"Have We Hit Rock Bottom?" - The Silver Lining in the Cloud
How the current & future fiscal state of California impacts us & how to manage through it.
Jack Weir is a long-time taxpayer advocate, retired Bell executive and organizational consultant. He has served on three school district bond oversight committees and is a former board member of the California League of Bond Oversight Committees. He has also served as a director of the County Connection transit agency and as a Pleasant Hill City Councilman.
He carries into his Presidency of the Contra Costa Taxpayers Association the same principles that he held throughout his long public service, namely, that:
- We only need government to provide those services we cannot do for ourselves
- Government exists to serve us, not vice versa
- Government, at all levels, must live within its means, just as our families must do
- Direct and indirect taxes (of all kinds) now constitute the largest segment of working families’ budgets. This is wrong and unsustainable.
Founded in 1937, the Contra Costa County Taxpayers Association leads the way in providing fiscal oversight of local government. It actively resists unwarranted taxes and fees, discriminatory regulations, ill-advised public expenditures and government secrecy, inefficiency and waste. Its mis- sion is to promote good government at an affordable cost. Educating the public about tax issues is another goal. CoCo Tax is Fighting for Good Government at Affordable Cost in Contra Costa!
Check it out www.cocotax.org and join us for a dynamic conversation with the taxpayers’ advocate who has been in the trenches and will give us the scoop!
Register online by noon on Monday, February 11th, the deadline for reservations, payment and cancellations* at www.blackhawkrepublicanwomen.org.
(For check-mailing instructions, please e-mail email@example.com or phone 925-736-4064).
*Please understand that the Country Club bills for the count we submit at that time so we cannot subsequently issue any refunds.
“A reservation made is a reservation paid!”
March 5, 2019
Part 1: 9:00 pm ET, House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney
Part 2: 9:20 pm ET, Constitutional Expert KrisAnne Hall
Part 3: 9:40 pm ET, Kimberly Fletcher, Moms for America
Dial-in: 712.775.7031, 835.960.616#
California Federation of Republican Women, presents, “Power of the Past - Force of the Future”
Learn and be inspired with our “sisters” from Redding to San Diego. This energizing three day statewide conference is almost in our backyard! Ride together for camaraderie by car or by Amtrak and light rail! All Aboard!
Three times a year, the California State Federation, CFRW, prepares workshops, conferences and board meetings to continue our goal of educating our membership. Don't miss this great opportunity to get involved, network, and meet new friends!
The Marriott CFRW block rate is $129 ++ per night for two queens (while rooms last).
If questions, contact Shirley Meloy, Board Member Blackhawk Republican Women, Federated and 2019 Winter Advocacy Convention Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
“What is Driving the Decline in California Public Schools?”
Larry Sand, President, California Teachers Empowerment Network
Just how educated are we? According to The Literacy Project, there are currently 45 million functionally illiterate (unable to read above 5th grade level) Americans, half of all adults cannot read a book at an 8th grade level, and, in California, 25% of the state’s 6 million students are unable to perform basic reading skills. Why so much illiteracy? Who’s to blame? What can be done?
Larry Sand retired from teaching in the New York and Los Angeles public schools in 2009 and is President of The California Teachers Empowerment Network (CTEN) (www.ctenhome.org). CTEN was formed in 2006 because a wide range of information comes to teachers and parents from entities that have a specific agenda. Larry Sand’s comments and op-eds have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Real Clear Politics, The Weekly Standard, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, and other leading publications. Additionally, he has been an advisor to student and parent advocacy groups, lawyers and education and public policy experts, including being a policy advisor at the Heartland Institute (www.heartland.org).
California public schools have gone from first to some of the worst in the nation. Come find out why from the expert who witnessed that demise and will inspire us to correct it!
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RSVP Deadline: March 19, 2019
Please make your reservations* and any cancellation** by noon, Tuesday, March 19th by e-mailing or calling Penny Jaspar at email@example.com or 952-943-6221, then mailing a check made payable to “Blackhawk Republican Women” to her at 10 Frances Way, Walnut Creek, CA 94597 to arrive by the 19th.
*Reservations for this event are by check or cash only. We are upgrading our online payment process at this time. Please bear with us.
**Please understand that the Country Club bills for the count we submit at that time so we cannot subsequently issue any refunds.
All welcome, no need to be a member or resident but no denim, please, per the country club’s policy.
5:30 check-in and social with hors d’oeuvres and no-host bar; 6:00 speaker
$27 (please note increased price due to country club’s increase); $15 student w/ID