Allen West for Congress SITREP – September 17

Dear Friends,

The more I listen to President Obama, the more I realize he is completely out of touch with the economic challenges facing Americans and the foreign threats to our nation.

Does he really believe Americans are buying his excuses and distortions? We found out that August unemployment once again remained over 8%, where we’ve been stuck for the last 43 months. It was Barack Obama himself who promised unemployment would never be higher than 8% when the almost trillion-dollar stimulus was shoved down our throats.

We have the lowest workforce participation rate in 31 years. President Obama tries to say a decrease in unemployment from 8.3% to 8.1% is positive, but that is a scam. We have 368,000 people who have been dropped from the labor accountability rolls. We only added 96,000 jobs to our economy in August.

Despite the claims of President Obama and the media, Americans are definitely worse off than 4 years ago. And despite the utterly shameful attempts by the media to cover for the President, the weak response to the attacks on our embassies in the Middle East show that President Obama is the weakest President since Jimmy Carter.  His policy in the Middle East has emboldened the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic terrorists while endangering Israel.  The President’s sequestration will truly hollow out our military and leave us vulnerable to enemies around the world.  Last week the House passed my legislation, the National Security and Jobs Protection Act, to stave off the devastating threat posed to our military and national security by sequestration.  I am hopeful the Senate will act and the President will sign my bill.

What part of “debate” does he not understand?

In August we challenged Patrick Murphy to four public debates – including one in each county, so voters across the district would be able to hear our solutions straight from the horse’s mouth.

So far, we’ve accepted debate invitations from WPTV, the Northern Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches.  Murphy has refused these invitations from the latter two respected groups.  He did finally agree to a late October debate with WPTV that will be broadcast but closed to the public.  Apparently he doesn’t think he needs to be asked tough questions.  Murphy’s preferences seem be joint press conferences behind closed doors with left-leaning newspaper editorial boards. Yep, that serves the voters’ interests all right.

Less than 60 days to Election Day

Fear not, the cavalry is on the way! In less than 50 days we can take that giant step to turn our nation around. Make sure you’re ready!

Register to vote!

If you or someone you know is not yet registered, you have until October 9, 2012 to do so. Register online for Palm BeachMartin or St. Lucie counties online.

Can’t vote in person? Vote by mail.

You have until 6 days before the election to request a vote by mail or absentee ballot. Request online from Palm BeachMartin or St. Lucie counties.

Get Yard Signs and Bumper Stickers

Come in and pick up bumper stickers and a yard sign to show your support.

If you have a pickup truck and would like to deliver large signs, we can use your assistance on our sign distribution team.  Email us and we will get you involved.

Volunteer at an Office Near You

We can use your help in various ways in the office – even if it’s just an hour a week. We’ve always got something going on, and you never know who might pop in for a visit. Main headquarters is in Stuart, but we also have offices in West Palm Beach, Pt. St Lucie and Jupiter.

The horizon is in sight and victory is written in big bold letters across it. But we will all need to work together to ensure it also has our names on it. Lock shields with me as we continue our conservative advance and restore our nation’s greatness!

Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen West

Congressman Allen West “We Must Change the Balance of Power in Washington DC”

This week we celebrate the 236th anniversary of our Founders’ signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Fourth of July marks an incredible milestone in the history of modern man as it celebrates the sovereignty of individuals and their own self-governance.

But this year, my own personal celebration will be dampened considerably by the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare.

With its ruling to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Court has granted Congress infinite power to tax each and every one of us.  If this Act is not repealed, we will all be hit with the largest tax increase in our nation’s history.  It will cripple small businesses and punish Americans of all income levels.

Be even more devastating, we will have lost the individual sovereignty intended by our Founding Fathers, as the Court has in effect granted Congress the power to tax our choices and behaviors.

In addition to the Obamacare ruling this week, the Court also ruled against Arizona, saying that states do not have the right to take the initiative in protecting their own borders, and to add insult to injury, even ruled it’s okay to lie about having received military honors by striking down the Stolen Valor Act.

Our country is now in a very dangerous and precarious place. Our very Constitution is being slowly unraveled before our eyes.

The only solution is to change the balance of power in Washington DC with principled, conservative leaders. We must reinforce our hold on the House of Representatives, we must take back the Senate, and above all, we must take back the White House on November 6th.  Election Day is only 18 weeks away, and we have a heckuva fight ahead.
Will I see you July 4?

Downtown Delray Beach July 4 Celebration
2:30P.M. EST 1111 E. Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, FL

Port St. Lucie Freedom Fest
5:00 P.M. EST Port St. Lucie Civic Center 9221
SE Civic Center Place,  Port St. Lucie, FL

Star Spangled Stuart
7:00 P.M. EST Flagler Park 201 SE Flagler Ave
Stuart, FL


On Saturday I had the honor of participating in the first annual Aaron Vaughn Memorial Frogman Swim in Jensen Beach.  Aaron was a member of SEAL Team 6.  Aaron and 29 of his comrades were killed last year in Afghanistan when terrorists shot down their Chinook helicopter.   With our nation’s 236 birthday just days away, we must take time to remember that men and women like Aaron Vaughn have sacrificed to ensure the blessings of liberty and freedom for all of us.  We must earn all that they have given us by redoubling our efforts to keep America exceptional.

On the eve of our nation’s 236th birthday, we kicked off our campaign on the Treasure Coast on Sunday with over 600 supporters at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center.  I want to thank everyone who took time out of their Sunday afternoon to come and help send the message that the work started in 2010 is just beginning!

Join our team and take action!
Get a front-row seat this election season by volunteering for the campaign. Whether you like to write letters, stuff envelopes, talking on the phone or attending events, we can use your help. Email Sue Snowden our Volunteer Director here.  sue@allenwestforcongress.com 

Primary Registration Deadline: July 16th
Don’t forget – we still have to go through a primary election in August to make sure we’re on the ballot in November. You must be registered to vote by Monday July 16th in order to vote in the August primary.  Don’t miss the deadline

Absentee Voting
Not sure you’ll be in town for the primary or general election? Make sure your vote is counted with an absentee ballot.  If you live in Martin, St. Lucie or Palm Beach County, email us and we will send you an application.

Free Yard Signs!
We now have yard signs in different sizes for your home or business. If you have a home or business on a high-traffic thoroughfare, and would like to display a larger sign, please email our campaign office.

Thank you for standing with me and our campaign, and for these United States.


Steadfast and Loyal,
LTC(R) Allen B. West
Member of Congress

Congressman Allen West’s 2012 Treasure Coast Campaign Kickoff

 

Dear Friend,

Please join us for:

Congressman Allen West’s 2012 Treasure Coast Campaign Kickoff
Sunday, July 1, 2012 at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The Port St. Lucie Civic Center is located at
9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie, FL, 34952

Please RSVP to:  RSVP@AllenWestforCongress.com

For questions call (772) 600-7123
Thank you for standing with us!

Tim Edson
Campaign Manager

DONATE/VOLUNTEER TODAY: AllenWestForCongress.Com

Honoring Our Fallen – Rep Allen West

Rep Allen West:

Dear Friend,

Memorial Day is a time to remember that we are the land of the free because we are the home of the brave.

Today, I had the honor of speaking at services honoring our fallen heroes in Stuart, Tequesta, and Port St. Lucie.

I hope you will take the time to remember all of them and join me in giving thanks to the men and women who, as Abraham Lincoln said, “gave the last full measure of devotion” in service to our country and their fellow citizens.

Steadfast and Loyal,

LTC(R) Allen B. West
Member of Congress