October 2017 Newsletter

In this October newsletter:

  • Notable Announcements

  • A Message from the Chairwoman

  • Letters to the Editor Do Work

  • 14th District Executive Committee member profile:  Michael Parr

  • Trump Unity Bridge Vandalized

  • Democrat Representative Lawrence “Votes for Us” in Washington

  • Michigan Trump Republicans Events Continue

  • 14th District Picnic Recap and our SPONSORS

  • Reminder About Membership

  • Trending News Links

 Last month we supported our fellow citizens in Texas, who suffer to this day from the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.  


Then came Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  

Again this month we lead our newsletter by sending our thoughts and prayers to our fellow citizens in Florida and Puerto Rico.  If you can do even more, consider a donation to
any of the many groups on the front lines serving those in need.  Many, many worthwhile groups could use your donation. Click here for one group.

If you have some other favorite charity, then fund that one.  Point is this: people are in need.

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In this October newsletter:

  • Notable Announcements

  • A Message from the Chairwoman

  • Letters to the Editor Do Work

  • 14th District Executive Committee member profile:  Michael Parr

  • Trump Unity Bridge Vandalized

  • Democrat Representative Lawrence “Votes for Us” in Washington

  • Michigan Trump Republicans Events Continue

  • 14th District Picnic Recap and our SPONSORS

  • Reminder About Membership

  • Trending News Links

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Notable Announcements:

  • October 2:  Michigan Trump Republicans meeting begins at 6 p.m in Caro; see details in article below

  • October 5:   Farmington Area Republicans (FAR) meeting at FH City Hall at 7 p.m. and will feature a speaker from Voters Not Politicians to discuss changing the method of re-districting

  • October 9: Lakes Area Tea Party meeting at Big Tommy’s located at 40380 Grand River Road in Novi  begins at 6:30 and features Dr. Jim Hines (Saginaw, MI) Candidate for Governor; and Scott Tillman (Field Director of U.S. Term Limits) discussing U.S. Congressional term limits.

  • October 10: 14th District Committee begins at 6 for dinner and 7 for meeting; new location Kirby’s Coney Island, 25050 Northwestern Highway, Southfield with featured speaker Shelby Township Clerk Stan Grot who is also Candidate for Secretary of State

  • Oct 12: Eastside Republican PAC Dinner features Attorney General Bill Schuette who is also a candidate for Governor;  6 p.m. event at the Country Club of Detroit. For reservations or more information contact Shetler at (313) 882-7407

  • October 16:  Oakland County Young Republicans meeting features Judge Michael Warren speaking about Patriot Week and judicial issues, and starts at 7 p.m. at BlackFinn in Royal Oak.  Call Shawn at 248-978-6120 for details.

  • October 17: Michigan Trump Republicans meeting begins at 6 p.m. in Grand Rapids

  • October 19:  BRWC dinner features Pete Hegseth of Fox News - contact  Linda at 248-505-6270 for information or to register

  • October 22: Bike the Bridge event which goes across the Ambassador Bridge; Click here to register.
  • October 23: Michigan Trump Republicans meeting begins at 6 p.m. in St. Joseph

  • October 27: Conservative Warehouse “Corn Poll Party” event features numerous federal, statewide and state office candidates, but the event will highlight a poll to see voter favorites; Click here to register.

  • November 14:  14th District Committee meeting - Kerby’s Coney Island, Southfield

  • December 14:  14th District Christmas - Hanukkah Holiday Rockin’ Party - Royal Oak Elks Club - hold the date!

 

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A Message from the Chairwoman

Dear 14th District Executive Committee Members, and fellow Republicans;


How things change!


When my September letter was published,
no one knew that Congressman Dave Trott (District 11) would not seek re-election in 2018.  THANK YOU Congressman Trott for your service to Michigan and to our country!  


That said, the now open seat in our neighboring Congressional District 11 will create a chain reaction where current office holders and other new candidates throw their hat into the ring. We will see a spin off effect all over the state!  

So start vetting to find and recruit our best candidates.


Note the top “2016 Legislative Winners” who voted conservatively are reported below. Check
YOUR state legislator’s voting record here

 

Among many others running for that now open 11th District seat is Rocky Raczkowski, long time friend and long time supporter of the 14th Congressional District.  It is because of Rocky that I first got involved in politics.  Also, Lena Epstein, formerly running for US Senate, has switched and is now running for the the 11th District seat. For certain, more candidates will emerge as time marches forward.


