UPCOMING GOP EVENTS

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Assemblyman Vince Fong on Lack of Transparency in the Budget Process

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<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/221511358″>06-13-17 Assemblyman Fong / weekly message / CA state budget</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/caassemblygop”>CA Assembly GOP</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>

SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER PAT BATES, ASSEMBLY REPUBLICAN LEADER CHAD MAYES, CRP CHAIRMAN SENATOR JIM BRULTE (RET.) JOINT STATEMENT ON SB 96 AND AB 112

“California’s reformers gave us the initiative, referendum, and recall to ensure the voters would always have the final word in Golden State politics. The Democrat’s ploy to slip in legislation that would effectively strip the people of their recall power undermines our direct democracy. That they would do it in the midst of an ongoing recall of one of their members is an abuse of power and a blatant display of corruption.

SB 96 and AB 112 would enable the Department of Finance to delay a recall election indefinitely. And even if a recall were to move forward, the new delays and costs would undermine the right of the people to a speedy election.

Legislators are elected by the voters to represent the interests of their respective districts. When legislators ignore the will of the people, it is the right of the voters to recall and replace them.

Democrats are using unethical tactics to consolidate power for the political elite while undercutting the will of the voters. We cannot stand by and refuse to raise our voice against corruption that limits the power of the people. We hope you will raise your voice with us.”

CRP Wants You to Be a Social Media Ambassador

The California Republican Party (CRP) knows we have an important message to share with voters. As Democrats focus on opposing the President and raising taxes, Republicans are offering a better way to govern, and you can be the messenger.

According to a 2016 study by the Pew Research Center, four in ten Americans get their news online, with personal contacts a common source of news that plays an important role. It was also found that adults commonly share news by word of mouth, making it important that they have good resources. Eight in ten Americans use Facebook, and half of the public turned to social media sites to learn about the 2016 Presidential Election.

Recognizing the widespread use of social media is just too big to ignore, the CRP has implemented a Social Media Ambassador program. After signing up, you will receive drafted tweets and Facebook posts one to two times per week that you can simply copy and paste into your social media platforms to help spread their message.

To participate, email communications@cagop.org. Share this program announcement with your Republican friends and organizations. If you have questions, contact Kaitlyn McGregor.

Best regards,
Luis Buhler, Publisher BayAreaGOP.com

Santa Clara’s Bob Nuñez: Leading and Helping on Many Fronts

As he moves through a busy day of meetings, Bob Nuñez is the model of a multifaceted leader, serving in government, community, and party.  He serves as a city council member, on the boards of several non-profits, and as the chair of the Santa Clara County Republican Party.

Bob Nuñez was elected to the Milpitas City Council in November, coming in first out of six candidates. During the campaign, his priority issues were to increase public safety, promote economic development and managed growth, and strengthen the partnership between the school district and the city.

Nuñez was well informed on the latter issue because he had won election to the Milpitas Unified school board in 2014 and served until winning the council seat. He comments that while in education it may take years to see results, “in the City Council you can see a change almost immediately.” As an example, putting in a stop sign caused a dramatic reduction of accidents in one location.

In the community Bob Nuñez is very active. He has served on the Social Services Advisory Committee of Santa Clara County, on the Executive Board of La Raza Roundtable, as Vice-President of NAACP Silicon Valley, on the Santa Clara County Juvenile Justice Commission, and as an Education Advocate for foster kids with the Santa Clara County Juvenile Courts.

He’s very proud of his work with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He says that the relationship between the NAACP and the county Republican Party has improved over the years to where they see each other as partners. In fact, the county NAACP supported the legislative transparency initiative in the last election.

Bob also leads the work of the Nuñez Community Foundation, which provides assistance to foster children and scholarships for kids from alternative/continuation schools. The foundation supports programs in Santa Clara County and Southern California.

Bob Nuñez was elected Chair of the Santa Clara County Republican Party in 2015, after previously serving as Vice-Chair. He has continued to focus most Party effort on electing Republicans to local office.

There has been notable success in San Jose, where three Republicans are now serving on the city council. Nuñez is also proud to have reached outside the county to help Assembly Member Catharine Baker win her races.

He was also recently elected as Second Vice Chair of the California Republican County Chairmen’s Association.

Nuñez’s father and his mother’s parents were born in Mexico and he’s proudly Hispanic. He is also proudly Republican, “I was born in Orange County, and in Orange County everybody’s Republican.”

He earned an AA degree in Data Processing from Fullerton Community College and his BA in Business Administration from CSU Fullerton. He later earned his MA in Public Administration at Cal State Long Beach and did doctoral study with United States International University in San Diego.

Bob Nuñez taught and served as Director of Personnel in Southern California. He worked twenty years in various positions at the Riverside County Office of Education. In 2004 he came to the East Side Union High School District in San Jose, the largest high school district in Northern California. He served as the District Superintendent from 2005-2009.

