Updated Information – 2020 Republican National Convention Delegate Qualifying Information

Jan Face Glassman
Collier County State Committtewoman

Most importantly, I hope that you and your families are safe and staying well during this difficult period.

The President is doing a great job as Commander-in-Chief and unifying the country behind him. We will have even more to celebrate at the Convention in August when we formally nominate him for his second term.

Due to COVID 19 pandemic, the Caucus Meetings for both Congressional District 19 and Congressional District 25 have been changed.

The CD 19 Caucus meeting to elect Delegates and Alternate Delegates for the 2020 Republican National Convention will be held on May 28 at 6 pm at a location to be determined. With all the closures, we will wait until businesses know when they will re-open and do our best to arrange for a centralized location. Once we have the location finalized, we will let you know.

The CD 25 Caucus meeting will be held on Saturday, May 30 at 11 am at:
First Baptist Church of Labelle
330 North Main Street
Labelle, FL 33935

There will be 3 Delegates and 3 Alternate Delegates from Congressional District 19 and Congressional District 25 each.

The convention will be held in Charlotte, NC from Monday, August 24, thru Thursday, August 27. As a reminder, Delegates and Alternates pay all their own travel, registration, and other expenses related to attend the Convention.

 

The information and forms can be accessed by clicking the forms below.

There will be opportunities for guests to attend as well. As soon as we have further information on guests, we will let you know.

As we receive additional information on the convention, we will share it with you. 2020 is a great year to be a Republican, to re-elect President Trump, and to retire Nancy Pelosi by taking back Congress!

Jan Face Glassman
CD19 Vice Chair
Collier County Republican State Committeewoman

RPOF Instruction Material

Qualifying Form Download

What You Need To Know | President Trump’s Coronavirus Response Efforts

President Trump and his Administration are working every day to protect the health and wellbeing of Americans and respond to the coronavirus.

WHOLE-OF-GOVERNMENT APPROACH

  • The President signed the CARES Act, providing unprecedented and immediate relief to American families, workers, and businesses.
  • President Trump declared a national emergency, inviting States, territories, and tribes to access over $42 billion in existing funding.
  • President Trump signed initial legislation securing $8.3 billion for coronavirus response.
  • President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, ensuring that American families and businesses impacted by the virus receive the strong support they need.
  • To leverage the resources of the entire government, the President created a White House Coronavirus Task Force to coordinate response.
  • The Vice President named Dr. Deborah Birx to serve as the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator.
  • At the request of President Trump, FEMA is leading federal operations on behalf of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
  • FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center has been activated to its highest level in support of coronavirus response.
  • The President held a teleconference with other G20 leaders to coordinate coronavirus response.
  • President Trump signed an executive order giving the DoD and DHS the authority to activate the ready reserve components of the armed forces to assist with coronavirus response.

SUPPORTING STATE AND LOCAL EFFORTS

  • President Trump issued a letter informing our nation’s governors that the Administration is developing new guidelines for state and local policy makers.
  • Through the CARES Act, we more than doubled the funds available through the President’s Emergency and Disaster Declarations to help State, local, and tribal leaders effectively respond.
  • The President has approved major disaster declarations for heavily impacted states.
  • The Administration is covering costs of deploying National Guard units to assist with response efforts in hard hit states, while ensuring governors remain in command.
  • The President has held multiple teleconferences with our nation’s governors to coordinate response efforts and offer his full support.

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

  • In January, President Trump reacted quickly to implement travel restrictions on travel from China, buying us valuable time to respond to the virus.
  • The President has announced further travel restrictions on global hotspots, including Europe, the United Kingdom and Ireland, and Iran.
  • American citizens returning from travel-restricted countries are being routed to specific airports, where they can be screened and isolated as needed.
  • The United States reached mutual agreements with Mexico and Canada to restrict non-essential travel across our northern and southern borders.
  • The Administration announced it will expeditiously return aliens who cross between ports of entry or are otherwise not allowed to enter the country, as the facilities in which these aliens would be held cannot support quarantine for the time needed to assess potential cases.
  • The Administration raised travel warnings to their highest level for other hot spot locations, like Japan and South Korea.
  • The President has expanded airport screenings to identify travelers showing symptoms and instituted mandatory quarantines.
  • The State Department issued a global level 4 travel advisory, urging Americans to avoid all international travel due to the coronavirus outbreak worldwide.
  • The State Department has worked to safely repatriate thousands of Americans from around the world.

EXPANDING TESTING ACCESS

  • The FDA has issued emergency approval for multiple new commercial coronavirus tests, including some that deliver results to healthcare providers within minutes.
  • The President secured legislation that will ensure Americans are able to be tested for free.
  • The Administration is working with state and local partners and the private sector to open up drive-through testing sites.
  • The Administration worked with Apple to launch an app and website to help Americans determine if they should seek care for coronavirus, and provide them guidance on next steps.
  • HHS is providing funding to help accelerate the development of rapid diagnostic tests for the coronavirus.
  • The FDA cut red tape to expand testing availability.
  • Admiral Brett Giroir – the Assistant Secretary for Health and head of the Public Health Service – has been appointed to coordinate coronavirus testing efforts.
  • The FDA is empowering states to authorize tests developed and used by laboratories in their states.
  • The Department of Defense has set up 15 coronavirus testing sites worldwide.
  • The President signed legislation requiring more reporting from state and private labs to ensure our public health officials have the data they need to respond to this outbreak.
  • DoD and HHS worked to airlift hundreds of thousands of swabs and sample test kits from Italy to the United States.

HELPING FAMILIES AND WORKING AMERICANS

  • President Trump signed historic legislation to provide direct payments to Americans, significantly expand unemployment benefits, and more.
  • The Administration negotiated legislation which will provide tax credits for eligible businesses that give paid leave to Americans affected by the virus.
  • The Department of Labor issued guidance to help inform Americans about the paid family and medical leave available to them.
  • The Administration took action to provide more flexibility in unemployment insurance programs for workers impacted by the coronavirus.
  • The Treasury Department moved tax day from April 15 to July 15.
  • President Trump signed legislation providing funding and flexibility for emergency nutritional aid for senior citizens, women, children, and low-income families.
  • USDA announced new flexibilities to allow meal service during school closures.
  • USDA announced a new collaboration with the private sector to deliver nearly 1,000,000 meals a week to students in rural schools closed due to the coronavirus.
  • USDA launched a partnership with Panera Bread and the Children’s Hunger Alliance to provide meals to children across Ohio, with more states to come.
  • HHS has announced $250 million in grants to help communities provide meals for seniors.
  • The Administration is halting foreclosures and evictions for families with FHA-insured mortgages.
  • The Department of Labor announced up to $100 million in dislocated worker grants in response to the coronavirus national health emergency.
  • The White House worked with the private sector to launch a central website where families, students, and educators can access online education technologies.
  • President Trump signed legislation to provide continuity in educational benefits for veterans and their families who attend schools that have had to switch to online learning.
  • The Department of Education has given broad approval to colleges and universities to allow them to more easily move their classes online.
  • The Department of Education set interest rates on all federally-held student loans to 0% for at least 60 days.
  • The Department of Education announced borrowers will have the option to suspend their payments on federally-held student loans for at least two months.
  • The Department of Education is providing waivers for federal testing requirements to states that have had to close schools.