The AMAZING 14th District Picnic held in Grosse Pointe Park!


We had a “YOUGE”’ number of sponsors and a great turn out at a beautiful venue on Lake St. Clair!  
Congratulations to Fundraising Chair Carol Foster (West Bloomfield) and to her entire committee for organizing this event.  While the final financial details will be reported at our October meeting, it is safe to say this is the most successful event ever held in the 14th District.  We expect that the final report will show gross receipts just under $7,000 to support 14th District Republican candidates in 2018.

A special shout out goes to
Justice Bob Young, Candidate for US Senate, for being our featured speaker at the picnic. We had 18 FABULOUS sponsors who are highlighted below in this newsletter. Thank you sponsors!


See more details about our picnic below.


Many of us had the opportunity to attend the biennial MRP Leadership Conference on Mackinac Island.   Congratulations to
Chairman Ron Wieser and the whole MRP Team for staging a wonderful series of events.  This Conference is known across the U.S.A. as one of the premier Republican events.  That reputation allows it to draw excellent speakers such as our own Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Governor Eric Greitens (MO), Governor Matt Bevin (KY), former Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz and U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA).  What a lineup!


We were surprised with the special  visit of “Trump” on the porch of the Grand Hotel.

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What a HOOT!  Bob DiBuono is Comedy Central’s #1 Trump impersonator and I can tell you he is great!  He was brought to the Island Conference by the Michigan Trump Republicans and it is safe to say he was a hit!  I am told that through the date of this newsletter, his Island Conference social media influence has exceeded 50,000 hits.  WOW.


Robert Oestreich, State Committee member from Farmington Hills, was honored at the Conference, as were others from across the state, for their 2017 achievements as Party volunteers. Robert has lead
three fundraising events for the 14th District. Congratulations Robert. Also, Cheryl Costantino, 14th District Vice-Chair and Harper Woods Mayor Pro-Tem, was among those recognized for their service to the Party. Congratulations Cheryl.


WAYNE BRADLEY
- He’s baaaaaaaccck!  Our friend Wayne Bradley and his talk radio show “The Wayne Bradley Show” have returned to SuperStation 910 AM on Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m.

Follow Wayne here https://www.facebook.com/TheWayneBradleyShow/?fref=mentions

and call in this show!  Wayne is a natural as he converses with many challenging callers from the largely Democrat call in constituency. Republicans can call in, too.


Michigan House Bill 4499

“American Laws in American Courts”


Do you want to see Sharia law used in an American court to resolve a case?


Many of you have asked about this Michigan House Bill. This House Bill was assigned to the Law & Justice Committee Chaired by
Representative Klint Kesto (R - District 39). Later, the Bill was sent back to its sponsor, Representative Michelle Hoitenga (R - District 102), for tweaking.


It is hoped
that HB 4499 will soon be sent back to the Law & Justice Committee, be supported there and then sent on to Speaker of the House Tom Leonard, who has said he will quickly discharge it for a vote on the House floor.


If you would like to know more about this very important bill, contact:


Several 14th District Committee members are
working hard to push this Bill to the House floor for a vote.  It’s simple:  American Laws in American Courts.


There are
way too many candidates in the District to comment about right now, except to say two things. We must:

>Defeat Debbie and elect a long awaited Republican Senator from Michigan to the U.S. Senate, and

>Elect Marc Corcoran to the Michigan House in District 1 (what a change this would be!)--contact Marc at marcos.corc@yahoo.com


We are looking for more candidates to rise up and take the challenge.


Next 14th CD Meeting:  October 10 at 6:00pm for dinner/networking

Meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

New Meeting location

Featured Speaker-

Shelby Township Clerk Stan Grot

Candidate for Secretary of State

Kirby’s Coney Island, 25050 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI. 48075

JOIN US!


All Republicans are welcome to attend this open meeting!  Please join us with your ideas, energy and help us grow!


Warmest Regards for a "Scary" and Happy Halloween,
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Janine Kateff

14th District Chairwoman                                                                         

email - 14cdmi@gmail.com

Like our Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/mi14gop

Website - 14cd.com

twitter -  https://twitter.com/

586 917 6118

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Letters to the Editor Work


Ed Kohl, long time Republican activist and leader at Temple Shir Shalom, is frequently on the alert for “bashing” of Republican leaders and ideas by the liberal media.  As we encourage all members, do what Ed does------write to your local newspaper and call that talk show!


