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GOP Convention, Day 3: No to Taxes, Yes to Parental Notification

Sue Caro reports from behind the scenes at this past weekend's California GOP convention in Burlingame. She is the immediate past president of Piedmont Area Republican Women and the newly elected chairman of the Alameda County Republican Party,

By Sue Caro, Chairman
Alameda County Republican Party

Sunday morning at each semi-annual CA Republican meeting/convention is when the general assembly convenes to vote of items passed out of committee. The committees reporting were the Rules Committee (bylaw amendments), ballot initiatives for endorsement, resolutions, and today [Sunday, Feb. 26] we voted on the party platform and the two CA representatives to the RNC.

It was a quiet morning with short reports and uncontested voting. Minor bylaw changes were approved, initiatives with tax increases were opposed and one for parental notification for young women under 18 getting abortions, passed.

The two incumbent national committee man and woman, Shawn Steele and Linda Ackerman, were re-elected unanimously.

We heard one speech endorsing Rick Santorum for president by his CA campaign co-chair.

So now we all go back to our counties and prepare for a busy election year and season. Alameda County Republican Party headquarters is located at 1039 MacArthur Blvd., between Dutton and Estudillo, and we hold meetings every month on the third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. All Republicans are invited to attend. We have several attractive candidates that we will be working to support in the coming months.

Editor's note: For more information on the convention

Alameda County Republican Party, 1039 MacArthur Blvd, San Leandro, (510) 638-3414 or info@alamedagop.org

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