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RLCCA 2016 Convention

The 2016 Convention of the Republican Liberty Caucus of California will be held on Saturday, August 20th, in Claremont, California from 11:00 AM till 3:00 PM.

Buca di Beppo Claremont
505 West Foothill Boulevard
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: 909-399-3287
http://www.bucadibeppo.com/restaurants/ca/claremont/

RSVP to robertwvaughn@aol.com

The following RLCCA Officers and Directors will be elected at the Convention:

Chairman (Special Election)
At-Large Director (2)
Regional Directors (5)
All dues-paying RLCCA members who are registered to vote as Republicans in California are eligible to run for At-Large and Regional Directors. Regional Directors must reside in that region. Candidates for Chairman must also have served as members of the RLCCA board for six months and have been members of the organization for two years. The nominating period shall close at the end August 6, 2016 . Nominations must be seconded. Nominations shall be submitted in writing or via email to the Secretary.

The (5) Regions of the Charter are composed of the following California counties:

Bay Area Region: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara
Central Region: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, Sacramento, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura
Los Angeles Region: Los Angeles
North Region: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo, Yuba
South Region: Imperial, Inyo, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego

Statewide Proposition discussion and possible positions shall take place at convention.

All paid members are welcomed: even if you changed your registration to another party, you still have a voice. You must be a registered Republican to vote at convention or serve on the board, but RLC Associate Members from other parties are welcome and needed to serve on Committees, participate in convention discussions, and help organize our local chapter activities.

We ask you RSVP as soon as possible. The only fee is the cost of your meal plus $5 per person for tax and tip. If you have a friend who would like to join, new members and expired members may pay dues at convention ($45/year, with discounts potentially available), but please let us know how many you’re bringing when you RSVP.

Dinner will be buffet-style with two salads and two pastas selected from the menu below. Please let us know your preferences so we can place the order.

Insalate (Select Two)

•Mixed Green Salad
•Caesar Salad
•Apple Gorgonzola Salad (Served with House Bread)

Pasta/Baked Pasta (Select Two)

•Spaghetti Marinara
•Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
•Ravioli al Pomodoro
•Penne Basilica
•Penne San Remo
•Fettuccine Alfredo

Beverages: Unlimited Soft Drinks, Coffee & Tea

Here is a link to our bylaws http://www.rlcca.org/bylaws/

Your current Chairman

Robert W. Vaughn

Pop quiz CRP convention attendees: Who is your choice for president in 2016?

For Immediate Release

Pop quiz California Republican Party convention attendees: Who is your choice for president in 2016?

Rand Paul edges Walker as first choice for Republicans at Party’s spring convention.

Sacramento – March 1, 2015- California Republican Party spring convention attendees, responding to a single question Presidential Quiz, chose Rand Paul as their first choice for President in 2016. Dr. Paul, a Senator from Kentucky, narrowly edged Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin.

The quiz, sponsored by the Republican Liberty Caucus of California (RLCCA), asked “Who is your choice for President in 2016?” Respondents placed stickers next to a list of prospective candidates that included Senator Paul, Governor Walker, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, among others.

“The results were close, but more people chose the Senator from Kentucky, Dr. Rand Paul over all the ‘serious’ candidates,” said John Dennis, Chairman of the RLCCA. “If these results are any indication, we’re in for an exciting, interesting, close race for the Republican party nomination in 2016.”

Nearly 200 attendees answered the quiz. The results were:

Rand Paul 49 (24.5%)
Scott Walker 48 (24%)
Chris Christie 19 (9.5%)
Ben Carson 11 (5.5%)
Jeb Bush 10 (5%)
Marco Rubio 8 (4%)
Bobby Jindal 6 (3%)
Other 6 (3%)
Mike Huckabee 4 (2%)
Ted Cruz 3 (1.5%)
John Kasich 3 (1.5%)
Sarah Palin 2 (1%)
Rick Perry 1 (0.5%)
Rick Santorum 0 (0.0%)

Governor Christie spoke at the convention lunch on Thursday. Senator Paul was the featured speaker at the California Republican Party Fall 2014 convention in Los Angeles.
For more information, press only:

Matt Heath
(707) 327-9831
secretary@rlcca.org

www.rlcca.org
www.facebook.com/RLCCA

Log Cabin Republicans

The Republican Liberty Caucus of California supports the application of the California Log Cabin Republicans to become an official chartered volunteer organization of the California Republican Party and urges the California Republican Party Delegation to accept and pass their application.