It does work.


This time, Ed wrote to the Jewish News about its attack on our President Donald Trump.   His letter was printed by the Jewish News and is reprinted below.  Way to go Ed!

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14th District Executive Committee member profile:  Michael Parr


Mike Parr remembers when his high school government teacher in Battle Creek invested a whole day exploring the difference between conservatives and liberals in a series of debates among peers on certain topics.
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“As a millennial I found myself vastly outnumbered  — something I’ve grown accustomed to — and came to love it,” Parr said. “The particular topic of abortion was especially heated. I found myself at the whiteboard drawing how an unborn fetus had its own unique genetic code and why aborting that genetic code constituted killing a unique individual human. Ever since then it’s been especially apparent to me that conservative values must be defended whatever the circumstances.”


Parr said he has been a conservative as long as he can remember.


“So I guess I've been a Republican all my life,” he said.


Parr’s formal relationship with the Party started after he graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in material science engineering and then went straight to work for Ford Motor Co. as a product development engineer.


“I immediately became a precinct delegate, though not in the 14th District at that time, and I have been ever since,” Parr said. “I love the political process of going to the county and state conventions. It’s fascinating to me that even within the Republican Party there are such stark differences in opinions. It’s not at all what I expected, but that's what makes it fun.”


Parr said there is a lot of opportunity to grow the Party, especially in the 14th District.


“We’re in a unique situation of having enormous minority populations that offer lots of potential,” he said.  “With the black and Hispanic communities we can bond with a strong sense of religious importance. There are also several local colleges and universities where conservative students need to be encouraged and fostered.”

 

At Ford, where he recently marked his 5-year anniversary, Parr has worked on the Focus RS, a 350 horsepower hot-hatch, and also the C-Max, a plug-in hybrid. He is currently working as an engine engineer. The company is helping him pursue further education with a master’s in engineering management at the University of Michigan.


Parr, 28, lives in Southfield with Kelly, his girlfriend of many years, and a 4-month-old golden-doodle named Aria.


“When I have time for it I enjoy all manner of shooting sports, running, photography, computer games and reading.  We’re looking at buying a house soon and one of the primary considerations is finding one that’s in the 14th District! All of this success I owe to the fantastic support network I had growing up, especially including two wonderful parents. Their lives of hard work, dedication and indiscriminate love and support have been invaluable in guiding me through life.”


Parr’s parents, Pam and Steve, are touring the country and maintaining the family vacation home in Dowling.


“I’m so happy to able to serve the Party and the people of the 14th,” said Parr, who hopes one day to run for office. “If anyone has anything they would like to talk about please feel free to call, text, email or carrier pigeon me at any time!”


He may be reached at
ParrMich@gmail.com or 269-579-4362.


Trump Unity Bridge Vandalized

Many of us have seen the privately funded “Trump Unity Bridge” at events all around Michigan.   It was even in Washington, D.C. for the Trump Inauguration festivities!  


Sadly, the Trump Unity Bridge was severely damaged--
again.  Protesters in our streets claim their First Amendment right to free speech, but can’t seem to allow others that same right.  


The two brothers who own and
privately fund the Trump Unity Bridge could use our support.  See the damage done here https://www.facebook.com/matt.maddock.96/posts/10203802078288314  If you’d like to know how to connent with the owners, please contact your Chair.  

Democrat Rep. Brenda Lawrence “Votes for Us” in Washington

Your Democratic 14th Congressional District U.S. Representative Brenda Lawrence has been busy in Washington, D.C.  Here is a recap of several of her recent and shocking votes.   Her role in supporting the Democrat Party line and not Michigan values can be seen very clearly here.  Her votes often are like this:  think of a logical idea/opinion and then vote the opposite way.   After considering her positions, please feel free to call her office at 202-225-5802:

  • HB 1873 passed 300 to 118 with Lawrence voting AGAINST.  This law would expedite the approval process for utilities to trim/remove trees on power line right of ways located on federal property where there is “imminent risk of ...service disruption”.  Guess she likes trees more than electricity.

