The San Ramon Valley Republican Women Federated



Crow Canyon Country Club
711 Silver Lake Drive
Danville, California
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Social 11:30 am; Lunch and speaker at noon
$30 per person


Please RSVP* by Thursday, May 17 to 
srvrwf.lunch@gmail.com or call 925-820-0774

*Crow Canyon has informed us that reservations made after the deadline will not be guaranteed a place.




I AM A REPUBLICAN BECAUSE…
I believe that the proper function of government is to do for the people those things that have to be done but cannot be done, or cannot be done as well by individuals, and that the most effective form of government is government closest to the people.
I believe that good government is based on the individual and that each person’s ability, dignity, freedom and responsibility must be honored and recognized.
I believe that free enterprise and the encouragement of individual initiative and incentive have given this nation an economic system second to none.
I believe that sound money policy should be our goal.
I believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal
opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, age, sex or national origin. And that persons with disabilities would be afforded equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity as well.
I believe we must retain those principles worth retaining, yet always be receptive to new ideas with an outlook broad enough to accommodate thoughtful change and varying points of view.
I believe that Americans value and should preserve their feeling of national strength and pride, and at the same time share with people everywhere a desire for peace and freedom and the extension of human rights throughout the world.
Finally, I believe that the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.

are proud to present a panel discussion with:
Allen Shields
Danville Chief of Police
Linda Turnbull
Director, Teen Esteem
Patty Hoyt
Counselor, Discovery Center
What is the Opioid epidemic? How is it effecting our community? What about the new epidemic of “vaping” among our school age children? Come and learn about these issues and so much more at our May luncheon! Moderator for this lively event will be our Club President and former Danville Mayor Renee Morgan.
Prop Spotlight: Prop 70

Vote Requirement to Use Cap and Trade Funds Amendment

The CFRW Recommends a NO Vote

Ballot Title: Requires Legislative Supermajority Vote Approving Use of Cap-and-trade Reserve Fund. Legislative Constitutional Amendment

Ballot Summary:

  Beginning in 2024, cap-and-trade revenues will accumulate in a reserve fund.
  These cap-and-trade revenues cannot be used unless the Legislature authorizes such use by a two-thirds majority.
  On the effective date of any such authorization, the requirement that new revenues accumulate in this reserve fund will expire.
  Suspends certain tax exemptions, including for equipment used in manufacturing and research and development, beginning in 2024, until the effective date of any such authorization

Background

AB 32 was passed in 2006. It created California’s Cap and Trade program, whereby the California Air Resources Board monitors and regulates the greenhouse gas emissions of businesses with the goal of 1990 levels by 2020. Last year, the legislature passed AB 398 to extend Cap and Trade to 2030, giving CARB regulating powers once more. AB 398 needed a 2/3rds vote in each chamber to pass. A deal was struck and 8 Republicans (7 Assembly members and 1 Senator) voted for the extension of Cap and Trade in exchange for a repeal of the Fire Tax (until 2031) and Prop 70 being on the June ballot.

Talking Points

-Prop 70 is a straw man. The “if we don’t pass it, we might get something worse” argument doesn’t work here. This was a bad deal that a few Republicans made, allowing three vulnerable Democrats to vote against the Cap and Trade extension.

-There is no guarantee that the Cap and Trade funding will be allocated in any way that benefits taxpayers. There is also no guarantee that it will not be sent to fund the High Speed Rail project.

-Again, there is also no guarantee that a 2/3rds vote in both chambers will be a bi-partisan vote. Republicans are currently in the super-minority, so a measure like this would do nothing to protect taxpayers or provide bi-partisanship.

-It is time for Californians to stand up to the legislative Democrat bullying. This deal was made with broad Democrat support, and now virtually every legislative Democrat except Governor Jerry Brown opposes it. The Republicans who made this deal were duped. This might sound like enough reason to support Prop 70, but a message should be sent to Sacramento. Duplicitous back-room deals should not be tolerated from EITHER party.


Official CFRW Positions

Prop 68: NO

Prop 69: NO

Prop 70: NO

Prop 71: YES

Prop 72: YES

Thanks to Allison Olson, our Advocate in Sacramento!!