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Greek Dinner

Greek Dinner Dance and Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Dear Oregon Republican Party State Central Committee members,

Four quick updates:
1) Here’s the link for ORP Central Committee members, Oregon Republican PCPs, and their guests to register at the $80 discounted rate for the Greek Dinner Dance. We only have 140 tickets left out of 362. We do not want you to miss this fun event. Please order your ticket online now.

2) We hope you plan to attend a very special grassroots rally with Sheriff Joe Arpaio hosted by the ORP in support of your 2nd Amendment Rights, limited government, government transparency, less taxes, getting tough on crime, Official English and E-Verify on Saturday, June 27  from 3 – 5 pm on the steps of the Oregon State Capitol. Especially, we do not want you to miss the 2nd Door Prize Drawing – a pair of Maricopa County PINK inmate shorts signed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio and modeled by “inmate” Jeff Grossman (see attachment). ORP Central Committee members registered for the state meeting get one free door prize ticket.
3) We bring Sheriff Joe Arpaio to Oregon to help rebuild Oregon Republican Party in order to take back Oregon in 2016 by uniting and re-energizing our grassroots activists on winning issues like 2nd Amendment Rights, limited government, government transparency, less taxes, getting tough on crime, Official English and E-Verify. As a result, we have invited the following organizations to join the rally:
Oath Keepers of Oregon
Douglas County Tea Party

Oregon State Elks Association

Oregon Patriot

Veterans of Foreign Wars Oregon

American Legion in Oregon

ORP State Central Committee 
Oregon Right to Life
Oregon Family council 
Common Sense Oregon
Oregon Tea Party
Taxpayers Association of Oregon
Oregonians In Action
Oregon Firearms Federation
Crime Victims United of Oregon
Oregon Citizens lobby 
Oregon Sheriffs’ Association
4) The rally was also promoted by Sheriff Arpaio’s call-in appearance on the Gator’s Radio Experience show today in Salem. Co-host Denise Qinn Nanke stated, “it was a great interview – funny and interesting – and we were able to spend quite a bit of time talking about the rally on the 27th.” Thank you Denise for setting up this interview.
Thank you.
Solomon Yue
Republican National Committeeman for Oregon
Vice Chairman and CEO
Republicans Overseas, Inc.
Republicans Overseas Action, Inc.
Skype: solomon.yue1
twitter: @SolomonYue



Lunatics Running the Asylum

What’s going on in Liberal-Land these days is scary but predictable.  Areas where the Democrats have been in control for decades are suffering the most.  Liberal policies are making things even worse.


In Chicago (where they have stringent gun-control) there have been over 1,000 shootings already this year:  More than 300 people are shot in the month of May:


In Baltimore, violent crimes are rising fast:


Hundreds of Oregon gun-rights advocates rally against the new gun-control law:


Even Liberals own guns for protection when they can get them.  They just don’t want people to know about it:


The prison population has sky-rocketed since illegal immigrants have flooded in from our southern border:


The most divisive, racially motivated president ever in the history of our country says he doesn’t believe in divisive racial politics:


Obama’s radical leftist policies and executive orders are running into trouble in the courts.  Even the black-robed liberal judges can’t justify his actions:


God’s answer to the moral insanity that is gripping our nation:


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Dangerous Low Information Voters

Meeting-Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Union County Republicans regular monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday
June 10, 2015  12p,-noon at the Flying J.
A no host lunch will be available.
We have several items to discuss regarding statewide meetings coming up and training opportunities for our PCPs.
I’m looking forward to seeing you there.
Douglas C Osburn
Chair, UCRCC

ORP State Central Committee Meeting~ June 27, 2015


Weekend Schedule June 26 & 27, 2015
National Convention Delegate Rules-Draft
ORP State Central Committee Registration for June 27, 2015
Proposed Bylaw Amendments
Proxy Form
ORP Rules Committee Report
Official Call
Workshop Flyer
Workshop Registration




Update from the State Legislature


I attended a Memorial Day service at Valley View Cemetery in Salem last week.  What a humbling privilege to sit in attendance as they honored the fallen from the past to present.  The keynote speaker at this event was Stu Webber from Boring Oregon.  Stu was an Army Ranger in Viet Nam and then returned to Pastor a church for 30 years before retiring.  He started by stating how powerful the word “remember” is.  Remembering can bring about a plethora of different feelings and emotions both good and bad; as well as the danger of living in the past without an eye on the present and another on the future.  He spoke of his training and how it was important for a soldier to be not only physically and tactically fit, but also to be spiritually fit, that the soul, heart and spirit of the soldier is everything.  It’s not the size of the weapon or the strategic air support, but the size of the heart.


