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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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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