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WHAT IS THE TEA PARTY OF GILMER COUNTY AND WHAT IS ITS PURPOSE?:

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Next Meeting:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
6:30 -8:30

New Location:

1907 Restaurant
24 River Street
Ellijay, Georgia

 (formerly JJ’s on River Street)

(Very Informal Optional Buffet Dinner available starting at 6:30)

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TAKE NOTE!!!

THE ISSUES BELOW WILL AFFECT YOUR POCKETBOOK PERSONALLY!

Please try to attend AND bring a friend or neighbor.
We need as many people as possible to understand how these issues will affect every citizen of Gilmer County!

Meeting Agenda  & Speakers

LOCAL:   ELOST 

Explanation and Discussion by John Williamson. 

We have a Special Election coming up on March 17th.  This will be the only issue on the ballot – whether or not you want to vote back in the one percent sales tax for the School District.  Please come and share in the discussion and ask all of your questions.  This is really important to understand how this money will be used so you can decide whether to vote for or against.  John will share with you the proposed uses for this money.

STATE:  HB-170 – Transportation Funding Act of 2015. 

Explanation and Discussion by Charlie Paris,
Chairman – Gilmer County Board of Commissioners. 

This bill is so far reaching you just have to come to hear the facts.  There are some serious problems with our roads and bridges that have been neglected for years.  But does it need to be funded on the backs of the individual counties?  We need your input to help put together an alternative solution.  If we do nothing, the taxes on motor fuel and possibly home heating propane will go through the roof with NO cap.  It will SERIOUSLY affect your taxes in Gilmer County AND reduce the revenue required to run the County.  Speak now or forever hold your peace.  No matter which Tea Party group you belong to, please come and hear why no person that claims to be a member of a tea party or for that matter a resident of Gilmer County could possibly support this tax increase as it is currently written.  Everyone is welcome!

STATE:  HB-14 - Fiscal Accountability Act –

Explanation and Discussion by Joene DePlancke.

This is a two page bill that will take away the ability for any entity to apply for any grant or loan whatsoever from the Federal Government without applying through and getting approval from the General Assembly.  Come listen and participate in how this will affect you personally and Gilmer County in general.

NATIONAL:  NET NEUTRALITY of the INTERNET as deemed by the FCC. 

Explanation and Discussion by Dave Meadows. 

Have you heard of the latest law written by the FCC (not Congress)?  Probably not – as it is impossible to get a copy of this law.  Even members of Congress can’t get a copy prior to the enactment!

This will affect every single one of us that uses the internet.  The US Government will control all access in the United States, the speed, the price, and content.  They haven’t been able to stop the power of the TEA party so far, but without the internet the government will be able to control what is distributed when, to whom and by whom.

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TEA PARTY TEA PARTY OF GILMER COUNTY LUNCH MEETINGS:

The TEA Party of Gilmer County holds a “Lunch Bunch” meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 12 Noon at the El Rey Restaurant located off of Maddox Drive next to the McDonalds Restaurant.  All members of the TEA Party and the General Public are cordially invited to attend.  Topics of interest regarding the issues of our times are discussed and up to date information is provided.  Come and join us, have your lunch and get informed.

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Other Pressing Federal and State Issues:

There are a number of pressing issues on the State and Federal levels that are in need of attention by our State and Federal legislatures.

Legislative Action Alert - Support Georgia’s
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT.
Call or email your Georgia House member and Georgia State Senator.

Go to the State and Local Issues and Washington Report pages on this website for details.
Contact your State and Federal representatives accordingly.

Contact information for State Legislators

Contact Information for Federal Legislators

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New Editorial Page – Update November 11, 2014

 We have added a new Editorial Page to our web site in which comments and opinions regarding national, state and local issues will be posted.

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Contacts: Communications Directors

Frank Oglesby at oglesby(at sign)ellijay.com and Joene DePlancke, joene(at sign)ellijay.com  

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