Saturday, March 28, 2009

MassGOP Newsletter, 03/27/09

News From The Massachusetts Republican Party

In This Edition
What we're doing
In the news from this week
How you can help

Dear Fellow Republican,

Massachusetts Republicans have an incredible opportunity in the coming months. The people of the Commonwealth have made their voices heard through a new poll that states that a majority of people want to replace the extreme liberal Governor Deval Patrick with someone else. To add insult to injury, a plurality of people trust the legislature more than the Governor to deal with the economic crisis. The Democrat legislature is about as credible on the economy as Bernard Madoff is on investing.

The opportunity is there for us to make gains this coming election year. That's why it is so important for you to partner with me in growing the grassroots of the Massachusetts Republican Party. Earlier this week, I traveled to a well attended "MassGOP Grassroots Fourm" in West Springfield. There, we discussed different ways to grow the party and traded ideas and strategies. One gentleman made this great point: we can't look back in the rear-view mirror any longer. It's time to move the MassGOP forward.

I hope you'll consider attending a future forum with me and my staff. The opportunity is there for us. We must take advantage of it.

Keep sending your feedback to

Yours in Victory,

Jennifer A. Nassour
Chairman - Massachusetts Republican Party

What We're Doing

As part of the MassGOP Grassroots Forums, the Massachusetts Republican Party is also launching a Charitable Service Program. The Party asks that every attendee of each regional forum bring an item that will be donated directly to the local chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS).

Below is the schedule for upcoming forums - with any questions please contact Kaitlyn Greeley at

Forum #2
Saturday, March 28th, 10am-12pm
Plymouth Memorial Hall
83 Court Street
Attendees are asked to bring games and puzzles or arts and crafts for BBBS.

Forum #3
Saturday, March 28th, 1pm-3pm
Elks Lodge
4500 North Main Street
Fall River
Attendees are asked to bring games and puzzles or arts and crafts for BBBS.

Forum #4
Monday, March 30th, 7pm-9pmThe Endicott Estate
656 East Street
Attendees are asked to bring school supplies or books for BBBS.

Forum #5
Monday, April 13th, 7pm-9pm
Memorial Hall Library
2 North Main Street
Attendees are asked to bring games and puzzles or books for BBBS.

Forum #6
Wednesday, April 15th, 6pm-8pm
PNI Club
290 Millbury Street
Attendees are asked to bring school supplies, books, or arts and crafts for BBBS.
"The Truth Behind The Triviality". That was the title of a great Op-Ed by Health and Education Facilities Authority vice chairman Marvin Gordon and former executive director Robert J. Ciolek on the subject of the patronage hiring of Gov. Patrick's friend Sen. Marian Walsh to a $175,000 a year job. The best line comes at the end, where Gordon and Ciolek write that: "In the end, it all comes down to money - not principle, not public policy, and certainly not reform. It is often said that actions speak louder than words, but sometimes words are far more illuminating than actions. In this instance, the governor's version of "transparency" is really a smoke-and-mirrors clouding of the public's view of the political version of trivial pursuit."
The governor has yet to back off the appointment.

Got an example of government waste? Send it to MassGOP Communications Director Barney Keller at

It's time we take back Beacon Hill - forward this newsletter to everyone you know!

How You Can Help

The Massachusetts Republican Party is still soliciting resumes for summer internships. If you know of a hard-working, Republican-minded college student who wants to get Massachusetts back on track, then have them send their resume to As always, we are looking for people who want to volunteer at our Boston HQ. If you are interested, please call us at (617) 523-5005.

Get in touch!
The Massachusetts Republican Party
85 Merrimac St., Suite 400
Boston, MA
(617) 523-5005

The Honorable Jennifer A. Nassour, Chair -

State Party Staff:
Executive Director Nick Connors -
Finance Director Lyndsay Jones -
Finance Operations Brett Kasper -
Communications Director Barney Keller -
Operations Director Kaitlyn Greeley -