  • HB 2842 passed 377 to 34 with Lawrence voting FOR.  SHOCKER.  This law allows states to subsidize up to 50% of a welfare recipient’s wages if the person gets a job.  Dems LOVE welfare payments!

  • HB 3004 passed 257 to 167 with Lawrence voting AGAINST.  This law increases the penalties for illegally re-crossing the U.S. border.  This will penalize, with up to two years of prison, anyone who was already deported or denied admission to the U.S. who then attempts to cross the U.S.border again.  Those who attempt re-entry after conviction of murder, rape, or kidnapping would receive a 25 year sentence.

  • HB 1215 passed 218 to 210 with Lawrence voting AGAINST.   This law places limits on medical malpractice lawsuits providing care paid for by the federal government.  It would limit lawsuits to three years from the date or injury and would cap claims at $250,000 for non-economic damages.  It further limits payments to contingency fees paid to lawyers.  That last one is a Democrat no-no.

  • HB 3003 passed 228 to 195 with (of course) Lawrence voting AGAINST.  This law make cities ineligible for federal law enforcement and homeland security grants when they refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.  Hello?!  Brenda?  Are you awake?

  • HB 2810 (Polis Amendment) failed 73 to 351 with Lawrence voting AGAINST.  This law would have reduced military spending by 1%, excluding payments to military personnel or to military health programs.

  • HB 2810 (Hartzler Amendment) failed 209 to 214 with Lawrence voting FOR.  This would ban paying for military gender transitions (except for mental health treatments).  

  • HB 2810 (Rooney Amendment) failed 107 to 318 with Lawrence voting AGAINST.  This would have allowed service academy athletes to “go pro” before serving their military commitment.  

  • HB 2810 (Perry Amendment) failed 185 to 234 with Lawrence voting AGAINST.  This law would have ended the mandate for “climate change” reporting by our military.

  • HB 2810 (Buck Amendment) failed 203 to 218 with Lawrence voting AGAINST.  This would ban the mandate to use alternate fuels in military services unless such fuels were cost-effective.  Huh?  Who is against being cost effective?  Oh, never mind.


Michigan Trump Republicans Event Continue

Michigan Trump Republicans is a group of Republican activists who supported Trump during the 2016 election cycle.  After his election, the so-called “resist” movement lead by Democrats literally blocked anything that President Trump proposed.  Then we have our friends inside the Republican party!  Anyway, MTR works to keep Trump’s base “engaged” so that they and the media see that the “resist” movement is not the only voice that voters hear.


MTR has already held events in all corners of Michigan including Rochester Hills, Novi, Royal Oak, Muskegon, Howell, White Lake, Hesperia, Lansing and Troy.. Each event has had between about 100 to over 300 attending!   These are
high spirited pro-Trump events!

This picture is from a recent MTR event in Troy where over 300 registered to hear about Trump (ok, and maybe to have a some wonderful Polish food at the American Polish Center).

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The owners of several of the local businesses, that merely agreed to host an MTR event, have had death threats (plural) to themselves and to their employees!  Local police have been needed at several locations.  Sad.  Don’t let anyone tell you that the extreme left is “peaceful”.  They are not.  


The “never Trumpers” continue to pound our President.  Just remember that these people
NEVER supported Trump and likely never will.

October events are scheduled in Caro, St. Joseph, Grand Rapids, Holland and Traverse City. More MTR locations are expected.  Stay up to date at MTR’s website http://www.michigantrumprepublicans.com/

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14th District Picnic Recap and our SPONSORS

What an event!   

Our first ever 14th District Picnic was a wonderful success on all fronts!  The venue selected was perfect and the “weather committee” came through with a glorious Pure Michigan afternoon on beautiful Lake St. Clair!  The goal of this and pretty much every 14th fundraiser, is to generate funds to support our candidates in the upcoming election cycle.


To that end, our sponsors
are critical to any events financial success.  Our sponsors are VERYspecial people to support the 14th!  So here again are our 18 SPONSORS of our 2017 Picnic:

THANK YOU GOLD SPONSORS

 THANK YOU BRONZE SPONSORS


Reminder About Membership

Are you a member of the Republican 14th Congressional District?  Member of the Republican Committee? Snail Mail your $25 membership check to Treasurer Chris Konja, 6575 Stonebridge E., West Bloomfield, MI. 48324 (payable to the 14th District).


