The Westford Republican Town Committee will conduct their caucus to elect delegates to the State Convention on Monday January 31, 2022 at 7:00 PM. [Snow date is Feb. 7th] at FUSE Restaurant, 2 Powers Rd., Westford, MA. RSVP is required as space is limited. Those interested in being nominated should contact Westford Republican Town Committee Chairwoman Kathy Lynch at info@WestfordMAGOP.org to state your intention to run as a delegate.
The Massachusetts Republican Party will hold its Spring State Convention on Saturday, May 21st, 2022 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the Mass Mutual Convention Center in Springfield MA. All Republicans and their town and city committees that have been registered as of December 31st, 2021 are eligible to be nominated as a delegate for this convention.
The convention’s purpose is to endorse the party’s ticket for statewide office. Candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, and State Auditor will vie for the convention endorsement. To obtain the endorsement, a candidate must attain a majority vote of the delegates at the convention. This is an excellent opportunity for citizens to have a direct influence in state politics.
Delegates can only be selected by their local ward and town Republican committees in a caucus called for that purpose. Any Republican, who is interested in being considered as a delegate must attend the caucus and state their intention. They may self-nominate and, following their nomination, they should be prepared to defend their nomination by offering a two- to three-minute speech stating their case. Their local ward or town committee will then vote to elect them as a delegate, or not. In those cases where multiple persons seek to become delegates, elections will be determined by a plurality vote. No Republican can attend the convention as a voting delegate without being elected by their local ward or town Republican committee. Each such committee has been allotted delegate slots, which they must fill through this caucus process.Contact Westford Republican Town Committee Chairwoman Kathy Lynch at info@WestfordMAGOP.org if interested in being nominated as a Republican delegate to the Spring State Convention.
The Massachusetts Republican Party Executive Committee met on the eve of November 30th, and passed a resolution 12-2 against vaccine passports. The two dissenters were National State Committeeman Ron Kaufman and newly-elected Vice Chairman Jay Fleitman.
The resolution was drafted quickly because of cover news on that day from The Boston Herald and the Jeff Kuhner radio show. Anthony Ventresca put forth the resolution under New Business.
RESOLUTION AGAINST VACCINE PASSPORTS
Whereas, Vaccine Passports goes against our Traditional Republican values of Life, Liberty, and Inclusion.
Whereas, Vaccine Passports go against our Founding Principles of Live and Let Live.
Whereas, Vaccine Passports go against our Federal and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Constitutions.
Whereas, Vaccine Passports prohibit Rights of Freedom of Association and Freedom of Movement.
Whereas, Vaccine Passports are a symbol of when Big Government and Big Corporations team together, this leads to the textbook definition of Fascism which involves the COERCION of private citizens and companies to enforce government policies.
Be it resolved, that the Massachusetts Republican State Committee vehemently opposes a Vaccine Passport, whether it is Involuntary, Voluntary, or otherwise.
Be it resolved, that once this resolution is passed, it is to be disseminated to the public forthwith via all forms of media.
Governor Baker announced, the next day, that he and Lt. Governor Karen Polito would not be seeking re-election which made health-freedom advocates explode with joy on social media.
Let’s Go Brandon Standout In Tyngsborough Met With Enthusiastic Reception
About 35 individuals braved both the real and the political winds this morning, assembling at the Tyngsborough Bridge, to welcome holiday shoppers en-route from Massachusetts to the Pheasant Lane Mall in New Hampshire, and to remind them, who’s responsible for the inflated prices and supply chain shortages this Christmas Season.
The standout, which featured numerous “Let’s Go Brandon,” “Joe Must Go,” and “No to Joe Bye-Done” signs, along with American Flags and Trump banners, created quite a spectacle as the participants lined the approaches to the intersection of routes 3A and 113 in Tyngsborough for close to two hours. The reception was phenomenal. One standout participant noted that drivers only “flipped the bird” to her twice, during the morning, while the supportive horn-blowing was deafening at times. Several public safety vehicles came through the intersection during the standout and acknowledged their support by blowing horns and claxon’s as well.
