November 24, 2022 – Happy Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is upon us again, and it offers us all a chance to reflect and show our gratitude for life’s many blessings. This past week, Republicans took the House Majority for the 118th Congress beginning in January. Earlier this month, Georgia Republicans saw a Red Wave with the re-election of Governor Brian Kemp, our Constitutional Officers and enormous victories across the Peach State on election night, including winning every non-federal statewide office without a runoff for the first time since 2016 and re-electing our Republican majorities in both houses of the General Assembly.
Rarely do we have the time in our everyday lives to step back and reflect on life’s countless blessings. But each year, Thanksgiving gives us a special and important opportunity to come together and give thanks for the fortunes and freedoms we share. As Americans, we have much to be grateful for – and we must remember to give thanks to the men and women of our military who fight for our freedoms overseas and to our first responders……many of whom will be unable to celebrate Thanksgiving with loved ones at home. While we pray for those not with us at our holiday gathering, let us also keep in mind those who are struggling and in need during this holiday season. Probably, even more so with record high inflation and supply chain disruptions making this year’s Thanksgiving Feast being the priciest in 37 years and up 20% from 2021. (Source: American Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Survey). We cannot ignore that these hardships are because of a failed Biden-Warnock agenda that puts Americans last.
As you spend time with loved ones over these next few days and regardless of your differences, remember the things that make this country the greatest of all countries. But while we say give thanks, now is not the time to take our pedal off the metal. Momentum is on our side and the wind is in our sails. During the Primary and General Elections, we turned out far more of our base than Democrats did, and the results we saw on election night show a clear path to victory for Herschel. We can do it one more time!
As Thanksgiving is here, it is imperative that we all make our plan to vote and ensure our friends and family are doing the same. Please take a few moments in the next few days to reach out to friends and family to make sure they are aware of their voting options and deadlines. If your college kids are home than please consider voting together and then enjoy a football game or find that bargain door buster!
If you are going to be out of town over the holidays and unable to vote in Early Voting or on December 6th, please request your absentee ballot now as the application deadline is Monday, November 28! The safest bet it to return it to an early voting location if you are out of town on December 6th.
While there will always be more work to accomplish, I am still grateful on how fortunate we are to live in America and how thankful I am for the people of the great state of Georgia. ‘On behalf of The DeKalb Republican Party and from our family to yours, we wish you a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving!
Marci McCarthy, Chairman
The DeKalb Republican Party