Thursday, August 25, 2016

Football Is Here - NorthernVirginiaGOP.com AGENDA Newsletter-September 2016

Your September issue of the NorthernVirginiaGOP.com AGENDA Newsletter follows this letter from the Northern Virginia Republican PAC about our 20th Annual NOVA GOP PAC Monday Night Football Fundraiser...
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Dear NorthernVirginiaGOP.com Agenda Newsletter Subscriber,

As the weather gets cooler and this November's election gets closer, the annual tradition of Monday Night Football begins again.

How can we bring the Election and Monday Night Football together in one fun package?

If you support the grassroots efforts of the NOVA GOP PAC, I hope you will join us on September 12, 2016 at 7 PM at The Front Page - Arlington, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington for the 20th Annual NOVA GOP PAC Monday Night Football Fundraiser. We'll enjoy good food, great fun and watch the Redskins vs. the Steelers on Monday Night Football.

BUT EVEN (ESPECIALLY!) IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND, PLEASE SEND A DONATION to show you are behind us!

If you'd like to buy some $20 tickets for us to offer to deserving volunteers, just send in your donation and let us know! Also feel free to offer them to volunteers you know and just send us the names so we can put them on our list at the door.

We'll be sending out invitations, and they won't be complete without your name on the top as a Host Committee supporter. Sponsorships are $1,000, $500, $250 and $100.

Tickets are only $20!

We've been spreading the word about our Republican message and energizing grassroots volunteers and voters through our NorthernVirginiaGOP.com Agenda newsletter (over 30,000 subscribers strong), our popular website, our weekly cable TV show (on 40+ stations!) as well as our distribution of "No Tax Hike" and "Republicans United for Tax Relief" stickers, literature and more.

It takes money, but because of our very low overhead, we can provide one of the biggest bangs for YOUR buck around!

You can be on the Host Committee as a "Sponsor" of the event for as little as $100 which includes 2 tickets to the event! Please also consider joining the Host Committee at the higher levels, such as Patron ($250-5 tickets), Benefactor ($500-10 tickets) or Co-Host ($1,000-20 tickets).

Please click here https://www.campaigncontribution.com/contribution.asp?id=1556&jid= to donate online. Or, please call (703) 502-0161 to let us know your check, made out to NOVA GOP PAC, is on the way.

Your support is important. I hope you will join our Host Committee today. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Yours for Republican Victory,
James Parmelee - Chairman - NorthernVirginiaGOP.com
President - Republicans United for Tax Relief
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Yes, I Want to Join the Host Committee! Sign me up as a…

___ Co-Host ($1,000-20 tickets)
___ Benefactor ($500-10 tickets)
___ Patron ($250-5 tickets)
___ Sponsor ($100-2 tickets)
___________ Other (tickets are $20 and will be held at the door. To donate extra tickets to volunteers, please note here)

Name: (as you want it on the invitation) __________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________

City/State/Zip: ________________________________

Occupation: _______________________________________

Employer & Location: ________________________________________

Please send checks to NOVA GOP PAC, 13680 Bent Tree Circle, #403, Centreville, VA 20121
(or please click here https://www.campaigncontribution.com/contribution.asp?id=1556&jid= )

Paid for & authorized by NOVA GOP PAC a nonprofit not affiliated with national, state or local GOP committees. Not authorized by a candidate. Contributions not deductible for federal income tax. Corporate contributions will be deposited in our state account. Federal law requires PACs to report name, mailing address, occupation & name of employer for individuals whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in a calendar year (VA reporting level is contributions aggregate in excess of $100 in a calendar year).
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NORTHERNVIRGINIAGOP.COM AGENDA Newsletter
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James Parmelee, Chairman - NorthernVirginiaGOP.com * * * September 2016
An e-mail & fax newsletter for GOP Activists
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THIS ISSUE'S HEADLINES
* CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - 20th Annual NOVA GOP PAC Monday Night Football Fundraiser - September 12th
* NorthernVirginiaGOP.com TV - 40+ cable systems serving 1,000,000+ homes!
* Mark Your Calendars Now - Upcoming GOP events - (for an almost daily update of this events list, bookmark and go to www.northernvirginiagop.com)
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Football is Here - 20th Annual NOVA GOP PAC
Monday Night Football Fundraiser

* CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - FOOTBALL IS COMING - Please join us for the 20th Annual NOVA GOP PAC Monday Night Football Fundraiser on September 12, 2016 at 7 PM at The Front Page - Arlington, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. It's a way to help us raise crucial funds for our efforts and watch the Redskins vs. the Steelers with GOP friends! We'll be sending out invitations, and they won't be complete without your name on the top as a Host Committee supporter. Host Committee levels include: Sponsor-$100, Patron-$250, Benefactor-$500, Co-Host-$1,000. Tickets are only $20! Please sign up today, by donating online at https://www.campaigncontribution.com/contribution.asp?id=1556&jid= or mailing a check to NOVA GOP PAC, 13680 Bent Tree Circle, #403, Centreville, VA 20121. For more information, call (703) 502-0161.

