Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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Subject: RED ALERT! JCC BOS Redistricting & Budget Meeting!

RED alert! Whttp Patriots!


Fellow Patriots! Just a reminder that the James City County Board of Supervisors will be meeting tomorrow night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in Building F of the County Government Complex, off Mounts Bay Road.

Please consider attending this BOS meeting and help promote the conservative leadership and responsible guidance being offered and additionally help to counter the divisive and destructive promotion of progressivism in James City County! Over the last several weeks, the Board of Supervisors, and Citizen Advisory Committee respectively, has been hard at work preparing the FY 2012 County Budget and decennial redistricting plan. The Citizens Advisory Committee voted to recommend Option 1 on 12 April in a bipartisan vote of 8 for and 2 against.

Opponents are expected to continue their efforts to be heard and promote their selfish partisan interests on our community. What's next is not allowing these progressive partisans to highjack the process and continue to promote their destructive practices in our back yard. Constitutional supporters like you need to speak up and not allow this one sided argument to impose their radical views on the Supervisors, who will be adopting both the budget and redistricting at tomorrow night's meeting. Then, please forward this message to friends, family, and other like-minded citizens and ask them to attend as well. It's absolutely vital we turn out and support those in our local government that are supporting the Constitution and not just the few squeaky wheels that promote only certain perspective as considerable or to be heard.

The documents attached are intended to aid you during the discussions concerning redistricting at Tuesday night's meeting.  I strongly advise you read all of them well in advance of that meeting. The documents will serve as a guide and help to understand the arguments likely to be made by those opposed to Option 1 or in support of another map (including the Fuentes Map).
Unanimously adopted Redistricting Resolution (rules & guidelines) can be found at the following link:

Additional info on BOS Public Hearings:
Redistricting Public Hearing
FY 2012 County Budget (Summary) (Memorandum) (Resolution) (Attachment)

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JCC Redistricting - Fuentes Map.doc JCC Redistricting - Fuentes Map.doc
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JCC Redistricting - Option 1.doc JCC Redistricting - Option 1.doc
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JCC Redistricting - Options 2, 3 and 4.doc JCC Redistricting - Options 2, 3 and 4.doc
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JCC Redistricting - Staggered Terms.doc JCC Redistricting - Staggered Terms.doc
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Please read the above attachments prior to attending the meeting!
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Monday, April 25, 2011


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"The Tea Party is not growing. They are not strong. You do not need to worry about
how they will react to your vote."

"If you do not like what we are doing, and don't vote with us, you should get the
hell out."

Those sound like words from the White House or Senate leaders don't they? But they're
not. These were comments made by Republican House Leadership and their allies behind
closed doors.

Much of Congress and the White House and the Republican leadership in the House,
 used our military as a negotiating chip while service men and women risked their
lives for us.

Washington then passed a budget deal using fuzzy math that only cut $352 million:
$99,648,000,000 short of the $100 billion promised. They spend roughly $6 million
per minute, so that's 51 minutes of spending.

Have you had enough yet? Do you like being downplayed and disregarded by the Party
who won a majority based on our core values of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally
limited government, and free markets? How do you feel about the military being used
as a bargaining chip, not just by the Democrats but also by the Republicans? How
 would you feel if you were standing up for our core values in a meeting and told
that you could get the hell out for standing up for those values?

Some may be so frustrated that fighting seems pointless. The system is corrupt and
sometimes it seems impossible to overcome the corruption. Some ask, "Why fight a
 fight that seems like it cannot be won?" We understand that for some, the frustration
can be overwhelming.

Thankfully, our Founding Fathers didn't give  up, and they were fighting against
 odds far greater than these, and taking far greater risks. We cannot give up. We
must continue to stand.

We must dig in, stick to our values and fight for what we believe in. We are not
 just fighting for ourselves but for the future of this nation.

As Congress emerges from its spring recess we are faced with two more critical battles:
the potential debt ceiling increase and the budget for fiscal year 2012.

Patriots across the nation must stand up now to be heard. Now is the time to tell
your Congressman we've had enough of their meaningless backroom deals and infighting.
We expect real changes now.  And for those in office who are standing with us, we
must let them know we are standing with them.

