Chairman's Message - October 2020

Election Day is fast approaching.  Tensions will be great as we get closer to November 3rd.  Ballots will be mailed on October 5th to everyone in California who is on the voter rolls.  When you receive your ballot, fill it out (the party’s recommendations are on our web site) and take it to a drop off site in the county (list of places are on our web site).  The most secure place to return your ballot is to take it to the Registrar of Voters office at 435 Fiscal Drive in the County Complex of offices in Santa Rosa.

It is very important for all Republicans to vote.  Besides the national races we have many local races and critical propositions and measures.  Make your voice heard.

Sonoma and Napa counties have again been hit by fires.  The party’s September newsletter discussed the many causes of the fires in California.  There was no discussion of climate change in the newsletter either as a cause or as a factor for fires.  Some comments made about the newsletter totally ignored the many causes that were listed and again credited climate change and global warming as the issues we need to be concerned about.  Climate change appears to have become the new religion for some people.

The fires on the west coast highlight a problem that is generally ignored.  Local government management of our land and our resources is very poor.  Overgrowth provides the fuel for any fire.  It is the duty of local (city and county) governments to make sure that there is no growth of grass, weeds and dead trees that could be the fuel for a fire.  This is called management. 

Have you signed the recall petition for Gavin Newsom?  The Governor just gave us three more reasons to sign the recall.  He is attempting to get legislation through to pay reparations for slavery.  Now, let’s remember.  California was never a slave state and slavery was never legal in the state.  Slavery ended in America in 1865 with the end of the Civil War.  Who would these reparations be paid to?  The Governor wants to study the impact of slavery on the free state of California.  It appears there are no other concerns in California.

Another bright idea of our esteemed Governor is to mandate that by the end of 2021 more than the 660 public corporations with California headquarters must have at least one board director from an under represented community.  Those who qualify would self identify as Black, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native or as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.  This sounds like the government telling private companies how to manage their business.  What happened to the separation of government and the private sector?

Let us not forget the Governor’s edict that gasoline powered cars will not be sold in California after 2035.  In reality, that change would come sooner.  Maybe we can attach a wind mill to our cars.

Our thanks to Debbie LeBoy and Georgia Lujan who managed and ran the Republican booth at the Rohnert Park Farmers Market and the Cotati Market.  They did a great job.

Our office is open on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.  Check our web site for hours. Volunteers are very busy making calls to Republicans to get out and vote for our candidates.  We also have volunteers who are walking their own precinct.

That is a great way to get to know your own neighborhood and the Republicans in your area.

We do have signs, hats, bumper stickers and flags available in the office.  Come in and check it all out and get to know our volunteers.  We all need to work together.


In Freedom.

Edelweiss Geary


Sonoma County Republican Party


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