COVID-19 Response – A Call for Leadership in Governing

Please consider writing to your local elected officials in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic regarding the governmental response.

Contact Governor Whitmer Here.

Contact Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. Here.

Contact 67th District Representative Kara Hope Here.

State of Michigan

First of all, it is time to take a position of positive leadership, leadership means many things to many people.  The core definition is to inspire confidence, passion and commitment in others.  This is done thru sound decision making and communications.  At this difficult time we need this kind of leadership more than ever.  Many other States have announced specific criteria to reopen, this provides a specific path forward, that I have not heard from your administration.  There is much evidence to suggest that this can be done safely from many highly respected experts.  I urge you to research and consider an approach based on Total Harm Minimization, a concept that has been researched by Dr. David Katz, a board certified specialist in preventative medicine and public health.  This approach considers all aspects of decisions made regarding Covid 19.

It is certainly sad and awful that lives have been lost due to this terrible virus.  However, the data does not necessarily prove that lockdowns work.  Consider three states.  New York, Florida and California.  Florida had the latest lock down date, yet has the lowest death rate of the 3, despite having the 2nd largest percent of elderly population.

This is the time for leadership and wisdom to rule the day, we need to listen to experts and weigh the data, but at the end of the day, we need to make tough decisions for the benefit of all in the community.  As an example, at the end of World War II scientists developed and tested the atomic bomb, however scientists did not decide whether to use the bomb.  Leaders need to make these decisions.

With all due respect, I  urge you to thoughtfully and carefully consider the information contained in this email and take a strong leadership position by deciding to reopen our State , while doing all we can to protect the vulnerable in our community. 

You are in my family’s prayers and the prayers of many others daily.

Thank you for the consideration.

Bill Whitbeck

Open Letter to the UAW

To all UAW members of Ingham County, and across the Country.

Congratulations on your recent gains in your 4-year contract. The Ingham County Republican Party is proud of your determination to stand up for what is right for your Union and its members. We would also like to point out, that your gains would not have been possible without the determination of the Republican Party to stand up for you and what is right for the people of the United States of America.

If you don’t agree, that’s ok, but let’s look back to the year 2009, when a Democrat administration, pushed GM to file bankruptcy and form a new company, which also bankrupted many GM retirees, and began a new 2-tier pay system, with much lower wages, and a temporary classification for new employees.

Since then, due to a struggling economy, lower automobile sales, and with fewer employees, as many jobs were moved to other countries, (never to return, according to the Democrat President) GM employees have realized only modest increases in their overall benefits

Come back to today with the economy at levels not realized since the 1960’s, with lower unemployment rates, many of those “lost” manufacturing jobs now back in the US, manufacturing levels at all time highs, lower tax rates, and more money going into workers pockets due to tax cuts, it stands to reason, that the Unions and their members had more bargaining power than ever before. There’s no denying all these benefits are a direct result of the work of OUR President, and the Republican Party.

So once again, from the Ingham County Republican Party, congratulations on your recent contract gains, you deserve them.

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Proposed Gun Restriction Bills

A number of anti gun ownership bills have been proposed in the Michigan House and Senate.

They are House bills 5275-5277 and Senate bills 678-680.

These bills propose red flag laws and other draconian anti gun legislation.

Speaker Lee Chatfield is opposed- contact him and encourage him and thank him.

Senate Majority Leader Shirkey has said he may listen to these in committee- call him and tell him NO!

Contact your senator and representative and tell them you do not want or support these bills.

Pass this on as far and wide as you can – this is important to our freedoms and rights.

Below is a link to a Youtube video explaining further.

https://youtu.be/tLxw7QqJmJE

Also encourage Speaker Chatfield and Leader Shirkey to propose legislation removing pistol registration requirements.

Include your name, address, and phone in all correspondence

District Name Email Phone
House 67 Kara Hope karahope@house.mi.gov 517-373-0587
House 68 Sarah Anthony sarahanthony@house.mi.gov 517-373-0826
House 69 Julie Brixie juliebrixie@house.mi.gov 517-373-1786
House Speaker Lee Chatfield leechatfield@house.mi.gov 517-373-2629
Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey senmshirkey@senate.michigan.gov or https://www.senatormikeshirkey.com/contact/ 517-373-5932
Senate 24 Tom Barrett SenTBarrett@senate.michigan.gov 517-373-3447
Senate 23 Curtis Hertel Jr senchertel@senate.michigan.gov 517-373-1734