Wednesday, October 11, 2017

President Trump to Address 12th Annual Values Voter Summit

October 10, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Friday, October 13, President Donald Trump will address the 12th annual Values Voter Summit taking place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. President Trump will be the first sitting president to address the Values Voter Summit. This will be Donald Trump's third trip to the Summit, including last year when he attended VVS as the Republican presidential nominee.

"Values voters have waited eight years for a leader who puts America's mission first and respects the values that made America into a great nation," said Family Research Council President Tony Perkins.

"Values voters are coming to our nation's capital thankful to hear from a president who is fulfilling the promises that he campaigned on. Since the early days of the campaign, President Trump allied himself with values voters, promising to put an end to the 8 years of relentless assault on the First Amendment," added Perkins.

dent Trump's executive order on religious liberty and the follow up actions last week by HHS and DOJ, demonstrate that he is committed to undoing the anti-faith policies of the previous administration and restoring true religious freedom," concluded Perkins.

Thousands of grassroots activists from around the country will gather in the nation's capital to hear from President Trump and other confirmed speakers which include House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), RSC Chairman Mark Walker (R-N.C.), Chris Smith (R-N.J.), Dr. Bill Bennett, Laura Ingraham, Dana Loesch, "Duck Dynasty's" Phil Robertson, Todd Starnes, Steve Bannon, Judge Roy Moore, Sebastian Gorka, Lt. Col. Oliver North, and more.

FRC Action's Values Voter Summit is co-sponsored by AFA Action, American Values, Christian Healthcare Ministries, Association of Mature American Citizens, The D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship, The Heritage Foundation, United in Purpose, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, and Family Research Council. An exhibit hall, book signings, radio row, media row, and much more will be packed into this three-day conference.

Pre-registration for media credentials is required.
Please contact to obtain credentials.
For a schedule and more information on this year's Values Voter Summit, please visit:

Court Ruling Striking Down Clergy Housing Allowance Another Example of Hostile Environment Created b

October 9, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Family Research Council today criticized a ruling by U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb declaring the clergy housing tax allowance unconstitutional. Family Research Council's "Watchmen on the Wall" pastors network is composed of over 40,000 churches from across the country for whom this issue is of great importance.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement:

"The anti-faith environment created by the Obama administration goes a long way to explaining why such a lawsuit could be deemed to be anything more than religious harassment. Militant secularists have a longstanding friend in Judge Crabb who is infamous for striking down the National Day of Prayer as being unconstitutional.

"Going back to Patrick Henry in 1785, society has tried to relieve the clergy's housing burden because of the tremendous social benefits churches offer the culture and because so many clergy, despite their exceptional educations, receive only modest salaries. Congress has used tax-breaks and incentives to encourage that which is beneficial to society as a whole.

"I'd like to ask Judge Crabb: Where are the atheist-run soup kitchens, clothes closets, relief agencies, orphanages, adoption agencies, counselors, and hospitals. No, it is the pastor-led churches that primarily provide these benefits to communities and society in general. Americans donate over $100 billion to religious charities, including churches, every year because they believe it makes a positive difference. Churches have been central to the relief efforts in the aftermath of hurricane damage in Southeast Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

"I believe this case will mirror the outcome in the National Day of Prayer case: in embarrassment for Judge Crabb," concluded Perkins.

Crime waves in the U.S. are resolved!

The Chicago Police Dept. has replaced all sirens with the National Anthem, to force suspects to stop running and take a knee.

Saturday, October 7, 2017




7:00 PM,  OCTOBER 11, 2017




This is to advise you that the Rappahannock County Republican Committee will be conducting an IMPORTANT meeting at 7:00 PM on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017, at the Rappahannock County Library, 4 Library Road, Washington, VA 22747.  Below is a PARTIAL Agenda; additional items will, more than likely, be added.  You are urged to attend this important meeting!



