Statement on the Illinois 9th District Republican Primary Race
The recent views expressed by a Republican candidate for Congress in the Illinois 9th District regarding God, homosexuals and gay marriage do not reflect those of the 44th Ward Republicans, our Committeeman or the Republican Party.
The 44th Ward is home to Chicago's gay community and it is the position of the 44th Ward Republicans that in a free society, our rights derive from our nature as human beings and can neither be granted nor taken away by government. For several years, gay rights activists have asserted the right to marry partners of the same sex, yet the regulation of marriage by the state government prevented them from doing so. Through activism, a gradual shift in public sentiment and an evolving political landscape, the Illinois legislature passed a gay marriage bill in 2013. Gay marriage is now the law in Illinois and out of respect for the principle that all people are created equal, the 44th Ward Republicans acknowledge that homosexuals who desire to be married now have equal protection under the law to do so.
Though we understand a candidates’ right to express her opinions under the first amendment of the constitution, we also recognize that this same amendment bars congress from establishing a religion. We regard any candidacy to represent the 9th District in Congress based on the principle that diseases and weather events are a result God’s judgment of individual social behavior to be misguided, ironic and well outside the views of mainstream voters. Legislating morality from a purely religious point of view is antithetical to the traditional conservative values of individual liberty, equal protection under the law and respect for the constitution. It is time for candidates representing the Republican Party to run on protecting the rights and liberties of all Americans and reject any platform of taking rights away.
Rather than demanding candidates resign, Republicans in the 9th District and throughout Illinois should regard the recent developments in this race as a sign that a new direction in the party is needed. It is time to imbue the Republican Party with values that will appeal to independents and enable Republicans to win in 2014. A platform based on the “freedom message” of standing up for individual liberty, free markets, respect for the Constitution, the rule of law, sound money, and a strong military defense coupled with a non-interventionist foreign policy is a vision for the future that reflects the greatness of America's past.
Committeeman Scott Davis
Saturday, October 20th , Republican Volunteers will drop door hangers in precincts throughout the 44th ward to get the word out about our National, State and Local Republican Candidates. These door hangers include information about Early Voting hours, polling locations, key dates & times and our slate of excellent Republican candidates. No Door Knocking Required! Just leave the door hanger on the knob and go!
If making calls, stuffing envelopes or knocking on doors isn't your thing, join us on Saturday, October 20th to help get the word out about our exceptional candidates running in the districts which make up the 44th Ward. No experience required. Ward Maps, walk lists and door hangers will be provided.
*** We plan to socialize at a few establishments in Wrigleyville once our precincts are completed!!! Don't miss out on this opportunity to have some fun and help the Republicans get out the vote in the 44th Ward! See You Saturday!
44th Ward Republican Committeeman
Meetup Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Dunkin Donuts - 3200 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60657
RSVP on FaceBook Here
44th Ward Republican Door Hanger - November 6th, 2012 Election
Election Reminder: November 6th, 2012 is Election Day!
Attention Republicans of the 44th Ward! The 2012
Presidential Election is approaching quickly and this is a reminder to show
your support for our National, State and Local Republican Candidates by voting
on November 6th, 2012. In
this election, voters will elect President, Vice President, state and
federal lawmakers, county officials and judges.
Early Voting Begins October 22nd!
The Early Voting Location in the 44th Ward is Merlo Library, 644 W. Belmont Ave. Hours: Mon. thru Sat., 9 am-5 pm. A Government Issued Photo ID is Required.
Your Republican Candidates!
November 6th, 2012
(2) Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan for President and Vice President of the United States
(12) Dan Schmitt for U.S. Representative, 5th District
(12) Timothy C Wolfe for U.S. Representative, 9th District
WRITE IN: Scott Campbell for State Senator, 6th District (see instructions below)
WRITE IN: Frank Rowder for State Rep, 12th District (see instructions below)
(45) Carl Segvich for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner
(52) Lori S. Yokoyama for State’s Attorney
(54) Diane S. Shapiro for Clerk of the Circuit Court
(56) Sherri Griffith for Recorder of Deeds
WRITE IN Instructions
On a paper ballot:
In single-vote races, no other votes can be cast in a race where a write-in vote was cast. In multiple-vote races, a voter may cast one or more votes for write-in candidates, but is limited to the number of votes allowed in a given race.