Or you can become a member or renew your membership online -
https://mi14gop.nationbuilder.com/donation. Your dues and other fundraising activities support Republican candidates and organizations in the 14th Congressional District.


Trending News Links









 Last month we supported our fellow citizens in Texas, who suffer to this day from the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.  


Then came Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  

Again this month we lead our newsletter by sending our thoughts and prayers to our fellow citizens in Florida and Puerto Rico.  If you can do even more, consider a donation to
any of the many groups on the front lines serving those in need.  Many, many worthwhile groups could use your donation. Click here for one group.

If you have some other favorite charity, then fund that one.  Point is this: people are in need.

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In this October newsletter:

  • Notable Announcements

  • A Message from the Chairwoman

  • Letters to the Editor Do Work

  • 14th District Executive Committee member profile:  Michael Parr

  • Trump Unity Bridge Vandalized

  • Democrat Representative Lawrence “Votes for Us” in Washington

  • Michigan Trump Republicans Events Continue

  • 14th District Picnic Recap and our SPONSORS

  • Reminder About Membership

  • Trending News Links

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Notable Announcements:

  • October 2:  Michigan Trump Republicans meeting begins at 6 p.m in Caro; see details in article below

  • October 5:   Farmington Area Republicans (FAR) meeting at FH City Hall at 7 p.m. and will feature a speaker from Voters Not Politicians to discuss changing the method of re-districting

  • October 9: Lakes Area Tea Party meeting at Big Tommy’s located at 40380 Grand River Road in Novi  begins at 6:30 and features Dr. Jim Hines (Saginaw, MI) Candidate for Governor; and Scott Tillman (Field Director of U.S. Term Limits) discussing U.S. Congressional term limits.

  • October 10: 14th District Committee begins at 6 for dinner and 7 for meeting; new location Kirby’s Coney Island, 25050 Northwestern Highway, Southfield with featured speaker Shelby Township Clerk Stan Grot who is also Candidate for Secretary of State

  • Oct 12: Eastside Republican PAC Dinner features Attorney General Bill Schuette who is also a candidate for Governor;  6 p.m. event at the Country Club of Detroit. For reservations or more information contact Shetler at (313) 882-7407

  • October 16:  Oakland County Young Republicans meeting features Judge Michael Warren speaking about Patriot Week and judicial issues, and starts at 7 p.m. at BlackFinn in Royal Oak.  Call Shawn at 248-978-6120 for details.

  • October 17: Michigan Trump Republicans meeting begins at 6 p.m. in Grand Rapids

  • October 19:  BRWC dinner features Pete Hegseth of Fox News - contact  Linda at 248-505-6270 for information or to register

  • October 22: Bike the Bridge event which goes across the Ambassador Bridge; Click here to register.
  • October 23: Michigan Trump Republicans meeting begins at 6 p.m. in St. Joseph

  • October 27: Conservative Warehouse “Corn Poll Party” event features numerous federal, statewide and state office candidates, but the event will highlight a poll to see voter favorites; Click here to register.

  • November 14:  14th District Committee meeting - Kerby’s Coney Island, Southfield

  • December 14:  14th District Christmas - Hanukkah Holiday Rockin’ Party - Royal Oak Elks Club - hold the date!

 

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A Message from the Chairwoman

Dear 14th District Executive Committee Members, and fellow Republicans;


How things change!


When my September letter was published,
no one knew that Congressman Dave Trott (District 11) would not seek re-election in 2018.  THANK YOU Congressman Trott for your service to Michigan and to our country!  


That said, the now open seat in our neighboring Congressional District 11 will create a chain reaction where current office holders and other new candidates throw their hat into the ring. We will see a spin off effect all over the state!  

So start vetting to find and recruit our best candidates.


Note the top “2016 Legislative Winners” who voted conservatively are reported below. Check
YOUR state legislator’s voting record here

 

Among many others running for that now open 11th District seat is Rocky Raczkowski, long time friend and long time supporter of the 14th Congressional District.  It is because of Rocky that I first got involved in politics.  Also, Lena Epstein, formerly running for US Senate, has switched and is now running for the the 11th District seat. For certain, more candidates will emerge as time marches forward.


The AMAZING 14th District Picnic held in Grosse Pointe Park!