The Standout was jointly sponsored and organized by Republican State Committeeman Dennis Galvin and Republican State Committeewoman Kathy Lynch with financial support provided by the Westford Republican Town Committee. However, the event was supported by members of the Chelmsford, Tyngsborough, Groton, and Pepperell Republican Town Committees as well. Republican State Committeewoman Evelyn Curley, also participated, waving the flag for two hours, in the face of a cold wind off of the Merrimack River.
This standout will be the first of several leading up to the Christmas holiday – intended to constantly remind people of the incompetence of the Biden administration, demonstrate that people are not alone in their disdain for the current administration (latest approval rating is 42%), and give them an opportunity to blow off some of their frustration with the Biden administration that was overwhelming evident today, at least in Tyngsborough.
The Massachusetts Republican State Committee passed a resolution at its September meeting calling for the removal of Joe Biden from office. Today’s actions were in furtherance of the MA GOP’s stated position.
Massachusetts Republican gubernatorial candidate Geoff Diehl made an appearance last Saturday afternoon before an enthusiastic crowd of supporters at Lowell’s American Legion hall on Westford Street. The event was hosted by John MacDonald. Diehl condemned the Governor for forcing people to chose between their jobs and forced vaccination, and he vowed if elected that he would rehire everyone, who was let go because of their refusal to be vaccinated.
Diehl used the forced vaccination issue as one example of broad range of policies launched by Beacon Hill progressives and Republican Governor Charlie Baker, that are stripping away freedom and prosperity from the working people of this Commonwealth. He told everyone in the crowd that the Democrats have forfeited their claim to be the party of working people, that banner is now being carried by the Mass Republican party. Governor Baker was called out for his failure to stand strong on basic Republican principles. Diehl portrayed the Governor as nothing more than a schill for Beacon Hill progressives.
Restoring the economy for working men and women was strongly emphasized by Diehl. Stopping tax increases, restoring local businesses and blocking the TCI, which Diehl said would crush the working people of Massachusetts were prominent issues on Diehl’s agenda. He reminded everyone of how much of a turncoat Governor Baker is, when in 2014 he praised Diehl for his efforts on repealing the gas tax and now is the number one champion for the TCI tax.
Diehl said he was very proud of his recent endorsement by former President Donald Trump and said that both he and Trump are on the way back. There was also a hint by event organizer MacDonald that Trump may visit the bay state in open support of Diehl. Remarks and questions from the crowd revealed much concern about the state of the nation’s economy and national security under the administration of President Joe Biden and the Progressives in Congress.
Diehl urged everyone to get involved with their local Republican town and ward committees because they will chose the delegates to the state convention in 2022. He said he wanted to make a strong showing at that convention.
Special press release from MassGOP State Committeewomen Caroline Colarusso (Fifth Middlesex) and Kathy Lynch (First Middlesex)
Nearly a year after the November 2020 election, Democratic Secretary of State Bill Galvin says he’s troubled over the future of mail-in voting.
Galvin urged lawmakers to act now to make what was supposed to be a temporary voting process into a permanent way of voting through no-excuse, universal mail-in voting.
“Galvin should be urging the legislature to follow the constitutional amendment process which requires votes in back-to-back legislative sessions followed by a vote of the people at the ballot box,” said Republican State Committeewoman Caroline Colarusso. “If the Legislature can avoid the constitutional amendment process when it comes to voting, they can ignore it when it comes to any other freedom.”
Within weeks of Galvin’s push to make mail-in voting permanent, Republican members of the Joint Committee on Election Laws sent ten substantive and basic questions to Galvin in a letter dated Dec. 9, 2020.
The letter requests that Galvin answer several questions regarding mail-in voting during the November 2020 general election, including: How many ballot applications were returned to sender from the USPS? What were the reasons for the returns? Did the individuals named on the ballot applications vote? Were signatures of voters matched by city and town clerks? Were chain-of-custody procedures followed?
