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Guest speaker: John W. Jones, candidate for U.S. House of Representatives Menu: C h e f’ C h o i $ 1 4 . P ro g ra m a n d b e ve ra g e o n l $ 6 s ce y Please contact Diana Mendes, 725-2732 if you have not received a call by September 18
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Republican Roundup Potluck Picnic
Sunday, September 24 - Rohner Park, Fortuna 12 noon – 4 pm Lunch at 1 pm
Lesley Craig, President Colleen Hedrick, Program Chair
Eureka Republican Women, Federated * Since 1938
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Hamburgers & Hot Dogs Favorite Family Dishes Chili Cook-Off : Nancy Flemming vs Joy Finley
Special points of interest: Coffee & Sodas Please bring a SALAD if last name begins with A – L Please bring a DESSERT if last name begins with M-Z
Chaplain’s m essage Page 3 Confused about the importance of the Electoral College? Page 3 Immigration Studies Page 4 Ways & Means Page 4 Patricia Welch, Regional Field Director Page 5 Ads - Page 5 and 6
INVITED GUESTS: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Secretary of State Bruce McPherson; Tom McClintock, Chuck Poochigian, Tony Strickland, Steve Poizner, Richard Mountjoy, John Jones, Lawrence Wiesner and Ray Tyrone. Music * Baseball * Volleyball * Bocce Ball * Horseshoes A “G ettin g A cq u ain ted ” p arty!
Sponsored by Eureka Republican Women (eurekarepublicanwomen.com) The Humboldt County Republican Party (humboldtgop.org)
Call 268-0101 for more information Tues. Sept. 12, 5:30 p.m.
Inside this issue:
Colleen’s Com m entary Mark Your Calendars
FAMILY SPAGHETTI FEED
at the Odd Fellows Hall 239 Buhne St, Eureka (corner Buhne & D)
November Ballot Measure Update 2 August 2006 Meeting Recap JoAnn Kaney Action Alert Americanism Chris Wennerholm President’s M essage Lesley Craig
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4th Dist. Supervisor candidate
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C olleen’s C om m entary * H ow D o You Say H orsefeathers in Spanish? - Colleen Hedrick
Congress is likely to recess without taking any action on the issues of illegal immigration. What we are hearing out of Washington is that those boys and girls are preparing to fold their tents and head for home so many of them can try to convince the home folks to send them back to Washington. It’ a sa fe b e t i m o st ca se s th a t th e y a re n o t d o i g a s n n fool thing about controlling the borders because they have been so caught up in a bunch of side issues that are all either of much lesser importance or a bunch of baloney. And the number one reason they have been stalled is that they are scared worthless that to act would cost them votes for their own re-election. Illegal immigrants pour over our borders. Polls consistently show that the greatest percentage of the co u n try’ ci ze n ry w a n ts th e b o rd e rs co n tro le d . If yo u s ti l went into your bathroom and the tub was overflowing like m a d yo u w o u l n ’ ru n fo r th e sh o p va cu u m a n d a m o p . d t You would reach over and turn off the faucet. Then you would deal with the other over flow problems. Congress d o e sn ’ h a ve to d e ci e e ve ryth i g i m e d i te ly. D o i i t d n m a t n increments. Enforcing laws that levy huge fines for hiring illegals will go a long way to putting us back in charge of who owns our country. Congressional wimps just have to have the guts to close the borders.
