Sunday, September 23, 2018

CFRW Official 2018 General Election Proposition Positions

Prop 1: Housing and Veteran's Housing Bond
CFRW Position: NO


Official Summary: Authorizes $4 billion of state general obligation bonds to fund existing housing programs. Includes $1.5 billion for Multifamily Housing Program for low-income residents, $1 billion for loans to help veterans purchase farms and homes, $450 million for infill and transit- oriented housing projects, $300 million for farmworker housing program, and $300 million for manufactured and mobile homes. Provides housing assistance for buyers, infrastructure financing, and matching grants to expand affordable housing stock. Increased state costs to repay bonds averaging about $170 million annually over the next 35 years

Our Rationale: This will be billed as a Vet Housing bond... it is only in part. 1/4 of the bond funds are dedicated to veterans' housing. The rest is doled out to programs that won't do much, if anything, to address our housing crisis. The legislature could have truly made this a bond for veterans' housing... but they didn't. Instead the taxpayer will be on the hook for $7 billion dollars.

Prop 2: Millionaire's Tax Reallocation to Homeless Housing
CFRW Position: NO


Official Summary: Ratifies existing law establishing the No Place Like Home Program, which finances permanent housing for individuals with mental illness who are homeless or at risk for chronic homelessness, as being consistent with the Mental Health Services Act approved by the electorate. Ratifies issuance of up to $2 billion in previously authorized bonds to finance the No Place Like Home Program. Amends the Mental Health Services Act to authorize transfers of up to $140 million annually from the existing Mental Health Services Fund to the No Place Like Home Program, with no increase in taxes.

Our Rationale: It is easy to see both sides of this reallocation of Prop 63 (2004) monies. Right now, the 1% tax on millionaire income is just sitting in a "mental health fund" and has contributed nothing in a decade to improving lives. The legislature virtually unanimously approved the No Place Like Home Act which would use the $2 billion sitting in the mental health fund to build temporary housing for the homeless who suffer from mental illness or those who are at risk of being homeless because of mental health issues. It's a tough call and truly an ideological one, but ultimately the CFRW Voting Body decided to oppose the measure, citing that the fund should be used for mental health programs, not homeless housing.

Prop 3: $8.9 Water Bond
CFRW Position: NO


Official Summary: Authorizes $8.877 billion in state general obligation bonds for various infrastructure projects: $3.03 billion for safe drinking water and water quality, $2.895 billion for watershed and fisheries improvements, $940 million for habitat protection, $855 million for improved water conveyance, $685 million for groundwater sustainability/ storage, and $472 million for surface water storage/dam repairs. Requires certain projects to provide matching funds from non-state sources; gives priority to disadvantaged communities. State costs of $17.3 billion to pay off principal ($8.9 billion) and interest ($8.4 billion) on bonds over a 40-year period. Annual payments would average $433 million.

Our Rationale: Again, another tough call. It is hard to justify another water bond, especially one with this price tag (total cost to taxpayers will be $17 billion). There is some to like in this bond- Oroville Dam repairs, groundwater infrastructure repairs and canal repairs for our Central Valley farmers... but there is more to dislike. The lion’s share of the bond monies would be for conservancy grants, regional and state parks, and what the state calls “disadvantaged
communities”. Very little is allocated to water storage or infrastructure.
The California Republican Party took a Neutral position. The CFRW Voting Body decided enough was enough, with $83 billion in outstanding bond debt and not a whole lot to show for it.

Prop 4: Children's Hospital Bond
CFRW Position: NO


Official Summary: Authorizes $1.5 billion in bonds, to be repaid from state’s General Fund, to fund grants for construction, expansion, renovation, and equipping of qualifying children’s hospitals. Designates 72 percent of funds to qualifying private nonprofit hospitals providing comprehensive services to high volumes of children eligible for governmental programs and children with special health needs eligible for the California Children’s Services program, 18 percent of funds to University of California general acute care children’s hospitals, and 10 percent of funds to public and private nonprofit hospitals providing services to children eligible for the California Children’s Services program. State costs of $2.9 billion to pay off principal ($1.5 billion) and interest ($1.4 billion) on bonds over a 35-year period. Annual payments would average $84 million.

Our Rationale: Children's hospitals have no problems fundraising privately. I suspect this is a money grab for several UC hospitals disguised as a Children's hospitals bond.