He spoke of personal responsibility in leadership and made the point that if we can’t govern ourselves responsibly, how is it possible to govern a nation?  I won’t give the whole message, but he traveled through history starting 3500 years ago in the book of Joshua and taking it to the present giving examples of men and women with great hearts.   Caleb and Joshua and 10 other men who came back from Canaan with differing perspectives, but it was Joshua who basically said, we can take the land and he spoke this because it was “in his heart”.


Toward the end of his speech, He spoke from the true soldiers’ heart:  “If I thought this body was my own, I couldn’t engage in combat.  But it is not my own, it belongs to God, my wife, my children and to a nation and its future, that in order to provide that future, today must be a part of something much larger than yourself”.


It was refreshing and encouraging to hear these words as we wind down a legislative session that will continue to form the future of Oregon. And although some days seem bleak the duty is still ours and we must keep the heart attitude to continue the fight for our future.


 State Outline PERS Logo There has been legislation this year that will, in my opinion, not be healthy for the state.  There has been a Supreme Court decision on PERS that will continue to cost the state future dollars.  Also looming will be another Federal Supreme Court decision announced in June or July that will potentially throw our health care into more disarray as if there has not been enough of that over the last 6 years.  As if that were not enough, there is also the potential cost of Obamacare’s Cadillac tax that could cost the state 500,000 to a billion dollars in taxes to the Federal Government.Click Here to read more
 taxcredit_crop On a more local level, there is a bill in Revenue, House Bill 3034 that will be worked next week that will start charging our local hospitals for property tax.  In an era when we should be doing everything we can to reduce health care, the state cannot help itself from reaching into your pockets for more.On top of that, also in Revenue Committee, all of the tax credit bills are being piled into one omnibus bill, along with tax bills, with the idea of keeping the omnibus bill revenue neutral, so it won’t come across as a tax bill that would require a three fifths majority to pass.  It could be passed on simply a majority.  There are some simple tax credit bills, that will not even get a hearing.Click Here to read more
 oregonhouseofreps_crop Early in the Session I proposed a simple bill, HB 3403, that would reduce by percentage on state income tax for an increase of employees hired, so if a business increases their full time employment by 20%, they would receive a 40% discount on state income tax.  The idea would really help small businesses that were just starting up to increase their working capital that is needed in the early years.I signed on to a bill introduced by Representative Jodi Hack, HB 3189, that would give rural fire department volunteers a 250 dollar a year tax credit for the time and training they  put in every year.  Volunteer firefighters need to put in 70 hours of training each year to stay current according to state standards.This was a very simple and low cost incentive that made sense and was not even given a hearing. So, what was the reason for these actions by the chair of Revenue?  The state needs more money!!!  We can’t be giving more away!!  So any small encouragement to the communities and their volunteer fire fighters is too much for the state to consider? Any incentives to promote businesses today in order to grow the economy for the future are dead in their tracks.Taking people off of unemployment and placing them in jobs is too much to ask?With all these decisions, I feel like, to quote an old Kris Kristofferson song,  “we’re trading in tomorrow for today”.
 highway_crop Another revelation this year has been HB 3402, a speed limit increase bill that passed through committee unanimously and was then sent down to Ways and Means.  It was given a fiscal from ODOT of $700,000.00 for highway signs and a study.  125 of those signs were quoted at $3500.00 each for replacing them on rural highways.I am trying to get a breakdown on those sign costs in order to argue the issue.  100,000.00 of the cost was for a study, which recently another Representative said was done just 3 years ago.  I need to get details on the study, but if it pertains to speed on corners and the grade of those corners, I would think that information would be logged in a data spread sheet with ODOT.When it comes to spending state dollars(the taxpayers money), I would agree with commissioner Susan Roberts who said the money would be spent more wisely elsewhere, like increasing compensation for wolf predation when the ranchers are only seeing on average a 25% recoup on their wolf kill losses.

email: I phone: 503-986-1458
address: 900 Court St NE, H-384, Salem, OR 97301

The United States of Mexico

Disclaimer: I have absolutely nothing against folks who immigrate to the United States legally in an orderly  manner.  If they want to come here, I think they should learn English, American history and culture, study our constitution, respect our laws and salute our American Stars & Stripes flag.  In short; they should assimilate and be proud to be an American.  I was once fluent in the Spanish language and I lived in Venezuela for two years.  Skin color is not the issue.  I love the people from Mexico, Central America and South America.  I don’t like their culture.  The issue is enforcement of the rule of law.  If the Mexican “culture” is imported to the United States I think it would be a disaster:


Case in point: California.  Please don’t Cali fornicate the United States:


Most Democrats think illegal immigrants should vote!


