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Questionnaire requested by the candidate, family or
staff of the candidate at this e-mail Address. Or, it
is to a candidate or member of local, city, county,
state, or, federal political office. This is a
CFABA.ORG Candidate Questionnaire (TM) for the
Candidate at this e-mail address. Please, forward
immediately to the Candidate or candidates at this
e-mail address, thank you.
Dear Candidate For Public Office:
Citizens For A Better America (R) with the Acronym of
CFABA.ORG is sending you this CFABA.ORG Candidate
Questionnaire (TM) to determine the possibility of
endorsing your candidacy for public office from the
very lowest to the very highest positions anywhere in
the United States of America. We are sending it by
email because it is the most effective way for us to do
it. Beginning in the year 2001, we only send our
CFABA.ORG Candidate Questionnaire (TM) via e-mail and
we only accept for publication questionnaires sent back
to us via e-mail, only to the following e-mail address
where you are receiving this questionnaire from, which
Below is Instructions and Background type of
01. Basically, who we are.
02. What we will do with your completed CFABA.ORG
Candidate Questionnaire (TM) returned to us.
03. What we will do if we endorse you.
04. Instructions about how to fill out the CFABA.ORG
Candidate Questionnaire (TM).
If you would like to skip reading this entire section
and go directly to "Below is the official CFABA.ORG
Candidate Questionnaire (TM)." Then you may do so.
However, you will be responsible for everything we have
told you within the entire "Instructions and Background
This CFABA.ORG CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE (TM) is being
sent to the candidates that we have been able to find
e-mail addresses for. We found your e-mail address at
the following website address:
If you wish to not have your e-mail address be public
please contact the government agency or any other
entity that the website belongs to.
We are e-mailing this questionnaire to candidates for
public office from the very lowest to the very highest
political positions all over the United States of
America. This is the questionnaire we normally use for
candidates for political office no matter what office
or where they are running for political office any
where in the United States of America.
If this is not the e-mail address of a candidate then
please forward this to the e-mail address of the
candidate. If you can not forward it then please let
us know what the e-mail address of the candidate is and
we will send it to them.
Citizens For A Better AMERICA (R) is a national,
grassroots, independent, nonconnected political
committee, founded on October 15, 1992. We are not
controlled or authorized by any political party,
candidate, labor union or corporation. Part of our
mission is to elect candidates from the very lowest to
the very highest political positions all over the
United States of America.
You, as a Candidate are invited to seek our endorsement.
That endorsement will appear on our Good Guys List (TM)
everywhere that we published that list. That could
include our various websites, our vast Commentary and
News Release List (TM) as well as our HAVE YOU BEEN LIED
TO? (TM) flyer .
Beginning with the November 4, 2003 election we added a
new feature. In addition to listing our endorsed
candidates on our Good Guys List (TM) we posted to our
internet website(s) a copy of every completed CFABA.ORG
CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE (TM).
Also Beginning with the November 4, 2003 election we
began rating candidates in comparison to Citizens
For A Better America (R) standards for endorsement.
For example, if your answers are One Hundred Percent
(100%) comparable to our standards, which means that
you are endorseable we will send you via e-mail,
CFABA.ORG Background Check Form (TM). You will need to
fill out that form out to move along in our endorsement
process. If however, your answers were only 78.346%
comparable then you would not be endorseable but we
would list your name, the ranking you received, a copy
of your CFABA.ORG CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE (TM) with its
answers, on our website(s).
To see a sample of what we did for the August 24, 2004
election you can click on the following link:
is the same type of format we are using for other
primary elections throughout the U.S.A. for 2004.
Voters in the past have wanted to know how candidates in
their area had answered our questions, this is our way
of providing that information. We will inform you via
our Commentary and News Release List (TM) when and where
it is posted.
If we publish and print our HAVE YOU BEEN LIED TO? (TM)
flyer then all the same parameters that we described
above would apply to that publication as well. You can
view previous flyer articles published in our HAVE YOU
BEEN LIED TO? (TM) flyer by clicking on the following
link at: [http://www.HAVEYOUBEENLIEDTO.org]. When we
have printed and distributed our HAVE YOU BEEN LIED
TO? (TM) flyers to help elect our endorsed candidates
they have changed vote counts by five (5) to thirty (30)
percent within the precincts they were distributed in
versus precincts that they were not.
If you would like to seek our endorsement then you will
need to fill out and send this CFABA.ORG CANDIDATE
QUESTIONNAIRE (TM) back to us with your signature by
e-mail. We do consider that you have signed this
document if you properly fill out the bottom section
in the signature area. See below for more information
about what we consider a legal signature via e-mail.
