May 2015

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Why should you care about politics? Isn't it all outside of your control? Aren't the politicians just going to do what they want to do no matter how you vote or what you say? 

The answer to all of those questions was found in the election results on May 5th. Never would any of us have believed that you could get 80.1% of Michigan voters to agree on anything! Never would we have believed that ordinary citizens could actually stop a tax increase from happening when so many special interest groups were being bribed to support it! 

That's exactly what YOU did. You sent out post cards, made phone calls, talked to friends and family, sent out emails, and then you VOTED. The supporters of the tax increased were counting on most voters to forget that May 5th was election day and/or not care about a "minor election."  

YOU CARED and YOU ACTED. You forced the State government to go back to the drawing board and do their job. The State Constitution requires the legislature to manage just three things:   1. ROADS, 
2. Schools and  3. Prisons.   That's it! That's what our taxes are supposed to fund before anything else! 

So thank you for caring about politics! 

Webster states, "POLITICS: activities that relate to influencing the actions and policies of a government." 

We MUST care about politics. The action or inaction of our governments, (the homes association, the township, the county, the state or the federal government) directly effects our daily lives. The quality of your life depends on politics. The more taxes and fees they collect, and the more regulations they pass, the less freedom you have to do what you need or want to do. 

NEVER vote to increase your taxes unless you evaluate it against your loss of freedom. 

Our new Luncheon Meetings are scheduled for the third Monday of the months of June, July, August and September. They will be held at the Maple River Restaurant, 3459 US Highway 31, Brutus. Check in between 11:00 and 11:30. The cost is $16. Everyone is invited. No membership needed. Click below to make your reservations now. 

The Luncheon Meeting on Monday, June 15th features Tom Leonard, who is the Speaker Pro-Tem of the State House of Representatives. Tom is the State Representative from the greater Lansing area. 
Thursday, June 25th is a very important event! Lieutenant Governor, Brian Calley, will be our main speaker. Congressman Dan Benishek, State Senator Wayne Schmidt and House Representative Lee Chatfield have also been invited to speak. This will give you a look inside politics like no other gathering. So come and enjoy a wonderful barbecue at Nubs Nob Resort beginning at 5:30 pm. Click on the link below to access the invitation. Send in the form with your check and we will reserve a special seat just for you! 

There are no General Meetings for the months of June and July. They will resume August 3rd and continue every first Monday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Northern Lights Recreation Center at 8865 M-119. 
For further information on our County Party's Happenings, please visit our website at ECRP.GOP. There, you'll also find valuable information and links to enable you to get involved so you can affect the 2016 presidential elections!

Thank you!   
Nancy Sarowski, 



June Luncheon Meeting

Monday, June 15th, 2015 at the Maple River Restaurant, 3459 US Highway 31, Brutus.


Guest Speaker will be Tom Leonard, who is the Speaker Pro-Tem of the State House of Representatives. Tom is the State Representative from the greater Lansing area. 


Check in 11:00 - 11:30 am

Cost is $16 (cash or check)


To make a reservation click on this link to send an email with the names of the people attending: 

Make a Reservation


Special Event 
"Top of the Nob Party"

13th Annual "Top of the Nob Party"

June 25th, 2015       5:30pm

Please click on this link : Top of the Nob Invitation
print, complete reservation form and mail to Carolyn
Whittle along with your check made out to Emmet County Republicans.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at this great event with special guest speaker Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley!
Luncheon Meetings
We are delighted to announce our "luncheon meetings" for the summer months in addition to the monthly evening meeting.

The dates are as follows: 
June 15, July 17, August 20, September 21.

Location:  Maple River Restaurant in Brutus.

Check in:  11:00am
Meeting with lunch & guest speaker commences: 11:30am

More details to follow in future newsletters and on the website

Contact Your Legislator!
We are located in the:
Anderson House Office Bldg.
124 N. Capitol
S-1486 House Office Building
Lansing, MI 48933
Located on the corner of Ottawa and Capitol Avenue, across the street from the State Capitol.
S-1486 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 373-2629
Gaylord Office

1349 South Otsego Avenue, Suite 7A

Gaylord, MI 49735

Phone: 877.376.5613

Fax: 877.504.0291


Traverse City Office

3301 Veterans Drive, Suite 106

Traverse City, MI 49684

Phone: (877)-376-5613

Fax: (877)-504-0291




Office location: 910 Farnum Building, Lansing
Mailing address: Senator Wayne Schmidt
                              P.O. Box 30036
                              Lansing, MI 48909-7536


Phone:  517-373-2413





Upcoming ECRP Events

Luncheon Meeting at Maple River Restaurant, Brutus. Check in 11:00 am

Top of the Nob Event at Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs. 5:30pm

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