November 10, 2021
California Federation of Republican Women
Sue Blair, President
Submitted by the CFRW Legislative Analyst Committee
Gretchen Cox, Elaine Freeman, Lou Ann Flaherty,
Val Emick, and Theresa Speake
The next few editions of the Capitol Update will focus on a few issues of importance to us at both a state and national level. These issues are important enough that CFRW joined with the NFRW and RNC in passing Resolutions at our recent convention to address these issues. They are: Water Infrastructure, the “Keep 9 “ effort to stop the packing of the Supreme Court, and CRT in our schools. This week we look at the “Keep 9” Resolution.
At the Biennial CFRW Convention at Rancho Mirage on Oct .22, 2021, President Sue Blair signed a Resolution, passed by a vote of the membership in support of the “Keep Nine Amendment” to keep nine Justices on the Supreme Court. The United States Supreme Court has been composed of nine Justices for more than 150 years.In passing this Resolution, CFRW joined with NFRW President Ann Schockett and the Republican National Committee in supporting this critical Constitutional Amendment in response to the court packing bills introduced by Democrats in the House and Senate, described as a blatant power grab. President Sue strongly stated in that Resolution that the United States President and Congress should be prohibited from undermining the independence of the Supreme Court by attempting to change the number of Justices on the Court.
The Call to Action for CFRW members is this:
- Educate every CFRW member that without an Amendment to pack the Court, the pro-Court packing left will almost certainly pack the Court.
- Make the “Keep Nine” Amendment to Ban Court Packing a household phrase among voters.
- Get every Republican who wants to stop the Washington left from seizing absolute power to join the CFRW, NFRW, RNC, former Reagan Attorney General Ed Meese, and more than 1000 Republican elected officials around the nation in endorsing the “Keep Nine” Amendment.
- Build a “5 minutes a month or more” network of CFRW volunteers who will call elected officials, communicate on social media, and encourage groups they work with to endorse and publicize the Keep Nine Amendment. Each club can do this.
The mission of the Keep Nine Coalition to preserve an Independent Supreme Court as stated by Roman Buhler is to ensure that the next generation won’t need to ask: “How did America lose an independent Supreme Court?” Why didn’t they protect it when they had the chance?” It’s up to us. If you would like to learn more about the Keep Nine Amendment Visit www.KeepNine.org
Below are the links for the RNC Keep Nine Endorsement and the California Keep Nine Resolution, as well as the CFRW Resolution:
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To contact your U.S. Representatives, call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121
Listen to hearings on bills that interest you – http://www.legislature.ca.gov/the_state_legislature/calendar_and_schedules/audio_tv.html
Calif. Legislative Portal links- Express your support or opposition to a bill or directly to the Legislative committee currently reviewing it (as an individual, not as a member of RWF or CFRW)– click here, or the bill’s author- click here, enter your bill # and look for tab at top of the bill page labeled “Comments to Author”