Prop 5: Senior Property Tax Transfer
CFRW Position: YES


Official Summary: Removes the following current requirements for homeowners who are over 55 years old or severely disabled to transfer their property tax base to a replacement residence: that replacement property be of equal or lesser value, replacement residence be in specific county, and the transfer occur only once. Removes similar replacement-value and location requirements on transfers for contaminated or disaster-destroyed property. Requires adjustments to the replacement property’s tax base, based on the new property’s value.

Our Rationale: This will strengthen Prop 13 protections for those over 55 buying homes. Their property tax value on their previous home will be transferred to their new home purchase, regardless of how many homes they own or how many times they've moved. In an era where Democrats are trying to chip away at Prop 13, this is one good way to protect it and encourage seniors to move so that their homes can be made available for young families.

Prop 6: Gas Tax Repeal
CFRW Position: YES


Official Summary: Repeals a 2017 transportation law’s tax and fee provisions that pay for repairs and improvements to local roads, state highways, and public transportation. Requires the Legislature to submit any measure enacting specified taxes or fees on gas or diesel fuel, or on the privilege to operate a vehicle on public highways, to the electorate for approval.

Our Rationale: The importance of this prop cannot be overstated. This single proposition could help us win other races across the state, even secure the House for Republicans. It is crucial we get the word out and support Prop 6! The fact of the matter is, the state has enough money in the General Fund to repair our roads and ease traffic through infrastructure, but the Democrats have siphoned off money for roads for three decades. SB 1 should have never been passed without voter approval first!

Prop 7: Permanent Daylight Savings
CFRW Position: NO


Official Summary: Establishes the time zone designated by federal law as “Pacific standard time” as the standard time within California. Provides that California daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday of March and ends at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of November, consistent with current federal law. Permits the Legislature by two-thirds vote to make future changes to California’s daylight saving time period, including for its year-round application, if changes are consistent with federal law.

Our Rationale: There are many more important measures on the ballot. We have a system that works and much more pressing matters affecting our state. This is not the proposition you want to spend any time educating on. Even if it’s passed, the legislature and the Federal Government would have to approve it. It's not worth our time (pun intended!).

Prop 8: Dialysis Clinic Revenue
CFRW Position: NO


Official Summary: Limits the charges to 115 percent of the costs for direct patient care and quality improvement costs, including training, patient education, and technology support. Requires rebates and penalties if charges exceed the limit. Requires annual reporting to the state regarding clinic costs, patient charges, and revenue. Prohibits clinics from refusing to treat patients based on the source of payment for care

Our Rationale:
This proposition is one of the most important ones but may get lost in the shuffle if we aren't careful. This is a thinly veiled power grab by the SEUI and UHW to unionize dialysis clinics. Voters won't understand the importance of this ballot box power play... so we must educate them. Prop 8 would mandate that if dialysis clinics make more than 115% of their costs, they must "payback" their patients’ payers. Consumers won't see any of the revenue, and this may make it more difficult for patients to receive care if clinics are forced to shut down. It is despicable. The ballot box is not the place to unionize.

(Prop 9 was taken off the ballot by the CA Supreme Court, so we skip to 10)

Prop 10: Local Rent Control
CFRW Position: NO


Official Summary: Repeals state law that currently restricts the scope of rent-control policies that cities and other local jurisdictions may impose. Allows policies that would limit the rental rates that residential-property owners may charge for new tenants, new construction, and single- family homes. In accordance with California law, provides that rent-control policies may not violate landlords’ right to a fair financial return on their rental property.

Our Rationale: Local, unelected "rent control boards" would wreak havoc on our local economies and would do nothing but make our housing crisis worse. This would shrink supply and repealing Costa-Hawkins would create a superficial bubble. It also does not allow landlords to bring a rental back to market value if it is vacated. The CRP said no to Prop 10 as well.

Prop 11: Ambulance Employee Paid Breaks
CFRW Position: YES


Official Summary: Makes labor law entitling hourly employees to take work breaks for meals and rest, without being on-call, inapplicable to private-sector emergency ambulance employees. Regulates timing of meal breaks for these employees. Eliminates employers’ liability—in actions pending on or after October 25, 2017—for violations of existing law regarding work breaks. Requires employers to provide training regarding certain emergency incidents, violence prevention, and mental health and wellness. Requires employers to provide employees certain mental-health services.

Our Rationale: This is good for the consumer and good for taxpayers by circumventing frivolous lawsuits. Prop 11 allows ambulatory companies to pay their employees for "on-call" breaks, instead of the mandated, unpaid hour-long breaks before and after their shifts that the unions love.

