A group of more than 40 people marched down the sidewalk on Montic Avenue Saturday morning in support of President Donald Trump.
Wearing red, white and blue, protestors proudly held up signs that say phrases like “I like ICE” and “Support our president.”
“I support Trump wanting to make the borders strong but fair,” said Dhebra Pennington, one of the people marching. “I love immigrants, but I don’t just want anyone coming in.”
This was the Williamsburg-James City County Republican Committee's flash mob to show their support for President Donald Trump and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on July 14.
“(The flash mob) is about our place in the world, and borders and protecting America,” said Chris Henderson, chairman of the W-JCCC Republican Committee and an organizer of the march. “And it's not about immigration, it's about preventing illegal immigration.”
“My grandparents were immigrants,” said Pete Gushue, one of the protestors. “They jumped through all the hoops. It took them nine years but they did it. That’s all anybody is asking for.”
Some of the protestors had personal reasons for coming out. Pennington said her motivation attend the flash mob was Brittany Binger, who was a friend of her daughter. “I knew her personally, she went trick or treating with my daughter,” Pennington said. “She was killed right here in James City County by someone who crossed the borders illegally, so it’s personal with me. She was just a child … its not just everywhere else its right here too.”
I, Chris Henderson, Chairman of the Williamsburg - James City County Republican Committee, do hereby issue a CALL for a regular meeting of the Committee for Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 7:00 pm at the Greenwood Christian Academy in the Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center, for the purpose of any pertinent business as shall come forth.
SEE BELOW FOR FULL AGENDA.
Agenda: January 23, 2019
Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance and Republican Creed
Roll Call, Establishment of Quorum, and Acknowledgements
Election of New Members and Reinstatement
Reading and Approval of Minutes from:
October 24, 2018
Reports from Executive Committee Members:
Program: Sandy Young - School Board Member from Berkeley District and Corey Murphy, Phd. Chief of Staff WJCC Schools.
Reports from Affiliate Groups:
Jamestown Heritage Republican Women's Club
Historic Triangle Republican Women's Club
Colonial Area Republican Men's Association
College Republicans: William and Mary
Republican Party of Virginia
Announcements & For the Good of the Order
Introduction to Greg Dowell
Chris Henderson, Chairman
Williamsburg - James City County Republican Committee