Galvin has ignored the request.
Meanwhile, whistleblowers have indicated that there are over 500,000 returned-to-sender ballot applications locked up inside a state archives building in Boston.
Maintenance of accurate voter rolls is a responsibility that falls squarely on Galvin’s shoulders under the 1993 National Voter Registration Act.
“Republicans in the Legislature have been trying to find out since December what happened with the thousands of returned ballot applications the state collected last year and have been stonewalled at every turn,” Massachusetts Republican Party Chairman Jim Lyons said.
“Is it too much, in the state of Massachusetts, to ask for the rule of law, to follow the constitution, and adhere to election integrity?” asked Republican State Committeewoman Kathy Lynch, the chairwoman of MassGOP’s Elections Review Committee.
The Westford Republican Town Committee passed a motion at their monthly meeting on Saturday October 9th, 2021 “to recommend that residents of Westford who have concerns about the recent mask mandate, communicate their concerns in writing to the Westford Board of Health.”
The committee asserts that “the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored,” as stated on their website at https://westfordmagop.org/republican-beliefs/.
Westford Republican Town Committee Chairwoman Kathy Lynch said, “Mask and vaccine mandates are about human rights and should concern people regardless of party affiliation.”
If you have concerns about: 1) masking children as young as two years old, 2) masking athletes during strenuous activities, and 3) fining residents $300 per violation, now is the time to share your concern in writing.
At the following website, you will find contact information for the five members of the Westford Board of Health and the Acting Health Director. The link also contains excerpts from the mandate and a petition for choice in wearing masks: https://tinyurl.com/stopmasktyranny.
The town committee’s vote comes on the heels of a protest held on the Westford Common, September 30th, 2021 that yielded a total of 40 people including children who find the mask mandate unnecessary and onerous.
The mandate from the Westford Board of Health indicates that the mandate will be reviewed and discussed at each subsequent meeting. The mandate states, “If no action is taken by the BOH [Westford Board of Health] to rescind it, this regulation will remain in effect.”
Letters can be sent to the Westford Health Department, 55 Main St., Westford, MA 01886 or use the email addresses and phone numbers found at: https://tinyurl.com/stopmasktyranny.
At the Quarterly meeting of the Massachusetts Republican Party, September 29, 2021, the seventy members present passed unanimously a resolution in support of the removal of Joseph Biden from the office of president.
The resolution presented by State Committeeman Dennis Galvin and amended by State Committeewoman Kathy Lynch reads:
Whereas: Joseph Biden assumed office as the forty sixth President of The United States on January 20, 2021, following an election in which the Democrat party, significant segments of the American news media, and the corporate leadership of the nation’s Big Tech companies, conspired to shield him from public engagement and scrutiny, denying the American voters a legitimate opportunity to evaluate his candidacy.
Whereas: Upon assuming the Presidency, he embarked upon policies, which have endangered the national security and economy by unilaterally withdrawing support for the XL Pipeline, ending petroleum exploration on US government lands and suppressing the natural gas industry, thus forcing the United States back into global energy dependence.
Whereas: There is mounting evidence that a series of damaging cyber attacks against our nation’s most critical industries (both food and energy} have been traced to locations in Russia, and despite this evidence, President Biden has refused to impose sanctions on the Putin government, allowing them to go forward with the construction of the Nord Stream pipeline.
Whereas: The Communist Government in Beijing is bullying American diplomats, threatening our Asian allies and has refused to participate in an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus, President Biden has failed to credibly respond to these actions to defend our nation’s diplomats, reaffirm our commitment to our Asian allies, and demand full transparency from the Communist government regarding the origins of Covid19.
Whereas: President Biden has willfully allowed the illegal passage of an unprecedented number of immigrants through our southern border, refusing to acknowledge the massive public health and domestic security crisis, that this has created, thus exposing the people of the United States to the dangers and ravages of illegal drugs, covid 19 and potentially organized terrorist activity within our national borders.
