SB 1424 -Bill to Kill Free Speech in California–including SVARW’s Website!

SB1424 is brief. Read it:

This bill would require any person who operates a social media, as defined, Internet Web site with a physical presence in California to develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Web site. The bill would require the plan to include, among other things, a plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories, the utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories, providing outreach to social media users, and placing a warning on a news story containing false information.”

Who needs the First Amendment if you have Sacramento Democrats?  Democrats are bullies—look at the campuses?  Look at the Occupy movement—Antifa, #blacklivesmatter.  We are moving into an era of totalitarianism—led by Democrats and SB 1424.

Richard Pan is a far left California state senator.

Pan recently introduced legislation to crack down on free speech on the internet.

Pan’s legislation would force online publishers to utilize state-sanctioned fact checkers to approve content before it is posted online.

Jon Rappaport reported:

The bill is titled “SB1424 Internet: social media: false information: strategic plan.

It targets social media based in California. But as you read the bill, you see it appears to define social media as any Internet blog, website, or communication.

SB1424 is brief. Read it:

This bill would require any person who operates a social media, as defined, Internet Web site with a physical presence in California to develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Web site. The bill would require the plan to include, among other things, a plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories, the utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories, providing outreach to social media users, and placing a warning on a news story containing false information.

(a) Any person who operates a social media Internet Web site with physical presence in California shall develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Internet Web site.

(b) The strategic plan shall include, but is not limited to, all of the following:

(1) A plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories.

(2) The utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories.

(3) Providing outreach to social media users regarding news stories containing false information.

(4) Placing a warning on a news story containing false information.

(c) As used in this section, “social media” means an electronic service or account, or electronic content, including, but not limited to, videos, still photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, instant and text messages, email, online services or accounts, or Internet Web site profiles or locations.

Getting the picture?

It’s a free speech killer.

This is what the Democratic Party has become — intolerant fascists.

It all goes back to what actor James Woods said months ago.
“Scratch a liberal, find a fascist.”

 

AB 2943 to Outlaw Free Speech in California

California to Outlaw Speech

A California Legislator has introduced AB 2943, a bill that would outlaw speech.

Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) states,

“At its core, AB 2943 outlaws speech, whether offered by a licensed counselor, a best-selling author, or even a minister or religious leader. It targets a specific message-that an adult who is experiencing unwanted same-sex attraction or gender identity confusion can find help to address those issues-for censorship. The breadth of this censorship is staggering. ”

According to ADF under AB 2943:

  • A licensed counselor could not help a married mother of three who is experiencing unwanted attraction to a close female friend or confusion over her gender identity overcome those feelings;
  • A religious ministry could not hold a conference on maintaining sexual purity if the conference encourages attendees to avoid homosexual behavior;
  • A bookstore (including online bookstores like Amazon) could not sell many recently published books challenging gender identity ideology and advocating that these beliefs should be rejected by society; and
  • A pastor paid to speak at an event addressing current social topics could not encourage attendees that they can prevail over same-sex desires or feelings that they were born the wrong sex.

Call your legislators and let them know what you think!

Read the complete analysis by ADF.  Click below.

AB 2943

Candidate Forum–April 25th — Evening Event

Candidate Forum—April 25th

Hosted by

Silicon Valley Association of Republican Women

 Hear from Candidates!!

Ask Your Questions!!

See list of participating candidates:   CandidateForumHandout

 Have you ever opened your voter information and wondered what the real issues were and where the candidates stood on the issues?

Tired of getting your information from slick campaign mailers, media sound bites or smear tactics by the opposition?

Please join us for a candidate forum where each candidate has 3-4 minutes to summarize who they are and where they stand on the issues.  As a member of the audience you have an opportunity to write down and submit your questions to be answered by the candidates.  All candidates who will be on the local June Primary ballot are invited to participate in this candidate forum including those running for:

  • Non-partisan offices: San Jose City Council and Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
  • State offices: California Executive Branch and Legislature

Date:  April 25, 2018

Time:  6:00-6:30 social hour.  Mingle with the candidates.

6:30 PM – Candidate forum begins and will conclude by 8:30 PM

Location:  Campbell Community Center, 1 West Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA 95008. Forum will be held in the Roosevelt Redwood Room.

No cost but must RSVP by clicking here and enter your information.

City on The Hill Youth Conference Scholarships Available from SVARW

SVARW Wants to Encourage Young Conservatives!!!!

SVARW Scholarships Available for Teen Leaders to Attend City on a Hill Youth Leadership Conference

Who: High school students ages 14 to 18

What: City on the Hill Youth Leadership Conference

When: July 24-29, 2018

Where: Rocklin and Sacramento

Cost: $400

Learn more: http://cityonthehill.org/  City on The Hill Information

The annual City on the Hill Youth Leadership Conference is a great opportunity for California high school students to learn about state government.

City on the Hill is a week-long summer camp sponsored and operated by Capitol Resource Institute, a Sacramento-based non-profit whose mission is to educate and strengthen families by working to influence public policy. CRI’s Executive Director Karen England will be SVARW’s guest speaker at the May 23 meeting.

During the leadership conference, students engage in hands on learning by becoming mock legislators. Students must argue for and against bills currently being considered by the California legislature. At the end of the week students spend a day on the actual floor of the California senate and assembly, enabling them to get a better feel for what it is like to be a legislator. This process enables students to thoroughly learn the ins and outs of state government.

Rachel Bodine, one of last year’s participants described her experience:

“I arrived on the first day of City on the Hill a little bit scared. I wanted to be there, but I was nervous about it. I left the camp, five days later, saddened COTH was coming to an end. During the six days of City on the Hill, I learned how to “play the game of politics” by experiencing it. I made lots of friends who are just as excited as I am to come back for yet another year.”

All high school students and their parents are encouraged to explore this great opportunity to help shape tomorrow’s leaders.

This year SVARW will be sponsoring two students ($400 scholarships each) to this summer’s conference in Rocklin. To be eligible, students must submit an essay of not more than 500 words on the topic:

There NOT ought to be a law! Pick one law to repeal, explain it, and why it should be repealed. Also include a brief statement (100 words or fewer) on why you would like to attend City on the Hill.

Essays should be mailed to Scholarship Entry, c/o SVARW, PO Box 3194, Saratoga, CA 95070, postmarked on or before April 30. The two winners will be notified in mid-May. All essays should include the teen’s name, address, phone number and email address. Scholarships do not include travel to and from Rocklin and Sacramento.  Winners will need to submit an application to the City on The Hill Youth Conference and fulfill all requirements to attend.