Prop 12: Space Requirements for Consumable Farm Animals
CFRW Position: NO


Official Summary: Establishes new minimum space requirements for confining veal calves, breeding pigs, and egg-laying hens. Requires egg-laying hens be raised in cage-free environment after December 31, 2021. Prohibits certain commercial sales of specified meat and egg products derived from animals confined in noncomplying manner. Defines sales violations as unfair competition. Creates good faith defense for sellers relying upon written certification by suppliers that meat and egg products comply with new confinement standards. Requires State of California to issue implementing regulations

Our Rationale: You may be thinking... didn't we already vote on chicken coop space? Why yes, yes we did. Back in 2008. But the Humane Society is coming back for more, just as all the farmers and ranchers complied with the original law. If they don't comply in time with Prop 12, they are banned from selling their meat or eggs. The Human Society sees dollar signs while the burden will be passed onto consumers. This may create shortages, frivolous lawsuits, and is unnecessarily burdensome on our farmers and ranchers who have already complied with the 2008 law.


Friday, September 21, 2018

Capitol Update Friday, September 21, 2018: CFRW Ballot Measure Recommendations

Bill Movement

Governor Brown still has 9 days to act on 600 bills outstanding on his desk. With the bills the CFRW has been tracking, there has been some movement. Some good, some bad. First, it should be mentioned that Governor Brown has become much more progressive in his last and final term. Suggesting a $400 million satellite to monitor climate change is enough evidence of that. So, his actions on many of these bills may not come as a surprise. Governor Brown signed AB 1884 (Calderon, D) and SB 1192 (Monning, D) into law earlier this week. As you will recall, AB 1884 is a ban on plastic straws being offered at restaurants, subjecting restaurants to fines if they are offered or given with drinks. SB 1192 is another burdensome regulation on our restaurant industry, which prohibits fast food restaurants from offering juice, soda, or flavored milk with children’s meals. The good news is that Governor Brown vetoed SB 1424 (Pan, D), which would have created a “social media advisory board” through our Attorney General’s office that would have sought to curb “fake news” proliferation on social media platforms. Luckily the Governor thought the creation of such a board would be superfluous. The legislative season is ending and the election looms near. It is time for Republican Women to shift their focus to voter education.
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CFRW Ballot Measure Recommendations

The General Election is only 7 weeks away, and while that may seem like a long time (and to low-information voters, it is), the CFRW and our members must work to educate voters across our state. With 11 measures on the ballot, voter education is key. Below is a list of our ballot measure recommendations, but for many voters, that is not enough. ◼ CLICK HERE for ballot measures’ summaries, CFRW recommendations, and our rationale. Last week we went in-depth with Prop 1.... Each week leading up to the election we will highlight a proposition or two with in-depth analysis and reasoning for our recommendations. It is not enough to educate ourselves anymore, we must help Californians wake up to the corruption of Sacramento and their manipulation at the ballot box!

General Election Ballot Measures

Prop 1: Authorizes Bonds to Fund Specified Housing Assistance Programs- NO

Prop 2: Authorizes Bonds to Fund Existing Housing Program for Individuals with Mental Illness- NO

Prop 3: Authorizes Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply and Quality, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Water Conveyance, and Groundwater Sustainability and Storage- NO

Prop 4: Authorizes Bonds Funding Construction at Hospitals Providing Children's Healthcare- NO

Prop 5: Changes Requirements for Certain Property Owners to Transfer Their Property Tax Base to Replacement Property- YES

Prop 6: Eliminates Certain Road Repair and Transportation Funding, Requires Certain Fuel Taxes and Vehicle Fees be Approved by The Electorate- YES

Prop 7: Conforms California Daylight Saving Time to Federal Law, Allows the Legislature to Change Daylight Saving Time Period- NO

Prop 8: Regulates Amount Kidney Dialysis Clinics Charge for Dialysis Treatment- NO

(From here we skip from Prop 8 to Prop 10. Prop 9 was removed from the ballot by the California Supreme Court)

Prop 10: Expands Local Governments' Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property- NO

Prop 11: Require Private-Sector Emergency Ambulance Employees to Remain On-Call During Work Breaks, Eliminates Certain Employer Liability- YES

Prop 12: Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Specified Farm Animals, Bans Sale of Non-Complying Product- NO

Prop Spotlight: Proposition 2

The official ballot summary of Proposition 2 is as follows: Ratifies existing law establishing the No Place Like Home Program, which finances permanent housing for individuals with mental illness who are homeless or at risk for chronic homelessness, as being consistent with the Mental Health Services Act approved by the electorate. Ratifies issuance of up to $2 billion in previously authorized bonds to finance the No Place Like Home Program. Amends the Mental Health Services Act to authorize transfers of up to $140 million annually from the existing Mental Health Services Fund to the No Place Like Home Program, with no increase in taxes.

