Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Family Research Council to Host Michael Stokes Paulsen for Discussion on Objections to Religious Lib

July 18, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Friday, July 21, Michael Stokes Paulsen, a distinguished University Chair & Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas, will give a lecture at Family Research Council headquarters on the main controversies toward religious liberty due to society's declining acceptance of the religious premises upon which the First Amendment was written.

Professor Paulsen is the author of more than 90 scholarly articles and book chapters on a wide variety of constitutional law topics, and one of the nation's leading scholars on the U.S. constitutional law of religious liberty. In Professor Paulsen's presentation, he will share what he thinks are the four chief objections to religious liberty and provide possible responses to each objection.

Michael will be on hand after the lecture for a Q&A session on the issues impacting religious liberty in our culture today.

WHO: Michael Stokes Paulson
WHAT: Family Research Council Speaker Series
WHERE: Family Research Council headquarters, 801 G Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20001
WHEN: Friday, July 21st at 12:00 PM Eastern

Watch the lecture on Facebook Live.

Meet Gillespie & Adams in Orange County on THURSDAY!


Ed Gillespie, John Adams, Sen. Bryce Reeves and Del. Nick Freitas will be making a stop in Orange County, Thursday July 20, to listen to voters and share their message of economic growth and more freedom for ALL Virginians. Come out and meet them 
this Thursday at 7pm! There will also be a brief meeting of the Orange County GOP.
Please be sure to forward this email to your contacts! This event is free and you will not be required to hold a ticket to enter.

Thursday, July 20 @ 7pm 
(heavy hors d'oeuvres served at 6:30pm

Silk Mill Restaurant
101 Woodmark St
Orange, VA 22960

Hope to see you there!

RPV Events

RPV · The Richard D Obenshain Center 115 E Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219, United States

"Catch Up With Cathy" event to be held at Blue Ridge Cafe' in Ruckersville on Sunday afternoon, 7/23

On Sunday afternoon, 7/23, an event will be held at Blue Ridge Cafe in Ruckersville to promote Ed Gillespie's candidacy for Governor.  This "Catch Up With Cathy" event will run from 2:30-4:30pm, with light h'ordeuvres and beverages provided.  Cathy Gillespie, Ed's wife, will stop by from 3-4pm to share the latest information from the campaign and spend some time meeting and talking with attendees.  Please consider joining us for this opportunity to socialize a little with other people who are concerned about the impact of politics on Virginia's future; and meet and talk with the person we hope will be our next Governor's wife.

If you plan to attend, please use the link below to sign up before Saturday, 7/22, at 11pm; and indicate the number of people in your group who plan to be at the event.  Note that this sign-up is very important, as we want to properly estimate the amount of refreshments that need to be provided.

Please register for the "Catch Up With Cathy" event here:

Please also share this event notice with anyone else who you think might be interested in attending.  By just doing this, you will be helping the Gillespie Campaign reach out to more people, who need to know how much is at stake for Virginia in the upcoming November General Election!
We hope to see many of you on Sunday afternoon!

This Saturday, July 22nd - MCRC BBQ

You Are Invited To Attend The Annual Madison County
 Republican Committee BBQ

On Saturday, July 22nd 2017 From 1:00 – 4:00PM

  at The Madison County Volunteer Fire Company
 1223 N. Main Street Madison Virginia

Invited Guests Include Our 2017 Candidates

For The Great Commonwealth Of Virginia

Governor: Ed Gillespie  Lt. Governor:  Jill Vogel 

Attorney General: John Adams.

Our Current Congressman Tom Garrett,

Senator Emmett Hanger and Delegate Nick Freitas

Come One Come All And Enjoy Some Fantastic All You Can Eat Mill Valley BBQ With "Fixings", Dessert and Drinks.  Mix And Mingle With Fellow Conservatives And Show Our Appreciation and Madison Support for All The Candidates

                   Cost:  $10:00 For Adults  Children Under 12 Free

Call Bill Harvill, Jr. 540-948-6904 or John Tucker 540-948-6417 for Additional Information

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Catch Up with Cathy Gillespie in Culpeper July 23

Catch up with Cathy in Culpeper on her summer RV tour of the Commonwealth
listening to voters and sharing Ed's message of economic growth and more freedom for ALL Virginians.