SUPPORTING IMPACTED BUSINESSES

  • President Trump signed legislation providing almost $350 billion in loans for small businesses and much needed payroll tax relief.
  • The President secured legislation giving the Treasury and Federal Reserve $500 billion to provide liquidity and purchase business, municipal, and State debt.
  • Thanks to legislation signed by President Trump, the Federal Reserve can leverage more than $4 trillion in funds if needed during this crisis.
  • The Small Business Administration has announced disaster loans which provide impacted businesses with up to $2 million.
  • SBA relaxed criteria for disaster assistance loans – expanding small businesses’ access to economic assistance.
  • The President directed the Energy Department to purchase large quantities of crude oil for the strategic reserve.
  • President Trump has held calls and meetings with business leaders from the pharmaceutical industry, airlines, health insurers, grocery stores, retail stores, banks, and more.
  • The Treasury Department approved the establishment of the Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility to provide liquidity to the financial system.
  • The Export-Import Bank announced four new temporary relief programs to provide maximum financing flexibility and inject liquidity into the market.

INFORMING THE PUBLIC

  • The Administration launched a website – coronavirus.gov – to keep the public informed about the outbreak.
  • The President announced he is extending CDC guidelines for 30 days to slow the spread of the virus.
  • The President launched a partnership with the Ad Council, media networks, and digital platforms to communicate public services announcements about the coronavirus.
  • The President announced guidelines for Americans to follow and do their part to stem the spread of the virus.
  • The Task Force is holding nearly daily press conferences to provide the American people with the latest information.
  • The Task Force recommended mitigation strategies to heavily impacted communities, like those in New York, Washington, and California.
  • CMS announced guidance to protect vulnerable elderly Americans and limit medically unnecessary visits to nursing homes.
  • President Trump’s PREVENTS initiative started a new public awareness campaign to promote emotional wellbeing for veterans during the coronavirus pandemic.

SUPPORTING PATIENTS AND HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

  • The President worked with Congress to secure $100 billion for out healthcare providers.
  • In January, the Administration declared the coronavirus to be a public health emergency.
  • The President donated his fourth-quarter 2019 salary to the Department of Health and Human Services for coronavirus response efforts.
  • The Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA are helping to build temporary hospitals and medical facilities in hard hit areas.
  • The Vice President penned a letter to hospital administrators asking hospitals to report testing data to HHS to help inform policies.
  • The President took action to give HHS authority to waive rules and regulations so that healthcare providers have maximum flexibility to respond to this outbreak.
  • CMS issued sweeping regulatory changes to increase hospital capacity, rapidly expand the healthcare workforce, and cut paperwork so doctors can put patients first.
  • HHS is providing funding to help healthcare systems across the country quickly prepare for a surge in coronavirus patients.
  • CMS is giving flexibility to Medicare Advantage and Part D plans to waive cost-sharing for coronavirus tests and treatment.
  • The President announced that Humana and Cigna will waive co-pays, coinsurance, and deductibles for coronavirus treatments.
  • CMS created new billing codes for coronavirus tests to promote better tracking of the public health response.
  • The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy coordinated with the NIH, the tech industry, and non-profits to release a machine readable collection of 29,000 coronavirus-related research articles, which will help scientists discover insights to virus’ genetics, incubation, treatment, symptoms, and prevention.
  • The White House launched a new public-private consortium to help provide coronavirus research projects access to powerful supercomputer resources.
  • The Administration announced that health plans with health savings accounts will be able to cover coronavirus testing and treatment without co-payments.
  • CMS dramatically expanded telehealth for Medicare beneficiaries, ensuring more patients can access their doctors remotely while avoiding exposure.
  • HHS lifted HIPAA penalties to enable healthcare providers to expand telehealth access for patients.
  • The FDA took action to allow expanded use of devices to monitor patients’ vital signs remotely, reducing hospital visits and minimizing risks of exposure.
  • The VA established 19 emergency operations centers across the country and put in place visitation restrictions to limit patients’ exposure.
  • Thanks to a waiver from the Office of Personnel Management, the VA is working to rehire retired medical personnel during the coronavirus outbreak.
  • CMS and the VA are working to limit nonessential, elective medical procedures to free up healthcare resources.
  • The Department of Defense issued guidance to delay elective medical procedures at military facilities in order to preserve healthcare resources.
  • The Navy deployed two medical ships to help support impacted areas.
  • The President announced Carnival Cruise Lines will be making ships available for hospitals to use for non-coronavirus patients.

STRENGTHENING ESSENTIAL MEDICAL SUPPLIES

  • The Administration mobilized a Supply Chain Stabilization Task Force led by Rear Admiral John Polowczyk.
  • FEMA is working to distribute ventilators and other critical supplies to hard hit states.
  • FEMA launched Project Airbridge to help quickly airlift critical supplies across the country.
  • The President invoked the Defense Production Act, providing a number of authorities that can be used as needed.
  • The President took action under the Defense Production Act to compel General Motors to accept, perform, and prioritize Federal contracts for ventilators.
  • President Trump signed an executive order providing HHS and DHS with the full authorities available under the Defense Production Act to respond to this outbreak.
  • The President urged the private sector to bolster response efforts, leading companies across the country to produce more critical supplies like masks, ventilators, and hand sanitizer.
  • The President signed a memorandum directing his Administration to make general-use face masks available to healthcare workers.
  • HHS announced it will be purchasing 500 million N95 respirators for the Strategic National Stockpile.
  • The Department of Defense announced it will be providing 5 million respirator masks and 2,000 specialized ventilators to assist.
  • The Department of Defense is procuring 8,000 ventilators worth an estimated $84.4 million
  • The President signed legislation removing restrictions that prevented manufacturers from selling industrial masks – which can readily protect healthcare workers – directly to hospitals.
  • The FDA gave emergency approval to a new system to sterilize N95 masks, helping hospitals get the most use out of their masks.
  • The President signed an executive order to prevent hoarding and price-gouging of critical medical supplies.
  • The Department of Justice has taken action to combat coronavirus related fraud.

