Author Archives: John McAvoy

1851 to Supreme Court: Forced Funding of Unions Violates Free Speech

Columbus, OH – The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law yesterday petitioned the United States Supreme Court to rule in favor of the Petitioner in a case challenging the constitutionality of public sector unions’ power to force public employees to pay union “agency fees.”

In Janus v. AFSCME, the Petitioner argues that government employees who opt not to be union members cannot be forced to pay fees in lieu of membership dues, to the union. Petitioner Mark Janus argues that nonmember employees cannot be forced to pay such fees because unions use the fees to fund their collective bargaining advocacy, union collective bargaining advocacy is inherently political, and the First Amendment prohibits enactments forcing American to subsidize the private political speech of others. Continue reading

Lucas County Teenage Republican Club Endorses Mark Wagoner for Chairman of the Lucas County Republican Party

Lucas County Teenage Republican Club Endorses Mark Wagoner for Chairman of the Lucas County Republican Party

Campaigns are won by candidates who provide a better vision and plan for the future.

That’s why we’re excited to announce that on November 24th the Lucas County Teenage Republican Club unanimously endorsed Mark Wagoner to be the next Chairman of the Lucas County Republican Party. “We believe that Mark is the best chance that we Republicans have for a brighter future in Lucas County,” said Zach Hall, Chairman of the Lucas County Republican Teenage Club. You can visit their Facebook page here. Continue reading

Movie Night – Last Ounce of Courage

This is our Christmas Special meeting, we’ll  present the movie “Last Ounce of Courage”. Movie starts at 6:30pm

“Last Ounce of Courage,” is an intergenerational story of a grieving father inspired by his grandson to take a stand for faith and freedom against a tide of apathy and vanishing liberty. Against a backdrop of military conflict abroad and domestic wars against freedom, a highly-decorated combat veteran is reminded that we best honor our fallen heroes by not holding too loosely what they gave their all to defend. Alongside fellow citizens of courage, faith and integrity, he champions the cherished principles we the people hold dear. Continue reading

Dan Eisinger Memorial Tribute: Please join me and many of Dan’s friends and political allies as we remember my Field Director on Thursday, November 16th at 6:30 p.m. at the Maumee Senior Center 2430 Detroit Ave. Dan’s untimely death has made us realize a couple things; 1) Friendships are a tremendous gift, and 2) Life is too short to lose track of #1. If you could please bring a small sympathy card or note of remembrance about Dan. I will get those to Dan’s parents. Barbara Orange is putting together a nice memento that we will give to them, too. They did not want a formal service but they are aware we were planning this. Let’s give Dan a Grand Ol’ Party send off.

Election Watch Party

Please join Patricia Robinson, Toledo Tea Party and NW Ohio Conservative Coalition on Tuesday, Nov 7th at Manhattans for an Election Watch Party.

Vote for Toledo City Council candidate Patricia Robinson,  then stop by Manhattan’s and visit with friends and supporters.

8 p.m. till 11 p.m.
Manhattan’s Pub N Cheer
1516 Adams St
Toledo, OH 43604

8 Years Later – IRS targeting of Tea Party groups, admits wrong doing issues apology

WASHINGTON – Today, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) announced that they have agreed to settle the lawsuit brought by the Portage County TEA Party and 35 other TEA Party and conservative groups for the targeting of TEA Party Groups during the Obama Administration. In the settlement the IRS acknowledges that its treatment of the TEA Party groups was wrong, details how it has installed procedures to assure that such targeting never happens to any other Americans ever again, assured the TEA Party groups that they would not be subject to any future scrutiny by the IRS, and expressed “its sincere apology” for the way it had treated the groups. Continue reading

Rep. Meadows’ Statement on Oversight, Judiciary Committee Investigation of Obama DOJ

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement on House Oversight Chairman, Trey Gowdy (R-SC), and House Judiciary Chairman, Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), opening a joint investigation of the Obama Justice Department’s handling of the investigation into former Democrat presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton: Continue reading