Whereas: There is mounting credible evidence to support concerns that President Biden’s son Hunter, is the point person for a nefarious scheme, possibly involving the President himself, to exploit the US Presidency selling access and influence for the personal gain of the Biden family, thus compromising the nation’s security and global interests.
Whereas:In August 2021, President Biden embarked upon a unilateral decision to initiate a precipitous withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan; abandoning many American citizens and Afghan allies, to the Taliban, Al Qaeda and ISIS, and abandoning the US Embassy along with billions of dollars of valuable state of the art US military equipment. This policy decision has now emboldened these once neutralized extremist elements causing the death of 13 US military personnel and will inevitably lead to a resumption of terrorism and the deaths of many more innocent people.
Whereas: A clear and present danger to both the United States and our most loyal Middle East ally Israel is presented by the government of Iran and its renewed efforts to construct a nuclear arsenal. Yet, the Biden Administration has resumed negotiations with that nation, which conceivably could allow such preparations to continue.
Whereas:Joe Biden overstepped his bounds announcing that his administration will be forcing COVID vaccinations on nearly 1/3rd of American citizens – blatantly disregarding the personal objections of millions of people. His intrusive mask and vaccine mandates are an assault on our rights, moving America ever closer towards a medical dictatorship.
Whereas: President Biden’s public appearance, to include, verbal communication, and observed interactions, display evidence of diminished mental acuity, verbal incoherence and a definite reluctance to engage in regular and spontaneous public discourse.
Whereas: Public confidence in this president’s ability to effectively lead, defend and protect the nation, its people and the constitution of the United States is now in serious doubt.
Be It Therefore:
Resolved: That the Massachusetts Republican State Committee regards the Presidency of Joe Biden as a clear and present danger to the safety and security of the United States of America
Resolved: That we urge the members of the United State Congress to swiftly and decisively exercise their constitutional authority, for the sake of the nation, to investigate and pursue all legal avenues to remove Joe Biden from office, whether that involve impeachment, the exercise of the provisions of Article XXV, or by persuading him to resign his office.
Resolved: That this resolution, upon endorsement, be forwarded forthwith to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
This is written testimony shared with the Westford School Committee on August 16, 2021.
by Kathleen Lynch
I am the Westford Republican Town Committee Chairwoman. I am also the Republican State Committeewoman for the First Middlesex District representing the city of Lowell and five towns including Westford. I recently served two years on the Healthy Westford Committee.
In speaking with colleagues and constituents, I am hearing very strong objections to mask and vaccine mandates.
Regarding masks, I find it heartbreaking to see precious children with faces hidden, unable to breathe freely and unable to see facial expressions that are vital for communication and child development. The mask is a cover that incubates germs, fear and suspicion of others. Immune suppression, bacterial and fungal infections2 are just a few more unhealthy side effects of wearing masks.
Regarding vaccines, they are risky. As of July 30th the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)1, a national early warning system co-managed by the CDC and FDA, reports that there have been over 12,000 deaths, 46,000 hospitalizations, 92,000 office visits, 23,000 reports of severe allergic reactions, and 14,000 permanently disabled after succumbing to taking the covid shots. What makes this number more alarming is that VAERS admits that the numbers reported are just a small fraction of the actual numbers!
Health rights is a non-partisan, human rights issue. It is imperative that individuals be fully informed about the risks and benefits of any medical intervention to include PCR/pool testing, temperature checks, vaccines, quarantines, and masks. Parents or guardians should then choose whether or not their child will participate in the intervention.Without Informed consent and the ability to opt out of any health intervention, a dangerous nanny-state, health tyranny would ensue. We must not have that in Westford or any town in America.
As State Committeewoman, on June 9th, I submitted to all representatives of the Massachusetts Republican Party thousands of petitions from Massachusetts residents against mask mandates and a resolution to change the Massachusetts mask mandate that Governor Baker declared in 2020 to a voluntary mask advisory. The resolution passed unanimously. Fortunately, the governor lifted the mask mandate this summer. He is now only making a recommendation about wearing masks, if individuals so choose.