Join us to make your voice heard!

Hope to see you there!

​Sunday, July 23 from 12:30 till 1:30​

Culpeper County Republican Committee Campaign Office

210 N Main Street

Culpeper, VA 22701

View Map

Questions? Contact Mary Johnson - / 703-216-5348

Register here to let us know you are coming (not required but helps planning :-)

Friday, July 14, 2017

Family Research Council Praises Senate for Draft Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood, Replacing Obamac

July 13, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today the U.S. Senate released a new draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (H.R. 1628, "BCRA"). BCRA, for one year, would eliminate more than $390 million (over 86%) of over $450 million in annual federal funding to Planned Parenthood, from all mandatory government spending programs. This is identical to the provision ruled to comply with the Senate's Byrd Rule in 2015. BCRA would also redirect funding to community health centers, which outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities 20 to 1 and offer a wider array of health care services, but not abortion. BCRA also would provide premium credits that may not be used for health care plans that cover elective abortion, a reversal of the massive Obamacare expansion of elective abortion. It also would provide states more funds and flexibility, without subsidizing abortion, to lower healthcare costs, which have risen dramatically under Obamacare, and therefore will provide families more affordable options to obtain healthcare suited to their needs.

Family Research Council (FRC) scored in favor of the House-passed version, the American Health Care Act, and overall supports the new Senate draft. While there are pro-life concerns with some provisions, such as the new $70 billion fund to insurers, this bill is moving in the pro-life direction.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement:

"We applaud the many Senate leaders who have worked diligently over the last several weeks to ensure that the Better Care Reconciliation Act restores the pro-life principles of the Hyde Amendment that abortion is not health care, and therefore should not be funded or subsidized. Leader Mitch McConnell, Chairman Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), the Senate Values Action Team co-chairs Senators Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Steve Daines (R-Mt.) and Luther Strange (R-Ala.) along with their staff deserve credit for working tirelessly to ensure that this BCRA restores the Hyde Amendment principles. The Senate draft would accomplish this by preventing subsidies for plans with elective abortion and by defunding Planned Parenthood, and it also creates greater flexibility and more affordable health care options for families.

"Obamacare bypassed the Hyde Amendment and violated a long-standing bi-partisan understanding that taxpayers who are morally opposed to abortion should not be forced to fund it. The Senate draft restores the Hyde Amendment principles. FRC supports the Better Care Reconciliation Act in its current form, and while we are confident the Senate can pass a bill that respects life, if the abortion funding restrictions are removed we will be forced to withdraw our support," Perkins concluded.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

July 15th: Join Congressman Tom Garrett & John Adams This Weekend

Don't Miss a Chance to Meet Virginia's Next Attorney General!
Congressman Tom Garrett and the Henry County Republican Committee

Cordially invite you to meet

John Adams

Republican Nominee for Attorney General of Virginia

Invited Guests: Senator Bill Stanley, Delegate Danny Marshall Delegate Les Adams, and Delegate Charles Poindexter

Saturday July 15, 2017
8:00 PM
Bill Martin's Farm
3820 Axton Road, Axton Virginia 24054

Dinner, beer and wine will be served

While this is a free event, donations will be graciously accepted.

Please RSVP to Kathryn Williams
at (276)790-7593 or email 

Donations can be made online at; Checks can be made payable to "John Adams for VA" and sent to:

John Adams for VA

P.O. Box 71537

Richmond, VA 23255

Political contributions are not tax-deductible. Virginia law requires us to report the occupation and employer for all individual donors whose contributions exceed $100 in the aggregate. Unlimited personal and corporate contributions may be accepted.

In Service,

Tom Garrett