Mark your calendars
September 12th – N an cy’ F am i y S p ag h etti F eed s l September 15-17, 2006 - CFRW Board of Directors' Meeting, Bakersfield, September 18, 2006 - Constitution Day. http:// www.constitutionday.com September 21, 2006 – ERWF luncheon meeting, The Red Lion Hotel, 11:30 a.m. September 24th – Republican Roundup Potluck Picnic, Rohner Park, Fortuna! September 30, 2006 -Last day for the Governor to sign or veto bills passed by legislature and in his hands on or before September 1, 2006. October14, 2006 – CFRW No. Division Mini conference at Crescent City *** Friday, October 20 – Membership Tea Nov. 10-12 CFRW No. Division Fall Conference , Silicon Valley *** Nov. 16- ERWF luncheon meeting, The Red Lion Hotel, 11:30 a.m. Installation of 2007 officers by Reminders from Lynda Hays, our CFRW Northern Division Region 13 Director
January 26-28, 2007 - CFRW Board of Directors'
Meeting, Bahia Hotel, San Diego,
March (15-17) – The Northern Division Spring
Conference, Red Lion, Eureka *** April 23-24, 2007 CFRW - 32nd Advocacy W o rksh o p an d S p ri g 2007 B o ard o f D i n recto rs’ Meeting, Hyatt Regency at Capitol Park, Sacramento September 27-30, 2007 - NFRW Biennial Convention, Palm Springs, October 19-21, 2007- CFRW Biennial Convention, Crowne Plaza, Foster City (San Francisco Bay Area)
November Ballot Measure Update
Please bring any items you would like to A brief title and CFRW's official position on the November ballot measures is as follows. donate to our next meeting and the Sirens * Proposition 1A: Transportation Funding/Protection, SUPPORT will come pick them up * Proposition 1B: Transportation Bonds, awaiting majority vote for mailing. Or call * Proposition 1C: Affordable Housing Bonds, OPPOSE 445-0828 to make other * Proposition 1D: School Bonds, OPPOSE arrangements. * Proposition 1E: Disaster Preparedness/Flood Protection Bonds, awaiting majority vote *************************** * Proposition 83: Jessica's Law, SUPPORT (As of Friday, September 1) * Proposition 84: Water Bonds, OPPOSE * Proposition 85: Abortions for Minor Girls: Waiting Period/Parental Consent, SUPPORT * Proposition 86: Tobacco Tax, OPPOSE * Proposition 87: Oil Severance Tax, OPPOSE * Proposition 88: Property Parcel Tax, School Funding, OPPOSE * Proposition 89: Public Campaign Financing, OPPOSE * Proposition 90: Eminent Domain Reform, SUPPORT
Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.
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August 2006 Meeting Recap – JoAnn Kaney, Recording Secretary
The August 17, 2006 luncheon meeting of the ERWF was held in the Humboldt Room of the Red Lion Inn. Forty five members and guests attended. Chair of Americanism, Chris Wennerholm, introduced two women from the Eureka Sirens who were invited to address the membership about teaming up with them in sending packages to the troops. Patricia Welch, Regional Field Director, Northern California Victory 2006, introduced our guest speaker, Mindy Tucker Fletcher, Campaign Manager for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Mindy presented a Power Point program comparing the gains the state has m a d e d u ri g th e G o ve rn o r’ te n u re w i th e n e w ta xe s n s th candidate Angelides will impose to carry out his plans if he is elected. Mindy stressed that we need to invigorate the grass roots efforts of getting more Republicans elected to state offices. She said the Governor is determined to ―m o ve C a lfo rn i fo rw a rd , n o t b a ckw a rd s‖. ―V o l n te e rs a re i a u m aki g th e d i re n ce ,‖ sh e sta te d . n ffe The members present voted to endorse the candidacy of Nancy Flemming, running for 4th District County S u p e rvi r. D u ri g O p e n M i ti e , H u m b o l t T a xp a ye r’ so n c m d s League Chair on No on U, (proposed utility tax), Howard Rien, gave a short informational speech on why Eureka voters should consider a no vote. Susan Wood received a gift certificate for dinner for tw o a t R o y’ i th e O p p o rtu n i D ra w i g . S h e ryl F e a rri n s n ty n e re ce i d a co p y o f S e a n H a n n i s b o o k ―L e t F re e d o m ve ty’ R i g ‖ fo r kn o w i g o n e o f th e p ro p o si o n s o n th e N o ve m n n ti ber ballot.
Confused about the importance of the Electoral College? Thank you, Carolyn Eisner, for submitting this letter that you received from Michael Medford, Radio Talk Show host.
