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  • What Republicans Stand For

    Posted by · February 28, 2022 7:59 AM

    By Liz Siegmund

    During a recent press conference, President Biden stated that the Republican party does not know what values they represent and do not have a handle on their ideology.  While Biden is out of touch and denies the accomplishments of the previous administration, his words serve as a reminder that Republicans need to clearly state our values and our platform for the American people.

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  • Why Run For Office? Why Vote?

    Posted by · February 18, 2022 3:10 PM

    Elections have consequences. 

    The elected few have significant power to affect the lives and livelihood of the many.  Today we are experiencing the negative consequences of the last election.

    Currently, Democrats dominate Champaign county, holding all county wide offices and have the majority of the County Board Membership and hold the chairmanship of the County Board.

    This year in Champaign County, four county wide positions, the Sheriff, County Executive, County Clerk, County Treasurer and all 22 county board member seats are up for election. The Democrats currently hold these four positions and Republicans have only 8 of the 22 Board Memberships.  Additionally, we have an extreme shortage of precinct committeepersons.  Only 81 the 118 positions are currently filled.

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  • We Need Your Help to Win in 2022!

    Posted by · January 25, 2022 9:57 PM

    The CCGOP needs YOU to help us win elections in 2022

    As we approach the 2022 midterm elections, the Champaign County GOP needs hundreds of additional volunteers to help us reach our goal of taking back control of Champaign County!

    We all know what the issues are;  out of control crime (including the ridiculous reform bill passed by the Democrats this year), out of control inflation, out of control school boards and a two year long pandemic lockdown and vaccine mandates by Governor Priztker.

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  • It's Time to Sign Up to be an Election Judge!

    Posted by · January 09, 2022 8:46 PM

    • By Kathy Young

    The Champaign County Clerk has issued the invitation to sign up to be an Election Judge.

    Participate fully in your democracy by serving as an election judge!  

    Sign up on our website HERE and we will help walk you through this process.

    Sign up at Election Judge Application (airtable.com)

    Go HERE for more information.

    If selected, you will be paid $200.00 for the day.

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  • Republican Women of Champaign County - Committees

    Posted by · January 08, 2022 7:56 PM

    In order to best utilize the talents of our our members, the Republican Women of Champaign County (RWCC) have created four sub-committees. These committees will help us to meet our objectives and increase levels of interest and involvement. Members are not required to join a committee and may switch committees as interests/needs change.

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  • 2022 Election Cycle Starts Soon!

    Posted by · January 04, 2022 7:23 PM

    By Greg Stanek

    As the Holidays and New Year’s celebrations wind down, we must turn our attention to the 2022 Election Cycle.

    This year, because the 2020 Census results have been finalized, all Champaign County Board seats are up for election. In addition, all members of the US House of Representatives, Illinois House of Representatives, the Governor of Illinois, one US Senate seat, the Champaign County Executive, County Clerk, Sheriff and Treasurer are also up for election.

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  • Automated License Plate Readers and Crime in Our Community

    Posted by · November 29, 2021 4:42 PM

    Voices: What you need to know about Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) and our Community Safety.

    By Dean Hazen

    I’ve been in law enforcement for 28 years collectively. Fifteen of those years were spent serving the city of Urbana. I also served on the Urbana City Council for three years. I have lived in Urbana for the past 21 years where I have raised my family.  I am currently a Police Chief at a college located in Macon County.

    I’m writing this article because I feel compelled to do something about the absolutely unacceptable homicide rate in Champaign and Urbana, specifically gun violence. During my 15 years at Urbana, it was a bad year when we experienced one or two homicides per year. We are currently at eight! More alarming is the confirmed 98 shots fired calls!

    Champaign is at 16 homicides and 15 were from gun fire.  Note that I said “confirmed” which means there are really many more. “Confirmed” means we found the shell casings etc. so we know that it happened; we know it wasn’t fireworks.

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  • We Need You!

    Posted by · November 29, 2021 4:39 PM

    We Need You! For Fair Elections

    By Kathy Young

    Have you been thinking about ways to volunteer for the good of your community? The Champaign County GOP (CCGOP) is looking to fill positions for Election Judges and Pollwatchers for the General Primary election which takes place on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. We want to be sure that we have fully trained individuals for this and future elections.

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  • YRs, RWCC & Active Senior Republican Groups Update

    Posted by · November 09, 2021 1:32 PM

    Local groups for Young Republicans, Active Senior Republicans and Republican Women of Champaign County continue to grow and stay active and involved in the community. The groups meet most months and often have guest speakers. We'd love to see you at one of  our group meetings!

     

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  • Voices: Republican’s Generosity Uplifts Our Community

    Posted by · November 09, 2021 1:26 PM

    At the October 21, 2021 Champaign County Board meeting, a discussion about ARPA funding (the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021) led to questions about best practices for programs requesting funding, and a suggestion that an effective grant application process be required to ensure that programs are fully staffed and able to implement use of funds.

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