Volume XVIII, July 9th, 2020
You may have noticed that this month’s edition of the Partyline newsletter is coming out a little earlier than usual. That’s because I wanted to take this last opportunity to strongly urge everyone to vote in this Saturday’s Louisiana Presidential Preference Primary. Voting will take place at polling locations across the state from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Be sure to check out GeauxVote.com to verify your polling location.
This is a winner-take-all primary which will bind the entire RNC delegation to vote for President Trump at the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville this August. Yes, we all know who is going to win the Republican presidential primary in Louisiana, but it’s important that all voters registered as Republicans get out and vote to show our support for our President. The press takes notice of such things, and a poor turnout will make the news! Liberal-Progressive newspapers spin low turnout as a lack of enthusiasm for a candidate, when in fact there’s never been more enthusiasm for our President!
The country is more politically divided now than it has been since the late 1960s. That’s why America needs a President that believes in our country's future as well as its great past. Only President Trump has what it takes to defeat the radical left’s Socialists, Marxists, and Anarchists who are trying to destroy our country as we know it. We need him back for a second term, and we need your support on July 11th.
Lastly, please don’t forget that there are other races on the ballot, including our RPEC races, municipal races, and a special election for a representative for House District 54 in Jefferson and Lafourche Parishes. Please get out and vote this Saturday!
I very much look forward to seeing everyone in person at the August 8th meeting!
Louis Gurvich, Chairman
Republican Party of Louisiana
Next RSCC Meeting Scheduled for August 8th
The next RSCC meeting has been scheduled for 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 8th in Baton Rouge at the “new” state capitol in the House chamber. The LAGOP staff encourages RSCC members to make arrangments to attend or send a proxy. This is a very important election for a four-year term for the RNC offices of National Committeeman and National Committeewoman. If you are interested in running for either of these positions, please contact us at email@example.com. We also have much else to discuss, and the call to meeting will be sent out in the next several days, along with more information and discounted hotel rates for RSCC members.
Surgical masks, gloves, and disinfectants will be available at the door. Social distancing will be encouraged and required for the safety of all RSCC Members and LAGOP staff. Call the LAGOP for additional information, (225) 395-9527.
NOTE: All other party leadership elections will be held in early 2021.
Upcoming RSCC Elections Officially Scheduled For December 5th
The election of RSCC members has been officially scheduled for December 5th. If you are interested in running for an RSCC seat, the official qualifying dates will be from August 19th through August 21st. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NOTE: The Secretary of State's website now reflects this announcement: https://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/PublishedDocuments/ElectionsCalendar2020.pdf
RSCC To Keep Present Member Districts
You may have already heard the good news that our RSCC redistricting bills sailed through the legislature and replaced an archaic and wildly disproportional Democrat devised plan from the 1980s. The districting plan on the statute books (Louisiana Revised Statute 18:443.1) required the use of House districts for political parties with more than thirty percent of registered voters.
The now redrafted state statute imposed unconstitutional regulations on the LAGOP’s ability to govern itself and define its own RSCC member districts. This long-standing issue has now been resolved, and we are deeply grateful to Sen. Cathey, Rep. Amedee, the members of the House & Governmental Affairs Committee and the Senate & Governmental Affairs Committee, Senate President Page Cortez, House Speaker Clay Schexnayder, and Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin, for their help in getting these bills passed. Our RSCC elections can now proceed in our familiar districts.
LAGOP Just Keeps Getting Bigger and Bigger
The LAGOP currently counts about thirty-two percent of the registered voters in Louisiana among its approximately 949,000 members, a new record! We want to keep increasing our party registration at a fast pace, so make it a point to make a few calls every month to conservative-minded Democrats and Independents, and we’ll soon have our millionth member!