RLCCA 2015 convention

The 2015 Convention of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Californiawill be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015, in Sacramento, California. The exact time and location are still TBD.

The following RLCCA Officers and Directors will be elected at the Convention:

  • Chairman
  • Vice Chairman
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • At-Large Director (special election)
  • Regional Director, Central (special election) — Central Region covers Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, Sacramento, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne, and Ventura Counties

All dues-paying RLCCA members who are registered to vote as Republicans in California are eligible to run for Secretary, Treasurer, or At-Large Director. Candidate for Central Regional Director must reside in that region. Candidates for Chairman or Vice Chairman must also have served as members of the RLCCA board for six months and have been members of the organization for two years.

Nominations are now open, and will remain open until Saturday, February 14 (14 days prior to convention). If you wish to make a nomination, please email contact@rlcca.org. All nominations must be seconded.

The Convention may also consider bylaws amendments and public policy resolutions, which may be proposed by either a majority of the Board of Directors or a petition of 25 regular members. If you wish to present such a petition or to recommend a measure for consideration by the board, please email contact@rlcca.org no later that Monday, January 19.

 

Republican Liberty Caucus Endorses Paul Hannosh for Congress

hannoshRepublican Liberty Caucus Endorses Paul Hannosh for Congress
March 28, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Eric Rall, secretary@rlcca.org

 

The Republican Liberty Caucus is pleased to announce the endorsement of Paul Hannosh in his campaign to represent California’s 8th Congressional District, which includes Inyo County, Mono County, and northern San Bernardino County. Hannosh is a US Army veteran, a school board member, and a schoolteacher. He is running for Congress on a platform that includes fiscal discipline, tax reform, ending NSA surveillance, and freeing education from federal interference.

Paul Hannosh is challenging incumbent Republican Paul Cook, whose voting record in the state legislature received the lowest score of any Republican in the RLCCA’s Liberty Index. The RLCCA is endorsing Hannosh over Cook in order to hold our elected officials accountable and improve the quality of representation. Anthony Rice, the RLCCA’s Southern Regional Director, says “Paul Hannosh is a passionate defender of liberty and has shown a great understanding of the US Constitution as a History Teacher. His limited government mentality is exactly what Congress needs.”

Paul Hannosh says, “As a Rand Paul supporter, I am thrilled to be given the Republican Liberty Caucus national endorsement. The problems we face in America are not due to political gridlock but due to a nanny state mentality at home and abroad that seeks dragons to slay. Government doesn’t create jobs it just seeks it’s own preservation and expansion and has a parasitical effect on it’s host, the productive part of society. The ‘parasite’ of government has now grown to the point where it is endangering the health of its host and must be downsized. We now have nearly as many Americans on Welfare as working full time and we continue to spend more on Defense than the next 10 highest defense countries budgets combined. This cannot continue indefinitely. Either we address the problem now in an orderly fashion or we will be forced to address the problem in a state of chaos. I am willing to address this problem and start putting working Americans first, not our government establishment.”

The Republican Liberty Caucus urges our members to visit Paul Hannosh’s website (http://www.paulhannosh.com) and offer him your support.

Republican Liberty Caucus of California Endorses Zachary Taylor for Assembly

zachtaylorshakeRepublican Liberty Caucus of California Endorses Zachary Taylor for Assembly
March 24, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Eric Rall, secretary@rlcca.org

The Republican Liberty Caucus of California has endorsed Zachary Taylor in his campaign to represent California’s 46th Assembly District. Taylor is a post-production engineer in the Los Angeles area, and he is running on a platform of protecting Prop 13, safeguarding small businesses against burdensome regulations, and defending the constitutional rights of Californians.