If we are sending you this CFABA.ORG CANDIDATE
QUESTIONNAIRE (TM) within ten (10) days or less you
will need to return it as early as within twenty four
(24) hours of the date and time we are sending it to
you. If it is within thirty (30) days or less until of
your election then you will need to return it no later
than three (3) days from the date and time we sent it
to you, (Pacific Time). If your election is 31-60 days
from today, then you will have ten (10) days to
respond. If your election is 61 days or longer from
today then you have 14 days to respond. For example,
if the date on this e-mail is 19 days before your
election then you will need to send it back complete
no later than 72 hours from the time stamp on the
e-mail you received. The date and time can be found in
the e-mail header.
Why the short time line for you to respond? Every
candidate faces time pressures. It is our desire to be
fair to all the candidates and give them an opportunity
to seek our endorsement, but at the same time we do not
want to potentially hold up an endorsement of a
candidate because we are waiting weeks on end for the
other candidates to fill out and return our CFABA.ORG
CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE (TM). This is just not fair or
wise. In addition, we face time constraints in
publishing to our web site. We want to publish all the
questionnaires we receive back but we may only be able
to publish those that we receive on time.
Another reason for the short time frame, if after every
election, we evaluate our CFABA.ORG CANDIDATE
QUESTIONNAIRE (TM) to continue to make certain that we
are communicating what we are attempting to communicate
with our questions. If we receive either questions,
comments or complaints, we will look into those and
make whatever changes that are necessary to make sure
that we are being as excellent as we can be in our
communication process. If we discover that we can
improve on either a question or the entire
communication process, we will hold up sending out new
and updated CFABA.ORG CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE (TM). It
is not our desire to trick candidates. It is always
our desire and goal to be as excellent as we can be in
We do not remove old documents from our website after
an election. We consider them historical and they will
remain on the site for as long as our websites are up
on the internet. We will not publish any CFABA.ORG
CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE (TM) which violates public
decency standards. That means if it can not be read by
minors we will not publish it. While some of the
issues we deal with are not for small children we want
to remain family friendly.
We will wait the above time lines before we make any
endorsement(s), but we could be endorsing in your race
as early as that point. If we receive your completed
CFABA.ORG CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE (TM) after our
deadline we can not guarantee that we will not already
be in the process of endorsing someone else in your
race, so please return your CFABA.ORG CANDIDATE
QUESTIONNAIRE (TM) on time.
What happens if you do not respond within that time?
If we have already made an endorsement in your race,
then we would not have had the opportunity to discover
how you would have answered our CFABA.ORG CANDIDATE
QUESTIONNAIRE (TM). However, if we have not made an
endorsement in your race yet then as time permits we
would like to do just that.
What happens if more than one seat is open? If your
race has the opportunity for voters to vote for more
than one candidate, such as for school board and the
top three vote getters will be elected then we would be
able to endorse as many as three candidates in that
race. If you send in your CFABA.ORG CANDIDATE
QUESTIONNAIRE (TM) you may qualify to be one of those
Many candidates ask us what will we do for them, if
they fill out and send back to us our CFABA.ORG
Candidate Questionnaire (TM)?
If you receive a 100% rating then you will move forward
in our endorsement process. If you receive less than a
100% rating then we will publish your completed
CFABA.ORG Candidate Questionnaire (TM) and rating on
WHY SHOULD YOU FILL OUT OUR CFABA.ORG Candidate
Questionnaire (TM) EVEN IF YOU BELIEVE YOU WILL NOT
RECEIVE A 100% RATING FROM US?
01. Many voters believe as we do that they respect a
candidate more if they take stand on political
issues. Especially tough stands on the issues we
ask in our questionnaire.
02. You will get "free advertising." What that simply
means is that your completed CFABA.ORG Candidate
Questionnaire (TM) will remain on our website(s)
for months and years to come as absolutely no
expense to you.
03. You will literally receive your own "Webpage on
our website." That very simply means that you
will be able to link to that page. We believe
that candidates for office should take stands on
political issues. We also believe that those
same candidates would like to tell their friends,
neighbors, co-workers how they stand on their
completed CFABA.ORG Candidate Questionnaire (TM).
04. You can in essence tell the world what you
received as a ranking from CFABA.ORG. A couple of
examples from the March 02, 2004 California
election are: Brian Holtz who received a 29.412%
ranking, the lowest ranking for that election.