DEVELOPING VACCINES AND THERAPEUTICS

  • The Administration is working to help accelerate the development of therapeutics and a vaccine to combat the coronavirus.
  • The FDA is evaluating existing drugs that could serve as potential therapeutics for coronavirus patients.
  • The FDA approved emergency use of convalescent plasma treatments for seriously ill coronavirus patients.
  • HHS accepted 30 million doses of hydroxychloroquine sulfate donated by pharmaceutical companies.
  • The Trump Administration is actively working with drug manufacturers to monitor any potential drug supply chain issues.
  • The Administration is expanding research and consulting with experts to better understand the transmission of coronavirus.
  • The National Institutes of Health has announced the beginning of a clinical trial for a coronavirus vaccine candidate.

Campaign Chair March Report

Mike Lyster
Chairman Campaign Committee

The campaign committee has suspended their ground program to comply with President Trump’s directions and direction from the RPOF Trump Victory Team.

The good news, is we are continuing in the digital world and with phone banking. This is an area where the Trump/Republican technical and data sources are far superior to the Democrat party.

We encourage you to help us in our efforts and sign up for training. You can be helpful in numerous methods available.

We will continue to adjust our ground game in order to make the best use of the time available.

Sufficient funding will play a big role in this 2020 campaign due to the shortened timeline for engaging our audience. Please consider donating in order to properly fund the next step in the campaign.

2020 Campaign Committee
Mike Lyster

Chairman’s Message March 2020

Russell Tuff
Collier County Republican Chairman

As a community and as the Republican Party, we have listened to and are following the directions given to us by our President Donald J. Trump to not hold our gatherings with more than 10 people and remain 6 ft apart if gathering.

It is a time to remember and keep in touch with our own members. Let them know we are thinking of them and caring for them. It is time to pray for each other, our nation and God’s worldly community.

If you have fellow CCREC members you are thinking about, please reach out to contact them and let them know we are thinking of them.
If you don’t know how to contact them, please email me chairman@colliergop.org and I will provide their contact information.

Below you will find updates on our plans to move forward as a community and as the local Republican Party.

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Where Does The Money Go?

Jan Face Glassman
Collier County State Committtewoman

As Republicans, we are fiscally conservative in both business and our personal lives. We minimize expenses in order to maximize available funds to spend.

It should come as no surprise that your Collier County Republican Executive Committee functions just like any other conservative business. As with any organization, it is important to understand how the funds are being used that you are asked to donate.

Legal Rights and Authority

  • The Collier County Republican Executive Committee is THE county organization that exists under the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) and the Republican National Committee (RNC). As such, the CCREC is regulated by the state and must file all required financial documents.
  • The CCREC is THE organization in Collier County that raises the funds for the general election campaign to elect all Republican candidates from the President down to every local official.

Where the Funds Go

These funds are used to rent office space, to purchase supplies, to fund campaign collateral such as palm cards, bumper stickers, and lawn signs, and to promote the candidates and our Party. No funds are used to pay any expenses incurred personally by the CCREC Board. The Chairman, State Committeewoman, and State Committeeman pay all of their own expenses to attend RPOF quarterly meetings, which are held at different locations around Florida. The Board, just like all our members, purchases their own tickets to attend CCREC events to raise the funds to support our election efforts. The entire body has to approve any expenditures over $1,000.

Local Clubs and Charters Subject to Reporting

The local chartered Republican Clubs and Women’s Federated Clubs play a critical function in engaging Republicans and helping to recruit volunteers. There are four local clubs that are chartered under the CCREC and RPOF:

  • Collier Men’s Republican Club
  • Naples Republican Club
  • Republican Club of South Collier County
  • Republican Next Generation club.

In addition, there are two women’s Republican clubs that are part of the Florida Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women:

  • Republican Women of Southwest Florida Federated
  • Women’s Republican Club of Naples Federated.

Finally, there is the National Hispanic Republican Coalition of Lee and Collier County, which is chartered under the RNC.

These 7 clubs work cooperatively with the CCREC to form our strong Collier County Republican Team. While each club is limited to spending $500 per election cycle, so most donate their $500 to the CCREC for campaign activities, these clubs serve a major function in getting Republicans involved.

As members of these clubs become more active, they often join the CCREC as Precinct Committeemen and Committeewomen. Many club members also actively volunteer their time at headquarters during the election period. These clubs do charge dues and do hold their own events. The majority hold monthly meetings with excellent speakers.

As with any organization to which you donate, it is important to understand a club’s use of funds, in addition to the $500 donation made to the CCREC for campaign activities.

Each Club has a unique local-community focus for funds raised that helps raise awareness of our Republican values to a broader audience.

  • The Men’s Club holds an Annual Salute to Veterans with funds raised going to scholarships for high school and college students who are active supporters of Republican values.
  • The Republican Women of Southwest Florida Federated focus their support on K-12 educational and on Veterans’ 501 c-3 organizations.
  • The Holiday Luncheon of Women’s Republican Club of Naples Federated is their annual fundraiser with funds going to various local charities.
  • The Republican Club of South Collier County has grown over the past year covering the expense of events and is now in a position to determine for what local charities they will use additional funds raised.

The Naples Republican Club operates on a basis of covering any speakers’ travel expenses and the cost of the meals served at the event.

In addition to the causes supported, there may be other operating expenses covered.. As a member, you should feel comfortable asking about any expenses.

When spending money to attend an event, It is important to understand where the money raised goes.

There are other great local, non-political organizations who bring in nationally recognized Republican speakers such as the Parkinson’s Association, the Cato Institute and the Heritage Foundation. It is fairly easy to understand where the funds raised at these go.

However, other events sponsored by other organizations may not be as clear cut. It is your right to ask if you are not sure where the proceeds from an event or a club membership are being spent.

You should never assume that you know nor should you be denied an explanation when you ask ‘where does the money go?’ It is your hard-earned money; you are a Republican; and you are fiscally conservative. The last thing you want to do is to waste money on any event or group that is not using those funds to meet your objectives.