We had a “YOUGE”’ number of sponsors and a great turn out at a beautiful venue on Lake St. Clair!  
Congratulations to Fundraising Chair Carol Foster (West Bloomfield) and to her entire committee for organizing this event.  While the final financial details will be reported at our October meeting, it is safe to say this is the most successful event ever held in the 14th District.  We expect that the final report will show gross receipts just under $7,000 to support 14th District Republican candidates in 2018.

A special shout out goes to
Justice Bob Young, Candidate for US Senate, for being our featured speaker at the picnic. We had 18 FABULOUS sponsors who are highlighted below in this newsletter. Thank you sponsors!


See more details about our picnic below.


Many of us had the opportunity to attend the biennial MRP Leadership Conference on Mackinac Island.   Congratulations to
Chairman Ron Wieser and the whole MRP Team for staging a wonderful series of events.  This Conference is known across the U.S.A. as one of the premier Republican events.  That reputation allows it to draw excellent speakers such as our own Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Governor Eric Greitens (MO), Governor Matt Bevin (KY), former Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz and U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA).  What a lineup!


We were surprised with the special  visit of “Trump” on the porch of the Grand Hotel.

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What a HOOT!  Bob DiBuono is Comedy Central’s #1 Trump impersonator and I can tell you he is great!  He was brought to the Island Conference by the Michigan Trump Republicans and it is safe to say he was a hit!  I am told that through the date of this newsletter, his Island Conference social media influence has exceeded 50,000 hits.  WOW.


Robert Oestreich, State Committee member from Farmington Hills, was honored at the Conference, as were others from across the state, for their 2017 achievements as Party volunteers. Robert has lead
three fundraising events for the 14th District. Congratulations Robert. Also, Cheryl Costantino, 14th District Vice-Chair and Harper Woods Mayor Pro-Tem, was among those recognized for their service to the Party. Congratulations Cheryl.


WAYNE BRADLEY
- He’s baaaaaaaccck!  Our friend Wayne Bradley and his talk radio show “The Wayne Bradley Show” have returned to SuperStation 910 AM on Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m.

Follow Wayne here https://www.facebook.com/TheWayneBradleyShow/?fref=mentions

and call in this show!  Wayne is a natural as he converses with many challenging callers from the largely Democrat call in constituency. Republicans can call in, too.


Michigan House Bill 4499

“American Laws in American Courts”


Do you want to see Sharia law used in an American court to resolve a case?


Many of you have asked about this Michigan House Bill. This House Bill was assigned to the Law & Justice Committee Chaired by
Representative Klint Kesto (R - District 39). Later, the Bill was sent back to its sponsor, Representative Michelle Hoitenga (R - District 102), for tweaking.


It is hoped
that HB 4499 will soon be sent back to the Law & Justice Committee, be supported there and then sent on to Speaker of the House Tom Leonard, who has said he will quickly discharge it for a vote on the House floor.


If you would like to know more about this very important bill, contact:


Several 14th District Committee members are
working hard to push this Bill to the House floor for a vote.  It’s simple:  American Laws in American Courts.


There are
way too many candidates in the District to comment about right now, except to say two things. We must:

>Defeat Debbie and elect a long awaited Republican Senator from Michigan to the U.S. Senate, and

>Elect Marc Corcoran to the Michigan House in District 1 (what a change this would be!)--contact Marc at marcos.corc@yahoo.com


We are looking for more candidates to rise up and take the challenge.


Next 14th CD Meeting:  October 10 at 6:00pm for dinner/networking

Meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

New Meeting location

Featured Speaker-

Shelby Township Clerk Stan Grot

Candidate for Secretary of State

Kirby’s Coney Island, 25050 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI. 48075

JOIN US!


All Republicans are welcome to attend this open meeting!  Please join us with your ideas, energy and help us grow!


Warmest Regards for a "Scary" and Happy Halloween,
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Janine Kateff

14th District Chairwoman                                                                         

email - 14cdmi@gmail.com

Like our Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/mi14gop

Website - 14cd.com

twitter -  https://twitter.com/

586 917 6118

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Letters to the Editor Work


Ed Kohl, long time Republican activist and leader at Temple Shir Shalom, is frequently on the alert for “bashing” of Republican leaders and ideas by the liberal media.  As we encourage all members, do what Ed does------write to your local newspaper and call that talk show!


