From: Patrick McSweeney [mailto:PMcSweeney@mcsweeneycrump.com]
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2008 4:16 PM
To: Patrick McSweeney
Subject: January 17, 2009, Conference of Virginia Conservatives
To interested conservatives:
It is gratifying to see such energy and commitment from conservatives across Virginia since Election Day. We have a great opportunity to focus and maximize that energy and commitment.
Our first milestone is the 2009 Republican State Convention on May 29-30, 2009, in Richmond. Conservatives must demonstrate that they are the core of the Republican Party and that candidates who seek the Republican nomination reflect the principles that are shared by the Party’s conservative grassroots members.
Please plan to attend a general meeting of conservatives on Saturday, January 17, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. at Jefferson Hall on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville. Jefferson Hall is located on McCormick Road just south of the University Chapel along the West Range. Details about parking will follow.
Ideally, we should have conservatives from every county and city in Virginia at this meeting. Please reach out to likeminded Virginians in your area to join us at this meeting.
The purpose of the meeting is to reach agreement on a statewide plan to recruit, activate and assist conservatives at the grassroots level and to build an effective network of local conservative organizations throughout the Commonwealth. If you have specific suggestions for the meeting agenda, please forward them to me.
I have attached a document that was initially drafted more than a decade ago by Walt Barbee and me for a statewide gathering of Virginia conservatives. It has been modified slightly since then, but nothing of substance has been changed. The point of the document was to demonstrate that our fellowship is not a collection of single issue groups. Rather, there is an overarching set of principles that conservatives share. We may differ over the emphasis to be given to certain principles. Yet, one principle that we all share is that individual liberty is not possible without limited government and the means to hold public officials accountable.
I look forward to being with you on January 17.
Virginia Conservative Grassroots PAC
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