Dec. 11, 2014 – Dr. David Laband, Chair of GA. Tech Economics Department

Dr. David Laband - Chair of GA Tech Economics Department

Dr. David Laband – Chair of GA Tech Economics Department

This Thursday, we will hear from the Chair of the Georgia Tech Economics Department, Dr. David Laband. A native Virginia, David N. Laband received his Ph.D. in Economics from Virginia Tech in 1981. He is the author of 9 books and over 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals. His research and teaching interests cover a wide range of topics related to economics and policy. Dr. Laband has been an occasional contributor to the Wall Street Journal and other major North American and regional newspapers. Prior to joining Georgia Tech’s School of Economics in 2012, he held faculty positions at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Clemson University, Salisbury State University, and Auburn University. He is married with 2 children.
Come join the discussion this Thursday evening at 7pm!

Meeting Info

Time: EVERY Thursday night, 7-9 pm
Location: 900 Roswell ST, Marietta, GA
(Roswell Street Baptist Church office building, east of the church campus, west of the Big Chicken)

Judicial Conversations Meeting (aka JudiCon)

The NEW Judicial Conversations group will give us a chance to learn about the Judicial Courts and process in Georgia, and meet with Judicial candidates. We will come to understand their background and credentials, their judicial philosophy, and have an exchange that allows us to share our political philosophy and ask questions.

Sheriff Neil Warren - Cobb County, GA

Sheriff Neil Warren – Cobb County, GA

On January 12th, our JudiCon speaker will be Cobb Sheriff Neil Warren. This will take place at The House of Lu Restaurant off Marietta Square. You may come at 6:30pm for food and fellowship, the program begins at 7:00pm.

Looking ahead, our speaker for February 9th will be Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens.

To find out how you can be a part of the Georgia Tea Party’s Judicial Conversations group, or if you’re a GTP volunteer that would like to be a part of future meetings, please contact GTP Board Member JD Van Brink.

The Georgia Tea Party does not endorse or support candidates, and elected Officials and Candidates are not invited to speak at our Public meetings. Officials and Candidates are invited to our Committee Meetings to learn of their views.

Please Note: There will be no JudiCon meeting in December, so that participants may celebrate Christmas with their families and friends.

County and State Watch

Our next meeting will be Monday, December 15 at 6:30pm, at the House of Lu Restaurant on Marietta Square. Our speaker will be newly elected

District 1 Cobb County Commissioner Elect - Bob Weatherford

District 1 Cobb County Commissioner Elect – Bob Weatherford

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Looking ahead, our January 19 meeting will feature Cobb County School Board Interim Superintendent Chris Ragsdale.

To find out how you can be a part of the Georgia Tea Party’s County and State Watch, or if you’re a GTP volunteer that would like to be a part of future meetings with County or State officials or candidates, please contact GTP Board Member Steve Covert.

Note that the Georgia Tea Party does not support or endorse any Candidate, and elected Officials and Candidates are not invited to speak at our Public meetings. Such Officials and Candidates may be invited to our Committee Meetings to learn more of their views on Public Policy.

Federal Task Force

Our next meeting will be held Monday, January 26, at 7:00pm, at The House of Lu Restaurant on Marietta Square.

Will Kramer - President of  GA's College Republicans

Will Kramer – President of GA’s College Republicans

Our speaker will be Will Kremer, President of Georgia’s College Republicans group.

To find out how you can be a part of the Georgia Tea Party’s Federal Task Force, or if you’re a GTP volunteer that would like to be a part of future meetings with other candidates, please contact GTP Board Members Jim Jess or Ronny West

Note that the Georgia Tea Party does not support or endorse any Candidate, and elected Officials and Candidates are not invited to speak at our Public meetings. Such Officials and Candidates may be invited to our Committee Meetings to learn more of their views on Public Policy.

Please Note: There will be no Federal Task Force meeting in December, so that participants may celebrate Christmas with their families and friends.

Action Item from Heritage Action for America

House Republican leadership is getting wobbly on opposing Obama’s unconstitutional Executive action on Amnesty. Call your US Representative and Speaker John Boehner and demand that the House use the power of the purse to defund the amnesty. They should pass a short term Continuing Resolution to fund the entire government for 3 months, NOT JUST the Department of Homeland Security. This should include an Appropriations Rider such as the Blackburn-Cruz language to specifically defund the Amnesty. Funding any part of the government until next October will give away the leverage we now have on the President.

Rep. Tom Price 770-998-0049

Rep. Phil Gingrey 770-429-1776

Speaker John Boehner 202-225-0600

Future Thursday Meeting Speakers

December 18 – No meeting – Merry Christmas!

December 25 – No meeting – Merry Christmas!

January 1 – No meeting – Happy New Year!

January 8 – JD and Jim will present Georgia Tea Party’s Strategic Vision for 2015

January 15 – Matt Lauer, Heritage Action for America, the Sentinel program

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