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Most Republicans in the California Legislature have partnered with evil

Saturday, July 29, 2023, 10:19 am | Randy Thomasson

You already know about evil Democrat Party legislators. But do you realize Republicans in the California State Legislature lied to you when they said they would fight for you? You deserve to know who they are (see
these bad bill analyses and legislators’ votes at our Pro-Family Legislation Center).

Here during the Legislature’s month-long, paid vacation (ending August 14), SaveCalifornia.com has tabulated which registered Republicans in Sacramento are voting for evil Democrat bills. Here’s a partial report:

–> 9 “Republicans” in the California State Assembly have voted for Democrat bills promoting abortion (baby-killing) or the “LGBTQIA+” agenda or both:

Greg Wallis of Bermuda Dunes: AB 659, AB 5, AB 223, AB 352, AB 443, AB 492, AB 576, AB 598, AB 957, AB 1078, AB 1194, AB 1432, HR 33, ACA 5

Juan Alanis of Modesto: AB 5, AB 352, AB 443, AB 492, AB 598, AB 1194, AB 1432, HR 33, ACA 5

Marie Waldron of Escondido: AB 5, HR 33, ACA 5, SB 58, SB 541, SB 729

Diane Dixon of Newport Beach: AB 223, ACA 5

Bill Essayli of Riverside: AB 223, ACA 5

Josh Hoover of Folsom: AB 5, ACA 5

Devon Mathis of Porterville: AB 1194, ACA 5

Phillip Chen of Yorba Linda: ACA 5

Laurie Davies of Laguna Niguel: ACA 5

In addition to Democrat bills promoting baby-killing and the “LGBTQIA+” agenda:

Voting in favor of the Democrats’ radical “recreational drug” bill, SB 58, was Heath Flora of Ripon

Voting in favor of SB 596 giving chairpersons of liberal school boards the power to subjectively claim pro-family citizens speaking at public meetings have caused “substantial disorder,” so that you’ll be arrested and charged with a misdemeanor crime, were Juan Alanis and Josh Hoover

Voting in favor of AB 1352 to permit liberal school board majorities to remove a pro-family school board member from office were Juan AlanisPhillip ChenMegan DahleLaurie DaviesDiane DixonBill EssayliHeath FloraVince FongJames Gallagher,Josh HooverTom LackeyJim PattersonJoe PattersonKate SanchezTri TaMarie WaldronGreg Wallis

–> 2 “Republicans” in the California State Senate have voted for Democrat bills promoting baby-killing or “LGBTQIA+” or both:

Scott Wilk of Santa Clarita: AB 352, AB 1194, AB 1352, ACA 5

Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh of Yucaipa: SR 33, SB 760, AB 1352

In addition to Democrat bills promoting baby-killing and the “LGBTQIA+” agenda:

Voting in favor of SB 274, largely eliminating government-school suspensions or expulsions of disruptive, defiant “students,” were Scott Wilk, Rosilicie Ochoa BoghJanet Nguyen of Huntington Beach, and Brian Dahle of Bieber

See these bad bill analyses and legislators’ votes at our Pro-Family Legislation Center

Conclusion: Of the 8 Republicans in the 40-member California State Senate and the 18 Republicans in the 80-member California State Assembly, unlike constitutional and often Christian Republican fighters of past decades, none today can be counted on to use their most valuable asset — their voice — to consistently stand and speak to expose the harm of immoral. ungodly Democrat-authored bills. It’s a shame, because when you’re in the minority party in the Legislature, your voice matters much more than your votes.

Obviously, with so many Republican legislators supporting anti-family or otherwise harmful bills, and with none of the current crop of California Republican state legislators caring enough to regularly stand and expose immoral Democrat bills, there’s a crying need for concerned citizens and biblical pastors to recruit constitutional fighters, who know their main job in Sacramento isn’t money, popularity, or comfort, but steadfastly, lovingly, and truthfully speaking in committee and on the floor to expose the harm of Democrat Party bills. Stop accepting deceptive crumbs from mute Republicans or from Republicans who vote for harmful Democrat bills!

EMERGENCY: Oppose anti-parent AB 665 on Senate floor

Thursday, June 22, 2023, 4:18 pm | Randy Thomasson


AUGUST 21, 2023 UPDATE: Are you encouraged to realize the horrible, anti-parent-bill AB 665 has been stuck on the State Senate floor for nearly two months? The next opportunity for the Senate to vote is this Thursday.

