Sacramento Republican Women Federated

AFFILIATED WITH THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN

A DIAMOND AWARD CLUB

Republican Women Working Together To Make A Difference

Vice President:

Sylvia Marchi-Glynn

(530) 219-6598

sylivamarchi@aol.com


Volume 15 Issue 1

President:

Tabitha Gomez

(916)206-6467

SRWFpresident@gmail.com

Membership:

Janice Price

(916) 838-9980

sacramentorwf@gmail.com

NEXT LUNCHEON MEETING

Wednesday, January 12th

North Ridge Country Club

7600 Madison Avenue, Fair Oaks, CA

Registration starts at 11:30 AM

Lunch & Meeting from 12 - 2 PM


Menu

Chicken Parmesan w/whipped potatoes & vegetables

Cannoli for dessert

$30 including side salad, tea and coffee


Reservation Deadline: at noon Thursday, Jan. 6th

RSVP at (916) 773-1623

Pay Pal will be available again, effective

January 3, 2022



A reservation made is a reservation paid!

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Featured Speaker:

Carol Hadley

National Federation of

Republican Woman

3rd Vice President

"Be a participant in life, not a spectator."


Click here for Complete Bio

EVENING CLUB MEETING

THURSDAY, JANUARY 13th

7 until 8:30 PM

SACRAMENTO COUNTY REPUBLICAN

PARTY HEADQUARTERS

9851 Horn Road, Sacramento, CA 95827


FEATURED SPEAKER

CANDIDATE FOR U.S. HOUSE

TAMIKA HAMILTON

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Tabitha Gomez

SRWF President



THE PRESIDENTS MESSAGE

I’d like to begin by wishing you a happy, prosperous, and healthy New Year!

 

First, let me say how grateful I am to be part of such a wonderful organization of women! Mahatma Gandhi was quoted as saying, “Be the change you wish to see in the world” and that’s exactly what I intend on doing as President of Sacramento Republican Women Federated!

 

The 2022 Board members and I are thrilled to have Carol Hadley, NFRW 3rd VP as our special guest in January and will be doing the honor of installing the 2022 board including yours truly … as President! Carol has been a member of the Federation of Republican Women for over 40 years, having been a member in California, Oregon, Wyoming, Texas, and Washington. Recently elected as 2022-2023 NFRW 3rd Vice President. Currently she is NFRW Campaign Committee Chair. Previously, she has been NFRW Member At Large, assigned as Region 1 Director for Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada and Oregon. Additional previous committees: NFRW Caring for America Chair 2014-2015, and 2016-2017, and member of other NFRW Committees. Including NFRW Regent for the past nine years. Carol’s resume is long and impressive!!! You can read her entire bio in the Guest Speaker area of our newsletter.

 

We are projecting to have a Whistle Stop in April. There’s still a lot of unknown out there, but as they finalize the district lines, we will know more of who’s running where and will keep you updated as we get closer. This is a favorite event for many of you ladies and everyone loves to meet the candidates!

 

We have an extraordinary makeup of women this year and I can assure you we are all looking forward to working in-sync to bring more like-minded women together through our general meetings and satellite club and help us empower more Republican men & women to run for political positions and support the current candidates and rising GOP stars! For those who are unable to attend the general meetings, we have an evening Satellite Club which Megan Masten hosts on the Thursday following our Wednesday meeting from 7:00-8:30 PM at Sacramento GOP Headquarters. Meetings are free to attend, and it’s a great avenue to meet other women who want to make a difference. Be sure to follow and like us on our social media websites!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sacramentorwf

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sacramentorwf/


Reminder!!! The General Meeting, is on January 12, 2022. Please mark your calendars of this special change for January 2022 only. Be sure to call the reservation line ASAP (916-773-1623) and let them know your menu choice and how many will be in your party, this helps us know how many to expect for the meeting and helps the kitchen staff know how much food they will need to purchase in advance. A reservation made is a reservation paid!