     1.  Invocation

2.     Pledge of Allegiance

3.     Review of Past Meeting – Old Business

4.     Treasurer's Report

New Business:  Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, 2017

      Poll stations and workers

      Get out the vote calling

      Poll station set up

5.     Reports/Comments from Campaigns

6.     Comments/Discussion

7.     Adjournment



Terry Dixon, Vice Chairman

Rappahannock County Republican Committee




FRC Applauds DOJ Guidance Protecting Religious Freedom, Exempting from Oppressive HHS Mandate

October 6, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Family Research Council applauded two major actions today by the Trump administration that safeguard religious freedom. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is directing federal agencies to respect religious freedom while the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is exempting religious entities from the oppressive Obama contraceptive mandate.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement:

"After eight years of the federal government's relentless assault on the First Amendment, the Trump administration has taken concrete steps today that will once again erect a bulwark of protection around American's First Freedom -- religious freedom.

"President Trump is demonstrating his commitment to undoing the anti-faith policies of the previous administration and restoring true religious freedom. Last May, the president ordered the federal government to vigorously promote and protect religious liberty --and now the DOJ and HHS are moving to make that order a reality.

"Under the Obama administration, agencies lost the understanding that religious freedoms extend to the public square, not just one's place of worship. As a result, our own government began threatening hardworking, patriotic Americans with crushing fines for simply seeking to live their lives according to their faith.

"President Trump and the Department of Justice are putting federal government agencies on notice: you will not only respect the freedom of every American to believe but live according to those beliefs. This is a freedom that has been a fundamental part of our society since the beginning of our nation.

"To aid the Trump administration's efforts in vigorously promoting and protecting religious liberty, Family Research Council today is launching a web hotline for those who believe that they have suffered discrimination at the hands of federal agencies based on their religious beliefs or practices. The 'Free to Believe' hotline will help ensure that no federal employee, contractor or citizen will be forced to choose between their faith and equal treatment by the federal government.

"As President Trump continues to follow through on his promises on these core issues, he will continue to have the support of social conservatives on his policy initiatives," concluded Perkins.

Click here for more information on the religious hotline:

Thursday, October 5, 2017

FRC's Tony Perkins Speaks at Senate News Conference Introducing Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection

October 5, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today Family Research Council President Tony Perkins participated in a news conference alongside U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) and other pro-life leaders to formally introduce the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the Senate. The legislation passed the House of Representatives yesterday by a vote of 237-189.

Perkins commented at the news conference:

"This is not rocket science. A baby at five months in utero feels pain. If the child were undergoing a corrective medical procedure either outside the womb or inside the womb, the child would be given anesthesia. What is happening in America is inhumane.

"It has been mentioned that our country is in a scandalous league of nations when it comes to the treatment of unborn children. If America wants to draw distinctions between itself and rogue nations like North Korea -- this is a good place to start. The Senate should take up and pass without delay the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. I look forward to seeing the president who is committed to this, signing it into law," Perkins concluded.

To watch the entire press conference, please see:

Monday, September 25, 2017

October 17: Steve Myers - Guest Speaker at MCRW

Steve Myers

Businessman, Radio Journalist, Speech Writer and U.K. Authority Steve Myers will be the Guest Speaker at the Tuesday, October 17th Madison County Republican Women's Meeting, 6:30-8:30 PM.

The evenings menu features delicious Meatloaf, plus sides and desserts provided by our members. Dinner: $8. Everyone is invited to attend this informative meeting.

Location: Madison Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 1236 Fishback Road, Rt. 722 at the north traffic light. For more information, please call (540) 923-4109.

November 11th - Ladies Tea, Performance & Auction

Award winning actress and Smithsonian scholar Mary Ann Jung will return to Madison to portray Red Cross Angel Clara Barton on Saturday, November 11th, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. at the Madison Fire Hall.

Sign up for an afternoon of tea, fun and a dynamic performance. An auction of lightly used handbags and jewelry will be held. Contact Ginny Pegelow,  (540) 923-4085 to reserve a seat or a table. Seating is limited.

Friday, Sept. 29th: Deadline to sign up for Dec. 18th White House Tour

Sign up by Friday, September 29th to go on a bus tour to the Christmas White House.

