Smart Girls Are Armed, Conservative, and Fabulous: My “Youth in Action” Interview

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Teen conservative and Smart Girl Politics activist Bethany Bowra (@bethanybowra) interviewed me for the latest installment of Smart Girl Politics’ “Youth in Action” series profiling young conservative female activists. Those of you who know me are familiar with my hold-no-prisoners approach to conservative politics, anti-Communist tendencies, and desire to lure in more young people to our movement.

I hope my thoughts and sentiments in this interview inspire other freedom-loving youngsters to speak out and reject collectivism. Without a doubt, we must encourage more young conservatives…especially young conservative females.

Enjoy!

While Planned Parenthood and Democrat women in Congress claim to speak for all women, these young women have something to say about that. Contrary to popular belief, those groups do not speak for all young women— many young women my age have views that are quite the opposite. Below is my interview with conservative activist, Gabriella Hoffman!

Why did you get involved in politics?

I got involved in conservative politics because of my parents. My mother and my father are Lithuanian immigrants who escaped from Soviet communism 27 years ago. The Left’s policies remind them too much of the Old Country, so conservatism came naturally to them. Their stories and perspective on life really brought me to conservatism. Both sides of my family suffered immensely in the former Soviet Union. I’m in this fight to honor their memories and remind people that freedom must be safeguarded for future generations to come.

How did you get involved?

In 2006 when I was 15, I started writing a column in a local Orange County, CA community paper, The Coto Voice, called “Teen Beat.” I maintained this column for three years. I primarily focused on topics ranging from volunteering in high school to upholding traditional values. After I graduated from high school and moved onto college, I began to write about politics for The California Review, the conservative paper at UC-San Diego. From there, I went onto running a YAF chapter and hosting David Horowitz on campus- an event which landed on national news. After the event garnered a lot of attention, I started working for The Rick Amato Show as an Executive Assistant and landed a coveted role at Eagle Forum of San Diego as the Director of Youth Outreach.  I also started blogging for various websites and publications.

What issues have you been focused on since you became active?

I’m a firm believer in sound conservatism (social and fiscal conservatism), and I also believe in strong national defense. During my time at UC-San Diego, I heavily focused on support for Israel (I have family there and support a healthy U.S.-Israel relationship) and exposing militant leftists on campus. I also exposed radical feminism and openly condemned the Vagina Monologues. Now, I concentrate on a plethora of issues ranging from traditional values to Israel advocacy to media/leftist/campus bias to free enterprise.

Continue reading at Smart Girl Politics Action.

Attend Eagle Forum of San Diego’s “Rise Up” Convention This June 1st

If you live in Southern California and are looking for an event to attend, then check out EFSD’s “Rise Up” Convention.

Speakers include Dinesh D’Souza, Brian Brown, Frank Gaffney, and more!

The event will take place at Skyline Church in San Diego from 4-9pm on June 1, 2012.

Register for the event here. Tickets cost $20. (Bring your children!)

If you’re interested in having a booth there, inquire here.

“Like” the event page and RSVP on Facebook.

Hope to see you there!

Eagle Forum Collegians Summit – July 19-20, 2012 – Washington, DC

Conservative in college? Want to hear from movers and shakers? Attend Eagle Forum’s Collegian Summit in Washington, DC this July 19-20, 2012.

I highly suggest you attend this conference. I had the honor of being one of ten youth panelists at last year’s summit. I got to hear Paul Ryan, Allen West, and many other remarkable speakers. I also got to meet other like-minded college kids and see some old friends.

If you’re looking for a great networking opportunity in an intimate setting, this event is for you!

Here’s the promo video:

Also, here are Allen West’s thoughts on college conservatives:

 

Register for the event here. Students in the DC metro area can attend the event for free. Those residing outside of the DC metro area can apply for scholarships here.

 

Restore Courage and Stand with Israel Wednesday, August 24th in Point Loma

Want to Stand with Israel this August 24th in San Diego and don’t know where to go? Head over to Point Loma!

Yours truly, Christians United for Israel of California, and Eagle Forum of San Diego are hosting a “Restoring Courage” viewing party, potluck and Q&A session to stand with our greatest ally in the Middle East: Israel.

This is in conjunction with Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Courage” event taking place in Israel and the Restoring Courage U.S. movement, which was founded by my friend Nicole Pearce and I.