Which is another big reason for you to squeeze off some strategic, anonymous voicemail messages. See our previous alert below and act now!

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You’ve heard that AB 665, permitting the anti-family Left to manipulate pre-teens and teens to leave their parents, has passed its Senate policy committee. Now, target the California State Senate floor with new information and strategic action. Please participate with SaveCalifornia.com in weighing down and weakening, and perhaps defeating, AB 665.
AB 665’s author lied about parental rights
The bill author, Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo of Los Angeles County (her district includes Glendale, Los Feliz, Echo Park, and East Los Angeles), lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 20 when she claimed AB 665 was really about “homeless youth.” Where is AB 665’s requirement that a minor be “homeless”? This “homeless” condition is NOT in the bill.

Another big lie was when Carrillo told committee members, “It is important that we realize that this does not change existing law as to the parental rights of a child.” But that’s not what the Legislative Counsel’s office says.

Instead, the Legislative Counsel’s Digest reports the main point of AB 665 is “removing [from current law] the additional requirement that, in order to consent to mental health treatment or counseling on an outpatient basis, or to residential shelter services, [the specific condition that] the minor must present a danger of serious physical or mental harm to themselves or to others, or be the alleged victim of incest or child abuse.”

AB 665 therefore eliminates existing parental consent before children can be taken away to a “residential shelter” and given drugs (“mental health treatment”).

(b) A minor who is 12 years of age or older may consent to mental health treatment or counseling on an outpatient basis, or to residential shelter services, if both of the following requirements are satisfied:
(1) The minor, in the opinion of the attending professional person, is mature enough to participate intelligently in the outpatient services or residential shelter services.
(2) The minor (A) would present a danger of serious physical or mental harm to self or to others without the mental health treatment or counseling or residential shelter services, or (B) is the alleged victim of incest or child abuse.

(b) A minor who is 12 years of age or older may consent to mental health treatment or counseling on an outpatient basis, or to residential shelter services, if the minor, in the opinion of the attending professional person, is mature enough to participate intelligently in the outpatient services or residential shelter services.

By deleting existing law that prohibits taking away children from home unless “The minor (A) would present a danger of serious physical or mental harm to self or to others without the mental health treatment or counseling or residential shelter services, or (B) is the alleged victim of incest or child abuse,” AB 665 erases parental consent in this section of Family Code.

AB 665 would permit children 12 years and up, who are neither harming themselves nor are victims of abuse, to “consent” to “mental health treatment or counseling services” or to go live at a “residential shelter.” Again, current law requires parental consent, but this bill wipes out parental consent.

AB 665 would replace the existing law’s two exceptions by letting children as young as 12 somehow “consent” to “treatment,” “counseling,” and a secret “residential shelter,” without parental involvement, parental consent, or even requiring proof of efforts to notify parents, if a “professional person” (under AB 665, this could be non-experts, such as “a psychological trainee, an associate clinical social worker, a social work intern, a clinical counselor trainee”) simply opines the minor is “mature enough to participate intelligently.” By deleting the current law’s harm or abuse conditions, AB 665 eliminates parental consent prior to children being taken away to live a “residential shelter” to receive “mental health treatment.”
AB 665’s sponsor lied about parental notification
And Carrillo’s chief witness lied when she told the Senate Judiciary Committee parents will be notified, saying, “This bill does nothing to make the existing parental notification that’s currently written in the law, so any providers of residential shelter services or of outpatient mental health care are required to go to their best efforts to notify parents that the young person is receiving the treatment.”

Yet the text of AB 665 neither requires parental notification nor any consequences for failing to notify parents. Look at all these “holes” in the bill:

(c) A professional person offering residential shelter services, whether as an individual or as a representative of an entity specified in paragraph (3) of subdivision (a), shall make their best efforts to notify the parent or guardian of the provision of services.

Our analysis: “Best efforts” is not defined. There’s no notification form, or even notification deadline, in AB 665. Parental notification isn’t real in this bill, which eliminates its so-called notification requirement if one believes it’s “inappropriate.”

