Seneca County Republican Party
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Wednesday luncheon

Wednesday, December 13, is our last Republican monthly luncheon of the year. It's from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in the back room at Fort Ball Pizza, 91 N. Washington St., Tiffin. You can come and go as your schedule permits. It's only $5.99 plus tax, tip, and beverage (presumably lots of Diet Coke). Any officeholders and 2018 candidates will have the opportunity to speak briefly. It's very informal, and everyone is welcome to join us. The next dates are January 10, February 14, and March 14.
to our elected officials and concerned citizens
I'm getting tired of seeing obituaries for so many people in their twenties. The devastation caused by drug abuse in our community leads me to believe we need to take a different approach. Here is a short BBC video about how one country made policy changes that produced a significant improvement in the last 20 years. It runs just under four minutes. Please watch it. It's worth four minutes of your time. 

How one country persuaded teens to give up drink and drugs
How one country persuaded teens to give up drink and drugs

From the BBC: In 1998, 42% of Iceland's 15 and 16 year-olds reported that they had got drunk in the past 30 days. By 2016, though, this figure had fallen to just 5% and drug use and smoking had also sharply declined. The action plan that led to this dramatic success is sometimes called "the Icelandic Model" - and strikingly, it does not focus on tighter policing or awareness campaigns to warn children off bad habits. Instead, top researchers collaborate closely with communities on initiatives like parental pledges and night-time patrols after dark, while the government invests in recreational facilities.
From David Koehl to our elected officials: How much do various government agencies spend every time someone overdoses? We lose decades of productivity when a young life ends in a instant. It seems to be on the front page several times a week. There's the ambulance, the police, the emergency room, drug treatment programs, alcohol abuse programs, mental health counselors, prosecutors, courts, prisons, and more. Could that money be better spent implementing some of the programs in this short video? It sure seems like whatever we are doing now is not working. You can forward this to anyone.
Merry Christmas,


David Koehl
Treasurer, Seneca County Republican Party
Member, Seneca County Board of Elections

on behalf of

Jim Roberts
Chairman, Seneca County Republican Party
May your days be filled with peace, hope, and joy this holiday season.

As always, thank you for your support.


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