Yours for Republican (and ANTI-TAX!) Victory,
James Parmelee - President - Republicans United for Tax Relief
Chairman - NorthernVirginiaGOP.com-The NOVA GOP PAC

* LOCAL CONSERVATIVE TV! - NOVA GOP TV is hosted by James Parmelee on 40+ cable systems including… ALEXANDRIA: Comcast-Ch.69 every Sun.@8:30 PM. ARLINGTON: Comcast-Ch.69 & Verizon-Ch.38 every Mon.@11 AM & Tue.@7:30 PM. Also on Verizon-Ch.10 every Mon.@12 AM, Tue.@11:30 AM & Thurs.@7 PM. FAIRFAX CITY: Cox-Ch.10, Cox-Ch.810 & Verizon-Ch.10 every Mon.@12 AM, Tue.@11:30 AM & Thurs.@7 PM. FAIRFAX COUNTY: Cox-Ch.10, Cox-Ch.810 & Verizon-Ch.10 every Mon.@12 AM, Tue.@11:30 AM & Thurs.@7 PM. FALLS CHURCH: Cox-Ch.11, RCN-Ch.2 & Verizon-Ch.35 every Sun.@9:30 AM, Tue.@11:30 AM & Wed.@4:30 PM. Also on Cox-Ch.10, Cox-Ch.810 & Verizon-Ch.10 every Mon.@12 AM, Tue.@11:30 AM & Thurs.@7 PM. FREDERICKSBURG, STAFFORD & SPOTSYLVANIA: Cox-Ch. 25 & Verizon-Ch.43, times rotate. LEESBURG & LOUDOUN: Verizon-Ch.10 every Mon.@12 AM, Tue.@11:30 AM & Thurs.@7 PM. PRINCE WILLIAM, MANASSAS & MANASSAS PARK: Comcast-Ch.2 every Mon.@7 PM. Also on Verizon-Ch.10 every Mon.@12 AM, Tue.@11:30 AM & Thurs.@7 PM. RESTON: Comcast-Ch.28 every Sat.@Noon & Mon.@7 PM. Also on Comcast-Ch.10 & Verizon-Ch.10 every Mon.@12 AM, Tue.@11:30 AM & Thurs.@7 PM. WASHINGTON DC: Comcast-Ch.95, RCN-Ch.10 & Verizon-Ch.10, times rotate. RICHMOND, CHESTERFIELD, HENRICO, HANOVER, ASHLAND, GOOCHLAND, POWHATAN & LOUISA: Comcast-Ch.95 & Verizon-Ch.36 (Comcast-Ch.17 & Verizon-Ch.27 in Chesterfield), times rotate on these 8 systems. ONLINE STREAMING: Every Mon.@11 AM & Tue.@7:30 PM at www.arlingtonmedia.org/programming/live-stream and times rotate at www.dctv.org/Live (schedule at  www.dctv.org/Schedule). Times & stations subject to change. For more information on NOVA GOP TV, call (703) 502-0161.


GOP CALENDAR (for more events go to www.NorthernVirginiaGOP.com)

Do you know of an event our 30,000+ subscribers should know about? Let us know at (703) 502-0161 or JTParmelee@aol.com. NOTE: Some event details may change after publication, so we recommend you check www.NorthernVirginiaGOP.com before attending.

8/25 - Manassas City GOP Committee Meeting - 7:30 PM, Manassas City Council Chambers, Manassas City Hall, 9027 Center Street, Manassas. Call: (703) 220-4947.

9/1 - Alexandria GOP Committee Meeting - 7:30 PM, Minnie Howard School, 3801 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Call: (571) 281-7042.

9/3 - "Road to Richmond" Political Roundtable - 10:30-11:30 AM, NOVA GOP PAC Chairman James Parmelee debates Dems live on Fairfax Cox Cable Channel 10. Also airs tape delayed on other stations across NOVA.

9/3 - NOVA GOP TV Taping - for more information, call (703) 502-0161.

9/6 - Arlington Civic Federation Candidates Night Debate - 7:30-9:30 PM, Virginia Hospital Center, 1701 N. George Mason Drive, Arlington. Call: (703) 685-2488.

9/9 - Commonwealth Republican Women's Club Steel Magnolias Fundraiser - 7 PM Reception, 8 PM Curtain Call, The Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe Street, Alexandria. Champagne/Dessert Intermission. $40. Call: (410) 991-9896.

9/10 - Liberty Farm Festival - Fall Harvest Political Palooza - 2-6 PM, Historic Liberty Farm, 1037 Gap Run Road, Paris. Call: (703) 425-8534.

9/10-9/11 - Burke Centre Festival - Burke Centre Conservancy Festival Grounds, 6060 Burke Centre Parkway. Volunteers needed at the GOP booth. Call: (703) 766-4GOP.

9/12 - Let's Grow, Virginia! PAC Fundraiser w/Governor Scott Walker and Ed Gillespie - 7-8:30 PM, 6910 Bonheim Court, McLean. $250. Call: (202) 246-7662.

9/12 - 20th Annual NOVA GOP PAC Monday Night Football Fundraiser - 7 PM, The Front Page - Arlington, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. $20. Call: (703) 502-0161.

9/15 - Bull Run Republican Women's Club Meeting - Call: (703) 975-2356

9/15 - Fairfax City GOP Committee Meeting - Fairfax.

9/15 - Liberty Republican Women's Club Meeting w/Tim Hannigan, Editor in Chief, Fairfax Free Citizen - 7 PM, Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly.

9/16 - Spotsylvania County GOP Committee Casino Night Fundraiser - 7-10:30 PM, Spotsylvania.

9/17 - Haymarket Day - Volunteers needed for the Prince William County GOP. Call: (703) 680-7388.

9/20 - Senator John McCain's (R-AZ) Fundraiser - 6:30 PM, 6703 Wemberly Way, McLean. $2,700. Call: (703) 201-7776.

9/21 - Republican Women of Clifton Meeting - 7-9 PM, Fairview Elementary School, 5815 Ox Road, Fairfax Station.

9/21 - Arlington County GOP Committee Meeting - 7:30 PM, NRECA Center, 4301 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Call: (703) 685-2488.

9/22 - Manassas City GOP Committee Meeting - 7:30 PM, Manassas City Council Chambers, Manassas City Hall, 9027 Center Street, Manassas. Call: (703) 220-4947.

9/23 - Arlington Republican Women's Club Fundraiser - 6 PM, NRECA, 4301 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington.

