OFFICIAL CALL Party Canvass of the Powhatan County Republican Committee Members of the Republican Party of Virginia March 19, 2020 Between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Company #1 Firehouse 3971 Old Buckingham Road Powhatan, VA 23139 Adopted February 13, 2020
As Chairman of the Powhatan County Republican Committee, and pursuant to the Plan of Organization of the Republican Party of Virginia and as recommended and directed by the Committee, I, Jean M. Gannon, do hereby issue this call for a Party Canvass to be held at Company #1 Firehouse, 3971 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, VA 23139, or an alternate site, starting at 4:00 p.m. and concluding at 8:00 p.m. on March 19, 2020
1. Electing a Unit Chairman; 2. Electing members of the Powhatan County Republican Committee as follows: 101 Subletts 44 102 Manakin 30 103 Flat Rock 26 201 Powhatan Station 36 202 Graceland 44 301 Bethesda 35 302 Lee’s Landing 29 401 Powhatan CH 57 402 Mt. Zion 21 501 Smith XRoads 25 502 Pineville 14 503 Tobaccoville 16 Unit Chair 1 TOTAL VOTES 378
3. District Convention: Electing up to 1010 Delegates and an equal number of Alternates to the District Convention of the 7th Congressional District, to be held on April 25, 2020 at The Arthur Ashe Junior Athletic Center, beginning at 11:00 am for the purpose of a. Electing a District Chairman; b. Nominating a Republican candidate for member of the U.S. House of Representatives to be voted for at the election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020; c. Electing three members of the State Central Committee for a term of four years or until their successors are elected; d. Electing three delegates and three alternate delegates to the Republican National Convention to be held in Charlotte NC on August 24 through August 27, 2020 e. Electing an elector for the Electoral College f. And for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the convention. Delegates shall vote by those present voting full vote, meaning the delegates present and voting at the Convention may cast the full vote of the delegation with proportionate weight given to the majority and minority of the vote.
4. State Convention: Electing up to 405 Delegates and an equal number of Alternates to the State Convention, to be held on May 1-2, 2020 at the Richmond Convention Center, 403 North 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on May 2nd for the purpose of a. Voting on a Presidential Preference poll to bind the statewide Virginia delegation to the 2020 RNC Convention as to their choice for President; b. Electing 13 At-Large Delegates (“National Delegates”) and 13 At-Large Alternate Delegates (“National Alternates”) to the Republican National Convention to be held on August 24-27, 2020 at the Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC in (or its alternate site) (the “National Convention”); c. Nominating two Electors At-Large to be voted for in the presidential election on November 3, 2020; d. Electing a State Chairman; e. Nominating a National Committeeman and a National Committeewoman; And for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the Convention.Delegates shall vote by those present voting full vote, meaning the delegates present and voting at the Convention may cast the full vote of the delegation with proportionate weight given to the majority and minority of the vote.
Qualifications for Participation
All legal and qualified voters of Powhatan County under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, regardless of race, religion, national origin or sex, who are in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and who, if requested, express in open meeting either orally or in writing as may be required, their intent to support all of its nominees for public office in the ensuing election, may participate as members of the Republican Party of Virginia participate in this Party Canvass, subject to the provisions in Article I of the Plan of Organization.
Party Canvass voters must present one of the forms of identification listed in § 24.2-643 of the Code of Virginia in order to participate.
A valid Virginia driver's license;
A valid United States passport;
Or any other photo identification issued by the Commonwealth, one of its political subdivisions, or the United States;
Any valid student identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by any institution of higher education located in the Commonwealth or any private school located in the Commonwealth;
Any valid employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer of the voter in the ordinary course of the employer's business.
Participants may pay a voluntary registration fee of $25.00.
Candidates for election or nomination at this Party Canvass shall file a written statement with Diane Foster by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by physical delivery at 3345 Pineacre Dr, Powhatan, VA 23139. The written statement must be received by the deadline; postmarks are not evidence of receipt by the deadline. The statement must be made on an official filing form, which is available on the RPV website at www.rpv.org and at the Powhatan County Republican website at www.powhatangop.org
Candidates for election as Committee Members of the Powhatan County Republican Committee must file a Declaration of Candidacy form with Diane Foster, 3345 Pineacre Dr, Powhatan, VA 23139 which must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Postmarks will not govern.
Any person wishing to file as a candidate for Delegate to any of the Republican Conventions listed above must file a Declaration of Candidacy form, along with any voluntary or required fees, with Diane Foster, 3345 Pineacre Dr, Powhatan, VA 23139, which must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 18, 2020. Postmarks will not govern. Filing Fees
No fee will be required of any voter in order to participate in the Party Canvass.
Each candidate for Chair of the PCRC must include a non-refundable filing fee of $250.00, payable by check, with his/her Declaration of Candidacy for office.
Seventh Congressional District Convention: $25.00 The voluntary registration fee for delegates is Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00). Any delegate who fails to pay the registration fee may participate only in the nomination of candidates for public office (which are for the nominee for Congress and the Presidential Elector).