Dear Carolyn Eisner: Thanks very much for your letter of June 5. I wish we had transcripts of all my broadcasts, but we don't- alas! You should also know that my comments about the Electoral College were very much off-the-cuff in response to a caller - not a concentrated, planned part of the broadcast. In any event, the basic point that I made was the importance of federalism--- we should all struggle to maintain the sovereignty of our 50 states, not to erase and extinguish state responsibility in quest of some simplified notion of America. Our founders designed the Electoral College to help preserve this federal system. The President is not, under our Constitution, elected by "the people" - he is chosen by the several states. This is, it seems to me, appropriate and important. Without the Electoral College no candidate would ever visit smaller states: after all, how many raw, popular votes can you draw out of North Dakota, or Alaska or Vermont? These states are only worth the trip because of the Electoral College. Without it, the candidates would visit only a handful of the most populous states - California, Texas, New York, Florida - and forget about the rest of the country. In fact, the whole attention paid now to rural concerns stems from the Electoral College. Vermont, with three electoral votes (out of 270 needed to win) is worth considering: as a raw population of just 600,000 people (out of 280 million) it is definitely not. People who worry about the electoral college distorting the result of some election should relax: the last time a candidate won the popular vote, but lost in the electoral college was 1888 (Grover Cleveland lost to Benjamin Harrison, even though Cleveland got more popular votes). This also happened in 1876, when Hayes beat Tilden. and in 1824, when J.Q. Adams won the Presidency over Andrew Jackson in the House of Representatives, after deadlock in the electoral college, even though Jackson had decisively won the popular vote. It is most unlikely that such an anomaly could occur today-and it hasn't occurred in more than 110 years. This is the basic tack I took on my show, so I hope this satisfies your curiosity. Thanks for being such a devoted listener. (signed) Michael Medved
C haplain’s m essage – R ita O ’C onnell
Abraham Lincoln was one of our most devout leaders, fre q u e n tl se e ki g G o d ’ d i cti n . H i w o rd s a re w o rth y n s re o s remembering: ―W e h a ve b e e n th e re ci i n ts o f th e ch o i st b l ssi g s pe ce e n of heaven; we have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand that preserved us in peace – and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined .. that all these blessing are produced by some su p e ri r w i o m a n d vi e o f o u r o w n .‖ o sd rtu
Treasurer’s R eport by Eileen A m os
Balance 7/31/06 Income Expenses Balance 8/31/06 $ 4,675.13 943.06 939.24 $ 4,678.95
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WAYS & MEANS
You ladies always amaze me with your generosity. We made $147.00 at our last meeting! The lucky winner of the gift certificate to Roy's Club for dinner for two was Susan Wood. This months opportunity's drawing prize is DINNER FOR TWO AT THE IVANHOE IN FERNDALE. Good luck to all of you and remember....without you we could not do it.
Reminders from Lynda Hays, our CFRW Northern Division Region 13 Director – see Mark Your Calendars *** Lynda Hays will be our guest speaker and installing our new officers at our November meeting.
News snippet from Mark Krikorian at the Center for Immigration Studies
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A letter from Nancy Flemming Dear ERWF members, Thank you for your endorsement for my campaign for 4th District Supervisor. I know you share my concerns for N e e l s i n o ri g th e cri ca l i e s fa ci g th e 4 th D i ct y’ g n ti ssu n stri and Humboldt County. Recent headlines show that it takes BIG money to get her attention! We must change the poor leadership that has resulted in: the loss of good paying jobs with benefits; sky rocketing housing prices; an increase in crime and illegal drugs; our hospitals in crisis. These are very real issues that affect our daily lives, regardless of party affiliation or economic bracket. We can make a change for the better! With a positive, progressive program, we can turn this dire situation around! The 4th District has every asset needed to achieve prosperity. We need a change in leadership now. I want to thank those of you who have volunteered at our new headquarters at 634 2 nd St., and for your help as I walk the precincts. I want to meet every voter that I can before the election! We have already visited over 3000 homes and have lots more to visit! Please join me in reaching out to every voter. You can walk precincts with me, write letters to the editors of our newspapers, volunteer at my headquarters, and attend our fundraisers! The 4th District deserves a change for the better. I need your help and your vote to win this election and begin the hard work ahead!