Prop 2 takes some background explanation. The legislature passed a bill in 2016, the No Place Like Home Act, to spend revenue from Proposition 63 (2004) on revenue bonds for homelessness prevention housing. The legislation, however, could not go into effect for two reasons: 1). Because of pending litigation over whether revenue from the millionaire's tax could be spent on homelessness prevention housing and 2). Because Prop 2 would reallocate revenue from a previously passed ballot initiative. Unlike general obligation bonds, revenue bonds do not require a public vote in California, but because this is a change to a passed ballot initiative, it must go before the voters. In 2004, voters approved Proposition 63- a one percent income tax on those making over a million dollars a year to fund mental health programs. Over a decade later, much of that money remains unspent for a wide variety of reasons. Therefore, two years ago the Legislature approved the No Place Like Home program to spend the unused revenue. This program authorizes the $2 billion general obligation bond to pay for housing for those with mental illness who are homeless or who are at risk of becoming homeless. The bond would be paid off with up to $140 million of existing Proposition 63 monies annually, for 30-35 years. Both chambers of the state legislature approved AB 1827 (now, Prop 2) on June 25, 2018. The vote in the state Senate was 35-0, with four members not voting, while the state Assembly vote was 72-1. If passed, the bond would allow for the distribution of $2 billion among counties as deferred payment loans to finance capitol costs of approximately 10,000 permanent supportive housing for persons eligible for services under Prop 63 and are homeless, chronically homeless, or at risk of chronic homelessness due to mental health. The California Republican Party has no position on Prop 2 because this was placed on the ballot after the Party’s convention last May, where positions on ballot measures were made by the CRP Initiatives Committee. The California Federation of Republican Women have recommended voting NO on Prop 2. Our Voting Body believes that the original Prop 63 Mental Health funding should be used for mental health programs, not for housing. We acknowledge that our cities have a homelessness crisis, but we believe that throwing money at the problem in the form of housing is not the answer. Catching the signs of mental illness earlier, giving schools and families the tools to help their loved ones with a mental illness, and more education on mental illnesses should be addressed, but Prop 2 does nothing for that. Join us in voting NO on Prop 2.
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CFRW Fall Conference

It's September and our CFRW Fall Conference is next weekend! Join us from September 28-30 in Bakersfield for our Fall Harvest! We will be hearing from John Sullivan, producer of films such as Gosnell, America, and 2016 in conjunction with Dinesh D'Souza. Our banquet speaker is Ben Bergquam from Frontline America and he is on the frontlines battling SB 54 and the Sanctuary State in California. We will be preparing for the election and getting out the vote with a Yes on Prop 6 rally and so much information on the ballot. CLICK HERE for the full conference packet and registration (deadline extended to TODAY!)

Disclaimer: The Capitol Update is an activity of the CFRW Advocate's Office. The update is for information only. CFRW official positions on legislation are stated immediately preceding the stated legislation or immediately following the stated legislation in this report.

California Federation of Republican Women Advocacy Office
770 L Street, Suite 950, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone 916-442-4084

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Who We Are...


Did you know?
A Republican Wrote The 19th Amendment
Giving Women The Right To Vote

In 1878, U.S. Senator Aaron Sargent (R-CA) introduced in Congress the proposed 19th Amendment according women the right to vote. Over the next four decades, it was primarily the Democrats who would oppose the measure.

Not until 1919, after the Republican Party won majorities in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, did Congress approve what became the 19th Amendment.

We’re very proud of our history.

The story of Republican women's clubs begins many years before women even had the right to vote.

Hundreds of independent Republican women’s clubs grew up around the nation in the late 1800s. In 1938, the Republican National Committee helped to organize these clubs into a national organization. Eleven states became the charter states of NFRW - California, Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Learn more.

Our local club was one of those first clubs. We've been here since 1938.

Today, the NFRW consists of thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation and in several U.S. territories.

We are proud to be part of the California Federation of Republican Women (CFRW), and the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), the largest women’s political volunteer organization in the nation.

When you join Humboldt Republican Women, Federated, you're joining forces with women throughout the state and across the nation, women who share your ideals and your goals for our country.