9/26 - Presidential Debate - Wright State University, Dayton, OH.

10/1 - "Road to Richmond" Political Roundtable - 10:30-11:30 AM, NOVA GOP PAC Chairman James Parmelee debates Dems live on Fairfax Cox Cable Channel 10. Also airs tape delayed on other stations across NOVA.

10/1 - NOVA GOP TV Taping - for more information, call (703) 502-0161.

10/4 - Vice Presidential Debate - Longwood University, Farmville, VA.

10/6 - Liberty Republican Women's Club Meeting w/Fairfax County Clerk of Court John Frey and Attorney General Candidates Rob Bell, John Adams & Chuck Smith - Co-sponsored with the George Mason Republican Women's Club - 7 PM, Fairfax City Fire Station, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax.
 
10/6 - Alexandria GOP Committee Meeting - 7:30 PM, Minnie Howard School, 3801 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Call: (571) 281-7042.

10/9 - Presidential Debate - Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

10/19 - Presidential Debate - University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV.

10/19 - Republican Women of Clifton Meeting - 7-9 PM, Fairview Elementary School, 5815 Ox Road, Fairfax Station.

10/20 - Bull Run Republican Women's Club Meeting - Call: (703) 975-2356

10/20 - Fairfax City GOP Committee Meeting - Fairfax.

10/22 - Annandale Fall Festival Parade - to march in the parade with the GOP float, call (703) 766-4467.

10/26 - 70th Annual Vienna Halloween Parade - Marching w/GOP local candidates & more - Call: (703) 766-4GOP.

10/31 - Leesburg Halloween Parade - Marching w/GOP local candidates & more - Ida Lee Park. Call: (703) 627-LCRC.

11/3 - Alexandria GOP Committee Meeting - 7:30 PM, Minnie Howard School, 3801 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Call: (571) 281-7042.

11/5 - "Road to Richmond" Political Roundtable - 10:30-11:30 AM, NOVA GOP PAC Chairman James Parmelee debates Dems live on Fairfax Cox Cable Channel 10. Also airs tape delayed on other stations across NOVA.

11/5 - NOVA GOP TV Taping - for more information, call (703) 502-0161.

11/8 - Election Day - 6 AM-7 PM, Please don't forget to vote!

11/16 - Republican Women of Clifton Meeting - 7-9 PM, Fairview Elementary School, 5815 Ox Road, Fairfax Station.

11/16 - Arlington County GOP Committee Meeting - 7:30 PM, NRECA Center, 4301 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Call: (703) 685-2488.

11/17 - Bull Run Republican Women's Club Meeting - Call: (703) 975-2356

11/17 - Fairfax City GOP Committee Meeting - Fairfax.

11/17 - Liberty Republican Women's Club Meeting - 7 PM, Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly.

12/TBA - Christmas and Holiday Parties - For an updated list of parties, please see our online calendar at www.northernvirginiagop.com.

12/1 - Alexandria GOP Committee Meeting - 7:30 PM, Minnie Howard School, 3801 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Call: (571) 281-7042.

12/3 - "Road to Richmond" Political Roundtable - 10:30-11:30 AM, NOVA GOP PAC Chairman James Parmelee debates Dems live on Fairfax Cox Cable Channel 10. Also airs tape delayed on other stations across NOVA.

12/3 - NOVA GOP TV Taping - for more information, call (703) 502-0161.

12/15 - Fairfax City GOP Committee Meeting - Fairfax.

12/15 - Liberty Republican Women's Club Meeting w/a representative from Fisher House - 7 PM, Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly.

1/11 - Virginia General Assembly Convenes - Richmond.

2/20 - Alexandria George Washington Birthday Parade - 1-3 PM, to march with the Alexandria GOP, please meet at Noon at the staging area, for details please call (703) 823-1801.

2/22-2/25 - 44th Annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) - Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. Call: (202) 347-9388.

3/4 - Alexandria St. Patrick's Day Parade - Noon-2 PM, to march with the Alexandria GOP, please meet at Noon at the staging area, for details please call (703) 823-1801.

5/2 - Election Day for City and Town Offices - To help the GOP, call (804) 780-0111.

5/6 - 17th Annual NOVA GOP PAC Kentucky Derby Day Fundraiser - Call: (703) 502-0161.

5/20 - McLean Day - 11 AM-5 PM, Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Volunteers needed for the GOP booth.

7/4 - Independence Day - Daytime Parades & Evening Fireworks - Many campaigns will be looking for volunteers to hand out literature, participate in floats, etc. For details, call your local campaigns and/or check out our updated list at www.NorthernVirginiaGOP.com.

7/4 - Leesburg Independence Day Parade - Marching w/local candidates & more - 9 AM (parade at 10 AM), Ida Lee Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Drive, Leesburg. Call: (703) 627-LCRC.

7/4 - Dale City Independence Day Parade - Marching w/local candidates & more - 9 AM (parade at 10 AM), Dale City Boys & Girls Club, 5070 Dale Boulevard, Dale City. Call: (703) 680-7388.

7/4 - Fairfax City Independence Day Parade - Marching w/local candidates & more - 9:30 AM (parade at 10 AM), Massey Building. Call: (703) 352-1337.

7/4 - The Leadership Institute's Conservative Soirée - Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville. Call: (703) 247-2000.

7/8 - USA & Alexandria Birthday Celebration - 7 PM (fireworks 9:30 PM), Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison Street, Alexandria. To volunteer at the Alexandria GOP booth, call (571) 969-4467.

