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Latest News on Suppression of Free Speech at UC Berkeley


Many thanks to attorney Harmeet Dhillon who is keeping us informed on the lawsuit she filed regarding UC Berkeley’s unconstitutional suppression of conservative speech on campus. 

Click here to view the post containing the lawsuit filed on April 24, 2017 and correspondence with UC Berkeley’s counsel.

California Republican Party Chair Jim Brulte appealed to Governor Brown and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom as Ex Officio Members of the Board of Regents of the University of California to use their influence to ensure free speech for conservatives on campus.

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Tech and City Leader John Boyle Heads San Mateo GOP

John Boyle, a high-tech businessman and former city councilman, now leads the San Mateo County Republican Party as its new chair.  His experience and connections with local government, the tech industry, and the community make him uniquely qualified to serve.

Boyle was elected after past Chair Chuck McDougald, having served six years, decided not to run for reelection. Boyle previously served the San Mateo Party as 3rd vice chair, where he was in charge of political outreach.

In 2006 John Boyle was elected to a four-year term as a city councilman for the City of Menlo Park. During his term he served as vice mayor and on several San Mateo County regional committees. Before serving on the Council, he had served as a transportation commissioner and on both the Budget Advisory Committee and the Childcare RFP Committee.
His business experience includes marketing, operations and finance, with over 25 years of experience in venture capital, high-tech management and operational roles in companies ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies.

He’s worked at HP, 3Com, startup VeriFone, among others, plus multiple venture capital firms. He also formed and served as the Director of the Purdue University West Coast Partnership Center in Mountain View.

Boyle looks at the San Mateo GOP like a startup company: he wants to grow a small operation into a big one. He says focus on the main goals is key. The first is to raise Republican voter registration while also raising awareness of the modern Republican Party. The second is to recruit and support Republicans who can run for office and win.

In the community, John has served on several non-profit boards, including Samaritan House, the County Housing Endowment, and school foundations. He has also served over ten years as a sports coach and referee.

John Boyle grew up in Chicago and Indianapolis and attended Purdue University, where he earned his BS in Electrical Engineering. He subsequently earned an MBA at Stanford.

John is an avid skier (snow and water!), weekend golfer, member of his church choir, and photographer hobbyist. For about 30 years, John has lived in Menlo Park, where he and his wife Amy have raised their three kids.


Conservative groups file lawsuit over Coulter cancellation at Berkeley

By Drew Gregory Lynch
April 24, 2017

Young America’s Foundation and the University of California Berkeley College Republicans have filed a lawsuit after the school canceled an upcoming speech by conservative author Ann Coulter, arguing the action violates the students’ constitutional right to free speech.

“Though UC Berkeley promises its students an environment that promotes free debate and the free exchange of ideas, it had breached this promise through the repressive actions of University administrators and campus police, who have systematically and intentionally suppressed constitutionally-protected expression,” the suit reads.

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The case for a Republican governor in 2018

By Jim Brulte
Special to The Bee
April 14, 2017

One-party rule has ruined California.

California was once held up as the gold standard of progress and achievement. Previous generations built a great highway system connecting the coast to the Valley and the mountains beyond. Previous generations designed and built the State Water Project. This water infrastructure made cities in the desert flourish. Previous generations built a public education system that was the envy of the world.

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California deserves better than a backroom gas tax deal

By Assem. Chad Mayes
Orange County Register
April 13, 2017

During my time in the Assembly, I’ve witnessed some remarkable displays of bipartisanship.

Just last year, members of the Legislature came together to cast a tough vote that guaranteed funding for the developmentally disabled and helped our most vulnerable neighbors. This achievement demonstrated that, when motivated, lawmakers can rise above partisan politics to create sound public policy. I hoped that the Legislature had finally turned the corner in putting the needs of ordinary people above special interests, lobbyists and professional influencers.

Sadly, I was proven wrong this month when Gov. Jerry Brown and capitol Democrats rammed a costly and ineffective transportation plan through the Legislature with little public input or support.

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