San Jose City Council Resolution Condeming VAC and IPSV

Resolution for Consideration before San Jose City Council

WHEREAS, all children have a right and need to have the freedom, especially at school, to learn and be themselves, and to feel and be safe and supported, free from discrimination in an inclusive environment, regardless of race, gender, or any other attribute; and

WHEREAS, the City Council recognizes that the families in our community come in many different forms and the City values all our families and caregivers, regardless of gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation; and

WHEREAS, the lack of awareness and understanding of issues facing LGBTQ+ children, youth and families has contributed to a higher rate of isolation, depression, and suicidal ideations or attempts; and

WHEREAS, education regarding LGBTQ+ issues increases understanding and cultivates acceptance of and respect for LGBTQ+ children and youth; and

WHEREAS, efforts to ban LGBTQ+ themed books, to require students to choose between their safety or being their authentic selves, and to encourage parents to “opt out” of LGBTQ+ supportive elements of our schools’ curriculum inherently deprive children, and their parents, of their rights and freedom; and

WHEREAS, Informed Parents Silicon Valley, a nonprofit, has promoted efforts to prevent schools from carrying books or including curriculum and programs where children may learn about not only gender identity and LGBTQ+ families but also issues like social and emotional health and racial justice, encouraging parents to opt out of such important educational opportunities for creating a safe and inclusive school environment;

WHEREAS, on the morning of September 1st, Informed Parents Silicon Valley, posted volunteers in front of schools in Cambrian Unified School District, San Jose Unified School District, Franklin-McKinley School District and other locations in our community, harassing children and parents trying to get to school with literature urging parents to pull students out of curriculum meant to increase acceptance and understanding of LGBTQ+ children and families.

WHEREAS, elected officials exercise power in the name of the people, all of the people, and as a result, are bound by a sacred trust to serve and represent all their constituents, regardless of who they are or whom they love; and

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, therefore affirm the importance of this Council and all of its members take action to ensure all San Jose residents, especially our children, can grow, learn and work in a safe, inclusive and caring environment regardless of race, gender identity, or sexual orientation; and

WE, FURTHER call on all members of this Council and fellow elected officials in our community to condemn these acts by Informed Parents Silicon Valley, the Values Advocacy Council, and any effort that supports anti-transgender and anti-LGBTQ+ activities in our local schools; and

WE FURTHERMORE call on all members of this Council and elected officials across Santa Clara County to affirm support of the transgender and broader LGBTQ+ communities and disavow further collaboration or support for anti-transgender and anti-LGBTQ+ groups, including the Informed Parents of Silicon Valley.

Submitted by:  Councilmembers Omar Torres and Pam Foley

Oct 25th SVARW Meeting with Senator Morrell

Join Our Breakfast Meeting on October 25th

The Road to Restoring the Family:
Leaving an Inheritance to Our Children’s Children

Inspired by Proverbs 13:22, author Mike Morrell believes parents should bestow upon their children wise counsel to help them grow into good people and strengthen future families for generations to come. Having stronger families makes for a stronger nation, but it can be tricky to keep up that strength with heightened stress, anxiety, and negativity found in this present world.

Senator Mike Morrell

The Road Back to Restoring the Family is Senator Morrell’s new book which captures the message to his children as well as to all other families out there of important facts and advice sure to help spiritually, morally, financially, educationally, and responsibly. Mike and his wife Joanie have been married for over four decades and have four adult children. Kristen is an alumna of the Claremont Graduate School, David is a graduate of Hillsdale College and Yale Law School, and Matthew is a graduate of Hillsdale College, and Christopher has a career in the supermarket industry.

“A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children,
    but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.”

                                                                                           Proverbs 13:22

Senator Mike Morrell began his political career serving two terms as a Republican in the California State Assembly from 2010-2014, and then won a special election to the State Senate in March 2014, serving until 2020.

Mike and his family are committed to preserving freedom for the next generation. They place a high priority on ensuring public awareness and understanding of the principles of limited, Constitutional government.

Join us on October 25 to hear Senator Morrell tell us how we can all restore the family to its proper place as centerpiece of our nation.

*** Autographed books will be available for purchase. ***

Date and Time:  Wednesday, October 25th.  Check in begins at 8:45 AM.

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

Cost:  $25 for non-members, $20 for members, FREE to premium members.  Cost includes buffet breakfast.

Click here to purchase ticket/RSVP.

Get School Parcel Tax Exemption if 65+ or Disabled

Click here to find if your school district offers an exemption from Parcel TAX and how to claim it.

If you do not live in Santa Clara County, check with your county’s Department of Tax and Collections.

A Lesson Learned from 2022 School Board Races
You can take this to the Bank!

We had 16 great candidates who ran for school board seats in November.  They all worked hard learning to raise money (gulp!), campaign and recruit volunteers.  Unbelievably, most of their opponents did practically NOTHING to get elected!

The Santa Clara County Democrat Party and their Teacher Union cohorts fiercely attacked our efforts. Our conservative candidates were accused of “infiltrating school boards” as if running for office was subversive activity.

Lesson Learned

Candidates backed by the Teacher Unions did not have to do much to get elected.   The Teacher Unions did all the heavy lifting and funding of those campaigns. With names like Union District Educators Association and Cambrian District Teachers Association, these unions sound like they care about children.  Most voters are fooled.  The Teacher Unions must control how the SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEES vote for several reasons:

  • MILLIONS of dollars in contracts are voted on each year by the school boards.  It I imperative that these contracts go to UNION SHOPS.
  • Teacher compensation packages are negotiated and approved by the school boards.  Teacher Unions are electing the school board trustees who will give them what they want!
  • Teacher Unions promote and help pass School Bond Measures.  Bonds can only be used for “building” projects like new roofs, air conditioning, paving, etc.  The more building projects the more contracts that go to UNION shops.

You Can Take this Information to the Bank

To ensure that a bond measure passes, most include a provision exempting homeowners who are disabled or 65+ from paying the assessed parcel tax. YOU MUST BE PROACTIVE AND REQUEST THE EXEMPTION FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

For Santa Clara County homeowners, follow the link below.  It lists the school districts and provides a contact information for requesting the exemption: