Down to the Wire on the “Co-ed Potty Law”
We are sweating bullets as the signature collection effort to repeal the co-ed bathroom law approaches its deadline to turn in signatures. This week, we have received emails from PrivacyforallStudents.com, the group running the petition effort, that churches are surging across the state this weekend to collect signatures. The communication stressed that every signature counts.
PrivacyforallStudents needs almost 505,000 valid signatures to qualify for the November 2014 ballot. Because of incorrectly signed petitions, the group estimates it needs about 725,000 signatures to qualify.
The Redlands Tea Party Patriots, as of Oct. 28, has 2,534 signatures, a total well above our initial goal of 2014 signatures. But despite our best efforts, our best efforts may not be enough. Again, the tally is expected to be close. Mail all signatures — even if it’s just one — to the group (the address is on the bottom of the petition) via snail-mail by Friday, Nov. 1. If you wait until Monday, Nov. 4, you must overnight them. They must reach Sacramento by Wednesday, Nov. 6. And please don’t forget to sign the bottom!
If this qualifies, polls internal to the state GOP show this law could go down by an 80/20 split, an incredibly humiliating loss for Gov. Jerry Brown as well as all the Sacramento liberals who voted for this most immoral and indefensible law. If it qualifies, the law is stayed until we vote.
If this law fails, how will we look into the eyes of our children and say we failed to stop boys and girls sharing the same showers, bathrooms, sports teams and locker rooms?
Even if this effort fails, we will remember the locally elected officials who stood with our children by signing petitions and those who stood with their special interests and refused to sign.
Locally, the only member of the Redlands City Council to sign the petition was Pat Gilbreath. All the others – Pete Aguilar (yes, the one running for Congress), Jon Harrison, Bob Gardner and Paul Foster – all refused to sign during the Oct. 15 council meeting when one of our members made a presentation and gave them all an opportunity to sign.
For the Redlands Unified School Board, Neal Waner, Ron McPeck, and Dona West have all signed petitions. We have yet to hear back from Patty Holohan and Pat Kohlmeier.
Amnesty among Republicans is again on the rise — this time from US Congressman Darrell Issa, a key player in the US House. His taking up this legislation means RINO Republicans have somehow convinced themselves that granting amnesty is good for them politically (regardless of the obvious and horrific consequences for the country).
We would like to give an assist to our friends near the south border: San Diegans for Secure Borders Coalition, Tri-City Tea Party, Vista Tea Party Patriots, among the groups organizing the protests. If you can go, please bring every flag and sign in your arsenal.
If you cannot attend the rally, please drop off your own personal letter to Rep. Issa’s office during business hours or fax it to 760-599-1178.
You can also send Issa a message through his website:
Keep calling the Vista office opposing his amnesty bill, 760-599-5000. Every phone call is tabulated and will show Issa that his pro-amnesty bill is rejected by the American people.
Closer to Redlands, we are excited about Rick Liuag, who will discuss “Surviving Obamacare” at our next meeting on Nov. 7. Speaking of Obamacare, check out our own Marilyn Snyder’s column in the Redlands Daily Facts this week! We hear it’s a doozy!
We will not have a December meeting. Our January meeting will be Jan. 9, the second Thursday that month, as to not conflict with the end of the holiday season. At that January meeting, Pete Schrader, candidate for San Bernardino County Sheriff will speak. We will also lay out our 2014 campaign attack strategy.
For our February 6 meeting, we have confirmed TeaPAC President Mike Alexander (speaking at the Nov. 10 event in the next column) who will discuss his various initiative projects for California in 2014 — including ones for voter registration ID and the proportional representation for national elections, meaning Electoral College votes are awarded by congressional district and not winner-take-all.
Patriots! We have so many things going on. We hope to make more announcements at our November meeting when details are firm.
But before we sign off, we would like to thank Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder for telling leftists this month to go pound sand for demanding his Redskins change its nickname. In a most diplomatic letter on Oct. 9, Snyder reminded the nation that 90 percent of all American Indians do not find the Redskins name offensive. Also mentioned was how a South Dakota tribe designed the Redskins logo in 1973. The letter also included how, according to an Associated Press survey in April, 79 percent of the respondents approved of Redskins while only 11 percent disapproved of Redskins — proving yet again that a vocal and leftist minority can get disproportionate attention thanks to a like-minded liberal media.
So hail to the Redskins and Dan Synder for standing up to the left! We wish more of our corporate leaders would stand their ground instead of running from the fight because a whiny special-interest group, while operating in a media echo-chamber, is playing the victim card from the bottom of its race-card deck.
10/30 Republican Victory Office grand opening, 1210 Nevada Street, suite 202, Redlands. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free pizza and soft drinks. This event is the first California Republican Party volunteer information night. Please RSVP by calling (562)900-0336 or firstname.lastname@example.org
10/31: No Amnesty Protest and Press Conference, office of US Congressman Darrell Issa, 11 a.m., 1800 Thibodo Road, suite 310, Vista, CA 92081. Organized by the San Diegans for Secure Borders Coalition, Tri-City Tea Party, Vista Tea Party Patriots.
11/5&19: Redlands City Council, 35 Cajon St., Redlands. Meetings held first and third Tuesday of each month. The closed session begins at 5 p.m. and the public session begins at 6 p.m.
11/7: General meeting, Redlands Tea Party Patriots, Mill Creek Cattle Co., 1874 Mentone Blvd., Mentone, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. General meeting the first Thursday of each month. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. A no-host dinner precedes the meeting. Main speaker is Rick Liuag, his topic is “Surviving Obamacare.” No meeting in December. Our next meeting is the second Thursday in January, which is Jan. 9.
11/10: California Tax Revolt, 50 East Green Street, Pasadena, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. TeaPAC President Michael Alexander will discuss taking California back. Speakers include Tim Donnelly, John Eastman, Donna Lowe. RSVP to (626) 792-1772 or email@example.com
11/12&26: Redlands Unified School District Board of Education meeting, 25 West Lugonia Ave., 7 p.m. The board meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.
11/16: Coffee with the Council, Olive Avenue Market, 530 W. Olive Ave., 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Location and council member attending changes each month.