Special Election AD 18 - 6/29/2021

Stephen Slauson is running for State Assembly Member in AD18 in the Special Election in June (Tuesday 6/29/2021).   He is the ONLY Republican running against six Democrats.   This is one of those rare instances where a Republican has a chance to succeed.  The ACGOP has not yet endorsed him (I just found out today myself).   So, this is my PERSONAL encouragement for AD18 voters. 

- Harry Briley, Central Committee Member, AD16


Republicans, Freedom and Covid Vaccinations

The Republican Party is the party of freedom.  People should be free to make their own choices with their lives.  Law-abiding citizens should be able to own guns.  Business owners should be able to run their businesses as they decide.  Of course, this freedom principle has two corollaries:  First, my freedom is not the right to infringe your freedom.  Second, choices have consequences.  I am free to smoke cigarettes, but not to poison you with them.  I can overeat or gamble, but can’t blame you if I get fat or broke.

Covid is dangerous, even deadly.  Worst of all, it can be spread unknowingly.  Getting vaccinated is patriotic and an exercise in good citizenship, and makes it easier for all Americans to enjoy the lives we want.  Since no vaccine is 100% effective, vaccinated people should have the freedom to enjoy the benefits of vaccinations—such as eating, drinking and attending functions, indoors and outdoors, without masks or social distancing—without being potentially harmed by those who exercise their freedom to be unvaccinated.

And yet there are some--even my fellow Republicans—who believe they should be free to not get a Covid-19 vaccination, and still do the same things as the vaccinated.  I respectfully urge them to reconsider.

- David Rosenthal, Central Committee Member, AD15


City Councils to fly LGBTQIA+ flag all June

City Councils throughout Alameda County plan to fly the LGBQTIA+ flag all June (one new Livermore council member asked that it be in perpetuity). The flag decision for Livermore is likely to be on May 24 Monday 7pm.  Write out your thoughts to fit within three (3) minutes (write out in advance to help you stay on track). Only in-person and Zoom public comments affect a City Council.  Check your own city clerk web site for this pre-June agenda item (if not already voted upon) and for mechanics on how to speak your message to your local City Council.

https://www.cityoflivermore.net/citygov/clerk/default.htm

City Councils WILL vote for this unless they get a negative public reaction. - Harry Briley, Central Committee Member, AD16


Border Outrage Spreading - Funds sought

According to The Washington Post, ICE removed fewer than 3,000 criminal illegal aliens in April 2021. This is the lowest monthly enforcement number since the department began keeping records 200,000 illegals crossed the Border in March alone and these illegals come from over 70 countries round the world.  And worse, thousands of Migrants, Including these criminals and the Covid infected are being BUSED and FLOWN all over the USA DAILY at Taxpayer expense, as this CIS report indicates.

Among those Californians sponsoring one or more Amnesty bills are Reps. Ted Lieu,(CA-33rd) Senator Alex Padilla,(CA) Reps. Raul Ruiz,(CA-36th)  Juan Vargas,(CA-51st) Barbara Lee,(CA-13th)  Tony Cárdenas,(CA-29th)  Reps Grace Napolitano,(CA-32nd)  Ro Khanna,(CA-17th) and Sara Jacobs,(CA-53rd)

Fortunately CCN and our ASAP! Coalition allies with Activists in nearly all states! is leading the growing opposition to this outrage.  A Generous Major Donor is going to match all Donations from existing Donors up to $5000.

- David Durham, AD15 Central Committee member

See: http://www.carryingcapacity.org/alerts/CCNAlert051321.html


Mass Border Crossings - Huge Impacts

While legal immigration and illegal border crossings are under federal control, recent mass border crossings directly affects California, including Alameda County. There a huge difference between legal immigration and unmanaged mass border crossings that overwhelm our County and City infrastructures. Please check out the Population-Environment Balance recent essay titled: "200,000+ Illegals, 5% having Covid, swarmed into USA in March but Amnesty's likely cost would be $1.3 Trillion, not counting Environmental effects" at http://balance.org/alerts/04152021AlertBalance.html
- David Durham, Central Committee (AD15)


Standing With, and Standing Against

The following is adapted from a speech delivered by Hugh Bussell, Chairman, Alameda County Republican Party, at Dublin, California, on March 28th, 2021, at the event, "Stop Asian Hate! Stop Anti-Asian Violence! Tri-Valley Unites!

Standing With, and Standing Against

Today I am here representing the Alameda County Republican Party to show you that we are Standing With you, our Asian American Pacific Islander community, and standing against hate.

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Moderates- Need to Stay with Party

"[T]raditional moderate conservatives [should] stay] in the [Republican P]arty. . . . As the current California crises clearly demonstrate, unlimited one-party (in this case Democratic) rule is a bad thing. . . . . While . . . many traditional moderate conservatives feel alienated from the current Republican Party, abandoning it will only make matters worse. Not only will a smaller Republican Party become even more conservative, it will result in increased power of the Democratic Party extremists, worsening the negative consequences of the current one-party Democratic rule." - David Rosenthal, Central Commitee  [Excerpted from Letter to Editor in SF Chronicle 2/19/21]


California Republican Party - Spring Convention

The Spring 2021 Organizing Convention of the California Republican Party occurs this weekend – February 19 – 21. It meets twice a year. Delegates come from Central Committees and exOfficio members who ran for office in 2020.  The web site now lists the CAGOP Candidates, Schedule of Events, and ByLaw Change Proposals - See: https://www.cagop.org/s/convention.  Invited Speakers are: Senator Rick Scott - FL, Political Analyst Karl Rove, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - NY, and Governor Kristi Noem - SD