We take an active role in local, state and federal politics.

We work in cooperation with the Republican State and County Central Committees and the National and California Federation of Republican Women to support Republican candidates and promote Republican positions, like smaller government, fiscal responsibility, balanced budgets, and stopping out of control spending and ballooning debt.

We are involved, we stay informed and we work to promote a wider knowledge of the principles and policies of the Republican Party. We join together to make sure our voices are heard when it comes to legislation that affects our lives, our communities and our nation.

We take an active role when it comes to issues and legislation, and we work to educate and inform our members and our communities. We help elect Republican candidates and support Republican ideals. We believe that when we work together, Women In Numbers WIN.

As a member of Humboldt Republican Women Federated you’re also a part of the California Federation of Republican Women (CFRW), and the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), the largest women’s political volunteer organization in the nation.

The National Federation of Republican Women is a national grassroots political organization with about 1,800 local clubs in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands. With 100,000 members, the NFRW is one of the largest women's political organizations in the country. You become a member by joining your local club or through a National Associate membership. Members of a local club also are granted membership in their state Federation.

With your membership, you’ll receive our club's monthly newsletter, The Redwood Alert; as well as the NFRW's Republican Woman magazine; CRWF's Canvassing the Capital, (a legislative newsletter); as well as Action Alerts (CFRW's statewide hotline network); Leadership Training and voter education.

Join us - grab a membership application on our MEMBERSHIP page, and come have lunch with us. We meet on the third Thursday of the month, and we always have interesting and informative speakers.

Follow us on TWITTER @hrwf
(http://twitter.com/hrwf)
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Humboldt Republican Women

Check in with us: In the spring: You can test the waters at our Annual Membership SPRING TEA, a scrumptious fun-filled event specially to welcome new and prospective members.

You’ll see us at the Rhododendron Parade, and we team up with the Humboldt Republican Central Committee at many Humboldt County events, manning booths at the Redwood Acres Fair, Old Town 4th of July Fair, and the Humboldt County Fair in Ferndale. Stop by and say “Hi!”

We also join the Humboldt Republican Central Committee for the Republican-Of-The-Year Dinner and the Annual GOP Picnic... watch for details on our website and on Facebook.

Throughout the year, we attend CFRW-Northern Division and CFRW conferences and training seminars.

We’re active in the community: We support our troops with Socks For Soldiers, the Overseas Coupon Project, and more.

We donate books to local schools and libraries in keeping with the Mamie Eisenhower Library Project, NFRW’s oldest literacy program.

And Member families are eligible for our own NEW $500 Scholarship, in addition to those offered by CFRW and NFRW. Your membership dues and donations make it all possible.

We work to:

◼ promote an informed public through political education and activity.
◼ increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government.
◼ influence legislation and maintain a presence In state government in accordance with the objectives of the California Federation of Republican Women.
◼ promote a wider knowledge of the principles and policies of the Republican Party.
◼ encourage active citizenship.
◼ cooperate with the Republican State and County Central Committees for the election of Republican nominees.
◼ facilitate cooperation among Republican Women's Clubs.

A History of Leadership - Women and the GOP - from NFRW
A History of Accomplishments - from the GOP
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The National Federation of Republican Women includes nine regions, each administered by a member of the NFRW Executive Committee. Region 1 includes Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington.

◼ Club Name: Humboldt RWF ◼ Club #: 14201738 ◼ County/Region: Northwest NFRW: REGION 1 ◼ Division: Northern ◼ Club County: Humboldt ◼ Club State: CA

