R3publican: Oklahoma Republican State Convention Highlight – Abolition of Abortion in Oklahoma Resolution

Abolition of Abortion in Oklahoma Resolution 

 

WHEREAS, We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness;

WHEREAS, The Oklahoma Republican Party Platform states: “God is the Author and Creator of life and that all human life, both born and unborn, should be protected.” (Republican Principles) ; and it later states: “We believe that at the point of conception, a person is granted the rights guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution.”    -(B. Right-to-Life and Medical Ethics);

WHEREAS, Abortion is considered a crime under Oklahoma Statutes 21-861 and 21-862; and

WHEREAS, The 10th Amendment states that “[t]he powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.-”

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, The Oklahoma Republican Party calls upon the Oklahoma Legislature, Governor, and Attorney General to only support and enforce any and all federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, and court rulings which give an unborn child the right to life:.

RESOLVED, The Oklahoma Republican Party calls upon the Oklahoma Legislature to pass legislation and calls upon the Governor and Attorney General to enforce said legislation to completely abolish abortion in Oklahoma:.

RESOLVED, The State Party Chair and State Republican Executive Committee is directed to support the passage of legislation that protects ALL life of unborn children and to utilize reasonable Party resources necessary to promote such abolition legislation in the 2018 Oklahoma Legislative Session; and.

RESOLVED, A copy of this resolution shall be sent to the Governor, Attorney General, Oklahoma Senate Pro Tempore, Senate Floor Leader, Oklahoma House Speaker and House Floor Leader.

 

“Presented by: Andrew Lopez, Dee Dobson, Joe Palmer, Dave Spaulding, Amanda Teegarden, Gary Lanham, Wayne Hill and Kenny Bob Tapp”

Passed by the body of the Oklahoma Republican Party state convention May 6, 2017

R3publican: Oklahoma Republican State Convention Highlight – Abolition of Abortion in Oklahoma Resolution

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How We Treat People Really Does Matter

…Party Unity for Thee, but Not for Me

 
Unfortunately, the Washington County/District 1 leadership’s handling of an upcoming fundraiser in Dewey called me to point out that calls for “Party unity” must be consistent.  How we treat people matters – all of the time – not depending upon which faction is in or out of power. 
 
 
On Jul 19, 2015, at 5:26 PM, Sandra Crosnoe wrote:
When I first received the letter below from Suzanne Callihan on behalf of Grace Farmer, I was stunned at the many levels of poor protocol and bad behavior for unity of the party embedded.  So I called Randy Brogdon our recently elected State Republican Party Chair to see if he had even been invited to the event. The answer was no he had not.  So I proceeded to write a note to Grace and see if she would correct the problems.  Here is a copy of my note sent on July 16th:
Grace,
In reviewing the press release, I find myself mystified at the breach of protocol in excluding our new Republican Party State Chair as one of your special guest speakers. When I first read it I hoped that Randy had been invited but declined. Unfortunately, when I called him today, he reported that he was not invited.
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I would not like to think that Randy was purposefully excluded but it might very well be difficult for many people involved with the party to avoid drawing that conclusion, based on history. Considering that Party leadership should set an example and avoid all appearance of impropriety or personal conflicts of interest, it would seem that the obvious thing to do would be secure an appearance or attendance by Randy and send out an updated, corrected version of the release.
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I do hope to hear from you within a day or two about corrective action on this so that I don’t find myself in an awkward position when I update my network about upcoming events and can send the corrected version.  I would also hope that the revised version would be sent to everyone that the original was sent to as well.
 .

Regards,
Sandra Crosnoe
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cc:  Suzanne Callihan

No apology note or corrected email has gone out so far to my knowledge.  I understand that now Randy Brodgon has had a phone call or message from Grace inviting him to or letting him know about the event.  Time will tell if he will be given the respect due the office or even if he will be able to attend the event due to this late notice.
 
Meanwhile I am asking all my Washington County friends to make sure that whatever they are giving the local party for the event below, please take time to be a Minuteman for the State Party.  It is easy and you can donate monthly or annually here >>> or click on pic below.
 
OKGOP Minuteman

For Life and Liberty,

Sandra Crosnoe
PCT Chair Washington County
Alt National Delegate 2012

 

Begin forwarded message:
From: Suzanne Callihan <suzanne_callihan@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Washington County Republican Party Fundraiser 8/1 at Dewey Fairgrounds
Date: July 13, 2015 at 10:05:32 PM CDT
Reply-To: Suzanne Callihan <suzanne_callihan@sbcglobal.net>

 

 
Washington County Republican Party Holding a Fundraiser on August 1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 13, 2015
 
The Washington County Republican Party will be holding a fundraiser on August 1, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Dewey.  The casual BBQ dinner is open to the public, but attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets online ahead of the event.  Guest speakers include Bartlesville native and Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello and Oklahoma Republican Party State vice Chair, Estella Hernandez.  Special guest, Jim Bridenstine who represents Oklahoma’s First District will also be in attendance.
 
