Monday, May 22, 2017

Endorsement for VA Governor Candidate

Dear friends,

 

Several weeks ago I informed you of my intention to endorse a candidate for Governor of Virginia.

Today, I am ready to make that endorsement public.

Over the past few years I've gotten to know Ed Gillespie, met with him privately and had some heart to heart conversations. I believe Ed is a solid conservative, that his faith is sincere and his desire to serve is real. Ed is pro-life, believes in the Constitution and religious liberty, supports school choice for parents, opposes gun control, supports secure borders and believes that government should balance its budget just as you and I have to do.

Ed is working with every constituency in the Republican coalition - economic conservatives, social conservatives, Tea Party activists, evangelicals and members of the business community. He has also been reaching out to voters who are often ignored by Republican candidates. He has had several effective meetings with leaders and activists in the black community, and with other minority groups all over the Commonwealth. The response has been very encouraging. Ed is truly running a campaign for ALL VIRGINIANS. And he is focused on making this a better Commonwealth for ALL VIRGINIANS.

Ed is the best candidate to unify the diverse elements of the Republican Party and bring in new voters as well. He is the candidate with the best chance of performing well in Northern Virginia, Hampton Roads and other areas that are critical to a statewide victory in November. Remember, in 2014, even after being outspent 3-1, Ed won Loudoun County and Chesapeake City. Those are crucial localities in a statewide race. With his broad base of support, Ed can beat either Northam or Periello at fundraising and outdo them when it comes to mobilizing the grassroots to vote as well.

I have looked at this race every possible way, and I am thoroughly convinced that Ed Gillespie is by far the candidate with the best chance to bring home our first statewide victory since 2009. He came within a hair's breath of pulling it off in 2014 against the strongest Democrat in Virginia - Mark Warner. I believe that with our help, this time he will take it all the way.

The moment I began to contemplate an endorsement I knew that some people would be disappointed. Others would be thrilled. It would have been safer for me to stay out of it, but I could not do that. There is too much at stake. The failure to take back the Governor's office will have disastrous long term implications. It would allow "progressives" to become so entrenched in Virginia that it might take a generation to dislodge them. In the meantime, the Commonwealth and our citizens will suffer under the yoke of far left control of the most powerful office in our state. We must not let this happen.

We cannot afford to prolong the internal battle. The sooner we turn our attention to the general election, the better off our candidates are going to be. If my endorsement of Ed Gillespie hastens the end of the primary competition and helps galvanize Republicans to fall in behind him, I will consider it a service to the Commonwealth. I am urging all of my friends and supporters to start working for Ed, and on June 13, vote for Ed. That is what I am going to do.

It is going to take unity and discipline to win in November. We must all be pulling in the same direction. I suggest we start now by falling in behind Ed Gillespie.

As far as I am concerned, we have our ticket: Ed Gillespie for Governor, Jill Vogel for Lt. Governor and John Adams for Attorney General. Let's get behind them now, and defeat the Democrats.

 

God bless you, and may He bless our Commonwealth and give us victory in November.

 

 

For God & Country,

 

 

E. W. Jackson

E. W. Jackson 

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Newport News Now

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THURSDAY.MAY 18.2017

                                                                       

Hospitality Industry Employees Offered FREE Customer Service Training

Morning, afternoon, and evening sessions available on May 22

 
Free customer service training is being offered to hospitality industry employees on May 22 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton. The seminar is designed to provide training to hospitality workers who come in contact with visitors to the region’s attractions, hotels, restaurants, retail establishments, etc. The event is sponsored by the Newport News Tourism Development Office, Newport News Hospitality Association, Peninsula Council for Workforce Development, and the Hampton Convention and Visitor Bureau. Read more...

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Tidewater Genealogical Society Holds USS Monitor Lecture

Understanding the Monitor Boys presented by John V. Quarstein

 
In the last few years, interest in genealogy and family history has escalated. Newport News residents are fortunate to have a top notch genealogical association right in their back yard. The Tidewater Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and sustaining interest in genealogical affairs through education and research programs designed to assist members in their search for ancestors. The next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 20 at 10 a.m. at the 1884 Warwick Courthouse at 14415 Old Courthouse Way. John V. Quarstein, Director, USS Monitor Center, is presenting Understanding the Monitor Boys. The event is free and open to the public. Read more...

                                                                    

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Commuters to Detour Due to
Railroad Repairs


CSX Railroad has scheduled closures of various railroad crossings beginning Saturday, May 20 for the next several weeks. The closures are necessary to allow for repairs to be completed on the crossings. The closures require traffic to be rerouted, and signage will direct travelers to the detour routes. Each crossing is expected to be closed for two days. The length of closing is dependent upon weather or other unforeseen issues.