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Football Is Here - NorthernVirginiaGOP.com AGENDA Newsletter-September 2016

Your September issue of the NorthernVirginiaGOP.com AGENDA Newsletter follows this letter from the Northern Virginia Republican PAC about our 20th Annual NOVA GOP PAC Monday Night Football Fundraiser...
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Dear NorthernVirginiaGOP.com Agenda Newsletter Subscriber,

As the weather gets cooler and this November's election gets closer, the annual tradition of Monday Night Football begins again.

How can we bring the Election and Monday Night Football together in one fun package?

If you support the grassroots efforts of the NOVA GOP PAC, I hope you will join us on September 12, 2016 at 7 PM at The Front Page - Arlington, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington for the 20th Annual NOVA GOP PAC Monday Night Football Fundraiser. We'll enjoy good food, great fun and watch the Redskins vs. the Steelers on Monday Night Football.

BUT EVEN (ESPECIALLY!) IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND, PLEASE SEND A DONATION to show you are behind us!

If you'd like to buy some $20 tickets for us to offer to deserving volunteers, just send in your donation and let us know! Also feel free to offer them to volunteers you know and just send us the names so we can put them on our list at the door.

We'll be sending out invitations, and they won't be complete without your name on the top as a Host Committee supporter. Sponsorships are $1,000, $500, $250 and $100.

Tickets are only $20!

We've been spreading the word about our Republican message and energizing grassroots volunteers and voters through our NorthernVirginiaGOP.com Agenda newsletter (over 30,000 subscribers strong), our popular website, our weekly cable TV show (on 40+ stations!) as well as our distribution of "No Tax Hike" and "Republicans United for Tax Relief" stickers, literature and more.

It takes money, but because of our very low overhead, we can provide one of the biggest bangs for YOUR buck around!

You can be on the Host Committee as a "Sponsor" of the event for as little as $100 which includes 2 tickets to the event! Please also consider joining the Host Committee at the higher levels, such as Patron ($250-5 tickets), Benefactor ($500-10 tickets) or Co-Host ($1,000-20 tickets).

Please click here https://www.campaigncontribution.com/contribution.asp?id=1556&jid= to donate online. Or, please call (703) 502-0161 to let us know your check, made out to NOVA GOP PAC, is on the way.

Your support is important. I hope you will join our Host Committee today. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Yours for Republican Victory,
James Parmelee - Chairman - NorthernVirginiaGOP.com
President - Republicans United for Tax Relief
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Yes, I Want to Join the Host Committee! Sign me up as a…

___ Co-Host ($1,000-20 tickets)
___ Benefactor ($500-10 tickets)
___ Patron ($250-5 tickets)
___ Sponsor ($100-2 tickets)
___________ Other (tickets are $20 and will be held at the door. To donate extra tickets to volunteers, please note here)

Name: (as you want it on the invitation) __________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________

City/State/Zip: ________________________________

Occupation: _______________________________________

Employer & Location: ________________________________________

Please send checks to NOVA GOP PAC, 13680 Bent Tree Circle, #403, Centreville, VA 20121
(or please click here https://www.campaigncontribution.com/contribution.asp?id=1556&jid= )

Paid for & authorized by NOVA GOP PAC a nonprofit not affiliated with national, state or local GOP committees. Not authorized by a candidate. Contributions not deductible for federal income tax. Corporate contributions will be deposited in our state account. Federal law requires PACs to report name, mailing address, occupation & name of employer for individuals whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in a calendar year (VA reporting level is contributions aggregate in excess of $100 in a calendar year).
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NORTHERNVIRGINIAGOP.COM AGENDA Newsletter
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James Parmelee, Chairman - NorthernVirginiaGOP.com * * * September 2016
An e-mail & fax newsletter for GOP Activists
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THIS ISSUE'S HEADLINES
* CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - 20th Annual NOVA GOP PAC Monday Night Football Fundraiser - September 12th
* NorthernVirginiaGOP.com TV - 40+ cable systems serving 1,000,000+ homes!
* Mark Your Calendars Now - Upcoming GOP events - (for an almost daily update of this events list, bookmark and go to www.northernvirginiagop.com)
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Football is Here - 20th Annual NOVA GOP PAC
Monday Night Football Fundraiser

* CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - FOOTBALL IS COMING - Please join us for the 20th Annual NOVA GOP PAC Monday Night Football Fundraiser on September 12, 2016 at 7 PM at The Front Page - Arlington, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. It's a way to help us raise crucial funds for our efforts and watch the Redskins vs. the Steelers with GOP friends! We'll be sending out invitations, and they won't be complete without your name on the top as a Host Committee supporter. Host Committee levels include: Sponsor-$100, Patron-$250, Benefactor-$500, Co-Host-$1,000. Tickets are only $20! Please sign up today, by donating online at https://www.campaigncontribution.com/contribution.asp?id=1556&jid= or mailing a check to NOVA GOP PAC, 13680 Bent Tree Circle, #403, Centreville, VA 20121. For more information, call (703) 502-0161.

Yours for Republican (and ANTI-TAX!) Victory,
James Parmelee - President - Republicans United for Tax Relief
Chairman - NorthernVirginiaGOP.com-The NOVA GOP PAC

