The next meeting of the
Valley Republican Club will be on
5, 2008 at 7:00pm at
15555 Roscoe Blvd (just east of the 405),
2nd Floor Meeting Room, North Hills.
There is a $5.00 event fee, except for first
time visitors, students and guest speakers who
may attend at no cost.
We originally had scheduled Senatorial Candidate
Tony Strickland to speak at our August
meeting, but I got a call from Tony and he had
to cancel due to a conflict. We will have Tony
at a future meeting.
In his place we have an equally interesting
Kinney, of Public Opinion Strategies will
be our featured speaker.
will also talk to us about one of the most
important propositions that will appear on the
November ballot - redistricting.
Christiansen, Chief Operating Officer of
the California Republican Party, along with the
Victory '08 CRP Leadership will also be at the
meeting to talk about the campaign.
Featured Speaker: Steve Kinney - Public
Research and Analysis
Stephen M. Kinney is a partner
of Public Opinion Strategies, L.L.C., one of the
nation's premier political and public affairs
survey research firms. His institutional
knowledge, critical insight, and expertise in
survey analyses contribute to his reputation as
a highly respected pollster and strategist on
the current scene.
In his home state of California, Kinney's
political clients include or have included
former Governor Pete Wilson, former State
Treasurer and U.S. Senate candidate Matthew K.
Fong, Congressman Doug Ose, Senate Republican
Leader Jim Brulte, Assembly Republican Leader
Dave Cox, and LA County Supervisor Don Knabe.
In the Corporate/Public Affairs realm, Kinney's
California clients include the Association of
California Insurance Companies, the California
Farm Bureau Federation, the California
Restaurant Association, and the California
Correctional Peace Officers Association. Kinney
works extensively with statewide candidates,
legislative candidates, and local and statewide
initiative campaigns. Since 1992, Steve Kinney
has conducted research in 48 of the state's 80
assembly districts and 22 of the state's 40
senate districts. Whether on behalf of
individual candidates, the Republican caucus, or
independent organizations concerned with the
outcome of the elections, we have been involved
in virtually every competitive state legislative
race in the last decade.
Victory '08 Campaign
Bill Christiansen, CRP COO
Bill Christiansen, Chief Operating Officer of
the California Republican Party will do a
presentation on the Victory '08 Campaign.
The campaign is starting to get into high gear.
We are determined to win California for John
McCain and we are determined to see that all of
our Republican candidates for Congress, State
Senate and Assembly receive our support.
We need your participation if Republicans are to
win in November.
We need volunteers to walk precincts or to make
phone calls. For those that haven't done it
before, we will train you. It is very easy.
Please send me
an email indicating your willingness to
participate in the Victory '08 campaign in some
capacity, to assure that we achieve Victory in
Propositions on the November Ballot
At our September meeting we will have a
full presentation and discussion of all the
propositions - state, county and city, on the
November ballot. We won't have time at the
August meeting for a full discussion of all
measures, but we will discuss the
Proposition (Proposition 11) and the
Neighborhoods Act (Proposition 6).
will talk to us about them. You can find the
summary of Proposition 6 (Safe Neighborhoods)
here and the full text
here. You can find the summary of
Proposition 11 (Redistricting - known as Voters
here and the full text
The September meeting will be devoted entirely
to full discussion of each of the Propositions.
We expect to have a speaker for the September
meeting who will speak on the
Amendment (Proposition 8).
We have put up on the SFVRC web site
here a listing of the Propositions and our
recommended positions. You can also get there
by going to www.sfvrc.org and clicking on
"Talking Points" in the menu on the left side of
You will also find there a
presentation prepared by the Republican
Assembly Caucus (thanks to Raffi Najarian,
President of the Glendale-Burbank Republican
Assembly) which lists all the Propositions, the
arguments for and against and the recommendation
of the Republican Assembly Caucus. We agree
with their decision on each Proposition.
John McCain and Barack Obama Together
The Candidates will appear at the Saddleback
Church in Orange County.
Sens. John McCain and Barack
Obama, respective presumed Republican and
Democratic presidential nominees, will end the
primary season by making their first joint
appearance of the 2008 campaign at Saddleback
Church on Saturday, Aug.16 at the Saddleback
Civil Forum on Leadership and Compassion. Dr.
Rick Warren, founding pastor of the
22,000-member Orange County, Calif. mega church
and moderator for the event, made the
announcement today upon confirmation by both
"We're honored that the candidates chose The
Saddleback Civil Forum on Leadership and
Compassion for their first joint appearance, an
unprecedented opportunity for America to hear
both men back-to-back on the same platform,"
Warren said. "This is a critical time for our
nation and the American people deserve to hear
both candidates speak from the heart - without
interruption - in a civil and thoughtful format
absent the partisan 'gotcha' questions that
typically produce heat instead of light.
Warren confirmed that, at the candidates'
request, this two-hour event from 5-7 p.m. (PDT)
will be held in a non-debate format and open to
all media. Both candidates also requested that
questions be posed exclusively by Warren,
instead of a panel or members of the audience.
Each will converse separately with Warren for
approximately one-hour, beginning with Sen.
Obama as determined by a coin toss. This
historic forum will be the only joint campaign
event prior to each party's national convention.
here for more information.
RJC - September 9th
Republican Jewish Coalition Grass-Roots Valley
Date!! On September 9, 2008 the San
Fernando Valley Republican Club will join
with the Republican Jewish Coalition to
present a joint event at the Sportsmen's
It will be a RJC/GOP grass-roots educational
event with political expert Arnold Steinberg
and an ice cream party!