Dear Readers: I wanted to give everyone some important news updates!
ITEM #1: Tea Party III has been permitted!
The next Tea Party event is slated for May 16th, which is also Armed Forces Day.This Tea Party will continue the SoCal-TRC efforts to inform voter about the propositions on the May 19th Special Election ballot. The specific details are:
Day: Saturday, May 16th.
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 noon
Place: Spanish Landing Park
(On North Harbor Dr. across the street from the north end of Terminal 2 for the airport; GOGGLE MAP HERE).
Please join us to help bring attention to the May 19th Special Election, and especially to Proposition 1A, the phony spending cap and extension to the tax increases Sacramento just passed earlier this year. We will have a number of grassroots speakers discussing the election, misuse of funds in Sacramento, the recall of the Governor, and the impact all of this will have on our lives here in California.
As it will also be Armed Forces Day we will be fundraising for a related charity. Let’s show our men and women in uniform that we are grateful for all they sacrifice to protect our rights and freedoms as Americans.
Following the speeches we will take a short march to Rosecrans and back to help add visibility to the event…so be sure to bring your No-On-1A (or related) signs!
We will have more of our Tea Party Revolt t-shirts ($10-15), bumper stickers ($2), and bottled water ($1) for sale to help cover the cost of hosting this event. We are looking for a catering truck to set up in the parking lot to provide refreshments. If you know a like-minded candidate please let us know.
Just as a review, here is a GREAT video of our April 11th Spanish Landing Tea Party and the North County Post Office Tax Day Tea Party.
ITEM 2: A reminder of the May 19th special election slate, with the recommendations of the grassroots organization – Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition.
NO: 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D and 1E
YES: 1F and 13
For a full description of the propositions and futher reasoning behind these recommendations, please see the May 19th Special Election page by clicking HERE.
ITEM 3: Richard Rider drew my attention to this news item during our chat with Jesse Lipscomb on his 1170 AM radio show, Financial CPR.
The local Tea Party movement can claim its first victory. The decrease in the pay for government workers, when we all have to tighten the belt, means our local government is hearing our tea Party Patriots. A snippet of the news article is below; click HERE for the full story.
A unified San Diego City Council last night imposed labor contracts on two city unions, after Mayor Jerry Sanders reached agreement with three others.
The council voted without discussion at 10:25 p.m., after an emotional day of testimony from employees who asked them not to inflict the city’s budget pain on worker families.
The series of 8-0 votes was unexpected, as the council has a 6-2 Democratic majority, elected last fall with the help of employee unions.
“I’m never happy when we have to impose a 6 percent pay decrease on families, but I feel this council has made some tough decisions that other councils just passed along,” Sanders said.