On a touch screen:
Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
Republican Committeeman Scott Davis has recruited enough Republican Election Judge candidates to fill 100% of the available spots in the 44th Ward for the upcoming November 6th election. Voters will elect President and Vice President, state and federal lawmakers, county officials and judges on November 6th, 2012.
With the help of Chicago GOP Chairman Adam Robinson, Cook County GOP Chairman Aaron Del Mar, the Chicago Board of Elections and Chicago GOP volunteers, the 44th Ward is one of the first in the city to achieve the goal of filling 100% of available Republican Election Judge spots with solid Republican voters from the 44th Ward community. Election Judge Candidates will now be scheduled for training by the Chicago Board of Elections and will soon receive a letter in the mail with further details and instructions.
As a reminder, here is a list of important information and dates for the November 6th Election:
A message from Chicago GOP Chairman Adam Robinson -
I wanted to alert you to actions taken today by the Chicago Republican Party to hold Mayor Emanuel accountable for his lack of focus on what's most important to Chicagoans.
With a looming teachers strike and a terrible week in which nearly 100 people were wounded in violent crimes in our city, Emanuel still thinks the best use of his time and attention is to fly to Charlotte and give a speech at the DNC. We disagree.
This afternoon, we put out an official statement calling for Rahm to cancel his appearance and stay in Chicago where immediate leadership is needed on both of these issues. The release was picked up by the Associated Press, and Vice Chairman Chris Cleveland just wrapped an interview with CBS 2 Chicago, which will air at 10pm this evening.
Our full release can be found here.
We need your help to keep Emanuel focused on these twin crises facing Chicago. Rebroadcast our release, email friends, and post your own thoughts here and other sites online. It's shameful that our mayor chooses to vacate Chicago to give a speech while the immediate safety and education of Chicago's kids hang in the balance.
We'll remain vigilant on this issue until the mayor chooses to do the right thing.
Chicago Republican Party
Are you interested in becoming a Republican election judge in November? As Republican Committeeman for the 44th Ward it is my responsibility to ensure that Republican Election Judges are staffed at every precinct in the Ward on election day in order to ensure voter integrity. RIGHT NOW, the Chicago Board of Elections is taking applications for election judges to serve during the next TWO cycles: November 2012 – March 2014.
If you are interested in serving as a Republican Election Judge, Please fill out this form and contact Committeeman Scott Davis ASAP for instructions on filing your application! A description of the job, requirements for becoming a judge, pay information ($170 for the day) and training details are available at the Chicago Board of Elections Website:
What are Judges of Election?
Judges of election are the officials who are responsible for the conduct of the election in the precinct polling place. The judges of election are the backbone of the electoral process. Their jobs are challenging, interesting and personally rewarding.
In each precinct, the judges share in responsibilities, duties and authorities that include:
Find out more information at The Chicago Board of Elections Website. OR contact Committeeman Davis at 773-857-1424.
The ChicagoGOP has been in the media over the past month. We've raised our visibility and gotten more coverage than we've had in many years.
When the Chick-fil-A issue hit, we decided that someone needed to speak out about Alderman Moreno's shameful, and illegal, conduct. As the opposition party, that "someone" needed to be us. And so it was. On July 26 we issued a press release saying that we planned to file a complaint with the Attorney General's office. The press responded immediately. We did an on-camera interview about it with ABC 7, and made the FoxNews.com homepage.
We called a press conference for 10:00 am on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, and got it into the AP Daybook. The calls started at 4:00 am. After a quick live interview on WGN 720, and another on the WLS Don & Roma show at 6:50 am, I headed to City Hall for an on-camera interview with CBS News.
We'd gotten permission to hold the press conference right in City Hall itself, second floor, right outside City Council chambers. (After all, the unions frequently use this location for press conferences; why shouldn't we?) A full spread of television cameras were there, including almost all the major television stations in Chicago and several radio stations.
Read More at ChicagoGOP.com