|On March 13, 2020, life as we knew it ended.|
The Covid 19 virus infected not just individual people and families, but our entire social construct. Children’s futures were forfeited in favor of arbitrary school lockdowns. Businesses, livelihoods, dreams were destroyed. The tragic, avoidable, and ongoing loss of life is a scar which will stay with us permanently.
Over the last two years we have learned to adapt to this adverse reality. Americans are resilient, and resourceful. But the progressive firmanent in NY/NJ has ensured that the Covid crisis has not gone to waste: they’ve used the misfortune of their consituents to aggregate and consolidate power, and in so doing have stripped the citizenry of basic consitutional rights.
We cannot, and will not, accept this.
The fight against Covid tyranny is taking many forms. On Thursday December 9, we’re privileged to host one of prime movers in the struggle small businesses confront when municipal government actively works against the interests of working people.
Ron Berutti, a prominent complex claims litigator practicting in Parsippany and licensed in multiple states, has brought suit against the administration of NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio on behalf of a group of New York restaurateurs regarding the city-imposed proof-of-vaccine ID required of all diners. His effort, those of Jersey 1st in its lawsuit against the Murphy administration regarding mask mandates for all schoolchildren, and the struggles of a very special small business whom we all cherish, will be the centerpiece of a lively discussion on how the State has moved to limit our economic and personal lives, the dangerous precedents it’s setting, and the consequences to all of us if we don’t fight back.
Come to the Greek Taverna on Thursday 12/9, at 7:00 p.m., as we contemplate a New Year of struggle, and promise.
1 Adult for 12/9 Dinner –$35.00 2 Adults for 12/9 Dinner — $65.00 1 Student for 12/9 Dinner–$15.00
John Van Wagner, PresidentMontclair Republican Clubwww.montclairrepublicans.com
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On Thursday August 5 we meet again IN PERSON for the first time in almost 18 months. And there’s no time to spare, given the events in our locked down town since 2020.
So right to the point.
Since March 2020 Our children have been disenfranchised: locked out of school, left in the cold, with no access to authentic education, or, just as crucially, to connections with peers and adult role models. The damage this has inflicted on our youth, and to Montclair families generally, will unfold with rude awakenings through the next decades.
We need this to stop, NOW. To that end I’ve invited Erik D’Amato, the founder of VOTE MONTCLAIR, a nonpartisan grassroots movement that this year successfully petitioned to let voters decide this November whether Montclair will continue to have the unfortunate distinction of being among only a handful of NJ municipalities where politicians rather than voters decide who sits on the BOE. Meanwhile, Vote Montclair is awaiting word from the Township Clerk on a second petition involving Montclair’s equally rare distinction of holding municipal elections in May, when only a handful of voters tend to turn out.
Come and hear Erik (and a MYSTERY GUEST with unique inside perspective on our singular education system in Montclair) talk about this initiative and how we as a club can move this campaign forward.
Thursday August 57:00 p.m.Greek Taverna292 Bloomfield Ave.
1 Adult $35.002
2 Adults $65.001
John Van Wagner, PresidentMontclair Republican Club
PICNIC: MONDAY JULY 5, 2021*
*Please note the change of date
PICNIC: MONDAY JULY 5, 2021*
*Please note the change of date
As Francis Scott Key affirmed in such resounding verse at Ft. McHenry in 1814, the United States is the most resilient nation on earth. And we’ve done it yet again. We’ve passed the tests of the past year and a half with the flying colors of Old Glory.
On Monday July 5th let’s celebrate the the re-birth of our nation together, as Republicans, Montclairans, New Jerseyans, and American patriots.
And while we do, let’s remember what the ordeal of the past eighteen months has shown us about freedom, how precious it is, and how fragile. .
Come to Edgemont Park in Montclair, near the Memorial Obelisk, any time from noon-3:00 p.m. Bring whatever you like to eat, (BEVERAGES and DESSERTS will be provided), bring instruments, frisbees, flags, anything besides masks, and let’s have some fun.
It’s about time!
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|Holiday Greetings to all!|
This year has been transformative on every level, with much wrenching heartache and pain. But it’s in the midst of trials like those visited on us in 2020 that priorities crystallize, both in our personal lives and in the greater community sphere.
In the spirit of positive transformation I’m proud to announce, in collaboration with the NJ Black Republican Club, the first Christmas Montclair Republican Club Book Drive.
This event will take place on Saturday, December 19, at the Wally Choice Community Center in Glenfield Park, from 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm, in conjunction with a toy giveaway sponsored by the Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation.
In this Christmas season I can’t think of a more precious gift for the MRC to bring to the community than that of reading, and knowledge. This is the type of project which can help shape minds, and hearts, for generations to come.
