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Wanted Candidates to Run for School Board Informational Meeting—Tuesday, August 24th 6:00 PM

Wanted Candidates to Run for School Board
Informational Meeting—Tuesday, August 24th 6:00 PM

 SVARW and SVGOP invite you to attend an informational meeting to learn more about running for school board or helping others run for school board.  Sign up on this link

Stop Marxist Indoctrination of Our Children

Ethnic studies, when taught constructively, can build empathy and understanding while combating racism. Unfortunately, much of ethnic studies that are being taught in our schools is based on Critical Ethnic Studies, which pits students against each other by defining them as victims or oppressors based on the color of their skin.

The California Legislature is close to passing AB 101, which would mandate teaching ethnic studies as a graduation requirement.  School districts in Santa Clara County are not wasting anytime in pushing Critical Race Theory throughout all grade levels.  As written, the bill does not include specific content but leaves the option of curriculum to each school district.

Conservative school board trustees can work with parent groups to demand a modified curriculum in their local districts.

Please consider running for school board!

SVARW and SVGOP are hosting an informational meeting so concerned people like you can find out more about running for school board.  We also are encouraging those who would like to help good candidates get elected to school boards to attend as well.

We will cover basic information including:

  • Requirements to run for office.
  • Opportunities open to you for the November 2022 election.
  • Process for getting your name on the ballot.
  • Timeline for running for office.
  • What you should be doing now in preparation to run for office
  • Next steps if you choose to run

Current school board trustees will share their experiences about what the position entails and about their campaigns for school board.

The meeting will take place Tuesday, August 24th at 6:00 PM.  We will be done by 8:30 PM.  The location is in the Cambrian Park area of San Jose.

Click here to register and you will be sent the location of the event.  You will be asked to provide the address where you are registered to vote because that will determine your school district opportunities.

 

Campaign Training for Potential School Board Candidates and Helpers

Campaign Training for Potential Candidates and Volunteer Helpers

September 23rd – 6:00-9:00 PM

The Silicon Valley Association of Republican Women has partnered with the Independent Institute to provide an introductory campaign training event on Thursday, September 23rd from 6:00-9:00 PM in Campbell.

This class is the perfect first-step in learning how to set up a campaign to run for office.  Both candidates considering running for school board (or other office) or those willing to help a candidate should consider attending this event.  Topics for this training include:

  • Voter contact, including voter and precinct targeting, scripting and messaging, body language, and a little how-to on tech
  • Volunteer recruitment, including an effective approach that breaks people out of disempowering mindsets about asking other people for help.
  • Introductory fundraising material, including rolodexing, anticipated time commitment, mindset and psychology, and building a finance team to support it.

Cost to attend:  $25 which includes training materials and a snack.

Sign up today!  Space is limited.

https://local.leadershipinstitute.org/training/school.cfm?schoolID=52955

 

About the Trainer

Nathan Fatal

Nathan is a Grassroots Program Coordinator for the Leadership Institute and an organizer based in Los Angeles. He has trained over 7,000 activists, leading among other things to pro-free speech policy changes at 52 colleges in California and 24 colleges in Arizona. In 2020 he was a Field Director for a Congressional Campaign and advised two ballot initiatives, netting over 200,000 voter contacts between the three campaigns. He recently founded Critical Mass Group, a consulting firm that specializes in building volunteer-centered field programs.

He has worked on, advised, or trained campaigns from the top to the bottom of the ballot, and in total he has overseen hundreds of volunteers and campaign field staffers in 20 states.

 

September 11th –Stars and Stripes Gala Returns for 2021

Stars and Stripes Gala Returns for 2021

Forced to cancel our annual Stars and Stripes Gala last year thanks to Guv Nusiance  and the “scamdemic”, SVARW is excited to once again host our annual FUN EVENT for conservatives! To pay tribute to the 20th anniversary of 9/11, our Stars and Stripes Gala will take place on Saturday, September 11, 2021.  We have managed to keep ticket prices the same as in 2019 and include valet parking in the price.   

Tired of living among liberals???   Attending the SVARW Annual Stars and Stripes Gala is the perfect opportunity to relax and have fun with other like-minded conservatives.