* LOCAL CONSERVATIVE TV! - NOVA GOP TV is hosted by James Parmelee on 40+ cable systems including… ALEXANDRIA: Comcast-Ch.69 every Sun.@8:30 PM. ARLINGTON: Comcast-Ch.69 & Verizon-Ch.38 every Mon.@11 AM & Tue.@7:30 PM. Also on Verizon-Ch.10 every Mon.@12 AM, Tue.@11:30 AM & Thurs.@7 PM. FAIRFAX CITY: Cox-Ch.10, Cox-Ch.810 & Verizon-Ch.10 every Mon.@12 AM, Tue.@11:30 AM & Thurs.@7 PM. FAIRFAX COUNTY: Cox-Ch.10, Cox-Ch.810 & Verizon-Ch.10 every Mon.@12 AM, Tue.@11:30 AM & Thurs.@7 PM. FALLS CHURCH: Cox-Ch.11, RCN-Ch.2 & Verizon-Ch.35 every Sun.@9:30 AM, Tue.@11:30 AM & Wed.@4:30 PM. Also on Cox-Ch.10, Cox-Ch.810 & Verizon-Ch.10 every Mon.@12 AM, Tue.@11:30 AM & Thurs.@7 PM. FREDERICKSBURG, STAFFORD & SPOTSYLVANIA: Cox-Ch. 25 & Verizon-Ch.43, times rotate. LEESBURG & LOUDOUN: Verizon-Ch.10 every Mon.@12 AM, Tue.@11:30 AM & Thurs.@7 PM. PRINCE WILLIAM, MANASSAS & MANASSAS PARK: Comcast-Ch.2 every Mon.@7 PM. Also on Verizon-Ch.10 every Mon.@12 AM, Tue.@11:30 AM & Thurs.@7 PM. RESTON: Comcast-Ch.28 every Sat.@Noon & Mon.@7 PM. Also on Comcast-Ch.10 & Verizon-Ch.10 every Mon.@12 AM, Tue.@11:30 AM & Thurs.@7 PM. WASHINGTON DC: Comcast-Ch.95, RCN-Ch.10 & Verizon-Ch.10, times rotate. RICHMOND, CHESTERFIELD, HENRICO, HANOVER, ASHLAND, GOOCHLAND, POWHATAN & LOUISA: Comcast-Ch.95 & Verizon-Ch.36 (Comcast-Ch.17 & Verizon-Ch.27 in Chesterfield), times rotate on these 8 systems. ONLINE STREAMING: Every Mon.@11 AM & Tue.@7:30 PM at www.arlingtonmedia.org/programming/live-stream and times rotate at www.dctv.org/Live (schedule at  www.dctv.org/Schedule). Times & stations subject to change. For more information on NOVA GOP TV, call (703) 502-0161.


GOP CALENDAR (for more events go to www.NorthernVirginiaGOP.com)

Do you know of an event our 30,000+ subscribers should know about? Let us know at (703) 502-0161 or JTParmelee@aol.com. NOTE: Some event details may change after publication, so we recommend you check www.NorthernVirginiaGOP.com before attending.

8/25 - Manassas City GOP Committee Meeting - 7:30 PM, Manassas City Council Chambers, Manassas City Hall, 9027 Center Street, Manassas. Call: (703) 220-4947.

9/1 - Alexandria GOP Committee Meeting - 7:30 PM, Minnie Howard School, 3801 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Call: (571) 281-7042.

9/3 - "Road to Richmond" Political Roundtable - 10:30-11:30 AM, NOVA GOP PAC Chairman James Parmelee debates Dems live on Fairfax Cox Cable Channel 10. Also airs tape delayed on other stations across NOVA.

9/3 - NOVA GOP TV Taping - for more information, call (703) 502-0161.

9/6 - Arlington Civic Federation Candidates Night Debate - 7:30-9:30 PM, Virginia Hospital Center, 1701 N. George Mason Drive, Arlington. Call: (703) 685-2488.

9/9 - Commonwealth Republican Women's Club Steel Magnolias Fundraiser - 7 PM Reception, 8 PM Curtain Call, The Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe Street, Alexandria. Champagne/Dessert Intermission. $40. Call: (410) 991-9896.

9/10 - Liberty Farm Festival - Fall Harvest Political Palooza - 2-6 PM, Historic Liberty Farm, 1037 Gap Run Road, Paris. Call: (703) 425-8534.

9/10-9/11 - Burke Centre Festival - Burke Centre Conservancy Festival Grounds, 6060 Burke Centre Parkway. Volunteers needed at the GOP booth. Call: (703) 766-4GOP.

9/12 - Let's Grow, Virginia! PAC Fundraiser w/Governor Scott Walker and Ed Gillespie - 7-8:30 PM, 6910 Bonheim Court, McLean. $250. Call: (202) 246-7662.

9/12 - 20th Annual NOVA GOP PAC Monday Night Football Fundraiser - 7 PM, The Front Page - Arlington, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. $20. Call: (703) 502-0161.

9/15 - Bull Run Republican Women's Club Meeting - Call: (703) 975-2356

9/15 - Fairfax City GOP Committee Meeting - Fairfax.

9/15 - Liberty Republican Women's Club Meeting w/Tim Hannigan, Editor in Chief, Fairfax Free Citizen - 7 PM, Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly.

9/16 - Spotsylvania County GOP Committee Casino Night Fundraiser - 7-10:30 PM, Spotsylvania.

9/17 - Haymarket Day - Volunteers needed for the Prince William County GOP. Call: (703) 680-7388.

9/20 - Senator John McCain's (R-AZ) Fundraiser - 6:30 PM, 6703 Wemberly Way, McLean. $2,700. Call: (703) 201-7776.

9/21 - Republican Women of Clifton Meeting - 7-9 PM, Fairview Elementary School, 5815 Ox Road, Fairfax Station.

9/21 - Arlington County GOP Committee Meeting - 7:30 PM, NRECA Center, 4301 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Call: (703) 685-2488.

9/22 - Manassas City GOP Committee Meeting - 7:30 PM, Manassas City Council Chambers, Manassas City Hall, 9027 Center Street, Manassas. Call: (703) 220-4947.

9/23 - Arlington Republican Women's Club Fundraiser - 6 PM, NRECA, 4301 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington.

9/26 - Presidential Debate - Wright State University, Dayton, OH.

10/1 - "Road to Richmond" Political Roundtable - 10:30-11:30 AM, NOVA GOP PAC Chairman James Parmelee debates Dems live on Fairfax Cox Cable Channel 10. Also airs tape delayed on other stations across NOVA.

