February Meeting

FEBRUARY 7

6:30 PM

SNYDER COUNTY

 

PFRW Meets at Hershey

Our small council is very active with our projects and activities.  In addition, we have two members who hold positions on the state federation.

SUNACRW President Irene Harris, who serves on the PFRW Board as a regional director, was elected to the Nominating Committee on Friday.  She and her colleagues are responsible for nominating candidates to fill positions, especially those to be filled at the 2021 statewide convention.

SUNACRW Secretary Carolyn Conner, previously the PFRW Political Activities Chair is the new PFRW Bylaws Chair.  Her committee is doing a full review of the bylaws with a goal of increasing efficiency of processes and building the statewide membership.

We Support School Choice

During National School Choice Week we call upon our elected officials to support expanded school choice in Pennsylvania, including expansion of educational scholarships to provide expanded opportunities to K-12 students.  Parents must have choices that allow their child to access educational opportunities that meet their needs.

 

A Proclamation Commemorating School Choice Week

WHEREAS all children in our area should have access to an effective education that prepares them for successful adulthood; and,

WHEREAS quality education is essential to the economic and social strength of our area; and,

WHEREAS our area is home to a multitude of excellent education options from which parents can choose for their children; and,

WHEREAS it is important that all parents explore and identify the best educational choices for each child: and,

WHEREAS, research demonstrates that providing children with multiple education options improve academic performance regardless of family income, location, or learning ability; and,

WHEREAS, programs such as Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit which provide scholarships to students fleeing failing or inadequate schools deny more than 50% of applicants for lack of funds due to arbitrary tax credit caps; and

WHEREAS, School Choice Week is celebrated across the country by millions of students, parents, educators, schools and organizations to raise awareness of the need for additional educational options;

NOW, THEREFORE, on this 18th day of January, 2019, We, SUN Area Council of Republican Women, do hereby recognize January 20-26, 2019 as SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK, and call this observance to the attention of all area residents. Further we call upon our elected State Representatives and State Senators to champion legislation that expand educational choice throughout the Commonwealth.

/s/ Irene C. Harris, President – SUN Area Council Republican WOmen

 

An American Holocaust: 46 years, 61 million deaths

Some of us march today.

All of us pray to end abortion.


Please join us.

Pro-woman.  Pro-Child.

 

Religious Freedom Day


The President’s official proclamation of Religious Freedom Day recognizes the basis for the First Amendment.  On January 16, 1786 Thomas Jefferson’s Statute for Religious Freedom was passed by the Virginia General Assembly repudiating the status of The Church of England as the official religion of Virginia.

Jefferson was motivated by the infringement on religious freedom for any other than Anglicans (Episcopalians) in Virginia.  His ideas for religious freedom originated with his experiences with Baptist congregations who suffered persecution in the state.

Jefferson’s efforts led to freedom of religion for all Americans.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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