In the next several weeks, our candidates for the NC General Assembly will be holding important fundraisers. Please show your support by attending or contributing if you cannot attend. We in Forsyth County have been fortunate to have the best representatives in the NC General Assembly. It is vital that each of our candidates are reelected to continue to move NC towards freedom and prosperity.
For details on each event, click the name of the candidate:
Joyce Krawiec, NC Senate 31, Tuesday, September 16, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Debra Conrad, NC House 74, Monday, September 22, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Donny Lambeth, NC House 75, Wednesday, September 24, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
2014 Senatorial Debate Watch Party
Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014
The Winston-Salem Victory Office is holding a “Watch Party” for the Wednesday evening debate. The debate begins at 7:00 PM. NCGOP staff will provide dinner, refreshments, and deserts for anyone attending.
When: Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: FCGOP HQ, 667 Peters Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC
The polls are showing that Thom Tillis is in a strong position to defeat Obama’s rubber stamp Kay Hagan this November. But we need your help to make sure Thom Tillis has a historic victory on November 4th!
This Saturday marks “100 Days to Victory”!
The North Carolina Republican Party is hosting a statewide Super Saturday event to show Kay Hagan and her special interest friends in DC that the North Carolina grassroots are strong for Team Tillis.
We are hosting a “100 Days to Victory” event at the Forsyth County Victory office in Winston-Salem:
When: Saturday, July 26th from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Where: Forsyth County Republican Headquarters
Contact: Chris Bullard – North Carolina Republican Party – (336) 724-6000
Our North Carolina grassroots will be canvassing neighborhoods, phone banking potential voters and recruiting local volunteers.
We can defeat Hagan, but we can’t do it without you. The battleground for taking back the U.S. Senate is right here in North Carolina.
The Winston-Salem NCGOP Headquarters will hold it’s first Day of Action on Saturday, June 28th! Come out and support out US Senate candidate, Thom Tillis, our state-wide candidates and our Forsyth County candidates for office. We will be knocking on doors and making phone calls to identify voters for this election cycle. Please be sure to contact the Winston-Salem Regional Field Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Forsyth County HQ at (336) 724-6000 for details.
You can register here:
Lunch will be provided- we hope to see you out!
Join us for lunch on Monday from 12:00 – 1:00 at:
180 Hanes Mall Circle
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
- 16 – Vince Coakley – Candidate for the 12th Congressional District
- 23 – Dan Anthony – Changes in the Law Regarding Criminal Defense
- 30 – John Davenport – Forsyth County School Board
- 7 – Susan Tillis – Wife of NC House Speaker & US Senate Candidate Thom Tillis
- 14 – Richard Gottlieb – Candidate for Forsyth County Superior Court
- 21 – Bill Flynn – Morning Host AM980 The Eagle
- 28 – Claude Pope – Chairman of the NC Republican Party
Click here for the full schedule.
NC Republican Party
Join us this Saturday for the opening of the NCGOP Regional Office in the Forsyth County Republican Party Headquarters. The NCGOP will be working closely with each county to organize precincts and in providing training and tools for our volunteers.
The first official training session and neighborhood walks will begin immediately following the Grand Opening. Bring your walking shoes and join us for a walk on Saturday.
When: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 12:00 Noon
Where: FC Republican Party HQ, 667 Peters Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC
Who: All Forsyth County Republicans
The North Carolina Republican Party is holding their Grand Opening for the Forsyth County Office. The “Boots on the Ground” Regional Director will be holding training sessions on the smart phone tool that Forsyth County will be using in our precincts. Please join us for the opening and training sessions.
NCGOP Chairman Claude Pope
Dr. Mark Harris
Susan Tillis, wife of Speaker Thom Tillis, Republican candidate for US Senate
The Forsyth County Republican Party cordially invites you to join us for dinner with US Representative Lynn Westmoreland, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and Lt. Col. Bill Cowan on Saturday, May 17, 2014.
When: Saturday, May 17, 2014
6:00 – 7:00 – Reception for Sponsors
7:00 – 8:30 – Dinner
Where: Embassy Suites Winston-Salem , 460 N Cherry St, Winston-Salem, NC
Individual – $50.00
Sponsorship Opportunities (reserved seating and private reception):
Bronze (2 tickets) – $250.00
Silver (4 tickets) – $500.00
Gold (8 tickets) – $1,000.00
Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Noon
FCGOP HQ: (336) 724-6000.
All proceeds will benefit the Forsyth County Republican Party.
VOTE REPUBLICAN on MAY 6
Non Partisan Judicial Seats:
Top 2 winners will advance to November election.
Supreme Court Associate Justice (Hudson seat): Vote for One:
Eric Levinson (R)
Jeanette Doran (R)
Superior Court Judge District 21A:
Richard Gottlieb (R)
District Court Judge District 21 (New Seat): Vote for One:
Theodore (Ted) Kazakos (R)
Daniel B. (Dan) Anthony (R)
Click here for a complete list of the candidates in all the contests on Forsyth County ballots.
The 2014 Forsyth County Republican Party Precinct Meetings and County Convention have been rescheduled for Saturday, March 22, 2014. If you are a registered Republican, please join us!
When: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Where: Forsyth Tech – West Campus, 1300 Bolton St, Winston-Salem, NC
8:00 – 9:00 – Registration
9:00 – 9:30 – Precinct Meetings
9:30 – 10:30 – Executive Committee Meeting
10:30 – 12:30 – County Convention
You can register on the County Convention page above. If you registered for the Convention originally scheduled for March 8, you do not need to register again.
