Republican Women of R.I. County Dec. 6 meeting


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Posted Online: Dec. 04, 2012, 3:09 pm
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Press release submitted by Republican Women of Rock Island County



Republican Women of Rock Island County will meet Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at Denny's Restaurant near S.P. Mall at 2601-52nd Avenue, Moline, IL

Meeting is 6:00 p.m. Order off the Menu Dinner is optional at 5:00 p.m.

Guest Speaker will be Patrick Hughes, a former candidate for U.S. Senate who finished second to Senator Mark Kirk in the six-way 2010 Republican Primary.
Currently, Patrick serves as featured speaker for the Illinois Opportunity Project (IOP), an independent research and public policy enterprise that promotes legislative solutions in advance of free markets and free minds. In his role, Patrick focuses on educating and mobilizing Illinoisans through a statewide grassroots effort, promoting legislation rooted in economic freedom, and finding and training the next generation of conservative leaders.
Earlier this year, the Illinois Opportunity Project released the 2012 Legislative Vote Card, a report card grading every state legislator on how often they voted to protect taxpayers' interests and promote economic growth.
IOP also hosts an interactive website that allows activists to contact their legislators via phone or email about the important issues of the day, for example, the progressive income tax.
Mr. Hughes also serves as President of the Liberty Justice Center, a free-market public interest law firm that advances liberty through legal action. Under Hughes' leadership, the Liberty Justice Center persues litigation that increases economic liberty, protects private property rights, and enforces constitutional limits on government's power.





















 




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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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