Dave Sypher, President of the NJ Black Republicans, has generously offered to provide 200 donated books for children ages pre-K through Middle School. But we can definitely use more. If anyone has been wondering what to do with store of small children’s books from years past, please drop them by 12 Marquette Rd.
I’d also ask our membership to come out to the Wally Choice Center next Saturday, to help distribute books, and to demonstrate our commitment to improving the lives every Montclair citizen.
|Wishing everyone Joy and Hope this Christmas.|
VICTORY NOW IN NJ-11!!
JOIN OUR ZOOM MEETING THIS SUNDAY 9/27 AT 6:00 PM TO HEAR HOW WE CAN ALL BE PART OF TAKING BACK THE 11th AND SENDING ROSEMARY BECCHI TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
From Eddie Lesko, Field Organizer with the of the NJ GOP:
“The issue, as you may be finding, is that many Republicans are unaware of the procedure for this year’s VOTE BY MAIL ONLY election. So, we are undertaking a massive VOTER CONTACT MISSION via phone calls and door knocks. With days until most voters will have their ballots, we are racing against the clock.”
Phone calling: this is done on a program called Red Dialer. The person does not see your private number on the other end. Volunteers work from home and in our Parsippany office.
Door knocking: we send groups out across the district using our Advantage Mobile app. Specific houses are targeted. Masks required.
ZOOM LINK FOR SUNDAY, 9/27, 6:00 PM:
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Thanks, each of you, for the support you give with your thoughts, words, and deeds every day.
|Who Will Protect the Weak?|
|Night after night the narrative unfolds in the national media as our cities burn and blood runs in the streets. There is a revolt underway against the oppression of the police, who use force and intimidation to maintain brutish control over despairing and disadvantaged communities. Political opportunists, one of whom described her city’s turmoil as a ‘Summer of Love’, exhort us to ‘re-imagine’ our concept of law enforcement, to defund and disband the police force, and ‘re-direct’ funds to community based social services. American youth in particular are targets of this false utopian message, which is being disseminated with no filter throughout our high schools and colleges.|
We in the Montclair Republican Club say “Enough”.
It’s time to hear from those who understand reality, who put their bodies and lives in daily jeopardy to ensure that the most vulnerable among us can live life in safety. That is the measure of a great society. It’s the essence of America.
Anti-police rhetoric blares throughout social and multi-media on permanent loop, and nowhere more so than here in Montclair.
It’s time to push back. To give voice to the chief law enforcement officer of our town, to learn of the Herculean challenges he and his officers undertake every day on our behalf, and how each of us can help to support both the messaging and mission of the police.
Come for a meeting and dialog with Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti. Let’s honor our most important public servants within the community, and talk about, solutions, community, and an end to the madness.
MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, at 7:00 PM.POLICE BUILDING 647 BLOOMFIELD AVE 2ND FLOOR COURTROOM, MONTCLAIR, NJ
FLAGS, FOOD, FRISBEES, FUN–and FREEDOM!
Come to Edgemont Park in Montclair, NJ (meeting near the Memorial Island–just look for the American flags and the red t-shirts and caps), on Saturday July 4 at noon. Bring your own food, friends and fellow travelers.
This will be an occasion for fellowship and reflection, and pure American joy. We’ll set aside a time for anyone who would like to express themselves through speeches, readings, or music, to elevate our understanding of the unique American journey of each individual citizen.
Our gathering will be peaceful and safe. We believe that freedom is always married to responsibility. All who come are encouraged to observe basic pandemic precautions that will help to make the occasion a celebration of responsible choice. Individual choice. Freedom.
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Thanks, and GOD BLESS AMERICA!
John Van Wagner, MRC President
|During times like these we need leadership. We don’t need representatives who pander with their votes, who undermine the electoral process by playing impeachment games, who are in the pockets of big money and special interests. We need leadership in the House of Representatives by citizens like Rosemary Becchi.|
Rosemary has been a dedicated public servant in NJ for two decades. A seasoned tax lawyer who’s served on the the Senate Finance committee, worked in private practice, and who currently helms the tax reform advocacy group Jersey First, she has up front, in-depth understanding of the system and its capacity for dysfunction. She’s the champion we need to fight for NJ in the arena of Washington DC.
Join us on a call with Rosemary on Thursday 4/9 at 7:00 p.m. Come with your questions about the stimulus bill, tax reform, and anything you want to know about the current Corona virus threat. You’ll come away with a strong understanding of why the club needs to mobilize all of its resources to win the seat for NJ-11 on Nov. 8 and send Rosemary to Washington to work for us.
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