Oct 032014

Only 31 days left until the crucial November 4 election!  There is a lot going on: (click thru to each page for details)

  • Campaign Rally, Wednesday October 8: Hurt & Gillespie to attend
  • Campaign Updates
  • Monthly Breakfast
  • Absentee Voting: Don’t miss your chance to vote.
  • Republican Call To Action
  • Greene County GOP Pig Roast, 2014
  • Election Day Poll Watchers Needed: Set your own schedule, from 2 hours or more
 October 3, 2014
Oct 032014

If you will be out of town or will have difficulty getting to the polls on elections day you can vote early. Bring a current photo ID.

1. IN PERSON Early Voting:  This is the easiest way to be certain of voting and that your vote will count.  All you need to do is go to the County Office building on 5th Street extension (directions) and vote in person on the machine just like you would on election day.  Be certain to bring valid ID.  If you are anticipate travel out of county of election day (for work, vacation, shopping or any personal business or business reason) you are eligible for early voting (among other reasons, see here).
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 October 3, 2014
Oct 012014

I, Cindi Burket, Chairman of the Albemarle County Republican Committee,

Do call for a meeting of the County Committee’s Executive Board for Monday, October 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the ACRC Headquarters, 455 Albemarle Square, Charlottesville, Va.


A.     Approval Of Minutes of September’s Executive Board Meeting
B.    Treasurer’s Report
1.      2014 Budget
a.      Balances
b.     Current Expenditures
 C.    Executive Board
a.      Chair Report
b.     Vice Chair Reports
i.      Membership
ii.      Database
iii.      Issues
c.      Executive Director Report
 D.    Magisterial District Chair Reports
E.     Breakfast  Meeting (September 13, 2014)
a.       Speaker
b.     Other activities
F.     Committees Updates
a.      Financial
b.     Fund Raising
c.      Event
d.     Candidate Search
e.      Communications
f.        Call Initiative
G.     Other business
H.     Adjournment




 October 1, 2014
Sep 262014

In case you didn’t notice here is what happened on January 1, 2014 :

  1. Top Medicare tax went from 1.45% to 2.35%  
  2. Top Income tax bracket went from 35% to 39.6%  
  3. Top Income payroll tax went from 37.4% to 52.2% 
  4. Capital Gains tax went from 15% to 28%   
  5. Dividends tax went from 15% to 39.6%   
  6. Estate tax went from 0%to 55%
  7. More on Taxes Here


These taxes were all passed only with Democrat votes, no Republicans voted for these taxes.

These taxes were all passed under the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

Elections are coming! VOTE!

 September 26, 2014
Sep 232014
Louisiana Senator Elbert Guillory (R-Opelousas) explains why he recently switched from the Democrat Party to the Republican Party.
He discusses the history of the Republican Party, founded as an Abolitionist Movement in 1854. Guillory talks about how the welfare state is only a mechanism for politicians to control the black community.
 September 23, 2014
Sep 222014

ACRC member Terry Cooper, whose day job is as a Republican political consultant, will be teaching an OLLI course this fall on “Political Polarization:  Causes and Four Proposed Cures.”  It meets on three Thursdays (October 2, 9 and 16) from 10:00 to 11:30 A.M. at Meadows Presbyterian Church on Angus Road.

This will be a substantially updated version of the talk Terry gave at ACRWL’s “Hot Topics” in May.  It’s substantially updated because there have been a number of major developments since then.  To mention just two:

(1) The Pew Research Center has released two very significant studies on polarization and how many people are self-gerrymandering into echo chambers in which they hear only from think-alikes.  Further studies are expected to be released shortly.

(2) One of the four proposed cures, the “top-two” primary, is intended to give minority-party voters the maximum possible impact in districts that overwhelmingly favor the other party (think Republicans having an impact in Charlottesville).  The 2014 results of the primaries in two of the three states that have top-two primaries (California and Washington) are now in and the general-election campaigns there are underway.  Terry will discuss what’s happening there.

Registration is required.  You may register online by going to www.olliuva.org.


 September 22, 2014
Sep 222014

District Five will host it’s annual fundraiser.  Special guests include Congressman Robert Hurt, U.S. Senate Candidate Ed Gillespie and Bishop E.W. Jackson.  Enjoy delicious BBQ, Corn hole tournaments, music by George Caylor’s Old Time Band and a Live Auction.

Location:  Historical Oak Ridge Estate
                   2300 Oak Ridge Road
                   Arrington, Virginia
September 28, 2014  3:00pm – 7:00pm
$20 Individual
$30 per Couple
$10 Students with ID
Children 12 and under Free
 September 22, 2014
Sep 132014
The Albemarle GOP held it’s monthly breakfast meeting at the Doubletree Hotel.
The ACRC won the Disruptor Challenge for membership growth and was awarded a $1,500 prize.  Congressman Robert Hurt and Delegate Rob Bell spoke about the challenges facing Virgina and the nation.
Following breakfast, a crowd gathered at ACRC headquarters to celebrate the opening of the 2014 campaign office.


 September 13, 2014
Sep 122014

ACRC headquarters1

 September 12, 2014