Chatham County Republican Party releases its 2021 platform

Submitted by Chatham NC GOP

Pittsboro, NC – Recently the Chatham County Republican Party held our 2021 convention. Part of that convention was the update to our platform, printed below. We encourage conservative-minded individuals in the county to get involved with GOP politics as their time and interest is available.

Chatham County Republicans acknowledge our God-given rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. To that end, we are dedicated to protecting the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the NC State Constitution.

We support the right to freedom of religion, speech and self-defense. We recognize that property rights and capitalism have improved the human condition. We support free and fair elections where every citizen entitled to vote gets one full vote and has confidence in the election process.

The CCGOP recognizes and believes the most important solutions to Chatham County challenges are local and not found in Raleigh and Washington.

The CCGOP believes that it should:

Foster private-sector job creation

  • Align County resources to support a pro-job, pro-growth environment.
  • Support existing businesses and attract new businesses through a competitive tax structure and reasonable regulations.

Champion education excellence with policies that put students first

  • Insist upon a “student success” focus from our school leaders.
  • Promote school choice to include charter, private, and home school expansion.
  • Leverage the community college system so that students have the skill sets to compete in today’s marketplace and for advancing in higher education.

Balance environmental stewardship with individual property rights and economic growth

  • Act as good stewards of Chatham’s natural resources while respecting its citizens, their personal liberty, their property rights, and their basic responsibility to provide for themselves and their families.
  • Make decisions based on objective information, scientific data, and moral values.

Hold elected officials accountable to Chatham County residents

  • Keep their election promises for a pro-job, pro-growth, pro-business County economy.
  • Manage taxpayers’ dollars responsibly and with fiscal prudence.
  • Execute governance that protects the freedom and independence of all constituents, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or creed.