In this election year, it is important to remember that the CCREC is the ONLY political organization in Collier County that can legally fund the local election activities, to once again turn out a record Republican vote in Collier County to re-elect President Trump, to win Congressional District 19 and 25, and to elect our County Commissioners and all County seats down the ticket.

There may be many organizations selling Trump material, only items purchased or donated through Trump Victory Team (RPOF) and Collier Republican Executive goes to the campaign.

2020 Republican National Convention Delegate Qualifying Information

Jan Face Glassman
Collier County State Committtewoman

There will be 3 Delegates and 3 Alternate Delegates from Congressional District 19 and Congressional District 25.

The convention will be held in Charlotte, NC from Monday, August 24, thru Thursday, August 27. As a reminder, Delegates and Alternates pay all their own travel, registration, and other expenses related to attend the Convention.

The CD 19 Caucus meeting to elect Delegates and Alternate Delegates for the 2020 Republican National Convention will be held on April 30 at 6 pm at the:
Barefoot Beach Club
5025 Bonita Beach Rd
Bonita Springs, FL

The CD 25 Caucus meeting will be held on Saturday, April 4, at 11 am at:
First Baptist Church of Labelle
330 North Main Street
Labelle, FL 33935

The information and forms can be accessed by clicking the forms below.

There will be opportunities for guests to attend as well. As soon as we have further information on guests, we will let you know.

As we receive additional information on the convention, we will share it with you. 2020 is a great year to be a Republican, to re-elect President Trump, and to retire Nancy Pelosi by taking back Congress!
Jan
Jan Face Glassman
CD19 Vice Chair
Collier County Republican State Committeewoman

RPOF Instruction Material

Qualifying Form Download

Trump Accomplishments February 14

Economy

President Trump’s policies have put the American economy into high gear.

  • Since President Trump was elected 7.1 million jobs have been created.
    • For the first time on record, there are more job openings than unemployed Americans.
  • In 2019, 2.1 new jobs were created.
    • In 2019, 1.5 million jobs were added for women. This accounts for more than 50% of total job gains for the first time ever
  • Over 500,000 manufacturing jobs have been created since the President was elected.
  • The current unemployment rate is 3.6%, a near generational low.
  • Highlights of January’s jobs report:
    • 225,000 jobs were created in January.
    • January marked the 23rd consecutive month that the unemployment rate has been at or below 4%.
    • o For 23 consecutive months, wage growth has been near or above 3%.
  • Throughout the Trump Administration we have seen record low unemployment for women, African Americans, Latino Americans, and Asian Americans. In January:
    • African American unemployment rate was at 6%.
    • The Hispanic American unemployment rate remained at a near record low of 4.3%.
    • The Asian American unemployment rate was 3%.
    • The unemployment rate for women remained at near generational lows of 3.5%.
      • Women outnumber men in the workforce occupying more than 50% of non-farming positions.
  • The stock market has reached record highs under President Trump.
    • The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit record highs over 100 times.
    • The S&P 500 and NASDAQ have all repeatedly notched record highs.
  • Under President Trump, 7 million people have come off food stamps.
  • Since President Trump took office 2.4 million Americans have been lifted out of poverty.
    • 1.4 million American children have been lifted out of poverty.
  • Under President Trump’s leadership, Congress passed historic tax cuts and relief for hard-working Americans. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is the first major tax reform signed in 30 years and the largest tax reform package in history.
    • As a result of the historic tax cuts, nearly 9,000 Opportunity Zones were created in all 50 states, DC, and 5 territories. Opportunity Zones will spur $100 billion in private capital investment and impact nearly 35 million Americans.
    • The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act doubled the Child Tax Credit.
      • In tax year 2019, nearly 40 million families benefitted from the child tax credit (CTC), receiving an average benefit of $2,200 – totaling credits of $88 billion.
      • In tax year 2019, nearly 6 million families benefitted from the child and dependent care tax credit (CDCTC), receiving an average benefit of $551 – totaling credits of $3 billion.
  • Economic confidence rebounded to record highs under President Trump because his pro-growth policies have and continue to put American workers and businesses first.
  • President Trump has rolled back unnecessary job-killing regulations at a historic pace.
    • The Administration has cut nearly 8 regulations for every new rule.
      • This far exceeds the promise made to cut 2 regulations for every 1 regulation added.
    • Regulatory costs have been slashed by nearly $50 billion and have saved taxpayers $220 billion once actions are fully implemented.
    • The deregulation efforts will save American households an estimated $3,100 per year.
    • President Trump took action to increase transparency in Federal agencies and protect Americans from administration abuse.
    • The Administration formed the Governors’ Initiative on Regulatory Innovation which aims to better align state and Federal efforts to cut additional unnecessary regulations and costs.

Immigration

President Trump is working to secure our border.

  • President Trump is fulfilling his promise to build a border wall, with sizable portions already finished or under construction.
    • It’s expected that 450 miles will be finished by the end of 2020.
    • 100 miles of border wall have already been completed.
  • Under President Trump, the U.S. Border Patrol has arrested hundreds of members of dangerous gangs.
  • The President has strongly enforced our nation’s immigration laws by cracking down on illegal immigration and taken aim at “sanctuary cities.”
  • President Trump has called on Congress to close dangerous loopholes such as “Catch and Release,” end chain migration, and end the visa lottery program which enables illegal immigration.
  • The Administration is looking to close the Flores Settlement Agreement that requires the government to release families into the country after 20 days. This loophole has been exploited by smugglers who use children as pawns to enter our country.
  • We are closing asylum loopholes – recently, the Administration instituted a new rule requiring migrants who come to our border to have previously applied and been denied to a country they passed through.
  • President Trump was successful in his efforts to get Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries to step up and help stop the crisis at the border.
    • President Trump’s successful negotiations led to border apprehensions falling more than 70% from May (the peak of the crisis) to November 2019.
  • In May 2019, President Trump announced a new immigration proposal that would modernize our system and secure the border.
  • The Administration has made it a priority to end human trafficking and is using many resources to do so.
    • The Administration provided funding to support the National Human Trafficking Hotline.
    • The Anti-Trafficking Coordination Team (ACTeam) initiative more than doubled convictions of human traffickers and increased the number of defendants charged in ACTeam districts.

Foreign Policy

President Trump has restored our nation’s standing in the world and is standing up to bad actors.

