Novato Republican Women, Federated

Tuesday, March 15
Debra Saunders
Columnist, SF Chronicle

Enter, Stay, or Go Away –
The Ethics of Illegal Immigration
and Immigration Reform


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The Novato Republican Women offer yearly scholarships to Marin County students living in Novato. This $2,000 award will be granted on the basis of the essay, grade point average and extra-curricular accomplishments. Our scholarship is offered to all high school seniors who reside in Novato, and attend high school in Marin County. The application forms and requirements are available at both Novato High School and San Marin High School counseling offices but this a student does not have to attend either of those schools to apply. You can apply online on our website or contact Camie at 415 892-2789 for an application.

The NRWF High School Student Scholarship essay for 2016 asks students to do the following: Write an essay of 500 - 700 words exploring the following:

“A government that is big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take everything you have.”

What does this mean? Discuss historic or current examples of government’s giving and taking. How are you or will you be affected?

This topic seems particularly pertinent to the current events surrounding the 2016 election. Encourage your high school students to consider this topic and apply. Check out other scholarships offered by the State and National Federations of Republican Women.


Hillary Clinton is on the cusp of another embarrassing setback in an early voting state. Despite her family having deep ties to New Hampshire and her winning the 2008 primary, she’s behind socialist Bernie Sanders by a significant margin. A Sanders victory there will vault him into first place in the national delegate count and further blunt her momentum.

Trailing by such a large margin means voters of every demographic there aren’t supporting her. 

She trails Bernie Sanders there by eight points among women voters. 

That’s a major regression from 2008, when she won New Hampshire women by 12 points.

What accounts for the drop off?

Hillary Clinton’s dishonesty and untrustworthiness are as much an issue for women voters as they are for any other group of voters. With almost weekly reports about her secret email server her refusal to release transcripts of her speeches to special interest groups, and her conflicts of interest with the Clinton Foundation while she was Secretary of State, voters are rightly suspicious that her pattern of skirting transparency and living above the law would continue in the White House.

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