Welcome to the "On The Road Report," a monthly glimpse of the images and activities of Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest as he travels our great State.
Lt. Governor Forest to Participate in Generation Opportunity Google Hangout:
Join Alex Johnson, NC State Director for Generation Opportunity, and North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forest for a Google Hangout to discuss a host of issues impacting the Millennial demographic (18-34 years old). Specifically, Mr. Johnson and the Lt. Governor will address what is being done to assist this generation with higher education costs, as well as, what is being done to integrate technology and digital learning in the classroom. Mr. Johnson will ask the Lt. Governor questions regarding digital learning and how technology can be used to provide a better, cheaper education for North Carolinians. Questions from the audience and press can also be submitted via Twitter at #GenOppChat.
WHEN: October 20th at 7:00 PM EST
Throughout the General Assembly's short session, Lt. Governor Dan Forest and Senator Jerry Tillman championed the North Carolina Education Endowment. A fund to supplement teacher pay in NC. This measure was included in the approved budget and is now law. One element of the NC Education Endowment is the "I Support Teachers" license plates, from which the proceeds go directly to the Endowment to supplement teacher compensation. To sign up, visit www.isupportteachers.com and download your application.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Dan Forest's Response to Last Friday's Court Decision on Same-Sex "Marriage":
Friday, an unelected federal judge violated the foundational principles of this great nation. In 1787, at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and later by ratification, the states relinquished a limited amount of power to a federal government. The document we call the Constitution set out a detailed and enumerated list of powers to be held by the federal government, and in the Tenth Amendment the states left a reminder that “the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
In his 1788 speech to the New York Ratifying Convention, Alexander Hamilton said, “The state governments possess inherent advantages, which will ever give them an influence and ascendancy over the National Government, and will for ever preclude the possibility of federal encroachments. That their liberties, indeed, can be subverted by the federal head, is repugnant to every rule of political calculation.” Friday’s decision by unelected federal judge Max Cogburn showed how far we have strayed from our founding principles. Not only has the federal government asserted ultimate and supreme authority over every decision of the states, it has done so by the judicial fiat of one unelected man...
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Images from around the State:
1: Dan Forest, Chairman, calls to order the Energy Policy Council meeting.
2: Dan at the 2014 Manufacturing Day Event at GE Aviation Engine Facility.
3: Dan was joined by his wife, Alice Forest, and their oldest daughter, Haley Forest, at the 10th Annual USO of North Carolina's Salute to Freedom Gala in Durham.
4: Dan holds Senator Jesse Helms' gavel that says "Tell it like it is!"
5: Dan stumped for Rep. Brian Brown of Greene and Pitt counties.
6: Image of the Henderson County Courthouse.
7: Dan ran into "Secretary Daughtridge" in the DOA building, so a picture was in order.
8: Lucky Strike Tower in Durham's American Historic Tobacco District.
9: Dan joined Senator Joyce Kraweic in Winston-Salem for a lunchtime fundraiser.
10: Parchment replicas of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the original Bill of Rights hanging in the office.
11: Lt. Governor Dan Forest joined Commissioner Gardner (former Lt. Governor) on a statewide media tour as they begin to jointly launch an underage drinking reduction initiative through the ABC.
12: Downtown Winston-Salem skyline.
13: Dan was able to catch a quick "business meeting" with these two attendees at a fundraising reception for Rep. Deborah Conrad.
14: Lee Swinson is the owner of Golden Grove is featured in the picture with Dan. He is a true testament of living the American Dream. He went from growing peanuts on his farm and selling them in brown paper bags along the side of the road for $5 just several years ago, to now producing millions of pounds of peanuts for distribution each year.
15: The ice sculpture at the 10th Annual USO of North Carolina's Salute to Freedom Gala in Durham.
16: Jamey Falkenbury celebrated his 30th birthday with fellow staff and his parents.
17: Downtown Raleigh.
18: Dan addressed Preservation NC's Annual Conference Attendees in the beautiful historic All Saints Chapel in downtown Raleigh. The group later came to tour all of the historic houses on N. Blount Street including the Hawkins-Hartness House (Office of Lt. Governor).
19: View from the highest elevation of North Carolina State University's Lonnie Poole Golf Course.
20: Lt. Governor Forest made a special presentation of the prestigious Long Leaf Pine Award to Senator Thom Goolsby.
21: Glimpse of the side of NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup 2014 tour bus in downtown Raleigh.
22: The Lt. Governor addressed a packed room at New Hanover County GOP's Reagan dinner in downtown Wilmington.
Dan Forest Events:
He will be joined by Constitutional Scholar Michael Farris and will discuss the "Convention of States Project", a project to reign in the power of the federal government by calling for a Constitutional Convention of the states.
If you are fed up with Washington...you will want to attend this meeting.
The meeting is Tuesday, Oct 28th at 6:00 pm at the Oak Branch Conference and Events Center at 23 Oak Branch Drive in Greensboro.
The event is free, open to the public and being provided as a public service, so that the dialogue can begin on how best to protect the sovereignty of the states vs. the over-reach of the federal government.
Hope to see you there.
WHEN: October 28, 2014 at 6pm - 8:30pm
WHERE: The Oak Branch Conference & Events Center, 23 Oak Branch Dr, Greensboro, NC 27407Google map and directions
RSVP HERE: http://www.danforest.com/greensboro_town_hall_for_convention_of_states