Taking place at the beautiful Saratoga Estate of Suzanna Cody and her husband Ron Hills, the evening begins as you are greeted with a glass of champagne and invited to enjoy appetizers.  As you meet and mingle with the other guests, take a stroll around the lovely surroundings as you find your assigned table.   A catered gourmet dinner will follow.  Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.  Valet parking is included in the price of your ticket.

Candidates!

 SVARW’s Stars and Stripes Gala is always graced with many office holders and candidates.  Candidates find Stars and Stripes to be an excellent venue to meet potential supporters.

 Top Three Questions

  1. Will I feel out of place if I don’t have a date? No!  Many single people attend.  You can request to be seated with a friend and/or with other single people.
  2. Who should attend?  Conservatives that want to have fun!  Anyone running for office.
  3. What should I wear? Over the years we have suggested “casual elegance”.  Typically men wear jackets and ladies wear a dress or slacks.

 Tickets

SVARW members can purchase tickets for $69 and non-members for $79.   If your spouse/date is not a member, they pay the non-member price…or you can add them to your membership for $15.

New non-members can purchase tickets at the member price by joining SVARW at the time of purchase.  And, as an added bonus, their membership is good until December 31, 2022!

Sponsor and Trump members attend Stars and Stripes for FREE!

Date:  September 11, 2021

Time:  4:00-8:00 PM

Address:  Provided upon payment for tickets.

Click here to purchase your ticket!

Critical Race Theory — Stop AB 1010–Fox News Report

Lia Rensin who participated in SVARW’s “Ignore at Your Peril” forum in January, speaks on Fox News.  Great way to learn the difference between “Ethnic Studies” and “Critical Race Theory”

https://www.foxnews.com/us/santa-clara-ca-board-ethnic-studies-curriculum-agenda

AB 101: Forced Indoctrination – Ethnic Studies

The battle against the indoctrination of our children continues. The California Department of Education unanimously passed the critical race theory based Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC). This model curriculum has been under fire from different groups all across California who recognize the racist, biased, and indoctrination that will come about if it is implemented. Despite the opposition, the California Board of Education passed this controversial and extremely biased model curriculum. Now the California Assembly Committee on Education is going to hear AB 101, a bill that will mandate curriculum like the ESMC to be taught to all high schoolers as a condition of graduation.

Some school districts have already begun teaching biased and racist ethnic studies curriculum created by organizations that groom children to become activists from a very young age. California public schools are forcing students to identify as a victim or as the oppressor. The narrative they want to perpetuate in the public school system is one of victimhood and views everything through the lens of race. The classrooms that were supposed to be neutral and foster the skills of critical thinking have turned into “struggle sessions” where students are trained to examine how they are inherently racist or oppressed. This is how they want your children to think.

 

Board and Commission Opportunities in Santa Clara County—Apply Now!

Board and Commission Opportunities in Santa Clara County—Apply Now!

Looking at the challenges inflicted on our lives by “the government”, our first reaction might be “I need to run for office”.  It is a noble desire to want to impact the government, but running for office and getting elected are two different things.  There is a much swifter route to impact your local community and that is to be appointed to a city or county Board or Commission.

Each of the 15 municipalities in Santa Clara County as well as the county government, have opportunities for citizen to serve in both advisory and decision making positions.  Being appointed and serving on a Board or Commission is a great way to understand how the local government works, the issues faced and it looks great on your resume if you do decide to run for office.

Unlike running for an office, vacancies in these positions happen at various times and you need to apply when there are openings.  Qualifications vary by position from just being a resident of the city/town to fulfilling other qualifications.

Go to the Boards and Commissions tab on the www.SVARW.com website and check out the opportunities in your city and Santa Clara County.  Contact Jan Soule at jansoule@svarw.com if you are interested in more information.  Remember…if you don’t have a seat in local government…a liberal will have it!

Boards and Commissions

Take Test for Firearms Safety Certificate

A Firearms Safety Certificate allows you to purchase a gun and ammo in California.

Jess Guy will administer the test on Tuesdays to groups of 5.   The cost to take the test is $25 payable by cash or check.