The Inevitability of Worker Verification
WASHINGTON (August 2006) — One of the few areas of agreement between the competing House and Senate immigration bills is making mandatory the now-voluntary syste m of em p l ye e ve ri ca ti n , ca le d th e ―B a si P io t‖ o fi o l c l program. Some 10,000 American businesses today are participating in the Basic Pilot, which checks the name, Social Security number, and date of birth of new hires, making it harder for illegal aliens to find employment. When Congress eventually reaches an agreement on immigration legislation – either this year or in the future – the new law is certain to make this verification system a universal part of the hiring process for all employers. The Department of Homeland Security, which runs the system along with the Social Security Administration, is already proceeding on the assumption that the Basic Pilot will become mandatory and is adding new participants at a n a cce l ra ti g p a ce , i cl d i g m o st n o ta b l D u n ki ’ e n n u n y n B ra n d s, w h i re ce n tly re q u i d a l i D u n ki ’ D o n u ts a n d ch re l ts n Baskin-Robbins franchisees to enroll in the verification program. In addition, DHS is partnering with private businesses that offer user-friendly interfaces with the verification system — similar to what TurboTax does for tax filing.
The Legislature has once again passed a bill that would allow illegal aliens to obtain driver's licenses (SB 1162 by Sen. Gil Cedillo). In addition, a bill that would allow illegal immigrants attending California colleges to apply for financial aid passed on August 31 (SB 160 also by Sen. Cedillo)! Now is the time to begin contacting the Governor's office encouraging him to veto these bills when they get to his desk. Contact the Governor Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger State Capitol Building Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: 916-445-2841 Fax: 916-445-4633 To send an Email go to: http://www.govmail.ca.gov.
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Patricia Welch, Regional Field Director, North California Victory 2006
707-786-4542, 707-227-6562 email@example.com There seems to be quite a bit of misinformation about Senate Bill 1441 that Governor Schwarzenegger signed earlier this week. Contrary to what various websites/groups are stating, this Bill DOES NOT change hiring/firing in religious schools, nor does it mean they must teach alternative life-styles. This Update: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed SB 1437 Bill adds to the discrimination laws that are already law in the Wednesday, 6th. that would have barred textbooks from state of California. using language that would be discriminatory to gays, See talking points below. If you have any questions, please saying the state's education laws already prevent discrimination. There has been some confusion about do not hesitate to call or email me. these two bills. SB 1441 Will Not Affect How Religious Schools Hire And Terminate Employees. The new law does not force religious schools to hire or fire their employees in a manner different than already required under pre-existing state and federal law.
SENATE BILL 1441
The State Of California Widely Prohibits Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation. Longstanding state laws such as the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Unruh Civil Act prohibit sexual orientation discrimination In matters of employment, housing, public accommodations, and services in business establishments. California Law Prohibits Employers From Terminating Employees Based Upon Their Sexual Orientation. The Fair Employment and Housing Act already makes that kind of discrimination illegal. Senate Bill 1441 Adds Sexual Orientation To The Existing List Of Traits For Which State Programs Cannot Discriminate. State programs are already prohibited from discriminating based on a number of other traits, including ethnicity and gender. For example, SB 1441 would prohibit a state bureaucrat from denying a state financial aid grant to a college student b e ca u se o f th a t stu d e n t’ se xu a l o ri n ta ti n .(2 2 5 ) s e o
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M ore m uscle from A rnold… … I C annot Support Socialized Medicine
September 5, 2006 By Arnold Schwarzenegger From The San Diego Union-Tribune I commend Sen. Sheila Kuehl's commitment and dedication to providing health care coverage for all Californians, but I must veto Senate Bill 840 because I cannot support a government-run health care system. Socialized medicine is not the solution to our state's health care problems. This bill would require an extraordinary redirection of public and private funding by creating a vast new bureaucracy to take over health insurance and medical care for Californians – a serious and expensive mista ke … … … … Visit http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20060905/ news_arnold5.html to read more about this, and http:// www.joinarnold.com for other articles from Team Arnold Press Releases.
2006 Republican Slate
Arnold Schwarzenegger Tom McLintock Bruce McPherson Chuck Poochigian Claude Parrish Steve Poizner Dick Mountjoy Tony Strickland David Neighbors John Jones Lawrence Wiesner Ray Tyrone Governor Lieutenant Governor Secretary of State Attorney General Treasurer Insurance Commissioner US Senate Controller Board of Equalization US Congress State Senate State Assembly
AMERICANISM - Chris Wennerholm
LET'S SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!
