District 14 News - Week of August 29, 2022

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District 14 News, Week of August 29, 2022

Dear Friends,
I bet you didn’t know that August 29 is National Lemon Juice Day!  I have no idea where they come up with all these National such and such days, but I imagine a room full of people sitting around just throwing out ideas.
When I think of lemons, I see that look on a babies face when they scrunch up their little mouths at the first taste of the tartness of the fruit.  But I also think of how yummy lemons are after they are squeezed in a little water mixed with a ton of sugar poured into a glass.  Straight lemon juice will cause your sour indicators to go off in your jaw, but it will also taste sweet and yummy in salad dressing, pies and lots of other foods.
There is so much going on right now in our personal worlds.  I scratch my head and want to bang it against a wall daily when I hear about what President Biden is up to.  He is the perfect example of robbing Peter to pay Paul in so many of his policies.  This madness goes all the way down to our state and local governments.  Here in Charlotte, we thought we could finally get some common sense back in our City Council, but only 22% of Republicans voted in the last election.  WHAT!!!!!
We are ten weeks and one day away from changing our government.  We can take back the US Senate and House, which will cause the President's power to weaken.  On a state level, if we elect ONE more Republican to the NC Supreme Court, we can end the liberal madness we have experienced the last few years.  The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners is 100% Democrat, who feel they can do whatever they want….because they can.  We must change this.  There are many other examples of changes that need to be made, including some races in Gaston County.
I am sure that many of you have a sour taste in your mouth for all things politics.  But if we don’t do anything about it, it will continue to manifest itself into more bitterness.  If we help our candidates, and get out and vote, we may finally taste the sweetness of victory!
Avoid going fruity and get involved.
Lee Ann Patton
NCGOP District 14


District 14 News!

Seeing RED in District 14

First Annual Fundraiser

Monday, September 26

Tickets are on sale NOW for our first annual fundraiser, Seeing RED in District 14. This is not just a fundraiser, but a FUNraiser.

Food and Cash bar
Live Auction
Silent Auction
50/50 Rubber Ducky Raffle
Prize winning games
Special Guests:
D14 Candidate for US Congress, Pat Harrigan
NCGOP Chairman Michael Whatley 
RNC Committee Woman for NC, Kyshia Brassington
 Local and statewide candidates. 
We will announce our keynote speaker in the next week.  
You WILL NOT want to miss this event.

Register HERE

By Check:  Make it out to 14th Cong Dist REC and send to PO Box 367, Cramerton, NC 28032.  Per Campaign Finance Law, please write your place of employment and occupation in the memo line.


Sneak Peek Auction Items (so far)

Original paintings, photography, and artwork
Antique items
Soccer Ball from CLT FC, signed by G. Corujo
Professional Photography session
Gift Certificates to Pet Grooming, Restaurants
Goody bags of miscellaneous Republican stuff

Silent and Live Auction items NEEDED!
We are looking for auction items for our live and silent auction for Seeing RED in District 14.  If you have items to donate from vacation destinations to gift cards, we will take them.  Please contact us at [email protected] or 704-576-8053, or reply to this newsletter.




Tuesday, August 30

Meet Pat Harrigan
Candidate for US Congress, D14
Meet and Greet

Wednesday, August 31

Meet Tatyana Thulien

Candidate, Mecklenburg BOC At-Large


Wednesday, September 7

Meet Tyler Lee
Republican nominee for US Congress, D12
Meet and Greet

Thursday, September 8

Meet Judge Paulina Havelka
Candidate for Superior Court Judge, D26A

Thursday, September 8

Meet Tyler Lee
Candidate, US Congress D12
Meet Ray Fuentes
Candidate, Mecklenburg County Commission D4


Meet Tyler Lee and Ray Fuentes in Huntersville for music, food, drinks and fun on September 8th from 7-9pm and help energize their campaigns to charge to victory on November 8th.

Register HERE


Friday, September 9

Meet Pat Harrigan
Candidate for US Congress, D14
Meet and Greet

Sunday, September 11

Meet Ro Lawsin
Candidate for School Board, D1

Monday, September 12

Meet Ross Monks

Candidate for Mecklenburg County Commission, D1

Monday, September 12

Meet Lisa Cline
Candidate for School Board, D5
Meet and Greet

Wednesday, September 14

Meet Ray Fuentes
Candidate for Mecklenburg County Commission, D4
Meet Tatyana Thulien
Candidate for Mecklenburg County Commission At-Large

Sunday, September 18

Meet Mark Robeson
Candidate for NC Senate D39

Monday, September 19

Meet Tyler Lee
Republican Nominee for Congress, NC-12


Mark Robeson
Candidate for NC State Senate, D39



In The Elephant in the Room Episode #4 we discuss the growing Fentanyl epidemic in America and what can be done about it.  I discuss this topic and addiction in general with Tony Marciano, CEO of the Charlotte Rescue Mission.

