Howard County Republicans' Lincoln Day Dinner - November 16, 2023
Dinner is a Celebration of Women Trailblazers
Blanca Tapahuasco, an advocate for education and a member of the Baltimore City Republican Central Committee is being honored alongside other woman trailblazers including KJ McKenzie, a conservative commentator who also happens to be BCRCC's 1st Vice Chairwoman.
Our committee is proud to work alongside these inspirational women.
For tickets and information, see https://www.hcgop.org/event/lincoln-day-dinner-celebrating-women-trailblazers
THE BALTIMORE CITY REPUBLICAN PARTY STANDS WITH ISRAEL. WITH NO EQUIVOCATION. WE STAND FIRMLY WITH ISRAEL.
In the early morning hours of Saturday. October 7, 2023, the embers of the Holocaust were rekindled across Southern Israel. Alas, while those embers have never been wholly extinguished, and while Israel has had to resort to arms periodically since this young nation of survivors came into existence 75 years go, never has it been the victim of such abject barbarity. The horror being inflicted upon Israel by Hamas and Islamic Jihad from Gaza is beyond terrorism-- it is shear, wanton evil without historic parallel.
On consecutive beautiful weekends, the Baltimore City GOP made a strong appearance at two of Baltimore's best street fairs - the Pigtown Festival and the Fells Point Fun Festival. We met city council members, mayoral candidates from both sides, the acting police chief and many dozens of Baltimoreans interested in improving schools, improving safety, cutting taxes and generally improving the governance in the City of Baltimore.
BCRCC committee members supported the Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns' Tree of Life Gala and heard from 6x Pro Bowler, Superbowl champion Raven and 2022 MN Lt Gov Republican nominee Matt Birk. (also a Harvard graduate ranked the 6th smartest athlete by Sporting News) Matt entertained guests and shared his journey from football star to pro-life activist.
Founded in 1980, the Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns (CPC) is a local, non-political, non-denominational Christian ministry of hope and life. CPC a medical facility in downtown Baltimore offering pregnancy testing, viability sonograms, advocacy, and resources that support the choice for life.
The BCRCC met at Ropewalk for the 2nd Debate. During the event, we took our own straw poll asking each of the attendings to select their first and second choice. Despite skipping the debate, Donald Trump was chosen by 53%. Vivek Ramaswamy pulled in 19% of votes to Ron DeSantis's 15%. Nikki Haley, Chris Christie and Tim Scott each received about 5%. We will hold more straw polls at our festival booths. Keep checking back to see more results with different crowds. Immediately after the debate, Pop & Politics held their podcast and hot take.
POP & POLITICS WILL BE BROADCASTING LIVE FROM ROPEWALK TAVERN IN FEDERAL HILL FOR THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE!!! COME MEET THE FEARLESS, FEISTY, AND FETCHING LADIES OF POP & POLITICS AND THEIR WINNINGEST PRODUCER!
No tickets (it's a bar), but register at EventBright so we let Ropewalk know how many are coming.
The Hopkins Women's Republican Club Cordially invites you to its
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 12:30 pm
Featuring: KATHLEEN SMERO, 2nd Vice Chair, Maryland Republican Party
"An Update on the Maryland Republican Party"
See the attached flyer (click on Read more below) for information.
Our September newsletter just went live! Check it out for more news, ways to volunteer, information about city politics and some deadlines if you're considering running for office.
FOUR MONTHS UNTIL THE 2024 ELECTION SEASON KICKS OFF
The central committee met on Aug 17. We received a delegation from the Baltimore City Board of Elections who asked for help in 2 ways. First to encourage Baltimoreans to register to vote. Second, a number of paid Election Judge positions must be filled each election, and we were asked to encourage or members and friends to consider this important role.
As the Fall neighborhood festival season warms up, the BCRCC made plans to host a booth at several. Look for us at:
- The Fells Point Festival
- Pigtown Festival
- The Maryland State Fair
We discussed the numerous open positions on city boards and commissions. There are over 100 city boards that set policy for all aspects of city life. Volunteering on these boards can be a way for residents to show their love for Baltimore and improve the quality of life for everyone. Find out more and register interest on the city's Boards and Commissions website (https://mayor.baltimorecity.gov/boards-and-commissions).
The committee held a spirited discussion about BCRCC's city platform addressing JOBS, CRIME and EDUCATION.
After adjournment, members and guests enjoyed dinner, more discussion and fellowship.