Novato Republican Women, Federated


Healthcare, Homelessness and Hot Issues

Sally C. Pipes,
Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy

President/CEO, Pacific Research Institute

Tuesday, April 20 Meeting | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Marin Country Club, 500 Country Club Dr., Novato

$35 | $30 members and their guests

April is a wonderful time of spring, rebirth and reuniting. On April 20 we will be meeting once again at the Marin Country Club to hear a fabulous, nationally recognized speaker followed by lunch. We welcome back Sally Pipes, President and Chief Sally Pipes JPEGExecutive Officer of the Pacific Research Institute, PRI, a San Francisco-based think tank founded in 1979. ( ) Ms. Pipes and scholars at PRI are sought for their well reasoned, insightful policy recommendations and analysis. We are fortunate to have Sally join us to review what the front burner issues are as the Biden Administration enacts new laws and policy changes.

PRI takes a free market approach to issues. Here are some of PRI’s plans for the coming year: PRI’s Center for Health Care will publicize the dangers of “Medicare for all” and President Biden’s “public option” plan. They will promote market-driven, innovative solutions in health care—including the continued expansion of tele-medicine that has thrived during the pandemic.

PRI’s Center for Education will offer policy recommendations and provide support for advocates of educational freedom nationwide. Center Director Lance Izumi will continue to promote policies to reopen our children’s schools to in-person learning and give more school choice options to students stuck in failing public schools.

PRI’s Center for Business and Economics will continue to advance policies that promote entrepreneurship as the key to alleviating poverty, especially in the face of hostile federal and state policies that would take away opportunities for independent contractors in the gig economy.

PRI’s Center for California Reform release, No Way Home: The Crisis of Homelessness and How to Fix It With Intelligence and Humanity. The book is the first-ever to examine the state’s homelessness crisis with a focus on workable solutions to prevent and reduce homelessness.

Seating will be indoors and thus limited. Respond early. County health mandates will be followed.



The Novato Republican Women, Federated


 Madison Habersetzer, 
Program Officer for the Reagan Ranch Young America’s Foundation 

What is Being Taught on Campus, the Cancel Culture and What We Can Do About It 

 Tuesday, March 16 Meeting Zoom at Noon 


Madison joined the Young America’s Foundation team at the Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara, California in 2019. She trains YAF’s student activists across the country and encourages and equips students as they push back against leftism on campus. Madison HabersetzerShe is excited to share some stories about Young America’s Foundation’s role in promoting the principles of limited government, individual freedom, free enterprise, and traditional American values and about their brave student activists who fight for freedom in our country. You will hear stories of today’s crazy cancel culture on campuses and how that is being countered. 

The Reagan Ranch Center is one of a variety of programs the Young America’s Foundation offers to help young Americans understand and be inspired by conservatism. The National Journalism Center has been operating for over thirty years. In 2011 the YAF unified with the Young Americans for Freedom, a group founded by William F. Buckley, Jr. in the 1960s. The Young America Foundation hosts a Campus Bias Tipline to help hold your school accountable. tips/. Madison will offer quick exciting updates about these efforts as well. 

Madison is originally from Washington State and attended school at Whitworth University, where she served as the chair of her Young Americans for Freedom chapter and began her career in conservative activism. She graduated summa cum laude with a double major in history and secondary education and is passionate about using her skills to educate young conservatives. 

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