  • The United States has successfully decimated ISIS.
  • Under President Trump, the number one terrorist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was taken out.
  • President Trump ordered the killing of Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force and an evil, ruthless, and deadly terrorist.
  • President Trump fulfilled his promise to name Jerusalem Israel’s capital city and moved the U.S. Embassy.
    • The President removed the U.S. from the U.N. Human Rights Council due to the group’s blatant anti-Israel bias.
  • President Trump released a bold vision for peace in the Middle East.
  • President Trump held two historic summits with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, further demonstrating the Administration’s commitment to a denuclearized Korean peninsula.
    • The Administration has maintained tough sanctions on North Korea while negotiations have taken place.
  • President Trump’s maximum pressure campaign is countering Iran’s influence and pressuring the regime to abandon its malign activities.
    • President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Iran Nuclear Agreement and instituted the toughest sanctions in history to drive the regime’s oil exports to zero.
    • President Trump authorized crippling sanctions on the Iranian regime.
  • The Trump Administration has imposed sanctions on Russian entities and individuals previously indicted for their roles in Russian interference in our election.
  • To better promote democracy across the globe, President Trump imposed sanctions on regimes in Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua.
  • President Trump reversed the previous administration’s policy on Cuba.
  • President Trump urged NATO members to increase defense spending.

Trade

President Trump is delivering on his promise to correct trade imbalances.

  • The Trump Administration had taken unprecedented steps to modernize and improve trading practices and negotiate freer, fairer, and reciprocal trade agreements with our global allies.
  • President Trump has kept his promise to deliver a modern and rebalanced trade deal to replace NAFTA. The United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA)
    • The USCMA will spur economic growth, create 176,000 jobs, add $68.2 billion to the U.S. economy, and raise wages.
  • President Trump negotiated a new United States-Japan trade deal with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Japan is one of our strongest economic partners and this trade deal builds on that partnership. It is a big win for American farmers, ranchers, workers, and businesses.
  • The Administration revised the United States -Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) to make it more beneficial to American workers.
  • The President and European Union President Juncker agreed to a new trade deal that strengthens and reforms our trade relationship. The agreement:
    • Works toward zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, zero subsidies on non-automotive industrial goods.
    • Makes it easier for the EU to purchase liquefied gas.
    • Reduces trade and bureaucratic obstacles between the U.S. and the EU.
    • Addresses unfair trade practices.
  • President Trump signed a historic phase one trade deal with China that includes key commitments from China on stopping unfair trading practices and increasing purchases of U.S. goods.
    • President Trump withdrew the United States from the flawed Trans-Pacific Partnership.
    • President Trump has forced our allies to recommit to NATO.

Judicial

President Trump continues to reshape the Federal judiciary at a record pace and is following through on his promise to appoint judges who will uphold the Constitution and rule of law.

  • President Trump continues to reshape the Federal judiciary at a record pace.
  • President Trump has installed more federal court judges than any president in the past four decades.
  • The President is following through on his promise to appoint judges who will uphold the Constitution and rule of law for generations to come.
  • President Trump has nominated, and the Senate has confirmed a grand total of 192 Article III judges.
    o 2 Supreme Court Justices – Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh.

    • 51 Circuit Court judges.
    • 137 District Court judges.
    • 2 Court of International Trade Judges
  • President Trump’s judicial confirmations have “flipped” 3 – 2nd, 3rd, 11th Circuits – federal appeals courts to Republican.
  • In 2018, President Trump broke the record for the most circuit court of appeals judges (29) confirmed in the first 2 years of a presidency.

Law Enforcement

President Trump’s policies are supporting our brave law enforcement officers and making our communities safer.

  • President Trump has supported our law enforcement officers and their families.
  • A new commission was established to evaluate best practices for recruiting, training, and supporting law enforcement officers.
  • Violent crime fell in 2017 and 2018 after rising each of the two years prior to President Trump taking office.
  • President Trump signed the historic FIRST STEP Act into law, making our communities safer and reformed our criminal justice system fairer.
  • President Trump and his administration have promoted second chance hiring.
  • The administration revived Project Safe Neighborhoods, which brings together prosecutors, police, sheriffs, and citizens groups to put the most dangerous violent crime offenders behind bars.
  • The President signed legislation that permanently funds the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
  • President Trump signed the Fix NICS Act into law in 2018, strengthening the background check system to ensure we keep guns out of the hands of criminals.
  • President Trump signed STOP School Violence Act and created a Commission on School Safety to examine ways to make our schools safer.
  • President Trump and his administration have taken critical steps to end human trafficking.
    • The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act was signed into law. The legislation tightens criteria for whether countries are meeting standards for eliminating trafficking.
    • President Trump signed an executive order to establish a position in the White House policy office that is solely devoted to work on combatting human trafficking.

Health Care

President Trump has reduced the cost of health care and taken significant steps to fight the opioid epidemic.

  • President Trump has prioritized fixing our broken health care system and worked with Congress to implement a system that works for all Americans.
  • The President has made it clear patients with preexisting conditions will be protected.
  • The individual mandate penalty has been eliminated.
  • Association Health Plans have been expanded.
  • Short-term, limited duration insurance plans have been extended. • President Trump is working to implement his plan to lower prescription drugs.
  • Under the Trump Administration, we have seen the first ever decline of average benchmark premiums on the federal health care exchange.
  • The President signed an Executive Order to improve seniors’ health care and improve the fiscal sustainability of Medicare.
  • Reforms to expand Medicare Advantage options and Health Reimbursement Accounts have been expanded.
  • President Trump mobilized his entire Administration to address the drug addiction and opioid abuse by declaring a Nationwide Public Health Emergency.
    • President Trump signed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act to fight the opioid epidemic.
  • The Administration launched FindTreatment.gov a public resource to help combat substance abuse.
  • President Trump signed an Executive Order that increases price and quality transparency.
  • The Administration has committed to ending surprise billing.
  • HHS is finalizing a rule that will require hospitals to make prices publicly available online and in a more consumer-friendly format.
  • The Administration has proposed a rule to require insurance companies and group health plans to provide enrollees with cost estimates.
  • The Trump Administration has promoted innovation and solutions to expand treatment options for Americans living with disease including HIV/AIDS, kidney disease, pediatric cancer, Alzheimer’s, and more.
  • The Administration launched a program to provide the HIV prevention drug PrEP to uninsured patients for free.
  • Signed the bipartisan Tobacco-Free Youth Act to raise the nationwide age for purchasing tobacco and vaping products to 21 years old.
  • Costly Obamacare taxes were repealed including the “Cadillac tax” and the Medical Device Tax.

