September 18th 2014 at 7:00 P.M.:
Ro Khanna - Candidate for California's 17th Congressional District
2014 Ballot Review with David Wolfe, Legislative Director at the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
Third Thursday Taxpayers Toolkit Meeting
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Ro is running for Congress in California’s 17th Congressional District, which encompasses the heart of Silicon Valley. All major newspapers in the Bay Area, including the San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, and Milpitas Post, have endorsed his candidacy.
Ro was born in Philadelphia and has lived in the Bay Area for many years. Having inherited a passion for teaching from his mother, Ro is currently visiting Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Stanford University and an Adjunct Professor at Santa Clara Law School. Prior to returning home to the Bay Area, Ro served for two years in the in the Commerce Department, where he took a practical, hands-on approach to public service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary. He was also named to the White House Business Council, where he partnered with businesses and labor groups across the country to pursue policies to promote America's economic growth.
Ro’s book on manufacturing, Entrepreneurial Nation: Why Manufacturing is Still Key to America's Future, has won widespread praise for its strategies for keeping the best companies, jobs, and opportunities in America.
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David Wolfe has worked for five years with Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. In this capacity, he monitors the California legislature closely, writing position letters and testifying on hundreds of bills. At least ten of these would have severely undercut Propositions 13 and 218, the main priorities of the Association. His other responsibilities include writing the California Piglet Book (available for PDF download here), detailing wasteful spending, fraud, and abuse in state and local government, putting together an annual Report Card for all 120 legislators, and contributing to the HJTA quarterly publication "Taxing Times." He has also worked on a variety of initiative campaigns including to defeat taxes and advocate for property rights. Having sat through hundreds of hours of budget hearings, he also can speak broadly on Sacramento’s spending habits.
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SVTA members: Free
Non-members: $10 for individuals, $15 for couples
6:15 P.M.: Registration and no-host dinner
7:00 P.M.: Program
We encourage you to come early to dine at Harry’s Hofbrau before the speaker begins. Please deposit your dinner receipt in the bucket marked “SVTA” at the cashier’s desk.