Nick Hankoff, Chair of the Los Angeles Republican Liberty Caucus, says “Zachary Taylor’s clear, positive, and courageous voice for liberty will be a powerful addition to the California Assembly.”

Zachary Taylor welcomes the RLCCA’s endorsement, saying “I am honored to have the Endorsement of the Republican Liberty Caucus of the State of California. I am grateful to our former Republican leaders, Ron Paul and Ronald Reagan. It is exciting to be a part of the rising swell of the demand for true liberty as perceived by our Nation’s founders.  I will use my position in the State of California to exercise our state’s rights against unconstitutional federal laws.”

The Republican Liberty Caucus of California urges our members to visit Zachary Taylor’s website (http://www.electzacharytaylor.com) and offer him your support.

Republican Liberty Caucus of California Endorses Matt Heath for Assembly

Matt HeathRepublican Liberty Caucus of California Endorses Matt Heath for Assembly
March 5, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Eric Rall, secretary@rlcca.org

The Republican Liberty Caucus of California has endorsed Matt Heath in his campaign to represent California’s 2nd Assembly District. Heath is a Sonoma County small business owner and former school board trustee who has twice served as the chairman of the RLCCA and who lead Ron Paul’s 2012 campaign in Northern California. Heath is running on a platform of pension reform and restoring economic and personal freedom to the people of California.

Eric Rall, the Secretary of the RLCCA, says “Matt Heath is one of the most passionate and effective advocates for freedom I’ve had the honor of working with. It is his leadership that has built the RLCCA into what it is today, and that same leadership is desperately needed in Sacramento.”

Matt Heath welcomes the RLCCA’s endorsement, saying “It is an honor to be endorsed by the Republican Liberty Caucus of California. The RLCCA is the future of conservatism in California and it is my privilege to continue fighting for freedom with the liberty caucus.”

The Republican Liberty Caucus of California urges our members to visit Matt Heath’s website (http://heathforassembly.com) and offer him your support.

2013 Legislative Review Reports: SB 363

The RLCCA adopts positions on a number of bills each legislative session for the purpose of holding our elected representatives in Sacramento accountable. This post is part of a series showing how our positions compare to those of various elected officials.

If you would like to call a bill to our attention for rating in the current legislative review session, please comment on this post or send an email to contact@rlcca.org.

SB 363 — Requirement to secure firearms if residing with person prohibited from owning a firearm
Analysis This bill provides that any person who owns or possesses any firearm and resides with an individual who he/she knows is prohibited from possessing, receiving, owning, or purchasing a firearm be required to secure the firearm within a locked container, as defined, and store the firearm in a manner that the individual may not gain access to the firearm.
RLCCA Position No
Status Signed into law
Aye Nay Abstained
Governor