(d) The mental health treatment or counseling of a minor authorized by this section shall include involvement of the minor’s parent or guardian unless the professional person who is treating or counseling the minor, after consulting with the minor, determines that the involvement would be inappropriate. The professional person who is treating or counseling the minor shall state in the client record whether and when the person attempted to contact the minor’s parent or guardian, and whether the attempt to contact was successful or unsuccessful, or the reason why, in the professional person’s opinion, it would be inappropriate to contact the minor’s parent or guardian.

Our analysis: Legally, “involvement” of a parent is not requiring parental consent. To ignore parents, a “professional person” merely needs to opine that parental “involvement would be inappropriate” and simply make a note why they didn’t, or why they thought it was “inappropriate” to even try to “contact the minor’s parent or guardian.” Again, parental notification is not required by AB 665.
TAKE ACTION: Target the State Senate floor
It’s up to concerned Californians to tell the truth about AB 665, which is on the Senate floor and could come up for a vote as soon as Monday, June 26.

ACT NOW! Please call 1) your own state senator, and 2) up to 21 “swing-vote” Democrats.

Call your own state senator (either during business hours or by leaving an after-hours voicemail) and here, identify yourself and where you live. Yet for the 21 “swing-vote” Democrats we’ve identified, leave only brief, anonymous voicemail messages Thursday evening and Friday morning (7pm to 8am) and all this weekend (Saturday and Sunday).

Leave your message, saying, “I’m calling to urge you to oppose AB 665. The bill author lied in committee. AB 665 does not require the prior condition of homelessness, yet blatantly eliminates parental consent, doesn’t even require parental notification, and threatens families statewide. Vote NO on AB 665!”

The California State Senate is composed of 40 senators, of which 32 are Democrats. Bills such as AB 665 require 21 votes to pass. Here are the names and numbers of half of the Democrat caucus members to call, listed from in priority from 32 down to below 21:

IMPORTANT NOTE: The following list of “swing-vote” Democrats includes 6 members of the Senate Judiciary Committee who’ve already voted yes on AB 665. However, they could easily change their votes on the Senate floor, due to new information about how the bill author and bill sponsor deceived them and how AB 665 clearly erases parental rights.

32. Melissa Hurtado (family area, barely “won” reelection, voted NO on SB 866 last year)
916-651-4016 and 661-395-2620

31. Dave Min (in somewhat conservative area, his worsening reputation, abstained on SB 866 and SB 33, is running for more conservative U.S. House seat)
916-651-4037 and 949-223-5472

30. Richard Roth (abstained on SB 866, has abstained on other bills, from somewhat conservative area, termed out in 2024)
916-651-4031 and 951-680-6750

29. Bob Archuleta (family man, abstained on SB 866, has abstained on other bills)
916-651-4030 and 562-406-1001

28. Benjamin Allen (abstained on SB 866 last year, questioned AB 665)
916-651-4024 and 310-318-6994

27. Anna Caballero (family area, has abstained on SB 866 and other bills)
916-651-4014 and 559-264-3070

26. Henry Stern (abstained on SB 866 last year)
916-651-4027 and 818-876-3352

25. Angelique Ashby (new, untested, calls herself a Christian)
916-651-4008 and 916-651-1529

24. Tom Umberg (abstained on SB 866 last year)
916-651-4034 and 714-558-3785

23. Susan Rubio (abstained on SB 866 last year)
916-651-4022 and 909-469-1110

22. Marie Alvarado-Gil (new, from somewhat conservative area)
916-651-4004 and 916-933-8680

21. Catherine Blakespear (new, from somewhat conservative area)
916-651-4038 and 760-642-0809

– – – If AB 665 does not receive 21 yes votes, it will be defeated – – –

20. Monique Limón (abstained on SB 407initially didn’t support SB 866
916-651-4019 and 805-988-1940

19. Anthony Portantino (abstained on SR 33 pushing “LGBTQ+ Pride Month”)
916-651-4025 | 818-409-0400

18. Aisha Wahab (new, Muslim, misses parents who died when she was a child)
916-651-4410 and 510-794-3900

17. Lola Smallwood-Cuevas (new)
916-651-4028 and 213-745-6656

16. María Elena Durazo (wild card)
916-651-4026 and 213-483-9300

15. Lena Gonzalez (wild card)
916-651-4033 and 323-277-4560

14. Steve Glazer (wild card)
916-651-4007 and 925-754-1461

13. Bill Dodd (wild card)
916-651-4003 and 707-224-1990

12. Steve Padilla (an open homosexual, yet represents strongly “pro-family,” largely Hispanic Imperial County)
916-651-4018 and 760-335-3442

