Apr 162014
 

The discussion about Medicaid expansion is going into overdrive with the State budget becoming the center point of struggle in the General Assembly.  Now is the time to bring citizens together to become informed about Medicaid and the current state of flux in the General Assembly.

Town Hall with Delegates Steve Landes & Rob Bell
Monday, April 21st  6:30-8:30 PM

Albemarle County Office Building
Lane Auditorium 
401 McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA  22902

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Apr 082014
 

Greetings Everyone,

The 2014 Committee year is in full swing, and as the Committee’s new Chair I am anxious to get to work on making a strategic plan for the next two years. There is much to be done and as always we are going to need your help.  The new Executive Board will be voted on at the Official Business meeting to be held at the May 10th Breakfast.  Contact me if you are interested in working with or becoming a Candidate on the Executive Board.

I would like to thank John Dawson for his outstanding and dedicated work as ACRC Chair for the 2013 Election Cycle.  John’s expertise and common sense leadership were truly appreciated!!  THANK YOU, JOHN!!

Also, just a reminder to please join us at our monthly Breakfast this Saturday, April 12th.

Our Guest speaker will be Delegate Steve Landes. Delgate Landes will give us an update on the State Budget and Medicare Expansion battle in Richmond.

Cindi Burket

Chair, Albemarle GOP

 

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Apr 062014
 

The unfair distribution of opportunity is not an injustice that can be redressed simply by composing erudite paeans to free markets or social justice, even though politicians will try. The problem is far more complex than that.

A quick search for the word inequality in Google Trends reveals that the general public is starting to take a lot more interest in the concept. Monthly searches for the word inequality have more than doubled in the past year or so. (Odd trivia fact: Indiana is the state with the highest search interest in inequality, ahead of college liberal Massachusetts.)

Three reasons Inequality is important: (please be aware there are more reasons) Continue reading »

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Mar 192014
 
In accordance with our Pre-File Form and Mass Meeting Official Call – since all their criteria were met – there is NO MASS MEETING on MARCH 27.

All of you who duly filed and met all the criteria for members of ACRC, or for delegates of the District or state convention will be notified of your acceptance.

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Mar 172014
 

By George F. Will, washingtonpost.com

Someone who is determined to disbelieve something can manage to disregard an Everest of evidence for it. So Barack Obama will not temper his enthusiasm for increased equality with lucidity about the government’s role in exacerbating inequality.

In the movie “Animal House,” Otter, incensed by the expulsion of his fraternity, says: “I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture.” Such thinking gives us minimum-wage increases that do very little for very few. Meanwhile, there are farm bills, like the one Obama signed last month at Michigan State University.

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