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We've been around for a while - Our club was founded in 1938
HRWF PAST PRESIDENTS 1938 - 2012
1938 - 1940 Mary Pettengill
1940 - 1942 Mildred McGowan
1942 - 1944 Mary Jasper
1944 - 1946 Maise Harper
1946 - 1948 Dee Rohner
1948 - 1950 Ellen Burns
1950 - 1952 Jessie Ells
1952 - 1953 Ruth Schwartzkapp
1953 - 1956 Fern Enke
1956 - 1958 Phyllis Poska
1958 - 1960 Geneva Nealis
1960 - 1962 Helen McCarthy
1962 - 1964 Gweneth Lendermayer
1964 - 1968 Grace Bennett
1968 - 1970 Leanne Glende
1970 - 1972 Fern Enke
1972 - 1974 Molly Helm
1974 - 1976 Leanora Graham
1976 - 1979 Diana Reardon
1979 - 1980 Barbara Stark
1980 - 1983 Gretha McMurray
1983 - 1985 Donna Hunter
1985 - 1987 Pat Daly
1987 - 1989 Sigrid Teach
1989 - 1991 JoAnn Stanhope
1991 - 1993 Eileen Amos
1993 - 1995 Jackie Mottaz
1995 - 1996 Julie (Rodgers) Clausen
1996 - 1998 Margaret Campbell
1998 - 2000 Joy Finley
2000 - 2002 Anne (Rocha)Ellison
2002 - 2004 Vee Sorenson
2004 - 2005 Nancy Flemming
2005 - 2006 Sheryl Fearrien
2006 - 2007 Lesley Craig
2007 - 2009 Joy Finley
2009 - 2010 Colleen Hedrick
2010 - 2012 Debbie Walker
2013 - 2016 Annette De Modena
2016 - (current) Judy Herman
We earned the Diamond Award (the highest award a club such as ours can earn.) In 2009, we added a half dozen more awards in (CRWF) Northern Division competitions. Among the awards at the conference were first place for community outreach and first place for membership increase.
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Central Committee Events
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Many of our members are also active with the Humboldt County Republican Central Committee, and are often honored at the Annual Republican of the Year Dinner.
Here's the list over the years:
Republicans of The Year:

Fern Enke ★ 1993
Jerry Partain ★ 1994
Jo Ann Stanhope ★ 1995
Joe Russ IV ★ 1996
Harvey Harper ★ 1997
Eileen Amos ★ 1998
Lois & Robin Arkley ★ 1999
Mid & Les Westfall ★ 2000
Anna Sparks ★ 2001
Don Clausen ★ 2002
Nancy Flemming ★ 2003
Mary & Jeremiah Scott ★ 2004
Patricia Barnum, Robert Barnum ★ 2005
Sally & Phillip Arnot ★ 2006
Red Emmerson ★ 2007
Verona “Vee” Sorenson ★ 2008
Joy Finley ★ 2009
Muriel Dinsmore ★ 2010
Dennis Hunter ★ 2011
Rob & Cherie Arkley ★ 2012
Joe Bonino ★ 2013
Peter Hannaford ★ 2014
Frank Jager ★ 2015
Mike Downey ★ 2016

Hall of Fame:

Mel McLean ★ 1999
Louis Weichselfelder ★ 1999
Hank Trobitz ★ 2004
Maxine Hunter-Meeks ★ 2004
Dr. Jacqueline Kasun ★ 2007
Roger Rodoni ★ 2009
John A. Campbell ★ 2009
Rogan Coombs ★ 2009

Volunteers of the Year:

Eileen Amos ★ 1997
Kay Peake ★ 1999
Haline Sundet ★ 2002
Dale Brown, Betty Brown ★ 2002
Joy Finley ★ 2002
Sonja Hauxwell ★ 2002
Vee Sorenson ★ 2002
Tim Westlund ★ 2002
Jerry Jurak ★ 2004
Gayle Fulton, John Allardice ★ 2005
Mike Harvey ★ 2006
Lesley Craig ★ 2007
Colleen Hedrick ★ 2010
Karen Brooks ★ 2011
Rose Welsh ★ 2012
Art Chase ★ 2013
Carole Del Biaggio ★ 2013
Michael Hutson ★ 2013
Fern Miller ★ 2013
Patricia Newell ★ 2013
Dean Nielsen ★ 2013
Annette De Modena ★ 2014
John Hudson ★ 2015
Bud Simpson ★ 2016
HRWF President Colleen Hedrick (right) Introduces Meg Whitman (left)
Webmaster's note: This site is inspired by, and dedicated to, Colleen Hedrick, whose tireless work, perennial good cheer, and fighting spirit are a model for us all.

Justice Gorsuch turns 51 today.

The Left's long war on conservative free speech





Great Again: Trump BOOM as soaring US economy records best growth in FOUR YEARS

It was riveting for its portrayal of the government´s abuse of every hi-tech tool at the ready to surveil and destroy a man´s life.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Monday, August 27, 2018

STOCKS SMASH RECORDS ON NEW NAFTA

















Sunday, August 26, 2018

Sunday Funnies

Saturday, August 25, 2018

John McCain has died R.I.P.























Today, President @realdonaldtrump and @FLOTUS Melania toured the neonatal intensive care unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio

U.S. Cuts More Than $200 Million in Aid to Palestinians

Americans elected Donald Trump, not Bob Mueller. Mueller’s only purpose right now is to void your vote. This witch-hunt is a colossal disgrace and a national embarrassment.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Washington, DC paying tribute to John McCain and wishing him peaceful final hours.

