STOP THE UNION
Vote November 2, 2010
Vote NO on the Recall of
Winsten & Lopez Maddox
Vote NO on the Union's
Re-elect the"ABC Reform Trustees"
(Addonizio, Bryson & Christensen)
Voters Elected the
Conservative Reform Trustees
By Landslide Margins of Victory
The Reform Trustees Have Brought
Positive Change and Reform to CUSD
• Balanced the Budget!
• Stopped Deficit Spending!
• Refused to Increase Taxes!
• Fought for Smaller Class Sizes!
• Test Scores Soar to All Time High!
Powerful Public Employee Unions
Are Now Trying to Elect a
New Pro-Union Majority and
Take Away 6 of Your 7 Votes (Measure H)
Union Boss Vicki Soderberg
This Is Wrong...
STOP THE UNION
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THE OFFICIAL REPUBLICAN
REFORM SLATE FLYER HERE
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Meet the CUSD Reform
Trustee Area 5
School Board Member, Businessman
Trustee Area 3
School Board Member, Attorney, Independent Businessman
Trustee Area 2
School Board Member, Property Manager, Teacher
Trustee Area 1
School Board Member, Aersospace Executive, Teacher
Trustee Area 6
School Board Member, Certified Public Accountant
Trustee Area 4
School Board Member, Former Software Company President
Trustee Area 7
School Board Member, Owner/Operator Civil Engineering Company, Real Estate Developer
Reform Election Results...
Nov 4, 2008 Election
Jun 24, 2008 Election
Nov 7, 2006 Election
Nov 5, 2002 Election
Measure "H" Poll Results...
Should Capistrano Unified trustees be elected by local area, or at large, as they are now?
74%....It works fine now. Don't change it.
2%.......I'm not sure yet.
24%.....We need more local control. Elect by area!
Source: Capistrano Dispatch, Oct 23, 2009, Page 10
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• "Another turf war brewing in CUSD"
• "Attendance boundaries at issue again? Say it isn't so."
• "ABC committee members resign over flawed boundary assessment process and district's failure to take responsibility"
November 5, 2010 ELECTION ANALYSIS: Voters Continue to Entrust CUSD Control to Reform Trustees -- Union Fails to Gain Board Majority Despite Spending $350,000 Our CUSD Reform Trustees Anna Bryson and Ellen Addonizio each won decisive victories on Election Day -- thereby stopping the union takeover attempt. The teachers union and their so-called “Children First” group spent more than $350,000 in their failed effort to elect a new pro-union majority. However, they did elect three union-backed candidates: John Alpay, Gary Pritchard and Lynn Hatton. The Board will be forced to cut 15 million more from the budget this year -- will these three union candidates attempt to further burden taxpayers with new parcel taxes and bond measures when union leaders come to them with their hands out for more?
READ the OC Register Editorial
November 3, 2010 REFORM TRUSTEES WIN ELECTION VICTORIES – AND STOPPED THE UNION TAKEOVER!!! Our CUSD Reform Trustees Anna Bryson and Ellen Addonizio each won decisive election victories yesterday -- thereby stopping the union takeover attempt. The teachers union and their so-called “Children First” group spent more than $350,000 in their failed effort to elect a new pro-union majority – an obscene amount of money for a local school board election. We thank the voters of South Orange County for continuing to entrust our CUSD Reform Trustees with a controlling majority on the CUSD Board of Trustees.
READ OC Register Analysis of Reform Trustee Victories
READ OC Register Election Night Coverage
November 2, 2010 ELECTION DAY: Voters Have Clear Choice - Conservative Reform Trustees or Union-Controlled Candidates The teachers union and their so-called “Children First” group have already spent more than $350,000 trying to buy control of CUSD – an obscene amount of money for a local school board election. Voters have a very simple choice -- They can continue to support the conservative incumbents and the policies they promote, or they can choose the candidates and positions that are endorsed and promoted by the teachers union. We urge you to choose the conservative incumbents.
• VOTE NO on the Union’s Recall of Winsten & Lopez Maddox
• VOTE NO on the Union’s Measure H
• RE-ELECT THE “ABC TRUSTEES” (Addonizio, Bryson & Christensen)
READ Trustee Winsten's Open Letter
READ Trustee Bryson’s Open Letter
October 30, 2010 BREAKING NEWS: OC Register Confirms Union Effort to Buy Control of CUSD The OC Register story confirms the teachers union and their so-called “Children First” group have now spent more than $350,000 trying to buy control of CUSD – an obscene amount of money for a local school board election. The Union Slate is outspending the conservative incumbents by more than 16 to 1.