The tour will take place on Monday, December 18th, 8:00 A.M. but information by participants must be submitted immediately to the White House. Please contact Ginny Pegelow, (540) 923-4085, or Anne Farmer, (540) 923-4109, with the following information if you plan to attend:

  1. FIRST and LAST NAME: Must exactly match those on the government-issued photo ID that each person would bring to the White House tour.
  2. MIDDLE INITIAL: One letter only. If there is no middle name, please enter NMN instead.
  3. DATE OF BIRTH: Must be in this format – M/D/YYYY.
  4. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: Leave blank if they are not a citizen.
  5. CITIZEN: Enter Y if they are a citizen of the United States. Enter N if they are not. If they are not a citizen, they will be required to present a valid foreign passport at the White House.
  6. COUNTRY: Refers to their country of birth. Please enter the two-letter code that corresponds with the country. The code for America is US. For other countries, please see the attached PDF of country codes.
  7. GENDER: Please enter either M or F.
  8. CITY and STATE:  The person's city and state of residence. These must exactly match the city and state listed on the government-issued photo ID.

Each individual attending the tour must bring a government ID.

Phones are allowed, yet purses are not allowed. 

Absolute latest sign up date is Saturday, September 30th

Cost: $60 per person, and includes a meal to follow the tour. Seating is limited.

Sponsored by Madison County Republican Women.

Monday, September 18, 2017

SAVE THESE DATES: Sept. 19th, November 11th, December 7th or 14th

MCRW will host a

Board of Supervisors Candidate Forum 
Tuesday, September 19th

6:30 - 8:30 PM.

Incumbents Clay Jackson and Kevin McGhee will be joined by
Michael Mosko, Jr., Kimberly A. Pumphrey and Amber D. Foster
who are also vying for one of the three seats up for election on the board.

The menu features a variety of savory pasta dishes
with side dishes and desserts by our members. Dinner: $8.

Location: Madison Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall,
1236 Fishback Road, Rt. 722 at the north traffic light.

Everyone is invited to attend this informative meeting.
For more information, please call (540) 923-4109.

Note: Delegate Bob Marshall was unable to attend as a Guest Speaker. This is a complete change of our agenda.

MCRW's Ladies Tea
Saturday, November 11th

Award winning actress and Smithsonian scholar Mary Ann Jung will return to Madison to portray Red Cross Angel Clara Barton on November 11th, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. Plan to join us for an afternoon of tea, fun and a dynamic performance. Sign up with MCRW Treasurer Ginny Pegelow at our September 19th meeting or call (540) 923-4085,

Note: This was incorrectly listed in the newsletter as November 12th

Join MCRW for a
White House Christmas Tour

on December 7th or December 14th (final date to be determined)

Sign up at our September 19th meeting

or contact MCRW Treasurer Ginny Pegelow, (540) 923-4085,

Cost: $60 per person, Dutch Treat meal to follow the tour

Seating is limited. Priority seating for MCRW members.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Great events this week in Charlottesville with AFP! #DefeatNortham

With only 51 daysleft till Election Day, Americans for Prosperity invites you to join our effort to Defeat Ralph Northam!  This week we have two events you are most welcome to participate.


Monday, September 18  5:30-8:30pm

Vote Against Northam Phone Bank

AFP Regional HQ @ 375 Greenbrier Drive, Suite 102, Charlottesville

A few hours of your time can help bring victory!  Volunteers needed to call key swing voters in Virginia. 

Complimentary dinner and all volunteers are eligible to win a Mission BBQ gift certificate.




Tuesday, September 19  6:30-9:00pm

Gubernatorial Debate Watch Party

AFP Regional HQ @ 375 Greenbrier Drive, Suite 102, Charlottesville

Watch Ed Gillespie and Ralph Northam debate on our new, big TV.

Complimentary full, dinner buffet from Noodles & Company for all attendees.

Register for Debate Watch Party here:



Stand with AFP.  We are fully committed to taking action to let Virginians know #WhyRalphIsWrong for the Commonwealth.


