We The People Convention 2016

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    We the People Supports Timken Challenge

    of Borges for ORP State Chair

    AKRON – Tom Zawistowski, President of the We the People Convention, today announced his organization’s support of Jane Timken’s intention to replace embattled Ohio Republican Party State Chairman Matt Borges who is up for re-election in January of 2017. In a strongly worded letter sent today (copied below) to Ohio Republican State Central Committee members, Timken said, “Several members of the committee have shared with me their serious concerns about the leadership of our party.  The relationship between the ORP and the President-elect’s campaign was very publicly divisive. Last week I spoke with President-elect Trump and he agrees that it is time for a leadership change at the ORP.”  Timken went on to say that she had “a vision for the future of our party; one of integrity, transparency, and fairness.” She also said, “I will work for the State Central Committee and it will be my job to execute the will of the committee. . . I am asking to serve and to be a chairman for the party, not for a particular candidate or elected official.” Both comments drawing a stark contrast between she and Borges.

    In announcing support for Timken, Zawistowski said, “We are excited by, and quite frankly surprised by Jane Timken’s decision to challenge Borges. Make no mistake, no one could be more qualified to be the Republican Party State Chairman than Jane Timken, a lawyer who has been Vice-Chairman of the Stark County Republican Party for the past six years.  She has been intimately involved with the Republican Party operations at the local, state and federal level for a long time. That is not what makes her decision not only credible, but incredible. Mrs. Timken is doing this, in her words, to restore “integrity, transparency, and fairness” to a totally corrupt and morally bankrupt organization that has done everything BUT represent Republican voters, county chairmen or state central committee members. It is her apolitical reason for running that is so refreshing and so deserving of our support.”

    Zawistowski continued, “While Mrs. Timken is exactly what is needed to clean up the financial and political mess that is the Ohio Republican Party, we are impressed that she cares enough about the political party, that she and her extended family have supported so well for so long, to take this job on.  It speaks volumes about the embarrassment that many longtime donors and supporters felt about the actions of Ohio Governor John Kasich, and his lackey Matt Borges, at the Republican Convention, and through the end of the presidential election. The fact that Mrs. Timken has President-elect Trump’s support for this challenge, and we would assume the majority if not all of the major ORP donors, makes it clear that Mrs. Timken is very serious about becoming Chairwoman and restoring representative governance to the ORP.  Our organization encourages all Ohio TEA Party members and supporters, all conservatives, all real Republicans, and every Ohio voter who voted for Donald J. Trump for President to support Mrs. Jane Timken for Ohio Republican Party State Chairperson.”

    Mrs. Jane Timken’s Letter to Republican State Central Committee Members
    announcing her decision to Challenge Matt Borges for ORP Chair:
    Dear Central Committee Member,Next month the State Central Committee will meet to elect a Chairman for the Ohio Republican Party.  It is a heavy obligation and a weighty decision.Several members of the committee have shared with me their serious concerns about the leadership of our party.  The relationship between the ORP and the President-elect’s campaign was very publicly divisive. Last week, I spoke with President-elect Trump and he agrees that it is time for a leadership change at the ORP.

    In fairness to Chairman Borges, this was a difficult year to be Chairman. In a Presidential election year, there are many competing obligations that must be balanced. I supported Governor Kasich’s two campaigns for Governor and his campaign for President.  For many Ohioans, his loss was heartbreaking.  Once the nomination was settled, Chairman Borges had the obligation to fully support the nominee and his campaign.  He did not, and his actions have divided the state party leadership.  This was his choice.

    In less than 50 days, we will have a Republican President and majorities in the House and the Senate.  As we near the 2018 gubernatorial election cycle, we need to restore faith in the leadership and staff at the ORP.  We must prepare for the challenges ahead and cannot rest on the success of 2016. It is time for a change in party leadership, and I am running to provide that leadership.

    A modern state political party must be able raise money and support candidates. Many of you know that over the past 16 years I have helped raised millions of dollars for our national, statewide, and local candidates.  For the last six years, I have served as the Vice-Chairman of the Stark County Republican Party, where I helped organize the volunteer grassroots efforts for state and local candidates and most recently for President-elect Trump. I know the needs of the county parties. I have lived it first-hand.

    Our party needs to change.  We need fresh ideas on how to finance and grow our Republican Party.  The State Central Committee should have a more active role in developing strategic plans for the ORP.  The state party should provide more support for local county parties, elected officials, and candidates.  Those are just a few of the ideas I want to bring as the next chairman of the Ohio Republican Party.