What I’m really looking forward to is getting to know each one of you. I will be spending the next few weeks reaching out to you by phone to say hello and introducing myself, that is, if I haven’t already! Many of you already know me from previously being on the SRWF board, for those of you who don’t, my name is Tabitha Gomez. I’m a native to the Sacramento area. I’m an Air Force daughter, a Marine wife, mom of 8 kids (blended family) and I represent 5 of our kids who have served (4 Veterans & 1 still serving) in the Army and Navy, as being the Past President of Sacramento Blue Star Moms. I can’t forget to mention that my wonderful husband Mike, who recently retired as a Captain from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and I have 17 grandchildren!!! Let me just say this, as parents and grandparents, we feel as if we have been there … done that … got the T-shirt … been there several more times because we didn’t learn the first few times & dare I say looking forward to the next chapter!!!

 

In closing, let me share with you that I welcome you to reach out to me. My phone is always on, & I check my email several times a day. I look forward to hearing from you.


With Gratitude,

Tab

SRWF, 2022 President

916-206-6467

Tgomez6467@gmail.com

Top 6 Reasons People Leave California and Why We Need to Take Back Our State!


1. High Cost of Living and Income Tax Rate

California is an expensive place to live. The average cost of a medium price home in California is $600,000. The latest data from Zillow shows that the median rent in California in mid-2020 is $2,800 over the national average of $1,600. Simply put, if you are not wealthy or ready to live with friends or relatives you can’t afford to live in California.

Let’s not forget the income tax rate is currently at 13.3%, and legislators want to increase it to almost 17%. The move would not just affect rich residents of California but also small entrepreneurs, most of whom are facing challenges related to COVID-19 lockdowns and shutdowns and ridiculous regulations inhibiting business and commerce. The sales tax is more than 7% already and there’s a $0.50 gas tax, one of three tax hikes imposed by the voters to improve our roads. Let’s hope this latest gas tax, gets used to fix our roads highways and bridges, not like the last two gas tax measures that were diverted into the general fund and social services.


2. Rising State Taxes

California is one of the two states with a tax rate of more than 10% (the other is Hawaii). Simply put, someone who makes $50,000 per annum would be paying $9,679 in state and federal taxes. Someone who makes $100,000 per year would have to spend $28,923. Those that make $500,000 per annum would be paying a whopping $210,949.


3. Political Issues

A lot of residents of California are in support of the policies of their state. However, a lot of conservative and even reasonable voters feel California is moving too far to the left. Ben Shapiro, a conservative journalist talked about his personal decision to move out of the state, stating increasing union influence, limitation on law enforcement officials, looting, and the stop to standardized testing in state universities as some of the factors that aided in his decision to relocate to another State.

Others mentioned that they feel that their votes in California don’t count while others still complain that politicians focus on the needs of large cities while leaving the needs and wishes of residents of rural areas unattended.


4. Crime

Preliminary data from four of California’s major cities—Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, and San Francisco—show increases in property and violent crime numbers this past year. (crime numbers January 1, 2020-October 31, 2021) In particular, the troubling increase in homicides that we saw in 2020 appears to continue—homicides in these cities are up by about 17% in 2021. The increase in property crime in 2021 was driven by car break-ins and auto thefts. While this news is disconcerting, it is worth noting that overall reported violent and property crimes are now similar to pre-pandemic levels; property crime was at a historic low in 2020, and violent crime was relatively low as well, similar to levels of the late 1960s. It is important to note that while these cities make their data quickly available for analysis, the numbers are preliminary: law enforcement agencies update and review the data before submitting them to the Department of Justice as official statistics.

Comparing January–October 2020 to the same period in 2021, violent crimes increased by 5%, ranging from close to 17% in Oakland to about 1% in Los Angeles. In the first few months of the pandemic, the monthly number of violent crimes dropped notably; it then rose to pre-pandemic levels by fall 2020 and declined again until early 2021. After that, violent crime increased from about 8,000–8,500 per month to around 9,500–10,000, where it has stayed since July 2021. While there were more reported crimes for all four violent offenses (homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault), about three-fourths of the overall increase in violent crime stems from aggravated assaults, the most common violent offense as reported in part by Public Policy Institute of California December 14, 2021.