For Virginia,


Flint Engleman | Western Region Senior Director | Americans for Prosperity-Virginia

540.226.4591 |  

Tea Party Patriots Rally in DC Sat. 9-23 Join 12 Noon MAGA

Hope you can come & get out the word. This Rally is in support of President Trump MAGA DC next Saturday 12 Noon. Details RSVP 

Thanks, Praying for the USA,

Rita Grace
Constitutional Tea Party

National Federation of Republican Women Elects Texas,Republican Leader Next President

September 16, 2017

PHILADELPHIA - Delegates to the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) 39th Biennial Convention elected Jody Rushton of Plano, Texas, to serve as president for 2018-2019, during its convention held Sept. 14-17 in Philadelphia.

Rushton has been a respected force in Republican circles for three decades, dating back to her position as western states coordinator for the Reagan-Bush campaign in 1984. She succeeds NFRW President Carrie Almond of Chillicothe, Mo., who served as NFRW president during the 2016-2017 biennium.

The Republican Party of Texas recently awarded Rushton the first Susan B. Anthony Leadership Award for her work building Rising Stars among Texas Republican women throughout the state. Rushton also was awarded the Collin County Republican Party's John McVeigh Award in 2015 for outstanding service and dedication to the Republican Party. The McAllen, Texas, native has served as president of Conner Harrington Republican Women's Club and president of the Texas Federation of Republican Women.

The newly-elected Executive Committee of the National Federation of Republican Women is excited to build on the organization's foundation of leadership over the next two years, Rushton said. "We are grateful and humbled to reach out to women all around this great country," she continued. "We are proud of our past, and committed to our future. We are united in our goals and stronger as we move forward together."

NFRW officers elected on Sept. 16 are:

*    PRESIDENT, Jody Rushton, Texas
*    1ST VICE PRESIDENT, Michelle Buckwalter-Schurman, Illinois
*    2ND VICE PRESIDENT, Eileen Sobjack, Washington
*    3RD VICE PRESIDENT, Julie Harris, Arkansas
*    4TH VICE PRESIDENT, Ann Schockett, New York
*    SECRETARY, Frances Taylor, Alabama
*    TREASURER, Vanessa LaFranco, New Jersey

Three members-at-large to the Executive Committee will be elected by the NFRW Board of Directors on Sept. 17.

"The women of the NFRW join me in congratulating Jody and the new administration and have the utmost confidence they will continue to lead our organization into a bright future," Almond said.

Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is the largest and most influential Republican women's group in the nation, proudly representing the party that first made it possible for women to vote in the U.S. The NFRW works to increase the effectiveness and relevance of women in the cause of good government. Our mission remains to recruit and elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican Party, educate the public, and inform the media.

NFRW Presents Reagan Award, September 16, 2017

September 16, 2017

National Federation of Republican

Women Presents Reagan Award

to Florida GOP Leader
State Federation President Receives Honor
at National Convention

PHILADELPHIA - Florida Republican leader Dena Stebbins DeCamp was awarded the prestigious Ronald Reagan Leadership Award during the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) 39th Biennial Convention held Sept. 14-17 in Philadelphia.

A resident of Lakeland and president of the Florida Federation of Republican Women, DeCamp received the award at a luncheon on Sept. 16. 

The award was established by the NFRW in 2005 to recognize the outstanding leadership of one state president and is presented every two years at the biennial convention.

DeCamp and four other state presidents were selected as nominees based on overall leadership and initiation of new programs, increases in membership, participation in national programs, and excellence in public relations and campaign efforts.

DeCamp was elected president of the Florida Federation of Republican Women after serving as 1st and 2nd vice presidents and in several other state offices. From 2009-2014, she was president of Republican Women Federated of Lakeland and served as volunteer, team leader and field director for several campaigns. In 2014, Florida Gov. Rick Scott presented DeCamp with the Republican Party of Florida Volunteer of the Year Award. She is the owner and operator of a small custom embroidery shop and is married to Dr. Nelson DeCamp.