Senate Bill 1122, An Act relative to bodily autonomy and family integrity, addresses health freedom by stating, “No person shall be compelled by law to acquiesce to medical treatments or procedures, collection of specimens, or sharing of personal data or medical information. A person’s fundamental rights to privacy, travel, and speech afforded under the United States Constitution shall not be infringed upon to impede the making of decisions for themselves or for their dependents, including, but not limited to, health and medical care”. I call on all legislators including our district Senator Kennedy and State Rep Arciero to back this bill.
No law or policy should interfere with the free will of Massachusetts citizens to make their own health decisions, period. Please see the August 13th article showing Taunton MA Public Schools successfully taking a stand against mask mandates. 3 Let Westford be next!
I call for The Westford School Committee, Board of Health, Health Department, and legislators to reject any mask, vaccine, or other medical mandate or simply set voluntary advisories. Advisories should apply to children, staff, and members of the public in our schools and businesses in any indoor or outdoor setting. Declared health emergency orders should never bypass our constitution and right to choose a health intervention that itself contains risks. And, no one should be coerced, harassed, or sanctioned because of their health decision!
Republican State Committeewoman Kathy Lynch, representing Westford, Lowell, Groton, Pepperell, Tyngsboro, and Dunstable, submitted a box of thousands of petitions to State Party leadership to be delivered to Governor Charlie Baker. She said, “Our constituents have had enough of the masks!”
The Massachusetts government website, reads, “Effective May 29: The Commonwealth’s mask order is rescinded.” However, it then contradicts itself by saying: “Masks are still mandatory for all individuals on public and private transportation systems (including rideshares, livery, taxi, ferries, MBTA, Commuter Rail and transportation stations), in healthcare facilities and in other settings hosting vulnerable populations, such as congregate care settings.”
The website lists where masks are still required:
Public and Private Transportation.
Inside K-12 public schools, collaboratives, approved special education schools.
Congregate care facilities
Emergency shelter programs.
Houses of Correction, Department of Correction prisons, jails, and other correctional facilities
Health Care and Day Services and Programs operated, licensed, certified, regulated, or funded by the Commonwealth.
Home health care workers.
The resolution passed by the Massachusetts Republican Party was circulated as a petition, online and in person before being handed in to Republican State Committee leadership.
The resolution calls for the existing Commonwealth of MA mask mandate to be rescinded in its entirety and replaced with a voluntary mask advisory for all persons (vaccinated or unvaccinated), businesses, and governmental institutions. It also calls for informed consent, without harassment, coercion, or sanctions, either way they decide.
Finally, the resolution urgesMassachusetts lawmakers to pass legislation that places checks and balances on gubernatorial power regarding mask-wearing or any other constitutional right during emergency situations.
Resolution to Change the Massachusetts (MA) Mask MANDATE to a Voluntary Mask ADVISORY
Whereas: On March 10, 2020, MA Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency (pursuant to the Civil Defense Act of 1950 and Chapter 17 of MA General Laws) for the alleged outbreak of a Covid-19 virus;
Whereas: The Civil Defense Act of 1950 and Chapter 17 of MA General Laws provides no constitutional system of checks and balances via legislative or judicial branches;
Whereas: On May 6, 2020 Governor Baker instituted a mask mandate as a temporary measure;
Whereas: By May 26, 2021, thirty-one states and counting have lifted their mask mandates successfully;
Whereas: The First Amendment of the Constitution of the U.S. guarantees U.S. Citizens the right to petition government for a redress of grievances;
Whereas: We believe the strength of our nation and Commonwealth lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored and that this belief holds true for individuals making their own health care decisions and choosing whatever medical interventions they see fit;
Whereas: Any emergency orders, decrees, requirements, regulations, or other mandates issued by state or local officials that bind, curtail or infringe upon the rights of individuals, must be narrowly tailored to serve a compelling public health purpose;
Whereas: There is no longer a compelling public health purpose to wear masks because the recovery rate for Covid-19 has been very high (~99.7%);
We the undersigned, therefore,
Resolve: That the existing Commonwealth of MA mask mandate be rescinded in its entirety and replaced with a voluntary mask advisory for all persons, adults or children, vaccinated or unvaccinated, businesses, and governmental institutions, within MA.
