CONSERVATIVE VOTER GUIDES & ELECTION RESOURCES FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Robyn's Recommendations for:
For the November 8, 2016 California General Election
President, US Senate, the 17 State Propositions
Plus Other Helpful Voter Guides / Resources, and Tips For Doing Your Own Research
About Robyn / Basis for Her Recommendations
RECOMMENDATIONS FROM VARIOUS CONSERVATIVE SOURCES
Recommendations which come from ElectionForum.org are specifically marked as such.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
District #4: Steve Napolitano
District #5: Kathryn Barger
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - JUDGES OF SUPERIOR COURT
The following candidates were selected by Election Forum / JudgeVoteGuide.com (and other sources) being the best available judge candidate in each race:
Office 11: Steven Schreiner
JVG/ Election Forum rates Schreiner as 4 stars-“very good” (on their 1-5 Star Rating System)
Office 42: Efrain Matthew Aceves
JVG/ Election Forum rates Aceves as 3 stars-“acceptable” (on their 1-5 Star Rating System)
Office 84: Susan Jung Townsend
JVG/ Election Forum rates Townsend as 3 stars-“acceptable” (on their 1-5 Star Rating System)
Office 158: David A. Berger
JVG/ Election Forum rates Berger as 4 stars-“very good” (on their 1-5 Star Rating System)
LA COUNTY - LOCAL MEASURES AND PROPOSITIONS
Election Forum Recommends:
MEASURE A — NO
MEASURE M — NO
MEASURE CC — NO
MEASURE HHH — NO
Initiative Ordinance JJJ — NO
Charter Amendment RRR — YES
Charter Amendment SSS — NO
MISC LA COUNTY AREA RACES / MEASURES:
ALHAMBRA CITY COUNCIL, District 4: David Mejia
BEACH CITIES HEALTH DISTRICT: Jane Diehl
Election Forum rates Diehl as 3 stars-“acceptable” (on their 1-5 Star Rating System)
CASTAIC LAKE WATER BOARD, At-Large: William Cooper
PALMDALE MAYOR: Richard Loa
SANTA CLARITA CITY COUNCIL: Cameron Smyth, Bob Kellar, and Michele Jenkins
WATER REPLENISHMENT DISTRICT No 2 – Southern California: Robert Katherman
Election Forum rates Katherman as 2 stars (on their 1-5 Star Rating System)-vote for this candidate only to prevent worse candidate from winning
Measure H – YES / Measure ES – NO
Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District: Mike Touhey
HELPFUL L.A. COUNTY VOTER GUIDES FOR LEGISLATIVE RACES:
Election Forum Voter Guide for Los Angeles County
This very helpful conservative LA County voter guide is produced by my knowledgeable friend, Craig Huey.
Pages 10-16 of this easy-to-use voter guide gives recommendations for:
U.S. SENATE, U.S. REPRESENTATIVE, STATE SENATE, STATE ASSEMBLY, and JUDGES
(Alternatively, you can access the Election Forum Legislative recommendations without the presidential and proposition charts here: https://www.electionforum.org/la-voter-guide/)
CALIFORNIA FAMILY COUNCIL'S STATE & FEDERAL VOTER GUIDE – 4 page/downloadable
This is a Very Helpful Guide for Researching these races:
U.S. SENATE, U.S. REPRESENTATIVE, STATE SENATE, STATE ASSEMBLY, AND PROPOSITIONS
This guide shows which candidates (and propositions) are supported by conservative organizations and which are supported by very liberal organizations (such as Planned Parenthood, big unions, etc)
Take 3 Minutes to Remember Why Your Vote Matters!
VIDEO: Vote for the Country You Want / Stoplight
Family Policy Alliance
PRESIDENT: Donald Trump
My Vote For Donald Trump is a Vote To Block Hillary Clinton. Extensive and permanent harm will be done by her Liberal Progressive Political Agenda, her Advisors and her Appointments. On a daily basis, more details are revealed through WikiLeaks and other sources about Clinton's multiple scandals which occurred while she was serving in the powerful position of Secretary of State.
It goes without saying that both Presidential candidates are tremendously flawed. Donald Trump was not my choice of primary candidate. However, we only have two viable options.
Donald Trump has chosen an excellent conservative running mate in Governor Mike Pence and has some good advisors (Hillary has neither.). The next President may appoint up to 3 or 4 US Supreme court justices, as well as hundreds of other judicial and federal appointments that will impact the future of this nation for decades to come. Trump has listed 11 superb potential US Supreme Court nominees-Hillary's nominees will be liberal progressive. For more information on the extreme dangers of a Hillary Clinton presidency, check out these sources below.
