Thursday, February 23, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Mexico's foreign minister said his country rejects "unilateral" U.S. immigration proposals. When did we start asking Mexico's to approve our immigration policies? In addition, Mexican officials are vowing to "defend immigrants" against Trump's new policies at the United Nations.

"Go ahead, make my day! I am willing to have that fight. Either we are a sovereign country with clear borders that we defend and protect or we are not a not a free nation at all."

Gary L. Bauer

Reversal of School Bathroom/Shower Mandate is a Victory for Parents, Children says Family Research C

February 22, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Family Research Council applauded a joint letter issued today by the Department of Education and Department of Justice withdrawing the Obama administration's edict to force schools to allow biological males to use girls' showers, locker rooms, and restrooms, and vice versa.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement:

"The Trump administration's reversal of this mandate on schools is a victory for parents, children, and privacy.

"The Obama administration resorted to this coercive policy because they knew parents and schools could never be persuaded to force boys and girls to shower together, stay together on school trips, and use the same locker rooms and bathrooms. As it turned out, the persistence of parents was far stronger than the government's power of coercion. Parents refused to allow their child's innocence to be sacrificed on the altar of government imposed political correctness.

"Today's announcement fulfills President Trump's campaign promise to get the federal government out of the business of dictating school shower and bathroom policies. The federal government has absolutely no right to strip parents and local schools of their rights to provide a safe learning environment for children.

"What we were taught in kindergarten, boys use the boys room and girls use the girls room, was made old fashioned by liberal bureaucrats. Thanks to the Trump administration, parents and schools will remain free to protect the privacy and well-being of every student," concluded Perkins.

Last summer, Family Research Council Action released the results of a commissioned survey conducted by WPA Opinion Research showing that two-thirds (66%) of Americans disapprove of "government forcing schools, businesses, and non-profit organizations to open the showers, changing facilities, locker rooms, and bathrooms designated for women and girls, to biological males and vice versa." Only 28 percent approved -- with just 15 percent strongly approving.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

TONIGHT: 7th District Town Hall Notice

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Dear Friend,

I would like to invite you, as a constituent of the Seventh Congressional District of Virginia, to participate in an upcoming town hall event.

Three new counties were added to the Seventh District on January 3rd. And because I have already held numerous other events throughout the Seventh District over the past two years, I am committed to holding my first in-person town hall of 2017 in this new area. I look forward to welcoming and becoming more acquainted with the constituents who are new to the district.

WHERE: Blackstone Herb Cottage
                 104 N. Main Street
                 Blackstone, VA 23824

WHEN: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
               7:00 - 8:00 PM

*Doors will open at 6:30 PM*

In order to facilitate a meeting where everyone can have an unobstructed view, and where we do not leave litter behind in the facility; no signs, placards, banners, or flyers will be permitted in the meeting. At the door, constituents will be asked to sign in with their name and address.

As with the two Facebook Live town halls and the one telephone town hall I have already conducted this year, I look forward to providing you with a legislative update from Congress and answering your questions in what I trust will be a civil dialogue.

Thank you,


Congressman Dave Brat

Washington DC Office
1628 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2815
Glen Allen Office
4201 Dominion Blvd, Suite 110
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Phone: (804) 747-4073
Spotsylvania Office
9104 Courthouse Rd. #249
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
Phone: (540) 507-7216

An invitation to Special Events @TJMM

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A delightful gem in the historic Town of Orange, Virginia.
The one place you can enjoy artifacts and the history of several Virginia presidents along with the Piedmont and Orange, Virginia.  Just a few miles from Mr. Madison's home (Montpelier) in the Town of Orange, we are open Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Adults / $5.  Children (6-17) $2.50.  

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Sunday, April 9th
3:00 p.m. 
Enjoy a book chat and pictorial presentation 
by author 
Dr. Harold Young.
Q & A and
light refreshments
follow presentation.
$5.00 Admission
(540) 672-1776 or 
Tickets can be purchased through PayPal:

Virginia's Covered Bridges
Presented by Ms. Ann Miller

Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
$5.00 Admission
R.S.V.P. to:
(540) 672-1776 or

Tickets can be purchased through PayPal on our website:
James Madison Museum, 129 Caroline Street, Orange, VA 22960

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