Republican Party of Virginia State Convention $35.00 To assist the operation of the Republican Party of Virginia in supporting unit mass meetings and conventions, and the administration of the State Convention, a Delegate Registration of Thirty Five Dollars ($35.00) is requested of each person standing for election as a delegate or alternate delegate to the State convention. Any delegate who fails to pay the registration fee may participate only in the Presidential Preference Poll.
All required fees MUST be paid at the time of prefiling. Checks should be made out to the Powhatan County Republican Committee, “PCRC” or “Powhatan GOP”.
Military Members as Delegates
Military Members (any members of the Virginia National Guard, or the United States Armed Forces, Merchant Marine, or Coast Guard currently serving on active duty) who comply with these filing requirements shall not be required to be elected, but shall be declared delegates pursuant to Article VIII, Section H. of the Plan of Organization of the Republican Party of Virginia.
Military Member delegates or alternate delegates that are unable to attend the convention in person due to obligations of their official military orders, shall have their votes cast within their unit delegation according to candidate preference ballots. Instructions regarding the casting of candidate preference ballots are available in the Call for the Convention, which is available on the website of the Republican Party of Virginia (www.rpv.org). Conduct of the Canvass
The Canvass will be conducted on March 19, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Company #1 Firehouse, (3971 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, VA 23139). Rules for the conduct of the Canvass will be promulgated by the Powhatan County Republican Committee and will be available on the PCRC website, www.powhatangop.org. They must also sign a STATEMENT OF INTENT to support the Republican Party’s candidates in the general election on November 3, 2020. Persons who do not meet these requirements will not be allowed to participate.
If not more than the number of persons to be nominated or elected shall file for any office, then such properly filed persons shall be declared nominated or elected as the case may be, and no election will occur for that office. Should all elections be cancelled, the Party Canvass will also be cancelled. A notice of cancellation will be posted on the website of the Republican Party of Virginia www.rpv.org and/or the Powhatan County Republican Committee website, www.powhatangop.org.
This Call shall be posted on the website of the Republican Party of Virginia (www.rpv.org) and The Powhatan County Republican Committee waives the newspaper publication requirement by at two-thirds vote.
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WHEREAS, the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed," and,
WHEREAS, Article 1, Section 13, of the Constitution of Virginia provides "that a well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state, therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power;" and,
WHEREAS, certain legislation introduced in the 2019 session of the Virginia General Assembly, and certain legislation introduced in the current session of the United States Congress could have the effect of infringing on the rights of law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms, as guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution; and,
WHEREAS, the current Governor of Virginia has stated that he intends to endorse and pass into law legislation that is unconstitutional as it pertains to the rights enumerated in the US & Virginia Constitution.
WHEREAS, the Powhatan County Board of Supervisors is concerned about the passage of any bill containing language which could be interpreted as infringing the rights of the citizens of Powhatan County to keep and bear Arms or could begin a slippery slope of restrictions on the Second Amendment rights of the citizens of Powhatan County, and,
WHEREAS, the Powhatan County Board of Supervisors wishes to express its deep commitment to the rights of all citizens of Powhatan County to keep and bear Arms; and,
WHEREAS, the Powhatan County Board of Supervisors wishes to express opposition to any law that would unconstitutionally restrict the rights under the Second Amendment of the citizens of Powhatan County to bear arms; and,
WHEREAS, the Powhatan County Board of Supervisors wish to express its intent to stand as a Sanctuary County for Second Amendment rights and to oppose, within the limits of the Constitutions of the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia, any efforts to unconstitutionally restrict such rights, and to use such legal means at its disposal to protect the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms, including through legal action, the power of
appropriation of public funds, and the right to petition for redress of grievances, and the direction to the law enforcement and judiciary of Powhatan County to not enforce any unconstitutional law.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF POWHATAN, VIRGINIA:
That the Board of Supervisors hereby expresses its intent to uphold the Second Amendment rights of the citizens of Powhatan County, Virginia and its intent that public funds of the County not be used to restrict Second Amendment rights or to aid in the unnecessary and unconstitutional restriction of the rights under the Second Amendment of the citizens of Powhatan County, Virginia to bear arms; and
That the Board of Supervisors hereby declares its intent to oppose unconstitutional restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms through such legal means as may be expedient, including without limitation court action; and,
That the Board of Supervisors hereby declares Powhatan County, Virginia, as a "Second Amendment Sanctuary,"
CERTIFICATION OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION
The undersigned Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Powhatan County, Virginia hereby certifies that the Resolution set forth above was adopted during an open meeting on November 7, 2019, by the Board of Supervisors with the following votes:
Signed this _________ day of _______________________, 2019.
By: _______________________________________ Clerk, Board of Supervisors
That the free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice, That all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice, and opportunities and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society, That fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government, That the Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing Constitutional limitations, That peace is best preserved through a strong national defense, That faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers is essential to the moral fiber of the Nation.
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