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Orman Leads, Pressler Surges, Bray Battles On
On Sept. 19, The Modern Whig Party of America announced its endorsements of three independent candidates for Congress: Greg Orman and Larry Pressler, each running for the U.S. Senate, and Mark Bray, who is running for the House of Representatives in the Alabama 5th Congressional District. All three races have seen some interesting developments of late.
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Modern Whig Party of America Announces Endorsements
In a Sept. 19 press release, the Modern Whig Party of America announced its endorsement of three candidates for Congress in the upcoming November elections: Greg Orman of Kansas and Larry Pressler of South Dakota for United States Senate, and Mark Bray of Alabama for the House of Representatives.
“We have chosen these three candidates so far because they mirror Whig values and ideals,” said Michael Burger, National Chair of the Modern Whig Party (MWP). “They all fit the fiscally conservative and socially moderate profile at the heart of our party.”
The Modern Whig Party of America supports U.S. humanitarian aid and relief efforts to prevent dehydration and starvation of Iraqi civilians. Many of these civilians are facing indiscriminate persecution and murder at the hands of ISIS. The Modern Whig Party should support the use of U.S. airstrikes designed to protect and prevent the slaughter of Iraqi civilians. The Modern Whig Party should also support the use of U.S. forces to aid in any possible evacuation of civilians if need be.
August 2, The Modern Whig Party of Kentucky and the Modern Whig Party of America are proud to announce their endorsement in the 2014 Kentucky Senate race. Though Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Allison Lundergan-Grimes are the most prominent names on the ballot, we feel as though political newcomer Gil Fulbright is more deserving of our endorsement and “votes”.
On Monday, July 28, US Congress unveiled an agreement through the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees to reform the beleaguered Veterans Administration. The measure comes in the wake of a recent scandal involving health care access, whistleblower retaliation, and cover-up. At least 40 deaths are attributed to delays at the Phoenix facility alone. And, according to an internal VA audit, more than 120,000 veterans faced lengthy wait times or given no care at all.
The Modern Whig Party wants to welcome Joe Brown to the National Executive Committee. Joe Brown will be serving as the MWP's new Director of Internet Operations. Joe will be working with the Internet Operations team to overseeing the MWP website and other Internet activities.
https://twitter.com/DelawareWhigs/status/440243824485732352/photo/1The Modern Whig Party of Delaware is a good example to all Whigs, Whig state chapters, and supporters across the nation in how you can get involved in your community. They are helping out their environment by adopting a highway in Delaware. By adopting a highway, Delaware Whigs volunteer to keep a stretch of highway clean from debris and litter.
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.