July 15, 2020 Newsletter
Hello DeKalb Republican Women:
I hope you each are well during this time of uncertainty. I know it looks bleak, but we are stronger together. Our message of republicanism and the hope of America is the best. The Black Lives Matter organization/movement is not who we are. This is a resistance movement that has been working since 2013 to usher in a cultural revolution. They are by their own account Marxist.
https://blacklivesmatter.com This is a glimpse of who they are: Every day, we recommit to healing ourselves and each other, and to co-creating alongside comrades, allies, and family a culture where each person feels seen, heard, and supported.
We acknowledge, respect, and celebrate differences and commonalities.
We work vigorously for freedom and justice for Black people and, by extension, all people.
We intentionally build and nurture a beloved community that is bonded together through a beautiful struggle that is restorative, not depleting.
We are unapologetically Black in our positioning. In affirming that Black Lives Matter, we need not qualify our position. To love and desire freedom and justice for ourselves is a prerequisite for wanting the same for others.
We see ourselves as part of the global Black family, and we are aware of the different ways we are impacted or privileged as Black people who exist in different parts of the world.
We are guided by the fact that all Black lives matter, regardless of actual or perceived sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, economic status, ability, disability, religious beliefs or disbeliefs, immigration status, or location.
We make space for transgender brothers and sisters to participate and lead.
We are self-reflexive and do the work required to dismantle cisgender privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence.
We build a space that affirms Black women and is free from sexism, misogyny, and environments in which men are centered.
We practice empathy. We engage comrades with the intent to learn about and connect with their contexts.
We make our spaces family-friendly and enable parents to fully participate with their children. We dismantle the patriarchal practice that requires mothers to work “double shifts” so that they can mother in private even as they participate in public justice work.
We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.
We foster a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise).
We cultivate an intergenerational and communal network free from ageism. We believe that all people, regardless of age, show up with the capacity to lead and learn.
We embody and practice justice, liberation, and peace in our engagements with one another.
Our elected conservative leaders have not been pushing back. I am not bashing them but there is a lot going on at once. These things in my opinion are not coincidences. This is where we the Republican Women are best. We can push back. We can educate our neighbors. We have to continue to fight. We the women can organize to help our local, state and federal leaders. I know it seems like all we do is fight. I feel the same way. However, our American way of life is worth fighting for. It is still a beacon of hope and freedom. People still want to come here. People die to get here.
We have so much to fight. I am here to shine a light on all of the complex things that is going on in 2020. The attack is constant and unrelenting. The entire left and some of our republican elites are fighting against what we believe. While there is so much chao,s McConnell is spending money to defeat conservatives, This is maddening but we have to pull back the curtain fully. Watch on Lou Dobbs.
The Mayor of Atlanta Keisha Lance Bottoms blames Trump for the shooting death of an 8 year old in an “Autonomous Zone”. This is another angle the left is pushing. The Mayors of Chicago, Portland, and Seattle are stating the same. They will blame the Republicans for the accessibility of guns. The way our leaders are caving gun rights for the law abiding citizen will be in jeopardy.
School openings is another fight. The mental health, education and well-being of our children are in jeopardy. There is not a clear and strong message from Republicans. Our voices and the President’s voice are being drowned out by the democrat wing that is over our children, the teacher’s union. There are states actually closing their schools. This is not a coincidence.
These are just a few narratives we are up against. We can fight this. We know the truth. Our first task is to understand that election day is not NOVEMBER 3, 2020! The COVID-19 pandemic has offered the perfect opportunity to steal elections. The election starts when absentee ballots go out, when states start sending mail-in ballots. There are going to be some appeals in court but the mail in ballot is happening. Our elected officials did not dutifully tackle voter fraud. So, here we are to take much needed action. What you can do: Register people to vote. Make sure your family members and neighbors that think like you are registered an engaged. Know when early voting starts. Let them know the absentee ballot deadline. https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov/GAOLVR/welcome.do#no-back-button
Our own Andrea Johnson and daughter-in-law of our treasurer Tamara Johnson is running for State House District 79
I have donated. She will need us to help her with our money, and volunteering.
DeKalb GOP Saturday BreakfastsJul 18 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Former District 6 Congresswoman Karen Handel will be the
speaker. Join her as she campaigns to defeat Rep. McBath.
The DeKalb Republican Party is pleased to invite you to our monthly breakfast program.
Date: 3rd Saturday of the Month
Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Location: Wild Wing Café, 4788 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30338
Cost: $12.00 for DGOP Members
$15 for non-DGOP Members
The next Dekalb Republican Committee Meeting will be at Pine Creek Center. 4320 Cowan Road, Tucker, GA 30084
AUG. 1, 2020 We will serve the USO at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. Limited attendance due to social distancing.
AUG. 8, 2020 We will serve The Ronald McDonald House families catered meals. Thank you Natalie Olmi for your hard work in organizing this. I thank all of the Executive Board members: 1st VP Shawn Perkins, 2nd VP Lisa Kinnemore, Treasurer Tammy Johnson,Asst. Treasurer Natalie Olmi, Secretary Judy Grubb, and Corresponding Sec. Dolci Fromm
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See you soon.
Felice Pete, President