READ OC Register Story, Oct 30, 2010:
"Capo election spending soars, topping $374,000"
READ OC Register Story, Oct 26, 2010:
"Capo race spending surges to $267,282"
READ OC Register Story, Oct 19, 2010:
"Spending in Capo school board race hits $184,573"
READ the Red County Story:
"Teachers Union Spending Hits $350,000 in CUSD Takeover Attempt"
October 29, 2010 BREAKING NEWS: The Orange County Register Newspaper Urges Voters to Reject the Union Takeover The Orange County Register confirms that the teachers union and their supporters in the so-called "Children First" group have spent more than $250,000 in an attempt to takeover the Capistrano Unified School District. The Orange County Register officially endorses the "ABC" Reform Slate. READ more:
OC Register Editorial 1 - Stop the Union Takeover
OC Register Editorial 2 - Vote "NO" on the Recall
OC Register Editorial 3 - Vote "NO" on Measure H
October 26, 2010 BREAKING NEWS: Teachers Union Running Massive, Illegal and Deceptive Campaign The powerful teachers union and its so-called “Children First” group have already spent an obscene amount of money (more than $245,000) on their unjust campaign to take control of our school district on Election Day. Even more troubling is their attempt to deceive the voters. Supporters of the teachers union have published several bogus newspaper ads, and thousands of deceptive flyers, trying to trick Republican voters into believing the Teachers Union candidates are supported by the Republican Party. This is wrong!
SEE Copy of Bogus Political Ad
SEE Our Full Page “Voter Alert” Newspaper Ad
READ the Red County Summary
LISTEN to Republican Party Chairman’s Urgent Voter Alert:
WATCH VIDEO of Dishonest Union Candidate
WATCH VIDEO Admission of Union Manipulation
READ the Full Story
READ the Red County Story
October 21, 2010 BREAKING NEWS: OC Register Officially Urges Voters to VOTE NO on Union-Backed Recall in CUSD The OC Register just published a significant editorial against the union-backed recall effort in CUSD: “We urge voters in the South County school district to vote against the union-backed recall of two of the seven trustees, Ken Lopez Maddox and Mike Winsten, and prevent a possible union takeover from the board…the teachers' union actively supports the recall and a union website proclaims "This is our opportunity to elect our own bosses." Using the recall as a political maneuver to assert power undermines the democratic process.”
READ the Full OC Register Editorial
READ the Red County Story
September 28, 2010 OC Register Newspaper Officially Opposes Union’s “Measure H” – Admitted Union Effort “To Elect Our Own Bosses” The OC Register just published a significant editorial officially opposing “Measure H” – a ballot initiative promoted and supported by the public employee unions in Capistrano Unified School District which would change the way CUSD school board members are elected in the future. They confirm the union’s view Measure H as their “opportunity to elect our own bosses”!
READ the OC Register Editorial
READ the Red County Coverage
September 27, 2010 Cities of Rancho Santa Margarita and Mission Viejo Each Unanimously Adopt Resolution Against Union’s “Measure H” Ballot Initiative The Cities of Rancho Santa Margarita and Mission Viejo each just adopted a resolution officially opposing “Measure H” – a ballot initiative promoted and supported by the public employee unions in Capistrano Unified School District which would change the way CUSD school board members are elected in the future. Today voters in CUSD get 7 votes -- 1 for each of their school board members. If Measure H passes – voters would lose 6 of their votes.
READ the RSM Official Resolution
READ the OC Register Story re RSM
READ the details from Red County re RSM
READ the OC Register Story re Mission Viejo
READ the details from Red County re Mission Viejo
September 21, 2010 CUSD Reform Slate Garners Widespread Support and Coveted Endorsements Many prominent elected officials and organizations have come forward to support the courageous conservative CUSD Board Members and to officially oppose the union’s Measure H, including the California Republican Assembly, the Orange County Republican Party, the Lincoln Club, and the Family Action PAC.
READ the OC Republican Party Endorsement
READ the Red County Story (GOP)
READ the California Republican Assembly Endorsement
READ the Red County Story (CRA)
READ the Endorsement List
September 3, 2010 COURT VICTORY! Judge Dismisses All Three Union Lawsuits Against Reform Trustees All three cases brought by the so-called "Children First" coalition (a front for the public employees' union in CUSD) were rejected on the merits today, totally vindicating the truthfulness of the official ballot statements submitted by the reform trustees.
READ the OC Register Story
READ the details from Red County
September 1, 2010 COURT VICTORY! Judge Rules As A Matter of Law Leaders of the so-called “Children First” organization and their candidate John Alpay Made Illegal, False and Misleading Statements This afternoon, Orange County Superior Court Judge Kim Dunning upheld the charges filed against Erin Kutnick, Marilyn Amato and other leaders of the union-backed Children First organization, and against their candidate John Alpay. The court found they had each made illegal, false and misleading statements in the official ballot statements they submitted to the Orange County Registrar. The judge ordered their illegal statements stricken.
READ the OC Register Story printed after the court's ruling
READ the official Reform Petition against leadership of "Children First"
READ the official Reform Petition against Candidate Alpay
READ the OC Register Story printed prior to the court's ruling
READ the details from Red County
August 16, 2010 Pro-Union “Children First” Candidate John Alpay Sued Over Illegal Campaign Statements Today, a legal action was filed in Orange County Superior Court against John Alpay, one of the five candidates on the pro-union “Children First Coalition” slate seeking election to the Board of Trustees for Capistrano Unified School District (“CUSD”) in the November general election. The suit asks the superior court to sanction Alpay for making numerous false, misleading and illegal statements in his candidate statements filed with the OC Registrar. See official complaint, press release and news coverage.