5. Social Challenges

California has over 150,000 homeless people, no other state has up to that, and many of which are either mentally ill or addicted to drugs. They expose themselves in places where they are noticeable by children and many other challenges reported by residents. Former residents mentioned that homeless individuals can be seen everywhere in the state, even in areas where wealthy people live.

Others complain that there has been increasing in homeless encampments in suburban locations all over the state. The majority of former residents of the state feel that the California government is either not doing its best in solving the problem or is just compounding the problem.


6. Devastating Wildfires

More than 8700 fires burned 4,257,059 acres of land in California in 2020. This makes 2020 the biggest loss in the history of the state. Former residents of California made their frustration known on the issue of fires that are not likely to turn less dangerous in the coming future.



As a result of the Governor’s Prison Reform Policies, tens of thousands of incarcerated California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) inmates have been released early. Many Level II inmates where highly trained by the department to work alongside CalFire firefighters, fighting wildfires. As such, CDCR has closed eight Fire Camps Statewide and are in the process of closing the California Correctional Center in Susanville Ca. one of the firefighter training prisons for inmate firefighters.


Information above provided via articles from:

Zillow, Moving APT, the Public Policy Institute of California, Cal Fire and Correctional Captain, CDCR.

FOR REVIEW PRIOR TO JANUARY 12TH GENERAL LUNCHEON MEETING


November 2021 Minutes for Approval @ January General Meeting

December 2021 Minutes for Approval @ January General Meeting


For corrections or additions, please contact Jane Taff prior to the January General

Meeting. 916 517-0342 or jane@taffenterprises.com

 

To review the Previous Treasurer Reports prior to January 12th General Luncheon Meeting

November 2021 Treasurer's Report for Review Here

December Treasurer's Report will be presented at the General Meeting

For questions, please contact Treasurer Shelly Waggoner

prior to the January General Meeting

480 296-9076 or shellsranch@gmail.com

If you receive the newsletter by snail mail, for copies of Minutes please contact Jane Taff

916 517-0342 and for Treasurer's Reports, Michelle Waggoner 480 296-9076.

Janice Price

2nd V.P. Membership Chair


GET ACTIVE, DO YOUR PART AND BECOME INVOLVED!



WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Happy New Year to All our Wonderful Patriotic Ladies and Associates!!!! Hoping this message finds You and Your families wonderful, safe and healthy! Thank you to all our members and guests who celebrated our Holiday Winter Wonderland at the Northridge Country Club on December 4th. It was indeed a spectacular, a magical and a picturesque extravaganza as far as the trees you could see, the snow that you touched, the pond that shimmered and the toasting of the marshmallows around the campfire. This beautiful enchantment was truly a celebration of and for our 2021 members, their guests, our past presidents, our dignitaries and “our special guest speaker, Kevin Kiley!” The festivities were for sure, extra special for everyone to enjoy!

Now we are here in January of 2022, the beginning of a new year….. Our 2022 1st Per Capita Report (PCR) is due at the end of the month. Our membership needs to continue to grow, grow and grow!!! Our membership numbers are documented thru our PCR detailing our members who have renewed their 2022 membership dues, our new members, our associates/affiliates and students.

Effective, January 1, 2022, our cost of SRWF’S Membership fees will remain the same as last years … $40. Invite your friends to become our 2022 new members and watch our membership go up and up.

To renew your membership, please send your completed 2022 renewal application and your fees (cash or check made payable to SRWF) to your 2nd VP of Membership: Janice Price, 6430 Quiescence Lane, #A, Carmichael, CA 95608. If you have any questions regarding your membership, or receiving your Monthly Newsletter, please contact Janice by Phone: (916) 838-9980 or by email: jprice1156@gmail.com Happy New Year!!May this 2022 New Year Bring Peace to Your Hearts, Warmth to Your Homes, Cheers to Your Spirit, and Joy to OUR World!!

