Citing the “systemic failure” of the status quo, Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts today demanded that county schools immediately reopen on a full-time, in-person schedule. “The results are in,” Knotts said. “We have seen troubling learning losses and severely detrimental effects on the mental health of students in Fairfax County. Our schools need to reopen — five days a week, for all students — without any further delay”
More than 100 citizens rallied Monday night against draft regulations that would limit the size and number of flags residents could fly outside their own homes. The rally began with the Fairfax GOP’s Vinson Palathingal leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
Waving flags of various sizes, attendees cheered as they heard from a diverse roster of speakers.
Puneet Ahluwalia, candidate for lieutenant governor, joined the Fairfax GOP live on Facebook last month for a wide-ranging interview about the issues facing Virginia.
A family man with a background in business, Ahluwalia’s focus is on “hope, growth and opportunity,” the candidate said. In addition, Ahluwalia believes that, as an immigrant, he can draw more new voters into the GOP.
Busybodies in Fairfax County government recently wanted to limit the number and size of flags that homeowners can lawfully fly. This anti-freedom measure was not endorsed by the county planning commission (following a media firestorm and grassroots backlash). However, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors could still revive it.
Board Chairman Jeff McKay (D-Lee) seemed keen on the draft regulations in a statement issued to Fox News.
At the February 23rd Board meeting, the County Executive presented the Advertised Budget for FY2022. While this budget includes a decrease of one penny in the tax rate, it results in an overall increase of 3.4 percent for the average homeowner because of the rise in assessment values.
H.R. 1 represents an unconscionable power grab by the federal government and interferes with the ability of states and their citizens to determine qualifications for voters, to ensure the accuracy of voter registration rolls, to secure the integrity of elections, to participate in the political process, and to determine the district boundary lines for electing their representatives.
H.R. 1 violates both the 1st and 14th Amendments of the Constitution by deterring political free speech and restoring the voting rights of convicted felons.
Patriots in Fairfax County made a difference last night — the planning commission relented and voted to NOT recommend onerous rules limiting the number and size of flags that homeowners can lawfully fly.
Last night’s vote came on the heels of a media firestorm and mounting public outrage against the anti-flag measure.
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.