Kent GOP E-News - 4/14/2020

From our Chair


Given the latest order from Governor Whitmer, the Kent GOP Gerald R. Ford Republican Headquarters is closed through April 30. Also, all events are canceled from now until April 30. 

Although we are closed, staff is continuing to work from home and are available to assist you and answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact the Kent GOP at 616-459-0141 and leave a message, and one of our staff members will follow up with you. 

As with many different areas of our lives, the pandemic is changing the way we conduct our campaigning. There are several things you can do this week to help. Help us by signing a petition calling on Governor Whitmer to work with the Legislature on common sense changes to her latest order. You can also join Operation Gridlock, a protest against the Governors action. Finally, join the Kent County Trump Victory Team for a virtual training being held tonight at 6:30pm. Keep reading for more information.

Sign the Petition

The Governors latest Executive Order made Michigan the most restrictive state combatting COVID-19. We are calling on Governor Whitmer to work with the legislature to make common sense changes that will allow certain business, who can work safely, to get back to work! 

CLICK HERE to sign!

Operation Gridlock

The Michigan Conservative Coalition is organizing Operation Gridlock in Lansing tomorrow, April 15 at NOON.

For more details, CLICK HERE.

Trump Victory Virtual Training

Join a virtual Trump Victory Training Initiative on Tuesday April 14 at 6:30!

To participate please RSVP and the link to the event will be emailed to you.


Sign Petitions for 17th Circuit Court Judge

17th Circuit Court judicial candidates Scott Noto and Stephen Willison, are looking for assistance collecting signatures. 

To find more information about Stephen or if you are interested in signing his petition, please CLICK HERE

If you are interested in signing Scott's petition, please contact him at [email protected] 

Lincoln Day Dinner Rescheduled

We have been excited about the 2020 Lincoln Day Dinner since we announced the date and speaker last month. While we are still excited to host Senator Tom Cotton in Grand Rapids for our 2020 Kent County Lincoln Day Dinner and are announcing that out of precaution for the COVID-19 virus and with the desire to provide you with the best evening possible, the scheduled April 16 event is being postponed to Wednesday, October 14.

If you have purchased a ticket, you will have a spot at the October 14 event. If you'd rather, you may also request a refund by calling our office at 616-459-0141 or emailing Executive Director Luke Arends at [email protected].

Reminder: Members of the Kent GOP Major Donor and Pachyderm Clubs receive TWO complimentary tickets to the Photo Reception and Dinner. Members of the 500 and Ford Clubs receive ONE complimentary ticket to dinner. Contact Luke at [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Interested in supporting the event with a sponsorship? CLICK HERE for full sponsorship details.

Contact the Kent GOP at 616-459-0141 with any questions.

Precinct Delegate Deadline 

The deadline to file for the August 2020 ballot is May 4, 2020. If you are interested in running, CLICK HERE, or contact Mike at [email protected] or 616-459-0141. Forms need to be notarized. If you are having difficulty getting your form notarized, contact us and we will work with you to complete it in time.

Thank you for your support!


Freeman Signature

Joel Freeman, Chair

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