In this season of giving and resolutions, we are proud and privileged to share with YOU
- our friends and supporters - the first important meeting of this mid-term election year!
We think it crucial that all Republican candidates continue to emphasize the debacle of Obamacare while also reminding Americans that we have been proposing solutions since - at least - 2009. Every Democrat incumbent must be inextricably linked to this flawed and failing program. So, too, our positions on smaller government and jobs creation must be part of GOP campaigns.
We hope that this meeting will highlight the need for our elected friends to continue to court votes from the demographics we have invited: Hispanics, Millennials, doctors (others to be announced).
Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ - 7th CD) will present a recap of his activities and the Republican outlook for 2014 and 2016 election cycles. "Leonard" has been lionized by the media with prominent appearances on Fox News; Judge Jeanine. and has also appeared on Hannity with noted Tea Party Conservative, Texas Congressman, Louis Gohmert.
He was among a handful of Legislators who recently questioned HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as to why some 800,000 New Jerseyans could lose their insurance over such minor changes in grandfathered policies as a $5 change in the co-pay because they are considered to be "substantial changes" made to the policy under Obamacare regulations!???
We are proud to welcome back our good friend
Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (NJ-11 - CD)
- the newly named Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense which oversees almost half a TRILLION dollars in defense spending. He sees his committee's first priority as restoring and enhancing troop readiness so that they can execute their missions wherever and whenever they are called.
The Congressman is eager to share with We, the People and was gracious enough to want to participate despite receiving very little notice.
We are truly appreciative of his friendship!
Alieta Eck, MD, graduated from the Rutgers College of Pharmacy in NJ and the St. Louis School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. She has been involved in health care reform since residency and is convinced that the government is a poor provider of medical care. In 2003, she and her husband, Dr. John Eck, founded the Zarephath Health Center (Somerset), a free clinic for the poor and uninsured that currently cares for 300-400 patients per month utilizing the donated services of volunteer physicians and nurses.
Alieta testified before the Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress, in 2004, about better ways to deliver health care in the United States, and at a US Senate hearing in 2011 where she discussed ways to keep patients with non-urgent conditions from overusing the emergency room. Dr. Eck served as president of AAPS, in 2012.
As many of you know, Dr. Eck ran in the Special Republican Primary for the US Senate from New Jersey in August, 2013 and is currently contemplating a run for Congress, in 2014.
When William "Hank" Lyon joined the freeholder board in March, 2012, he was, at 24, the youngest freeholder in New Jersey. Hank was then elected to fill a two-year unexpired term on the board in November 2012. Hank is now Chairman of the Budget Committee and liaison to the Department of Human Services. He serves as a member of the Capital Budget Committee, the Airport and Railroad Advisory Committees, and the Board of School Estimate for the County College of Morris and the Morris County School of Technology. He is a lifelong resident of Morris County, works in the family business (restaurants and real estate) and graduated cum laude from the College of the Holy Cross (Physics and Economics). Hank is a regular church-goer who also enjoys reading, staying active at the gym and spending time with family and friends.
Many of his peers had previously voted for Democrats. Now, however, following the mass defections by Millennials from the Democratic Party and their disavowing Obama's "Lie of the Year" ["if you like your healthcare plan - or doctor - you can keep it....period!" - Forbes, PolitFact, etc] Hank is in an ideal position to advise Republican leadership how best to communicate meaningfully with his peers!
Daniel Garza, is a self-described Christian and Executive Director of The Libre Initiative. His former life included stints as: White House Staffer, Univision Anchor, and Farmworker.
His Father shared his appreciation for America which has stayed with him and can be paraphrased: "You can make it [here] with just three things; God, good credit, and freedom."
The LIBRE Initiative's National Strategic Director recently appeared on Fusion TV to discuss and support to the new "Dreamer" legislation enacted in New Jersey with the backing of Governor Christie. http://tinyurl.com/ou8thzm
Daniel is a frequent guest on both Fox TV and Glenn Beck and we are proud to welcome him to our podium as a colleague and friend!
Passaic County GOP Chairman, John Traier is the leader of the most ethnically diverse county in New Jersey. He self-describes as belonging to a very unique 'trinity': Catholic, Republican and gay. He would like to see the GOP truly become the party of the big tent!