Mark Costello, a fourth generation Oklahoman was born in Bartlesville and was first elected as Labor Commissioner in 2010.  Before being elected to office, Mark founded several companies, creating hundreds of jobs within Oklahoma.   Since being elected, he has fought in finding efficiencies within the Labor Commissioners office, saving taxpayers well over a half a million dollars. 
 
Estela Hernandez has been married for 14 years and is the mother of 3 kids. Together, she and her husband own and operate a local construction company. She was elected Vice Chair of the Oklahoma Republican Party on April 11, 2015.  She is Chairman of the Community Engagement Committee for Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women.  She helped develop a successful community engagement program for OKC Republican Women’s Club and Oklahoma County GOP.  By attending monthly naturalization ceremonies, she is registering new citizens to vote and sharing with them the importance of civic engagement.  
 
The mission of the Washington County Republican Party is to continue growth of the GOP at the grassroots level within Washington County through voter registration; education and helping Republican candidates get elected to offices.
 
The Fundraiser is from 4pm to 6pm on August 1.  Tickets are $30 and sponsorships are available.  A live auction will be hosted by State National Committeeman Steve Fair.  All proceeds help support the Washington County GOP activities including local candidate’s elections. Tickets can be purchase online by going to https://washingtoncountygop.eventbrite.com or by searching Washington County at Eventbrite.com For more information, contact Grace Farmer at 918- 440-4405.

Washington County GOP Precinct Meetings set for January 31 / reset for Feb 7

Our Precinct meetings rescheduled for February 7th will be held at Arvest Bank, 4225 SE Adams RD in the Community Room at 7 p.m.  All registered Republicans are encouraged to attend.  Hopefully we will have better weather.

Thank you.
Grace Farmer
Chairman

(email update received via Suzanne Callihan on Feb 4th)
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Sample Resolutions to consider introducing are posted here.
Hope to see you there!

Blessings,
Sandie
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Washington County Republican Party Precinct Meetings have been cancelled for Monday January 31st. They will be rescheduled for Monday February 7th at 7:00 p.m.

If you live in another County please follow the link in the letter below to determine who to contact for more information.  Our state GOP website is here.
If you would like more information on some sample resolutions to consider introducing at your precinct meeting please visit Okgrassroots here.  Resolutions are downloadable on scribd here.
If you would like more information in how to get involved in the legislative process this session, please connect with OK-Safe here and make one of their upcoming training sessions if at all possible.
Sandra Crosnoe
Washington County GOP
Precinct Chair 28

Precinct Meeting and Elections 1-26-2011
“Organize the whole state, so that every Whig can be brought to the polls. Divide the country into small districts and appoint in each a committee. Make a perfect list of voters and ascertain with certainty for whom they will vote. Keep a constant watch on the doubtful voters and have them talked to by those in whom they have the most confidence…and on election day see that exactly every Whig is brought to the polls.” 


-Abraham Lincoln
Illinois State register
February 21, 1840

Oklahoma Republicans-

We can’t organize our state without first organizing our precincts. You have a chance to help in this effort on February 1st, when most counties in Oklahoma will hold precinct meetings for precinct elections.

We must build our Party block by block- and organizing our precincts is the way to do it.

One of the fundamental responsibilities of our Republican county leadership teams is organizing the precincts within their boundaries. We can raise all the money we want, but without the volunteers to make the phone calls and walk the neighborhoods it’s much harder to build a winning formula.

Every county is different- some counties have one location for their precinct elections, others meet in House Districts, and still others meet in individual homes throughout the county. Bottom line: you need to reach out to your county chairman today to figure out where and when your precinct election is. If you are having problems reaching your county chairman we need you to call the State HQ immediately.

We can’t micromanage your precincts, but when it comes to precinct elections and county conventions, we want to help if help is needed. So please, call your county chairman today (a list can be found here) and make plans to attend your precinct election.

We aren’t after Whigs, but Honest Abe had the right strategy 171 years ago. I’m asking for a few hours of your time to help keep this state moving in the right direction. As precinct chairman for Precinct 188, I will be there. Will you?

Matt Pinnell
Chairman of the OKGOP and Precinct 188

 


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Make plans to attend your precinct meetings today in whatever state you live in.  Know when they occur and be there!

Be salt and light in your county.

If you want some resolutions to take to your meeting here are some samples posted recently on OKGrassroots.  Start the discussion in your precinct and mobilize forces at your capitol during the legislative session with OK-Safe .

Note:  While most meetings will be on February 1st, the Washington County Meeting will be on January 31st.

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