SVARW Meeting September 25th–Sex Education in Public Schools

Sex Education in California Public Schools has become unbelievable! 

Once, parents were required to give their permission.

  Today it has become compulsory, detailed, and graphic – a required course of study from Kindergarten through high school. 

Parents cannot opt their child out.

                          Mark your calendars.  Our September 25th speaker will be Gina Gleason, California Republican Party Delegate and past President of the Chino Valley Federation of Republican Women.  Married for over 40 years, Gina and her husband reside in Southern California.

Gina will discuss AB 329 and the Comprehensive Sex Education Framework that is being forced upon students in the public schools.  She will provide the facts, proof that children are being indoctrinated.   Only one curriculum is offered online for anyone to read.  If you’re interested, visit Advocates for Youth at www.advocatesforyouth.org and their video outlet Amaze at www.amaze.org.

Some background:  liberal legislators and Governor Brown passed AB 329 in 2015.  The law amended the California Education Code.  All public school districts in California are required to conduct comprehensive age-appropriate instruction in sexual health beginning in kindergarten and continuing through 12th grade.  Included is how to prevent HIV/AIDS.  Old textbooks have been revised.  New textbooks are more explicit and descriptive, discussing gender, sexual orientation, family life, and human reproductive organs and their functions.  The instruction is intended to ensure an understanding of normal human development, body image, gender, produce an unbiased acceptance of sexual orientation, relationships, marriage, family, with knowledge about sexually transmitted diseases, including clear tools and guidance to accomplish this.

What AB 329 is really about is government taking over the rights and responsibilities of parenting to decide what is healthy and what is not healthy.  It’s about government deciding what is normal and what is not normal.  Sexual Health Education aims at encouraging students to explore their sexuality and to accept and normalize students on the fringe.  Parents who cannot afford to home school or put their child in a private or parochial school are feeling powerless.  Parents feel removed from something so important to them, their child’s understanding of their sexuality.  As Charter Schools are not restricted by the Ed Code, they may have found a way around this law, or maybe not.  Compounding the fears of parents is the fact that each teacher behind the closed door of their classroom interprets curriculum through their own life experience.  Many parents have not been made aware of AB 329 and are expressing deep concerns.  Gina Gleason will provide insights, updates, answer questions, and help us all understand what can be done.

For those who believe that citizens must control their government — not the other way around– the question is whether in our Constitutional Republic government has the right to indoctrinate our children.  Has California crossed the line?  Should parents demand to be involved?  Should parents take their children out of the public school?  Is school the proper place to discuss sex and sexuality?  Why should children as young a five or six be subjected to a discussion of sex even if that discussion is deemed age-appropriate?

September 25th is an important presentation.  In advance of September 25th, those who want to understand more about the California Healthy Youth Act:  check out these two websites: https://capitolresource.org/comprehensive-sex-ed/  and  https://capitolresource.org/sex-ed-is-a-vehicle-for-social-change/

Date:  Wednesday, September 25th

Time:  Check in 9:00 AM

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

Cost:  $15 includes buffet breakfast.  Free to premium members

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Need Conservatives to Apply for Redistricting Commission

2021 REDISTRICTING PROCESS

SELECTING THE 2021 CALIFORNIA CITIZENS REDISTRICTING COMMISSION

The process to start a new Citizen’s Redistricting Commission is beginning.  Below are the critical pieces of information contained in a timeline format.  The State Auditor’s Office will set a website to collect applications.  The site should be up in about 3 weeks.

Stage 1       Initial Application June 10 thru August 9, 2019

Stage 2       Supplemental ApplicationAugust 11 thru September 11, 2019

  • Persons interested in serving have 30 days to submit a supplemental application. This entails writing an essay detailing why they want to be on the commission and references.

Stage 3       Applicant Review PanelSeptember 12 thru February 14, 2020

  • State Auditor appoints a panel of three auditors (one Democrat, one Republican, one Independent), each with 10 years or more experience, to review the credentials of all applicants who filed their supplemental material.

 The auditor panel has until February 14, 2020 to narrow the list of applicants down to 120 people – 40 Democrats, 40 Republicans & 40 Independents.

