Friday, October 2, 2015

Capitol Update Friday, October 02, 2015

President's Message

We are very enthused about the plans for our CFRW 39th Biennial Convention. Don’t forget to get your Registration form in by October 7. You don’t want to pay the $25 late fee! Remember even if you are just attending one event or the entire convention, members must pay the registration fee of $45.

We have some important updates for speakers and workshops. On Saturday morning we will be hearing from Assemblywoman Young Kim, Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel and Orange County Republican Party Chairman Fred Whitaker. We are thrilled to present a Panel of High School, College and Young Republicans. These Republicans are our future and we will hear their important issues and thoughts and ideas about being a Republican. The moderator for this panel will be Orange County Youth Chairman , Paula Prizio.

On Saturday afternoon we will officially open our CFRW 30th Biennial Convention. Our special Convention Welcome speaker will be Lois Lundberg, OCRP Chair Emeritus. We are honored to have Star Parker as our Luncheon Keynote Speaker. You will also have the opportunity to meet Sophia Hernandez our CFRW applicant and one of the two 2015 NFRW Kabis Internship winners. Sophia will share some of her experiences as an NFRW Intern. We are very happy to present our second check for an All -Terrain Track Chair to the Independence Fund. We will hear from one of the volunteers and possibly see an actual chair. Most of the afternoon will be taken up with the nominations of our 2016-2017 CFRW Officers.

The Saturday night Banquet and Military Wives Salute will be very inspiring. Special guests include Young Kim, Kathy Brugger and of course our Military wives. We are thrilled that Congresswoman Mimi Walters will be our Keynote speaker that evening. We will also hear some patriotic music! You do not want to miss this event. If you would like to be a hostess for the Wives please contact Diane McGlinchey.

Sunday morning we will present the many awards categories. The honorable Tony Strickland will talk about a new organization Strong America which advocates for a strong Military. We will hear from Duf Sundheim , a candidate for US Senate and vote on proposed Bylaw amendments. Our own Kathy Brugger, NFRW President, will be our keynote speaker for Sunday and she will install our new CFRW Officers for 2016-2017. With the passing of the Gavel our Convention will end. It has been a very memorable experience to serve as your CFRW President the past two years. I have traveled to so many different regions of our great state and I have had the privilege to meet so many outstanding Republican women from across the California. The many friendships I have made will last a lifetime and is the best present anyone could receive. Remember we are not just a political organization, we are also a sisterhood and we are here to help each other. We do what we do for the good of our Federation, California and our country. We do not want to divide our organization but instead we must work to bring us all together for a stronger Federation and to ensure Victory in 2016; especially winning back the White House!

God Bless America!
Thank you for all you do!
Working Together To Make A Difference

Still Time to Call Brown!

Governor Brown has until October 11th to sign or veto bills that have been enrolled. To give you an idea of what the "bill factory" can produce, here are breakdowns by the numbers:

Bills introduced this session by the Assembly: 1,763. Bills introduced this session by the Senate: 1,009. Total bills introduced this session: 2,772!!

Bills chaptered this session: 731. That is 731 NEW LAWS. Bills enrolled at waiting for the Governor's action: 461. So between today and next Sunday, Governor Brown needs to act on 461 bills!

There are a couple terms that are used during this time that you might not be familiar with. Here is a short glossary to help you out!

Enrollment - the process by which a bill is prepared to be placed on the Governor's Desk. It must be proofread and certified by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly and the Secretary of the Senate with the dates it passed each House.
Enrolled - the bill has reached the Governor's Desk for signature. The time and date at which a bill becomes Enrolled is recorded in order to begin the 12 day count-down for the Governor to sign it. After twelve days the bill becomes law without a signature.
Chapter - When a bill has been signed into Law by the Governor it is said to have Chaptered and is assigned a Chapter Number, for example "Chapter 123, statutes of 2014."
Veto - The Governor can refuse to sign and enact a bill by sending it back to its house of origin. A Veto can be overridden with a 2/3 vote in both the Assembly and Senate.
There is still time to call Governor Brown and tell him to VETO these two terrible bills:

SB 350 (DeLeon, D): The bill still includes an increase in solar and wind energy usage from 33% to 50%, as well as mandating all building in California be deemed "energy efficient" and "green compliant". Wouldn't it be awesome if Governor Brown heard from so many Californians that he felt forced to veto this bill! Call him NOW!

ABx2 15 (Eggman, D): The "Right to Die" bill passed narrowly through the Senate and is on its way to Governor Brown. This awful bill would give terminally ill patients the "right" to kill themselves with doctor prescribed pills. This dangerous bill would put those weak and vulnerable at risk, especially the aging and disabled. And in a society with increasingly state-run healthcare, this could be a very slippery slope that we do not want to travel down! Please call the Governor and ask him to VETO ABx2 15!

Here is how you can contact Governor Brown:

Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 558-3160

Twitter: @JerryBrownGov