Environment

President Trump is promoting a clean and healthy environment for all Americans.

  • The President and the Administration are continuing to pursue policies that encourage environmental protection while promoting economic growth.
    • Since 2005, our energy related carbon emissions have declined more than any other country. This is expected to decrease in 2019 and 2020.
  • Our nation’s environmental record is one of the strongest in the world.
    • According to the White House, from 1970 to 2018, the combined emissions of the most common air pollutants fell 74% while the economy grew over 275%.
  • We have the cleanest air on record and remain a global leader for access to clean drinking water. The President has taken important steps to restore, preserve, and protect our land, air, and waters.
    • The Save our Seas Act was signed into law in 2018. This law reauthorized the NOAA Marine Debris Program, promoting international action to reduce marine debris and authorizing cleanup and response actions that may be needed.
    • The EPA has taken significant steps to clean up our contaminated sites and hazardous sites.
    • The EPA is more efficiently implementing air quality standards that will better protect the environment and human health.
  • President Trump announced the U.S. will join the 1 trillion trees initiative.
  • The President’s management of our nation’s lands promotes conservation while encouraging good stewardship and expanding recreational opportunities.
  • Just this year, President Trump signed legislation designating 1.3 million new acres of wilderness – the largest public lands legislation in a decade.
    • The Department of the Interior proposed to open more than 1 million acres of land for expanded hunting and fishing access.
    • The President took important action to improve management of forests to help prevent devastating forest fires.
  • President Trump issued changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to reduce regulation and allow for infrastructure and transportation projects to move forward.

Energy

President Trump’s policies have begun to unleash our nation’s energy potential.

  • President Trump signed an Executive Order to expand offshore oil and gas drilling and open more leases to develop offshore drilling.
  • The U.S. is the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world.
  • The Administration acted aggressively to increase exports of energy resources to the global market and allowed financing for coal and fossil energy projects.
  • President Trump has approved the infrastructure and provided the resources needed to unleash Oil and gas production in the U.S.
    • The Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines were approved, supporting an estimated total of 42,000 jobs and $2 billion in wages.
    • The New Burgos Pipeline, a cross-border project that will export U.S. gasoline to Mexico, was approved.
    • The Trump Administration reversed President Obama’s moratorium on new leases for oil and gas development on Federal lands.
  • The President proposed the Affordable Clean Energy Rule to reduce greenhouse gasses, empower states, promote energy independence, and facilitate economic growth and job creation.
  • The President rescinded President Obama’s costly Clean Power Plan.
  • The Administration has rescinded many costly Obama-Era regulations including the methane emissions rule that would cost American energy developers an estimated $530 million annually.
  • The President announced his intent to withdrawal the U.S. from the unfair Paris Climate Accord.

Agriculture

President Trump and his Administration continue to help our farmers.

  • In 2018, President Trump signed a sweeping new Farm Bill into law.
    o The Farm Bill provides support and stability to our farmers, expands crop insurance, doubles how much farmers can borrow and helps open new markets for our farmers.
  • The President authorized the year-round sale of E15 gasoline which provided a boost to America’s corn growing communities.
  • Red tape that has harmed American farmers have been rolled back.
  • This includes eliminating the burdensome Obama-era Waters of the United States rule.
  • The historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act protected family farmers from the estate tax.
    • Thanks to the President’s historic tax cuts legislation, the effective tax rate for farmers is expected to fall from 17.2% to 13.9%.
    • President Trump is standing up for America’s farmers by negotiating fairer, freer, and more reciprocal trade deals that remove barriers and open markets for American farmers.
      • President Trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law.
        • The USMCA will increase America’s Agricultural exports by $2.2 billion.
        • The USMCA will eliminates Canada’s discriminatory programs that allow low-priced dairy products to undersell our nation’s dairy producers.
        • USMCA includes expanded market access for dairy products, eggs, and poultry.
    • In a deal with the European Union, American soybean exports will be increased.
    • President Trump reached a new trade agreement with Japan. As a result, Japan will eliminate or reduce tariffs on approximately $7.2 billion in U.S. agricultural exports.
    • President Trump continues to stand up to China and their unfair trade practices which target our farmers.
  • The Trump Administration has authorized a total of $28 billion in aid for farmers who have been subjected to unfair trade practices.
  • The Trump Administration continue to support and expand markets for America’s farmers.
  • Japan’s market has been opened to all American beef.
  • Restrictions have been eliminated on:
    • American pork exports to Argentina.
    • American beef to Brazil.
    • Idaho chipping potatoes to Japan.
    • American poultry to South Korea.
  • President Trump signed an Executive Order directing Federal agencies to streamline the agricultural biotechnology regulatory process.
  • The Trump Administration is working to promote connectivity in rural American by investing in rural broadband.
  • President Trump is working to protect our Nation’s forests.
    • In 2018, the President signed an Executive Order aimed at increasing responsible forest management and coordinating Federal, State, tribal, and local assets to prevent and combat wildfires.
    • In order to preserve the health of our forests, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 was signed into law.
  • President Trump and his administration continue to provide necessary disaster relief to impacted areas.

Education

President Trump and his administration are putting students and families first.

  • The President understands the importance of education and continues to declare the last week in January National School Choice Week.
  • The President signed a historic Executive Order that promotes and protects free speech on college campuses.
  • President Trump and his Administration support the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act.
  • In 2019, President Trump signed a memorandum that eliminates 100% of student loan debt for permanently disabled veterans.
  • The President continues to work with the Department of Education to expand transparency and give students expanded access to vital information about the career outcomes of the programs they enroll in.
  • President Trump has made Historically Black Colleges and Universities a priority, including appropriating more money to HBCUs in one year than any other president and establishing a Presidential Board of Advisors on HBCUs.
    • President Trump signed the FUTURE Act into law. The law permanently funds HBCUs and simplifies the FAFSA application
  • The President is committed to expanding and strengthening education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM).
    • President Trump issued a presidential memorandum encouraging the Department of Education to promote STEM, especially Computer Science.
    • President Trump directed more than $200 million per year to technology education grants for women and programs that encourage participation in STEM careers.
    • The President signed the bipartisan reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. This law provides the necessary training for students and workers to succeed in the 21st century economy.
    • The President donated his 2017 second quarter salary to the Department of Education. The funds were used to host a STEM focused camp for students.
    • President Trump signed the INSPIRE Act which encourages NASA to have more women and girls participate in STEM and pursue careers in aerospace.
  • The President signed an Executive Order to expand apprenticeships in America.
  • President Trump has encouraged state and federal lawmakers to expand school choice.
  • The administration lowered regulatory hurdles and restored flexibility to schools with respect to menus in their cafeterias.
  • President Trump is committed to making our schools safer.
    • President Trump encouraged passage of the STOP School Violence Act to provide funding grants to schools to improve security measures.
    • The Administration established a Commission on School Safety to examine ways to make schools safer for all students and teachers.
  • Additionally, the Administration proposed a new $5 billion annual tax credit to promote school choice. This move is supported by 2/3rds of black Americans.

