Tuesday, May 26, 2009

News from the Massachusetts Republican Party

May 22, 2009

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

-Senate President Therese Murray (D-Plymouth)


That's what DEMOCRAT Senate President Therese Murray called Governor Deval Patrick this week.

While the Democrats fight among themselves, they are not accomplishing anything for Massachusetts except higher taxes and wasteful spending. Their bickering and backbiting means only that the taxpayers are losing.

Thank you so much to those of you who donated in response to my email earlier this week about fighting the sales tax. It means a lot to me when I see activists like yourself donate because your efforts are critical to the future of the Republican Party here in Massachusetts.

In other news, I wanted to commend Senate Republican Leader Richard Tisei, who also called the Governor irrelevant this week. "I have been here since Gov. Dukakis, and I cannot recall a governor marginalizing himself so much," Tisei said. "He's erratic. I have never seen a governor become more irrelevant than this governor and his administration have. He ran around the state for a year and a half talking about transportation, he didn't file a bill. He's never filed a pension reform bill. A lot of what you're seeing is a charade. Disappointing to me because I had high hopes we were going to be able to stop the sales tax increase."

I couldn't agree more. We're making great strides towards 2010.

Keep sending your feedback to jennifer@massgop.com.

Yours in Victory,

Jennifer A. Nassour,
Chairman - Massachusetts Republican Party

What We're Doing
1) The Massachusetts Republican Day of Service is coming up! Join us in volunteering to clean up Massachusetts. My staff and I will be cleaning up DeFilippo Park in the North End along with my staff. If you're in the Boston area, come and join me! We will meet at the Party Headquarters (85 Merrimac Street, Suite 400) at 10:30am. Please contact Kaitlyn Greeley at Kgreeley@massgop.com or at (617) 523-5005 X248 with any questions.

We're asking all of our Republican Town Committees to join in! RTCs all over Massachusetts will be getting involved in local projects by cleaning up parks and focusing on the environmental needs of their local community.

If you're already in an RTC, please be sure to put together a plan and share it with us. Fill out the form located at http://www.massgop.com/dayofservice.aspx.

The Massachusetts Republican Day of Service is a great way for us to demonstrate the value our party places in public service. We hope you join us in encouraging fellow Republicans and others to help clean up Massachusetts!

2) We still have space available at our annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner on June 3rd featuring RNC Chairman Michael Steele! Contact Lyndsay Jones if you're interested or if you know someone who is. This promises to be an exciting event!

The Massachusetts Republican Party still could use your help to get the word out about our Lincoln Reagan Reception - can you volunteer your time to make calls on our behalf? Please RSVP to help out by sending an email to ljones@massgop.com

In The News From This Week
Another week, another example of pension abuse. This week, it's Democrat State Senator Ken Donnelly of Arlington (Pictured, left). The Boston Herald's Howie Carr reported this week that Senator Donnelly gets "$51,187 a year from the Arlington Retirement Board. Not too shabby, especially when you add in the fresh $61,440 he's collecting as successor in the state Senate to Jim Marzilli."

Howie calls him the "Big Dipper". We prefer "Double-Dipping Donnelly." What do you think?

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 02114
(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