What the Democrats fail to realize is that they may have passion -- actually, hatred -- to fuel their efforts, but that hatred does nothing for the economic growth, prosperity, and security of the American people.

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"Trump Haters and Their Double Standards"











Loyal Democratic donors: We’re done with the @DNC ‘until they get their act together'

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Mollie Tibbetts Killer Used Stolen and Fake Identification To Remain Illegally in the U.S.















Wednesday, July 25, 2018

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR A SPECIAL ADVANCE SHOWING OF DINESH D'SOUZA'S 'DEATH OF A NATION' IN EUREKA
July 31, 7:00pm at Broadway Theater in Eureka


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Tickets: $13.00 Includes a free DVD of a D'Souza movie.
Pick up tickets at Humboldt Republican Office, 311 Fifth St., Eureka

Get tickets from:
John Schutt (702) 561-5268 schutt72@gmail.com
Annette De Modena (707) 499-6310 aslansplace@att.net
Judy Herman (707) 407-5341 judytetra@sbcglobal.net
Minnie Wolf (707) 445-3501 mj.wolf872@yahoo.com

Not since 1860 have the Democrats so fanatically refused to accept the result of a free election. That year, their target was Lincoln. They smeared him. They went to war to defeat him. In the end, they assassinated him.

Now the target of the Democrats is President Trump and his supporters. The Left calls them racists, white supremacists and fascists. These charges are used to justify driving Trump from office and discrediting the right "by any means necessary."

But which is the party of the slave plantation? Which is the party that invented white supremacy? Which is the party that praised fascist dictators and shaped their genocidal policies and was in turn praised by them?

Moreover, which is the party of racism today? Is fascism now institutionally embodied on the right or on the left?

Through stunning historical recreations and a searching examination of fascism and white supremacy, Death of a Nation cuts through progressive big lies to expose hidden history and explosive truths.

Lincoln united his party and saved America from the Democrats for the first time. Can Trump—and we—come together and save America for the second time?

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Are you ready? Get your tickets for a special advance showing IN EUREKA July 31



‘DEATH OF A NATION - Can We Save America a Second Time?’

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Tickets: $13.00 Includes a free DVD of a D'Souza movie.
Pick up tickets at Humboldt Republican Office, 311 Fifth St., Eureka

Get tickets from:
John Schutt (702) 561-5268 schutt72@gmail.com
Annette De Modena (707) 499-6310 aslansplace@att.net
Judy Herman (707) 407-5341 judytetra@sbcglobal.net
Minnie Wolf (707) 445-3501 mj.wolf872@yahoo.com

Not since 1860 have the Democrats so fanatically refused to accept the result of a free election. That year, their target was Lincoln. They smeared him. They went to war to defeat him. In the end, they assassinated him.

Now the target of the Democrats is President Trump and his supporters. The Left calls them racists, white supremacists and fascists. These charges are used to justify driving Trump from office and discrediting the right "by any means necessary."

But which is the party of the slave plantation? Which is the party that invented white supremacy? Which is the party that praised fascist dictators and shaped their genocidal policies and was in turn praised by them?

Moreover, which is the party of racism today? Is fascism now institutionally embodied on the right or on the left?

Through stunning historical recreations and a searching examination of fascism and white supremacy, Death of a Nation cuts through progressive big lies to expose hidden history and explosive truths.

Lincoln united his party and saved America from the Democrats for the first time. Can Trump—and we—come together and save America for the second time?

#Prop10 would make California’s housing shortage worse. #NoOn10



CALIFORNIANS ASKED TO TURN OFF LIGHTS









The WSJ got two airline CEOs to sit in their economy seats. United Airlines refused to participate.

PEACE IN KOREA: Satellite Images Show KIM ‘DISMANTLING’ Nuclear Launch Site

Jihad Denial in Toronto: Hussain was a Known Wolf

Sacramento considers banning unruly protesters from City Council meetings



...Hansen said the council must do something to respond to threatening behavior at council meetings.

“Citizens are afraid to come to City Hall and if they do come and voice any differing opinion (to those of protesters) they could be threatened or harassed,” Hansen said. “We want to ensure that the public feels safe coming to City Hall.” ...

Donald Trump’s speech at the VFW National Convention today

Stop The Gas Tax









Spend, spend, spend ...