Jerry Brown

Senate

Joel Anderson

Jim Beall

Tom Berryhill

Marty Block

Ronald Calderon

Anthony Cannella

Ellen Corbett

Lou Correa

Mark DeSaulnier

Bill Emmerson

Noreen Evans

Jean Fuller

Ted Gaines

Cathleen Galgiani

Loni Hancock

Edward Hernandez

Jerry Hill

Ben Hueso

Bob Huff

Hannah-Beth Jackson

Steve Knight

Ricardo Lara

Mark Leno

Kevin De León

Ted Lieu

Carol Liu

Bill Monning

Jim Nielsen

Fran Pavley

Richard Roth

Darrell Steinberg

Norma Torres

Andy Vidak

Mimi Walters

Lois Wolk

Rod Wright

Mark Wyland

Leland Yee

Alex Padilla

Assembly

Katcho Achadjian

Luis Alejo

Tom Ammiano

Toni Atkins

Richard Bloom

Raul Bocanegra

Susan Bonilla

Rob Bonta

Steven Bradford

Cheryl Brown

Joan Buchanan

Ian Calderon

Nora Campos

Ed Chau

Wesley Chesbro

Rocky Chávez

Connie Conway

Tom Daly

Roger Dickinson

Susan Eggman

Paul Fong

Jim Frazier

Beth Gaines

Cristina Garcia

Mike Gatto

Jimmy Gomez

Lorena Gonzalez

Rich Gordon

Jeff Gorell

Adam Gray

Diane Harkey

Roger Hernández

Chris Holden

Reggie Jones-Sawyer

Marc Levine

Eric Linder

Dan Logue

Bonnie Lowenthal

Brian Maienschein

Allan Mansoor

Jose Medina

Holly Mitchell

Kevin Mullin

Al Muratsuchi

Adrin Nazarian

Brian Nestande

Kristin Olsen

Richard Pan

Henry Perea

John A. Pérez

V. Manuel Pérez

Bill Quirk

Sharon Quirk-Silva

Anthony Rendon

Rudy Salas

Nancy Skinner

Mark Stone

Phil Ting

Don Wagner

Marie Waldron

Shirley Weber

Bob Wieckowski

Das Williams

Mariko Yamada

Travis Allen

Ken Cooley

Tim Donnelly

Steve Fox

Shannon Grove

Curt Hagman

Brian Jones

Melissa Melendez

Mike Morrell

Jim Patterson

Scott Wilk

Frank Bigelow

Brian Dahle

Isadore Hall

2013 Legislative Review Reports: SB 509

The RLCCA adopts positions on a number of bills each legislative session for the purpose of holding our elected representatives in Sacramento accountable. This post is part of a series showing how our positions compare to those of various elected officials.

If you would like to call a bill to our attention for rating in the current legislative review session, please comment on this post or send an email to contact@rlcca.org.

SB 509 — California Health Benefit Exchange: background checks
Analysis This bill requires the executive board of the California Health Benefit Exchange to collect fingerprints from all current and prospective employees, contractors, volunteers, and vendors who would have access to personal or confidential information. These fingerprints would be submitted to the Department of Justice for the purpose of performing criminal background checks.While we sympathize with the goal of vetting government employees who would have access to sensitive personal information, mandatory fingerprinting seems a heavy-handed way of doing so.
RLCCA Position No
Status Signed into law
Aye Nay Abstained
Governor

