NOW... WITH OVER FIVE YEARS KEEPING THE CONSERVATIVES OF NORTH
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." —Ronald Reagan (this quote is too good to change)
"Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have rejoiced in their loss of freedom who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of more security, more living fatly at the expense of the industrious." —Marcus Cicero
"To preserve [the] independence [of the people,] we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude."—Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816
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In fact, it was our second president, John Adams, who said of our thoroughly researched and developed governing document, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." Quote from Ben Carson's book, "One Nation."
WEEK OF MAY 18-22:
17. Grand Avenue Festival (formerly the Escondido Street Faire), 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
20. Escondido City Council meeting, Council Chambers, 4:30 p.m.
22. Cruisin' Grand, northeast corner of Grand Avenue and Maple Street, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Click HERE for further information on local political meetings or click on Calendar for more information on scheduled activities.
Our next meeting is May 26th at Mike's BBQ. Tuesday dinner special is a $6 pork sandwich. Come early and enjoy!
Our May meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. at Mike's BBQ, 1356 West Valley Parkway, Escondido. Randy Berholtz of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law and President of the Republican Lawyers Association, will be our speaker. Mr. Berholtz is a former Democrat with an interesting perspective of how the Left differs from Conservatives, especially in conducting elections. It promises to be an informative evening.
If you have followed the referendum effort to overturn the California bathroom law over the last thirteen months, you have probably noticed that sometimes we are running fast and sometimes we walk slowly.
In August of 2013, Governor Brown signed the law that declared that K-12 public school students could choose which bathroom and locker room they would use based not on sexual reality, but on their self assessed sexual identity. And with that signature, opponents of the new law had a mere 90 days to collect over 500,000 valid signatures to qualify a referendum allowing the voters to reject the law before it was scheduled to take effect.
With your help, we sprinted to collect and deliver approximately 620,000 signatures.
Then everything seemed to go into slow motion as we waited for the counties to validate and count the submitted signatures. There was one flurry of activity during that time as we were forced to take the Secretary of State to court when she wrongly refused to count signatures in two counties. We shared with you the outrageous facts where in one county the signatures were delivered timely but "returned to sender" by manipulative staff. The court quickly ordered the Secretary of State to count the signatures in both of these counties.
But when the full count for all 58 counties came in, there was clearly more game playing. The Secretary of State announced that more than 1 in 5 of those signatures were not valid, making us slightly short of the necessary number of signatures. And we went back to court. The slow process got even slower. Judging by the obstacles thrown in front of the attorneys representing Privacy For All Students, a slow process is exactly what our opponents wanted.
Those who favored the bathroom law thought we would give up or run out of money if they just kept objecting and refused to give us the documents we need to prove that many of the rejected signatures are valid.
But walk or run, we plan to keep fighting until every valid signature is counted and the voters of California are allowed to vote down this misguided law.
Where are we now? The PFAS attorneys will be back in court on Friday as they continue to build the case that more than enough valid signatures were submitted. And our attorneys were just awarded attorney's fees from the last successful suit against the Secretary of State, partially offsetting the huge costs in a long battle like this.
Bear with us while we slow walk through the legal process. And keep thinking of that day when we can sprint to the polls to vote to overturn the bathroom law.
Privacy For All Students
PS Fast or slow, this process is very expensive. While we are thankful that the State will have to pay our legal fees from the last action, we still need funds to continue this battle. If you have never contributed to this effort, or have not contributed recently, please donate to PFAS today.
A recent Harvard study revealed what many of us have been feeling – millennials are starting to feel the effects of bad policies on our generation. We produced a video with some of the important findings from these recent studies that we believe others need to know. Will you help us by passing it along?
This is a video created entirely by college students to help wake up our generation.
NORTH COUNTY CONSERVATIVES TO HOLD NEXT MEETING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ALL MEETINGS ARE HELD ON THE FOURTH TUESDAY OF THE MONTH.
Your North County Conservatives hold their fourth Tuesday of the month meetings at Mike's BBQ at 1356 West Valley Parkway. Mike's BBQ is located in the Staples Center west of the I-15 freeway (go to http://mikesbbq.net/for directions, menu, etc.). We at NCC feel that each meeting is important, so please come prepared to learn how YOU can get involved in "Making America Great Again."
YourNorth County Conservatives next general meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. In addition to our guest speaker(s), representatives from the offices of Assemblywoman Marie Waldron, Congressman Duncan Hunter, Jr. and State Senator Mark Wyland may be with us and available to answer questions.
Procedure for ballot initiatives, voting, and registering to vote in California elections, has changed with the onslaught of new bills signed into law in 2015.
Previously, for ballots to be counted, they must have arrived to either a polling place or the designated County elections office by close on Election Day. Essentially, ballots mailed on election day were not counted, per the law, had they not arrived to the elections office. Read the full story
Padilla has long to-do list as California's election boss
By Jim Miller | The Sacramento Bee
When he is sworn in Monday as California secretary of state, Alex Padilla, a former two-term state senator and possible candidate for higher office, will assume one of the most-maligned posts in state government.
The secretary of state's campaign-finance disclosure system is old and confusing, businesses complain about filing delays and a federally required computerized voter registration list is years behind schedule, contributing to a national survey recently ranking California second-to-last in election administration. Read the full story
Secretary of State Launches #BoostTheVote Brainstorm
By Matt Williams | techwire.net
Secretary of State Alex Padilla is calling on the public to share their ideas for increasing voter participation, using the hashtag #BoostTheVote.
"The turnout in last November's election was a historic low for California. We can do better. That's why I'm asking for your help," Padilla said in a video released Wednesday. Turnout for registered voters was just 18 percent. Typically, turnout reaches into the 30s or 40s. Read the full story
Smith: Tehama County tops state in voting accuracy
By Michael Smith | Daily News Letters
Tehama County is one of the top two counties in our state to cast a lawful ballot and for that ballot to be accurately counted.
Election Integrity Project is a corporation that has as its mission that, â€œEvery lawfully cast vote is accurately counted. Read the full story
731 Pennsylvania voters may have cast 2 ballots or voted elsewhere, secretary of state says
By Brad Bumsted and Aaron Aupperlee | triblive.com
More than 700 Pennsylvania voters might have cast two ballots in recent elections, the secretary of State said Thursday.
The figures show "there's potential voter fraud in Pennsylvania," said Carol Aichele, who added she is powerless to investigate or prosecute double voters. Read the full story
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Parental Rights Foundation Launches Educational Website
-- March 19, 2015
The Parental Rights Foundation, a new 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the purpose of studying and educating Americans on the state of parental rights in our country, has just launched its new website at parentalrightsfoundation.org.
The site is expected to grow in coming months as the Foundation researches and produces academic “white papers” on topics relevant to parental rights. These papers and other studies will make up a significant portion of the site’s content.
The site also serves as a portal for those who wish to make a donation to support the efforts of the Foundation, or to sign up for news and study updates by email.
Rob Maness (R-LA), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Ben Sasse (R-NE) are true conservatives who oppose wasteful spending, oppose amnesty for illegal aliens, and support the full repeal of Obamacare.
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We need your help to push these leaders on to victory so they can take our principles and values to Washington.
This is our chance to change the Senate and shake up Washington.
It's now or never.
Thank you for standing strong for freedom!
Ken Cuccinelli II President, Senate Conservatives Fund Former Attorney General of Virginia
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The Atlas Shrugged trilogy is now complete. I stand proud of our work and proud of your commitment to stand with us. Thank you for your continued support in helping to propagate Ayn Rand's ideas and the message of Atlas Shrugged.
From all of us at Atlas Shrugged, we wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.