Listen HERE

Matthew Ridenhour
Candidate for Mecklenburg County Commission, D5

Donuts on the Driveway


Who doesn't like coffee and donuts?

Hey friends,

On the campaign trail I'm often asked, "How can I help?" Let's be honest...most folks don't want to host fundraisers, and most people don't really enjoy door knocking when it is 90* outside! Which I totally understand!

But here is an easy way YOU can help--by hosting a Donuts on the Driveway! 
I will bring a cardboard table, donuts, and coffee for you and the folks in your neighborhood. All I ask is that you let me set up on your driveway/sidewalk to hand out the goodies, and for you to invite your friends in your neighborhood. 

We all know people in our neighborhoods who are GOP or GOP-friendly--just invite those folks for a fun little time at your driveway! These Donuts on the Driveway events won't be high-pressure, super-political events. Just quick, casual meet and greets so I can say Hi to your neighbors, and give them a donut and some coffee. 

Most folks who have already signed up to host these have chosen to host them on Saturdays, but I could even do it early in the morning for the school and work crowd! 

If you would like to host a Donuts on the Driveway, and you live in District 5 (basically the Myers Park/SouthPark/Carmel Road/Sardis Road/Cotswold area), please reply to this email or call/text me at 704-880-4916.



MeckGOP Voter Guides are HERE!

Contact [email protected] for more information on how to get yours!

Gaston GOP News!

Saturday, September 10

Patriot Picnic

Claim your tickets HERE

Monday, September 12

Monthly GOP meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting of the Gaston GOP Executive Committee at our headquarters. Meetings are open to all registered Republicans, and new people are always welcome! The meeting begins at 7pm, but you can come early at 6pm for an optional dinner (usually $10-$15 per person). 

At our meetings, we discuss current events, hear reports from our local elected officials, and make plans for the upcoming election cycle. This is your opportunity to get involved with the Republican Party on the local level. 


MeckGOP News!

Monday, August 29

MeckGOP Legislative Action Team

Our next Legislative Action Team meeting is on Monday August 29, 2022, at 6:30 pm. at Hickory Tavern on Harris BLVD.
Legislative Action Team is an activist team monitoring and challenging local legislative bodies on policies contrary to conservative values, informing conservatives, collaborating with like-minded groups in Mecklenburg County to bring about change, and making Calls to Action to influence policy.

Saturday, September 10


2nd Annual Grand Old Picnic


Save the date of Saturday, September 10 for our second annual Grand Old Picnic! We will have games for the kids, cornhole, live music, food, a dunk tank and the chance to meet your Republican candidates. Join us for this free and family-friendly casual event from 10:30AM-1:00PM at Lake Park in Pineville. If you can help with our picnic, please sign up here! Candidate/group information tables are available for $25 and event sponsorships are available. Visit https://secure.anedot.com/meckgop/grandoldpicnic or contact [email protected].


MeckGOP Service Project
Now through September 10

Join us for our August service project, a school supply drive to benefit Classroom Central. Bring new pencils, crayons, markers, highlighters, filler paper, notebooks, pocket folders, composition books or dry erase markers to any of our Republican events through our Grand Old Picnic on September 10. We'll make sure these supplies get in the hands of students for a successful school year!

Thursday, September 15

District 5 meetup



Saturday, October 1


2022 Sportsmen's Banquet and Gun Raffle

Raffle Ticket Link: https://secure.anedot.com/ncgop/gun-raffle

Dinner/Sponsor Link: https://secure.anedot.com/ncgop/sportsmenbanquet2022



Monday, August 29

East Charlotte Republican Club
Monthly meeting

Thursday, September 1

Mecklenburg Black Republican Club

September Members Mixer

We're looking for a few good men and women!

The Mecklenburg Black Republican Club is hosting a membership mixer where all are welcome. We are looking to grow our membership to help share our mission to engage the black community about policies that affect the community and our vision to help every black citizen in Mecklenburg County achieve economic security.

Come to learn more about the club and our goals. There will be music, cigars, a. food truck, raffle for prizes, a guest speaker who's a giant in the field of finance, and most importantly, an opportunity to join the club.

RSVP on Eventbrite: MeckBRC Members Mixer


Wednesday, September 14

Republican Women of Greater Charlotte

Monthly meeting

Register HERE

Friday, September 16

Republican Patriots
Take Back America Rally

Register HERE


Wednesday, October 12

Republican Women of Greater Charlotte



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