Tuesday, May 12, 2009

News from the Massachusetts Republican Party

May 8, 2009

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

Join with the MassGOP and RNC Chairman Michael Steele on June 3rd!

I'm pleased to announce that the date for our annual Lincoln Reagan Reception has been set, and our special guest will be Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele! The recipient of this years Lincoln Reagan Award is Ambassador Christopher Egan. The Shamie Memorial Award for Grassroots Efforts will be awarded to Susan Blais and Howard Bibeault of the Attleboro Republican City Committee.

I hope you can attend this special event with me on Wednesday, June 3rd. Chairman Steele is a proven leader who will bring the Republican Party back in Massachusetts and in America. If you're interested in attending, please contact our finance director, Lyndsay Jones, at ljones@massgop.com or at (617) 523-5005 x234.

This will be a great event and I hope to see you there!

Keep sending your feedback to jennifer@massgop.com.

Yours in Victory,

Jennifer A. Nassour,
Chairman - Massachusetts Republican Party

PS - Click Here to watch Chairman Steele speak the day he was elected RNC Chairman

What We're Doing
The Massachusetts Republican Party needs your help to get the word out about our Lincoln Reagan Reception - can you volunteer your time to make calls on our behalf?

We will be running phone banks from our offices at 85 Merrimac St. in Boston for the Lincoln Reagan Reception from 6-8pm on the following days:

Wednesday, May 13th
Thursday, May 14th
Tuesday, May 19th

Please RSVP to help out by sending an email to ljones@massgop.com

In The News From This Week
The Boston Globe reported today that "Governor Deval Patrick in recent weeks approved state union contracts that grant 7 percent raises to tens of thousands of employees over the next three years, but, with the ink barely dry, the deteriorating economic forecast has already forced him to seek concessions.
The four-year contracts call for no raise in the current fiscal year, which ends June 30, and only 1 percent next year. But starting in July 2010, state workers would get a 3 percent raise, followed by another 3 percent increase the following year."

It's nice to know that, while over 500,000 Americans lost their jobs last month, state workers are still receiving raises. How about no raises, or even pay cuts, Governor Patrick?

Keep sending your examples of government waste to MassGOP Communications Director Barney Keller at bkeller@massgop.com. We've been getting great tips!

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

How You Can Help
We are looking for people who want to volunteer at our Boston HQ. If you are interested, please call us at (617) 523-5005 or email us at info@massgop.com.

Quick Links
MassGOP.com - Our Website
RedMassGroup.com - 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 - jennifer@massgop.com

State Party Staff:

Executive Director Nick Connors - nick@massgop.com
Finance Director Lyndsay Jones - ljones@massgop.com
Finance Operations Brett Kasper - bkasper@massgop.com
Communications Director Barney Keller - bkeller@massgop.com
Operations Director Kaitlyn Greeley - kgreeley@massgop.com