July 6, 2010 Reform Board Victory - Board's Position on Teacher Union Strike Saved Cash-Strapped School District $1.7 Million! Congratulations to the Reform Board – today the OC Register confirmed the Board’s courage during the recent teachers union strike saved the cash-strapped school district $1.7 million dollars! When the Union leaders went on strike in April the elected Reform Trustees held their ground to protect the students and taxpayers. The union ultimately was forced to capitulate and give up their unreasonable demand that the contract cuts imposed by the Reform Board would expire automatically on a date certain. Unfortunately, they only did so after 2,200 teachers union members had abandoned their students and walked out on strike for three school days. READ the OC Register Story
June 22, 2010 Outrage! Unjust Union-Backed Recall To Appear on November 2010 CUSD Ballots The OC Registrar of Voters confirmed today the CUSD public employee unions have succeeded in placing on the November ballot a recall of highly-respected CUSD Reform Trustees Ken Lopez-Maddox and Mike Winsten. The California Republican Assembly, the Orange County Republican Party, the Orange County Register and the Committee to Reform CUSD have all opposed this unjust union-backed recall campaign.
READ the OC Register Story
READ the California Republican Assembly’s Opposition
READ the OC Register’s Opposition
READ the OC Republican Party’s Opposition
June 10, 2010 Taxpayers Across America Rejecting Unions' Lavish Pensions & Perks For years, teachers and other public
READ the First Amendment Coalition Column by Peter Scheer
READ Other Stories About Union Pensions and Unfunded Liabilities
June 8, 2010 New Film, 'The Lottery': Unions Destroying American Education A new documentary film is debuting this week entitled, "The Lottery." The film highlights the ever failing public education system we have in America today and how our children's future is being seriously harmed by greedy, uncaring teachers unions. As the trailer says, these unions are protecting failure in our schools… WATCH The Trailer
NJ Governor Chris Christie Tells It Like It Is:
Teachers Unions Are the Real Bullies, Waging the
Politics of Raw Power This is one
of the most truthful four minute speeches you will ever
see a prominent American politician give. NJ Gov. Chris
Christie makes an important point: Fiscal conservatives
and education reform advocates appreciate, respect, and
cherish the work that the vast majority of public
schoolteachers do. Educating future generations is an
admirable pursuit that should be applauded. But
teachers unions seek to manipulate the system in the
interest of wielding power over taxpayers, school
boards, parents, and students, all in the name of
enriching themselves at the expense of others. This IS
the struggle CUSD constituents face as the CUSD
teachers union continues its dishonest, selfish war
against our popularly elected Reform Trustees.
Reform Trustee Reveals How CUSD Teachers Union Postured
In Bad Faith to Deceive Public and Smear Reform Board
June 1, 2010 CUSD's Union Strike Makes National News - TV Report exposes the union's dishonest and selfish political agenda that hurt our students and unfairly targeted your fiscally responsible elected Board members
Teachers Unions Bankrupting American Education...and
More! "Big labor
unions have destroyed countless American industries,
but these unions don’t just control factories and
assembly lines. Our public education system is a
slow-motion car crash, driven by the same union special
interests that brought the auto companies to the brink
of bankruptcy. This insightful new video shows how
teachers unions protect bad and incompetent teachers,
and block school reform efforts…"
Reality check: With unfunded liabilities and
bankruptcies looming, CUSD reform trustees were right
to say "NO" to union's unreasonable demands
May 19, 2010 CUSD union should heed conclusion of grand jury: "It is time for unions to become more of an advocate for children"
May 18, 2010 Capo Unified teachers union part of growing problem of public employee unions flexing their muscles in local campaigns
May 14, 2010 With CUSD's unfunded pension liabilities a whopping $48 million, the crippling price of public employee unions has become a problem for our own school district
April 27, 2010 Union Capitulates -- Strike Over!
Union leaders last night finally gave up their unreasonable demand that the contract cuts imposed by the Reform Board would expire automatically on a date certain. Unfortunately, they only did so after 2,200 teachers union members had abandoned their students and walked out on strike for three school days. Congratulations to the Reform Board for this great victory and for standing up for the students, parents and taxpayers of CUSD! LISTEN to KFI's John & Ken Analyze the Reform Board's Great Victory
April 27, 2010 Unions Seeking to Raise Your Taxes - by 40 Billion Dollars! California's public employee unions have proposed their solution to the state's enormous budget deficit -- THEY WANT TO RAISE YOUR TAXES! They want taxpayers to cough up an additional $40 billion in new taxes, including a 10-percent increase in the tax on alcohol, an additional $1.50 tax on cigarettes, extending sales tax to non-taxed service industries, boosting top income-tax brackets by 10 percent and 11 percent and increasing vehicle-license fees to the level they were before a 2003 reduction.
READ the Details Including: An OC Register Editorial and Sacramento Bee News Report
April 26, 2010 KTLA News Report: Teachers Union Strike Is Selfishly Hurting Students and Taxpayers
April 26, 2010
California Teachers Union Strike: N.E.A. Joins
Fight to Push Liberal Union Agenda Throughout
California ... and Beyond!