PA’RENT, noun [Latin parens, from pario, to produce or bring forth. The regular participle of pario is pariens, and parens is the regular participle of pareo, to appear.]
1. A father or mother; he or she that produces young. The duties of parents to their children are to maintain, protect and educate them.
When parents are wanting in authority, children are wanting in duty.
Noah Webster, 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language

2 Republicans voting with Democrats on ‘LGBTQIA+’ and abortion

Saturday, June 3, 2023, 10:25 am | Randy Thomasson
This year in the California Assembly, “Republicans” Greg Wallis and Juan Alanis repeatedly voted to push “LGBTQIA+” and baby-killing, trampling parents in the process.

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June 6 update: Yesterday, Wallis and Alanis added their names as coauthors of HR 33, the “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month” resolution, which then passed on a voice vote. Also joining the Democrats as a coauthor and/or voting yes were Republicans Marie Waldron in the Assembly and, for the same resolution in the State Senate (SR 33), Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh in the State Senate.

June 4 update: Here are other Assembly Republicans voting at least once for the Democrats’ immoral, anti-family bills:

Diane Dixon: AB 223 (she also abstains on most anti-family bills)
Marie Waldron: AB 5
Josh Hoover: AB 5
Bill Essayli: AB 223
Devon Mathis: AB 1194

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Here at the “halfway” point of the 2023 session of the California State Legislature, what have you got? Supermajority Democrats more anti-family and tyrannical than ever, and some Republicans voting like Democrats more than ever.

Who are the “Republicans In Name Only,” the “RINOs”? Let me highlight two “Republicans” who were elected last year and have only began voting on bills this year.

Greg Wallis was district director for the one of the Assembly’s most liberal “Republicans,” independent Chad Mayes, who was “termed out” last year. In 2022, Wallis ran for and won the 47th Assembly District, which includes Greater Palm Springs, Yucca Valley, Yucaipa, Highland, and Beaumont. Wallis’ district office phone number is 760-346-6342.

This year, Wallis voted yes on 13 pro-“LGBTQIA+” bills and pro-abortion bills expanding baby-killing all the more: AB 5, AB 223, AB 352, AB 443, AB 492, AB 576, AB 598, AB 659, AB 957, AB 1078, AB 1194, AB 1432, and ACA 5 (Wallis voted yes to add himself as a coauthor).

And this is despite Wallis, on his campaign website, saying he was a “leader in his church” (obviously, not a Bible-based church). Already, SaveCalifornia.com has heard from conservatives in the Coachella Valley who regret voting for Wallis and want him replaced next year.

Another new “Republican” assemblyman who’s voting for the “LGBTQIA+” agenda and the baby-killing agenda is Juan Alanis of Modesto (district office phone number 209-521-2201). Alanis, who portrays himself as a family man, is apparently personally pro-abortion and learned pro-“LGBTQIA+” political-correctness during his 27-year law enforcement career.

Last year, Alanis ran for and won the 22nd Assembly District, which includes Modesto, Turlock, Denair, Patterson, and Newman. This year, Alanis voted yes on 7 pro-“LGBTQIA+” bills and pro-abortion bills: AB 5, AB 352, AB 443, AB 492, AB 598, AB 1194, and AB 1432.

Despite the conservative district, Alanis seems not to be hiding his pro-“LGBTQIA+” alliance. In December, he rubbed shoulders with and spoke to a very pro-“LGBTQIA+” crowd at a liberal “Catholic” church.

Both Greg Wallis and Juan Alanis are redefining the Republican Party to be immoral, undependable on social issues, and even iffy on fiscal issues — destroying the Republican Party from within. This is where the phrase “Republicans In Name Only,” or RINOs, comes from. Will conservative voters put up with this?

“Then the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees make the outside of the cup and dish clean, but your inward part is full of greed and wickedness.”
Jesus Christ, Savior of the world and God in the flesh, in Luke 11:39