April 19th SVARW Meeting–Former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed

Will Pension Debt Eat California’s Lunch?

Can the Federal Government Force the States to Fix their Unfunded Liabilities?

What Happens if the Trump Administration WITHHOLDS Funds from Sanctuary Cities?

 We are delighted to welcome former San Jose mayor, Chuck Reed, as our speaker on April 19th.  SVARW considers Mayor Reed a friend.  In 2006, when Reed, a Democrat, first ran for mayor of San Jose, SVARW endorsed him based on his conservative fiscal promises…and we were not disappointed!

Serving two terms as the mayor of San Jose, Reed knows first-hand the complexity of keeping our cities safe while balancing the budget. Reed played a major role in passing Measure B, which sought to reform the pension system putting San Jose in a better financial situation.  Under the leadership of Reed’s successor, Sam Liccardo, many of these reforms were watered down in the November 2016 election forcing tax payers to fork over more money to help support city services.

With many cities in California proudly calling them Sanctuary Cities and thumbing their noses at the Trump Administration, they face having federal funds cut in an effort to protect illegal aliens.  What lies ahead for our cities?  How much deeper in debt can they go without declaring bankruptcy? What should conservatives be doing??

Today, Chuck Reed serves on the board of the Retirement Security Initiative, an advocacy organization focused on protecting and ensuring the fairness and sustainability of public sector retirement plans. RSI marshals and organizes a broad range of resources to help policymakers learn about pension issues and explore policy options. They work at the federal, state, county and municipal levels to:

  • Inform and educate the public and policy leaders
  • Support policy development
  • Build strategies and organize support for fair and sustainable retirement plans

Date:  Wednesday April 19, 2017

Time:  Check begins at 9:00 AM, Program Begins at 9:30 AM

Location:  Three Flames Restaurant, 1547 Meridian Ave, San Jose 95125

Cost:  $15 includes buffet breakfast.  Free to SVARW Reagan, Gold and Sponsor Members

Click here to purchase tickets or RSVP.

CA Dems Silence Opposition–Republican Senator Nguyen Removed From Senate Floor

The Democrat’s bullying and silencing tactics aren’t just happening at speeches or on college campuses they are happening IN OUR CAPITOL!

Senator Janet Nguyen, who is a refugee from the Vietnam War, was denied her First Amendment rights by the California Democratic Leadership in the Senate Chamber for speaking her opposition to the Communist-led government in Vietnam.

If you stand with Senator Nguyen and believe every American has the right to speak freely without fear of reprisal, then sign our petition today.

Please use our secure link to watch the video here: https://www.cagop.org/stand_with_janet

Team CAGOP

Get Involved–Apply for Civil Grand Jury

Our local government NEEDS conservatives to be involved.  You can provide input to Santa Clara County as well as to your city by being appointed to a local board or commission.

Here is the info for San Jose:

San Jose Boards & Commission Openings_Feb 2017

To apply check out this link:

http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=337

CIVIL GRAND JUROR – Deadline to apply: 3/30/17

 

Application period is 1/3/17 – 3/30/17 – click here for details & application

or cut/paste this URL: http://www.scscourt.org/court_divisions/civil/cgj/grand_jury.shtml

 

Civil Grand Jury Functions

Three typical functions:

CIVIL WATCHDOG RESPONSIBILITIES

Grand Jury may examine all aspects of county and city government and special districts to ensure that the best interests of Santa Clara county citizens are being served.

CITIZEN COMPLAINTS

Complaints alleging mistreatment by officials, suspicions of misconduct, or governmental inefficiencies received from citizens are acknowledged and investigated for their validity.

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS

Occasionally Grand Jury holds hearings to determine whether evidence presented by the DA warrants persons having to stand trial in court, typically cases involving public officials, employees or police officers.

 

Qualifications

  • United States citizen
  • At least 18 years of age
  • County resident one year immediately before being sworn
  • Be in possession of natural faculties, or ordinary intelligence
  • Of sound judgment and of fair character
  • Sufficient English
  • NOT serving as trial juror in any court of this state
  • NOT be discharged as a grand juror within one year
  • NOT convicted of malfeasance in office or any felony or other high crime
  • NOT serving as an elected public official

Selection Process

Each spring, Superior Court Judges nominate thirty prospective grand jurors from the pool of volunteer applicants, divided among the county’s supervisorial districts. Of these 30, nineteen names are drawn randomly, and these jurors are sworn in. These citizens serve a one-year term from July to June.

 Commitment

Min three days per week (20-25 hours) for one fiscal year (July thru June)

Remuneration

Per diem of $20 for meetings and Grand Jury activities, plus mileage

 

March 15th Meeting–Retaking America: Crushing Political Correctness

Now is the time to take a stand for American Values…even if we live in California!

Trump Tweets About Our Nick Adams

http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/2017/03/03/trump-praises-nick-adams-and-merit-based-immigration-system.html

Nick Adams is the Founder and Executive Director of The Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness (FLAG), an organization dedicated to promoting American exceptionalism and combating anti-Americanism worldwide. He is also a best-selling author, columnist and commentator.

Adams has appeared on virtually every major television and radio program, including The O’Reilly FactorFox & Friends, The Sean Hannity Show, The Laura Ingraham ShowThe Hugh Hewitt ShowThe Glenn Beck Program700 ClubThe Dennis Prager Show, and hundreds more. He is a columnist for Townhall.com and Townhall Finance.

Originally from Australia, Nick has a deep love of America and her ideals and has written extensively on American cultural and political life. He believes America is the greatest nation in the world.  He is ready to fight to protect the country at all costs. He considers America to be more than a geographical entity or collection of fifty states; he sees it as an inspirational ideal and the model to which every nation should aspire. For this reason, he believes a love for America is in the bloodstream of any conservative, and that there is no greater moral imperative than keeping America strong.

