Wow, what a whirlwind couple of weeks we've had at Multnomah County GOP HQ! It's been a while since we've updated you, so we wanted to let you know the latest news.
First off, you've surely seen the mountain of press that we received regarding the change in venue for our event. REST ASSURED - this event is still going on, and tickets are selling FAST! We were able to quickly secure a new venue once we saw the public pressure campaign that was mounted by the liberal activists in Portland - a pressure campaign that caused our original venue to cancel the contract. Despite taking their best shot, the Multnomah County Republicans are still standing, and we're going to have one seriously successful Lincoln Day Dinner.
The event will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel on Airport Way. Everything else remains unchanged.
All details can be found at our website by CLICKING HERE.
We hope you had a blessed Christmas season and are ready for the new year. Here at Multnomah County GOP HQ, we are gearing up for a very busy election year in 2014! We're going to need all hands on deck if we want to remove the two biggest liberal failures in Oregon, John Kitzhaber and Jeff Merkley. And we have several events on the calendar that will up our public profile in the community and raise the funds necessary to accomplish our goals.
Early Bird Ticket Special For Lincoln Day Dinner Ends December 31!
This is your final reminder that early bird pricing ends DECEMBER 31 for our Lincoln Day Dinner, featuring keynote speaker Rafael Cruz. This is our most important fundraiser of the year, and will help us provide resources to candidates throughout 2014. This promises to be a very invigorating evening - Pastor Cruz is one of the most dynamic defenders of liberty we can hope to see in Multnomah County. CLICK HERE to go to our event page to take advantage of the early bird ticket prices. Remember, prices go up January 1!
The Multnomah County GOP is helping to organize a Veterans appreciation event for the movie 'Lone Survivor'. An MCRP member has offered over two dozen tickets and we've added to that amount to reach 40 tickets to be given FREE to Veterans to come see this movie. We encourage others to join us as well on Sunday, January 12th, 2014, 3:30pm show at the Regal Cinemas theater on 166th & Division in Portland.
The movie is based on true events that occurred to a team of Navy SEALs and other military personnel during Operation Red Wings in the mountains of Afghanistan in 2005. As the movie title suggests, only one (Marcus Luttrell) of the original four SEALs returned alive, and this movie tells the story of that fateful mission and events surrounding it.Read more
Well, it certainly was interesting to watch the news the past few weeks! John Kitzhaber formally entered the race for an unprecedented 4th Term as Governor, and his announcement landed with a thud. Perhaps his record is finally catching up to him - check out our website for a partial list of 'achievements' that should give all Oregon voters pause (click here).
Maybe Multnomah County is waking up and realizing that the big government statist policies of the Democrats are a giant failure.
Here at Multnomah County Republican Headquarters, we caught wind of Governor Kitzhaber's press conference scheduled for this morning where he's expected to announce his intentions to run for an unprecedented fourth term. While we applaud the call to public service and honor anyone willing to step up, we think it's about time he return to the private sector. After all, term limits should have kicked in, except for the loophole that the law only covers consecutive terms.
In any event, we welcome Kitzhaber into the race, which finds a strong Republican challenger who's already been campaigning for many months - Rep. Dennis Richardson is giving him a run for his money by citing math, facts and credible budget predictions (none of which are strong suits for Kitzhaber). You can find out more about Dennis at his website by clicking here.
In case you were wondering, here's a list of "accomplishments" just from Kitz's third term. If you agree that this hit parade leaves a lot to be desired, we invite you to check out the Republican alternative.
On this day 150 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on the afternoon of Thursday November 19th, 1863 at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetary in Gettysburg Pennsylvania. The speech was just over two minutes long and reiterated the principles of human equality as espoused in the Declaration of Independence.
Senator Ted Cruz, Remembering the 150th Anniversary of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas visited the University of Portland on Thursday September 19th, 2013
A townhall style discussion was held at the University of Portland's Chiles Center on Thursday September 19th 2013, with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas and UP political science professors Gary Malecha and William Curtis. The professors and several students asked questions to Thomas while an audience of 1,200 people listened intently.
