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Feb. 28, 2014 - ATLANTA -- The Whig Party of Georgia Submitted the required political party registration to the Georgia Secretary of State. The registration is required in order to have a candidate listed on any ballot in the state. The last time the Whig Party was officially recognized in Georgia was 1853. Out of the first 12 Governors of Georgia 10 were Early Whigs. Whig Governors include: Archibald Bulloch, Button Gwinnett, John A. Treutlen and in 1843 George W. Crawford.
Welcome to national officers, Chris Davis and Martin Schmieg. Chris will be serving as the National Secretary and Martin will serve as our National Finance Director and will oversee our fundraising. You can learn more about Chris and Martin at http://www.modernwhig.org/leaders
David Brooks writes in the New York Times that President Obama should follow the Whig tradition of "economic advancement and social mobility" to help address issues the nation faces. Read more at:
Over the last several months, the Whigs have seen a significant increase in membership and support. The Whig message of a moderate pragmatic approach to government highlighted by focusing on logic, reason, and collaboration over ideology continues to gain traction across the nation. Political developments like the government shutdown this past year and the historic election of the first Whig in almost 160 years has also helped to drive this growth.
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On this and every Memorial Day, may we honor and remember those of us who died fighting for the freedoms that we are able to enjoy today. While we visit with friends and families and enjoy our time together, let us remember those who sacrificed their time and lives with friends and family. May we not just remember their death but their lives, lives that were defined by action. Their lives must be remembered for the noble action of fighting for those who couldn’t fight for themselves, here in America and abroad.
In this time of distress for the people of Boston and those affected by the events at the Boston Marathon the best help we can give is through action. Please visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS to give blood, donate, or find out ways you can help. If you need help finding a loved one or friend who might have been affected by the events please use the Red Cross People Finder or text them.
Las Vegas, NV (PRBuzz.com) November 28, 2012 -- The Modern Whig Party of America is pleased to announce that the State of Nevada has officially recognized the Whig Party of Nevada as an official party. The Whig Party of Nevada is currently headed up by Jim Bacon, a U.S. Navy veteran and computer programmer. Jim Bacon had this to say in regards to the future of the Whig Party of Nevada, "The Modern Whigs are a natural fit for Nevada. Our message that individual liberty requires personal responsibility will resonate well with both rural and urban Nevada."
No words can ever express or be adequate to thank the veterans of the United States military. Our veterans and their families have sacrificed much in order to ensure that we can live our lives not only in peace but in a land where tremendous personal opportunities are possible. Thank a veteran today and this week, volunteer with the VA. Show them through words and actions your appreciation. This is a good way to thank them because they swore to defend use with their words and have done so with their actions.
May we never forget 09-11-01 and those who tragically died that day. May we remember their families and pray for or wish them continued comfort. May we also remember those who have died serving our nation since then, those who have defended us so that we may live in peace. We must always remember their sacrifice and pray or wish comfort to their friends, families, and loved ones. We must honor their spirit with our spirit and honor their actions with our actions, each and every day.
Washington, D.C., September 4, 2012 -- The United States Library of Congress announced that it is archiving the website of independent presidential candidate, T.J. O'Hara, for historical purposes. O’Hara recently received the endorsement of the Modern Whig Party. It represented the first endorsement of a presidential candidate by the Whigs since the 1850s.
The MWP of Michigan has made great strides in advancing the Whig cause and message. As of August 9, 2012 the Modern Whig Party of Michigan is an officially recognized political party in the State of Michigan. This status will allow our members to run for office under the MWP on the ballot! Also in conjunction with this, we have launched our new website, www.MIWHig.org. If anyone is willing to help spread the word, please email me and I will send out printable flyers that you can post around town to help drive traffic to our site and grow our membership.
A message of appreciation from T.J. O'Hara-
August 16, 2012
I want to thank the Modern Whig Party for its support of my candidacy for the Office of President of the United States. I am deeply honored to have earned your endorsement.
The Modern Whig Party is pleased to announce our support for T.J. O'Hara for President of the United States for the 2012 Presidential Campaign. We would like to thank all of the candidates who sought our support. The quality of candidates this year has been truly remarkable. http://tjohara.com/
Just in the last several months the Modern Whigs have added new chapters or state leaders to Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Washington, and Wisconsin.