The event we’ll be broadcasting is Restoring Courage: Courage to Stand this Wednesday, August 24th, 2011:

On August 24, 2011, Glenn Beck will host an event at the Davidson Center in Jerusalem. Taking place just steps from the Western Wall and the Temple Mount, this program calls for unity among all faiths, and will honor Israelis who have displayed courage in their struggle for survival and peace. It will also issue a challenge to all citizens of the world to stand with and declare their support for Israel. Joining Glenn will be religious leaders, esteemed speakers and entertainers including the Rabbi of the Western Wall, Shumuel Rabinovitch, Academy Award winning actor Jon Voight, internationally renowned singer Dudu Fisher, and the Jerusalem Great Synagogue Choir. Tickets to this event are SOLD OUT; however, you can watch the program LIVE on GBTV.com!

Some important event details:

Restoring Courage US- CA

Where: Bldg 177 Truxton Road, San Diego, 92106

When: Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 7:00 PM

 

NOW IS THE TIME TO STAND  AND RESTORE COURAGE

We ask those of you who value freedom, honor and faith to stand with Glenn Beck and leaders from around the world with one united voice. Glenn’s company, Mercury Radio Arts, is hosting three events in Israel. The main event will be the evening of August 24th at The Southern Wall Excavations.
RESTORING COURAGE US-CA EVENT:
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 – 7:00pm – 10:00pm
              Bldg 177 Truxton Road San Diego, CA 92106 (NTC)
(Enter from Rosecrans/Roosevelt Rd – At the foot of the hill, turn left – you are on
Truxton Rd. Building on the corner of Truxton & Dewey; same side of street as Vons -
free parking)
Featuring GLENN BECK
Restoring Courage US from Jerusalem, Israel
Hosted by:
Restoring Courage US- Co-Founder Gabriella Hoffman, ghoffman16@yahoo.com (949) 302-8266
Christians United For Israel- CA Rep. Pastor Greg Stephens, gregstephens2010@gmail.com (619) 619 250-7685
Eagle Forum San Diego- Woody Woodrum, President, woodyfor53@yahoo.com (858) 652-9528
“And who knows that you have come to the Kingdom
for such a time as this?”
Esther 4:14
MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Tables for Organizations: Cost – $25 for the entire event. If you wish to reserve one, please contact Woody Woodrum at wodyfor53@yahoo.com. Arrive at 6pm to set up your tables/booths.
Food: Potluck style! Please bring food items and necessary supplies.  We don’t want to leave anyone hungry!
Cost: FREE, but we encourage everyone to donate anything, regardless of amount, to help offset the cost of the event.
Hope to see you there!
P.S. If you’re in the media and wish to cover our event, please contact Gabriella at ghoffman16@yahoo.com.

Eagle Forum’s “Taking Flight” Convention to Storm San Diego

I am pleased to announce that our Eagle Forum State Convention is underway! See details below:

To purchase your ticket/hotel stay at the Town and Country in San Diego, click here.

To learn more about the speakers, click here.

To learn more about San Diego Eagle Forum, click here.

 

TAKING FLIGHT!

June 10-11, 2011
featuring
KEYNOTE SPEAKER (Schedule Pending)

and

EAGLE FORUM SAN DIEGO

President John “Woody” Woodrum

present
GETTING READY FOR 2012!!

This California State Convention is for those Tea Partiers and all Liberty Group members who want to renew their purpose, strengthen their courage, and solidify and unify their group. Thus empowered, they can soldier on with the sure confidence that they will support candidates who will win, thereby changing the course of California’s history. For child care information click here

This California State Convention is also for conservative political candidates who lost their elections last year; as well as for those who want to serve the public but have never run for office before. We also welcome all currently elected officials and thank them for their service to our city, our county, our state, and our nation.
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FRIDAY
NIGHT ONLY!!!
Radio Rock Star RICK AMATO Emcees!!
DINNER WITH
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
(Schedule Pending)
Bob Basso, portraying Patriot Tom Paine!
(Bob appears at more than 400 tea parties a year! Hear what’s going on in the rest of America kept secret by the lame stream media)
TAKING FLIGHT!!! – TAKING BACK AMERICA IN 2012 – Let’s finish the job!!!
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SATURDAY

To all conservative political candidates, elected officials, and those who may volunteer to serve in their campaigns, welcome.

 

TRAINING FUN and INSPIRATION
CAMPAIGN LESSONS A-Z FOR CALIFORNIA
To Finish the Job in 2012! (includes lunch)
APPEARING:
CONGRESSMAN DUNCAN HUNTER, Ret.

