UPDATE 4: Story Hits Front Page of Sacramento Bee; Also Contacted by LA Times Reporter Patrick McGreevy...
UPDATE 3: Contacted by Sac Bee Reporter
UPDATE 2: Our founder Joseph Turner called the offices of Chad Mayes and Speaker Rendon seeking comments (audio included).
UPDATE 1: We sent out a press release this morning calling for Mayes to be removed from his leadership position.
American Children First can exclusively confirm that “Never Trump” California Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) engaged in an extramarital affair with Kristin Olsen, the former leader of the Republican Assembly caucus, and current member of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors.
Mayes is the son of a pastor and graduate of Liberty University, a Virginia-based Christian institution. According to Wikipedia, Mayes plays guitar in his church and also performed with Kristin Olsen at the 54th Annual California Prayer Breakfast.
The utility user tax (UUT) is a tax levied on various utility bills by more than 150 cities and counties in California. I have not researched other states to determine whether or not they also tax utilities.
The tax rate and the specific utilities that are taxed varies from one jurisdiction to the other. The most commonly taxed utilities are: landline telephones, cell phones and prepaid month-to-month wireless, cable, water and trash hauling services, as well as natural gas and electricity bills.
I have experienced another unexpected "first" in my life as an activist. Each time I think I have planned for every contingency I get surprised by some other strange twist and turn in the saga of patriotic activism.
A couple of weeks ago I had to deal with the Huntington Park city clerk refusing to accept our initiative documents -- something she was required by law to do. After we refused to leave she forced a police officer to process our paperwork and we captured it on video.Continue reading
Please see our press release below about the placement of Syrian refugees in the San Bernardino County communities of Highland and Victorville.
Highland Gets Its First Syrian Refugee; Three More Placed in Victorville
Refugees continue to be placed in San Bernardino County without public notification
The legacy of corruption and self-enrichment by city officials and council members in Cudahy is a lengthy and odious one.
I have been investigating the compensation and benefits packages provided to elected members of the Cudahy city council for the purposes of floating another initiative to reduce them.Continue reading
In addition to filing the various initiative documents required by law, American Children First also asked the Cudahy City Clerk to provide general information and guidelines about qualifying the initiative.
We requested information about the number of signatures needed, the deadline for submitting the signatures, along with information about the acceptable newspapers of general circulation we could use to publish our state mandated legal notice.Continue reading