Volume 2 | Issue 3
Welcome to the latest issue of your Chatham County GOP newsletter. We will update this regularly to keep you up to date on conservative news and issues impacting our county, state, and country. Feel free to share this with your friends and neighbors.
For a complete list of events, check out our calendar page. A new item is the April Friends of the NRA Banquet, with the Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation by Lt. Gov Dan Forest.
Reagan Day Dinner
6th District GOP Convention
Congressional redistricting last year moved Chatham County from the 2nd and 4th Congressional Districts to be entirely in the 6th District. The 6th District GOP Convention is April 8th in Guilford County at Williams High School in Burlington. Convention registration begins at 10:00 AM.
NC State GOP Convention
The 2017 North Carolina State GOP Convention is on June 2 and 3 in Wilmington. Click here to register and for more information. Early registration ends on April 3rd!
County Commissioners. Chatham County elects five commissioners who are responsible for most official actions within the County. Some policy areas are overseen by other elected officials, such as the Sheriff, Register of Deeds, and the Soil and Water Conservation board who are directly elected. A small number of county board members are directly appointed by the State.
Commissioner meetings are generally held the third Monday of each month. Sometimes additional meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. Meeting agendas and past meeting minutes are available on a website called the Legistar. Citizens can sign up to have a copy of meeting agendas along with other County notices emailed to them via this link. We STRONGLY encourage all Chatham voters to receive information about County Commission and other Chatham County meetings.
Any Chatham County citizen may speak at a commission meeting on any pertinent subject for three minutes. You must sign up ahead of time by contacting the Clerk of the Commission (Lindsay Ray) at 919-542-8200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
State and National
President Trump spotlight
President Trump continues working without his full cabinet. Two appointees remain to be confirmed: Sonny Perdue for Secretary of Agriculture, and Alex Acosta for Secretary of Labor. One other position requiring confirmation is also unfilled, that of Robert Lighthizer for US Trade Representative.
Judge Neil Gorsuch began US Senate confirmation hearings on March 20. Democrat Senators seems to be under a lot of pressure from the extreme left to find a reason to vote against Gorsuch, but so far that seems to have had little effect. Numerous news outlets and the bar association have endorsed the Judge as a highly qualified selection for the nation’s highest court.
Your elected representatives
A complete list of your elected representatives, their contact information, and term expiration is here.
Ours is a participative democracy - make sure your elected representatives hear from you before issues come up for a vote. Be polite, be respectful, but make your voices heard!
Food for Thought from around the Web
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