Military and Veterans

President Trump is protecting America and our allies by rebuilding our military and ensuring our veterans receive the care they deserve.

  • President Trump has restored American military strength.
  • Under President Trump’s leadership, Congress passed three historic National Defense Authorization Acts (NDAA).
    • The FY2020 NDAA authorized a historic $738 billion in defense spending.
    • The FY2020 NDAA includes a much needed 3.1% pay raise for our troops, the largest in a decade.
    • The FY2020 NDAA establishes the United States Space Force to ensure American dominance in space.
  • President Trump signed the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act to allow senior officials in the Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) to fire failing employees and establish safeguards to protect whistleblowers.
  • The President signed the V.A. Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017 to authorize $2.1 billion in additional funds for the Veterans Choice Program (VCP).
  • The President signed the V.A. MISSION Act revolutionizing the VA system, increasing choice, and providing quality care for our nation’s veterans.
  • The Trump Administration created a new White House V.A. Hotline, staffed by veterans and family members.
  • The administration expanded telehealth access for veterans.
  • Veterans Affairs increased transparency and accountability by launching an online “Access and Quality Tool.” This provides veterans a way to access wait time and quality of care data.
  • The VA and DOD are working to seamlessly align electronic health records.
  • President Trump signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 to expedite the appeals process.
  • The Administration has secured a record $8.6 billion in funding for mental health services with the goal of ending the tragedy of veteran suicide.
  • The Trump Administration has created the PREVENTS initiative, a task force aimed at unifying the efforts of government, businesses, and nonprofit groups to help our veterans.
  • The President has secured $73.1 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs – the highest funding for the VA in history.
  • In 2019, President Trump signed a memorandum that eliminates 100% of student loan debt for permanently disabled veterans.
    • The President also called upon all 50 states to ensure that disabled veterans do not pay state tax on their forgiven debts.
  • The unemployment rate among veterans is at a record low of 2.8%.
    • 9.1 million veterans are employed.
    • The number of unemployed veterans has been reduced by 40% under President Trump.
  • In November 2019, President Trump became the first president to walk in the New York City Veterans Day Parade.

Women

Under President Trump’s administration, women have been empowered to reach their economic potential.

  • Women have experienced record low unemployment under President Trump.
  • In January, the unemployment rate for women remained at near generational low of 3.5%.
  • The unemployment rate among women has been under 4% for 22 straight months.
  • Since he was elected, President Trump has created over 4.2 million new jobs for women.
    • In 2019, 1.5 million jobs were added for women. This accounts for more than 50% of total job gains for the first time ever.
  • Women now hold more jobs than men.
  • During the President’s first year in office, the number of American women in poverty fell by nearly 600,000.
  • Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the child tax credit was doubled to $2,000 per child.
  • President Trump was the first president to include a paid family leave policy 2 budget proposals.
  • The FY2020 NDAA included paid parental leave for federal workers.
  • Over the past two years, the President has signed into law the largest ever expansion of the Child Care and Development Block Grants (CCDBG) to States – from $3.9 to $5.8 billion.
  • Childcare wait lists have greatly decreased and have been eliminated in dozens of states.
  • The President and his Administration are committed to keeping families and communities safe.
  • The Trump Administration has prioritized empowering women to pursue careers and realize their economic potential.
    • President Trump directed more than $200 million per year to technology education grants for women and programs that encourage participation in STEM careers.
    • President Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the National Council For The American Worker.
    • Over 300 companies and associations of all size and industry have signed the Administration’s Pledge to America’s Workers, promising to create more than 14 million education, training, and skill-building opportunities over the next 5 years.
    • Ivanka Trump created the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP) to help 50 million women in 22 developing countries realize their economic potential by 2025.
      • In the first year, the W-GDP initiative reached 12 million women.
      • Nearly 2 million women participated in United States Government-supported workforce training and development programs.
      • More than 9,000 women-led businesses received more than $1.6 billion in United States Government-backed loans.
  • Additional Trump Administration efforts to empower women globally include:
    • The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi): Aims to mobilize more than $2.6 billion in capital for women entrepreneurs in 26 developing countries.
    • The WomenConnect Challenge: Seeks to growth women’s access to digital technology and bridge the digital gender divide.
    • The 2X Women’s Initiative: Aimed at mobilizing $1 billion in capital to support women living in the developing world. This initiative has already mobilized more than $140 million from the private sector to support women in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Black Americans

Black Americans have a true champion in President Trump.

  • 1.4 million new jobs have been created for black Americans since President Trump was elected. o In January, the black unemployment rate was at 6%.
    • The black American unemployment rate has been at or below 7% for 24 consecutive months.
    • Prior to President Trump’s administration, the black unemployment rate had never dipped below 7%.
    • In 2019, the African American unemployment rate hit a record low and remained below 7% for the entire year.
  • Under President Trump, incomes for black Americans have increased by 2.6%.
  • Under the Trump Economy, wages are continuing to rise which significantly benefits the lowest-paid workers.
  • The poverty rate among black Americans is at its lowest level in history.
    • Under President Trump, 350,000 fewer black Americans are living in poverty.
  • During the President’s first year in office, the black American poverty rate fell to 21.2% down from 22% the year before.
  • As a result of the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, nearly 9,000 Opportunity Zones were created in all 50 states, DC, and 5 territories.
    • Opportunity Zones which will create jobs and spur investment in disadvantaged communities.
    • These Opportunity Zones will spur $100 billion in private capital investment and impact 1.4 million minority households.
  • President Trump signed the historic FIRST STEP Act into law.
    o The FIRST STEP ACT has been widely hailed as the most meaningful criminal justice reform in a generation.