    If elected chairman, there will be no confusion about my loyalties or for whom I serve.  I will work for the State Central Committee and it will be my job to execute the will of the committee.  Serving as CEO of the party, I will provide vision and leadership for an agenda that is built on the consensus of the committee members.  Simply, I am asking to serve and be a chairman for the party, not for a particular candidate or elected official.

    Please know I am doing this for the right reasons.  I care deeply about the party. It is my objective to have a strong, unified Ohio Republican Party. I have a vision for the future of our party; one of integrity, transparency, and fairness.

    Despite the holiday season, I will make every attempt to meet with you personally to hear your concerns and discuss how we can improve our state party.  In any event, I will speak with every member of the State Central Committee prior to the January 6th meeting.

    I look forward to speaking with you soon and will be in touch.  In the meantime, please feel free to contact me directly at jtimken5@gmail.com or 330-280-1115.  Best wishes to you and your family during this holiday season.

    Respectfully yours,

    Jane Murphy Timken
    Vice Chairman
    Stark County Republican Party

    Donald Trump shocks world, wins presidential election in biggest upset in political history


    Donald Trump overcame all odds Wednesday, riding the wave of an unprecedented populist movement to put himself in line to be the 45th president of the United States.The Republican presidential nominee secured the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House. In doing so, he completed the biggest upset in modern political history, beating his Democratic challenger, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as well as one of the most promising fields of Republican candidates in a generation.

    During a speech in Manhattan early on Wednesday, the president-elect promised unity after a dark campaign.

    “I pledge to every citizen of our land, that I will be a president for all Americans,” Trump said. “And this is so important to me.”

    He added: “It is time for us to come together as one united people.”

    Clinton called Trump early Wednesday to concede after the brutal campaign.

    “She congratulated us on our campaign,” Trump said. “Hillary has fought very long and very hard, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service.”

    The result came as a shock, to say the least. Markets plunged late Tuesday night as it became clear that Trump would have a better night than expected. Dow futures sunk by more than 750 points.

    Almost every major forecasting aggregator, including FiveThirtyEight, RealClearPolitics, The New York Times, and HuffPost Pollster, heavily favored a Clinton victory in the lead-up to Tuesday’s race.

    The insurgent Republican businessman’s candidacy was greeted as a sideshow by many media outlets and even other candidates when he declared on June 16, 2015. But Trump quickly gained popularity among Republican Party voters, many of whom were drawn to his populist message on issues like international trade and immigration, his unscripted speeches — which often included inflammatory rhetoric about identity-politics issues — and his promises to restore the US to previous points of perceived national glory.

    Trump’s victory Tuesday came amid a wave of support among working-class and blue-collar white voters in numerous battleground states, including Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and New Hampshire. The New York businessman had long claimed his nationalist pitch to voters could spur high levels of voter turnout that would help propel him to the White House.

    The mood at Trump headquarters in Manhattan was joyous, as guests drank and shouted when Trump appeared to win Rust Belt states like Wisconsin and Michigan, once reliably Democratic states. Attendees, sporting suits and red “Make America Great Again” hats, appeared equally shocked at Trump’s massive upset.

    “We’re actually going to do it,” an attendee remarked as Trump appeared to pull ahead in key states.

    Just a mile away on Manhattan’s west side, the mood at Clinton’s election-night party — to which she ultimately never attended — was also one of disbelief.

    Dead silence at Hillary Clinton Javitz Center event in New York as key battleground state of North Carolina called for Trump. #2016election

    — Molly O’Toole (@mollymotoole) November 9, 2016

    Just seen a woman leave Clinton rally at Javits Center in tears. #USADecides #HillaryClinton

    — Olivia Feld (@oliviafeld) November 9, 2016

    In the women’s restroom at the Javits Center complete strangers are asking each other how they’re holding up

    — Ashley Fetters (@AshleyFetters) November 9, 2016
    Many officials and top allies were shaken.
    “This is the lowest moment in my life,” a Clinton campaign official told Business Insider.

    The Republican presidential nominee will take the oath of office in January with a mandate to fulfill a slate of lofty campaign promises. Trump has pledged several government actions that will certainly rock the US economy, including a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, a massive federal infrastructure plan, a moratorium on increasing regulations, and deportation of millions of immigrants illegally living in the US.

    He has also promised national-security overhauls, including a potential return to enhanced-interrogation techniques, increasing bombing of ISIS, reevaluating the US relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, loosening background checks for purchasing firearms, and forcing Mexico to pay for a border wall on the US’s southern border.

