Saturday, April 4, 2009

MassGOP Newsletter, 04/03/09

News From The Massachusetts Republican Party

April 3, 2009

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

"This absurd process has taught us, once again, that we cannot rely on the Patrick Administration to seek real, meaningful reform on Beacon Hill."
- Massachusetts Republican Party Chairman Jennifer Nassour

Dear Fellow Republican,

The Massachusetts Republican Party stood up for the taxpayers by protesting the creation of a patronage job for a supporter of Governor Patrick, and we are pleased that Senator Walsh has done the right thing by refusing the appointment. This absurd process has taught us, once again, that we cannot rely on the Patrick Administration to seek real, meaningful reform on Beacon Hill.

We're continuing our focus on rooting out waste and inefficiency throughout government in order to relieve the tax burden on working families. Thousands of people lost their jobs last month, and I believe strongly that Governor Patrick should work as hard at creating jobs for those people as he did at creating a job for a political ally.

In other news, four "MassGOP Grassroots Fourms" are now complete. As I've traveled the Commonwealth, I've met many passionate individuals like you who are committed to taking back Beacon Hill. If you haven't already attended one, I hope you'll consider joining me and my staff. We just saw what can happen when the voice of the taxpayers is heard on Beacon Hill. Let's harness that energy.

Keep sending your feedback to

Yours in Victory,

Jennifer A. Nassour,
Chairman - Massachusetts Republican Party

What We're Doing

When The Massachusetts Republican Party announced it would hold six regional MassGOP Grassroots Forums to rebuild and unify the party, we received such an overwhelming response that we have added another forum to the schedule. The MassGOP Grassroots Forums are bringing together people from across the Commonwealth to share their ideas and thoughts on how to elect more Republicans, organize at the local level, and work collaboratively on grassroots initiatives. We want to thank everyone who joined us last Saturday in Plymouth and Fall River, and all of you who saw us in Dedham on Monday!

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

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

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.

Forum #7
Thursday, April 23rd, 7pm-9pm
Boxborough Town Hall
29 Middle Road

Attendees are asked to bring school supplies, books, or arts and crafts for BBBS.

In The News From This Week

This week, Massachusetts Republican Party Chairman Jennifer Nassour appeared on NECN to discuss how much damage has been done to the administration of Governor Patrick by his recent misteps.

In addition, Democrat Charley Murphy of Burlington, the chair of the House Ways and Means committee, was asked whether or not Massachusetts can beat the recession without raising taxes. He replied: "Yes. Next question." according to the State House News Service. Let's hold him to that. As the budget comes through the State House, call your State Representatives and let them hear your voice! Your efforts can make a difference for the people of Massachusetts.

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.

Quick Links - Our Website - Online community for Massachusetts Republican activists
Scaling The Hill - Blog for the GOP Senate Caucus - Sen. Richard Tisei, Republican Leader
The Capitol View - Blog for the GOP House Caucus - Rep. Bradley H. Jones, Republican Leader

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 -