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San Fernando Valley Republican Club
Meeting Notice and Newsletter
In This Issue
The Virginia Tech tragedy
Featured Speaker:
Rees Lloyd
Featured Speaker: Craig Huey
Featured Speaker: David Hernandez
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April 17, 2007

Our next meeting will be on May 1, 2007 at 7:00pm at Galpin Ford, 15555 Roscoe Blvd (just east of the 405), 2nd Floor Meeting Room, North Hills.  There is a $5.00 event fee, except for first time visitors, students and guest speakers who may attend at no cost.

We have three interesting speakers for this meeting.
The Virginia Tech Tragedy
President George W. Bush Honoring the Victims of the tragedy at Virginia Tech
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

Our Nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones at Virginia Tech. We hold the victims in our hearts. We lift them up in our prayers, and we ask a loving God to comfort those who are suffering.

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on Monday, April 16, 2007, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, Sunday, April 22, 2007. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-first.


 Leader Statement - VT


All of us at the San Fernando Valley Republican Club send our condolences to the families of the victims of this senseless massacre and our support to those students, faculty and staff who were scarred by this tragedy.
Featured Speaker 1:  Rees Lloyd

Brands the ACLU as the "Taliban of American liberal secularism."

Rees Lloyd

Rees Lloyd is a Vietnam-era veteran of the U.S. Army, and an activist and attorney for The American Legion, the largest wartime veterans organization in the world with 2.7-million members.

            Lloyd testified as the representative of  the National American Legion in hearings in the House and Senate in the 109th Congress in support of the Veterans Memorials, Boy Scouts, Public Seals, And Other Public Expressions of Religion Act ("PERA) in the 109th Congress. PERA passed the House 244-173, but stalled in the Senate when then- Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter declined to bring it up for a vote before the election.

            PERA would amend federal laws to rescind the authority of judges to order taxpayer-paid attorney fees to be paid to the ACLU, or anyone else, in Establishment Clause lawsuits.

             He is a leader of the American Legion's national crusade against the ACLU and for passage of PERA in the 110th Congress; is the Commander of American Legion District 21, which includes some 22 Posts and 6,000 members in Riverside County; and is the co-founder and Director of the Defense of Veterans Memorials Project of The American Legion Department of California and the Alliance Defense Fund, which is fighting in court to save the Mt. Soledad National War Memorial in San Diego, the Mojave Desert WWI Veterans Memorial, and other veterans memorials, from legal secular-cleansing Establishment Clause attacks  by the ACLU.  

Featured Speaker 2: Craig Huey
Craig Huey Breakthrough 2008 - Surprising trends among evangelical voters

Craig Huey is publisher of Reality Alert newsletter and president of the, and websites. 

  •  Little known trend: Christianity and the free market
  • What Evangelists might do with Mitt Romney - and other Republican candidates
  • Voting your values vs. voting tradition:  the emerging disconnect.
  • The #1 blunder Republicans can make in 2008.
  • The biggest stumbling block...and the biggest hope for Republicans and the Evangelical vote.
  • A Christian world perspective: what conservatives and libertarians have in common.
  • The political marketing challenge of February 2008 - how conservatives can win over the Evangelical vote in California

Featured Speaker 3: David Hernandez
David Hernandez The Cross on the County Seal

David Hernandez will talk about his battle with both the ACLU and the LA County Board of Supervisors in his attempt to prevent the County from removing the historical cross on the seal.
We will have another great meeting of the San Fernando Valley Republican Club on Tuesday, May 1st.  I look forward to seeing all of you there.

Gary Aminoff
San Fernando Valley Republican Club