You can view his questionnaire on his very own
webpage on our website by clicking on
Another example is Marge Mendoza-Ware who received
a 100% ranking, the highest ranking for that
election and was endorsed by CFABA.ORG. Again,
you can view her questionnaire on her very own
webpage on our website by clicking on You can view
his questionnaire on our webpage by clicking on
If we endorse you, your name is automatically placed on
our "GOOD GUYS LIST" (TM). Your name will appear
listed with the other candidates we have endorsed. This
is our list of endorsements. You may or may not have
endorsed others that appear on the list. Since we can
endorse candidates from all political parties,
candidates may appear on the list from a party other
Citizens For A Better AMERICA (R) leadership controls
all endorsements and the content of everything
published and distributed and is not authorized by any
candidate or any candidate committee. Citizens For A
Better America (R) has paid for and authorizes all
All endorsed candidates are allowed to use our name as
having endorsed them for that election either local,
primary, general or special.
Immediately upon receiving our endorsement we will
e-mail to you an endorsement letter, which you can use
as having received our endorsement. Also, as we stated
above, we will put your name on our "Good Guys
List" (TM) wherever we would normally publish that
We can also send you via regular mail an endorsement
letter on our letterhead. We have had candidates take
and copy that letter in it's entirety and copy it for
distribution in their literature as well as for their
Internet Web Sites, which we allow. If you would need
such a letter, please request it from us.
If you are running for party committee where only party
members or delegates in a Convention or a Caucus would
be able to vote for you then we would want to e-mail at
our expense our endorsement News Release to everyone in
your political party, but you will need to supply us a
list if we do not have it.
We consider all of these activities to be what we will
do for your under our Basic Endorsement Program (TM).
See below for information regarding our Complete
Endorsement Program (TM).
The activities we do under our Basic Endorsement
Program (TM) such as calling candidates, e-mailing them
a CFABA.ORG Candidate Questionnaire (TM), broadcast
e-mailing out our News Releases announcing our
endorsements of our candidates, etc., are paid for by
our members who commit to helping us with a minimum
commitment of $5.00 a month, $60.00 a year.
The Federal Elections Commission and most State
Elections Finance Commissions, consider the publishing
and distributing our "HAVE YOU BEEN LIED?" (TM) flyer
to be an in-kind contribution to you as an endorsed
candidate. However, only the portion of our "HAVE YOU
BEEN LIED?" (TM) flyer that advocates your election is
allocated as the amount we report as an in-kind
We consider this to be our Advanced Endorsement
Program (TM) and under this program contributions are
reported to the appropriate federal and state agencies,
and limits will be honored where applicable. We will
only report these in-kind contributions if you directly
benefit from this. As an example, only if we
distribute or give you to distribute flyers in your
district will we report it.
We have stated up front what we want to do for the
candidates we endorse, so that you will know our
intentions before you seek our endorsement. We do hope
you will do just that, seek our endorsement.
By endorsing your candidacy we are actually telling our
constituency, the general public, and our membership
that you deserve to be on our "GOOD GUYS LIST" (TM) and
you are worthy to be voted for. We take this very
seriously. We do not endorse the lesser of two evils.
If we do not find someone worthy, we do not endorse. We
are staking our reputation on you being worthy of our
We will not endorse any candidate that does not
completely fill out and return this CFABA.ORG Candidate
Questionnaire (TM), complete our Background Check
Form (TM) as well as sign off on our ENDORSEMENT NEWS
RELEASE CANDIDATE APPROVAL FORM (TM) telling us that we
can say the things about you in our news release
announcing our endorsement of your candidacy.
As you will see the questions that we will be asking
you are generic questions that we could ask any
candidate for any office, (from the very lowest to the
very highest political positions all over the United
States of America). We have done this purposefully and
with determined intent.
You may feel some of the questions that we ask are out
of your purview for the office that you seek, but it is
our experience and strong belief that they are not.
Every one of the questions that we are asking you is
very important to us. We hope to find out your current
views on the issues that concern Americans.
We under no circumstances or conditions believe that it
is not appropriate and fitting for us, CFABA.ORG to ask
the questions that we are asking you.
It is our policy not to do anything to communicate to
the candidate who receive this CFABA.ORG Candidate
Questionnaire (TM) what the correct answers ought to be
or should be. We believe that is wrong. So, if you
would like to go to our links page where we have listed
both organizations that share our viewpoints as well as
organizations that do not you may do so by clicking on
the following link: [http://www.CFABA.org/cf08000.htm].
It is not our goal to send you more than one copy of
this document. However, if you are candidate from more
than one political office or if the political office
you are candidate for is in more than one county you
might actually receive more than one copy of this
document. You could also receive more than one copy if
we are going through more than one list of candidates.