Former Chair Armed Services
Committee
CONGRESSMAN DUNCAN D. HUNTER
Visit his website here

JAMES O’KEEFE - Video Journalist AKA “Acorn Pimp”, NPR, Planned Parenthood) – Principles of Video Journalism can help your campaign
GREGG JACKSON – Author, “Conservative Comebacks to Liberal Lies” Answering the question, “How can you tell when a liberal is lying?”
BILL WHITTLEPAJAMAS TV Political/Social Pundit
DRAN REESE - Director, Salt & Light Council
How Values Voters will influence the Elections
BRAD DACUS, Esq – Founder – Lead Attorney Pacific Justice Institute
Legal news the mainstreams won’t tell  you

MARIE WALDRONDeputy Mayor, City Council Member, City of Escondido, CA
GABRIELLA HOFFMANCollege Conservatives – Getting the youth involved

The LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE – Robert Arnakis demystifies the Political Campaign so you can W-I-N!

TOM PAINE DIRECTLY FROM 1776!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR SPEAKERS CLICK HERE

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June 10-11, 2011
Town & Country Hotel
500 Hotel Circle N.

San Diego, California

 

CONVENTION SCHEDULE JUNE 10-11, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011 – 8:00am – 5:00pm - The prestigious Leadership Institute, founded by Morton Blackwell, of Arlington, VA, comes to San Diego to kick-start your campaign! Lunch/materials included in cost.

Friday, June 10, 2011 – 6:30pm- 9:00pmDinner with the (Political) STARS! Rick Amato Emcees – Tom Paine gives us an All-American pep talk! – Keynote Speaker to be announced

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ALL-DAY TRAINING SESSION WITH LUNCH PROVIDED:
Saturday, June 11, 2011 – 8:00am-9:00am – Check-in and Registration at the door
9:00am – 11:45am – Speakers, Presentations, and Introduction of our Sponsors
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch with Rep. Duncan Hunter, (Ret), Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, and  Bob Basso, the actor who portrays Tom Paine
1:15pm – 5:00pm –  More speakers and election/campaign training

Break-Out Sessions Throughout the day – (Included in cost)
Sessions include:
James O’Keefe and Christian Hartsook – How Video Journalism Can Benefit Your Campaign
Meredith Dake – Social Networking is a Must! Learn Facebook, Twitter, etc
Gabriella Hoffman – Getting the college-age voters and candidates involved
Leadership Institute – Campaign Fund-Raising

 


 

MAKE THE CONVENTION WORTH YOUR WHILE!
LEARN WHILE YOU EARN!!!

 

 

ADVERTISE!!!
YOUR TEA PARTY, SERVICES, PRODUCTS or CAMPAIGN
4 WAYS!!!
1 – PURCHASE A BANNER PACKAGE -
@Banner $50.00 & Wall Space $50.00|Banner only – $50.00|Wall space only – $50.00

2 – YOUR LOGO/BRAND FLIPPING ON FULL SCREEN IN CONVENTION ROOM & the
REGISTRATION AREA

3 – ADVERTISE IN OUR PROGRAM

4 - VENDOR TABLES
CONTACTS FOR ABOVE SERVICES:
For Banners and Flipping Logos: Dran Reese -
Dran@drananddean@home.com
For Programs: Julio DeguzmanJulio.Deguzman@gmail.com
For Wall Space and Vendor Tables: Woody:
info@eagleforumsandiego.com

Make checks payable to “Eagle Forum San Diego” and mail to:
Eagle Forum San Diego | 1666 Garnet Ave #311 | San Diego, CA 92109


BRING YOUR BUSINESS CARDS!

NETWORK WITH LIKE-MINDED              PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE STATE!
UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY! MAKE YOUR TEA        PARTY OR LIBERTY GROUP FULLY COHESIVE        AND READY TO WORK!

 

 

NO CREDIT CARD? NO PROBLEM!

 

You can send checks payable to
“Eagle Forum San Diego”
and mail to:
Eagle Forum San Diego
1666 Garnet Ave #311
San Diego, CA 92109
For pre-registration, call John “Woody” Woodrum at (858) 652-9528
and leave a message telling him you sent a check. We’ll put you on the list!

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Town & Country Hotel special Eagle Forum Convention rates:

~ Single rooms are $111.38 (tax included)

~ Double rooms are $122.63(tax included)

~ Special parking rate of $6.00 all day

 

When you register, be sure to mention that you’re attending the Eagle Forum State Convention, and get your special discounts!