This Thursday, April 28th at 12:30pm local time, Patriots across the nation will
 head to their Congressman's local office to share their thoughts as constituents.
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We need to tell them to deal in their districts, not in Washington. Our deal is

1.' No Debt Ceiling Increase'. Do not raise the debt ceiling. Our credit
 is maxed out and it is time to cut America's credit card.
2. Support the 'Full Faith and Credit Act'. Urge them to support the Full
Faith and Credit Act introduced by Sen. Toomey. This will insure that America
pays our debt first and does not default on it.
3. No Tax Increases. Tell them not to raise taxes. Tax increases at this
stage in our economy will further slow the economic recovery. They have enough
revenue to run the government.

Tell them they work for you and your neighbors and you are watching them closely.
You expect they will ensure open and honest debates around these issues in the coming

Ask your Congressman or their staff how they will vote and report back to us. We
 will send a follow up email on Friday with a means to do that. We are going to
make a record of how they plan to vote on the following items. Please be sure to
 ask these questions:

·        *Will you vote to increase the debt limit or not?

·        *Will you vote to pass the Full Faith and Credit Act to ensure America does not default on its  debt?

·        *If it is a Senator, will you use Rule 14 to bring the Full Faith and Credit Act to a vote on the  Senate floor?

·        *Will you vote against tax increases?

Click here now to get more information on how you can talk to your member of Congress

Can't make it to your local district office at 12:30pm on Thursday?  Then, if you
can go on another day or time, do it on your own schedule. An in-person visit is
 the most effective way to have an impact. District offices are not used to constituents
visiting them, so they'll take note if even just a handful of people show up.

If you are not willing to tell your Congressman what to do, who will? They work
for you, and as the boss, it's your civic duty to push them to do the right thing.
Join your fellow patriots on Thursday, April 28, 2011 to Deal in Your District.
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In This Issue

Take Action - Deal in Your District
Tele Town Hall - Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Useful Links Re: "The Deal


Take Action - Deal in Your District

On Thursday, April 28, 2011, join your fellow patriots at your Representative's
local district office to make a Deal in Your District. Invite your friends, family,
and fellow patriots. The time to stand for the future of America is now. Click here
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Tele Town Hall - Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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Useful Links Re: "The Deal"

Rush Limbaugh's Commentary on the Deal []

Another Segment by Rush []
 (We have had hundreds of emails and calls about Rush's Monday commentary.)

Mark Levin's Commentary on the Deal []

Time Magazine - How Big Were Those Cuts Anyway? []

Deal Is $773B Bigger Budget Than FY2008 []

Debt Increase $54B in 8 Days Preceding the Deal []

Washington Post: $352 Million in Cuts []

And since the Debt Ceiling Vote is Coming Up Soon, here are two relevant links about

Headline from Drudge today:  GOP Set To Raise Debt Limit From Level GOP Leader Called
'Beyond Comprehension' in 2010... []

How Much Has President Obama Accumulated Compared to Other Presidents? []

Rush Limbaugh on Debt Ceiling []

Budget Bill Faces Rocky Vote []

CBO Estimates $352 million not $38.5 billion []

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011





The Howell Plan

Placing Partisan Interests Above All Else


"Everyone was consulted.  All Democrats have been given what they like."

Senator Janet Howell

"If I lose a few seats as a result of redistricting, and I'm in the majority, I'm not doing a very good job."

Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw


  • It ignores "Communities of Interest," splitting more localities than the current map, the Watkins-Vogel Plan, and the Governor's Commission 2% Plan.
    • It splits 34 Counties and 10 Cities – 5 more than the current map, 8 more than the Watkins-Vogel Plan, and 16 more than the Governor's Commission Plan.
    • It splits 18 towns – that's 4 more than the number of towns split in the current map, the Watkins-Vogel Plan, and the Governor's Commission Plan combined.
    • Partisan affiliation is the sole community of interest consistently respected under the Howell Plan, trumping all others.


  • It disregards "one-person, one-vote."
    • Under the Howell Plan, there are 7,994 more people in the largest district than in the smallest – that's twice the deviation rate of the House of Delegates Plan – even though the House has smaller districts to begin with.
    • The difference between the smallest district and largest in the Howell Plan is greater than the Governor's Commission Plan (7,523), and more than four times greater than the Watkins-Vogel Plan (1,897) – which splits 24fewer localities.
    • Rather than being a random deviation, the Howell Plan deliberately "packs" voters into fast growing suburban and exurban districts, while limiting the size of Democrat-friendly districts.  Translation: If you live in a reliably Democratic area, your vote counts more under the Howell Plan.
    • Given the established growth patterns, the Howell Plan will only exacerbate the one-person, one vote issuesas this decade progresses.
    • The pattern in the Howell Plan violates the most recent Supreme Court ruling on one-person, one voteissues


  • It throws contiguity out the window.
    • The number of districts that have unconnected land masses – permitting travel only by watercraft to stay in the district – is tripled.
    • Under the current map, only District 6 is not contiguous by vehicular travel.  But under the Howell Plan, you'll need a boat to get around Districts 2, 3, and 6.
    • Under the Watkins-Vogel and Governor's Commission Plans, every district is contiguous by vehicular travel.


