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Hi <<First Name>>,
We have candidates, Propositions, and a Secretary of State! 
You surely wont want to miss this one! 
GOGOP Meeting Reminder for October 9, 2018 ​

MI Secretary of State Ruth Johnson will join our discussions of keeping our election process safe, fair and honest. You'll want to hear this info before you vote on Prop 3.  

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson
Ruth Johnson has been to GOGOP many times. We always enjoy having her speak to us. During her 2 terms as SOS, she has spent a good deal of time on Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) having cleaned up the voter rolls, toughening up campaign finance laws and ensuring vote integrity. She's also initiated Operation: Our Troops Count making sure our military troops are able to collect the benefits they so well deserve. For this meeting, she will center on the how to keep our election process secure.  
Jan Roncelli, Bloomfield Township Clerk
Jan will be explaining the ramifications of Proposal 3. This is the same day registration, no reason absentee ballots, and automatic registration at licensing amendment to the State Constitution, otherwise known as Prop 3. Will this become a nightmare for election clerks and for the sanctity of the ballot box?
State  Rep Jim Tedder
Jim will discuss the newest wage laws passed in the Legislature last month. These bills were headed to the ballot when the Legislature stepped in and passed them. Did it save us from an even worse outcome? Under threat of a lawsuit from the Dems if ever amended, what will happen? What does this mean for Michigan businesses? 
Mike McCready for MI State Senate-District 12
State Rep Mike McCready has been a GOGOP member for a while now. Many of us have gotten to know him over his campaign, but we thought this would be a good time to re-introduce Mike to GOGOP members. Did you know that Mike is a former Commissioner and Mayor of Bloomfield? Find out more about him, where he stands on the issues, ask him your questions, and hear how he wants to help the 12th District and GOGOP. 
Dan Christ for Circuit Court Judge
We may know him as Mike Goetz's (Candidate for Oakland County Prosecutor) nephew, but for 27 years, he's been an attorney serving as both a prosecutor and a municipal attorney. He is the only candidate running for this position that has trial experience. And he comes with a lot of experience on both civil and criminal cases. He has been endorsed by Judges, Mayors, Supervisors, and Police across the area. Come hear for yourself why Dan wants your vote to become the next Oakland County Circuit Judge. 

Poll Watchers are needed! Right here in our area. On Election day, Nov. 6, 2018. 

MRP has asked GOGOP to find at least 18 people who will commit to working as a poll watcher in 11 precincts in the Orion/Oxford area. You will be given the training and the materials to assist. The goal is not necessarily to look for fraud but to mark off people who have voted so they can know who to call to get out more votes. Shifts run from 7:00am-2:00pm and 2:00 pm until about 7:30pm. Please let either Ross Ensign or Mari-Ann Henry know if you are available to assist, or would like more info. 

For those who already have or are waiting for their absentee ballots:

MRP, OCRP, and GOGOP have taken steps to introduce you to the candidates they are suggesting you consider. For the nonpartisan races, please consider these candidates:
Supreme Court: Justice Kurtis Wilder.  Elizabeth Clement (backed by MRP)
6th Circuit Court: Dan Christ
Board of Trustees Oakland County Community College: there are NO Republicans running so no recommendations 

For the Proposals: 
Prop 1: Vote NO
Prop 2: Vote NO
Prop 3: Vote NO
There were too many local proposals for GOGOP to cover. Brandon, Independence, Oakland, Oxford, and Orion Rochester all have tax/bond/charter proposals. You can find those proposals to read here. 

 

With only 31 days left before the election, we need you to hit the doors, phones, newspapers and social networks for your candidates. 

You are the only one who can bring in more votes for your candidate. Talk to you neighbors. Call your community. Write letters to the editors. Go with a candidate or a friend and knock on some doors to help bring your candidate over the line. In our area, we have seen elections hinge on a dozen votes. Click on this link to sign up to walk our neighborhoods. Or call your candidate to find out how you can best help them. 
And remember to put out your signs too! Take a picture and post it to our FB page! 

Save the Dates for these area events:

Tuesday, Oct 9. General GOGOP Meeting at Kings Court Castle on Joslyn Rd in Lake Orion. 7:00pm
Monday, Oct 15. State Rep John Reilly office hours. 6:00-7: 00 pm Oxford Library, 7:30-8:30 Orion Library
Thursday, Oct 18. Debate night with Mike Bishop. Call/email Mari-Ann for details. 
Tuesday, Oct 23. Fundraiser for Mike McCready at Lockhart's in Lake Orion. 5:30-7:00
Tuesday, Oct 30. Livingston Co Reagan Dinner with John James. Crystal Gardens Banquet Hall in Howell. 5:30 pm
Tuesday, Nov 7. GO VOTE! Help Poll watch! and then let's watch the results at Clubhouse 81 with Mike Gingell, Mike Spisz, Mike McCready, John Reilly, and others. 
Wednesday, Nov 8. Leadership meeting at Al Hassinger's home. 7:00. ***note day change for election.
Tuesday, Nov 13. GOGOP General Meeting
Saturday, Dec 1. Orion Lighted Parade! Come walk with the famous GOGOP elephant! 
AND DON'T FORGET TO ADD The GOGOP Christmas Party to your calendar on Tuesday, December 11 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Orion. We are adding to the Lion's Club "No child without a Christmas Present" again. Look for details to follow.  

Check out the GOGOP events calendars on the website as more events get added.

2018 GOGOP Board of Directors

President
Mari-Ann Henry

VP, Political Activities
Theresa Mungioli

VP, Activities
Al Hassinger

VP, Communications
Ross Ensign
VP, Grassroots
Joel King

VP, Membership
Theresa Fiorani

Treasurer
Lori Ann Fisher

Secretary
JoAnn Van Tassel
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