10/1 - NOVA GOP TV Taping - for more information, call (703) 502-0161.

10/4 - Vice Presidential Debate - Longwood University, Farmville, VA.

10/6 - Liberty Republican Women's Club Meeting w/Fairfax County Clerk of Court John Frey and Attorney General Candidates Rob Bell, John Adams & Chuck Smith - Co-sponsored with the George Mason Republican Women's Club - 7 PM, Fairfax City Fire Station, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax.
 
10/6 - Alexandria GOP Committee Meeting - 7:30 PM, Minnie Howard School, 3801 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Call: (571) 281-7042.

10/9 - Presidential Debate - Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

10/19 - Presidential Debate - University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV.

10/19 - Republican Women of Clifton Meeting - 7-9 PM, Fairview Elementary School, 5815 Ox Road, Fairfax Station.

10/20 - Bull Run Republican Women's Club Meeting - Call: (703) 975-2356

10/20 - Fairfax City GOP Committee Meeting - Fairfax.

10/22 - Annandale Fall Festival Parade - to march in the parade with the GOP float, call (703) 766-4467.

10/26 - 70th Annual Vienna Halloween Parade - Marching w/GOP local candidates & more - Call: (703) 766-4GOP.

10/31 - Leesburg Halloween Parade - Marching w/GOP local candidates & more - Ida Lee Park. Call: (703) 627-LCRC.

11/3 - Alexandria GOP Committee Meeting - 7:30 PM, Minnie Howard School, 3801 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Call: (571) 281-7042.

11/5 - "Road to Richmond" Political Roundtable - 10:30-11:30 AM, NOVA GOP PAC Chairman James Parmelee debates Dems live on Fairfax Cox Cable Channel 10. Also airs tape delayed on other stations across NOVA.

11/5 - NOVA GOP TV Taping - for more information, call (703) 502-0161.

11/8 - Election Day - 6 AM-7 PM, Please don't forget to vote!

11/16 - Republican Women of Clifton Meeting - 7-9 PM, Fairview Elementary School, 5815 Ox Road, Fairfax Station.

11/16 - Arlington County GOP Committee Meeting - 7:30 PM, NRECA Center, 4301 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Call: (703) 685-2488.

11/17 - Bull Run Republican Women's Club Meeting - Call: (703) 975-2356

11/17 - Fairfax City GOP Committee Meeting - Fairfax.

11/17 - Liberty Republican Women's Club Meeting - 7 PM, Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly.

12/TBA - Christmas and Holiday Parties - For an updated list of parties, please see our online calendar at www.northernvirginiagop.com.

12/1 - Alexandria GOP Committee Meeting - 7:30 PM, Minnie Howard School, 3801 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Call: (571) 281-7042.

12/3 - "Road to Richmond" Political Roundtable - 10:30-11:30 AM, NOVA GOP PAC Chairman James Parmelee debates Dems live on Fairfax Cox Cable Channel 10. Also airs tape delayed on other stations across NOVA.

12/3 - NOVA GOP TV Taping - for more information, call (703) 502-0161.

12/15 - Fairfax City GOP Committee Meeting - Fairfax.

12/15 - Liberty Republican Women's Club Meeting w/a representative from Fisher House - 7 PM, Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly.

1/11 - Virginia General Assembly Convenes - Richmond.

2/20 - Alexandria George Washington Birthday Parade - 1-3 PM, to march with the Alexandria GOP, please meet at Noon at the staging area, for details please call (703) 823-1801.

2/22-2/25 - 44th Annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) - Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. Call: (202) 347-9388.

3/4 - Alexandria St. Patrick's Day Parade - Noon-2 PM, to march with the Alexandria GOP, please meet at Noon at the staging area, for details please call (703) 823-1801.

5/2 - Election Day for City and Town Offices - To help the GOP, call (804) 780-0111.

5/6 - 17th Annual NOVA GOP PAC Kentucky Derby Day Fundraiser - Call: (703) 502-0161.

5/20 - McLean Day - 11 AM-5 PM, Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Volunteers needed for the GOP booth.

7/4 - Independence Day - Daytime Parades & Evening Fireworks - Many campaigns will be looking for volunteers to hand out literature, participate in floats, etc. For details, call your local campaigns and/or check out our updated list at www.NorthernVirginiaGOP.com.

7/4 - Leesburg Independence Day Parade - Marching w/local candidates & more - 9 AM (parade at 10 AM), Ida Lee Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Drive, Leesburg. Call: (703) 627-LCRC.

7/4 - Dale City Independence Day Parade - Marching w/local candidates & more - 9 AM (parade at 10 AM), Dale City Boys & Girls Club, 5070 Dale Boulevard, Dale City. Call: (703) 680-7388.

7/4 - Fairfax City Independence Day Parade - Marching w/local candidates & more - 9:30 AM (parade at 10 AM), Massey Building. Call: (703) 352-1337.

7/4 - The Leadership Institute's Conservative Soirée - Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville. Call: (703) 247-2000.

7/8 - USA & Alexandria Birthday Celebration - 7 PM (fireworks 9:30 PM), Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison Street, Alexandria. To volunteer at the Alexandria GOP booth, call (571) 969-4467.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

McAuliffe Throws a Tantrum

Rob Bell for Attorney General

Dear Robert,

On Monday, Governor McAuliffe lashed out at the Supreme Court for daring to rule in our lawsuit that his executive order on felons was unconstitutional. McAuliffe called the Court "scared" and complained that "they don't even talk about my authority."

These remarks prompted a media firestorm. Calling it a tantrum, a Virginian-Pilot columnist wrote: "Instead of insulting the justices who ruled against him and trivializing their decision, McAuliffe should apologize to Virginians for trampling on their constitution and vow not to do it again."

