Prop 32: Yes!
This proposition is perhaps the most important on the November ballot. If this passes, it will change the political game here in California. But first, some background information on Prop 32. Last October in a sneaky legislative move, Governor Brown signed SB 202 (Hancock, D). SB 202 mandates propositions will only appear on the general election ballot, no longer on both the primary and general ballots. This changed a 50-year tradition in the state that began in 1960. We speculate that Brown and the Democrats who sponsored SB 202 were prompted to act because of the Paycheck Protection Initiative, which is now this proposition. The Democrats feared that it would earn a spot on the June 5, 2012 primary ballot. They know that more Republicans vote in primary elections than Democrats. The Democrat union machine can get out the vote in general elections. But even with their trickery, this bill still has an excellent chance of passing. Prop 32 will ban both corporate and union contributions to state and local candidates, ban contributions by government contractors to the politicians who control contracts awarded to them and ban automatic deductions by corporations, unions and government employees’ wages to be used for politics. Union members will still be able to give to political candidates and campaigns, but they will have to do so voluntarily, yearly, in writing. Simply put, unions will no longer be able to use their members’ money for political purposes unless the individual member allows it. As we saw in Wisconsin, once union members had this choice, many of them opted out of contributing. Large unions in California, such as the California Teacher’s Association (CTA), will not have the political power they do now if Prop 32 passes.
Please spread the word! We must work to pass Prop 32! We can defeat the powerful unions here in California! ◼ Click HERE to read an article by CRP Chair Tom Del Beccaro featured in National Review Online.
CFRW Ballot Recommendations
Prop 30- Governor Brown’s Tax Increase: NO
Prop 31- State Budget Initiative Constitutional Amendment: No position
Prop 32- Stop Special Interests! Paycheck Protection: YES
Prop 33- Auto Insurance Coverage Prices: YES
Prop 34- Elimination of Death Penalty: NO
Prop 35- Human Trafficking Penalties: YES
Prop 36- Three Strikes Law Revise: NO
Prop 37- Genetically Engineered Food Labeling: NO
Prop 38- Molly Munger Tax Increase: NO
Prop 39- Multistate Business Tax: NO
Prop 40- Redistricting State Senate Districts: YES
As mentioned in previous Capitol Updates, each week leading up to the election we will highlight one proposition in depth. If you have any questions concerning the ballot measures or the CFRW positions, please email the CFRW Advocate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Romney Team needs California for Romney to assist in a very simple Project: Phone from Home. This project will assist in guaranteeing Romney victory in November. Help us make calls using our online phone from home system. It’s easy to do and all you need is a phone, a computer/iPad and an Internet connection. Identifying supporters and turning them out to vote in Battleground States is critical to our success in November. With the phone from home program you can call any time that is convenient for you.
To get started on the phone from home program supporters just need to create a “My Mitt” account on our website: ◼ CLICK HERE.
Once you create your account and login you’ll see the option to phone from home and brief instructions on how the system works. There is also a short video that you can watch to see how everything works. Again it’s a very simple system to use.
There is no cost to the Volunteer Caller.
The following are specific instructions, answering any questions you might have. Begin calling today! Don’t delay, as Election Day, November 6th is fast approaching.
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President Carol Hadley's mother is very ill. Carol is spending all of her time with her mother, as she should, and she has asked me to write an article for the Capitol Connection.
Save the date, October 19-21, 2012,
Holiday Inn Downtown Fresno. All should have received the Call to Conference by now and we are in the process of confirming our speakers and we will let you know. Remember also that on Friday evening at 5:30 pm, we have the Dinner Show, “Singing in the Rain”. Olivia McCaffrey has sent out a notice and she has to have the money in, prior to the event. Don’t forget. This should be fun. Let’s get ready to party.
October is breast cancer awareness month
and the NFRW is asking all state Presidents and Board Members to please speak with club members about each club highlighting breast cancer awareness during the month of October. Please contact NFRW Women’s Health Issues Committee Chairman, Joyce Waggoner with details of what you will be doing to promote breast cancer awareness or research in your area. If you do a special project please take photos and send them to Joyce, with a write-up to email@example.com.
This could also include anything you did last year.
A reminder, September is also Barbara Bush Literacy month.
Send in your documentation of club literacy work by October 31, 2012. Refer to website for more information.
September 22, is the day we have selected to promote membership in the Federation. Send in what your clubs are going to do.
I am sure many headquarter offices have been opened throughout the state. Please make it a priority to volunteer some time to work there. This election is a must WIN for the Republican Party. Remember we all, can and do make a difference.
As always, thank you for your continued support of our Republican principles and for all the time that you have volunteered to get our message heard.
__________________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.
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