Updated: Jan 15, 2022
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Videos: Defending America: The Present Threats to Freedom
These speeches were given at the program "Defending America: The Present Threats to Freedom" on June 14, 2021 at the Windham Veterans Center in Windham, Maine.
Essay: Are American Freedoms One Election Away from Extinction?
This essay was the basis for a speech given by the author at an event of the same name on October 6, 2020, in North Yarmouth, Maine, with fifty sponsoring groups and leaders, including the host, the Gray Republican Committee of Gray, Maine and the Cumberland County Republican Committee.
Read this next sentence and ask yourself if you think that it’s true:

If a majority of Americans lose their understanding of history and the truth and lose their love for America, America will not survive.
Videos: Are American Freedoms One Election Away from Extinction?
Featuring former Governor Paul LePage, Dr. Demi Kouzounas, Chair of the Republican Party of Maine, and Peter Falkenberg Brown, Chair of the Gray Republican Committee
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.

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln, First Republican President

Events

Lincoln Day Dinner Silent Auction Donations Request
The CCRC will earn ALL proceeds from the Silent Auction. We could do very well from this fundraiser! Let’s get creative and make it happen! We have 6 weeks to get it together. We can do it! We are asking each town in the County to provide five (5) donations. We are also asking that at least one donation be from a corporate or business donation.
Wed, Nov 10th, 6:30-8pm, Meet Ed Thelander for Congress, Toddy Brook Cafe, N. Yarmouth
Meet Maine’s Winning Candidate, a Navy Seal for 21 Years: Ed Thelander Running for Congress in Congressional District #1
Tue, Nov 9, 2 p.m., Kittery, United Against Mandates Rally
Stand in unity against medical mandates - Promote medical freedom & autonomy Where: Walker Street (between Route 1 & Wallingford Square), Kittery, ME When: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 Time: 2:00
Thu, Nov 4, 6:30pm, Ed Thelander KICK-OFF Campaign Event!
Ed Thelander ~ Candidate for Congress, Cordially Invites you to his Kick-Off Campaign Event, Thursday, November 4th, 2021 ~ 6:30pm

News

Volunteers Needed to Help Tim Thorsen for House District 27 (Gorham) - Sat, Jan 8, 2022
Help support Republican candidate Tim Thorsen in his bid for Maine House District 27 this Saturday, January 8, 2022. The Gorham Republicans will be working with The Dinner Table volunteers to knock on Republican doors from 9AM to noon.
Stephanie Anderson: New CCRC Chair Initiates Legislative Action Group
On February 23, 2021, former Cumberland County District Attorney Stephanie Anderson was elected as the new Chair of the Cumberland County Republican Committee. She served as D.A. for twenty-eight years. Stephanie immediately initiated a strong push to recruit volunteers from the CCRC to work together to promote or oppose legislation in Augusta. She's been assisted by numerous CCRC members, including Cathy Nichols, George Vercelli, Annie Christy, Gina LeDuc, and many others.
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.

Next CCRC General Meeting

January Meeting:
Tuesday, January 18th, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

At Moody's (second floor) in Gorham. 5:45 for the social hour.
Email Annalee Rosenblatt at azr5209@aol.com by Jan 15th if you want to order a sandwich.