You can put all the different office(s) such as Central
Committee and Congress, that you are running for on the
offices line. You only need to send us one filled in
CFABA.ORG CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE (TM) per election.
If you are not a part of our Commentary and News
Release List (TM) you will automatically be added to
that list, so that you will automatically receive a
News Release of any endorsement(s) that we make. Or,
any News Release informing the general public or the
thousands on our Commentary and News Release List (TM)
about the availability of your CFABA.ORG CANDIDATE
QUESTIONNAIRE (TM) on our website(s). If you would
like to be removed from that list, all you need to do
is follow the instructions within each document to be
removed, and we will remove your e-mail address from
our distribution list.
If you have previously asked to be removed from that
list and you are now a candidate for office in another
election like a general election then you will need to
ask to be removed again, because we normally add
candidates to our list again for any new election.
If your election is in a short period of time, then
when you send your CFABA.ORG Candidate
Questionnaire (TM) back to us you may also want to
follow it up with a voice mail message to our national
headquarters at (818) 757-1776. This is a voice mail
number and you are free to call it 24/7. We are unable
to answer this phone number directly. We will however
get your message and are able to deal with your message
or return your phone call if we find that to be
necessary. Please confirm to us that you e-mailing
your CFABA.ORG Candidate Questionnaire (TM). We
consider the CFABA.ORG Candidate Questionnaire (TM) to
be properly filed as long as it is sent via e-mail.
Volunteer National Chairman, Founder
Congressman Bill Dannemeyer
Honorary National Chairman
Congressman Bill Dannemeyer served in the US House of
Representative from 1979 to 1992.
Citizens For A Better America (R), with the acronym of
CFABA.ORG! The Leadership of Citizens For A Better
America (R) You can see pictures of the leadership by
clicking on the following link:
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO FILL OUT THE CANDIDATE
QUESTIONNAIRE, PLEASE READ & FOLLOW CAREFULLY:
A. You must answer every question.
B. We consider your printed e-mail signature to be
legally binding. This CFABA.ORG Candidate
Questionnaire (TM) must be completed and signed by
the candidate only.
You must date when you signed the form and write the
City and State you did so in. Not doing so renders
this CFABA.ORG Candidate Questionnaire (TM)
incomplete and not accepted by Citizens For A Better
C. Please answer all the questions as briefly,
honestly, accountably & completely as possible.
Every question is important to us, read it carefully
and research it completely if you need to.
D. Please type your answers so we can read what you
have written. Spelling, punctuation errors will not
be corrected. We will post it as you have sent it
E. To fill in and complete this questionnaire you need
to use the Reply aspect of your e-mail program
rather than a word processor. The procedure to do
that is as follows:
1. Use the reply aspect of you e-mail program to
produce a copy of the CFABA.ORG Candidate
Questionnaire (TM) that you can edit.
2. DO NOT edit any of the actual questions this
will automatically disqualify your questionnaire from
being placed on our website and disqualify you from a
3. Within reply you have the ability to add to the
e-mail document by clicking where you want to type
4. For the record, WE NEVER OPEN ATTACHED FILES!!
F. DO NOT rewrite the question. Doing so violates the
Copyrighted nature of this CFABA.ORG Candidate
Questionnaire (TM) because if you then submitted
that same question to another individual or group
they would not know that is it the Copyrighted
property of Citizens For A Better America (R), and
all rights are reserved to this CFABA.ORG Candidate
Questionnaire (TM). You are also not authorized to
distribute or post this questionnaire or it's
question(s) on the Internet or by any other means
without our written permission. Please do not alter
it in anyway, this will automatically disqualify you
along with blatantly violating our instructions.
G. We consider your properly signed copy of your
completed CFABA.ORG Candidate Questionnaire (TM).
via e-mail to be legally binding. Before you send
it to us realize that you are signing this CFABA.ORG
Candidate Questionnaire (TM) under the penalties of
H. Please return your completed CFABA.ORG Candidate
Questionnaire (TM) back to us ASAP so we can begin
the process. We may e-mail you notification that we
have a problem with your transmission but ultimately
it is your responsibility make sure it is sent
I. You must send us your filled in CFABA.ORG Candidate
Questionnaire (TM) by E-mail in the body of the e-
mail and not by attached file. We do not accept
questionnaires returned to us by any other means.
J. Please do not call our office unless you have a
transmission problem. We do not want to appear to be
giving preferential treatment to any candidate
therefore we cannot respond to your call.
This ends our instructions. Below is the official
CFABA.ORG Candidate Questionnaire (TM).