The Richmond Times-Dispatch stated McAuliffe was "climbing once again into his high chair to bang his spoon and bawl." The paper helpfully noted that the Court did talk about the Governor's authority starting on page 14 of the decision and continuing on for another 16 pages -- "You just have to read the opinion."  A columnist added that Gov. Terry McAuliffe "isn't letting the facts get in the way of a rant."

McAuliffe is wrong and he knows it.  Once we filed suit, the Court ruled his executive order was unconstitutional because it did in fact exceed his power under the Constitution. As the court wrote, "Although the Governor is entitled to champion his views, he cannot do so in contravention of law." 

Enough is enough! We'll continue to review McAuliffe's actions, but you can tell McAuliffe to stop complaining and to follow the Constitution. E-mail McAuliffe here

Sincerely,

Rob Bell
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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Civil Asset Forfeiture's Latest Victims

     
 
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FreedomWorks Foundation Drives More Than 21,000 Responses on New Rules Proposed by the Department of Education

FreedomWorks Foundation drove more than 21,000 responses against new rules proposed by the U.S. Department of Education that would implement parts of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that was passed by Congress in December 2015 and signed into law by President Barack Obama. The comment period for the proposed rules ended on Monday, August 1.

State education officials have decried the proposed rules as overly prescriptive. As noted in multiple hearings conducted by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the proposed rules leave a loophole open that could allow the federal government to resume trying to impose Common Core on the states contrary to the intent of the ESSA.

“The response from our activists shows that the American people are ready and willing to hold federal regulators accountable. Through the tools provided by FreedomWorks Foundation, our grassroots activists have made clear that these regulations seeking to circumvent federal law are unacceptable,” said Ken Cuccinelli, general counsel of FreedomWorks Foundation’s Regulatory Action Center. “The Department of Education should take the hint and leave control of education decisions with the states.” Read more here...

FreedomWorks' Book Club Spotlight: "Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document"

In Our Lost Constitution, Senator Mike Lee tells the dramatic, little-known stories behind six of the Constitution’s most indispensable provisions. He shows their rise. He shows their fall. And he makes vividly clear how nearly every abuse of federal power today is rooted in neglect of this Lost Constitution. Get your copy here...

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Wrong on Infrastructure Spending

- by FreedomWorks Senior Economic Contributor Stephen Moore via The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump don’t agree on much of anything, but there is one area where they have a meeting of the minds: they both want to spend way more on public works programs. Hillary Clinton says that her primary jobs stimulus will be a massive $275 billion-plus infrastructure spending binge. Donald Trump one-upped Hillary last week promising to spend twice that amount. He says the money is necessary because of crumbling roads and “bridges that are falling down.”

It’s a rare source of agreement, so wouldn’t you know it: they’re both wrong.

If our infrastructure is crumbling, it surely isn’t because the federal government is spending too little money. Public works projects were supposed to be the centerpiece of the Obama $830 billion stimulus bill. We were promised “shovel-ready” jobs. Remember that? But job growth has remained abysmal for seven years. So what happened to all that money? No one in Washington wants to ask or answer. Read more here...

Civil Asset Forfeiture Leaves Bronx Family Facing Eviction

- via Reason

A Bronx family is facing eviction after the New York City Police Department raided their apartment and seized more than $2,000 in cash they were saving for rent, The Village Voice reported Tuesday.

NYPD officers burst into an apartment on May 16, looking for a parolee who was a friend of one of the residents. They found and arrested their man, but after the arrest, the officers began searching the rest of the apartment. Read more here...

Return of the Death Spiral: ObamaCare Faces 'Meltdown' in 2017

- via Breitbart

Whoever wins the White House in 2016 will have the pleasure of dealing with an ObamaCare crisis that The Hill describes as an impending “meltdown,” although we already had a perfectly good name for it: the ObamaCare Death Spiral.

The fourth ObamaCare signup period begins about one week before Election Day, and it will end about one week before inauguration on Jan. 20. After mounting complaints from big insurers about losing money this year, the results could serve as a kind of judgment day for ObamaCare, experts say.  Read more here...

Lesson of the Week
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The justice system shows little distinction between juvenile offenders and adults, but there are unique challenges we face when dealing with the young. A youthful indiscretion can lead to a criminal conviction that separates a child from his parents and permanently cripples his chances of becoming a productive member of society. Watch it here...

Illegal Federal Endangered Species Regulation Actually Harms Endangered Species

- by Kenny Stein

Last week, the Washington Cattlemen’s Association, with the support of the Pacific Legal Foundation, submitted a petition to the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) challenging a regulation from that agency which rewrote the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Instead of reserving the most stringent restrictions for species most at risk of extinction like Congress intended when they passed the law, this FWS regulation imposes the most stringent restrictions on lesser threatened species. Besides being illegal, this regulation is counterproductive. By imposing draconian restrictions on all ESA species, the FWS actually removes any incentive for landowners to conserve species. A regulation that is not authorized by law and actually contradicts the goals of the law authorizing it? That’s logic only a regulator can understand.

The ESA, passed in 1973, established two categories for species considered at risk of extinction. “Endangered” means the species is at imminent risk of extinction. The lesser designation of “threatened” means a species is likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future. Congress prescribed drastic restrictions in the case of species listed as endangered, banning any “taking” of an endangered species. “Take” is defined extremely broadly, including not just harming or killing a member of the species, but also including any harm to its habitat. For species that are merely threatened, however, this severe restriction was not supposed to apply. Read more here...

A Majority of Illinois Voters Support Justice Reform

- by Christina Delgado

A recent poll by the Illinois Policy Institute indicated that registered voters in Illinois favor criminal justice reform efforts. It additionally noted that voters would support candidates who promote reform as well.