    • This landmark legislation included necessary reforms to our justice system, improves our prison system, and prepares inmates for reentry in our communities.
    • As a result of the First Step Act, more than 3,000 Americans have been released from prison and 90% of those who have had their sentences reduced are black Americans.
    • The First Step Act shortens mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug crimes and provides judges greater liberty to go around mandatory minimums.
    • The law also allows offenders sentenced under racially motivated mandatory minimums to petition for their cases to be re-evaluated.
    • President Trump was awarded the 2019 Bipartisan Justice award by the nonprofit 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center. The President received this award for his “ability to work across the aisle to achieve meaningful progress in reforming our criminal justice system.”
  • President Trump has committed his Administration to advancing second chance hiring for former prisoners. This includes launching a “Ready to Work Initiative.”
  • The Trump Administration has fought for a federal tax credit on donations that fund scholarships to private schools, a proposal supported by 64% of African Americans.
  • President Trump has made supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) a top priority.
    • In February 2017, President Trump announced the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs.
    • The President signed an Executive Order on HBCUs in February 2017, the earliest any President has signed an Order on HBCUs.
    • The EO established an Interagency Working Group to advance and coordinate work regarding HBCUs.
    • The federal HBCU initiative office was moved back into the White House, a move that leaders had requested under President Obama.
    • President Trump has appropriated more money than any other president to HBCUs.
    • The President signed legislation to increase federal funding for HBCUs by 13%, the highest level ever.
    • President Trump signed the FUTURE Act into law. The law permanently funds HBCUs and simplifies the FAFSA application.
    • The President worked with Congress to lift the ban on Pell Grants on summer classes.
    • Through the Capital Financing Program, the Administration has provided more than $500 million in loans to HBCUs.
    • The President directed the entire federal government to develop a strategy to support HBCUs. To date, this has been supported by 32 departments and agencies.
    • The Administration has forgiven more than $300 million in outstanding debt for four schools impacted by natural disasters and the budget provided $10 million to defer loan payments for 6 school facing financial difficulties.
    • The Department of Education worked with HBCUs to protect $80 million in Title III carryover funding.
    • President Trump took a big step to end discriminatory restrictions to prevent faith based HBCUs from accessing federal support.
    • The Administration continues to work with HBCUs to expand apprenticeship opportunities, career choices, and ensure they are receiving adequate support.

Latino Americans

Under President Trump’s leadership the Latino American community has thrived.

  • Under President Trump, Latino Americans have experienced record low unemployment.
  • More than 3 million jobs have been created for Latino Americans since the President was elected.
    • In January, the Latino American unemployment rate remained at a near record low of 4.3%.
    • The Hispanic American unemployment rate hit several record lows in 2019, including falling below 4% for the first time in history.
  • The median Latino American income rose by $1,786 during President Trump’s first year in office.
    • In 2017, the median Latino American income hit its highest ever recorded level ($50,486).
  • Since taking office, the Latino American homeownership rose by more than a percentage point (46.3% to 47.4%).
  • In addition to the booming economy, President Trump renegotiated freer and fairer trade deals such as the USMCA.
  • President Trump has stood up to socialism and communism in Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua.
    • Thanks to pressure from President Trump, 50 countries followed President Trump’s leadership in recognizing Juan Guaidó as the legitimate leader of Venezuela.
    • The Trump administration has rolled back President Obama’s disastrous rapprochement with Cuba, which only benefited the country’s dictatorship instead of its people.
    • At the direction of President Trump, the Treasury Department has imposed sanctions against senior officials in the Nicaraguan regime for their role in human rights abuses and undermining democracy.
  • The President has made it clear that American interests do not align with failed socialist policies.

Asian Americans

Under President Trump’s leadership Asian American unemployment has reached record lows.

  • The Asian American unemployment rate was at 3%.
  • The lowest ever record unemployment rate for Asian Americans (2.1%) came in June 2019.

Why I Support President Trump (and am voting for him again!)

Jan Face Glassman
Collier County State Committtewoman

We all have our short ‘who we are’ introduction ready when asked ‘what do you do’ or ‘where are you from’? We may focus on our career, education, hobbies, or favorite sports team.

Each of us have been asked why we support President Trump. The rudest may ask with negative emphasis ‘How can you support him?’ The simplest answer is ‘How can you not support President Trump after all that he has accomplished?!’ However, most people are not rude, are interested, and will listen to you, especially if they know you and if you respond politely and professionally.

Each of us has our own personal reasons for supporting President Trump. We all know and are proud of his long list of accomplishments. They are truly amazing and cross a broad spectrum of issues and solutions to solve those issues. For each of us, the ‘Top 10’ will vary based on our personal priorities. The landscape changes daily along with the immediate issues. With them, our personal attention and priorities change. One month national security may be our #1 personal priority. Another month, it may be infrastructure, and so on.

It is not as important to rank the President’s accomplishments as it is to understand what they are and why they are important. They all have Made American Greater! It is important to know which accomplishments mean the most to you and to be ready to speak passionately about them when someone asks ‘why do you support President Trump’. Be positive and talk about why you feel the accomplishment is so important and have your #2 priority ready. Your passion is contagious. Being concise will give the other person a talking point to carry with them and share.

My top priority has always been national security. I moved into NYC on September 12, 2001 and have been active with the Center for Security policy for many years because of what I saw first hand. President Trump has kept America safe and has implemented strategies to keep us safe in the future. We are a military family. Our son-in-law serves in the Army as a Lt. Col. Our military was neglected under the Obama administration. From day one, President Trump started to improve our military and has consistently shown his support for the military command and for our troops. He is giving them what they need to protect America!

My second priority is growing women’s involvement in running our country. I serve on a Federal PAC, Maggie’s List, that endorses and supports conservative women running for the U.S. House and Senate. When I was invited to a small breakfast with Ivanka days before the 2016 election, it was obvious that the her father fully supported her ideas and that, as President, has continued that support of her work on behalf of women including programs for young working mothers. The President’s choice of Kellyanne Conway as his campaign manager and then as his Counselor demonstrates his belief in having the best person fill a role, as did his choice of fmr. Gov. Nikki Haley for U.N. Ambassador. We all see his continued reliance on ‘Florida’s own’ Pam Bondi for her expertise, most recently in her role on his defense team. His administration is filled with women all chosen for their skills, every choice well made.

These are only two of hundreds of major accomplishments from this great President. They are MY two top reasons for supporting our President. I know YOU have two great ones as well and look forward to hearing yours when we meet.