Jerry Brown

Senate

Joel Anderson

Jim Beall

Tom Berryhill

Marty Block

Ronald Calderon

Anthony Cannella

Ellen Corbett

Lou Correa

Mark DeSaulnier

Bill Emmerson

Noreen Evans

Jean Fuller

Ted Gaines

Cathleen Galgiani

Loni Hancock

Edward Hernandez

Jerry Hill

Ben Hueso

Bob Huff

Hannah-Beth Jackson

Steve Knight

Ricardo Lara

Mark Leno

Kevin De León

Ted Lieu

Carol Liu

Bill Monning

Jim Nielsen

Alex Padilla

Fran Pavley

Curren Price

Richard Roth

Darrell Steinberg

Norma Torres

Mimi Walters

Lois Wolk

Rod Wright

Mark Wyland

Leland Yee

Assembly

Katcho Achadjian

Luis Alejo

Travis Allen

Tom Ammiano

Toni Atkins

Frank Bigelow

Richard Bloom

Bob Blumenfield

Raul Bocanegra

Susan Bonilla

Rob Bonta

Steven Bradford

Cheryl Brown

Joan Buchanan

Ian Calderon

Nora Campos

Ed Chau

Wesley Chesbro

Rocky Chávez

Connie Conway

Ken Cooley

Brian Dahle

Tom Daly

Roger Dickinson

Susan Eggman

Paul Fong

Steve Fox

Jim Frazier

Beth Gaines

Cristina Garcia

Mike Gatto

Jimmy Gomez

Lorena Gonzalez

Rich Gordon

Jeff Gorell

Adam Gray

Shannon Grove

Curt Hagman

Isadore Hall

Diane Harkey

Roger Hernández

Chris Holden

Brian Jones

Reggie Jones-Sawyer

Marc Levine

Eric Linder

Dan Logue

Bonnie Lowenthal

Brian Maienschein

Allan Mansoor

Jose Medina

Melissa Melendez

Holly Mitchell

Mike Morrell

Kevin Mullin

Al Muratsuchi

Adrin Nazarian

Brian Nestande

Kristin Olsen

Richard Pan

Henry Perea

John A. Pérez

V. Manuel Pérez

Bill Quirk

Sharon Quirk-Silva

Anthony Rendon

Rudy Salas

Nancy Skinner

Mark Stone

Phil Ting

Don Wagner

Marie Waldron

Shirley Weber

Bob Wieckowski

Scott Wilk

Das Williams

Mariko Yamada

Tim Donnelly

Jim Patterson

2013 Legislative Review Reports: SB 299

The RLCCA adopts positions on a number of bills each legislative session for the purpose of holding our elected representatives in Sacramento accountable. This post is part of a series showing how our positions compare to those of various elected officials.

If you would like to call a bill to our attention for rating in the current legislative review session, please comment on this post or send an email to contact@rlcca.org.

SB 299 — Increased penalties for failure to report lost/stolen handguns
Analysis This bill would increase penalties for failure to report a lost or stolen gun. Also would make exceptions for replacement. This bill seems to punish victims of crimes.
RLCCA Position No
Status Vetoed
Aye Nay Abstained
Governor

Jerry Brown

Senate

Jim Beall

Marty Block

Ronald Calderon

Ellen Corbett

Mark DeSaulnier

Noreen Evans

Loni Hancock

Edward Hernandez

Jerry Hill

Hannah-Beth Jackson

Ricardo Lara

Mark Leno

Kevin De León

Ted Lieu

Carol Liu

Bill Monning

Alex Padilla

Fran Pavley

Richard Roth

Darrell Steinberg

Norma Torres

Lois Wolk

Leland Yee

Joel Anderson

Tom Berryhill

Anthony Cannella

Lou Correa

Bill Emmerson

Jean Fuller

Ted Gaines

Cathleen Galgiani

Bob Huff

Steve Knight

Jim Nielsen

Andy Vidak

Rod Wright

Mark Wyland

Ben Hueso

Mimi Walters

Assembly

Luis Alejo

Tom Ammiano

Toni Atkins

Richard Bloom

Raul Bocanegra

Susan Bonilla

Rob Bonta

Steven Bradford

Joan Buchanan

Ian Calderon

Nora Campos

Ed Chau

Tom Daly

Roger Dickinson

Paul Fong

Cristina Garcia

Mike Gatto

Jimmy Gomez

Lorena Gonzalez

Rich Gordon

Isadore Hall

Roger Hernández

Chris Holden

Reggie Jones-Sawyer

Marc Levine

Bonnie Lowenthal

Holly Mitchell

Kevin Mullin

Adrin Nazarian

Richard Pan

Henry Perea

John A. Pérez

Bill Quirk

Sharon Quirk-Silva

Anthony Rendon

Nancy Skinner

Mark Stone

Phil Ting

Shirley Weber

Bob Wieckowski

Das Williams

Mariko Yamada

Katcho Achadjian

Travis Allen

Frank Bigelow

Rocky Chávez

Connie Conway

Ken Cooley

Brian Dahle

Tim Donnelly

Steve Fox

Jim Frazier

Beth Gaines

Jeff Gorell

Adam Gray

Shannon Grove

Curt Hagman

Diane Harkey

Brian Jones

Eric Linder

Dan Logue

Brian Maienschein

Allan Mansoor

Melissa Melendez

Mike Morrell

Al Muratsuchi

Brian Nestande

Kristin Olsen

Jim Patterson

V. Manuel Pérez

Rudy Salas

Don Wagner

Marie Waldron

Scott Wilk

Cheryl Brown

Wesley Chesbro

Susan Eggman

Jose Medina