My letter to Bedford Pastors

Dear Pastor:

In May of 2018, shortly before I was initially elected to my present unpaid position as a Member of the Republican State Committee representing Bedford County, I wrote to Bedford County pastors stating that I intended to be an advocate for biblical values and limited government in politics and the public sphere. By the grace of God, I have been able to fulfill that intent in a number of ways and I request your prayers and assistance in my re-election in the Republican Party primary election on May 17.

I believe as a Christian I am compelled to speak biblical truth whether my audience is receptive or not and my prayer is that God, as He did for Ezekiel, will make my forehead as hard as the foreheads of those who will not listen to God’s truth.

During the last several years I have been more active than any of the other approximately 360 state committee members in proposing resolutions for adoption by the entire state party. These resolutions have generally taken the form of resolutions urging the Pennsylvania legislature to effect final passage of pending legislation protecting pro-life, pro-family, and pro-liberty values. At the most recent state party meeting in February of this year, I authored 4 of the 5 resolutions adopted by the state party: a resolution urging final passage of a bill which would amend the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to state that nothing in the constitution grants or secures any right to abortion or the financing thereof, a resolution urging final passage of the Down Syndrome Protection Act, a resolution urging final passage of a bill that would exempt public school students from any requirement to be vaccinated for covid-19, and a resolution urging passage of Deana’s Law (that would enhance penalties for repeat DUI offenders). At the previous state party meeting in September 2021, I authored 4 of the 6 resolutions adopted by the state party: a resolution urging final passage of legislation prohibiting abortion after detection of a fetal heartbeat, a resolution urging final passage of the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, a resolution urging the general assembly to employ all necessary measures to protect school children from mandatory masking, and a resolution against allowing persons who are not registered Republican voters to vote in Republican Party primaries. I was successful in having resolutions passed at earlier meetings but in the interest of brevity I will not enumerate those here. Please telephone me at 814-283-5788, if you wish to receive details on earlier resolutions.

If you wish to support my re-election campaign, It would be helpful if you could provide me with a forum where I could communicate my views in a short speech or pass out my campaign cards.

Finally, I would request that you pray for me and my efforts to educate the voters of Bedford County on pro-life, pro-family, and pro-liberty matters and to communicate our mutual values to the Pennsylvania State Republican Party.

Thankfully and respectfully,

Melvin C. McDowell

Everett, PA 15537

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