Monthly Archives: June 2017

RPT Chairman James Dickey Statement on SCOTUS Decision in Favor of Religious Liberty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, June 26, 2017

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of religious liberty is a momentous victory for religious rights in our country. Religious liberties fell under attack during the Obama Administration, from the Little Sisters of the Poor to Hobby Lobby. Today’s ruling further proves that while our nation believes in the separation of Church and State, it was also founded based upon the principles of freedom of religion. Here in Texas, we stand strong for freedom of religion protected by the First Amendment, and our state legislature upheld these beliefs by passing the Sermon Protection Act (SB 24) in May during the 85th Legislative session. We would like to see the Texas Legislature take up the banner of the First Amendment Defense Act in the upcoming special session, strengthening the protections that businesses and organizations have to freely profess and adhere to their sincerely-held religious beliefs.”

###

The post RPT Chairman James Dickey Statement on SCOTUS Decision in Favor of Religious Liberty appeared first on Republican Party of Texas.


Source: RPT Updates from Chairman

RPT Chairman James Dickey Statement on the CA Ban of State Business Travel to TX

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 23, 2017

“While out-of-touch California bureaucrats may not be coming to Texas as much in the near future, we will gladly continue to welcome businesses and individuals who move here to escape California’s extreme regulatory practices and sky-high taxes. We will continue to demonstrate that Texas is the best state in the country to live because of the economic growth created by our conservative policies.”

###

Background:
http://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/news/2016/08/12/california-regulatory-policies-businesses-flee.html
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/economy/2017/03/15/californias-poor-flock-texas-west-coast-homes-jobs-fall-reach
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/California-AG-bans-state-travel-to-Texas-3-other-11241297.php

The post RPT Chairman James Dickey Statement on the CA Ban of State Business Travel to TX appeared first on Republican Party of Texas.


Source: RPT Updates from Chairman

RPT Chairman James Dickey Statement on Congresswoman-Elect Handel’s Win in GA-06

RPT Chairman James Dickey Statement on Congresswoman-Elect Handel’s Win in GA-06

“Congratulations to Congresswoman-Elect Karen Handel on winning her race in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District! We are proud of her strong conservative record and proud of our Texans that were on the ground helping her campaign. Her win in this special election tonight and Congressman-Elect Ralph Norman’s win in the special election in South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District now gives Republicans a victory in all six special elections since President Trump’s victory this past November. Americans continue to believe in the President’s agenda and the work of our Republican majorities. In Texas, we will fight to Keep Texas Red in 2018 and we will continue to lead on conservative principles in the upcoming special session in our state legislature.”
###

The post RPT Chairman James Dickey Statement on Congresswoman-Elect Handel’s Win in GA-06 appeared first on Republican Party of Texas.


Source: RPT Updates from Chairman

RPT Chairman James Dickey Statement on Juneteenth

Houston- “We’re deeply honored to celebrate Juneteenth today, in memory of the abolition of slavery in Texas. This morning U.S. Senator Tim Scott and State Senator Larry Taylor discussed the value of empowering parents in their children’s education, and it was very powerful to see the impact being made by empowered parents and dedicated educators in the African-American community in Houston. While Juneteenth commemorates an event that occurred more than 150 years ago, Texas Republicans recognize the importance of that legacy and its meaning in today’s society.  The message and memory of Juneteenth still resonates in this country, as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is proclaimed by our Declaration of Independence, which is what sets us apart from the rest of the world. We will continue to support ways all Texans and Americans can enjoy the freedoms endowed by our Creator.

###

  

 

The post RPT Chairman James Dickey Statement on Juneteenth appeared first on Republican Party of Texas.


Source: RPT Updates from Chairman

RPT Chairman James Dickey Statement on the Hiring of John Drogin as Senior Political Advisor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Austin- “We could not be more excited to welcome John Drogin to the RPT as our Senior Political Advisor. Drogin offers insight and wisdom after years of working with both of our sitting Texas Senators. His expertise in strategic organization will be invaluable as the RPT seeks to provide support to our candidates in the upcoming 2018 mid-term elections.

Drogin’s experience serving in the roles of campaign manager, state director, and strategic consultant for Senators Cornyn and Cruz, combined with countless years of other political experience, provides him with a well-seasoned perspective. The Party will benefit from his wealth of knowledge as we work toward further advancing the Platform, principles, and vision entrusted to us by Republicans across Texas.”

###

The post RPT Chairman James Dickey Statement on the Hiring of John Drogin as Senior Political Advisor appeared first on Republican Party of Texas.


Source: RPT Updates from Chairman

RPT Chairman James Dickey Statement on the Hiring of John Drogin as Senior Political Advisor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Austin- “We could not be more excited to welcome John Drogin to the RPT as our Senior Political Advisor. Drogin offers insight and wisdom after years of working with both of our sitting Texas Senators. His expertise in strategic organization will be invaluable as the RPT seeks to provide support to our candidates in the upcoming 2018 mid-term elections.

Drogin’s experience serving in the roles of campaign manager, state director, and strategic consultant for Senators Cornyn and Cruz, combined with countless years of other political experience, provides him with a well-seasoned perspective. The Party will benefit from his wealth of knowledge as we work toward further advancing the Platform, principles, and vision entrusted to us by Republicans across Texas.”

###

RPT Chairman James Dickey Statement on the Gunman at Congressional Baseball Practice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

“Texas Republicans join all Americans in prayer for Congressman Scalise, Congressional staff and family, and everyone who was affected by the horrific shooting this morning. As Texans, we pray especially for the quick recovery of the staffer of Rep. Roger Williams who was wounded. We give thanks that the immediate response of brave law enforcement officers prevented a greater tragedy.

Today our members of Congress will get back to what we sent them to Washington to do: work out the differences that divide us, and make America a better place. It is their work — not violence against fellow Americans we may disagree with — that will move our nation forward.”

###

The post RPT Chairman James Dickey Statement on the Gunman at Congressional Baseball Practice appeared first on Republican Party of Texas.


Source: RPT Updates from Chairman