June 13, 2020 Newsletter

Greetings and Happy June!  
I know that there is so much going on in our country today.  I want to ask  each of you to pray for our country.  We need to have healing in this time of turmoil.   I love America.  I still believe that we are exceptional.  It is my opinion that our country has made a lot of strides to right wrongs.  The fact that being called a racist is the worst thing you can call an American.  I believe that is indeed change.  In America, being a racist  will get your fired. To me that says that the racism is not systemic.
  With that  said there are many things we can do.  We have the answers.  The answers are how we live our lives.  The republican point of view is a winner for all communities.  We are going to be okay.  Do not give into the whims of these groups.   The groups protest for  unity and change.  However, they don’t want change like we want change. They want power and control over us.   It is disheartening to see men kneel and bow to the protestor.  It will never be enough.  They have the spirit of Mao.   The totalitarian is never satisfied. They want our full submission.    We must not budge.   I pray for each of you to strengthened in your resolve to save our republic. 

NDRW does not meet during the summer.  I would like for us to meet  during  the month of August.  Our next scheduled meeting is the fourth Saturday in September 26, 2020.  As you know we are in the process of securing a new place for our meetings.  If you have questions or requests please feel free to contact me. f.pete@me.com

DEKALB COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY – JUNE 20th BREAKFAST PROGRAM Educating Republicans and Empowering Candidates You are cordially invited to join us at the DeKalb County GOP Breakfast with:
Featured Speaker
Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald*
State of Georgia, Public Service Commission, District 4

Who Will Speak On: “How the PSC is Protecting Georgians During the Reopening of Georgia?” In thousands of instances each year, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) is the last hope of many Georgia consumers in resolving their problems with utilities regulated by the Commission. Consumer contacts included consumer complaints and questions, media inquiries, requests for information and assistance, consumer comments regarding issues before the Commission, and all incoming calls made on the Commission’s toll-free and local telephone lines. On March 12th, amid growing concerns of Coronavirus, Gov. Brian Kemp issued an order that state employees who can telework should telework. By the beginning of April, that became a stay at home order for all Georgia residents, with a list of exceptions including work for Georgians who perform essential services and for necessities including shopping for food. As Georgia leads in the reopening of our country, join us at the June 20th DeKalb GOP Breakfast to learn how the Georgia Public Service Commission will continue its’ mission to ensure Georgians have access to low cost, reliable utility service by financially viable companies.

Saturday, June 20 2020 | 9:00 am – 10:30 am This is an in-person event.
Wild Wing Café, 4788 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30338 Venue Map: https://www.wildwingcafe.com/locations/dunwoody-ga

Required Advance Register Online: HERE

For DeKalb GOP Member – $12 per Ticket
Non-Members & Guests – $15 per Ticket

COVID-19 Safety and Compliance – PLEASE READ: The State of Georgia leads in the Reopening of America following the Coronavirus-19 Pandemic.   In order for the DeKalb GOP to host a safe and responsible in-person event and in response to Covid-19, we are keeping in mind with CDC guidelinesThe White House guidelines and aligning with the ongoing guidance for reviving a healthy Georgia with Governor Brian Kemp’s Public Health State of Emergency Executive Orders that were issued on and As such, The DeKalb GOP has made the following changes for our in-person DeKalb GOP Breakfasts in response to COVID-19 as follows: All registrations via EventBrite are required in advance. There will be no day of, walk-ups permitted. Payment via cash, credit or e-cash (i.e. Venmo, Paypal) will not be accepted at the door. A hot breakfast with juice and coffee will be included. A server who will be wearing a mask and gloves will serve and administer the buffet – so no self-serving will be allowed. The breakfast line will have marked spots that will be six feet apart to allow for social distancing. Masks are optional for DeKalb GOP Members and Guests. If wearing one then you are to provide your own mask. We will have access to the entire dining area of Wild Wings Café allowing for reserved seating to be in compliance with no more than 10 people at the same table and being 6 feet apart between tables.  

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CANDIDATES Candidates will have the opportunity to present a 2-minute pitch but will have registered via EventBrite in advance and will need to register their intent via email by Friday, June 19th at 5 pm EST to:

Marci McCarthy, Vice-Chairman Communications and DeKalb GOP Breakfast Series 2020 Chairwoman
DeKalb County Republican Party
mmccarthy@dekalbgop.org #VoteDeKalbRed

#DeKalbGOP *About our Featured Speaker: Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald, who served 20 years as a state Representative, was appointed to the Commission in June 1998 by Governor Zell Miller to fill a vacated post and then re-elected in a special mid-term election in November 1998. He held the seat until 2002. In 2008 and in 2014, Georgians again elected McDonald to serve on the Commission. McDonald has a deep knowledge of the energy industry. He puts that knowledge to work as a member of the Electric Committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and as an executive member of the Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition. During his time on the Commission McDonald has presided over the advent of solar power in Georgia resulting in the state becoming one of the top five fastest growing in the nation for solar energy. He has accomplished this through a conservative and thoughtful free-market approach without putting upward pressure on rates and without state-sponsored financial incentives. In 2013, Georgia had virtually no solar power on the grid. McDonald was able to garner support to add 525 megawatts of solar energy to the portfolio of the state’s investor owned utility. Currently, utility companies are erecting solar power facilities that will provide a total of 4,610 megawatts of solar energy by 2022. McDonald has also supported the construction of solar facilities at six of Georgia’s military bases, contributing to national security and helping to protect the bases from future base closure proposals. McDonald is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BBA in Business. He also served six years in the Georgia Air National Guard. He owns businesses in the private sector and is married to Shelley McDonald. He was married to the late Sunny Nivens McDonald for 45 years. He has a son, Lauren, three grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren.

County Committee Meeting!
Next Meeting: July 9, 2020
Please join at 7:30PM at DGOP HQ for our monthly county meeting.  
Important: If you are on the county committee and can’t attend, please appoint a proxy by emailing chairman@dekalbgop.org with the name of a proxy who will be at the meeting to vote for you. You may print out a Proxy HERE

Please  stay safe and healthy.   

Until we see each other again.
Lead. Fight. Win in 2020

Felice Pete, President
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