We The People Convention 2016
P.O. Box 6211, Akron, OH 44312 CALL: 866-427-9257
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, February 10, 2017
OHIO TEA PARTY LEADER CALLS FOR CITIZENS TO PUT TRUMP SIGNS OUT AGAIN IN SUPPORT OF PRESIDENT
Akron, OH – Tom Zawistowski, President of the We the People Convention and Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party, is calling for citizens to put their Trump sign from the election back out in their yard again, or make new ones, to show support for the President in response to attacks on them and him by the regressive Alt-Left, Democrats, the radical media, and activist judges, who are trying to invalidate what they voted for in the Presidential election. Current polling by Rasmussen shows that a 57% majority of Americans support President Trump’s “extreme vetting” efforts to protect America from terrorist attacks through his temporary immigration ban executive action. A total of 53% of all Americans now approve of President Trumps overall performance since he took office.
Zawistowski said “While the Alt-Left controlled regressive Democratic Party, and its activist judges, ignore the tragedy of what has happened in Europe with their failed “open border” policies, President Donald J. Trump stands with the American people who demand that we be protected from terrorism by our government. I am asking those who elected Trump last November to show their support of the President’s actions, and defend the validity of their own votes, by putting their old Trump sign back up in their yard or making a new sign. This will remind our fellow citizens and the media that Trump’s support is not only standing firm with the President, but that it is growing in size as the polls indicate.”
Zawistowski continued “While some are calling for Pro-Trump rallies, our sign plan will be more effective as it denies the Alt-Left the opportunity to create the physical confrontation with Trump supporters that they so desperately desire. Our signs spoke volumes during the election and they will again now as people show their support in a non-confrontational manner. So put out your Trump sign again and show that you are proud to have elected a President who actually listened to the wants of the American people and is keeping his promises to them.”
Zawistowski concluded “The polling shows that the efforts of the Alt-Left to “stop” the policies that American’s voted for in the Presidential election are failing badly despite a constant onslaught of phony protests, fake news, and out of control suicidal obstructionism by deranged Democrat “leaders”. All we can say to the Alt-Left and their allies in the media is “keep it up”! You are exposing yourselves as the anti-American globalist bigots, racists, bullies and haters we always knew you were, who are responsible for our failed government, failed education systems, failed families, failed judicial system, failed medical systems, and failed economy over the past 75 years. Thanks to the actions of the Alt-Left, the choice becomes clearer every day for all Americans, as to what side they want to stand with, and they are standing with President Trump and common senses conservatism that actually works in the real world.”
A GOP Regulatory Game Changer
Legal experts say that Congress can overrule Obama regulations going back to 2009.
By KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL Jan. 26, 2017 7:48 p.m. ET
Todd Gaziano on Wednesday stepped into a meeting of free-market attorneys, think tankers and Republican congressional staff to unveil a big idea. By the time he stepped out, he had reset Washington’s regulatory battle lines.
These days Mr. Gaziano is a senior fellow in constitutional law at the Pacific Legal Foundation. But in 1996 he was counsel to then- Republican Rep. David McIntosh. He was intimately involved in drafting and passing a bill Mr. McIntosh sponsored: the Congressional Review Act. No one knows the law better.
Everyone right now is talking about the CRA, which gives Congress the ability, with simple majorities, to overrule regulations from the executive branch. Republicans are eager to use the law, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy this week unveiled the first five Obama rules that his chamber intends to nix.
The accepted wisdom in Washington is that the CRA can be used only against new regulations, those finalized in the past 60 legislative days. That gets Republicans back to June, teeing up 180 rules or so for override. Included are biggies like the Interior Department’s “streams” rule, the Labor Department’s overtime-pay rule, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s methane rule.
But what Mr. Gaziano told Republicans on Wednesday was that the CRA grants them far greater powers, including the extraordinary ability to overrule regulations even back to the start of the Obama administration. The CRA also would allow the GOP to dismantle these regulations quickly, and to ensure those rules can’t come back, even under a future Democratic president. No kidding.
It turns out that the first line of the CRA requires winning campaign and why the media attacks against any federal agency promulgating a rule to submit a “report” on it to the House and Senate. The 60-day clock starts either when the rule is published or when Congress receives the report—whichever comes later.
“There was always intended to be consequences if agencies didn’t deliver these reports,” Mr. Gaziano tells me. “And while some Obama agencies may have been better at sending reports, others, through incompetence or spite, likely didn’t.” Bottom line: There are rules for which there are no reports. And if the Trump administration were now to submit those reports—for rules implemented long ago— Congress would be free to vote the regulations down.
There’s more. It turns out the CRA has a expansive definition of what counts as a “rule”—and it isn’t limited to those published in the Federal Register. The CRA also applies to “guidance” that agencies issue. Think the Obama administration’s controversial guidance on transgender bathrooms in schools or on Title IX and campus sexual assault. It is highly unlikely agencies submitted reports to lawmakers on these actions.
