History

 
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The Macomb County Republican Women's Club was founded in 1996, first recruiting members 
at the county GOP convention which was held that year at the Freedom Hill county park.
The following year, MCRWC established the "Senator Gil DiNello Scholarship" at Macomb
Community College for conservative students who decide to major in political science.
New members worked to make a difference in the years following this by helping
to elect conservative leaders, reaching out to local charities and by educating the
public on conservative issues.  Committee programs offered included donating several
conservative books to local libraries and senior's homes, holding legislative workshops
and participating in many community events.  
MCRWC had been fashioned after a prior
women's Republican club in Macomb county that was called "The Heart of Macomb"
which
was active during the era of State Senator Doug Carl, but it was discontinued for
a number of years in the 1980's.   Then, encouraged by the state party, MCRWC changed
the name, established our present club, re-organized and a new, vibrant membership was born.
MCRWC publishes their newsletter for conservative women called "The Eagle's View".
In May 2015, the organization again changed its name to
Macomb County Republican Women's Coalition
which better describes its focus on education and action.
 
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HISTORY:  The Republican Party
The Republican Party was conceived in the early 1850s by anti-slavery activists and individuals who believed that government should grant western lands to settlers free of charge.  Some records view the party as being formed in response to the Kansas-Nebraska Act that would have allowed the expansion of slavery into Kansas.

The first informal meeting of the party took place in Ripon, Wisconsin, a town northwest of Milwaukee. The first official Republican meeting took place on July 6, 1854 in Jackson, Michigan. The name "Republican" was chosen because it alluded to equality and reminded individuals of Thomas Jefferson's Democratic-Republican Party.  At the Jackson convention, the new party adopted a platform and nominated candidates for office in Michigan.

In 1856, Republicans became a national party when John Fremont was nominated for President under the slogan: "Free soil, free labor, free speech, free men, Fremont." Even though they were considered a third party
because the Democrats and Whigs represented the two-party system, Fremont received 33% of the vote.
Four years later, Abraham Lincoln became the first Republican to win the White House.  
Source:  The Republican National Convention website.

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Susan B. Anthony

Even though they could not vote yet, a delegation of women travelled to Philadelphia during the 1872 Republican national convention, led by Susan B. Anthony to lobby for woman's suffrage.  Miss Anthony strongly opposed Democrats because their newspapers published unfair, anti-female articles.
In contrast, the GOP applauded the women's efforts by including in their national platform the following statement:


"The Republican Party is mindful of its obligations to the loyal women of America
for their noble devotion to the cause of freedom.
Their admission to wider fields of usefulness is viewed with satisfaction,
and the honest demands of any class of citizens for additional rights
should be treated with respectful consideration." 
RNC 1872
 
 
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The elephant symbol of the Republican party was originally drawn by the cartoonist Thomas Nast
and first appeared in Harper's Weekly on Nov. 7, 1874.  An 1860 issue of Railsplitter and an 1872 cartoon in
Harper's Weekly connected elephants with Republicans, but Nast provided the party with its symbol.
GOP stands for "Grand Old Party".
   Source:  William Safire's "New Language of Politics," 


2011 Memories...

The Macomb County Republican Women's Club held it's 
NATIONAL FLAG DAY CELEBRATION 
on 
Monday, June 13, 2011
Special thanks to our guest speaker Mr. Josh Tollon presenting "The Heritage of Old Glory" 

  
MCRWC Memories:
Back in May of 2010 we heard from our friend and 
Tea Party Patriot JANICE DANIELS
who gave a great, inspiring speech to MCRWC Members.  One great quote from her
(among many) is worth highlighting and we are honored to share it with you:

"Liberty demands never-ending citizen participation, for without
restraints, all governments will eventually become intoxicated with
the heady delights of unlimited power over God's free people"  Janice Daniels


In 2009 our club participated with the Michigan Military Moms organization and collected items
to send overseas to our brave U.S. Troops.  During our Christmas party that year, one of the Military Moms
 brought her son with her, he had just returned from serving in Afphganistan and had been wounded.
We were so honored to have him lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance and have him as our guest!



2008 

What an unbelievable event with Senator John McCain 
and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin at FREEDOM HILL in Macomb county!
 
See a panoramic view of our historic rally in Sterling Heights on September 5, 2008
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080905/SPECIAL01/80905002/1374/POLITICS01

A video (look on the right side bar) of the following article features most of the event with 15,000
present (the article innacurately states only 7,000 were in attendance) and if you look closely, 
it shows several MCRWC members on stage in the front row:  
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080906/NEWS15/809060352
 
 
Read an article featuring our MCRWC President being interviewed during the 2008 election... click on:  
 http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080904/NEWS15/809040447