The Unofficial California Border Police News Report|
[Most Recent Entries]
Below are the 9 most recent journal entries recorded in
|Monday, August 22nd, 2005|
|Saturday, August 20th, 2005|
|Updates on the website, petitions on the street and all over the radio!
Well it looks like the folks over at the official campaign are giving bumper stickers to those who contribute $10 or more. Sounds good to me!
The KFI radio event in Ontario was amazing. Lots of people supporting the Border Police were there. I had a good time.
The CBP site has an interesting article on Beefed Up Border Pledged
about New Mexico and Arizona. Sounds like a bunch of crap to me, but you never know. I do know that the California Border Police is a much better idea. Not some politician's games. Like the site says: This is a people's initiative!
|Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005|
I am really running out of places to get signatures. I got a nice letter from the Executive Director George Andrews who told me that my service was invaluable. Well thank you. I have really enjoyed helping out the Border Police.
I ran into a fellow signature collector in the mall today. We are going to work together to find some better places to get signatures. The local shopping malls are tapped out. Maybe, we'll set up at Home Depot. It's nice to meet another volunteer out working for 'The Cause.' Current Mood: working
|Monday, July 25th, 2005|
|Wednesday, May 25th, 2005|
|Thursday, May 19th, 2005|
There are getting to be a large list of supporters, endorsers and co-chairs for this initiative. The California Border Police Initiative is a really good idea
and these people support it. We should probably support them, too!
|Tuesday, May 10th, 2005|
|The man behind the maddness
This proponent of the California Border Police
is Assemblyman Ray Haynes
from Southern California.
The following is his biography contained by his website:
Assemblyman Ray Haynes, a native Californian, is a 1972 graduate of Elk Grove High School -- and graduated in 1976 from California Lutheran College (now California Lutheran University) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He received a Masters Degree in Public Administration in 1981 from Eastern Kentucky University, completing his education with a Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California in 1980. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1980, to practice law.
After graduating from USC Law School, Ray moved to Moreno Valley, becoming an associate at the law firm of Best, Best and Krieger in Riverside, California -- leaving in 1983 to begin his own practice in Redlands, California. Ray later joined Lawson and Hartnell as a partner in 1984. He began a sole law practice in Moreno Valley in 1988.
Assemblyman Haynes is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Riverside Youth Service Center, and is past Chairman of the Moreno Valley Community Assistance Program -- an organization dedicated to providing food and gifts to the community’s underprivileged families and children at Christmas. Ray was a member of Rotary Club, has served as a Planning Commissioner, organized the Riverside based Committee for No New Taxes -- dedicated to fighting tax increases, served as treasurer for Citizens for Property Rights -- to protect fifth amendment constitutional guarantees, and served as a delegate to the California Republican Party, where he serves as Chairman of the Resolutions Committee.
Ray Haynes was elected as the Assemblyman for the 66th Assembly District in 1992, representing Western Riverside and Northern San Diego Counties. In 1994, Haynes made it clear he was prepared to take on the popular incumbent Democrat state Assemblyman from the 36th district. Consequently, the incumbent opted to not run for re-election, and Haynes captured the seat with 55% of the vote.
In 1997, Haynes was elected by the Senate Republican Caucus to serve as Republican Whip. In that position, he was responsible for generating Republican analyses for the thousands of bills that reach the Senate Floor. He also served as Vice Chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and the Public Employment and Retirement Committee, along with being a member of the Budget, Education, Judiciary and Industrial Relations Committees. Haynes served as the National Chairman of the 2500 member American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a national bi-partisan association of state legislators from throughout the nation.
Assemblyman Haynes was re-elected to the Assembly in December of 2002, where he serves as Vice Chair of Human Services. In addition, he sits on the Health, Budget, Natural Resources, and Appropriation Committees.
Assemblyman Haynes is routinely quoted in newspapers throughout California and is a frequent guest on television and radio news programs. He has appeared on the Today Show, World News Tonight, Fox News, and National Public Radio.
Ray’s wife’s name is Pam and he has three daughters -- Jennifer, Caitlin, and Sarah, 9.
Assemblyman Haynes and family attend church services at Calvary Chapel.
|Friday, May 6th, 2005|
|How this works
Well things are progressing nicely for this initiative now in the early process
of moving towards the ballot. For now, I am going to take a moment to educate the curious masses on how the process works.First
for the initiative is drafted. This has already happened and the language is available on the California Border Police Official Website.Second
, the language is submitted to the California Attorney General
for "Title and Summary". This process involves the AG condensing the meaning of the proposed initiative into a short summary (which will appear on the petitions) and of course a title. This process takes 60 days
, after it receives Title and Summary it is turned over to the Secretary of State as an "Initiative in Circulation". At this point, petitions will be circulated. The initiative needs ~600,000 signatures
to make it onto the ballot. This process can take up to 150 days
, after the signatures are submitted to the counties and verified and reported to the Secretary of State, the initiative is placed on the next statewide election ballot. This will likely be either the June 2006 Primary Election or the November 2006 General Election.Finally
, if more than 50% of the people vote YES on the proposition (which by now will have a number), the initiative becomes law.
|Wednesday, May 4th, 2005|
|Border Police Announced
It looks like the Gray Davis Recall folks
have started an initiative to secure our border
The initiative is just for California. It would create a state police force to enforce US Immigration laws within the state of California. It goes without saying that this is a really good idea
I'll be updating here as needed to keep the news focused on the facts of what they are doing. We don't need a lot of spin and politics mucking this up. A state border patrol is a good idea but this issue is bound to be clouded and muddied and probably even copied. Stay tuned for more on this as it develops...