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 DECEMBER 15-19:
16 Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish friends from your North County Conservatives.
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At our October meeting, the focus was on the Left's alleged "War on Woman" that the Democrats are always telling us about. We presented two outstanding speakers, Kori Peterson from Concerned Women for America (CWA) and Dr. Gina Loudon with her new book, "What Women Really Want."
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.
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, September 23, 2014. 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.
EIP Observers were actively on the job on November 4 as trained Poll Observers, Poll Workers and Inspectors in about 30 counties. We are thankful for the commitment and hard work of citizens all over the state to observe and document the procedures being used in our election process. The reports are pouring in and our team is in the process of reviewing and analyzing those reports. In addition, many members of the general public have become aware of the work of EIP and are contacting us regarding their own concerns and observations. They are also sending in statements describing what they saw or experienced.
The initial review of the reports is revealing some very good news, but also some apparently serious issues that have the potential to skew the results of elections.
The good news is that many counties have adjusted and changed their training to reflect the California election codes. Because of this, voters in those counties can have a greater confidence in the election process and a new trust for the outcomes of their local elections. We would like to thank every election official who made these changes. Your commitment to integrity in our election process is crucial to reigniting voter turnout and voter engagement. Citizens will be become more engaged if they believe their voice counts.
Our reports, so far, also indicate that poll Inspectors and poll workers are willing to follow the election codes once they are pointed out to them. Many say they wish they were getting EIP training from their counties so that they could do a better job protecting voters in their polls. One important election law that is now being followed by many Inspectors, once it is pointed out to them by an EIP trained volunteer, is the voter check-in procedureâ€”the only one in our election codes that protects a voter from being impersonated at the polls.
A big THANK YOU to every EIP Observer who took the training and followed through in the polls. Your efforts are making a difference in helping to provide critical information to every poll you visit.
And now for the concerning news: Beginning early on Election Day, reports coming into our LA County Headquarters were alarming. A pattern is beginning to emerge that has the potential to either negate or eliminate the legitimate votes of large numbers of voters. We are working to gather all of the information needed to determine what caused the failure of hundreds of vote-by-mail voters to be properly identified in the Voter Rosters. This failure caused hundreds of names to appear on the last-minute â€œsupplemental pagesâ€, and resulted in confusion and difficulty for the poll workers to correctly determine the type of ballot owed to each voter.
In addition, hundreds of voters appeared to be erroneously identified as vote-by-mail voters. A concerning number of these voters, as well as legitimate vote-by-mail voters, reported not receiving a ballot in the mail, a situation which resulted in the issuance of large numbers of provisional ballots on Election Day, and leaves concerned Californians with the question, â€œWhat happened to those vote-by-mail ballots?â€
Butâ€¦this work can only move forward as we garner the funds to support it. We mustnot allow our efforts to falter now!! Times are hard for all of us, and prioritizing the use of our precious dollars is difficult. Just know that you are our ONLY source of funding, and your contributions, large and small, are urgently needed if we are to uncover the Truth.
We are a citizen advocacy group and rely on the kind and generous donations of those who believe the integrity of the CA election process is paramount to fair and honest elections. Please consider donating today.
For the cause of parental rights, the elections on November 4 were a huge win. We have witnessed a game-changer, and the time to act is upon us.
If the Parental Rights Amendment saw no other gains from this election, the significance of one fact alone must not be underestimated: For the first time since ParentalRights.Org’s founding in 2007, Harry Reid will no longer control the U.S. Senate.
As long as Harry Reid is leading the Senate, there has been no chance for the Parental Rights Amendment (PRA) to make it to a floor vote in that chamber. Democratic lawmakers we have worked with and talked with in the past have told us as much.
Democratic pollster Pat Caddell on Tuesday night pointed out that as leader of the Senate, Reid allowed only 19 amendments in that chamber during the last entire 2-year session of Congress. (That is, amendments to bills – not constitutional amendments!) Reid also led the charge to exercise the “nuclear option,” ending the chamber’s long-standing rule requiring a 60-vote super-majority to cut off debate.
In short, Cadell says, Reid “became a dictator” – a dictator with no interest in your parental rights.
The defeat of Reid’s party on Tuesday night will bring new leadership in the Senate, leadership that will be more open to the kind of bipartisan cooperation required to pass the Parental Rights Amendment (PRA).
To be sent to the states for ratification, the PRA needs a two-thirds vote in both the House and the Senate. The President doesn’t have to sign it. But both houses have to support it.
Now, to reach two-thirds, we have to have bipartisan support. Parental rights are not a partisan issue, and we as an organization do not rejoice in Tuesday’s victory as one of Republicans over Democrats. We need the support of pro-parent lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, and we support the rights of all parents -- conservatives, liberals, and everybody else.
But we do rejoice in the victory of parental rights lawmakers, so this excites us, too:not one current cosponsor of the Parental Rights Amendment seeking re-election lost his seat this week.Not one in the Senate. And not one in the House, where 64 cosponsors were returned to Congress for 2015.
With all of the issues in play this year, we are not claiming that support of parental rights is what got these incumbents re-elected. But with 65.5% of the vote going their way (on average – not including three who ran unopposed), it is safe to say thatcongressmen who cosponsor the Parental Rights Amendment are overwhelmingly supported by their constituents.
While we are excited by these gains, we know that nothing is guaranteed beyond the next election. 2016 could see even more support for parental rights, or it could see the pendulum swing back in the other direction.
We have one Congress. We have right now.
We have already begun plans to bring to 2015 our most coordinated and intense effort yet to pass the Parental Rights Amendment in Congress. We have spoken with lawmakers and allied organizations.
Now it is up to you.
Please take the time in the next several weeks to talk about this issue with your family and friends. Tell them about the Pelletiers, the Funkhousers, or any of the countless families being torn apart for want of the PRA. Tell them of the dangers of the UN’s CRPD, which even now could raise its head in the volatile lame duck session.
Then invite them to sign up for alerts at ParentalRight.org/petition. Urge them to be a part of the push to make the PRA a reality in 2015.
We need your help. We need their help.
But with supportive lawmakers headed back to D.C. and Harry Reid out of the way, together we can make this Congress the time to get it done!
Michael Ramey Director of Communications & Research
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