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Featured Speaker - Ben Shapiro
Election Night Results Viewing Party
Volunteer for Armineh Chelebian
A Message from Craig Huey
What would happen if Obama won?
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May 21, 2008 
Dear Gary,

The next meeting of the San Fernando Valley Republican Club will be on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 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.

Best selling author and nationally syndicated columnist Ben Shapiro will be our featured speaker on June 3rd. 

After our meeting we will go to the American Legion Post #826 Hall in Woodland Hills to watch the election results.
Featured Speaker - Ben Shapiro
Ben Shapiro Author of "Project President:
Bad Hair and Botox
on the Road to the White House"
Bestselling author Ben Shapiro will reveal just how much image matters, and what candidates are willing to go through (today and historically), to win the biggest prize of them all-the Presidency.

Shapiro is a bestselling author and a nationally syndicated columnist. At age 16 he entered UCLA, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in June 2004 with a BA in Political Science. He graduated Harvard Law School cum laude in June 2007.  Shapiro currently practices law with Goodwin Procter, LLP in Los Angeles.

He was hired by Creators Syndicate at age 17 to become the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the U.S. The author of the national bestsellers, Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth and Porn and Generation: How Social Liberalism Is Corrupting Our Future, Shapiro has appeared on "The O'Reilly Factor" "The Dennis Miller Show" "The Laura Ingraham Show," "The Michael Medved Show," "The Larry Elder Show," The Hugh Hewitt Show, and "The Dennis Prager Show" among others.

"Ben Shapiro takes a romp through American history and shows how personality--and even haircuts--have elected or defeated presidential candidates. It's a tour through history that fans of both parties will enjoy--and can learn from." -- Michael Barone
Electon Night Results Viewing Party  
Vote You are invited to join us

Please join your fellow Republicans to watch the Primary Election Results on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at the American Legion Hall, 5320 Fallbrook Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA starting at 9:00pm.

We will have two big-screen TV's and refreshments.

WHEN:   Tuesday, June 3, 2008  9:00pm

WHERE:  American Legion Hall, 5320 Fallbrook Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA

WHY:     To watch the election results with your fellow Republicans

WHO:     Everyone.  You don't have to live in the San Fernando Valley to attend. 
Armineh Chelebian - 40th Assembly District  
Armineh Chelebian Precinct Walkers needed
The San Fernando Valley Republican Club has precinct walks every Saturday to talk to Republicans about Armineh Chelebian and her candidacy for the 40th Assembly seat.  We also place lawn signs for Armineh.

We can always use more volunteers.  If you are interested in helping Armineh win her primary election by walking precincts with SFVRC, please contact Jim Pavik,

There are two events coming up for Armineh that you should be aware of:

1) Saturday, May 24 (This Saturday!)
WHEN: 11:00am to 2:00pm
WHERE: W. Valley Republican Headquarters - 20121 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364  Tel: (818) 704-0446

Event Description: We have a goal of calling at least 1000 likely voters to remind them to vote on June 3rd and ask them to vote for Armineh.  Everyone should bring a cell phone (so long as you have free weekend minutes, which almost everyone does).  You'll be given a script (what to say) and a list of numbers.  It's easy work and very effective.  Plus, we all get to hang out together.  This could win the election for us!  Remember to bring your charger in case your batteries run low.  Also, this event WILL count for community service hours for any of the students who still need them.

2) Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade - Monday, May 26th
WHEN: 9:00 am - 11:00am
WHERE: Canoga Park, but meeting at Canoga Park HS on Topanga Canyon - exact location TBD
WHAT: Over 30,000 residents from in and around the district will be coming to watch this parade.  Although we can't march in the parade, we can walk around with signs and hand out flyers beforehand.  We'll be meeting at the high school and breaking up into teams (there will be an adult with every team) and going around the parade route with flyers and cards.  This will be a fun event, but you must be able to walk a decent amount.  THIS WILL COUNT ALSO FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS FOR STUDENTS WHO NEED THEM.

A Message from Craig Huey  
Election Forum 

Craig Huey's Reality Alert

Primaries Impact Your Family Recommendations
Your Resource from a Christian Worldview
May 21, 2008

    As a Christian, the June Primaries impact your family, the economy, taxes, education and quality of life in California.

    This election, key issues of marriage, abortion, homeschooling, religious liberty and more will be impacted by Superior Court judges and other candidates on the ballot.

    As Christians we need to vote for, not against, our values.

Craig Huey

    That's why you need to be careful...
The judges don't want you to know where they stand on issues.
Local and state initiatives can be confusing and tricky. Don't be misled into voting against your values by deceptive political advertising.
And the candidates: Don't believe the TV commercials, ads or mailers. They are filled with lies and distortions.
We have researched and talked to these candidates. Based on this analysis, we have determined which candidates are not likely to vote to protect and promote family values.
    Below are researched recommendations from a conservative Christian worldview.

California Initiatives:

Proposition 98 Government Acquisitions, Regulation of Private Property-Yes

Proposition 99 Eminent Domain. Acquisition of Owner-Occupied Residence-No

    For local initiatives and bonds, go to There you'll find extensive recommendations listed by county.

    If you have any questions, email me at Please send this to as many friends as you can. This election, make sure your vote reflects your values.
What would happen if Obama won?  
Tom Del Beccaro By Tom Del Beccaro
Tom Del Beccaro, Vice-Chairman of the California Republican Party and our July speaker writes an online journal called Political Vanguard.

His most recent article is:

Stark Predictions . . .What Would Happen If Obama Won

"The American system of Government, with its checks and balances, tends to restrict wide policy swings from one Presidency to the next.  Over the broad spectrum of American history, the differences of the parties have not always been very pronounced.   
Consider the Nixon years when social welfare spending jumped from just over 6% of the economy to over 10% largely at the behest of Republican Nixon.  Such occurrences have fostered the words Demopublicans and Republocrats.  Contrast that with the British system of Government which has produced broader policy swings when the Labour Party and the Conservative Party change roles. 
A Barack Obama victory, however, will likely usher in a stark difference between the parties not unlike the election of Roosevelt in 1932 and Reagan in 1980.  Very serious policy implications are likely to follow in just the first two years as the Democrats seek to capitalize on their new found power. "

To read more, go here.

My personal remarks:
Please click on the link above to read the entire article.  It is important to understand the implications for our country if Obama should win.  At this point in time it is looking like we will probably lose a substantial number of seats in both houses, giving the Democrats a strong majority in both the House and Senate.  We must do EVERY THING we can to see that John McCain is elected to the White House.  At least if we have Sen. McCain in the White House he will have veto power over a runaway Democrat legislature.  With an Obama presidency and a Democrat controlled legislature the amount of damage that can be done to our country is incalculable.


We expect to have another exciting meeting of the San Fernando Valley Republican Club on Tuesday, June 3rd.

We would also like everyone to join us for an election night viewing party after the meeting at the American Legion Hall in Woodland Hills.  All Republicans are welcome.
You don't have to attend the SFVRC meeting to come to the election night viewing party.

Have a memorable Memorial Day holiday.


Gary Aminoff
Gary Aminoff
San Fernando Valley Republican Club