay for their own defense!”

“Because of his gross factual errors he might take rash action and needlessly lead this country into open warfare!”

“He’s racist, xenophobic, and fuels the fires of hatred!”

“You shouldn’t take him seriously. He has a penchant for offering simplistic solutions to hideously complex problems and a stubborn insistence that he is always right in every argument.”

“The rising turnout of his voters are not loyal Republicans or Democrats and are alienated from both parties because neither takes a sympathetic view toward their issues.”

“He wears the disdain he draws from the GOP elites as a badge of honor. Henry Kissinger’s championing the other GOP candidate and attacking him are actually helping him!”

“The fact that he could be deemed a serious candidate for president is a shame and embarrassment for the country.”

The New Yorker observed that his appeal “has to do not with competence at governing but with the emotion he evokes… [He] lets people get out their anger and frustration, their feeling of being misunderstood and mishandled by those who have run our government, their impatience with taxes and with the poor and the weak, their impulse to deal with the world’s troublemakers by employing the stratagem of a punch in the nose.”

“Is he Safe? …he shoots from the hip … he’s over his head … What are his solutions?”

“Voters want to follow some authority figure, — a leader who can take charge with authority; return a sense of discipline to our government; and, manifest the willpower needed to get this country back on track – Or at least a leader from outside Washington.”

 

They were said of Ronald Reagan before he was elected! Just 35 days….get out there and help elect Trump/Pence! Help at the campaign center, work at the polls, make phone calls from your home…

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September 2016 Newsletter

Less than 70 days left until we will witness the turn around OR permanent, irreversible decline of this great Republic of ours!  I hate to preach to the choir, but YOU MUST ALL GET UP AND SING!  Never has there been a clearer division of the two candidate’s policies for leading our country.  It is hard for me to imagine people voting for Clinton knowing all her corrupt, illegal, lying ways  but she is leading in the polls.

It is crazy to me that a free, prosperous, democratic society could pick socialism, but history does repeat itself. Look at this 7 minute video explaining the history of the decline of Argentina, which you will find frighteningly similar to where we are today.

 

But… All is not lost… YET… Take a look at this Facebook post of Fox News interviewing Quanell X.   This ranks right up there with a Miracle!

https://www.facebook.com/DocGreeneSr/videos/10155095054892388/

There are many ways you can contribute to the success of this party and future of our country.  We cannot afford to lose the Presidency, Senate or the House.  Please, Choir,  stand up and sing your hearts out for the next 70 days!

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August 2016 Newsletter

Buffie & Jessie WattersLOOK AT ME…I AM IN WATTERS WORLD!

The National Convention was an amazing experience. I wish all could have been there! This is the only time that the media actually loves Texas!  The law enforcement team and the volunteer team were both larger in number than the delegate count!  Very safe and friendly, Cleveland went all out to make us feel welcome.

Now that we have survived the primaries and the Cruz mess at the convention …. THE PEOPLE have spoken. Donald Trump won more votes than anyone in the history of the Republican Party, and now we must buckle down and work like… to overcome our candidate’s verbal outbursts!  HIL-LIAR-Y CANNOT WIN!

The Campaign Center is open!  VRW volunteers, elected officials and candidates will be working out of this location 6 days a week!  Under the direction of Nancy Scott, Bob Hall, Rajada Fleming, Beverly Roberts and others, VRW members pulled off an outstanding Grand Opening with over 170 excited Republicans ready to get to work and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Thanks to all of you for working so tirelessly!

The summer is over, kids are back in school, and we have less than 90 days till the election …. YOU NEED TO GET INVOLVED!  There are many ways YOU can make a difference. I hope you will go by the center before the next VRW general meeting,  August 24, and get your Trump stuff!

You don’t want to miss the next meeting! No one knows more about Terrorism and what is going on in our own backyard, than Professor Addicott.  He is an awesome speaker!

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May 2016 Newsletter

Trump is zooming ahead! Who knew?  He is at least talking about issues that most Americans are concerned about. I am usually in agreement with most of what he says, but wish someone else was saying it and in a more respectful way. I hate the childish personal attacks!  BUT……

WHO EVER WINS AFTER THE CONVENTION, WE MUST RALLY BEHIND THEM!

HERE IS MY BUCKET LIST FOR THE NEXT PRESIDENT AND LEGISLATURE:

  1. Hillary: in prison!
  2. Put “GOD” back in America !!!
  3. Borders: Closed!
  4. Congress: On the same retirement & healthcare plans as everybody else .
  5. Congress: Obey its own laws NOW!
  6. Language: English only!
  7. Culture: Constitution and the Bill of Rights!
  8. Drug Free: Mandatory drug screening before & during Welfare!
  9. Freebies: None to Non-Citizens!
  10. Budget: Balance the damn thing!
  11. Foreign Countries: Stop giving them our money!
  12. Fix the TAX CODE!
  13. Repeal Obamacare!
  14. RESPECT and REBUILD OUR MILITARY!

To that end, VRW is forging ahead with plans to open a Westside Houston Republican Campaign Center in the fall!  We have done this in the past and it was very successful.

More on this later, during the summer months.  I hope all of you will sign up to help man the center.

VRW traditionally takes the June, July and August months off, but your Board wants to stay in touch and keep building the momentum. VRW will be going on a road trip to College Station in June to tour the George Bush Library. That should be really fun and inspiring. Then, the club will be participating in the Villages “Fourth of July Parade and festival”.  Have you ever wanted to be a star in a parade, waving from the convertible?  Just let Mary Grace know!  We will also have a booth and put patriotic tattoos on eager attendees, register voters and hand out Republican materials. Then in the last week of July, we are planning a CHAT (chicks having an awesome time) with a speaker who is sure to get your motor running!

The next VRW general meeting after May will be Wednesday, August 24. Mark your calendars for all these dates and have a safe and happy summer break!

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