Illinois has a recent history of justice reform endeavors and a Republican governor who has made reform a priority. In February 2015, Governor Rauner formed the bipartisan Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform to analyze problems within the state’s justice system and propose reforms. Furthermore, two state House Republicans led successful efforts last year to implement justice reform in the state of Illinois. Former state representative John Anthony and Rep. John Cabello (R-Machesney Park) introduced house bills 3884 and 3149, respectively. Read more here...

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FreedomWorks Foundation Drives More Than 21,000 Responses on New Rules Proposed by the Department of Education

FreedomWorks Foundation drove more than 21,000 responses against new rules proposed by the U.S. Department of Education that would implement parts of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that was passed by Congress in December 2015 and signed into law by President Barack Obama. The comment period for the proposed rules ended on Monday, August 1.

State education officials have decried the proposed rules as overly prescriptive. As noted in multiple hearings conducted by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the proposed rules leave a loophole open that could allow the federal government to resume trying to impose Common Core on the states contrary to the intent of the ESSA.

“The response from our activists shows that the American people are ready and willing to hold federal regulators accountable. Through the tools provided by FreedomWorks Foundation, our grassroots activists have made clear that these regulations seeking to circumvent federal law are unacceptable,” said Ken Cuccinelli, general counsel of FreedomWorks Foundation’s Regulatory Action Center. “The Department of Education should take the hint and leave control of education decisions with the states.” Read more here...

FreedomWorks' Book Club Spotlight: "Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document"

In Our Lost Constitution, Senator Mike Lee tells the dramatic, little-known stories behind six of the Constitution’s most indispensable provisions. He shows their rise. He shows their fall. And he makes vividly clear how nearly every abuse of federal power today is rooted in neglect of this Lost Constitution. Get your copy here...

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Wrong on Infrastructure Spending

- by FreedomWorks Senior Economic Contributor Stephen Moore via The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump don’t agree on much of anything, but there is one area where they have a meeting of the minds: they both want to spend way more on public works programs. Hillary Clinton says that her primary jobs stimulus will be a massive $275 billion-plus infrastructure spending binge. Donald Trump one-upped Hillary last week promising to spend twice that amount. He says the money is necessary because of crumbling roads and “bridges that are falling down.”

It’s a rare source of agreement, so wouldn’t you know it: they’re both wrong.

If our infrastructure is crumbling, it surely isn’t because the federal government is spending too little money. Public works projects were supposed to be the centerpiece of the Obama $830 billion stimulus bill. We were promised “shovel-ready” jobs. Remember that? But job growth has remained abysmal for seven years. So what happened to all that money? No one in Washington wants to ask or answer. Read more here...

Civil Asset Forfeiture Leaves Bronx Family Facing Eviction

- via Reason

A Bronx family is facing eviction after the New York City Police Department raided their apartment and seized more than $2,000 in cash they were saving for rent, The Village Voice reported Tuesday.

NYPD officers burst into an apartment on May 16, looking for a parolee who was a friend of one of the residents. They found and arrested their man, but after the arrest, the officers began searching the rest of the apartment. Read more here...

Return of the Death Spiral: ObamaCare Faces 'Meltdown' in 2017

- via Breitbart

Whoever wins the White House in 2016 will have the pleasure of dealing with an ObamaCare crisis that The Hill describes as an impending “meltdown,” although we already had a perfectly good name for it: the ObamaCare Death Spiral.

The fourth ObamaCare signup period begins about one week before Election Day, and it will end about one week before inauguration on Jan. 20. After mounting complaints from big insurers about losing money this year, the results could serve as a kind of judgment day for ObamaCare, experts say.  Read more here...

Lesson of the Week
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The justice system shows little distinction between juvenile offenders and adults, but there are unique challenges we face when dealing with the young. A youthful indiscretion can lead to a criminal conviction that separates a child from his parents and permanently cripples his chances of becoming a productive member of society. Watch it here...

Illegal Federal Endangered Species Regulation Actually Harms Endangered Species

- by Kenny Stein

Last week, the Washington Cattlemen’s Association, with the support of the Pacific Legal Foundation, submitted a petition to the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) challenging a regulation from that agency which rewrote the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Instead of reserving the most stringent restrictions for species most at risk of extinction like Congress intended when they passed the law, this FWS regulation imposes the most stringent restrictions on lesser threatened species. Besides being illegal, this regulation is counterproductive. By imposing draconian restrictions on all ESA species, the FWS actually removes any incentive for landowners to conserve species. A regulation that is not authorized by law and actually contradicts the goals of the law authorizing it? That’s logic only a regulator can understand.

The ESA, passed in 1973, established two categories for species considered at risk of extinction. “Endangered” means the species is at imminent risk of extinction. The lesser designation of “threatened” means a species is likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future. Congress prescribed drastic restrictions in the case of species listed as endangered, banning any “taking” of an endangered species. “Take” is defined extremely broadly, including not just harming or killing a member of the species, but also including any harm to its habitat. For species that are merely threatened, however, this severe restriction was not supposed to apply. Read more here...

A Majority of Illinois Voters Support Justice Reform

- by Christina Delgado

A recent poll by the Illinois Policy Institute indicated that registered voters in Illinois favor criminal justice reform efforts. It additionally noted that voters would support candidates who promote reform as well.

Illinois has a recent history of justice reform endeavors and a Republican governor who has made reform a priority. In February 2015, Governor Rauner formed the bipartisan Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform to analyze problems within the state’s justice system and propose reforms. Furthermore, two state House Republicans led successful efforts last year to implement justice reform in the state of Illinois. Former state representative John Anthony and Rep. John Cabello (R-Machesney Park) introduced house bills 3884 and 3149, respectively. Read more here...

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