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Videos: Stop Open Borders: Say No to Poverty, Crime, & Tyranny
The videos from the "Stop Open Borders" event, hosted by the Gray Republican Committee with 44 additional co-sponsors, are online! The program featured Rep. Larry Lockman as the Keynote Speaker, as well as Border Patrol agent Robert McArdle as the second speaker, and the Gray Republican Committee Chair, Peter Falkenberg Brown, as the intro speaker. In addition, Dr. Demi Kouzounas, the Chair of the Maine GOP, gave a Special Report.
National Borders and the Value of America as a City On a Hill
This essay was the basis of a presentation at the program “Stop Open Borders: Say No to Poverty, Crime, and Tyranny” on July 29, 2020, hosted by the Gray Republican Committee. A video of the presentation, along with videos of the other speakers, are linked to on this page.
I start with a question–a dilemma that does indeed have an answer. How can good-hearted, ethical, moral people make the suggestion to “stop open borders”? The first few words of John 3:16 are: “For God so loved the world.” With imagination, one can sense that God looks down at the world and sees all human beings, of every color, race, creed, and nationality, as sacred individuals born with the light of God dwelling in their hearts.
Nancy Pelosi and the Hard-Left Should All Resign
Pelosi's speech ripping was especially shocking because President Trump had ended his speech with such uplifting words; words that one would think any patriotic American could resonate with. Thus, her actions were even more jarring.
Videos: “Why Socialism Would Destroy America’s Economy & Freedoms”
Videos for Event: November 20, 2019, Windham Veterans Center, Windham, Maine
Here are the videos for the November 20th event on the dangers of socialism. One "full event" video, and one for each of the five speakers. Congressman Bruce Poliquin, Peter Falkenberg Brown, José Mayoral, Dr. Demi Kouzounas, and Joe Reagan.
Essay: Why Socialism Would Destroy America's Economy and Freedoms
This essay was the basis for the first speech at the event of the same name, on November 20, 2019, co-hosted by the Gray and Windham Republican Committees with the co-sponsorship and support of 50 additional organizations and leaders. Around 100 people attended.
Socialism would destroy America’s economy and freedoms because it’s a totalitarian system rooted in hatred, envy, and revenge that gives political and economic power to a bureaucratic élite who inevitably become corrupt as they steal from the masses whom they set out to liberate. As socialism removes economic and political freedoms, it crushes the human soul and turns its citizens into jailers and slaves. Personal dreams and ambitions fade away, and society descends into bored mediocrity, corruption, poverty, fear, and death.
Video: Free Speech, Hate Speech, & Censorship: Winning the 2020 Elections
The first speaker was Peter Falkenberg Brown, the Chairman of the Gray Republican Committee. The essay from which his speech was birthed can be viewed here.
This is a video of an event co-hosted by the Gray and Cumberland Republican Town Committees in Maine, and co-sponsored by 32 additional town committees, conservative nonprofits, and leaders.
Essay: Free Speech, Hate Speech, & Censorship: Winning the 2020 Elections
~ This essay was the basis of a public speech given on August 15, 2019 in Cumberland, Maine, co-hosted by the Gray and Cumberland Republican Town Committees. Brown is the Chairman of the Gray Republican Committee. You can view that speech here.
First, liberals and conservatives need to join together and affirm that we want to be free and that living a life of freedom requires thought and free-flowing dialogue. Totalitarians don’t like freedom of thought at all.
Video: Full Program: The Immigration Crisis at the Southern Border
Video of Gray Republican Committee May 8, 2019 Event at the Gray Public Library
Welcome: Minute 1:00 - 2 1/2 minutes
Peter Falkenberg Brown: Minute: 3:27 - 18 minutes
Jack Wibby: Minute: 21:35 - 10 minutes
Robert Casimiro: Minute: 31:47 - 46 minutes
KC Hughes: Minute: 1:18:11 - 5 minutes
Government Must Preserve and Defend the Sacred Freedoms of All Individuals
What is government but a collection of individuals working together to manage the affairs of a larger population? As individuals, each government worker has a choice. Will they recognize their equal status with every citizen of their country and work as servants to protect the sacred rights of all, or will they be corrupted by their power, as Lord Acton warned, and steer their government toward tyranny?
Video: Open-Borders Immigration Would Destroy American Sovereignty and Exceptionalism
by Peter Falkenberg Brown, Chair, Gray Republican Committee
Part 1 of the Gray Republican Committee's event:
"The Immigration Crisis at the Southern Border"
May 8, 2019 ~ Gray, Maine
In the flurry of opinions about immigration, border walls, compassion for immigrants and their children, economics, and an influx of crime, there is a larger, more urgent, and civilization-changing crisis: the real probability that open-borders immigration would destroy American sovereignty and exceptionalism.