Obama is fundamentally changing America by releasing criminal illegal immigrants into the general populace rather than deporting them:


Because of the growing number of entitlement-minded voters, Hillary Clinton can run as her true self:


VIDEO: America is the most generous country in the world:


VIDEO: Jorge Ramos of the Fusion Network invites Ann Coulter for a little chat on immigration:


More on the Ann Coulter interview:


Illegal immigrant reveals a desire to limit American free speech rights:


Some studies suggest that there are 30 million undocumented immigrants in America.  A very large percentage are from Mexico.  To put that in perspective; it is interesting to note that the entire population of Mexico is around 120 million.  If the Mexican culture is so great…why are they only swimming one way?


Americans for Liberty PAC
A Political Action Committee for Conservatives who uphold the US Constitution in the tradition of the Founding Fathers
Lanny Hildebrandt MBA CPA
1615 4th Street
La Grande OR  97850
(541) 963-7930
Fax (541) 963-7750

America is Still a Christian Nation

The United States of America is an exceptional nation.  We are not just another nation in the family of nations.  What would it be like to have a president who is patriotic and has a deep love for America?


We have every right to fly the American flag.  We are proud of what it represents.  One school administrator told a student that he could not display a flag at school on his pick-up truck…really?


Liberals, who now own and control the Democrat Party, think that the end justifies the means when it comes to public policy:


Obama is mocking us.  He is fully aware of what he stands for and when he tells a joke about himself; he knows that the joke is actually on us:


The socialist policies of this administration have proved to be a huge failure.  Reagan (trickle-down economics) vs. Obama (trickle-down socialism):


Obamacare costs too much and doesn’t deliver.  As with any totalitarian program, the cost far exceeds the benefit:


God speed the right.  Days left in the Obama presidency:


Americans for Liberty PAC
A Political Action Committee for Conservatives who uphold the US Constitution in the tradition of the Founding Fathers
Lanny Hildebrandt MBA CPA
1615 4th Street
La Grande OR  97850
(541) 963-7930
Fax (541) 963-7750

Bob Woodward: Bush Didn’t Lie About Iraq

Republican Party Strength

This graph measures party strength at a national and state level, including President, House, Senate, State Governors, and State Legislatures.


Romney vs Holyfield

The Clinton Family Crime Foundation

We should WANT Hillary Clinton in the White House…right?


If they don’t want the message to get out…they just kill the messenger:


We don’t need another arrogant, narcissistic, pathological, habitual liar in the White House:


America cannot trust Hillary Clinton:


Democrat hypocrisy is on full display.  Who is the rich, elitist, out-of-touch candidate now?


Why do we need to have a substantive discussion of the issues?  Hillary Clinton thinks she is entitled to the Presidency and that’s all we need to know for now:


Americans for Liberty PAC


Video is a little choppy but good food for thought…

Greg Barreto: Legislative News Update

As the session moves forward some bills pass out of committee while others die without a vote

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Legislative News Update

As the session moves forward some bills pass out of committee while other bills die without even getting a vote:

Capitol Building

Well, here we are at the point of this 2015 legislative session when all bills needed to be worked by April 21st   or they are dead for this session.  Several bills that I had either introduced or co-sponsored did not make this cut.  Several economy boosting incentive bills that would cut taxes based on increasing a business’s labor force were not even heard in revenue committee.  When I asked the committee chair if he would hear the bills, he replied by telling me the economy is already recovering and that we need to raise taxes because the state needs more revenue!  NO mention of reducing spending.

grey wolf

The biggest disappointment of the week for our distict was my bill, introduced for the stockgrowers, to delist the wolf legislatively to avoid costly court challenges by environmentalists. This bill had strong support in the committee as you can see in this video of the public hearing (LINK).  But partisan politics won in the end. The Chair of the Ag and Natural Resources wouldn’t bring it to the committee for a work session because it was “too partisan” of an issue.  The bill is dead.  I want to thank all of you, especially Todd Nash, who spent countless hours and drove thousands of miles working on this bill.  I’m with you and we won’t give up!

Click Here to view the HB3514 Public Testimony

2nd Amendment Rights!

SB 941, the gun registration bill that will cause an increase and added burden on every firearm sale for private citizens, will most likely hit the House floor this week. SB 941 passed through the Senate 17 to 13 and was heard in the House on the 22nd.  In the last two weeks, our office has received 3598 emails encouraging me to vote against this bill and only three, yes 3 emails, to vote in support.  There are not many bills that go through this place, that have those kinds of lopsided numbers.  If this bill passes on the House floor next week, I hope the people will speak loudly when they vote in the next election cycle.