10/3/16 - FRC Action Blog: A Hillary Clinton Presidency: The Radical Revolution, by Sarah Perry, Oct. 3, 2016
This is a well-researched public policy piece on what a Clinton Presidency would look like.
10-15-16 Mark Thiessen: Hillary Clinton is a threat to religious liberty
10/14/16 FOX News: "Newt Gingrich: Hillary's Dangerous Dream of Open Borders"
I agree with Franklin Graham who says: "There's no question, Trump and Clinton scandals might be news for the moment, but who they appoint to the Supreme Court will remake the fabric of our society for our children and our grandchildren, for generations to come."
ROBYN ON U.S. SENATE RACE: No Recommendation; just some thoughts:
Both US Senate candidates are Progressive Democrats (Both are very liberal). Their positions on issues are very similar. For various reasons, however, I believe that Loretta Sanchez is the “lesser of the evils.” Loretta Sanchez has been endorsed by Republican Congressman Darryl Issa and Hugh Hewitt as the better of the two liberal democrats.
As CA Secretary of State, Kamala Harris failed to uphold the will of more than 8 million California voters when she and Gov. Brown refused to defend Proposition 8 (marriage between a man and a woman).
PROPOSITIONS & JUDGE RECOMMENDATIONS
EXTENSIVE INFO - Recommendations for California's 17 Statewide Propositions from Robyn and numerous conservative sources:
State Senator John Moorlach, Frank Kacer of Christian Citizenship Council of San Diego, NancysPicks, California Republican Assembly, California Family Council, Capitol Resource Institute, Election Central-SaveCalifornia.
SUMMARY - ROBYN'S PROPOSITION RECOMMENDATIONS:
YES on Only 3 Propositions: Prop 53; Prop 54; Proposition 66
NO on all the rest: 51; 52; 55; 56; 57; 58; 59; 60; 61; 62; 63; 64; 65; and 67
NO on Proposition 64 Video
VIDEO: 86-second Video and Documentation of the Harm of Marijuana Legalization MarijuanaHarmsFamilies.com
Robyn's Judge Page contains direct recommendations for counties which will have Contested Superior Court Races on the November 8, 2016 ballot. (Alameda, Kern, LA, Marin, San Bernardino, and San Francisco) You'll also find ideas for researching judicial races.
HELPFUL VOTER GUIDES FOR ALL CALIFORNIA COUNTIES
Craig Huey’s Election Forum Voter Guides For ALL California Counties
November 8, 2016 CA Election
These helpful conservative voter guides for ALL CA counties from my knowledgeable friend Craig Huey.
IDEAS FOR DOING YOUR OWN RESEARCH
This page includes helpful research tips plus a variety of research links.
CALIFORNIA FAMILY COUNCIL’S STATE & FEDERAL VOTER GUIDE – 4 page/downloadable
HOW TO USE THIS AWESOME CA FAMILY COUNCIL VOTER GUIDE:
1) This is a Comparison Chart format. Each Candidate for state and federal legislative office is listed (State Assembly / Senate and U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate). Candidate name is followed by party affiliation. California’s 17 ballot propositions are listed in a separate section.
2) Following the candidate name or proposition is a series of numbers. Each number represent a different state, local, or national organization or individual that has formally endorsed or publicly supported that candidate (or proposition).
3) Robyn’s Observations: THE ODD-NUMBERED ORGANIZATIONS / SOURCES ARE CONSERVATIVE
#1 CA Family Alliance (This non-for-profit, political action organization works in affiliation with CA Family Council. They advocate for pro-family, pro-life issues. They serve as the state affiliate of Focus on the Family, Family Research Council, Alliance Defending Freedom)
More ODD-NUMBERED Conservative Groups/Individuals: #3 – CA Pro-Life Council / #5 Craig Huey of Election Forum /
#7 Nancy Sandoval of nancyspicks.com / #9 California Republican Assembly / #11 conservative Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
In Contrast - The EVEN-NUMBERED ORGANIZATIONS and UNIONS (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12) Routinely Recommend Progressive / Very Liberal Candidates and Proposition Positions
California Family Council’s California Voter Guide 2016 Website
Traditional Values Coalition Voters Guide for ALL California Counties
For the November 8, 2016 CA Election
This Guide Covers:
Presidential and Legislative Races
U.S. Senate, US Representatives, State Senate, and State Assembly
HELPFUL TOOLS FROM FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL ACTION
FRCACTION VOTING RESOURCES
2016 Values Voter Presidential Voter Guide
Includes: FRC Voter Guides, Ken Blackwell’s article: It’s the Courts, Stupid!, Scorecard for Congressional Members, and more. (For those too young to remember – Blackwell’s title is a play on candidate Bill Clinton’s famous line: “It’s the Economy Stupid!”)