 Stage 4       Interview 120 applicants February 18 thru April 20, 2020

  • Public interviews of 120 applicants

Stage 5       Select top 60 applicants April 21 thru May 8, 2020

  • List of 20 Democrats, Republicans & Independents sent to Legislature

 Stage 6       Legislative Strike Process – May 15 thru June 30, 2020

  • Each Legislative Leader gets to strike two applicants from each pool = up to 24 strikes in total.

Stage 7       State Auditor Gets Remaining applicants By July 5, 2020

  • State Auditor selects first 8 members of the commission
  • Choices are made randomly by ping-pong ball drawing

Stage 8       The 8 Members of Commission choose the final 6 Members.

  • By August 15, 2020, the new Citizen’s Redistricting commission is set
  • They have one-year to draw the new maps.

Commissioner Screening Criteria

According to the State Auditor, the Redistricting Review Panel is limited to three criteria when determining the qualifications of Commission Applicants.  These criteria are:

  • Ability to be impartial
  • Appreciation of California’s diverse demographics and geography
  • Possess relevant analytical skills

Ability to Be Impartial

According to the Auditor, the Act itself places a high priority on the first criteria, ability to be impartial.  As stated in the Regulations promulgated by the Auditor in 2009, “As discussed previously, commission members must review large amounts of information as well as receive public testimony from individuals and communities.  In doing so, we believe that a commission member must have the capacity or willingness to set certain considerations aside to evaluate the information he or she is receiving with an open mind and to make decisions that are fair.”  Thus based on this standard, the auditor concluded that the candidate would need to have the capacity and willingness to set aside the following:

  • Personal interests, including personal financial interests.
  • Biases for or against any individuals, groups, or geographic areas.
  • Support for or opposition to any candidates, political parties, or social or political causes.

Appreciation of California’s Diverse Demographics and Geography

In identifying 60 of the most qualified applicants, the panel will need to look for experiences that demonstrate an applicant has an appreciation for California’s diverse demographics and geography.  An applicant may demonstrate this through a description of his or her appreciation for California’s diverse demographics and geography in his or her application and/or during the course of an interview, and through occupational, academic, and life experiences.  Those experiences may include, but are not limited to:

  • Working on a project of statewide or local concern that affected Californians of different backgrounds and from different areas, resulting in an acceptable outcome to those Californians.
  • Studying voting behavior of Californians in various areas of the state for the purpose of improving the electoral process.
  • Traveling throughout the state and meeting with a broad range of individuals to build consensus on some issue of statewide concern.

 

Relevant Analytical Skills

The regulations also consider ways in which applicants can demonstrate that they have the relevant analytical skills.  While the Act does not require individuals to possess specific knowledge or experience, prior experience may demonstrate that a candidate possesses the relevant analytical skills.  Thus, an applicant may demonstrate that he or she possesses relevant analytical skills by describing those skills in his or her application or during the course of an interview, or through occupational, academic, and life experiences that involved the use of those skills.  These experiences may include, but are not be limited to:

  • Compiling information from many sources, including statistical reports, expert opinions, and comments by members of the public, in order to develop an understanding of an issue.
  • Assessing the value of information received from various sources to determine how much weight should be given to certain information versus other information when making a decision.
  • Using expert advice, particularly legal advice, to make a decision.
  • Participating in group decision-making as a member of a group whose mission was to produce a report, plan, or other work product addressing an issue.

Stars and Stripes Gala set for August 24th–Tickets on Sale Now!

SVARW Annual Stars and Stripes Gala

Saturday, August 24, 2019, 5:00-9:00 PM

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

This 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 $69 and $79 for non-members.  Non-members can pay member price by joining SVARW today.  Their membership is good through December 2020.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.   If space is available, the price of tickets at the door will be $95.   Price includes valet parking.

Raffle—Our raffle drawing is famous!  Raffle items include a wonderful array of gifts!

Declared Republican candidates for 2020 will have an opportunity to raise money for their individual campaigns by offering raffle tickets to those who donate to their campaigns.  Raffle tickets are $10 each. Last year at Stars and Stripes, candidates raised over $5,000 collectively.

Live Music–-Back again is the group everyone loved last year!  The Family Music Trio!

Check them out on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/familymusictrio/

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.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Click here to join SVARW Today or add your spouse to membership.

You can pay by check.  Just click link below, download flyer and following instructions to mail:  Stars and Stripes Ticket Info