    Trump will inherit a Congress that has remained plagued by gridlock throughout President Barack Obama’s tenure. But he will come into office with Republicans controlling both the House of Representatives and the Senate.



    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, November 5, 2016



    AKRON – Tom Zawistowski, President of the We the People Convention, today announced the Ohio Congressional endorsements from We the People Convention.  The We the People Convention endorses eight of Ohio’s incumbent Congressman as well as two Congressional challengers based primarily on their 2016 voting record as well as other factors concerning their committment to advancing conservative policies.

    Incumbents receiving the organizations endorsement are Steve Chabot (1st District), Brad Wenstrup (2nd District), Jim Jordan (4th District), Robert Latta (5th District), Bill Johnson (6th District), Bob Gibbs (7th District), Warren Davidson (8th District), and Jim Renacci (16th District.  Challengers receiving the organizations endorsement are Dr. Beverly Goldstein (11th District) and Donald Larson (9th District).

    In making the endorsements, Zawistowski said “We are proud to endorse these Ohio Congressional candidates and we ask Ohio voters who want conservative government policies, such as smaller government; lower taxes; and less regulations, to vote for our endorsed candidates. Many of these candidates were elected in great part by the efforts of the TEA Party in 2010 and we look forward to seeing them work with a Republican President for the first time next year to finally get our nation and our economy back on track.”



    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, October 28, 2016


    Ohio TEA Party Views Re-Opened FBI Investigation with Cynicism

    Akron, OH  – Tom Zawistowski, President of the We the People Convention and Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party, reacted to today’s announcement of the FBI re-opening of its investigation of the Clinton email scandal with cynicism. In a letter delivered today from FBI Director James Comey to Chairman Jason Chaffetz of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and others, Comey said “In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation . . . I agree that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps . . . to assess their importance to our investigation.” The only way that the FBI could take “appropriate investigative steps” is to re-opened the criminal investigation into the illegal use by Hillary Clinton of a private server to store classified US Government information.

    Zawistowski reacted to the news saying, “As a citizen, let me say that the only way I would believe that this investigation is credible would be if Mr. Comey resigns as the head of the FBI and turned this investigation over to someone without any relationships to the Clinton’s or the Obama Administration. I strongly suggest that all citizens, and all voters, ignore this side show and focus like a laser on the WikiLeaks emails and the Project Veritas videos which, unfortunately, are the only sources of the truth in our nation today. The fact is that there is much, much more to come from these sources before the election, that will prove beyond doubt the total corruption of nearly everyone in our federal government, including the President himself, the media, and the establishment wing of both political parties. We are in a full blown Constitutional crisis because people like James Comey have betrayed the American people and corrupted the work of his own agents and staff at the FBI. The only way to begin the process of restoring Constitutionally limited representative governance to our nation is to elect Donald J. Trump as our next President. How anyone could vote for Hillary Clinton in light of what we know now that would put any of us in prison for years, without yet seeing the 33,000 emails she deleted, is beyond me. We have no faith in our corrupt federal government to investigate itself.”

    Zawistowski continued, “This is the same James Comey, who allowed the FBI to give immunity to pertinent Clinton staff members and others for no legal reason; who allowed the FBI to destroy critical evidence in the case as part of a misguided immunity deal; who prohibited agents from using warrants and subpoenas to gain access to critical evidence in the case; who failed to disclose to Congress or the American people that he was paid $6 million by Lockeed Martin Corporation which then became a donor to the corrupt Clinton Foundation and also paid Bill Clinton $250,000 for a speech in Ciro; and who’s brother’s firm does the taxes for the Clinton Foundation, but did not recuse himself from the investigation due to a clear conflict of interest. Now we are supposed to believe that this re-opening of the investigation is on the up-and-up?  We can’t help but notice that he says that the “FBI cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant, and I cannot predict how long it will take us to complete this additional work.”  We find this a convenient method of taking the media spotlight off of the WikiLeak emails which just yesterday finally opened up the can of worms that is at the center of all of this public/private corruption – the Clinton Foundation – which the FBI and the Department of “Injustice” has been completely ignoring for months. No one should be surprised if this “investigation” gets dropped immediately after the election if Clinton wins, or if charges are brought after the election if Trump wins in order to save the tarnished reputation of the FBI and the discredited DOJ.