Monday, July 23, 2018

Sacramento Democrats are trying to jam through hundreds of millions in tax hikes, but thanks to Prop. 13 they can't raise taxes without a supermajority vote.



President Trump’s Council For The American Worker Puts America First



Pompeo: Iran's leaders resemble "the mafia more than a government"

Saturday, July 21, 2018

California gains just 800 jobs in June...

Republicans pick Charlotte for 2020 convention...

The Ninth Circuit Protects Gun Rights and Stops Confiscation



Every now and then the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals — arguably the nation’s most progressive federal circuit — can offer up a legal surprise. Yesterday, it gave us a legal shock, when a divided panel of its judges affirmed last year’s federal district-court injunction temporarily blocking enforcement of California’s confiscatory ban on so-called large-capacity magazines.

Under California law, any person who possesses a legally purchased magazine capable of holding more than ten rounds of ammunition must either remove the magazine from the state, sell it to a licensed firearm dealer, or hand it over to law enforcement. Those citizens who retained their magazines after the law went into effect risked a fine or up to one year’s imprisonment in county jail.

The district court’s 66-page opinion was a legal tour-de-force that not only dismantled California’s justifications for the ban, but also reiterated and reinforced the constitutional and historical basis for the right to keep and bear arms....



Ultimately the Democrat's effort was shot down



Friday, July 20, 2018

If you look at Trump's actions in that context, what he says and what he does aren't so strange. His strategy should be clear by now to all those except those (unfortunately many) who deliberately don't want to understand it.



What? Did you just read that headline correctly?

Yes, you did....

Barack Obama -- although the New York Times would burn down its own building rather than admit it -- did an abysmal job with Putin and was indeed the one who was truly "owned" by the Russian. And it wasn't just the silly reset button and the embarrassing video of Barack whispering into Medvedev's ear to tell Vlad he -- Barack -- would be more flexible on missiles after the election. (What a toady!) Even worse, in his Chamberlainesque ardor to make a deal with Iran's mullahs, Obama let Putin play him in Syria, agreeing not to honor his redline against Assad's use of chemical weapons in order not to endanger the deal. Trump never did anything nearly that pathetic. Actually, he stands up strong.

But the David Gergens of the world yammer on that Trump is doing everything wrong. He's certainly doing some things wrong -- we all do -- but being gracious to Putin personally while actively opposing what the Russian does in his actions, may be exactly the way to get results. But Trump's opponents don't care about results. Overwhelmed with hate, they would prefer to see the president wounded and impeached than succeed with Putin and bring about a world safer from nuclear armageddon. If Trump achieves this, however, it will be his finest hour. It would be for any president.

Wow - Politico describes our Yes on Prop 6 - Gas Tax Repeal Campaign as "unexpectedly robust" - damn right!



California Governor Jerry Brown, heading into his last months in office, is staring down a capstone political challenge — an unexpectedly robust GOP effort to dismantle one of his legacy achievements.

The gas tax, designed to pay for the state’s infrastructure repairs for the next decade, is under threat of repeal from a November ballot measure that has energized the state’s moribund Republican Party. Already, the fight has all the ingredients of a monumental political clash: implications for the control of Congress, a test of Democrats’ ability to defend the fruits of their political dominance and the four-term governor’s lasting imprint on California are all at stake....

The gas tax is a product of Democrats’ total control in Sacramento, where legislative leaders used hard-won legislative supermajorities — which allowed them to pass tax increases without Republican support...

The optics of Mueller offering immunity to the brother of Hillary Clinton's campaign manager (and a major Democrat lobbyist) so he can testify against Trump's former campaign chairman are beyond awful.

Aldrin and flag of the United States on moon—Apollo 11, 49 years ago:


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Not since 1860 have the Democrats so fanatically refused to accept the result of a free election. That year, their target was Lincoln. They smeared him. They went to war to defeat him. In the end, they assassinated him.

Now the target of the Democrats is President Trump and his supporters. The Left calls them racists, white supremacists and fascists. These charges are used to justify driving Trump from office and discrediting the right "by any means necessary."

But which is the party of the slave plantation? Which is the party that invented white supremacy? Which is the party that praised fascist dictators and shaped their genocidal policies and was in turn praised by them?

Moreover, which is the party of racism today? Is fascism now institutionally embodied on the right or on the left?

Through stunning historical recreations and a searching examination of fascism and white supremacy, Death of a Nation cuts through progressive big lies to expose hidden history and explosive truths.

Lincoln united his party and saved America from the Democrats for the first time. Can Trump—and we—come together and save America for the second time?