The Republican Party of Pennsylvania will gather in Harrisburg this weekend for its Fall meeting, its first full meeting under new Chairman Val DiGiorgio. The PA GOP will meet at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel.
The PA GOP’s Fall dinner will feature speeches from DiGiorgio, and the seven judicial candidates running this year. After the dinner, state Senator John Rafferty will be hosting a reception honoring the Judicial candidates. Rafferty ran for Attorney General last year, but has not made any announcements about his plans for the future. Gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango will also be hosting a reception honoring DiGiorgio and Vice-Chair Bernadette Comfort.
Ahead of the general meeting, the state party will have to settle the ongoing disagreement within the Philadelphia GOP over whether vice-Chair Mike Cibik or George Gunning IV is the correct member of the State Committee.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. COUNTY CHAIRMEN’S LUNCH
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM IN THE COMMONWEALTH
David Safavian, American Conservative Union Foundation
Kevin Ring, Families Against Mandatory Minimums
Brett Bucklen, PA Department of Corrections
State Senator Mike Folmer
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. GUNS & GRASSROOTS: A non-traditional approach to coalition building for second amendment voters
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ENGAGING YOUNG REPUBLICANS: A panel focused on engaging young voters in Pennsylvania and building the Young Republicans organization across the Commonwealth, and how state committee can help.
Rick Loughery, Chairman, PA Young Republicans
Chris Godbey, Executive Director, Young Republican National Federation
Laura Wagoner, National Committeewoman, PA Young Republicans
Eric Reath, Vice Chair, PA Young Republicans
LeeAnn Kapanick, Secretary, PA Young Republicans
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CAMPAIGN FINANCE: Overview of rules and regulations for Pennsylvania Campaign Finance Disclosure
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. FEDERALISM: How to reduce big government’s footprint and give power back to the state and the people
Dan Schneider, American Conservative Union
Terry Schilling, American Principles Project
American Legislative Exchange Council
Charlie Gerow, ACU Board Member
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. VOTER FRAUD & VOTING IRREGULARITIES: Overview of voter fraud and voting irregularities prosecuted in Philadelphia along with information on what to look for locally.
Al Schmidt, Philadelphia City Commissioner
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE MEETING
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. RNC PRESENTATION: Overview of the 2017 Field Program, metrics to date, goals, and introduction of field staff.
Brittney Robinson, RNC Pennsylvania State Director
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. MESSAGING 101: How to be an effective communicator and activist
Jared Reni, Leadership Institute
Grace Morgan, American Conservative Union
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. NEW MAJORITY COUNCIL MEETING
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PA GOP LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. GENERAL RECEPTION
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
7:30 a.m. Southwest Caucus Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Central Caucus Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Northwest Caucus Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Northeast Caucus Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Northeast Central Caucus Breakfast
8:00 a.m. SOUTHEAST CAUCUS BREAKFAST
9:30 a.m. GENERAL MEETING OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF PA
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. YOUNG REPUBLICANS LUNCH
Immediately Following YOUNG REPUBLICANS MEETING