Yours truly, Janice

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Susan McCrea

Americanism

Article


The Rise of Socialism:

In Politics in the USA, Part I

Socialism, a system in which government controls some or all of its shared commodities and properties, clashes with “government by the people”—one of the main tenets of our great Republic. Waves of immigrants, even at the beginning of our country, attempted to bring their socialist ideas to our Yankee, freedom-loving soil. In the first half of the nineteenth century, a group of German and Austrian arrivals tried in vain through magazines and lectures in their native tongue to plant their concepts of socialism gleaned from European politics. Experimental socialist communities, like Robert Owen’s “New Harmony” in Indiana in 1825, sprang up but were short-lived.

 

After 1850, the Industrial Revolution’s unfair labor practices (too long hours and poor working conditions) created unrest and greater disparities between the rich and the poor. The German philosopher, Karl Marx, fed his thoughts into discontented workers, many recent immigrants who espoused his radical ideas: “Workers of the world unite” and fighting capitalism, “the enemy”.

 

Not dealing with injustices through the courts or by trying to create new laws, labor organized strikes. Advocating for an eight-hour day, strikers became violent at Chicago’s McCormick Reaper Works. The police opened fire, wounded, and killed several of them. The next day, on May 4, 1866, at a protest now named the Haymarket Riot, a deadly bomb was thrown at seven Chicago police officers in retaliation.

 

Wanting to use ballots instead of strikes, other socialist activists formed political parties to change the minds of Americans to accept their ideas. One of these parties was the Socialist Labor Party in 1877. Eleven years later the author Ralph Bellamy’s Looking Backward, the third most popular and influential American novel after Ben Hur and Uncle Tom’s Cabin, helped the socialist political cause by creating a widely read story of a Bostonian man, Julian West, who wakes up in 2000 to an ideal socialist state. Bellamy Clubs followed his ideas.

 

In the next few decades, the most prominent face of socialism was Eugene Debs, a colorful Democrat from Indiana and son of French immigrants. He found the American Railway Union and was arrested during the Pullman Strike of 1894. During his time in jail, he read Marx and other socialist writers and had a strong conversion to socialism. He left the Democratic Party and became a founding member of the Social Democratic Party of America (1898) and the United Socialist Party of America (1901). Between 1900-20, during the period now called by some, the Golden Age of Socialism in the USA, Debs ran for the Presidency five times. In the 1912 election, he gained 6% of the popular vote. There were also two congressmen and over a thousand other political officials elected on the Socialist Party ticket in that era.

 

“History and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government,” stated George Washington in his famous Farewell Address. Although taken out of context, his words seem to have prophetic import. At the start of the twentieth century, through the power of the pen, the persuasion of converts, the force of strikes, and the creation of a political platform, the foreign ideas of socialism and communism made small inroads into some American hearts and minds, especially those trying to find materialistic solutions to ills in our society—without God. (To be continued in Part II).

TAKING BACK OUR SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Sacramento County Republican Party has a way for you to participate in taking back our school Districts! Mothers Grandmothers and concerned taxpayers can be alerted to their School Board District's agendas and be alerted when something requires participation! Assistance in running for your School Board is also available. Sac County GOP Chair and Member Betsy Mahan has done an excellent job of providing a webpage with wonderful information. For more information or to sign up for your school district

Click Here

or visit the SCRP website: www.saccountygop.com

Karen Juten

Director of Education


The California Supreme Court agrees To Hear A Case Against a 2017 California Law — Senate Bill 219, Which Punishes People For Not Using Preferred LGBT Pronouns

 

If a law forces you to say something that conflicts with your religious beliefs, is that free speech?

 

Should you go to jail if you don’t use the preferred pronoun?

 

What about a student who tells the teacher a different pronoun on different days and then sues the teacher for not remembering what sex, if any, the student is on that particular day.

 

The California Third Appellate District Court of Appeals' three-judge panel unanimously ruled against the law's section on pronoun use last July. The judges agreed with “Taking Offense” and Attorney David Llewellyn, Jr. contested the law for violating the "rights to free speech, free exercise of religion, and freedoms of thought and belief" of long-term care facilities' staff.

The law's pronouns section was a "content-based restriction of speech that does not survive strict scrutiny,” stated the judges.

 

Apparently, this decision doesn’t settle the case for the First amendment’s Right to Free Speech. The pronouns section of

 

Senate Bill 219 will now be heard by the California Supreme Court.