It does work.


This time, Ed wrote to the Jewish News about its attack on our President Donald Trump.   His letter was printed by the Jewish News and is reprinted below.  Way to go Ed!

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14th District Executive Committee member profile:  Michael Parr


Mike Parr remembers when his high school government teacher in Battle Creek invested a whole day exploring the difference between conservatives and liberals in a series of debates among peers on certain topics.
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“As a millennial I found myself vastly outnumbered  — something I’ve grown accustomed to — and came to love it,” Parr said. “The particular topic of abortion was especially heated. I found myself at the whiteboard drawing how an unborn fetus had its own unique genetic code and why aborting that genetic code constituted killing a unique individual human. Ever since then it’s been especially apparent to me that conservative values must be defended whatever the circumstances.”


Parr said he has been a conservative as long as he can remember.


“So I guess I've been a Republican all my life,” he said.


Parr’s formal relationship with the Party started after he graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in material science engineering and then went straight to work for Ford Motor Co. as a product development engineer.


“I immediately became a precinct delegate, though not in the 14th District at that time, and I have been ever since,” Parr said. “I love the political process of going to the county and state conventions. It’s fascinating to me that even within the Republican Party there are such stark differences in opinions. It’s not at all what I expected, but that's what makes it fun.”


Parr said there is a lot of opportunity to grow the Party, especially in the 14th District.


“We’re in a unique situation of having enormous minority populations that offer lots of potential,” he said.  “With the black and Hispanic communities we can bond with a strong sense of religious importance. There are also several local colleges and universities where conservative students need to be encouraged and fostered.”

 

At Ford, where he recently marked his 5-year anniversary, Parr has worked on the Focus RS, a 350 horsepower hot-hatch, and also the C-Max, a plug-in hybrid. He is currently working as an engine engineer. The company is helping him pursue further education with a master’s in engineering management at the University of Michigan.


Parr, 28, lives in Southfield with Kelly, his girlfriend of many years, and a 4-month-old golden-doodle named Aria.


“When I have time for it I enjoy all manner of shooting sports, running, photography, computer games and reading.  We’re looking at buying a house soon and one of the primary considerations is finding one that’s in the 14th District! All of this success I owe to the fantastic support network I had growing up, especially including two wonderful parents. Their lives of hard work, dedication and indiscriminate love and support have been invaluable in guiding me through life.”


Parr’s parents, Pam and Steve, are touring the country and maintaining the family vacation home in Dowling.


“I’m so happy to able to serve the Party and the people of the 14th,” said Parr, who hopes one day to run for office. “If anyone has anything they would like to talk about please feel free to call, text, email or carrier pigeon me at any time!”


He may be reached at
ParrMich@gmail.com or 269-579-4362.


Trump Unity Bridge Vandalized

Many of us have seen the privately funded “Trump Unity Bridge” at events all around Michigan.   It was even in Washington, D.C. for the Trump Inauguration festivities!  


Sadly, the Trump Unity Bridge was severely damaged--
again.  Protesters in our streets claim their First Amendment right to free speech, but can’t seem to allow others that same right.  


The two brothers who own and
privately fund the Trump Unity Bridge could use our support.  See the damage done here https://www.facebook.com/matt.maddock.96/posts/10203802078288314  If you’d like to know how to connent with the owners, please contact your Chair.  

Democrat Rep. Brenda Lawrence “Votes for Us” in Washington

Your Democratic 14th Congressional District U.S. Representative Brenda Lawrence has been busy in Washington, D.C.  Here is a recap of several of her recent and shocking votes.   Her role in supporting the Democrat Party line and not Michigan values can be seen very clearly here.  Her votes often are like this:  think of a logical idea/opinion and then vote the opposite way.   After considering her positions, please feel free to call her office at 202-225-5802:

  • HB 1873 passed 300 to 118 with Lawrence voting AGAINST.  This law would expedite the approval process for utilities to trim/remove trees on power line right of ways located on federal property where there is “imminent risk of ...service disruption”.  Guess she likes trees more than electricity.

  • HB 2842 passed 377 to 34 with Lawrence voting FOR.  SHOCKER.  This law allows states to subsidize up to 50% of a welfare recipient’s wages if the person gets a job.  Dems LOVE welfare payments!

