National Committeewoman’s March update

Republican National Committeewoman Update

Miriam Hellreich
3-6-17

Aloha Hawaii Republican Party Members,

HAWAII LOCAL SCENE

Our Hawaii Republican Party Caucuses continue to be held throughout our state to elect county, district, precinct officers , delegates and alternates to our Republican State Convention, which will be held at the Aqua Hotel in Kauai May 13th . The Convention will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday the 13th and will conclude by 5:00 p.m.  The election of officers to the Executive Committee, including the Party Chairman, and the debate of Party Rules Changes will occur on Saturday, May 13thWe urge all Republicans to contact your Precinct Chairman and ask to become a delegate or an alternate to the convention so that you can vote in these important elections. The only requirement is that you be a registered voter and have signed a Republican Party card, which can be done online at gophawaii.com. You will meet other like minded Republicans, make lifelong friends and you will learn how to organize  to help elect more Republicans to office.

We need your participation in our 2017 Republican State Convention, especially those who are new to our Party or may have come through the Trump Campaign.

Dates of County Conventions:

Once elected a delegate to the state convention, you become eligible to vote in your county conventions.

Maui County Convention
March 18, 2017
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM  (8:30am Registration)
Location: Maui Waena Intermediate School, 795 Onehee Street, Kahului
Contact: Lei Fagan – 808-280-4151

East Hawaii County Convention
Saturday  March 25, 2017
Time: 10;00 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Miss Lorraine Shin’s Home at 184 Pu’ueo St. Hilo
Contact: Lorraine Shin 864-3995

West Hawaii County Convention
April 1, 2017
Time:  12:00 Noon
Location: Waikoloa Community Park,
Corner of Puu Nui St. and Lanikial St.
Contact: David Ross – 808-345-8847

Kauai County Convention
April 8, 2017
Time: 12:00 Noon – 3:00 PM
Location: Lihue United Church, 4340 Nawiliwili Rd, Lihue
Food: Potluck
Contact: Steve Yoder – steve@gophawaii.com808-855-5503

Honolulu County Convention
Location: Koko Head Elementary, 189 Lunalilo Rd. Honolulu
Time: 6:15 PM – 8:30 PM (registration begins at 5:30 PM)
Contact: Larie Manutai larie@gophawaii.com – 726-5782

Congratulations to all who have been elected District Chairmen, County Chairmen and delegates and alternates to the Republican State Convention.  There are still vacancies for District Chairmen, Precinct Presidents, delegates and alternates.

NATIONAL SCENE:

Congratulations to President Donald Trump on his outstanding address to the Joint Session of Congress on February 28th!

Reactions to the Speech:

Republicans were exuberant leaving the House chamber Tuesday following President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress that called on bipartisan cooperation to achieve big things for the American people.

“I loved it,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told the Washington Examiner. “It was positive, uplifting. Just what we needed here.”

Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was all smiles crossing Statuary Hall on the way to his office just off the Capitol Rotunda.

“Home run,” he told the Washington Examiner, when asked about the speech.

As Republicans, we can be very proud of our President and the promises he is fulfilling.  The promises he made are directly related to the results of the RNC’s Post Mortem analysis done  after the 2012 elections. The  eleven principles listed below, guided our national party to become a 2016 Majority in the U.S. House, Senate, Governorships, Legislatures and the election of a Republican President and Vice President. Check them out to see how many have already been addressed in the first 45 days.

Principles for American Renewal

Constitution
Our Constitution should be preserved, valued and honored

Economy
We need to start growing America’s economy instead of Washington’s economy so that working Americans see better wages and more opportunity.

Budget
We need to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, make government more efficient, and leave the next generation with opportunity, not debt.

Healthcare
We need to start over with real healthcare reform that puts patients and their doctors in charge, not unelected bureaucrats in Washington.

Veterans
Our veterans have earned our respect and gratitude, and no veteran should have to wait in line for months or years just to see a doctor.
Security
Keeping America safe and strong requires a strong military, growing the economy, energy independence, and secure borders

Education
Every child should have an equal opportunity to get a great education; no parent should be forced to send their child to a failing school.

Poverty
The best anti-poverty program is a strong family and a good job, so our focus should be on getting people out of poverty by lifting up all people and helping them find work

Values
Our country should value the traditions of family, life, religious liberty and hard work.

Energy
We should make America energy independent by encouraging investment in domestic energy, lowering prices, and creating jobs at home.

Immigration

We need an immigration system that secures our borders, upholds the law, and boosts our economy

As we move toward the local Party elections and plan to become a true opposition Party, let’s not repeat past mistakes. Let’s remember the definition of “insanity” is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at 808 284 3235 or email me at mhellreich@gmail.com.

Thanks for your continued dedication to the principles of our Republican Party.

Aloha,

Miriam

Miriam Hellreich
National Committeewoman
Hawaii Republican Party