To schedule your appointment to take the test, send an email to Kris Cannis at lcannis@aol.com

Prerequisite for taking the test is to have watched the Gun Safety Class that Jess put on and is available for review via online video.  You should also review these documents:

Study Guide for Firearms Safety Certificate

Firearm Safety Certificate-FAQs

Click here to watch the replay of the Gun Safety Class.

 

 

Fighting CA’s authoritarian health orders: Federal lawsuit Tandon v Newsom

Paulette Altmaier and her husband have paid to file a suit against Gavin Newsom on behalf of plaintiffs who have lost constitutional rights due to Newsom’s handling of the lockdown.

If you would like to help support this lawsuit, please consider a donation to Liberty Center specifically for this lawsuit:

https://libertycenter.org/pf/tandon-v-newsom/

Fighting CA’s authoritarian health orders: Federal lawsuit Tandon v Newsom

  1. Key Points:
  • This lawsuit is intended to help all of CA, and emphasizes the loss of individual rights and the right to earn a living. The plaintiffs were selected to be representative of these losses.
  • The lawsuit takes a broad approach, making the case for a return to normal Constitutional order in CA
  • It draws a parallel with the Supreme Court’s total deference to the military’s emergency authority in the Japanese Internment court case. That decision (Korematsu) has been repudiated by the Supreme court since, and lives in infamy in the court of history.
  • The lawsuit asks the Courts not to make the same mistake by providing excessive deference to CA’s excessive and authoritarian approach, 7 long months into the covid pandemic
  • The Expert Declarations emphasize that in all past pandemics, hospitalizations and deaths were used as the criteria when determining public health actions, not positive test results, and that CA has never had more than 10% of its hospital beds filled with covid patients.
  • The filing is now complete. The key filing documents – the Complaint (read this first), the Main Brief, and two Expert Declarations – can be read by going to the public google directory whose URL is provided here. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12tcp-Vz_97uO0V7QEkzlei4pVzj5qPFM?usp=sharing
  • We were very fortunate in being able to recruit two top-tier experts for the Expert Declarations –

 

  • Dr Jay Bhattacharya is a Professor of Medicine at Stanford, and is one of the 3 principals behind The Great Barrington Declaration   together with Harvard’s Dr Martin Kulldorf and Oxford’s Dr Sunetra Gupta. He makes the case for how unscientific CA’s approach is.

 

  • Dr Rajiv Bhatia is a practicing physician affiliated with Stanford University, and a former public health officer. He makes the case for how CA’s approach violates international accords and norms on Public Health principles and ethics.

 

  1. Please support this public-interest case with a tax-deductible donation

 

Since this is a public-interest lawsuit, the non-profit 501c(3) Center for American Liberty is supporting it and has created a donation page where people can contribute to support this SPECIFIC lawsuit, and your donation is tax-deductible.

 

The Center does not have the resources to actually fund the lawsuit out of existing funds, so my husband and I have guaranteed payment for whatever balance is outstanding after the community has contributed.

 

The cost for the lawsuit at the District court level is more than $115K, so your support is greatly appreciated.

 

Here is the link to the page specifically for this lawsuit: Tandon vs Newsom (named after the first-listed plaintiff).

https://libertycenter.org/pf/tandon-v-newsom/

 

Please note that at the bottom of the page is another link to donate to the Liberty Center overall. Donations made at that link will NOT help defray the cost of this specific lawsuit, so please be careful which link you click on.

 

  1. Initial win just prior to filing

One of the First Amendment issues in our filings was that one of our plaintiffs, Ritesh Tandon, who is a candidate for US Congress, has not been able to hold meetings and fundraisers in person as normally done when running for political office. The Main Brief originally included a request for an immediate Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) to permit this essential First Amendment activity.

Just before our lawyers filed the Main Brief, Newsom’s DoJ got back to them and said they were going to update the State’s rules to state explicitly that all outdoor political gatherings (which we are free to call “rallies”) would now share the same exemption as protests currently have. So this is an initial win even before we enter legal proceedings.

This does not change our list of plaintiffs. The only change is that we are no longer seeking a TRO.

CA has updated its website to reflect the change. You can see the new exemption at this link, under the subheading ‘Can I go to Political Rallies and Protest Gatherings?’

https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/