  • It is dominated by meandering, sprawling, grotesquely-shaped districts.
    • Only a small number of districts in the Howell Plan can be described as "compact."
    • Some of the more egregious examples:
      • District 3 begins in Suffolk, a city in the Norfolk media market bordering North Carolina, crosses the James River where there is no crossing (not even a ferry) and ends in King and Queen County on the Middle Peninsula.
      • District 11 begins at the Surry County (Norfolk media market) border and ends in Appomattox County (Lynchburg media market).
      • Districts 15, 19 and 20 intertwine amongst each other, divvying up territory along the North Carolina border from Mecklenburg in the east to Galax in the West.  The determining factor in divisions between the three districts: voting behavior.  District 20 collects every reliably Democratic and swing precinct with stiletto precision; if you live in a reliably Republican precinct, you're probably in District 15 or 19.


  • It restricts competitiveness.
    • The Howell Plan packs Republican voters into as few districts as possible – to maximize opportunities for Democratic nominees.
    • Under the Howell Plan, a "competitive" district is one that Barack Obama carried by 14 points or more.
    • The Howell Plan's "competitive" districts consistently favor Democrats.  For those living in its Republican Districts, Senators will be elected in the June primary.

    • Hope you're praying today! 


      Today is the Day of Prayer at the Virginia Capitol.  And the way Senator Janet Howell has redrawn the districts in Virginia, we're going to need lots of prayers.


      And lots of phone calls!


      The Senate Democrat's plan is so bad, that there is actually a game you can play:

      Howell or Rorsach?  Howell game here



      Some features of the plan:


      1) Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads loses not one, district, but TWO Senate districts.  There is enough population for 2 districts.


      2) Northern Virginia gets carved up.


      3) Districts are not contiguous, and in some cases, are even accessible unless you have boat!  Communities of interest are broken up.


      4) Designed to give a permanent majority in Senate districts, even if the overall Republican/Conservative vote is higher!


      5) Designed to give VA to Kaine and Obama in 2012.


      6) It even breaks up majority minority districts in violation of the Voting Rights Act.  But that's OK- the Dems have brought in big money, and high powered leftist lawyers to fight FOR this completely unfair plan. 


      7) In short - it is designed to thwart your vote, and create political fatigue so that it is too expensive to run Republican or conservative candidates in the Commonwealth. 


      It's an OUTRAGE.


      Both the Senate Republican and the Governor's plan are more fair, keep communities together, honor the voting rights act, and are designed to be fair and allow everyone's vote to count!


      Here's what to do :  <> the vote is Thursday at NOON.



      MAKE NOISE and demand that the Republican Senate Plan or the Governor's Plan be used, not the Democrat vote stacking plan.


      1) call into your local talk radio show-  do it by Thursday morning


      2) post comments on your local newspaper stories about redistricting - the politicians take those comments very seriously


      3) write letters to the editor


      4) ***If your state Senator is a Democrat***  Call immediately and demand that Janet Howell's plan be scrapped, and the Senate Republican or the Governor's plan be used.  If your Senator is a Republican, call them and encourage them to fight for our votes.  Make every vote count!  Do you know who your Senator is? 

       Who is my Senator??


      5) Spread the news!  Get your neighbors to call!  This will be posted on the Alliance website too.



      How will we take our country and state back?


      Precinct, by precinct, by precinct.  Especially if the Democrats get this stacked redistricting, organizing a good ground game becomes even more critical!  Please make plans to attend the Grassroots Campaign Leadership training on May 13 (evening) and 14 in Virginia Beach.  We have the privilege of

      having Chris Doss as our trainer.  Precinct organization is something anyone can do.  We are

      strongly encouraging everyone in a leadership position to understand how to do this.



      Karen Miner Hurd

      on behalf of the Virginia Tea Party Alliance Executive Board


      Shirley Black

      Kristen Cooper

      Dave Littel


      Virginia Tea Party Alliance

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