October 2015

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ROADS!  The House voted to raise our taxes a little, to repair our roads.   
The Senate is just about ready to raise our taxes (or will they call it a users fee?) a lot, in order to repair our roads.   

They don't get it and they didn't listen to 84% of Michigan voters who screamed "Hell No!" on Proposal One!  Building and maintaining the Roads is one of the three responsibilities defined in our State's Constitution that the legislature MUST fund.  Everything else is funded only if the citizens agree to give them more money in taxes to do other things.  "Other things" would be funding  Medicaid, subsidizing the film industry, marketing Michigan through the Pure Michigan Campaign and on and on.  They have enough taxes to repair the roads!   

Contact Senator Wayne Schmidt and explain to him why he should change his mind on raising taxes!   senwschmidt@senate.michigan.gov 
Now let me ask you this.   

Is there an Emmet County Roads Commissioner?  No.  There are three.   
Are they elected by Emmet County voters?  No.  They are appointed by the Emmet County Commissioners.  
Do the Emmet County Commission ers oversee the three Road Commissioners?  No.   

Do the Emmet County Commissioners develop or approve the Road Commission's budget?  No. 

Are County taxes used to fund any part of Emmet County's roads?  No. 
To find out just how our roads ARE funded and managed, please plan to attend our General Meeting November 2nd at 7:00 pm at the Northern Lights Recreation Center on M-119.  Brian Gutowski, an officer and engineer/manager of the Emmet County Road Commission will attempt to answer all of your questions. 

THEN, have you ever heard of Agenda 21?  If you have, then you know how destructive it's philosophy and goals are to the United States of America.  If you have not, click on the following link to read the UN Resolution for Sustainable Development, 
NOW, many world leaders signed Agenda 2030 last month at the UN.  It's Agenda 21 on steroids!  You can go to http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/70/L.1&Lang=E to read it. 

OR you can attend our December 7th General Meeting and I will summarize the two resolutions and emphasize some of the consequences to our Country and to you personally, if they succeed in accomplishing their goals. 
Remember that voting on Election Day is only one way to help bring stability to our Nation.  Volunteering next year to help with the election process is an even more critical way.  We need to educate our citizens about issues and candidates.  This cannot be done effectively without many people working many hours.  In January, we will give you a list of ways in which you can contribute your talents. 

Dates to remember:  
November 2nd and December 7th, and February 1st - ECRP General Meetings  
(No General Meeting in January) 
January 4th, ECRP Executive Committee Planning Meeting 
March 8th Presidential Primary Election (Republicans and Democrats on separate ballots) 
June - Republican Convention to choose Presidential Candidate 
August 2nd - Primary Election 
November 8th - National General Election 

Then no more campaign literature and ads for a few days! 
We are working to prepare candidates to run for Emmet County offices.  If you are interested in running for County Commissioner, please contact me at nsarowski@gmail.com. 

We are also forming a Young Republicans' Club with students from the St. Michael's Academy in Petoskey and the Petoskey High School.  Anyone who would like to participate in this effort, please contact Greg Somers at gsomers@sae.net 

May God continue to bless you with generosity and courage! 

Nancy Sarowski, 

Winter General Meeting
Monday, November 2nd, December 7th & February 1st 2015 at the Northern Lights Recreation Center, opposite Harbor Springs Airport on M119

Meeting commences at 7pm.  Reservation not required.
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





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