Resolve: That the voluntary mask advisory apply to any indoor and outdoor setting, including those not listed in the May 29,2021 Department of Public Health advisory: childcare programs, K-12 public and private schools, collaboratives, special education schools, public and private transportation, healthcare facilities and provider offices, congregate care settings, rehabilitative day services and programs and community care.
Resolve: That every adult or parent of a minor be given complete and accurate information about any benefits and risks of mask-wearing and be able to provide informed and voluntary consent as to whether to wear or not to wear a mask, without harassment, coercion, or sanctions, either way they decide.
Resolve: That our lawmakers pass legislation that places checks and balances as well as clearly-defined parameters on gubernatorial power to protect our rights regarding mask-wearing or any other constitutional right including during emergency situations.
Unleashes Scathing Attack Against Biden And Democrats
Former Georgia state representative and chief executive of DeKalb County Georgia, Vernon Jones, who publicly endorsed President Donald Trump at the 2020 Republican National Convention, came to Massachusetts today, to help raise money for the state GOP. Jones spoke before a crowd of 200 people, assembled at GOP Chairman Jim Lyon’s barn in Andover MA.He masterfully used humor and passion to bolster the state effort to grow the party.
He opened his remarks by telling the crowd that his mother coached him on how to give a public address. He said that she told him to think about a woman’s skirt: “a speech should be short, interesting, but cover all the important areas.” Jones shared his background with the audience, telling them that he grew up in rural North Carolina, on a farm, in a house that is mother and father built. Raised by hard working parents, with a father who was a WWII veteran, and who served under General George Patton, Jones said that he was raised to be proud of his country, to believe in God, to work hard, get educated and to never let himself believe that he was a victim.
He then took sharp aim at the Democratic Party stating that the party that he once had joined many years ago left him. He said that he was always conservative and hard working but the liberals moved it so far left that he no longer recognizes it. He attacked critical race theory describing it as a program “designed to teach hate” to an entirely new generation. Jones said: “liberalism has destroyed African Americans; its time for African Americans to destroy liberalism”. He singled out the embrace of Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood by the Democratics saying that she intended to exterminate the black race in America because she said that they were defective human beings. Jones asked “ who are they kidding ?” He added that many abortion clinics are situated in black communities.
Jones launched into an attack on President Joe Biden, whom he continuously referred to as “ Joe Crow Biden.” He pointed out Biden’s links to former segregationist and Ku Kux Klan Grand Wizard Senator Robert Byrd from West Virginia. Referencing a statement by Biden during the 2020 political campaign “ that if you don’t vote for me you ain’t black”; Jones called it an example of “pure bigotry”. Black Lives Matter was next on the list, Jones said that the organization could care less about black lives,” adding that “ the only color they care about is green” referencing the money that the organization has been pulling in.
He then told Republicans that the party has to improve its efforts in two areas, if the nation is to reverse the trend of socialism. First, there must be a more effective outreach to the young. He said that a way has to be found to counter the political bullying that is going on in the schools, often led by teachers. Second, Republicans must reach out to black voters and Jones pledged himself to that cause. He said that Republicans have run out of “white conservative voters” and the black conservatives must be brought on board. He noted that the number of black conservatives, who are rejecting the pandering and race bating of the Democratic party is increasing daily and will be a factor in the next national election. Trump’s critical question to black Americans “what have you got to lose?” is resonating with many, who are recognizing that the Republican party. as the party of Abraham Lincoln, is the party of freedom, and that it is time to for them to come home.