“If they haven’t reported it to Congress, it can now be challenged,” says Paul Larkin, a senior legal research fellow at the Heritage Foundation. Mr. Larkin, also at Wednesday’s meeting, told me challenges could be leveled against any rule or guidance back to 1996, when the CRA was passed.
The best part? Once Congress overrides a rule, agencies cannot reissue it in “substantially the same form” unless specifically authorized by future legislation. The CRA can keep bad regs and guidance off the books even in future Democratic administrations—a far safer approach than if the Mr. Trump simply rescinded them.
Republicans in both chambers—particularly in the Senate—worry that a great use of the CRA could eat up valuable floor time, as Democrats drag out the review process. But Mr. Gaziano points out another hidden gem: The law allows a simple majority to limit debate time. Republicans could easily whip through a regulation an hour.
Imagine this scenario: The Trump administration orders its agencies to make a list of any regulations or guidance issued without a report. Those agencies coordinate with Congress about when to finally submit reports and start the clock. The GOP puts aside one day a month to hold CRA votes. Mr. Obama’s regulatory legacy is systematically dismantled—for good.
This is aggressive, sure, and would take intestinal fortitude. Some Republicans briefed on the plan are already fretting that Democrats will howl. They will. But the law is the law, and failing to use its full power would be utterly irresponsible. Democrats certainly would show no such restraint were the situation reversed. Witness their treatment of Mr. Trump’s cabinet nominees.
The entire point of the CRA was to help legislators rein in administrations that ignored statutes and the will of Congress. Few White House occupants ever showed more contempt for the law and lawmakers than Mr. Obama. Republicans if anything should take pride in using a duly passed statue to dispose of his wayward regulatory regime. It’d be a fitting and just end to Mr. Obama’s abuse of authority —and one of the better investments of time this Congress could ever make.
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WE WILL NOT BE STOPPED BY PROTESTORS
BUT MANY OF US HAVE TO WORK!
An essay by Tom Zawistowski, President, We the People Convention (1/15/17)
As I awoke this past Saturday morning, my TV screen and radio dial were filled with news stories about “massive” protests that are being planned for next Thursday’s Presidential Inauguration. We have seen this act before, fake protestors who are bought and paid for by George Soros and the hundreds of leftist groups who thought that they were on the verge of permanently crippling America, and then woke up on November 9th utterly defeated.
The goal of their publicity campaign, of course, is to try to intimidate Trump supporters so that they will not attend the inauguration, and to try to delegitimize the totally legitimate election of Donald Trump as President. They will fail on both counts.
Despite the public threats from the left, you know the ones who are so loving and inclusive and say that we are the haters, their protests will be overwhelmed by the Trump supporters in attendance. Hundreds of thousands if not over a million Trump supporters from all over America will be in DC. You can count on the so-called “media” to under-report the number of supporters and exaggerate the size of the protests but we will know the truth. We all now know the truth, that the “fake news” has been lying to us our entire lives. No more, they have forfeited the public’s trust and they will never earn it back.
My wife and I will be driving to DC to attend the inauguration. Unlike the vast majority of TEA Party members and Trump supporters in Ohio, we were able to take Thursday and Friday off from our jobs. Unfortunately that is not the case for so many of our friends and fellow Trump supporters. The date for the Inauguration is set by law and it just so happens to be on a Friday this year. For the hard-working blue collar voters who supported Trump, most just can’t afford to take two days off from work to attend. They don’t have enough vacation time as it is, and it would cost important dollars to give up those hours of income they need for their families.
Worse yet, so many of us have been reduced to working two or three part-time jobs because of the 32 hour weekly limit imposed by Obamacare. You don’t get vacation with part-time jobs, and if you take too many days off someone takes your job! Nonetheless, many will do what it takes to attend the inauguration because it will be worth the cost to them. They want to be there to celebrate – protesters not withstanding!
For those who can take the time off from work, few Trump supporters can afford the $300, $500, or $1,000 per night hotel costs we are seeing advertised online. We have no quarrel with those prices, by the way, in the real America we understand the concept of supply and demand. However, we also understand that we have a choice with what we do with our money, unlike what Government does with the tax money they forcibly take from us in every facet of our lives.
Nan and I will be staying at a relative’s house an hour outside of DC. We will drive to the closest DC Metro station, 45 minutes away, and then take the train into DC for the Inauguration. If all goes well, the entire trip will cost just a few hundred dollars including gas, food and train tickets. Even still, we know some of our friends cannot afford that much after the eight years of the economic stagnation they have suffered through. Starting January 20th better days are coming, especially here in Ohio!
For Nan and I, we decided to go to the Inauguration as a matter of personal closure. Being non-political pretty much our entire lives, nearly eight years ago our lives were dramatically changed by the birth of the TEA Party Movement. Our lives were changed by a government that wanted to enslave us all with “single payer” government healthcare, by a government that did not believe in equal justice under the law, by a government of people who were simply wrong on everything from basic economics to common core to gay marriage to foreign policy where they “led from behind”. Our lives were changed by a government that did not represent the will of the people but instead wanted to impose its will upon the people.