VIDEO: Important Party Platform Comparison
How Do Republican & Democratic Parties Differ on Life, Marriage, Terrorism, Military, and More?
4 minutes - Family Research Council
FRC Action – Basic Comparison of the 2016 Republican and Democratic Platforms
This Family Research Council piece shows the stark difference in the two parties' platforms on Marriage, Abortion, Religious Freedom, Education, Military, and more.
"While platforms are non-binding documents, research shows they matter—significantly. One study found that in the past 30 years, Republicans in Congress voted for positions supported by their party platform 89 percent of the time, while Democrats did so at a rate of 74 percent. If Republicans and Democrats in Congress make good on their party platforms' promises, people of faith heading to the polls in November can be confident that Republicans will defend life, marriage, and religious liberty, while Democrats will continue to put those same values under direct assault."
CONCERNED WOMEN FOR AMERICA
Helpful resource that compares the issues of the Republican/Democratic Platforms in their own words.
CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN PARTY ENDORSEMENTS
Robyn's note – I post this GOP endorsement list fyi. It's a helpful piece of information when taken in conjunction with some of the other more consistently Conservative Sources of information found on this site. Many of these candidates are excellent. However, some are simply better than their Democrat opponents.
BASIC ELECTION INFORMATION
OFFICIAL California Government Voter Info for the Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016 Presidential Election – Secretary of State
Links to Every County Elections Office in California
For Questions about Registering to Vote, Vote-By-Mail Ballots, Polling Places, Sample Ballots, etc.
KEY ELECTION DATES for the November 8, 2016 California Election
October 24, 2016: Last day to register to vote
November 1, 2016: Last day to request vote-by-mail ballot
November 8, 2016: Election Day -- Polls open 7am to 8pm
ELECTION NEWS – California & National
Stephen Frank's California Political News & Views
Family Research Council Action
CitizenLink (associated with Focus on the Family, Alliance Defending Freedom and Family Research Council)
CONSERVATIVE SCORECARDS FOR FEDERAL LEGISLATORS
See how Your Representative or U.S. Senator voted on Key Issues
(Keep in mind that scoring methods and issues considered vary from scorecard to scorecard.)
American Conservative Union Congressional Scorecards
ACU-What We Believe
Family Research Council Action Congressional Scorecards
"FRC's Vision is a culture in which human life is valued, families flourish and religious liberty thrives."
Americans for Prosperity – Congressional Scorecard
"AFP's Mission is to mobilize citizens to advocate for policies that cut red tape and increase opportunity, put the brakes on government overspending, and get the economy working for hard workers–not special interests."
(AFP) California is committed to educating citizens about limited government, lower taxation, and free market principles.
Concerned Women for America – Congressional Scorecard
Core Issues: Sanctity of Life, Defense of Family, Education, Religious Liberty, National Sovereignty, Support for Israel, Fighting Sexual Exploitation
CONSERVATIVE SCORECARDS FOR CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATORS
See How Your CA State Assembly Member or State Senator voted on Key Issues:
American Conservative Union CA State Assembly and State Senate Legislators
CRA Scorecards for the CA State Assembly and State Senate Legislators
Note that the Yes/No votes are recorded at the top and the description of the bills can be found at the end of this CRA scorecard.
DENNIS PRAGER'S PRAGER UNIVERSITY 5 MINUTE VIDEOS
"PragerU's mission is to spread the ideas that made America great through the power of the internet. Our five minute videos are conservative sound bites, providing talking points to over 100 million people a year."
Great for watching during this election season, especially with teens and college students! Check out the full list of topics at PragerU.com. Below are a few timely topics to get you started.
How Big Should Government Be? Left vs. Right #1
"How big should the government be? And what is its proper role in the daily lives of Americans? The Left and Right have opposite answers." Presenter: Dennis Prager.
Do Big Unions Buy Politicians?
Who poses the biggest threat to America's economy by striking deals with crooked politicians? Big Oil, Big Pharma, or Big Unions? Daniel DiSalvo, political science professor at the City College of New York, gives the answer.
What is Crony Capitalism?
This election season there's a lot of talk about corruption, about politicians being "bought and sold", and about "crony capitalism". What do those terms mean? Why should we care? Is there a way to reduce corruption and restore our trust in government? Author Jay Cost, staff writer at The Weekly Standard, answers these questions and proposes a solution that every society could benefit from.