Last week the Fairfax GOP hosted a special forum live on Facebook, devoted to the celebration of African American history and culture, with a particular focus on the conservative values we share.
Moderated by Vinson Palathingal (Fairfax GOP vice chair of outreach) and Srilekha Palle (Fairfax GOP chair of campaigns and elections), the following panelists shared their unique perspectives
The Fairfax GOP today announced the launch of its Election Integrity Team. Led by Clay Percle, the team is focused on restoring voters’ trust in the electoral system through fairness and transparency. Percle, a retired U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and Iraq War veteran, is a Clifton-based small business owner. “Election integrity is not a partisan issue; it is a fundamental American value,” Percle said.
It was February 23, 1945, and you were looking at the American flag being raised on the summit of Mount Suribachi, on a godforsaken island called Iwo Jima. One of those photographers, Joe Rosenthal, took a picture that would soon become the most iconic of the American flag’s long history. Papers would be running with that picture in a few days, and it stirred the pride and hopes of people back on the home front, still not knowing the ultimate cost of that island struggle. Even a preschool kid like me would be awed by that image on pages we could not yet read yet would never forget for the rest of our lives.
Gubernatorial candidate Merle Rutledge joined the Fairfax GOP live on Facebook last week for a robust discussion of the issues facing Virginia. Rutledge discussed his candidacy and his vision of conservative reform with the Fairfax GOP’s Vinson Palathingal and Srilekha Palle.
One of Rutledge’s biggest goals is tax reform, the candidate said.
On Ash Wednesday, we lost the great Rush Limbaugh. As we noted that day, “Rush has been a constant friend and source of inspiration to millions of listeners across the fruited plain.”
We in the Fairfax GOP will dearly miss our beloved friend and mentor — and we are determined to honor his memory as long as we live.
For the Fairfax County School Board (FCSB), awash in federal impact funds, perhaps an emergency meeting is in order.
The members may wish to consider a brilliant piece by former Wall Street Journal reporter Asra Q. Nomani on October 31: The War on Asians, the Death of Meritocracy, and Assault on STEM. They should read particularly closely her section on the “National War on Asians”.
Virginia Delegate Glenn Davis, now a candidate for lieutenant governor, joined the Fairfax GOP live on Facebook last week. In a wide-ranging conversation with the Fairfax GOP’s Vinson Palathingal and Srilekha Palle, the candidate shared his vision of reform.
Davis stressed the need for Republicans to reach out to lower-income and minority communities, with a message of hope and opportunity: “We’re the party that believes everyone is entitled to the same quality of education, regardless of ZIP code!”
Many years ago, schools in my home state of California used to celebrate two of our greatest presidents’ birthdays, February 12 for Abraham Lincoln and February 22 for George Washington, as holidays. Children would learn stories about how a poor boy who grew up in a log cabin became the president who held our nation together against all odds, and about a surveyor, soldier, planter who risked everything to bring our great nation into being.
The Fairfax GOP is now collecting donations to purchase meals for the National Guard troops stationed in Washington, D.C. If you would like to join our effort and contribute financially, please CLICK HERE.
To drop off donations of individually wrapped snacks, our office will be open this week, Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 1 PM. Please, NO DRINKS.
The deadline for donations is 2/21 and the food will be delivered on 2/28.
Former Virginia Delegate Winsome Sears joined the Fairfax GOP Saturday night, live on Facebook, for a robust discussion of the issues facing our state.
Now one of several GOP candidates for lieutenant governor, Sears outlined her views on subjects ranging from immigration to jobs to education reform.