Bob lives with his wife Jil in Milpitas. Between the two of them they have six grown kids.

Bob says, “There’s probably not a week that goes by that I’m not asked about my political affiliation. I have always been a Republican and always plan to be. It’s harder here than in many areas to be Republican. But for me the Party has always been a party that reaches out to help people. I think that’s what our party is all about.”

GOP IN THE NEWS


On state budget, Obernolte calls for online transparency

By Shea Johnson
Daily Press
June 16, 2017

Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, vice chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, was one of three state lawmakers Friday who announced legislation to put the sum of the California budget online in a push aimed at transparency.

The Budget Transparency Act of 2017 will “require the entire state budget to be put online for the public to see line-item by line-item how tax dollars are spent.”

The proposal, Assembly Bill 6, will be referred to a policy committee for a hearing in coming weeks.

“California is the technology capital of the world and as such we should be a leader in having a state budget that is fully transparent, searchable and interactive,” Obernolte, R-Hesperia, said in a statement. “It’s critical that our constituents have access to our spending decisions in order to keep the Legislature accountable.”

Read More


Californians give big thumbs down to new gas tax, poll finds

By Katy Murphy
The Mercury News
June 9, 2017

Californians may hate swerving to avoid potholes, but a new law that will charge drivers an extra $10 a month to pave over the state’s problem roads is provoking its own kind of road rage.

People up and down the Golden State — and all but the most liberal of Democrats — are against the gas tax that the Legislature narrowly passed in April, according to a new poll by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies.

“When you’re digging into somebody’s wallet, it’s when they sit up, pay attention and start to object,” said Mark DiCamillo, who directs the Berkeley IGS Poll.

Read More


Is Assembly speaker playing game of chicken over 72-hour rule?

By Steven Greenhut
CalWatchdog.com
June 7, 2017

California voters in November overwhelmingly passed Proposition 54, a constitutional amendment to promote transparency by requiring all bills in their “final form” to be published online for 72 hours before legislators vote on them. It’s designed to stop last-minute gut-and-amend bills where the leadership pushes through substantive measures that haven’t been vetted – or even read by most members who vote on them.

It’s no secret that many legislative leaders dislike the proposal. For years, reform-minded lawmakers have proposed similar measures – but they never made it before the voters. Opponents of the rule say they are all for transparency, but that requiring such a long period of time for the public and critics to review all bills makes it difficult to get complicated and important measures put together as the legislative deadline approaches.

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LIST OF UPCOMING GOP EVENTS

View more details for events on the Calendar of Upcoming Events or view the Monthly Calendar of Events.

Assemblyman Fong on Lack of Transparency in the Budget Process

06-13-17 Assemblyman Fong / weekly message / CA state budget from CA Assembly GOP on Vimeo.

Senate Republican Leader Pat Bates, Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes, CRP Chairman Senator Jim Brulte (ret.) JOINT STATEMENT ON SB 96 AND AB 112

“California’s reformers gave us the initiative, referendum, and recall to ensure the voters would always have the final word in Golden State politics. The Democrat’s ploy to slip in legislation that would effectively strip the people of their recall power undermines our direct democracy. That they would do it in the midst of an ongoing recall of one of their members is an abuse of power and a blatant display of corruption.

SB 96 and AB 112 would enable the Department of Finance to delay a recall election indefinitely. And even if a recall were to move forward, the new delays and costs would undermine the right of the people to a speedy election.

Legislators are elected by the voters to represent the interests of their respective districts. When legislators ignore the will of the people, it is the right of the voters to recall and replace them.

Democrats are using unethical tactics to consolidate power for the political elite while undercutting the will of the voters. We cannot stand by and refuse to raise our voice against corruption that limits the power of the people. We hope you will raise your voice with us.”

MESSAGE FROM THE PUBLISHER

CRP Wants You to Be a Social Media Ambassador

The California Republican Party (CRP) knows we have an important message to share with voters. As Democrats focus on opposing the President and raising taxes, Republicans are offering a better way to govern, and you can be the messenger.

According to a 2016 study by the Pew Research Center, four in ten Americans get their news online, with personal contacts a common source of news that plays an important role. It was also found that adults commonly share news by word of mouth, making it important that they have good resources. Eight in ten Americans use Facebook, and half of the public turned to social media sites to learn about the 2016 Presidential Election.

Recognizing the widespread use of social media is just too big to ignore, the CRP has implemented a Social Media Ambassador program. After signing up, you will receive drafted tweets and Facebook posts one to two times per week that you can simply copy and paste into your social media platforms to help spread their message.

To participate, email communications@cagop.org. Share this program announcement with your Republican friends and organizations. If you have questions, contact Kaitlyn McGregor.

Best regards,
Luis Buhler, Publisher BayAreaGOP.com

Santa Clara’s Bob Nuñez: Leading and Helping on Many Fronts

As he moves through a busy day of meetings, Bob Nuñez is the model of a multifaceted leader, serving in government, community, and party.  He serves as a city council member, on the boards of several non-profits, and as the chair of the Santa Clara County Republican Party.

