April 2015 Newsletter
The 2016 Presidential primaries are still nearly a year away, but the starting gun has been fired and the candidates are leaving the gates – more every week. It won’t be long before we are in full blown primary mode and working hard for the candidates.
While at the NFRW Legislative Day last month I had the opportunity to hear Newt Gingrich speak and he said something that really gave me a moment of pause. He said, “Don’t vote for the best candidate; instead, vote for the best President.” He was speaking of the upcoming Republican primary races, of course, but it really could apply to any election. Try framing your choices in that manner for just a moment…. it is guaranteed to make you think a little differently about things.
But until the primaries are in full swing, there are important matters that we cannot ignore: school board and municipal elections. These races often fly under the radar for people because they are non-partisan races and don’t always get the attention that they deserve. But I implore you: do not neglect these elections. They matter.
Elections have consequences. All elections; even “small” elections carry very large consequences. For everyone.
I encourage each of you to take the time to learn about the Republican candidates in all of your local elections this spring and fall. Then find a candidate to work for and give her/him your best effort. Make a difference; you are a member of VRW, and Village people make a difference.
I want to take a moment to thank Carol Prince for hosting our Spring CHAT at her home; it was a wonderful event and we appreciate her hospitality. A very big welcome to the women who attended and now are members of Village RW. We are so glad that you are a part of our family.
We expect to do another exciting CHAT this June – stay tuned for details!
Lastly, I would like to say a fond “farewell” to our Treasurer, Rebecca Salvo; she will be moving to California this month. We will certainly miss her infectious smile and wish her and her husband all the best as they make this exciting transition.