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August 14th - 7:30 PM Gun Rights and “Reasonable” Gun Control
-- Join us each 2nd Thursday, 7:30 - 9:00 PM at:
Chez Shari (at the Manteca Golf Course) 305 North Union Road
July 10th - 7:30 PM Jeff Shields, SSJID
June 24th - 5:30 PM We're supporting the North Valley Energy Summit
How hydraulic fracturing could re-energize California’s economy
The debate over advanced oil extraction technology affects how much you pay for gas and utilities and what economic opportunities are available for you and members of your family. California boasts 60% of America’s shale oil reserves – enough to replace Middle Eastern imports nationwide for the next 20 years.
A recent study by CSU Fresno says developing these resources could create 195,000 new good jobs and raise incomes by $22 billion. However, some people say the technology is unsafe and should be stopped at all costs.
At the Summit, expert speakers provided a wealth of objective information. Presentations included:
Engineer and entrepreneur with one of America’s fastest growing startup companies on providing affordable and reliable power to fuel the high tech jobs of tomorrow
Legislative advocate with California’s leading small business association on winning the political fight for good jobs
Representing truckers from independent operators to large fleet owners on increasing access to affordable gas and CCTA’s legal fight against CARB’s diesel regulations
Pastor Rivers leads a coalition of thousands of clergy who support community empowerment through the creation of quality jobs
When: Tuesday, June 24th
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm pre-event registration and mixer with free refreshments
6:30 to 8:30 pm North Valley Energy Forum
Where: Chez Shari, Manteca Golf Course Clubhouse, 305 N Union Rd, Manteca, CA 95337
June 12th - 7:30 PM Austin Erdman, San Joaquin County Registrar
Austin Erdman conveyed passion and diligence in his execution of the office of San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters. He spoke about what happens leading up to an election and after the election to ensure election integrity. Austin fielded many questions from the audience and his answers left everyone with great respect for the job he is doing. He cleared up a number of misconceptions of where the system is susceptible to fraud and stressed how that especially in local races, every vote does indeed count and that as of that evening, some races were still too close to call.
See his vision on sjcrov.org.
Austin Erdman is the Registrar of Voters of San Joaquin County. He earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Public Administration a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and graduated from Lodi high school. An active member of the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials (CACEO), and elected officer, Mr. Erdman has chaired many committees on voting.
Mr. Erdman has cultivated Public Private Partnerships with the University of the Pacific Jacoby Center for Public Service and Civic Leadership, local businesses, students, and local organizations, in the development of elections training and education programs; and, the PEW Research Center in the exploration of Vote-By-Mail/Early Voting through education, participation, and direct marketing. As an expert in his field, Mr. Erdman served as Panelist on the Secretary of State’s Future of Voting panel, a UOP workshop to educate potential candidates running for Office, and the PEW Center’s elections “think-tank” held in Portland, Oregon.
Mr. Erdman successfully obtained financing, purchased and installed a County-wide touch screen voting system, led the migration of the County’s voting system through major reforms, conducts successful elections, and is the grantee/manager of various federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) grants. Mr. Erdman also co-authored a book, “More Votes that Count – A Case Study in Voter Mobilization” (Berkeley Press 2012).
Mr. Erdman also actively farms Walnuts in Linden California.
We are fortunate to have diligent public servants like Austin!