On September 12, 2009, Nan and I took seven buses full of citizens from Portage County Ohio to Washington, DC to stand on the lawn of the US Capital, along with over 1.3 million other Americans from every state in the Union. That day we realized that we were the majority and we demanded that our government represent the view of all Americans and that it follow the laws of our land. The “fake news” media told you that there were only 100,000 there that day. The DC establishment refused to give us permits to use the mall, so we filled the streets. The political elites from both parties called us names like racists and astroturf, then for eight years they tried to first ignore us, then defeat us politically, then attack us personally.
It has not been a fun or easy eight years for those of us in the TEA Party. It has, however, been worthwhile because we, and so many more millions of Americans, stood up through the TEA Party, often at great personal peril, to defend our beliefs, to defend our rights, and to defend our Freedom and Liberty against a government that was supposed to do that for us. In the end, we defeated them all.
This January 20, 2017, Nan and I will stand on that very same ground, on the lawn of the US Capital, humbly representing the tens of thousands in Ohio who traveled this treacherous journey with us, but who can not be there with us on Inauguration day. We will stand there victorious, unbowed, and proud of what we collectively have accomplished. The fight for Liberty is not over, it is never over. Each generation must recommit to pay the price of freedom, no matter what that price.
However, this Inauguration day at 12:01 PM, together we will begin the process of restoring our Liberty and Freedom again. We will see the beginning of a government dedicated to making our lives better, not their lives better. We will see our Constitution restored and the rule of law applied to all citizens, including the rich and politically connected. We will see representatives who got the message that we the people have had enough of empty promises. We will see a government that knows “It is the economy, stupid!” and that will put forward pro-business policies and tax cuts that will create jobs and businesses and higher wages. With this kind of government, we the people will Make American Great Again!
Paid protests or not, fake news coverage or not, Inauguration Day will be a great day for America, but it will be a little extra special for Nan and I and our TEA Party brethren who deserve so much of the credit for making it possible. We fought for eight years to gain our rightful place on the lawn of the US Capital on this Inauguration Day, and I assure you that all the paid protestors the left can muster will not stop us from being there, nor stop Donald Trump from being sworn in as the President of the United States.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, January 6, 2017
CONTACT: Tom Zawistowski
Timken Defeats Borges in Dramatic Upset for Ohio Republican Chair
AKRON – Tom Zawistowski, President of the We the People Convention, today congratulated Jane Timken for her dramatic upset victory over incumbent Matt Borges for the powerful position of Ohio Republican Party Chairperson. The original vote was 33 for Timken and 32 for Borges with one State Central Committee member not in attendance. A total of 34 votes was required for either of the candidates to win outright. After a second vote, which again ended up 33-32 in favor of Timken, a recess was taken. Before a third vote could be taken, it was clear that Borges could not get the votes to win and a deal was made for Timken to be the new Ohio Republican Party Chairperson while Borges would step down and become “Chairman Emeritus.”
Zawistowski said “This is a HUGE victory for those of us in Ohio who voted for Donald Trump in November and who are sick and tired of crony and corrupt politics. Jane Timken promises to end the mafia like tactics of Kasich and Borges and restore the integrity of the Ohio Republican Party by following it’s own by-laws, holding fair elections, using the Republican National Party Platform as measuring stick for anyone wanting to run as a Republican, and serving the needs of the County Republican Parties who have been mostly ignored in recent years. The bottom line is the the Ohio Republican Party will act as political party again instead of a tool to serve a few powerful elected officials. That is what American citizens want, a party that represents them and their needs and not just the needs of the rich and powerful. We wish Jane Timken all the best in her new position, but she can be assured that the Ohio TEA Party will hold her accountable for her actions going forward just as we did with Borges.”
This was a proxy battle between Republican President-Elect Donald Trump who supported Timken and Ohio Governor John Kasich who supported Borges. With the defeat, Kasich’s position in Ohio political circles is severely reduced as a lame duck Governor who has now lost control of the Ohio Republican Party. Neither Kasich nor Borges supported Trump for President and they were accused of actually withholding ORP resources from the Trump campaign in Ohio in order to make him lose. Borges staffers even publicly embarrassed Trump Ohio Chairman Bob Paduchik weeks before the election causing Paduchik to remove Borges from having anything to do with the campaign. Paduchick has since become the Co-Chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC) which further complicated the issue of Borges remaining ORP Chairman. Timken won in large part because Republican State Central Committee members could not see how the Ohio Republican Party could operate successfully going forward while being at odds not just with the Republican President but also with the Republican National Committee.##
MAXWELL TANI, INVESTORS DAILYNOV. 9, 2016, 2:32 AM
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
WE THE PEOPLE CONVENTION ANNOUNCES
OHIO CONGRESSIONAL ENDORSEMENTS
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, 2016Members 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!
Tom ZawistowskiPresidentWe the People Convention
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, October 15, 2016
OHIO TEA PARTY BACKS TRUMP CAMPAIGN
IN SEVERING TIES WITH ORP CHAIRMAN BORGES
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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