 

https://www.christianitydaily.com/articles/13956/20211117/california-supreme-court-to-decide-whether-those-who-refuse-to-use-lgbt-pronouns-should-be-put-in-jail.htm

 

California Supreme Court to Decide if Pronoun Misuse Can Lead to Jail Time - Michael Foust



 Give us liberty or give us death!

SRWF Membership

2022 Membership Fee $40

Contact Janice Price, Membership Chair for SWRF Membership application

Phone: 916-838-9980

Email: jprice1156@gmail.com

Mailing Address for application:

ATTN: SRWF, 6430 Quiescence Lane #A, Carmichael, CA 95608

Thank you to everyone who donated to the three Pregnancy Centers in the Sacramento region for our Christmas fundraiser. We were able to bless Alternative Pregnancy Center, Sacramento Life Center and Sierra Pregnancy Clinic with funds and baby supplies. We also brought awareness with our Baby Feet campaign, showing the development of a ten-week baby in the womb. 

Among their many free pregnancy services, all three of the Centers are saving the babies of women who change their minds after ingesting the first Abortion pills. Sierra Pregnancy Clinic told us they had saved several babies in the last few months where mothers desperately wanted to reverse their decision. One mother carrying twins, called them and got immediate medical attention. Today she is still carrying a healthy boy and girl.

Because of the Pro-Life cases before the Supreme Court, more families have become aware of the human rights for all stages of life. The Pregnancy Centers will see a huge growth in needs. Our Caring for America will continue to help them through 2022. We will let you know about their annual fundraising Gala’s this coming year and find other ways to increase their services in keeping with the National Republican Party’s pro-life Platform.

God bless you all,

Olga Hermann – Chair

Caring for America

California Trailblazers hosts a Virtual Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Workshop for Candidates & Treasurers. The Workshop will cover topics including: how to get started, bank account rules, contributions, fundraisers, mass mailings, campaign reports, post-election responsibilities, and tools and resources. We'll also receive a special welcome from FPPC Commissioner Catharine Baker! 

REGISTER HERE for ALL the Trailblazer Training Classes: https://www.cagop.org/s/trailblazers

It's time to go outside your comfort zone to help save our communities, state and nation. This comprehensive training hosted by the CAGOP will take place in mid-February and SacCountyGOP is planning an earlier "How to Get Started" training in January since candidates can start to pull papers to file their intention to run for local, state, and federal offices now! Sign up for the CAGOP training to learn how to go beyond the realm of keyboard warriors - and get things done! February 12, 2022 @ 9:30 am

Out deepest condolences to Congressman Tom McClintock and family for the loss of his wife of 34 years, Lori McClintock. May God carress you and your family in His healing grace, and may your warm treasured memories bring you comfort as you grieve.  

Placer County Supervisor Suzanne Jones has written a memorial that is on our website: www.sacramentorwf.org 

Calendar of Events

January 1 - New Year

January 5 - CaGOP Basic Candidate Training by Zoom (see article above)

January 12 - Sacramento RWF Luncheon Meeting - North Ridge CC 11:30 am

January 12 - Executive Board Meeting directly after Luncheon Meeting

January 13 - Evening Club Meeting 7 pm SCRP Headquarters

January 17 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 19 - Sac County Central Committee meeting - 7 pm location to be announced

February 2 - Sacramento RWF Luncheon Meeting - North Ridge CC 11:30 am

February 2 - Executive Board Meeting directly after Luncheon Meeting

February 3 - Evening Club Meeting 7 pm SCRP Headquarters

February 14 - President's Day

February 16 - Candidate Development Training CRP Headquarters (see above article)

February 16 - Sac County Central Committee meeting-7 pm location to be announced



Contact Janice Price: jprice1156@gmail.com or Tabitha Gomez: president@sacramentorwf.org if you would desire our newsletter by e-mail, or have any changes to your e-mail addresses, or have friends’ e-mail addresses that you would like to encourage to join by introducing them by way of our newsletter. WATCH FOR YOUR NEWSLETTER E-BLASTS: Next one is January 19th. The snail mail versions will be mailed on the same date.