His work has been published in newspapers around the world such as The Washington Examiner and The Korea Times, and online at Fox NewsDaily CallerThe BlazeJewish World Review and elsewhere.

Adams’ acclaimed book, The American Boomerang was endorsed by The National ReviewThe Heritage Foundation, The Washington Examiner and The Dartmouth Review. Individual endorsements include Gov. Mike HuckabeeChuck NorrisDr Ben CarsonGlenn BeckDick Morris, and Col. Allen West.

In the United States, he has spoken at universities, conventions, corporate meetings, military bases, high schools and churches, in more than 25 states.  Abroad, he has given major addresses in several countries, including England, Germany and South Korea.

 

Date:  Wednesday March 15, 2017

Time:  Check begins at 9:00 AM, Program Begins at 9:30 AM

Location:  Three Flames Restaurant, 1547 Meridian Ave, San Jose 95125

Cost:  $15 includes buffet breakfast.  Free to SVARW Reagan, Gold and Sponsor Members

Click here to purchase tickets or RSVP.

Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Trump Resolution

SC BOS Trump Resolution

This resolution written by liberal Dave Cortese will be accepted/denied by Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors at the meeting on Tuesday, December 13 at 9:00am. 70 W Hedding in San Jose.

It would be great if you can attend and let them know we don’t accept their hypocritical bloviating! If you cannot attend, PLEASE send a letter stating your disgust to Dave Cortese (dave.cortese@bos.sccgov.org) for writing this and cc ALL board off supervisors:

Mike Wasserman: mike.wasserman@bos.sccgov.org

Cindy Chavez: cindy.chavez@bos.sccgov.org

Ken Yeager: ken.yeager@bos.sccgov.org

Joe Simitian: joe.simitian@bos.sccgov.org

 

And forward to your friends that live in Santa Clara County!

Mayor Liccardo’s “We’ve Got Your Back” Message

 

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo stokes up more hate against Trump supporters!

From: Office of Mayor Sam Liccardo – City of San Jose <mayoremail@sanjoseca.gov>

Date: November 14, 2016 at 11:25:35 AM PST
Subject: A Message From Sam: We’ve Got Your Back
Reply-To: mayoremail@sanjoseca.gov

 

“We’ve Got Your Back”

 

Dear Friends,

 

Recent events have left many thousands of our San José residents — about forty percent of whom were born in a foreign country — in fear. Some of our neighbors, friends, and family fear changes in immigration rules or enforcement that could separate their families. Others voice concerns about proposed federal “registries” of community members of the Muslim faith. Still others point to the nationwide spike in “hate crimes” in recent days.

I have sought — through Spanish-language television, social media, and in public demonstrations — to convey a simple message to our wonderfully diverse community: “We’ve got your back.”

What do I mean by that, “We’ve got your back?” We cannot control the events in Washington, D.C., but we can do much to care for each other here at home:

We will Not Tolerate “Hate Crimes” in San José
Police Chief Eddie Garcia and the rest of our Police Department are committed to enforce the law against anyone engaged in committing hate crimes against our residents, such as last week’s attack on a hijab-wearing student at San Jose State University. The immigration status of the victim or of the reporting party do not matter, and will not be reported. Please report all such incidents to the Police Department, at 408-277-8991 or online; for additional assistance, please reach out to our local partners.

We Will Not Allow Our Police To Be Used for Federal Immigration Enforcement
Changes to immigration laws and enforcement remain within the province of federal policy makers. However, the police chiefs of most major U.S. cities –including our own — agree that local police should not involve themselves in federal immigration enforcement; doing so undermines public safety, by discouraging critically-needed cooperation in diverse communities. Consider, for example, how fear of apprehension or deportation could undermine our efforts to ensure reliable reporting of fires or medical emergencies, provision of witness statements, reporting of victimization, tipping about pending gang violence, or testimony in court. Moreover, our sparsely-staffed police must focus their scarce time on violent, predatory, and other high-priority crimes. We will continue to follow the best practices of local law enforcement professionals nationally by staying out of immigration enforcement.

We Will Protect the Constitutional Rights of San José Residents
Campaign rhetoric does not always receive the benefit of prior thoughtful analysis, so we cannot know if assertions made on the stump — such as those relating to Muslim “registries” — will materialize into action. Nonetheless, we will closely monitor any proposed legislation or executive actions from the new administration, and work closely with our congressional representatives, other major cities, and if necessary, the courts, to protect the Constitutional rights of our residents. We’ve had success joining together in the past and will be prepared to do so again.

We Will Support Our Community Through Our Office of Immigrant Affairs
In my first weeks in office, we created an Office of Immigrant Affairs to take advantage of then-existing federal programs to legalize status of our residents and improve access to City services-such as for the immigrant entrepreneurs who launch half of our City’s small businesses each year. Director Zulma Maciel and the City have made considerable progress-launching “citizenship corners” in a dozen libraries, hastening the translation of key applications and documents, and boosting multilingual small business permitting assistance, for example. Check our website, or local non-profits able to assist for assistance. Student “dreamers” born in a foreign country may also find helpful information at United We Dream.

As French resistance leader Andre Malraux urged, “Instead of lamenting the absurdity of the world, let us try to transform the corner of it into which we were born.” We’ve got much work to do to take care of each other, and to transform San José’s corner of the world. We’ve got your back.

 

 

 

Sam

 

 

JOIN ME IN REIMAGINING SAN JOSE:

 

 

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