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North Royalton GOP Membership

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The North Royalton GOP offers four membership opportunities which may be acquired by new members and renewing members:

  • Individual Membership: $20

  • Couple Membership: $35

  • Family Membership: $40

  • Social Membership: $10 (Non-Voting Member, can attend events, community activities, and can be from outside of North Royalton, Ohio)


​Helpful Membership Information:

  • North Roylton GOP was officially founded on December 1, 2020.

  • There are other Republican groups in the area. Which is great to see and we fully welcome them. However, we are a newly formed and officially recognized grassroots group by the state of Ohio; of diverse men and women who are actively involved North Royalton Republicans with different ages from 18 years old to 65 years or older, different faiths, union and non-union members, military veterans, first-responders, professionals, working middle class, and so much more. Who no longer believe maintaining the status quo of political involvement, status quo of civic engagement, and status quo candidate support is working for good government for North Royalton.

  • A Voting Member (Individual, Couple, & Family Membership) is required to be a resident of North Royalton, Ohio; and be listed as a registered Republican with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. Those residents that newly registered voters, may join the North Royalton GOP. But must provide proof from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections after the most recent primary election that they voted Republican. In order to maintain their membership within the North Royalton GOP.

  • A Non-Voting Member (Social Membership) is open to all Republicans from other surrounding communities outside of North Royalton, Ohio. Social Members can attend events, community activities, but said members will not be permitted to serve as an Officer, nor will be they have the right to vote on the affairs of the organization.

  • All memberships span the calendar year and expire on December 31st.

  • Most regular membership meetings are held quarterly via Zoom or in person.

  • Benefits of membership include being more actively involved in the community, networking with fellow Republicans, help bring about a positive change locally through working for good government for North Royalton, and so much more vs just sitting on the sidelines.

  • Some yearly fun events & projects include special guest Republican Elected Officials, fundraisers in support of local Republican Candidates for Elected Office, annual North Royalton GOP Fundraiser, annual salute to our Police Officers & Fire Fighters, annual Veteran's Day project, local college scholarship, and more.

  • If you want to attend boring monthly meetings and be lectured too. Then we are not your organization.

  • If you want to be part of an organization of diverse North Royalton Republicans that want to help educate the community on what is going on in their local government, be actively engaged citizens, register new voters, get the youth of our community actively involved in the electoral process, work for good government for North Royalton, and more then we are the right group for you!


Thank you for your interest in our organization! If you have any questions about us you can email us at

NRoyaltonGOP@gmail.com or call 216-650-1783.

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North Royalton GOP Mission  & Purpose

Mission:

Working for Good Government for North Royalton, Ohio.

Purpose:

 

WHEREAS certain residents of North Royalton, Ohio who are members of the Republican Party desire to form, become Members of, and operate, the ORGANIZATION for providing a forum with which to discuss local, regional, and national governance, politics, and leadership issues with respect to the Republican party according to the principles of the Republican Party; and

 

WHEREAS encourage residents of North Royalton, Ohio to be aware of what is happening in local government, be engaged with the community and their concerns and ideas, to be heard by giving fellow Republicans a voice; and

 

WHEREAS especially supporting Republican candidates running for local offices and increase voter participation in the electoral process; and

 

WHEREAS the ORGANIZATION desires to operate as a political club as defined in ORC 3517.01(C) (8)(b)

 

Source: North Royalton GOP Bylaws Article II.

Brief GOP History & Resources

GOP History

 

Welcome to the Party of Lincoln. The Republican Party was born in the early 1850`s by anti-slavery activists and individuals who believed that government should grant western lands to settlers free of charge. The first informal meeting of the party took place in Ripon, Wisconsin, a small town northwest of Milwaukee. 

The first official Republican meeting took place on July 6th, 1854 in Jackson, Michigan. The name "Republican" was chosen because it alluded to equality and reminded individuals of Thomas Jefferson's Democratic-Republican Party. At the Jackson convention, the new party adopted a platform and nominated candidates for office in Michigan. In 1856, the Republicans became a national party when John C. Fremont was nominated for President under the slogan: "Free soil, free labor, free speech, free men, Fremont." 

Even though they were considered a "third party" because the Democrats and Whigs represented the two-party system at the time, Fremont received 33% of the vote. Four years later, Abraham Lincoln became the first Republican to win the White House. The Civil War erupted in 1861 and lasted four grueling years. During the war, against the advice of his cabinet, Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves. The Republicans of their day worked to pass the Thirteenth Amendment, which outlawed slavery, the Fourteenth, which guaranteed equal protection under the laws, and the Fifteenth, which helped secure voting rights for African-Americans. 

The Republican Party also played a leading role in securing women the right to vote. In 1896, Republicans were the first major party to favor women's suffrage. When the 19th Amendment finally was added to the Constitution, 26 of 36 state legislatures that had voted to ratify it were under Republican control. The first woman elected to Congress was a Republican, Jeanette Rankin from Montana in 1917. Presidents during most of the late nineteenth century and the early part of the twentieth century were Republicans. While the Democrats and Franklin Roosevelt tended to dominate American politics in the 1930`s and 40`s, for 28 of the forty years from 1952 through 1992, the White House was in Republican hands - under Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Bush. Under the last two, Reagan and Bush, the United States became the world's only superpower, winning the Cold War from the old Soviet Union and releasing millions from Communist oppression. 

Behind all the elected officials and the candidates of any political party are thousands of hard-working staff and volunteers who raise money, lick the envelopes, and make the phone calls that every winning campaign must have. The national structure of our party starts with the Republican National Committee. Each state has its own Republican State Committee with a Chairman and staff. The Republican structure goes right down to the neighborhoods, where a Republican precinct captain every Election Day organizes Republican workers to get out the vote. Most states ask voters when they register to express party preference. Voters don't have to do so, but registration lists let the parties know exactly which voters they want to be sure vote on Election Day. Just because voters register as a Republican, they don't need to vote that way - many voters split their tickets, voting for candidates in both parties. But the national party is made up of all registered Republicans in all 50 states. 

For the most part they are the voters in Republican Presidential primaries and caucuses. They are the heart and soul of the party. Republicans have a long and rich history with basic principles: Individuals, not government, can make the best decisions; all people are entitled to equal rights; and decisions are best made close to home. The symbol of the Republican Party is the elephant. During the mid term elections way back in 1874, Democrats tried to scare voters into thinking President Grant would seek to run for an unprecedented third term. Thomas Nast, a cartoonist for Harper`s Weekly, depicted a Democratic jackass trying to scare a Republican elephant - and both symbols stuck. 

For a long time Republicans have been known as the "G.O.P." And party faithfuls thought it meant the "Grand Old Party." But apparently the original meaning (in 1875) was "gallant old party." And when automobiles were invented it also came to mean, "get out and push." That's still a pretty good slogan for Republicans who depend every campaign year on the hard work of hundreds of thousands of volunteers to get out and vote and push people to support the causes of the Republican Party.  ​

Resources

North Royalton GOP Facebook page


City of North Royalton

North Royalton City School District


​Republican Party of Cuyahoga County


Ohio Republican Party


Republican National Committee

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