Nov. 16, 2022, Thomas Mule, ResidentReport.com
The Republican Federated Women of The Villages [RFWTV] did not spend time during the midterms sitting down, nor did they take Florida’s statewide elections for granted.
This active club worked very hard to help secure victories for Governor DeSantis, Senator Rubio, and other Republican candidates. Through their grassroots efforts, the group made over 156,000 get-out-the-vote calls and participated in 265 walks at area recreation centers.
Their hard work drew praise from the Sumter County Republican Chairwoman Samantha Scott, who said to the group “Your efforts in the phone bank engaged and encouraged Conservative voters in Sumter County and beyond.”
More than 62 volunteers worked in 12-person teams for three-hour shifts at a call center. Dianne Olsen and her husband Mike Plocharczyk spearheaded the phone banking. This was Olsen’s fourth time leading this effort, and she has watched the operation grow from a handful of volunteers in her kitchen to the large operation it is today. “So much good was done,” she said. In many instances, volunteers were able to help seniors who couldn’t use the internet or find their polling location.
Some volunteers even helped voters get in touch with the Supervisor of Elections. “These calls got more and more positive as we went along,” said Olsen. She had a very positive experience with a 70-year-old veteran who initially told her he had given up on voting. Olsen stayed on the phone with the man, telling him it is because of veterans like him that we have the ability to vote. Ultimately Olsen was able to convince him to go vote. After she hung up the phone, all 12 volunteers cheered for her... (Read the full article at ResidentReport.com by clicking the link below).
Tita Dumagsa (pictured, left) is a member of the Republican Federated Women of The Villages (RFWTV). This article originally appeared in Villages-News.com, https://www.villages-news.com/2022/10/31/voters-must-stand-up-for-america-in-mid-term-elections/
By Tita Dumagsa, Villages-News. October 31, 2022.
The MID-TERM ELECTIONS OF 2022 are a very critical election. So much is at stake because the MAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE and his PARTY have racked our country with crisis after crisis with their reckless policies and unabated irresponsible spending.
As I cast my vote on Nov.8, these are the issues uppermost on my mind and I hope they will be on yours too so we can correct the course of the WRONG DIRECTION we’ve been steered since the MAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE and his PARTY took over just 19 months ago:
ResidentReport.com, by Thomas Mule
October 12, 2022. Last week the Republican Federated Women of The Villages welcomed international author and media personality Katie Hopkins to headline their annual BBQ fundraiser. The Wildwood Community Center was packed with members and their spouses. There were 287 tickets sold, and ticket sales for this year’s event surpassed last year’s sales by $1000.
Elected officials in attendance included Congressman Daniel Webster, Sumter Tax Assessor Randy Mask, Sumter Commissioners Roberta Ulrich and Andy Bilardello, VCDD-6 Supervisor Tweet Coleman, VCDD-10 Supervisor Holly Bell, NSCUDD candidate Ellie Decker, and State House candidate John Temple.
While the dinner is the club’s largest fundraising event of the year, it is their biggest philanthropic one as well. The club is donating a $500 check to the Florida Relief Fund...
Washington, D.C. - Oct. 18, 2022. Florida Congressman Daniel Webster, R-Clermont, along with House Republican Conference Vice Chairman Mike Johnson (R-LA) and over 30 Republican Members of Congress to introduce legislation that prohibits federal, state, local governments, and private organizations from using federal tax dollars to expose children under 10 to sexually explicit material.
“It is the role of parents, not schools or taxpayer funded organizations to decide when their children are ready to be introduced to these topics,” said Rep. Webster. This commonsense legislation will empower parents and ensure that taxpayer dollars are not funding programs that deliberately expose children under 10 years of age to sexually explicit material.”
“The Democrat Party and their cultural allies are on a misguided crusade to immerse young children in sexual imagery and radical gender ideology,” Rep. Johnson said. “This commonsense bill is straightforward. No federal tax dollars should go to any federal, state, or local government agencies, or private organizations that intentionally expose children under 10 years of age to sexually-oriented material.”
Background on the legislation:
The Stop the Sexualization of Children Act of 2022 is co-sponsored by Representatives Bob Good (VA), Brian Babin (TX), Jeff Duncan (SC), Vicky Hartzler (MO), Doug Lamborn (CO), Markwayne Mullin (OK), Lauren Boebert (CO), Gregory Steube (FL), Debbie Lesko (AZ), Ralph Norman (SC), Randy Weber (TX), Van Taylor (TX), Mary Miller (IL), Lance Gooden (TX), Louie Gohmert (TX), Glenn Grothman (WI), William Timmons (SC), Clay Higgins (LA), Steve Womack (AR), Tracey Mann (KS), John Joyce (PA), Scott Franklin (FL), Burgess Owens (UT), Matt Rosendale (MT), Russ Fulcher (ID), Tom Tiffany (WI), Nicole Malliotakis (NY), Doug LaMalfa (CA), Andrew Clyde (GA), Michael Guest (MS), and Dan Bishop (NC).
