Saturday, 06 January 2018 18:48

Trump's Triumphs #1

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Trump's Triumphs Installment 1: Bringing Religious Freedom back to the Land of the Free

Saturday, 06 January 2018 18:36

CA Pulls a CA on Marijuana

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Excessive government and lifestyle liberalism. A perfect summation of California.

Monday, 01 January 2018 16:24

New California Laws

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Immigration, marijuana, education, criminal justice. The good, bad and the insane . . .

Novato Republican Women


Vigo G. (Chip) Nielsen, Jr.

Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Gross & Leoni, LLP

California, a Sanctuary State: What happens when state and federal laws are in conflict?Nielsen


To kick off 2018, the renowned political lawyer and strategist, Chip Nielsen, will discuss the sanctuary state issue and the issues which arise when state and federal laws conflict. In October 2017 Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 54, The Sanctuary State bill, to limit local cooperation with federal immigration enforcement. Can our state or local jurisdictions flout federal law? What will the political and legal repercussions be?

Our speaker, Chip Nielsen, is regarded as one of the best lawyers in his field. In 2016 Chambers and Partners ranked Mr. Nielsen as one of the leading Political Law practitioners in the nation. Chip is a senior political law partner in a firm which handles a wide range of political issues. Of the nearly 350 California statewide and local ballot measures represented by this firm, he was general counsel to 55 statewide and 25 local ones, and he has participated as a co-legal compliance counsel in most all of these recent ballot measure committees. He has also been the author of a half dozen statewide initiatives. Chip has managed two statewide candidate campaigns and has been pro-bono legal counsel to George Moscone and Art Agnos for San Francisco Mayor and to Pete Wilson, twice for U.S. Senate and twice for Governor of California.

Before becoming an attorney, Chip was an Administrative Assistant to a California assembly member, Assistant Deputy State Controller, Chief Administrative Officer of the California Assembly as well as a Chief of Staff to a Lt. Governor. Debate over the sanctuary issue continues following the Kate Steinle verdict. There are an estimated 2.4 million immigrants without legal status in California. SB 54 is scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2018, but there is opposition. Whether it is this issue or one of the other topics where California officials disagree with the Trump Administration, we will see more battles stemming from conflicting political outlooks and policy preferences.


Tuesday, 21 November 2017 16:13

Marin Marijuana Trade

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Eight of the 11 Marin municipalities have slammed their doors on recreational marijuana.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 16:01

Government Freebie?

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Free stuff from government only feeds higher expectations and a pervasive notion of entitlement.

AdobeStock 94429135 ConvertedNRWF Holiday Luncheon Boutique

Tuesday, December 12  |  11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Marin Country Club, 400 Country Club Dr., Novato

December is our most fun luncheon of the year: The NRWF Holiday Boutique! The only business is the swearing in of our new Board for 2018. This is not a political meeting, so please bring your friends of all stripes for a great dose of holiday spirit and get a head start on your holiday shopping! You bring your nice items, like things that you got for gifts that you can’t wear, didn’t fit, wrong color, or its just not your taste. Some ideas are scarves, hats, jewelry, baked goods, candy, crafted items, wine glasses, decorative items, serving pieces, books (not paperback, but special coffee table or signed books). Bring your unwrapped items with you to the meeting. We will price them for you with a starting bid (or if you know the value you can help us) and place them on the tables for everyone to bid silent auction style.beaubell
We start off with champagne and conversation followed by a fabulous holiday buffet, all the while keeping your eye on your bids on the treasures you desire. This is tons of fun, and you may get your holiday shopping done. Bring cash or check, but we will accept credit cards as well.
Thursday, 26 October 2017 18:20

New Taxpayer Revolt?

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With parcel and sales taxes, car taxes and rising fees, have taxpayers had enough?

Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:20

Fire Update

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The latest news about the active fires in Sonoma County, plus news from Mendocino, Lake and other North Bay counties.

Friday, 13 October 2017 15:02

LA Schools Race/Off

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LAUSD bested at their game by self-identifying race. Create own problems, then blame Trump.
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