After last month's presentation by the Eureka Sirens (the women's auxiliary to the Eureka Fire Department), our ERWF opted to support them in sending packages to our troops. laundry detergent/softener; ground coffee beans; pumice boards; household sanitizer wipes. The soldiers also like Beanie Babies to hand out to l ca l ki s, a n d l ve to g e t l tte rs, ki ’ l tte rs/a rtw o rk, o r o d o e ds e any demonstration of support.
Some items requested:
Blank note cards/stationery/pens; warm socks; playing cards; magazines/paperbacks; razors/shave cream; bar soap; toothpaste/toothbrushes; baby wipes (small packs); sun block; energy bars; snack foods/candy( must be small and not home-made); polar fleece throws. The female soldiers like moisturizers/lotions for face and body, moisturizing shampoo/conditioner, moisturizing sh a ve cre a m s; D V D ’ p a p e rb a cks; h a i co l ri g ; n a i s; r o n l polish/remover; tampons/panty liners/sanitary pads;
NO homemade food items; NO large packages (must be under 10 lbs.); only 3 packages can be shipped to each address per day, so keep items small and light. The Sirens could use Ziploc bags for leak-prone items, sturdy packing tape and small shipping boxes. They prefer new/unmarked shipping boxes, as any writing must be blacked out with markers.
ERWF members, Delores Theuerkauf, Sheryl Fearrien, Paulette Hawkins enjoying an after luncheon chat at our July meeting.
MEMBERSHIP REPORT: Margaret Stafford
WE have 264 MEMBERS for 2006. It is not too late to join for the year. Gift memberships are available. I have enjoyed being Membership Chair for the past two years. It has been enjoyable to connect new names and new faces. You have all made this job rewarding.
OCTOBER - MEMBERSHIP TEA Margaret Stafford
Our Membership Tea will be held in the lovely home of Jerrie Bartley on October 20, 2006 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The election of ERWF Officers for 2007 will be held. Ladies, invite your friends to this wonderful event.
The Redwood Alert Eureka Republican Women, Federated c/o Eileen Amos 3950 Tess Court, Eureka, CA 95503 Republican Roundup Potluck Picnic Sunday, September 24
John W. Jones, Republican candidate for the House of Representatives
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President's Message - Lesley Craig
With N an cy’ F am i S p ag h etti F eed – tonight, our candidate for Congress, s ly John W. Jones, as our guest speaker on September 21st, and The Republican Roundup Potluck Picnic on September 24, the ERWF has a busy September! Read more details in this issue of The Redwood Alert. ERWF ladies are working at the Republican Headquarters between 11 and 3 daily but we still need many more volunteers. Eileen Amos is looking for precinct captains so that we can encourage all Republicans in Humboldt County to vote. She has run the numbers, and has worked out that if each volunteer can be responsible for 30 households in their neighborhood and get them to the polls on election day, we could win! How about it, members? 30 seems to be a managea b l n u m b e r fo r e a ch o f u s… .. O R a re w e w i p s to o (se e C o le e n ’ co m m e n e m l s tary). If we really want to make a difference up here, we need to be proactive and progressive (in the true sense of the word)! Please phone Republican Headquarters at 442-2 2 5 9 a n d o ffe r yo u r se rvi s… .. a s o f S e p t 1 2 th there will be only 57 ce days left to election day!!!! It is appropriate that our guest speaker, has been recognized with the Yolo C o u n ty P a rty C h a i s A w a rd fo r h i o rg a n i ti n a l e ffo rts a n d a cti sm i g e tti g r’ s za o vi n n Precinct Operations in the city of Davis functional and effective, and for promoting voter registration and involvement. Please attend our next meeting and give your support.
OUR GUEST SPEAKER Thursday, September 21 John W. Jones, Republican candidate for the House of Representatives, with a BA in Political Science and a MBA in Public Administration, is a retired police officer after a 31-year career with the University of California Police. He also devoted 12-years to leadership in Scouting. His political activities include membership on the Yolo County Republican Party and serving as Davis Republican Precincts Operations Manager. He will outline his goals for serving as a member of the House of Representatives. He plans to extend his visit to be with us Sunday at the Republican Roundup Picnic. -Candidate Jones need our votes to unseat Mike Thompson.
Absentee Ballots will be mailed in Humboldt County on October 10th.
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