Note: If you would like to be a delegate to the North Carolina Republican Party Convention in June, you must register for the County Convention.
Resolutions: If you have a resolution that you would like to have submitted for a vote at the County Convention, check the County Convention page for details.
Letter to the Forsyth County Board of Education
Dear Forsyth County Board of Education Members,
I received an e-mail this afternoon concerning a proposed resolution opposing school vouchers. I read the proposed resolution and an accompanying news release with interest. I would like to ask the Forsyth County Board of Education to oppose this resolution.
The most disturbing issue with this resolution is the underlying assumption that parents are not smart enough to make the correct decisions for their children and that they need the government to make those choices for them. The reasons that are listed in the resolution for opposing school vouchers are exactly the reasons that we should be supporting school vouchers. Let me review these:
“WHEREAS, the voucher program created in the budget bill does not require participating private schools to provide students with the opportunity to receive a sound basic education, as required by the N.C. Constitution;”
The assumption with this statement is that parents aren’t smart enough to select a private school that can provide a “sound basic education” for their children and the government must make the choice for them. This is insulting to every parent in NC. The fact is that any parent that decides to use a voucher for their children are going to care enough about their children to ensure that their children are in a school where they are properly educated. The reality is that school vouchers allow parents, especially those who are less financially able, to escape for the public school system if they do not believe that their public school is providing a “sound basic education” to their children. Without question, there are many public schools in NC that don’t meet this very basic standard. School vouchers provide parents and children hope that their are other options available to them.
“WHEREAS, the voucher program requires the State Board of Education to reduce funding to each local board of education in an amount equal to the local board’s per pupil allocation for average daily membership multiplied by the number of students who have received vouchers and were enrolled in the local board’s schools during the prior semester;”
This is called competition. If the public school system wants to keep students in the public system, then this fear of losing students to private schools will encourage the public schools to compete for these students. As stated in the news release, the value of a voucher is a fraction of what is spent per student in the public school system. The state of NC will actually save money as these vouchers are exercised which also encourages the public school system to reduce their costs in order to compete. Reducing costs and raising standards in order to compete with private schools is a big win for the parents, students, teachers and taxpayers in NC.
“WHEREAS, reducing funding to public schools to fund a private school voucher program, particularly in the wake of substantial cuts to public education funding during the previous five years, will significantly impair local boards’ ability to ensure that students have the opportunity to receive a sound basic education, as required by the N.C. Constitution;”
This is absolutely false. The is called competition. Competition will force public schools to find better, less costly ways to educate students. The competition will also force public schools to compete for teachers as the demand for teachers in the private schools increases with vouchers.
“WHEREAS, the voucher program created in the budget bill uses public funds for a non-public purpose, in violation of the N.C. Constitution;”
This is also a patently false statement. The voucher program uses public funds for the public purpose of educating children in NC. The people of NC pay taxes to educate children, not to fund the public school system. Parents should always have the choice to use the tax money that was collected and allocated for educating their child in the way that they believe is best for their child.
The resolution opposing school vouchers has nothing to do with what is best for the children of NC and their parents. It is about control. It is about controlling the choices of parents and children. Every parent, student and educator should fully support and encourage the use of school vouchers in NC.
I would like to ask each of you to oppose any consideration of this resolution opposing school vouchers. I would also encourage the Forsyth County Board of Education to pass a resolution supporting school vouchers and opposing any litigation against school vouchers.
Chairman, Forsyth County Republican Party
The Resolution that should be opposed
_______________________ BOARD OF EDUCATION RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, the North Carolina General Assembly passed Senate Bill 402 (hereafter, “the budget bill”) in July 2013; and
WHEREAS, the budget bill includes a provision appropriating $10 million to provide private school vouchers;
WHEREAS, the fiscal note prepared for an earlier version of the voucher legislation indicates the General Assembly’s intent to increase annual appropriations for the program to $50 million per year;
WHEREAS, the voucher program created in the budget bill does not require participating private schools to provide students with the opportunity to receive a sound basic education, as required by the N.C. Constitution;
WHEREAS, the voucher program created in the budget bill does not require participating private schools to engage in non-discriminatory admissions practices;
WHEREAS, the voucher program requires the State Board of Education to reduce funding to each local board of education in an amount equal to the local board’s per pupil allocation for average daily membership multiplied by the number of students who have received vouchers and were enrolled in the local board’s schools during the prior semester;
WHEREAS, reducing funding to public schools to fund a private school voucher program, particularly in the wake of substantial cuts to public education funding during the previous five years, will significantly impair local boards’ ability to ensure that students have the opportunity to receive a sound basic education, as required by the N.C. Constitution;
WHEREAS, the voucher program created in the budget bill uses public funds for a non-public purpose, in violation of the N.C. Constitution;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the ___________________ Board of Education hereby agrees to join as a plaintiff the pending litigation, captioned Reverend Robert Richardson, III, Michael and Delores Galloway, Steven W. Sizemore, and the North Carolina School Boards Association v. the State of North Carolina, the North Carolina State Board of Education, and the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority, and authorizes the attorneys engaged by the NCSBA and other plaintiffs to represent the Board of Education in the litigation, with the litigation costs to be borne by the NCSBA’s Legal Assistance Fund.
Adopted this ____ day of ____________, 2013.