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln, First Republican President

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2020 Presidential Scorecard / Voter Guide
The Gray Republican Committee is very pleased to announce that we have finished the production of our new 2020 Presidential Scorecard / Voter Guide with a POSTCARD Mailer!

What This Means For YOU:
You can download free PDFs of the 6x9 inch "flyer" version, which can be distributed freely, via email or print, etc. We also have produced a special Postcard version, with the 6x9 scorecard on the front and abbreviated research info on the back, along with THREE FORM FIELDS that a town, county, organization, or person can fill out, save, and then print and mail to their constituents.
April 16 Letter to the Governor from Maine's Joint Republican Caucus 129th Legislature
On April 16, legislative Republicans submitted a letter to the Governor voicing their own concerns along with questions from their constituents. The original intent was to allow the Governor to respond, rather than communicate through press releases.

News organizations have subsequently obtained the letter with plans to report on it. Therefore, we are making it available, unfiltered, for the public to see.
News from the Chair, Ellie Espling
I hope this message finds you well during this challenging time. As you may know, we were unable to hold our regular CCRC meeting in March due to the current COVID restrictions. Unfortunately we will not be able to have our April meeting that was originally scheduled for next week. The CCRC Executive committee has been able to meet via conference calls so that we may plan accordingly under these current circumstances. I want to take this opportunity to communicate a few things.
Maine GOP Launches People's Veto To Repeal Ranked Choice Voting
Dr. Demi Kouzounas issued the following statement today regarding her filing for a People's Veto to L.D. 1083 to Repeal Ranked Choice Voting in Maine's Presidential Elections:

"One person, one vote is a bedrock American principle. Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) is a direct violation of that principle and threatens the rights of all Mainers and delegitimatizes our election process," said Dr. Kouzounas.

The people's veto effort will be managed by the Maine Republican Party's new ballot question committee, led by Chair Kouzounas.
Dem Running Against Sen. Collins Promotes Guillotine Image
So now we have a hard-left Democrat candidate (Bre Kidman) running against Sen. Collins in Maine, promoting the image of the guillotine. What's next?
Press Release: Lincoln Club Dinner with Senator Susan Collins as Keynote Speaker, Fri, 2/7/2020
The Lincoln Club will hold its 135th Annual Lincoln Dinner in Portland, Maine. These dinners are held every year around the country in honor of our 16th President and one of the Republican Party’s great heroes, Abraham Lincoln. Many elected officials and candidates have been invited. Senator Susan Collins is the keynote speaker! She has confirmed and will give her presentation during dessert.
Press Release: Fifty-two Republican and conservative groups and leaders...
Fifty-two Republican and conservative groups and leaders are inviting the public to an event on “Why Socialism Would Destroy America’s Economy & Freedoms”
Twin City Times (Lewiston & Auburn, Maine) reports on Free Speech Event
The Twin City Times, a weekly paper covering Lewiston and Auburn, Maine, as well as surrounding areas, featured a report about the “Free Speech, Hate Speech, & Censorship: Winning the 2020 Elections” event that was co-hosted by the Gray and Cumberland Republican Town Committees
Press Release: 34 Republican and conservative co-sponsors host public event on Free Speech
Here's a PDF of the Press Release from the recent Free Speech Event.
Gray Republican Committee YouTube Channel
The Gray Republican Committee now has a YouTube Channel!

Next CCRC General Meeting

Oct CCRC Meeting:
Tue, October 20, 6:30 social, 7:00pm Meeting.
Location TBD.

Events

Cumberland County Virtual Golf Tournament
Lincoln Club Dinner with Senator Susan Collins as Keynote Speaker, Fri, 2/7/2020
Event: Why Socialism Would Destroy America’s Economy & Freedoms