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August 25th–Annual Stars and Stripes Gala

Annual Stars and Stripes Gala Tickets 

August 25, 2018   — 4:00 to 9:00 PM

SVARW’s Stars and Stripes Gala is the premier event for conservatives to have fun!  Meet and mingle with fellow conservatives.  It’s a great way for candidates to meet and be known to this very active group of conservatives.

Venue for Stars and StripesThis year the event will again take place at the beautiful Saratoga Estate of Suzanna Cody and her husband Ron Hills.  The evening includes appetizers, a gourmet dinner, wine and music under the stars!

Tickets for members are $60 and $70 for non-members.  New non-members can pay member price by joining SVARW today.  Their membership is good through December 2019.   Valet parking is included in the price of your ticket!

You will have an opportunity to support the SVARW endorsed candidate of your choice through our famous Stars and Stripes raffle.   This year our endorsed candidates will have the opportunity to hand out raffle tickets to guests who make donations to them.  For each $10 you donate to a candidate, you receive a raffle ticket.  Donate $50 and get 6 raffle tickets.  Donate to as many candidates as you like.

Sponsorship Opportunities at Stars and Stripes

Do you have a business or organization that you would like to promote to conservatives?  SVARW’s Sponsor Platinum membership level enables you to promote your organization through SVARW’s website, newsletter and eAlerts.  Plus, with Sponsor Platinum membership, you will have a space at Stars and Stripes to promote your organization and Stars and Stripes tickets for you and your spouse are included.  Visit http://www.svarw.com/?page_id=60 to learn more.

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Status of AB 2943–Vote Delayed until August 6th

AB 2943–Vote Delayed until August 6th

Evan Low has withdrawn the vote on AB 2943 until after the summer recess.  You still have time to call your state senator and tell them to vote no!

  1. Contact your State Senator

Call, write, email or, better yet, show up at their district office – you can find them here: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov

 

Lobby and Latte Report from June 22nd Visit to Senator Beall’s office

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Lobbying at Senator Beall's Campbell Office
Lobbying at Senator Beall’s Campbell Office

We are trilled that 27 SVARW members and friends showed up at 10:00 AM prepared to walk into Senator Beall’s district office in Campbell.  We gathered outside the building, introduced ourselves and paused for a moment of prayer.

We entered the office and filled the available standing space probably startling an intern and a representative that were quietly working in their offices.  They quickly explained that Senator Beall was at a coffee somewhere else in San Jose and didn’t have time in his schedule to see us….this was not a surprise.

We continued to press in presenting the file of information printed out from The Capitol Resource website to the representative for Beall to read.   It was clear that we were not about to turnaround and walk out and continued to inquire on how we could ensure that Senator Beall got our message.  The representative produced a tablet where we could sign our names in opposition to AB 2943.

Coffee after Lobbying!!!
Coffee after Lobbying!!!

Finally determining that we were not about to leave without having our concerns voiced, the representative pulled the chief of staff out of her office to speak with us.  We were respectful, but everyone who had something to say had an opportunity.  The chief of staff assured us that Senator Beall would read what we had handed over and the representative promised to forward information about the status of the bill.  Later in the day she did send an email which is posted below.

Those that had time, met down the block at Peet’s coffee in the Pruneyard and really had a great time exchanging ideas!!  We should definitely consider this local lobby effort again…the liberals in Sacramento churn out so much garbage legislation that we will have many opportunities.

Here is the email from Beall’s representative:

Hi Jan,

Thank you for coming in today –

AB 2943 has been moved by the author, so no need for the group to go up to Sacramento as it won’t be voted on Monday. We do not know when until further notice by the author, and I was told it could be until after summer recess, which would be after August 6th. Please contact Assemblymember Low’s office for further updates at (916) 319-2028. I will work with his staff to get more information for you and be in touch.

Have a great weekend.

Best,

Yvonne Chao

District Representative

Senator Jim Beall—SD 15

2105 S. Bascom Ave, Suite 154

Campbell, CA 95008

(408) 558-1295

 

 

 

Campbell District Office

2105 S. Bascom Avenue Suite 154
Campbell, CA  95008
Phone: (408) 558-1295

More about AB 2943

Banned from Amazon: You Don’t Have to Be Gay: Hope and Freedom for Males Struggling with Homosexuality, Jeff Konrad

 Leviticus 18:22 “Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.”  This verse along with several others like it could outlaw sale of the Bible, Torah, or Quran in California.

 AB2943, authored by local Assemblyman Evan Low, is wending its way through the state legislature right now. This bill, titled “Unlawful business practices: sexual orientation change efforts”, would outlaw the sale of resources, conferences, or paid counseling for anyone with unwanted same-sex desires or gender identity confusion. AB2943 has already passed the Assembly 50-18, and will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee next week.

This is clearly censorship. It would be illegal for Amazon to sell books aimed at helping those with same-sex struggles. Proponents of the bill claim outlawing the sale of the Bible is a far stretch, but the debate is raging.

In 2012, SB1172 outlawed healthcare professional from counseling minors on sexual orientation. This latest bill would outlaw sought-after sexual orientation counseling, and even books or media on the subject, for anyone of any age. If you agree this is a step too far, here are actions you can take:

Call to Action:

  1. Contact your State Senator

Call, write, email or, better yet, show up at their district office – you can find them here: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov

Join us for Lobby and Latte on Friday June 22nd at 10:00 AM at Senator Jim Beall’s office

Campbell District Office

2105 S. Bascom Avenue Suite 154
Campbell, CA  95008
Phone: (408) 558-1295