Justice Thomas stated he came from humble beginnings and relayed a childhood of adversity living in Georgia in the 1950's & 60's and the daily positive message and insisting that "we were equal" from Irish Catholic nun teachers during elementary school. He relayed stories of growing up in the South and the turbulence of the 1960's, the Civil Rights era and remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. being assassinated and how that event affected him, and being kicked out of the home by his grandfather after quitting the seminary.
Actor Joseph Phillips gave the speech "Race in America" at PSU College Republicans/Young Conservative of Oregon on Friday October 25th, 2013. Joseph's speech was about how the African American community conducts itself, the hyper sensitivity of anything that could be construed as racism or a racist act. He discussed and gave suggestions as to how Republicans can be more aware of that sensitivity, be more aware of what is going on in the African American community and how to conduct themselves regarding race relations and their needs. He elaborated on the psychology that the African American community has a strong "survival" instinct and is always on guard to what might threaten their survival as a community, and racism or racist acts are perceived as threats to their survival. The same is felt when there are discussions of welfare reform or attempts to reduce waste, fraud or abuse in the different welfare programs. Rather insightful.
You may know Joseph from his regular acting appearances on The Cosby Show and General Hospital and guest appearances on other TV shows, and he has been in several movies. He occasionally travels the US and speaks on college campuses and foundations and has also taught acting workshops. Mr. Phillips had a weekly column "The Way I see It" for 8 years that appeared in over 30 publications across the country and was a regular on a few radio shows. Joseph has also been on several Republican steering committees and boards of directors. He is also a small business owner of Daddy J's WingShack in Encino California. Being a black conservative in hollywood/los angeles is no easy task, but he stays true to his principals and values. Joseph is married and has 3 children.
We thank these two organizations for inviting Joseph to portland to give his speech and insights.
Portland State College Republicans
Young Conservatives of Oregon
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Officer Robert Libke Fund
Those wishing to donate to assist Oregon City Officer Robert Libke and his family can do so as follows:
- Stop at any branch of Clackamas Federal Credit Union. Donations are to the Clackamas County Peace Officers' Benevolent Foundation into the Officer Robert Libke Fund.
- Mail a donation to the Clackamas County Peace Officers' Benevolent Foundation at PO Box 426, Oregon City, OR 97045. Make checks payable to the CCPOBF and put Officer Robert Libke Fund on the memo line.
Any cards or notes with best wishes will be forwarded to the family.
The Clackamas County Peace Officers' Benevolent Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit.
One of our young Republicans (and Multco PCP) was among the top 5% of several thousand applicants for an internship at the CATO Institute. The institute has now invited Cheldon Chriestenson, along with the rest of that elite group, to Washington D.C. this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday for training in becoming effective voices for conservatism in their home states.Read more
Welcome to the newly updated home of the Multnomah County Republican Party! On behalf of the Executive Committee, I'd like invite you to kick the tires on our brand new website. You can sign up for email alerts, connect with us on social media, check out the latest news and find out how to get involved. You can also recommend our page to your friends who want to learn more and get involved! We're very excited about the Action Center you see to the right of the page - there are TONS of ways to get involved.
We want to hear from you, so please feel free to let us know how we're doing.
The more people we can get involved, the harder we can push back against the Deep Blue forces that run the Portland political machine. As we discovered in the 2010 Gubernatorial Race, Multnomah County holds the key to power for all of Oregon. Our charge as the GOP in Oregon's most populous county is to activate and motivate our volunteers to re-balance the power in Salem. It is the job of all Republicans to remind voters that a vibrant two-party system is the heartbeat of the American checks-and-balances form of government.
Thank you for everything you do for your Multnomah County Republican Party.
Chairman Jeff Reynolds
Brand new website, social media tools, and opportunities to get involved. Sign up today at www.multnomahgop.org! #orcot #orpolRead more