Reagan Day meet-the-candidates. As you probably have heard, we turned our annual Reagan Day dinner into a virtual opportunity to see and hear from many of the local and state candidates. Tune in at 7:00 PM on Saturday, September 19 using Zoom to see the event. You must have a Zoom account (get one at zoom.us if you do not have a free zoom account) to attend.
Here is the login link:
Meeting ID: 844 5768 7210
Sample Ballots. Each year we prepare sample ballots with our recommended candidates. You can see this year's recommended candidates here. If you would like a paper copy just come by our headquarters and get one. You can also get candidate material and Trump signs. Stop and say hello!
Absentee Ballots. Have you requested your absentee ballot? Have you filled it out and returned it? Still need one? Go here for absentee ballot information.
Thinking about elections, patriotism, and love of country - consider the most recent Medal Of Honor recipient, Sergeant Major Thomas Payne. SGM Payne received his medal on September 11, 2020, the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Read his story, and try to keep a dry eye as you think about the sacrifices our men and women in the military, our police and other first responders, and others have made throughout our history to keep our country a strong Republic.
Do you believe 'someone else will do everything?'. You won't get medals for volunteering, but everyone needs to help! Please volunteer this election season, and bring a friend.
Finally, closing with a quote from Thomas Paine, who helped inspire the American patriots to declare independence from Great Britain:
These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their county; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny like hell is not easily conquered yet we have this consolation with us, the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
— Thomas Paine
Chair, Chatham County Republican Party
Terry Schmidt published this page in Chairmans Notes 2020-09-20 14:04:59 -0400