Bob Nuñez was elected to the Milpitas City Council in November, coming in first out of six candidates. During the campaign, his priority issues were to increase public safety, promote economic development and managed growth, and strengthen the partnership between the school district and the city.

Nuñez was well informed on the latter issue because he had won election to the Milpitas Unified school board in 2014 and served until winning the council seat. He comments that while in education it may take years to see results, “in the City Council you can see a change almost immediately.” As an example, putting in a stop sign caused a dramatic reduction of accidents in one location.

In the community Bob Nuñez is very active. He has served on the Social Services Advisory Committee of Santa Clara County, on the Executive Board of La Raza Roundtable, as Vice-President of NAACP Silicon Valley, on the Santa Clara County Juvenile Justice Commission, and as an Education Advocate for foster kids with the Santa Clara County Juvenile Courts.

He’s very proud of his work with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He says that the relationship between the NAACP and the county Republican Party has improved over the years to where they see each other as partners. In fact, the county NAACP supported the legislative transparency initiative in the last election.

Bob also leads the work of the Nuñez Community Foundation, which provides assistance to foster children and scholarships for kids from alternative/continuation schools. The foundation supports programs in Santa Clara County and Southern California.

Bob Nuñez was elected Chair of the Santa Clara County Republican Party in 2015, after previously serving as Vice-Chair. He has continued to focus most Party effort on electing Republicans to local office.

There has been notable success in San Jose, where three Republicans are now serving on the city council. Nuñez is also proud to have reached outside the county to help Assembly Member Catharine Baker win her races.

He was also recently elected as Second Vice Chair of the California Republican County Chairmen’s Association.

Nuñez’s father and his mother’s parents were born in Mexico and he’s proudly Hispanic. He is also proudly Republican, “I was born in Orange County, and in Orange County everybody’s Republican.”

He earned an AA degree in Data Processing from Fullerton Community College and his BA in Business Administration from CSU Fullerton. He later earned his MA in Public Administration at Cal State Long Beach and did doctoral study with United States International University in San Diego.

Bob Nuñez taught and served as Director of Personnel in Southern California. He worked twenty years in various positions at the Riverside County Office of Education. In 2004 he came to the East Side Union High School District in San Jose, the largest high school district in Northern California. He served as the District Superintendent from 2005-2009.

Bob lives with his wife Jil in Milpitas. Between the two of them they have six grown kids.

Bob says, “There’s probably not a week that goes by that I’m not asked about my political affiliation. I have always been a Republican and always plan to be. It’s harder here than in many areas to be Republican. But for me the Party has always been a party that reaches out to help people. I think that’s what our party is all about.”

GOP IN THE NEWS


On state budget, Obernolte calls for online transparency

By Shea Johnson
Daily Press
June 16, 2017

Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, vice chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, was one of three state lawmakers Friday who announced legislation to put the sum of the California budget online in a push aimed at transparency.

The Budget Transparency Act of 2017 will “require the entire state budget to be put online for the public to see line-item by line-item how tax dollars are spent.”

The proposal, Assembly Bill 6, will be referred to a policy committee for a hearing in coming weeks.

“California is the technology capital of the world and as such we should be a leader in having a state budget that is fully transparent, searchable and interactive,” Obernolte, R-Hesperia, said in a statement. “It’s critical that our constituents have access to our spending decisions in order to keep the Legislature accountable.”

Read More


Californians give big thumbs down to new gas tax, poll finds

By Katy Murphy
The Mercury News
June 9, 2017

Californians may hate swerving to avoid potholes, but a new law that will charge drivers an extra $10 a month to pave over the state’s problem roads is provoking its own kind of road rage.

People up and down the Golden State — and all but the most liberal of Democrats — are against the gas tax that the Legislature narrowly passed in April, according to a new poll by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies.

“When you’re digging into somebody’s wallet, it’s when they sit up, pay attention and start to object,” said Mark DiCamillo, who directs the Berkeley IGS Poll.

Read More


Is Assembly speaker playing game of chicken over 72-hour rule?

By Steven Greenhut
CalWatchdog.com
June 7, 2017

California voters in November overwhelmingly passed Proposition 54, a constitutional amendment to promote transparency by requiring all bills in their “final form” to be published online for 72 hours before legislators vote on them. It’s designed to stop last-minute gut-and-amend bills where the leadership pushes through substantive measures that haven’t been vetted – or even read by most members who vote on them.

It’s no secret that many legislative leaders dislike the proposal. For years, reform-minded lawmakers have proposed similar measures – but they never made it before the voters. Opponents of the rule say they are all for transparency, but that requiring such a long period of time for the public and critics to review all bills makes it difficult to get complicated and important measures put together as the legislative deadline approaches.

Read More


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