Cole McLean

I had the pleasure this week of having two special guests at the Capitol.  Cole McLean of Cove is an outstanding young man, an excellent student, involved in 4-H and Boy Scouts and is aspiring to be a dentist like his dad.  It was encouraging to have Cole as my legislative page.  My second special guest was my daughter Amy who sang the National Anthem for opening ceremonies on Monday, April 20th.  She did a great job and made her dad proud!

Challenges should be seen as opportunities and great learning experiences.  I’m learning a lot and am grateful for this opportunity.

Until next week, chin up, here we go again!


Greg Barreto

email: I phone: 503-986-1458
address: 900 Court St NE, H-384, Salem, OR 97301

Mike Lee explains why excessive federal land ownership is a bad idea for ALL Americans

Union County Banquet – Major General Curry Ret.



Join the Union County Republicans for a special evening with

  Major General Jerry Curry Ret.

May 2nd , 2015  5pm
Grace Bible Church- 1114 Y Ave., La Grande, OR

For more details and registration see the attachment

This is the major fundraising event for the Union County Republicans for 2015.

Dinner, guest speaker, auction and great fellowship with
like minded friends!

2016 is coming!


CR Second Amendment Week- Gun Drawing


OSU CR Second Amendment Week

Get your tickets for our drawing now!

Dear Union County Republicans ,College Republicans are hosting their 10th Annual Second Amendment week. Lars Larson will be doing his live radio show in the Oregon State University Quad tomorrow from 12-6. You can also Buy tickets for our Firearm Drawing Fundraiser. We have a Sig Sauer 250SC-380, Remington Model 870 Express, Ultimate Gun Range Pack, and more. Tickets are 1 for $5, 5 for $20, or 33 for $100. All proceeds help support College Republican events.Thanks for your support,Donald Handeland
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Second Amendment Tickets

We are selling tickets for our 10th annual Second Amendment Week. All proceeds benefit the Oregon State University College Republicans.

  • Sig Sauer 250SC-380
  • Remington Model 870 Express
  • Ultimate Gun Range Pack
  • and more
Buy Firearm Drawing Tickets!

Top 7 Ways to Support the Second Amendment at OSU


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Testify on Gun Bill SB941! WEDNESDAY


Senate Bill 941 Scheduled For Public Hearing In House Committee On Rules
Oregonians Will Have Opportunity To Testify From 3:00 pm To 10:00 pm
Wednesday, April 22

Salem, OR –  It was announced today that Senate Bill 941, legislation to expand background checks to the private sales of firearms, has been scheduled for a public hearing on Wednesday, April 22, in the House Committee on Rules.

An Informational Meeting with invited testimony on the bill will occur from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, followed by an open Public Hearing from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Oregonians wishing to testify either for or against the bill are invited to share their testimony beginning at 3:00 pm.

“The Senate’s decision to hold just one two-hour public hearing on SB 941 left many Oregonians, including those who traveled long distances, without an opportunity to testify on this significant piece of legislation,” said House Republican Leader Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte), who is a member of the House Committee on Rules. “I invite those Oregonians to come back this week to testify, and I encourage all Oregonians to attend Wednesday’s public hearing and participate in this important discussion going on in our Legislature.”

The public hearing for SB 941 in the Senate Judiciary Committee drew enough Oregonians to the Capitol to fill several overflow rooms. Dozens of Oregonians that registered to testify on the bill were denied the opportunity to do so in front of the committee due to the strict time limits put in place by Senate Judiciary Chair Floyd Prozanski. The public hearing lasted for just two hours and individual testimony was limited to two minutes.

The decision to hold an evening public hearing for SB 941 follows the Legislature’s decisions to hold public evening hearings for legislation relating to paid sick leave and minimum wage.
Chief sponsored by Senator Prozanski, Senator Ginny Burdick, and Representatives Jennifer Williamson and Val Hoyle, all Democrats, SB 941 would require a private person to complete a transfer of a firearm by appearing with the transferee before a gun dealer to request a criminal background check.


College Republican’s Second Amendment Week


Second Amendment Week 2015

The 10th Annual Oregon State University College Republican’s Second Amendment Week is in the works. To help celebrate the Second Amendment the Oregon State College Republicans put on a week of events for the students and community members of Oregon State. The week starts out will fun and educational events for students and community members and culminates with the live showing of the Lars Larson Show and our firearm drawing. This event is always a huge success and generates a lot of excitement for people from around the State.