CALLING ALL CONSERVATIVE PARENTS! Would you come if you can get bonded, licensed child care and security while you’re at the Convention? Start teaching your children now so their generation will carry on your values.
Contact Woody at woodyfor53@yahoo.com and let us help.
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WHILE YOU’RE IN THE VACATION CAPITAL OF THE WORLD,
LOOK AT ALL THE FUN YOU CAN HAVE!!!
(After the Convention, of course)

 

WHY SAN DIEGO? Let us count the ways….
1 – The World-Famous San Diego Zoo!
2 – The Family’s choice: Legoland

3 – Aviation History! The San Diego Aerospace Museum
4 – Go WILD! At the San Diego Wild Animal Park!
5- Let’s Golf! Find a course at SanDiegoGolf.com

6- Try Sportfishing! No tall tales needed!

7 – Take a peaceful stroll through stunning Balboa Park
8 – How about those San Diego Chargers!

9 – Not to be outdone – San Diego Padres!

10 – And why are we in San Diego…the BEACHES!!!!

11 – World-renown apple pies…a mountain retreat… Julian

12 – For lovers of Turandot, Carmen, Faust and Der Rosenkavalier… San Diego Opera!

13- Hey, car guys (and gals) – Cruising’ Grand in Escondido Break out your Cobra, Corvette, GTO, etc…
14 – You like IMAX? The best theater is at the
Reuben H. Fleet  Space Center
15 – And who can forget Shamu? Sea World

For more information about Beautiful, FUN San Diego, click here

San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau

A portion of your registration fees will go to a scholarship fund for Eagle Forum Collegians

 

Rick Amato Show Pre-Tax Day Rally & Broadcast!

Rick Amato Show Pre-Tax Day Rally & Broadcast!

by Rick Amato on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 10:45am

JOIN US!

Announcing: The Rick Amato Show ‘Pre-Tax Day Rally & Broadcast!

Speakers from TEA Parties & Eagle Forum, Plus Chuck DeVore, Blondes Against Obama, Food, Music and More!

 

San Diego, CA

DATE:  Wednesday March 23, 2011

TIME: 5:30pm-8:00pm

LOCATION Sweetwater Harley Davidson Motorcycles

3201 Hoover Avenue

National City CA 91950

Phone: (619) 477-4477

 

RSVP by EMAIL:  Info@AmatoTalk.com

 

Schedule of Events:

5:30-6:30  Music, Food, Meet & Greet, Book Signings by Various Authors

6:30-7:00  Guest Speakers

7:00-8:00  Rick Amato Show Live Broadcast!

 

<span>Confirmed:</span>

Former U.S. Senate Candidate Chuck DeVore

Eagle Forum Leader Woody Woodrum

World Net Daily Columnist Steve Baldwin

Self Employed Business Owner, Laurie Edwards Tate, www.AtYourHomeFamilyCare.com

Rhonda Deniston of North County TEA Party, Ken Happel of Vista TEA Party

Blondes Against Obama Founder, Carol Kistner

TJ O’Hara aka The Common Sense Czar

 

<span>Confirmation Pending:</span>

Hollywood filmmaker Christian Hartsock

American Hero, Nick Popaditch

NYT bestselling author, Jay Kopelman

TEA Party leaders Paty Newman and Barry Willis

 

Entertainment By;

Singers/songwriters Mint Arella and Angel Zarobinski

 

RSVP by EMAIL: Info@AmatoTalk.com

 

Sweetwater Harley Davidson
In National City

 

 

Mint Arella, Singer/Songwriter

 

 

 

 

 

Chuck DeVore
Eagle Forum Leader, Woody Woodrum

Back to the USSR? A Message From A Concerned American

My dad commented on the current state of affairs in America. This video is a must-see. Not only is it enlightening, it is rather troubling to hear how America’s fate is being jeopardized. Watch it below:

My dad and “spiritual adviser” Boris Hoffman gave a rousing speech at the Eagle Forum of San Diego’s February meeting. An immigrant from Lithuania (a country formerly occupied by the now defunct USSR), my father is disappointed with the direction America is going. He draws parallels of Soviet communism to Obama’s Marxist-Leninism currently plaguing America. He talks about the need for young people to wake up, for Americans to stop taking their country for granted, and for people to stop downplaying American Exceptionalism. Like any immigrant oppressed by communism, my father recalls the limitations he faced there. If you let America continue down this wrong path, we will be the next USSR. Obama, his agenda, and his cronies are not a joke.