The crossings to be closed and the start dates of the closings are as follows:

  • Industrial Park – May 20

  • Harpersville Road – May 30

  • Elmhurst Street – June 5

  • Yorktown Road – June 5

                                                                    

Follow us on our social media pages @CityofNN or City of Newport News for more updates!

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Glenn Davis's Troubled Tax Hike History in Virginia

 
Americans for Tax Reform

Dear Robert,

In his bid for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor this year in Virginia, Delegate Glenn Davis has a history of supporting massive tax hikes and Big Government spending in the Commonwealth. 

Here are just a few of the billions of dollars in tax hikes he has supported in recent years:

  • Six Percent Sales Tax Increase Statewide;
  • Twenty Percent Sales Tax Increase in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads;
  • Gas Tax Increase;
  • New Internet Tax;
  • Real Estate and Property Tax Increase;
  • Hotel Tax Increase;
  • Car Titling Tax Increase;

But wait, there's more.

Delegate Glenn Davis led the fight for Obamacare expansion in Virginia. When his colleagues were rejecting the misguided expansion of Medicaid for able-bodied adults, Davis was penning op-eds arguing, "We take the money, or it goes someplace else." Yeah, to taxpayers where it belongs!

Click here to share this information with your friends, family, and neighbors.

Delegate Glenn Davis is not a mainstream fiscal conservative. He's out-of-touch with the real needs of taxpayers because he believes tax hikes and big spending are the solutions to a government run amuck.

Unlike the last Republican Lt. Governor of Virginia, Davis refuses to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a written commitment to you, Virginia voters, to oppose even more tax increases.

Can you trust him as the leader of the Virginia state Senate? On June 13th, you'll have the chance to decide.

Click here to ensure you're registered to vote.

On June 13th, vote NO on Glenn Davis for Lieutenant Governor. Taxpayers deserve better.

Onward,

Adam Radman
Grassroots Campaigns Manager

Americans for Tax Reform • 722 12th Street NW, Suite 400 • Washington, DC 20005
Office: 202-785-0266 • Fax: 202-785-0261 • friends@atr.org
Copyright (C) 2017 Americans for Tax Reform

 
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Glenn Davis's Troubled Tax Hike History in Virginia

 
Americans for Tax Reform

Dear Patriot,

In his bid for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor this year in Virginia, Delegate Glenn Davis has a history of supporting massive tax hikes and Big Government spending in the Commonwealth. 

Here are just a few of the billions of dollars in tax hikes he has supported in recent years:

  • Six Percent Sales Tax Increase Statewide;
  • Twenty Percent Sales Tax Increase in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads;
  • Gas Tax Increase;
  • New Internet Tax;
  • Real Estate and Property Tax Increase;
  • Hotel Tax Increase;
  • Car Titling Tax Increase;

But wait, there's more.

Delegate Glenn Davis led the fight for Obamacare expansion in Virginia. When his colleagues were rejecting the misguided expansion of Medicaid for able-bodied adults, Davis was penning op-eds arguing, "We take the money, or it goes someplace else." Yeah, to taxpayers where it belongs!

Click here to share this information with your friends, family, and neighbors.

Delegate Glenn Davis is not a mainstream fiscal conservative. He's out-of-touch with the real needs of taxpayers because he believes tax hikes and big spending are the solutions to a government run amuck.

Unlike the last Republican Lt. Governor of Virginia, Davis refuses to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a written commitment to you, Virginia voters, to oppose even more tax increases.

Can you trust him as the leader of the Virginia state Senate? On June 13th, you'll have the chance to decide.

Click here to ensure you're registered to vote.

On June 13th, vote NO on Glenn Davis for Lieutenant Governor. Taxpayers deserve better.

Onward,

Adam Radman
Grassroots Campaigns Manager

Americans for Tax Reform • 722 12th Street NW, Suite 400 • Washington, DC 20005
Office: 202-785-0266 • Fax: 202-785-0261 • friends@atr.org
Copyright (C) 2017 Americans for Tax Reform

 
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April Virginia Peninsula Car Club Council (VPCCC) Monthly Meeting, 4-26-2017, 7PM

Greetings Car Buffs!!  
 
Our February membership meeting is Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 7 PM.   The location is at our normal location at Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton III Building.  525 Butler Farm Rd., Hampton, Va., 23666   (Just past the college's main campus)

The meeting room is to the left of the Lobby, Room 717. Be sure to pass on to your family & friends and join us.  
 
We need YOU!!! to make our Council a continued success!!
  
Lots to discuss this week.  Be sure to bring your 2017 Dues (a bargain at $10).

We will discuss our upcoming events plus what other kind of ideas folks have for 2017

Doug Sample, VP
757-880-1660

Friday, April 14, 2017

New Meetup Group: Virginia House District #94

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