CONSERVATIVE TALK LUNCH (CTL)
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Mark Your Calendar
Sandra Linares– 3 announcements:
1) Friends for Life Dinner May 5, Reno Ballroom. $85/pp https://cbo.io/tickets/purchase_tickets.php?slug=NVRTL&form_name=tix
2) May 6 – 10-11:30, Napa Sonoma, Fundraising Brunch for Congresswomen Michelle Fishbach (MN), suggested contribution $250, Candidates April Becker (CD3), Annie Black (CD4) and Carolina Serrano (CD1) will be there as guests. RSVP to Amanda Flocchini, firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-305-0459 or online at secure.winred.com/mnm-pac/reno.
3) May 15 – Reclaim NV Festival, Dos Amigas Ranch, Washoe Valley, food trucks, face-painting, bounce house, line dancing, country band, owl exhibition, many candidates. $10
Dean Heller, Candidate for Governor – 48 days from today is the Primary.
Why is he running? This state is worth fighting for and Nevada families are worth fighting for. NV is on top of all the bad lists (crime, schools, etc). Murder rate in LV is higher than in Guatemala. When in Congress, he worked for a tax cut, largest tax cut in American history. He wants to do that for NV. When was the last time NV gave you a tax cut? The 2 largest tax increases in NV have been under Republican Governors. Wants to repeal the Commerce Tax. Average Nevadan is going to pay $3500 more in fuel and food this year than last year, but the State budget is now at pre-pandemic levels. People’s household budgets are not at pre-pandemic levels. He wants to remove gasoline taxes until gas is $4 or less. He will reduce our spending by 20% with the exception of law enforcement. He will never shut down schools again in this state while he is Governor. No sex ed for young children. 5000 crimes have occurred this year in Clark County schools.
Cindy Martinez – wants to address any questions you might have regarding County Commission and that the brigade was going to take a recalibrated approach to the Commission. National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) has a code of conduct and a framework for unbecoming behavior of its members. Republican Women of Reno (RWR) is a member of the NFRW and has grave concerns about any of the angry, overly assertive engagement with the Commission. Thus, the ‘recalibration’ mentioned at the last CTL.
Jay Dixon, Candidate for Assembly Dist 26 – mining industry engineer, wife is a teacher. Water resources are critical. Legislators struggle with at least 10 water bills each session. We have an opportunity to develop natural resources. How to counter environmentalist who want to stop lithium mining? Environmentalists have discovered an endangered species and that’s the only way to stop us. We will rely on state’s water law to defend our position. Supports a repeal of the Commerce Tax. Does not support the Legislature excluding themselves from Open Meeting Law (OML).
Graeme Reid, Candidate for School Board F, At-Large for the entire eastern side of Washoe County. Graeme first got involved when the schools were shut down and he had to help his kids with their homework packets and was appalled at what his kids were being asked to do. Almost every vote on the School Board is 6-1, with Jeff Church being the lone wolf. Susan Enfield was just named the new Superintendent, a champion of the teachers’ union, loves diversity-equity-inclusion, which is CRT basically, but with a different name. Enfield participated in writing this article, which really shows her colors:
Ricci Rodriguez-Elkins, Candidate for Assembly Dist 30 – neophyte to politics as a candidate. She helped to bring charter schools to the fore-front. She was a paramedic for years with a national certification, 2 state certs and an instructor. No reciprocity from any other state to NV for this field. She would have had to go back to school for 2 yrs to be certified in NV to “learn” what she used to teach. So she applied to Med School. Went to UNR Med School for 2 yrs. Children are our future and will be running our country and our government and they are not being properly educated. The only way we can make a difference is if we all step up to the plate, every oar in the same direction. If we don’t stand up now, we will lose our country. Ricci is running unopposed in the Primary and facing Natha Anderson in November. Supports Commerce Tax repeal law and no exclusion for Legislature on OML or Public Records laws. Until we get control of our border, it may be impossible to get better school scores.
Cathy Kennedy Reyes, Candidate for School Board B – fluent in Spanish, but knows the teachers are teaching, asking questions and answering in Spanish for those kids who are bi-lingual, coddling them. She has been known to do presentations in English to a Spanish-speaking class and when asked a question by a kid in Spanish (which she understands), she asks the kids to say it in English. She will not coddle them. Protocols and procedures are in place (if you dot your I’s and cross your T’s) to remove an abusive teacher or a teacher who tells kids not to listen to their parents. Supports cameras in the classroom. When CRT has permeated every textbook in every subject, you put a freeze/hold on everything to be evaluated to find CRT policies within different school subjects and change them.
Sam Kumar, Candidate for Assembly Dist 25 – Has lived in AD25 since 1990’s. Served with County Party in several capacities, including Chair. Has been on “Nevada Newsmakers” many times. He has written 110 op-ed columns for RJG. Starting last year and has hit 3058 doors himself, working toward a goal of 5000. Two opponents, one is a good guy, an ex-Marine and hasn’t done much. The other opponent has been in NV from CA for about a year. Just 28% of our 8th graders meet the basic requirements for reading and math. We need a system where the $$ follows the kids, whether he goes to public, private or charter school. There has been an expansion of Medicaid since Obama years. Private insurance is now so expensive, $800 and up per person, not because you’re such a big risk, but because you are subsidizing so many others. Immigration – Office of New Americans formed by Sisolak. Dems in control always open the border. We need not to just stop the flow, but we need to reverse that flow. Voter ID is a good start, but Rs in the past have given out driver’s licenses to illegals. . South of Moana/Skyline
Old Southwest, Lakeridge, Caughlin Ranch, eastern part of Somersett.
The government works for us; we don’t work for the government. His website has all 110 op-eds he has written, so if you want to see his position on any of many, many subjects, go to his website. www.samkumar.us
Joel Beck, Candidate for Congressional Dist 2 – doesn’t believe we have any representation in Congress from northern NV. HR1440, the Fairness for All Act, which gives special privileges to those who identify as a gender other than that which they were born. Your current Congressman voted for that bill. Joel is a Desert Storm vet, a conservative Constitutionalist and knows how to find a problem and create a solution. Electric bill will go up because natural gas goes up, heating bill is higher. Fuel scarcity will follow high prices. Food has become very expensive, then food will become scarce. Looks at the Executive Order signed by Biden in March which is dictating what kind of food you can buy and much of it. He likes Trump. www.beckforcongress.us
Valerie White – top 5 candidates from Primary will move on to the General. Open ballot petitions in parking lots of stores. Petitioning is run by out-of-staters. The language is not clear. Reid Hoffman (CA Bay Area) and Katherine M. Gehl (WI), both very wealthy and connected to Bilderberg, teachers’ unions, other unions and Soros. NRS207.200 addresses trespassing and could be ammunition for stores to use to kick these folks off their property.
Colleen Westlake, Candidate for School Board B – After hearing all the candidates, we all see the problems and what we need to do about it in order to save our children. It’s going to take a lot of hard work and we all need to be on board. Colleen presented a map of the US with states that had banned CRT, other states are investigating CRT. Nevada is doing nothing. Very interesting analysis.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 11, same time, same place.