  • HB 3004 passed 257 to 167 with Lawrence voting AGAINST.  This law increases the penalties for illegally re-crossing the U.S. border.  This will penalize, with up to two years of prison, anyone who was already deported or denied admission to the U.S. who then attempts to cross the U.S.border again.  Those who attempt re-entry after conviction of murder, rape, or kidnapping would receive a 25 year sentence.

  • HB 1215 passed 218 to 210 with Lawrence voting AGAINST.   This law places limits on medical malpractice lawsuits providing care paid for by the federal government.  It would limit lawsuits to three years from the date or injury and would cap claims at $250,000 for non-economic damages.  It further limits payments to contingency fees paid to lawyers.  That last one is a Democrat no-no.

  • HB 3003 passed 228 to 195 with (of course) Lawrence voting AGAINST.  This law make cities ineligible for federal law enforcement and homeland security grants when they refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.  Hello?!  Brenda?  Are you awake?

  • HB 2810 (Polis Amendment) failed 73 to 351 with Lawrence voting AGAINST.  This law would have reduced military spending by 1%, excluding payments to military personnel or to military health programs.

  • HB 2810 (Hartzler Amendment) failed 209 to 214 with Lawrence voting FOR.  This would ban paying for military gender transitions (except for mental health treatments).  

  • HB 2810 (Rooney Amendment) failed 107 to 318 with Lawrence voting AGAINST.  This would have allowed service academy athletes to “go pro” before serving their military commitment.  

  • HB 2810 (Perry Amendment) failed 185 to 234 with Lawrence voting AGAINST.  This law would have ended the mandate for “climate change” reporting by our military.

  • HB 2810 (Buck Amendment) failed 203 to 218 with Lawrence voting AGAINST.  This would ban the mandate to use alternate fuels in military services unless such fuels were cost-effective.  Huh?  Who is against being cost effective?  Oh, never mind.


Michigan Trump Republicans Event Continue

Michigan Trump Republicans is a group of Republican activists who supported Trump during the 2016 election cycle.  After his election, the so-called “resist” movement lead by Democrats literally blocked anything that President Trump proposed.  Then we have our friends inside the Republican party!  Anyway, MTR works to keep Trump’s base “engaged” so that they and the media see that the “resist” movement is not the only voice that voters hear.


MTR has already held events in all corners of Michigan including Rochester Hills, Novi, Royal Oak, Muskegon, Howell, White Lake, Hesperia, Lansing and Troy.. Each event has had between about 100 to over 300 attending!   These are
high spirited pro-Trump events!

This picture is from a recent MTR event in Troy where over 300 registered to hear about Trump (ok, and maybe to have a some wonderful Polish food at the American Polish Center).

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The owners of several of the local businesses, that merely agreed to host an MTR event, have had death threats (plural) to themselves and to their employees!  Local police have been needed at several locations.  Sad.  Don’t let anyone tell you that the extreme left is “peaceful”.  They are not.  


The “never Trumpers” continue to pound our President.  Just remember that these people
NEVER supported Trump and likely never will.

October events are scheduled in Caro, St. Joseph, Grand Rapids, Holland and Traverse City. More MTR locations are expected.  Stay up to date at MTR’s website http://www.michigantrumprepublicans.com/

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14th District Picnic Recap and our SPONSORS

What an event!   

Our first ever 14th District Picnic was a wonderful success on all fronts!  The venue selected was perfect and the “weather committee” came through with a glorious Pure Michigan afternoon on beautiful Lake St. Clair!  The goal of this and pretty much every 14th fundraiser, is to generate funds to support our candidates in the upcoming election cycle.


To that end, our sponsors
are critical to any events financial success.  Our sponsors are VERYspecial people to support the 14th!  So here again are our 18 SPONSORS of our 2017 Picnic:

THANK YOU GOLD SPONSORS

 THANK YOU BRONZE SPONSORS


Reminder About Membership

Are you a member of the Republican 14th Congressional District?  Member of the Republican Committee? Snail Mail your $25 membership check to Treasurer Chris Konja, 6575 Stonebridge E., West Bloomfield, MI. 48324 (payable to the 14th District).


Or you can become a member or renew your membership online -
https://mi14gop.nationbuilder.com/donation. Your dues and other fundraising activities support Republican candidates and organizations in the 14th Congressional District.


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