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Influence of Labor Unions on California Politics - Adam Abrahms
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September 29, 2010

The next meeting of the
San Fernando Valley Republican Club
 will be on
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Galpin Ford, 2nd Floor Meeting Room
15555 Roscoe Blvd (just east of the 405)
North Hills. 


There is a $5.00 event fee, except for first time visitors, students and guest speakers who may attend at no cost.

Our Featured Speaker will be Assemblyman Cameron Smyth who will give us a legislative updateand a rundown of the Propositions on the November ballot. 

We will also hear an interesting report on the influence of labor unions on California politics from the Vice Chair of the California Republican Lawyers Association, prominent labor lawyer, Adam Abrahms,

Assemblyman Cameron Smyth  
Assemblyman Cameron Smyth
Cameron Smyth
Legislative Update

Cameron Smyth, former Mayor of Santa Clarita, and current Member of the California Assembly in the 38th Assembly District, will give us a legislative update and discussion of the Propositions on the November ballot.

Cameron will also let us know what legislation was passed this year and how it is likely to impact our lives, and what legislation thankfully didn't get passed.  He will also inform us about the current situation with the budget, and what is going on in Sacramento. 

Upon his re-election in 2008, Assemblyman Smyth was appointed by the Assembly Republican Leader as the Republican Caucus Chair, which is the second-highest ranking Republican in the State Assembly.

In 2010, Assemblyman Smyth was named Chairman of the Assembly Local Government Committee, the first time in recent history that a member of the minority party has served as a chair of a major policy committee. The Local Government Committee's primary jurisdictions include special taxes, city and county organization and powers, subdivisions, and administration of special districts.

You can read Cameron's full biography here.

Visit Cameron's website to find out more.
Adam Abrahms  
Adam Abrahms
Adam Abrahms
The Influence of Labor Unions on California Politics

Adam Abrahms is a nationally recognized labor lawyer and longtime grassroots
conservative activist. Mr. Abrahms is Special Labor Counsel at the international law firm of Proskauer Rose LLP where he represents employers in their disputes with unions.

Mr. Abrahms also currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the California Republican Lawyers Association and Chairman for the Young Republican Federation of California.

Mr. Abrahms' formal involvement in politics began while in college at California Lutheran University. There he founded a College Republican club which grew to a full 1/3 of the
student body and was elected the Vice-Chair of the California College Republican State Board of Directors.

Returning to California after graduation from Georgetown Law, Mr. Abrahms continued his activism, serving on the Boards of both the California Republican Lawyers
Association and the Young Republicans Federation of California.

As Vice-Chair of the California Republican Lawyers Association and Chair the Los Angeles Chapter, Mr. Abrahms has been able to aid many of our LA nominees in their
ballot protection efforts and send hundreds of local lawyers to battleground states across the country when needed.

For the last several years, as a leader, and now
Chairman, of YRFC, Mr. Abrahms has been providing leadership to our grassroots troops and lending shoe leather to our most embattled candidates throughout the state.

Professionally, as a management-side labor lawyer, Mr. Abrahms, fights the same unions that have a strangle hold on Sacramento. Aggressively representing his clients and standing up to the union bosses at the CTA, CNA, SEIU, Teamsters and others, he has developed strategies to keep his clients union-free and successfully defeat unions on all fronts.

Mr. Abrahms is also a frequent author and speaker on a variety of issues impacting jobs and the economy and has advised members of Congress, the State Legislature
and other elected officials on such issues.

Visit Adam Abrahms' website for more information about him.
SFVRC Calendar of Events
New Active Calendar of Republican and Club Events

Google CalendarWe have now set up a Google Calendar on our club web site.  The calendar is regularly maintained and includes not only events of SFVRC but many other Republican events in the area.  Organizations wanting their information included, please send the info to me by email.

To access the calendar, go to and click on "Calendar" on the menu, or go to:

The calendar is in monthly mode by default, but you can click on "week" to see the calendar by the week.  If you click on any event it will open up and give you details.  The calendar can also be printed.
There are several events occurring during the next few weeks.  Be sure and check the calendar to find out when and where.
Looking for Work?  
 San Fernando Valley Job Board

Gary Starr has formed a job board.  Those looking for work can post their resumes and information on the job board for free.  Employers posting jobs will pay a nominal fee.  We are providing this job board as a service to the community and especially our members to assist you in finding a job.

To post your information go to the San Fernando Valley Job Board.
SFVRC Business Roster  
Do Business with fellow Republicans

In these tough economic times we have decided to help each other out economically.

We are preparing a business roster of Republicans for SFVRC members.  This will be merged with a county-wide business directory that is being prepared by LA County Republican Clubs.

We are encouraging all of our members to patronize the businesses of our fellow members and Republicans.  If you need goods and services, why not have them provided by your fellow Republicans?

For those of you who would like to have your business listed in our business directory, please send an email to:
BUSINESS@SFVRC.ORG .  Provide your name, the name and street address of your business, your business phone number, your business web site address, and your email address.  Also provide a description of the services you provide or the type of goods you sell.

We would like to publish this directory by May, so please send in your information.  Send an email to with the above information.

We expect to have another great meeting of the San Fernando Valley Republican Club on Tuesday, October 5th.   The meeting will be chaired by our Vice President Val Cymbal.

I will not be at the SFVRC meeting because I am part of the host committee for a fundraiser for Carly Fiorina that night at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills.  Carly will speak on Israel's essential place in the Middle East and the world.  If you are interested, or know someone who might be interested in attending the fundraiser for Carly, please let me know.


Gary Aminoff

Gary Aminoff
San Fernando Valley Republican Club


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