These state presidents are finalists in the Reagan Award contest:
  • Mary Barket, Pennsylvania
  • Lyn Bliss, Ohio
  • Theresa Kosmoski, Texas
  • Charlotte Rasmussen, Wisc
Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is the largest and most influential Republican women's group in the nation, proudly representing the party that first made it possible for women to vote in the U.S. The NFRW works to increase the effectiveness and relevance of women in the cause of good government. Our mission remains to recruit and elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican Party, educate the public, and inform the media.

PHOTO: Florida Federation President Dena Stebbins DeCamp, right, is presented with the 2017 Ronald Reagan Leadership Award by awards luncheon keynote speaker Peggy Grande.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

FRC, Jewish Institute for Global Awareness Calls Out Southern Poverty Law Center's Deafening Silence

September 13, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Family Research Council (FRC) and the Jewish Institute for Global Awareness issued a joint statement today questioning the Southern Poverty Law Center's deafening silence regarding an anti-semitic incident that took place this week at Tufts University. On Monday, the Washington Free Beacon reported that the university's Facebook page published "a student-made handbook that condemned the campus Jewish center for supporting Israel, which the guide called a 'white supremacist state.'" University administrators later removed the handbook from its social pages.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins and the Co-Directors of the Jewish Institute for Global Awareness, Arthur Goldberg and Elaine Silodor Berk, released the following joint statement:

"This week a Tufts University student-made handbook smeared a Jewish campus group for supporting what the handbook ludicrously called the 'white supremacist state' of Israel. University administrators removed the handbook after media outlets reported on the anti-Semitic incident. However, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which aims to establish itself as the preeminent authority on hate groups, made no public comment on the anti-Semitic smear. This is no surprise. Its deafening silence on incidents outside its preferred targets on the religious right cannot be ignored. While the SPLC wants to be viewed as a referee on the field of political debate, their demonization of mainstream conservatives and predictable silence on incidents like Tufts University's anti-Semitic handbook can only lead to one conclusion: the SPLC wants to be both referee and player. It's time the media recognize the SPLC for what it is ---a discredited left wing political group."

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Family Research Council, NC Values Coalition File Joint Amicus Brief in Masterpiece Cakeshop SCOTUS

 September 13, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council (FRC) along with the North Carolina Values Coalition have submitted a joint amicus brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. This case arose when Masterpiece Cakeshops' owner, Jack Phillips, was sued after respectfully declining to decorate a wedding cake celebrating a same-sex ceremony.

In the amicus brief, the groups argue:

"Constitution broadly guarantees liberty of religion and conscience to citizens who participate in public life according to their moral, ethical, and religious convictions.

Yet, "Colorado refuses to tolerate citizens who disagree with the state-sanctioned view of marriage," as the state "uses its anti-discrimination laws to impose crippling penalties on entrepreneurs who refuse to set aside conscience and create visual artwork that violates the owners' faith and conscience."

Contrary to ideals it purports to advance, "by demanding uniformity of thought, belief, speech, and action concerning the nature of marriage" and "by silencing one side of a hotly contested issue," the state of Colorado "promotes intolerance, uniformity, exclusion, and inequality… The result is an unconscionable inequality were people who hold traditional marriage beliefs are excluded from owning a public business. All of this is anathema to the First Amendment."

Travis Weber, Esq., Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, commented:

"To understand the issue at the center of this case people first need to know that Jack Phillips, for over twenty years, happily served thousands without regard to their sexual orientation. Phillips gladly offered to make any other type of baked item for the customers in this case, but explained that he could not in good conscience make a cake promoting a same-sex ceremony."

"The Court should take this opportunity to settle the question of whether states can coerce people of faith into wedding-related practices with which they disagree. The answer to that question should be an obvious 'no' and we hope the Court makes this clear by strongly affirming that all Americans' First Amendment free speech and free exercise rights are protected against such state coercion," Weber commented.

To review the full amicus brief, please see: