* Thur, Feb 11, 11:00doors open; Red Hawk Golf Club, Wingfield Pkwy, Sparks. Republican Women of Reno (RWR). Program: Loren Spivack, Free Market Warrior, author, lecturer. $30/Members, $35/non-members. Limited to 50 attendees. RSVP https://republicanwomenofreno.wildapricot.org/event-4103080I.
* Sat, Feb 13, 12:30pm, undisclosed location, Washoe Patriots meeting. Register at washoepatriots.com for location info.
* Tue, Feb 16, 11:00 doors open, Atlantis, Republican Men’s Club (RMC). Program: Washoe School Board President Dr. Angie Taylor. $25/member, $20/1st timer, $30/walk-ins. RSVP to republicanmensclub.org or call Roger Edwards, firstname.lastname@example.org, 775-742-4840.
* Wed, Feb 24, 10:45 to dine/11:30-1:00 meeting, Paisan’s Old World Deli, 6550 Longley, Conservative Talk Lunch (CTL). For more information, contact Carole Fineberg, 775-622-9811.
* Wed, Feb 25, 5:00pm, Paisan’s Old World Deli, 6550 Longley, Mt Rose Republican Women (MRRW). Program: TBA. RSVP by 1/23. $35/members, $40/non-members. https://mt-rose-republican-women.square.site/.
* Fri, Feb 26, 9- 11:30am, Paisan’s Old World Deli, 6550 Longley, Republican Women of Reno (RWR). Election Workshop – “Make Your Voice Heard: Election Fairness.” SAVE THE DATE. More info to follow.
* Wed, Mar 10, 10:45 to dine/11:30-1:00 meeting, Paisan’s Old World Deli, 6550 Longley, Conservative Talk Lunch (CTL). For more information, contact Carole Fineberg, 775-622-9811.
* Thur, Mar 11, 11:00 doors open, Red Hawk Golf Club, Republican Women of Reno (RWR). Program: Spokespersons from Federation of Republican Women, Washoe County Republican Party and possibly other area leaders. $30/Members, $35/non-members. Limited to 50 attendees. RSVP https://republicanwomenofreno.wildapricot.org/event-4103080I
* Wed, Mar 24, 10:45 to dine/11:30-1:00 meeting, Paisan’s Old World Deli, 6550 Longley, Conservative Talk Lunch (CTL). For more information, contact Carole Fineberg, 775-622-9811.
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1) Gov Sis is introducing a bill to allow the tech companies on large parcels of land to create their own governments with the same authorities as counties, including the ability to impose taxes, form school districts, courts and government services. This would affect businesses in TRIC (Tahoe Reno Industrial Center) east of Sparks. https://mynews4.com/news/local/nevada-bill-would-allow-tech-companies-to-create-governments?fbclid=IwAR0auenzy2i8ReXv9KwEJGt1rjE5LeaXwPF2bfjE-sJ4cwhk7R9SR5qjavk Someone at the meeting today let us know that this is the Chinese business model!!!
2) Mike Lindell’s “Absolute Proof ” – this is the 2-hour documentary Mike Lindell produced that documents the widespread election fraud on November 3-4, 2020. If you haven’t seen it, this is a must-see!
3) A friend of Carole’s, Kelley Radow, is a home-schooling Mom and most of her children are up and out of the house now, so she sits on the Board of the Nevada Homeschool Network (NHN). She alerted me to the fact that homeschooling has always been regulated by statute, whereas public and charter schools are still under the NV Dept of Education. Assembly Bill 19 (AB19) addresses changing the social studies curriculum in all schools, including home schools. They need public comments to urge a NO vote on AB19 at best, or at least that language that includes homeschools omitted from the text or homeschoolers will be forced to teach multiculturalism, globalism as part of their social studies program. Click here to share your opinion with the Legislature. Pick AB19 from the drop-down menu of bills, then share your opinion. https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/81st2021/ Allow homeschoolers to choose their own curriculum.
Janine Hansen of Nevadafamilies.org is a citizen lobbyist in Carson City during Legislature. She leaves her home and her husband in Elko and moves into an apartment in Carson City for the entirety of the Legislative session so she can be a warrior for conservative values… and she’s been doing it since 1971! She talked about some bills coming down the pike:
* One of the worst proposals talked about is one in which the 2/3 majority needed to raise taxes would be reduced to a simple majority if the taxes raised were for the purpose of funding K-12 schools. That would be a Constitutional amendment.
* There are 3 bad taxes affecting the mining industry, NV’s biggest industry. AJR1 and SJR1 effectively increases taxes on mines by 382%. There are 103 mines in the state and these measures would put 42 of them out of business in a matter of days of passing and several other are teetering on the brink. Mining provides jobs (37K in NV), pay plenty of taxes already ($224M, benefitting rural counties), and Clark & Washoe benefit hugely from products and services the mines purchase for their business. These abusive taxes on the mining industry would hurt all Nevada.
* SB2 – undoes Sen. Mo Denis’ bill last session that eliminated High schoolers passing a test on Civics by just 50%. This is the same Civics test that naturalized citizens must pass in order to become
citizen. [UPDATE: At the hearing the Civics test language was removed from the bill before it passed because of so many letters of protest]
* SB10 – raises property taxes by making the 3% tax cap be put into effect each year, whether the valuation of your home goes up or down.
* SB111 – Four of the 7 School Bd members in just Clark and Washoe must be appointed, rather than elected.
* SB11 – increases the Government Services Tax (GST) on car registration.
* SB64 – raises property taxes by removing the depreciation
* SJR8 – a radical Equal Rights Amendment. It sounds innocuous on the surface, but will mean unisex bathrooms and showers in schools and motels on school trips, boys can compete in girls’ sports, forces us to pay for abortions, loss of freedoms to teach our children basic religious principles as teaching marriage between a man and a woman will be considered hate speech. Bad on many levels.
Janine also talked about Article V – Convention of States (COS), for which there are new efforts to invigorate the campaign. Article V of the US Constitution provides for a Convention of States if 35 states agree to amending the Constitution this way, but Article V also says “Congress shall call a Convention” and the language is very vague. The makeup of Congress does not provide a warm, fuzzy feeling that they will choose the Constitution-loving delegates who would stick to the topics at hand (in theory, to balance the budget and give term limits to Congress). It is hard to imagine a group of people selected by Congress to amend the Constitution without expecting someone to bring up modifying or eliminating the 2nd Amendment or the 1st or the 4th Amendment).
BAD BILL ALERT – On Thursday, Feb 11, 4:00pm, a joint session will be held to discuss election integrity and the disastrous AB4, which was passed over the summer in a Special Session and brought us unlimited ballot harvesting. You can sign up to speak against this for 2 minutes. Organize your thoughts, have you remarks written down and call in or email.
Click HERE for Janine Hansen’s alert.
Melanie Sutton – Washoe Patriots (washoepatriots.com) showed up at County Commission yesterday and were allowed to speak for 3 minutes each. The goal is to train, educate and organize to speak out in a respectful manner. They want different teams to go to City Council meetings, County Commission meetings and School Board meetings, without duplicating effort, but covering us and letting them hear from us. They spoke about opening up the County and letting businesses do what they do without fear of OSHA or another governmental agency coming in and fining them for not social distancing or demanding people wear masks. There is a meeting Saturday, Feb 13, 12:30pm. Location will be disclosed upon signing up at their website, www.washoepatriots.com or calling Carole 775-622-9811 or Melanie 775-313-5288. Sign up for information on their approach, their goals, what to do and how you can help. www.washoepatriots.com
REGARDLESS WHETHER TRUMP TURNS OUT TO COME BACK OR NOT, very little of what happens in DC affects us here in Washoe or Nevada. We still need to help here doing whatever we can: speak out at County Commission, School Board, the Legislature.
Cindy Martinez – attended County Commission meeting yesterday and spoke about opening the County and rejected Gov Sis’ edicts to keep everything closed. Nicholas St Jon (who was at CTL last meeting) presented preventative measures to take versus taking the experimental shot (not a vaccine). On the Consent Agenda was the creation of a Homelessness Fund because homelessness has exploded. If one looks at how Jacobs Entertainment, which owns Gold Dust West and the Sands, gave homeless folks a small stipend and moved them out of the resident motels on 4th St.
Additionally, Attorney Joey Gilbert has a road map of laws and directives for businesses who have OSHA (or other governmental agencies) visit them and want to enter and inspect. Unless they have a search warrant, they can be turned away at the door. Click HERE for that informational page.
Bruce Parks – Attended School Board meeting yesterday afternoon. The entire meeting, nothing much was discussed pertaining to improving education for the students. The Critical Race Theory curriculum is Marxist and totalitarianism. If we’re unhappy with the education we see, we need to homeschool and/or show up and let them know.