By the Editor of The Gazette. Independent News. The Villages, Florida
Oct. 12, 2022. On Nov. 8, there will be a referendum on the General Election to decide if The Villages Independent Fire Control & Rescue District will be established pursuant to Chapter 191, Florida Statutes.
As a resident of Sumter County, Villagers decide. To ensure that every eligible voter has all of the necessary information and understands what this means for them, a page on districtgov.org was created that has answers to all of the frequently asked questions. Two educational videos were also added to provide additional clarification.
To visit this page and watch informative videos featuring Fire Chief Edmund Cain and District Manager Kenny Blocker, please click on the following link — The Villages Independent Fire Control & Rescue District. This link will always be located on districtgov.org main page.
For more information, visit districtgov.org.
By Tita Dumagsa, Villages-News.com, September 28, 2022
Tita Dumagsa (pictured, left) is a member of the Republican Federated Women of The Villages (RFWTV). This article originally appeared in Villages-News.com, https://www.villages-news.com/2022/09/28/come-on-in-the-border-is-open/
I was one of those who immigrated from the Philippines to the United States on a 3rd PREFERENCE VISA, a visa given to professionals. I guess at that time, the United States needed professionals in various fields of expertise and opened the DOOR to professionals like myself to this LAND OF OPPORTUNITY. One then became a Permanent Resident or Green Card Holder with this kind of visa and after a required wait of five years, one could apply to become an American citizen, which I am, proudly and gratefully one, now.
OTHERS LIKE ME:
But, there are thousands if not millions dutifully awaiting their turn to legally immigrate to the United States, oftentimes with an unbelievable wait of 10-15 years especially for family members. These are the people who are coming through the FRONT DOOR patiently respecting the Immigration Laws of the United States.
THE POROUS BORDER – 2 MILLION APPREHENSIONS AND COUNTING
You can just imagine how they must feel when they see and hear the news of the surge of illegals by the thousands jumping the line. Year to date, the count is a shocking over 2 million illegals have been apprehended by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection or CBP at the border. The Biden Administration on the other hand, has reduced deportations by 68 percent. The numbers are growing coming in through the BACK DOOR because the United States no longer has a southern border to be respected and feared. Immigration officials have estimated that over 400,000 illegals have entered the United States undetected nor caught by the CBP on top of the 2 million who have been apprehended.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND THE BORDER WALL
It is unfortunate for the aliens seeking to be legal immigrants to the United States, that President Donald Trump is no longer the U.S. President. He always believed that the border has to be protected to maintain America’s sovereignty. He also believed that without a border, one does not have a country. That is why he built the border wall to protect the southern border of the United States from illegals and other bad elements. There was only a small portion of the wall left to be finished but construction was completely stopped when President Trump left office...
OCALA, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 7071 which provides more than $1.2 billion of tax relief for Floridians.
The bill provides for ten sales tax holidays for a variety of items commonly purchased by Florida families, including fuel, diapers, disaster supplies and, tools. A one-pager on the bill can be found here. The 10 tax holidays through June 30, 2024 are:
· A one-year sales tax holiday from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, for baby and toddler clothes and shoes, providing $81.5 million in tax relief.
· A one-year sales tax holiday from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, for children’s diapers, providing $38.9 million in tax relief.
· A one-year Energy Star Appliances sales tax holiday from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, for washing machines, clothes dryers, water heaters, and refrigerators, providing $78.5 million in tax relief.
· A two-year sales tax holiday from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2024, for impact resistant windows, doors, and garage doors, providing $442.8 million in tax relief.
· A one-month Fuel Tax Holiday from October 1, through October 31, 2022, saving Floridians $200 million by lowering the price of gas by 25.3 cents per gallon.
· A 3-month sales tax holiday for children’s books from May 14 through August 14, 2022, providing $3.3 million in tax relief.
· A 14-day Back-to-School sales tax holiday from July 25 through August 7, 2022, for clothing, shoes, backpacks, and school supplies, providing $100 million in tax relief.
· A 14-day Disaster Preparedness sales tax holiday from May 28 through June 10, 2022, for supplies such as flashlights, radios, tarps, batteries, and fire extinguishers, providing $25.6 million in tax relief.
· A 7-day Tool-Time sales tax holiday from September 3 through September 9, 2022, for tools and other home improvement items, providing $12.4 million in tax relief.
· A 7-day Freedom Week from July 1 to July 7, 2022, providing a sales tax exemption for specified admissions and items related to recreational activities, providing $70.6 million in tax relief.
Additionally, permanent tax relief provided in the legislation consists of various sales tax exemptions, corporate income tax credit expansions, and ad valorem tax and exemption provisions that will generate an additional $190 million in tax savings over two years and $140 million annually after that.
The 2022 Florida Legislature passed, and Governor DeSantis signed into law, nine (9) sales tax holidays or temporary exemptions and a motor fuel tax exemption. The calendar linked below details the dates for each exemption period. For more information, visit floridarevenue.com/salestaxholidays