    Letter To Ohio Congressional Delegation


    Demanding Action by the FEC and DOJ and FBI on Illegal Campaign Activity

    October 24, 2016


    Members of Ohio Congressional Delegation:

    I am writing today to not just urge you, but to demand, due to the seriousness of this issue, that you as a group, or as individuals, or in concert with other members of Congress, call upon the Federal Elections Commission, the Department of Justice and the FBI to immediately begin an investigation of the criminal activity being conducted in this election by groups like Americans United for Change and Democracy Partners, at the clear direction of the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party. The Project Veritas videos have provided compelling evidence of not just “campaign tricks” but illegal activity and it must be stopped and it must be prosecuted.

    When Bob Creamer and Scott Foval from Americans United for Change and Democracy Partners higher homeless people to go to Trump events and start fights, that is not a “campaign trick” it is assault. They are assaulting my people, TEA Party People, and the people you represent. When they shut down campaign events they are denying our First Amendment Rights of Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Assembly. They have no right to steal our rights. 

    When they steal our Trump signs, which has become epidemic in my area, they are illegally stealing our personal property. I, for one, am sick and tired of being told by my local police that “this happens every election.”  It happens because no-one enforces the law. This is not petty crime, this is ORGANIZED Crime committed by groups like Democracy Partners. This is a RICO case, not a “campaign trick.”

    When they falsely accuse law abiding citizens of assaulting them at Trump rallies like Creamer’s hired operative Shirley Teter did in North Carolina, that in not a “campaign trick” that is slandering the Trump supporters personal reputation, filing a false police report, and is illegal. This activity needs to be investigated by the FEC, the DOJ and the FBI and charges need to be brought against everyone involved, including Clinton Campaign staff and DNC officials. What action have these agencies taken?

    When Bob Creamer Creamer, according to Project Veritas videos, apparently contracts directly with the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC, and works with an array of super PACs and consultants to organize, film and publicize their provocations – they are DIRECTLY implicated. When Creamer affirms in one video that Clinton is aware of “all” of his work, and that Democracy Partners has a daily telephone call with the Clinton campaign to coordinate efforts. They are DIRECTLY implicated. Furthermore, there is clear evidence of coordinating between PAC’s and the Clinton Campaign – that is illegal!!!  

    I, and most Americans, are OUTRAGED as all of you should be. Yet we have seen nor heard of  a single member of Congress or the US Senate demanding that this be investigated. I demand that you act TODAY. That you pick up the phone and you call the FCC Commissioners personally – RIGHT NOW. That you send a joint letter to AG Loretta Lynch and DEMAND that the DOJ take action – TODAY. That you contact the FBI Director personally and DEMAND to know what action his agency is taking to investigate these crimes and stop this activity. Then publicly disclose their answers. That is the least that you can do.

    It is time for good people to hold bad people accountable. I am sick and tired of having my people preyed upon by these animals with impunity.  I am sick and tired of having elections stolen from us and then being criticized for having the courage to call it what it is. The anger in our nation is real, ladies and gentlemen, and it is there because of a complete failure of our government at all levels to follow the law and protect citizens. Allow this type of activity to continue and you will be responsible for the blowback when it comes as it surely will. 

    We are not a damn banana republic, we are the United States of America. I DEMAND that the integrity of our elections be protected by those in our Federal Government who have sworn to protect it, and our entire Constitution, and the rule of law. I urge you to act NOW before it is too late!

    For Liberty,

    Tom Zawistowski
    We the People Convention


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, October 15, 2016


    Akron, OH  – Ohio TEA Party leaders today supported the move announced today by the Trump-Pence Campaign to sever ties with Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges in a letter deliver by Trump State Director Robert Paduchick to Republican State Central Committee members.  In his letter Paduchick said “It’s no great secret that Chairman Borges was never fully on board, but his actions over the last week demonstrate that his loyalties to Governor John Kasich’s failed presidential campaign eclipse his responsibilities as Chairman of the Ohio Republican Party. The Chairman is also driven by an apparent insatiable need for publicity.” Paduchick continued, “I spoke with Mr. Trump on Thursday and he is very disappointed in Matt’s duplicity. Mr. Trump told me, “this is why people have lost faith in the establishment and party leaders.” I have to agree with him.”

    Tom Zawistowski, President of the We the People Convention and Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party said, “We can attest that the actions today by the Trump-Pence campaign, to sever ties with ORP Chairman Borges, are justified by what we have seen on the ground in Ohio. As an example, on October 5th we were notified that Republican State Central Committeewoman Sharon Ray, a Borges loyalist, was preventing volunteers in Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth, Ohio from taking Trump literature with them when going door-to-door. We have documented numerous similar examples of members of the Ohio Republican Party attempting to sabotage the Trump campaign all over the state. Like Kasich, Borges clearly want’s Hillary Clinton to win. Borges is betraying the wishes of the vast majority of Republican Party members and voters in Ohio who are working their hearts out to elected Donald Trump as the next president and he has no right to do that given his position as ORP Chairman.  We could not agree more with Mr. Trump’s statement that this is why people lose faith in the establishment and party leaders. Republican’s in Ohio lost faith in Borges and the “Ohio Republican Party” years ago when we learned that there really was no Ohio Republican Party, just the Kasich “machine”, led by Mr. Borges, and this if further proof of that fact.”

