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Congressman Darrell Issa to Headline CRP 2017 Organizing Convention Saturday Lunch Banquet

By netboots, on Feb 17, 2017

[Source: California Republican Party News]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Republican Party announced today that Congressman Darrell Issa will speak at the California Republican Party 2017 Organizing Convention Lunch Banquet on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento.

Thousands of Jobs Eliminated and Democratic State Leaders Are Focused on Other Things

By netboots, on Feb 3, 2017

[Source: California Republican Party News]

As thousands of families had their world turned upside side with massive layoffs at American Apparel and the current California exit by Nestle, both Senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) seem to be more focused on criticizing Donald Trump than protecting the families they are supposed to represent.

CA --> DC

By netboots, on Jan 31, 2017

[Source: California Republican Party News]

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Juan Hernandez is a member of the Log Cabin Republicans and the Silicon Valley Republican Central Committee, and was Co-chair of the LGBTQ State Coalition for the CA Trump Campaign.

 

Hear the story of Juan's experience at the Inauguration of President Donald J. Trump:

 


Coming back from the Presidential Inauguration, I am reminded of why I am so proud to be an American. To witness President Donald J. Trump be sworn into office was such a historic and patriotic moment and gave me comfort and inspiration, knowing America will be great again. It is an incredible feeling to be surrounded by hundreds of thousands of people who have similar views and beliefs. To see the ocean of people who came out to support the President was breathtaking.

 

The following day in DC after brunch, my friends and I exited a restaurant and landed in a mass of protestors from the Women’s March. In their faces I could see that they were also experiencing a sense of inspiration, but for a different, very different, reason than us. Just as we felt comradery with our peers, so did they. As I walked, I could hear Latin music blasting from a nearby parked vehicle. Now, you play Latin music, any kind of music for that matter, my body will begin to move. I reached my hand out for a dancing partner, who happened to be part of the women’s march, which lead to a circle of people dancing around us. Two opposite sides, passionate for what we each believe, together, danced peacefully. It was no longer about ‘them’ or ‘us’; it was ‘we’. This experience catapulted me further into a spirit of unity, togetherness, and comfort knowing everything can and will be alright.

 

This past week has been a week of executive orders as President Trump promised America. His supporters stand by his decisions, however, there are others who do not - they fear what will happen next and feel a sense of uncertainty. Those same people believe that President Trump is causing division in our Nation. I have a responsibility, a duty to do my small part in helping unite America by listening and trying to understand my brothers and sisters who do not have the same views as me, all while not losing my beliefs and values. They are scared, uncertain about their future and, for some, their automatic response is to imagine their ‘worst-case-scenario’ and act before decisions are made and plans are put in place.

 

We, the Grand Old Party, are a party of inclusion, a party of diversity and equal opportunity, and I strive to live those values every day of my life. My hope is that there is some way that we can all come to understand each other. For now, though, I will keep dancing with anyone who wants to dance…

 

Congressman Devin Nunes to Headline California Republican Party 2017 Organizing Convention Saturday Dinner Banquet

By netboots, on Jan 9, 2017

[Source: California Republican Party News]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Republican Party announced today that Congressman Devin Nunes, a member of the Trump transition team executive committee, will speak at the California Republican Party 2017 Organizing Convention Dinner Banquet on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento.

Statement on the Passing of Former California Lieutenant Governor Ed Reinecke

By netboots, on Dec 27, 2016

[Source: California Republican Party News]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Today, Senator Jim Brulte (Ret.) issued the following statement on the passing of former California Lieutenant Governor Ed Reinecke.

Statement on the Passing of Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit

By netboots, on Dec 27, 2016

[Source: California Republican Party News]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Today, Senator Jim Brulte (Ret.) issued the following statement on the passing of Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit. 

California Republican Party Announces Selection of Kristin Olsen as Vice Chair

By netboots, on Dec 9, 2016

[Source: California Republican Party News]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, the California Republican Party Board of Directors has selected Kristin Olsen as the California Republican Party Vice Chair. Olsen recently won a seat on the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors after leaving the Assembly due to term limits. Olsen was first elected to the California State Assembly in 2010 to represent California’s 12th District and served as the Assembly Republican Leader from 2014 to early 2016.

When the D is More Important Than Deported Immigrants

By netboots, on Dec 6, 2016

[Source: California Republican Party News]

By Hector Barajas

Today’s headlines tout Democratic legislator’s stated goals of protecting undocumented immigrants by “urging President-elect Donald Trump to refrain from pursuing mass deportations and introducing urgent legislation to fund immigration lawyers and help public defenders protect the state's immigrants.” In their excitement to reiterate the Democrat’s words, California reporters forgot to ask one VERY important question: Where were all of you when President Barack Obama was deporting three million immigrants?

Progressive San Francisco Gentry Reject Low-Income Seniors

By netboots, on Dec 1, 2016

[Source: California Republican Party News]

By Hector Barajas

In 2015, San Francisco overwhelmingly voted (74.6% yes, 25.74% no) in favor of Local Measure A, a housing bond that authorized the City’s use of up to $310 million to fund affordable housing programs. Once plans were put in place for a new affordable housing project for low-income seniors in the affluent Forest Hill community, however, NIMBY residents took out their pitchforks.

The president of the Forest Hill Association labeled the project a “Russian gulag.” Other residents worried about how these “low income seniors would change the feel of the area.”

Ironic? How could this happen? By every indicator, the wealthy community of Forest Hill qualifies as a Democratic paradise. It’s an area with $1–1.4 million homes, single-digit Republican registration and where 78% voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, but just 14% for Donald Trump.

Why, if they voted in favor of the affordable housing bond, are they opposing its implementation in their community? 

Could it be that being progressive is only a one-way proposition, never something to apply to your own neighborhood?

 

Lorelei Kinder Award Nominations

By netboots, on Nov 18, 2016

[Source: California Republican Party News]

Background

The California Republican Party created the Lorelei Kinder Award, honoring dedicated service in the name of the Republican Party. This memorial award honors former Executive Director Lorelei Kinder, who passed away in 2012 in honor of her lifetime of indefatigable work on behalf of the Republican Party. Lorelei has always had a special place in our hearts and devoted many hours to assisting young volunteers and activists.

The award is given at the CRP’s convention immediately following the election to a young volunteer who has demonstrated outstanding involvement and potential with the California Republican Party. The candidate for the award needs to have been heavily involved in campaign activities.  The applicant should be 25 years or younger.

Biography of Lorelei Kinder

Lorelei Kinder was a woman of many aspects: mother, wife, politico, avocado grower, and most importantly, a mentor. Through the decades, Lorelei fostered and helped shape new generations of youth activists who would go on to be consultants, party board members, elected officials, and true believers of the Conservative gospel. No one believed more in the core principals of the Grand Old Party. Lorelei was everything young activists in politics aspire to be. She was selected to be the first female Executive Director of the CRP in the late 1970s, and would later come back in the 1990s to fulfill the role once again. During President Reagan's run for President she was the Western Region Political Director and managed 13 states and their operations. Lorelei's political legacy will live on through the recipients of this award to be given annually to a deserving young, up and coming activist.

The Award

This award given to the deserving young activist includes a two-night complimentary room (room and parking) at the CRP Convention. The winner will also receive one ticket to the Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, and Saturday dinner banquets, as well as the corresponding VIP receptions.

The scholarship will be awarded to an exemplary applicant chosen by a committee of the CRP Board of Directors.  The applicant should be 25 years or younger.

To submit an application, please click here and complete the form and email to Katie Wheeler kwheeler@cagop.org.  The application deadline is Friday, January 13, 2017.