    Zawistowski concluded, “I am joined by my fellow TEA Party leaders, John McAvoy President of the Northwest Ohio Conservative Coalition and the Toledo TEA Party, and Glenn Newman, President of the Ohio Liberty Coalition and the Marietta 912-Project, and others throughout Ohio, in calling for the Ohio Republican State Central Committee to vote immediately to remove Mr. Borges as Chairman.  If Mr. Borges only wants to work for Mr. Kasich, then he has no business retaining the position of running the Ohio Republican Party, which is bound by it’s by-laws to support the party nominee for President. Like Kasich, Mr. Borges has failed to live up to his word to support the party nominee and his responsibilities as a Republican Party Leader. Mr. Borges is clearly not willing to do the job he is paid to do and therefore should be removed as Chairman. We urge all Ohio Republican’s to read Mr. Paduchick’s letter and then contact their Republican State Central Committee members and demand that they take action against Mr. Borges. Then go out and work as hard as you can to get others to vote for Donald Trump for President!”

    Citizens who do not know who their Republican State Central Committee representatives are can find them by going to www.YourNameOnTheBallot.com or by contacting their County Republican Party. Citizens who would like to add their name to a petition calling for Mr. Borges to be removed can do so by going to http://ohrepscc.com.



    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 13, 2016

    Ohio Poll Shows Trump Leading Ohio by 6.67% Pre-Debate
    Trump then Gains 4% while Clinton Loses 1% After the Debate

    Akron, OH  – The We the People Convention today announced the results of a two part Ohio poll of likely voters. The poll was intended to determine voter preferences in the presidential election prior to the debate on Sunday, October 9, 2016, but after the Trump tapes and the WikiLeaks emails were leaked on Friday, October 7, 1016, and then after the debate was over. The original poll on Saturday, October 8, 2016 of 1,539 Ohio voters showed that Donald Trump was winning Ohio by 6.67%, preferred by 46.34% of voters versus Hillary Clinton’s 39.67%. These results reflect the fact that 91% of respondents indicted that they were aware of the contents of the Trump audio tape that was released the day before the poll, while only 66% of the respondents were aware of the comments made by Clinton to bankers in the email released that same day. A strong 75% of the respondents said that they expected to watch the presidential debate the next day.

    A follow-up poll was then conducted on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 of the previous polls respondents to see if they had changed their position after the debate. Of the original 1,539 respondents, 473 took the second poll.  The results were that Donald Trump has gained 4% and Hillary Clinton had lost 1% of their support after the debate. A total of 50.22% supported Trump in the second poll while 38.47% said they supported Clinton. That gave Trump a lead of 11.75% post debate.

    The first poll was conducted on Saturday, October 8, 2016 between 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM EDT.  Calls were placed to 45,105 randomly selected voters from our data base of 4.5 million current land line phone numbers in Ohio. Of those called, 1,539 respondents completed the survey, a 3.4% response rate. The poll has a margin of error of  ± 2.46% at the 95% confidence level. Of the respondents surveyed, 38.46% vote Democrat and 38.67% vote Republican and 52% were women and 48% men. Results were gathered from 87 of the 88 Counties in Ohio. Every age group from 21 year olds to 90 year olds were surveyed.

    The followup poll was conducted on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, between 6:30 and 7:00 PM EDT. Calls were placed to 1,539 respondents to a previous poll conducted on October 8, 2016. A total of 473 took this followup poll, which is 30.07%.  The poll has a margin of error of ± 3.75% at the 95% confidence level. Of the respondents to the followup poll, 36.78% vote Democrat and 39.11% vote Republican.  51.79% were women and 48.21% men. Results were gathered from 86 of the 88 Counties in Ohio. Every age group from 21 year olds to 90 year olds were surveyed.

    The poll was conducted by TRZ Communications Services, Inc., a private communications company, located in Akron, OH that is majority owned by Tom Zawistowski, who is also the Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party, and President of the We the People Convention and Ohio Citizens PAC. Zawistowski is one of fourteen founding members of the Tea Party for Trump Project.

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