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Lorelei Kinder Award Nominations

By netboots, on Nov 18, 2016

[Source: California Republican Party News]


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  The application deadline is Friday, January 13, 2017.

California GOP Urges Unity

By netboots, on Nov 17, 2016

[Source: California Republican Party News]

By Senator Jim Brulte, Chairman

During the past year California Republicans have been listening as you share with us the challenges keeping you from succeeding and your fears for the future. We hear you, California, and are ready to fight for you.

We understand that the challenges facing California are unique. That is why we need California-centric solutions that will grow a more open California, full of opportunities to expand the middle class and raise people out of poverty through jobs, education and affordable housing.

Too many Californians have been left behind. Sacramento political elites have failed to notice or have ignored daily struggles confronting millions of Californians, many of whom are barely keeping up on necessities like housing and transportation.

The California dream fails when people must choose between a roof and basic necessities, when schools can’t hire the best staff to help launch their kids to greatness, when people feel compelled to abandon the life they have built here for what they hope will be a better future outside the Golden State.

Democrats have controlled both houses of the Legislature for two decades. This total control of policy making has left many of them out of touch and unwilling to truly lead in a time when we are in desperate need of modification.

For a state known around the globe as the home to tech entrepreneurs and innovation, we are sadly lacking inventive solutions from Democratic legislators. All California residents deserve an equal opportunity to succeed and to build the future they want for themselves and their families.

Republicans and Democrats should remember that our shared purpose is to lift people up and create a brighter future for all Californians. We need to see ourselves as part of a community. Republicans are prepared to lead California toward a stronger future but can’t do it alone. If we can do this together, our brightest days are ahead.


A call for a return to politics with true civility

By netboots, on Nov 12, 2016

[Source: California Republican Party News]

Assemblyman Chad Mayes
Hallelujah!  The 2016 election is over, and we can finally all breathe a sigh of relief. Honestly, I can’t remember an election season as dark and divisive as the one we just experienced. The mean-spirited and fear mongering tactics used by both parties brought out the worst in all of us.

T-4: Go Vote!

By netboots, on Nov 4, 2016

[Source: California Republican Party News]

With just 4 DAYS left our candidates across the state need YOU to help get out the vote!

CAGOP Weekly Wrap Up: Prop Talk

By netboots, on Oct 28, 2016

[Source: California Republican Party News]


Prop. 55 Breaks the Public's Trust

By netboots, on Oct 27, 2016

[Source: California Republican Party News]

EAST BAY TIMES: Editorial: Tax Extension Breaks Gov. Brown’s Promise

By: Bay Area News Group

July 28, 2016

“In 2012, when voters approved increasing income taxes on the wealthy and the state sales tax, they were promised the levies would end by 2018.

Proposition 55 on the November ballot breaks that promise. It would extend the income tax portion, not just for another six years but for 12. Voters should reject it.

Rather than plan for the expiring taxes, state lawmakers went on a spending spree. Expansion of health care coverage, school funding and other safety net programs since 2012 added $19 billion to the state’s annual general fund expenditures.” Read the full story…


LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS: No on Prop. 55; Temporary Taxes Should Stay that Way: Endorsement

By: The Editorial Board

October 10, 2016

“’Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program,’ economist and Nobel laureate Milton Friedman used to say. We would pose, as a corollary: ‘Nothing is so permanent as a temporary tax increase’ — especially if proponents of Proposition 55 get their way.” Read the full story…



LOS ANGELES TIMES: Editorial Don’t Tie California’s Fate to Wall Street Volatility. Vote No on Proposition 55

By: The Times Editorial Board

October 1, 2016

“California’s finances were in such trouble in the not-too-distant past that by 2009, even many tax-shunning Republican lawmakers were pleading with their constituents to temporarily increase sales, income and vehicle license taxes.

Voters said no repeatedly, until Gov. Jerry Brown offered them this deal in 2012: Take just four years of higher sales taxes, and a mere six years of higher income taxes on the well-to-do, and we’ll finally be out of the structural budget mess that has dogged the state for the better part of two decades. We’ll have the breathing room to plan how we move into the future — perhaps, some advocates said, by redesigning the state’s outdated tax code, which makes California far too subservient to Wall Street and far too dependent on the whims and fortunes of wealthy investors.” Read the full story…



THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE: Prop. 55: The Three Big Reasons to Vote No

By: The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board

September 26, 2016

“Proposition 30 — the successful November 2012 ballot measure authorizing temporary increases in the sales taxes paid by everyone and on the income taxes paid by the very wealthy — was sold to California voters with a cynical tactic. Lawmakers passed a state budget that would only pencil out if the tax hikes were approved. If Proposition 30 failed, there would be a $6 billion hole in the budget. Voters were told this would mean cuts of up to 14 days in the school year. Shades of the 1973 National Lampoon cover showing a dog with a gun to its head and this title: “If You Don’t Buy This Magazine, We’ll Kill This Dog.”

Now, in the same cynical spirit, the same unions behind Proposition 30 are pushing Proposition 55. It would allow the temporary sales tax hike to end on Dec. 31, as originally scheduled, but would push back the expiration of the higher tax rates on the very wealthy from the end of 2018 to the end of 2030.” Read the full story…



THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE: Chronicle Recommends No on State Prop. 55

September 9, 2016

“The temporary taxes approved by California voters in 2012 worked as advertised. The economy hummed, especially for those in the highest income brackets affected by the increases, and the resulting tax revenue allowed the state to significantly restore funding for education and other priorities that were ravaged by the recession.

Yet in supporting Proposition 30 four years ago, we cautioned that its overreliance on taxes on the highest incomes was not sound long-term fiscal policy for a state whose top-weighted tax structure tended to greatly amplify the peaks and valleys of the economy. We noted that passage of Prop. 30 “would only add to that volatility.” We endorsed it as “a necessary budget patch.” 

It worked. Those income-tax increases, and to a lesser extent a quarter-cent sales tax included in Prop. 30, have been generating between $7 billion and $8 billion a year.

But California’s essential services, most notably education, deserve a more stable funding source to avoid the types of draconian cuts that were inflicted during the recession. The state needs to break this feast-to-famine cycle.” Read the full story…



THE PRESS DEMOCRAT: PD Editorial: No on Prop 55: Don’t Break This Promise

By: The Editorial Board

October 13, 2016

“But here’s the problem. First, it’s disingenuous. The governor sold Proposition 30 as a temporary tax package in order to get fiscal moderates to go along with the idea. Now Brown is sitting on the sidelines as special interests push to extend the tax without the sales tax component and without his support or opposition. 

Second, while a good argument could be made to extend all of the Proposition 30 taxes as a way to maintain and possibly elevate the quality of California schools — especially with the possible approval of the Proposition 51 school bonds — that’s not what this is about. Furthermore, there’s evidence that the state can get by without the funds.” Read the full story…


VENTURA COUNTY STAR: Editorial: Prop. 55 is Bad Tax Policy, Bad Government

October 14, 2016

“Our difficulty with Prop. 55 is threefold: who it targets, the breaking of a government promise and changes in the funding formula.

By continuing to increase the tax rate for wealthy Californians, the state maintains a tax stream that exacerbates an imbalance in our funding structure. We fully believe the wealthy should contribute their fair tax share to society. But we do not believe we can successfully build a sustainable government funding model if it is too reliant on such a small portion of the population. Roughly half of the state’s income tax revenue — the primary source of funding for our state government — comes from the wealthiest 1 percent of the population. 

This is another example of how California continues to use patches to shore up its tax revenue.” Read the full story…

Complaints Filed Against DCCC and Three California Congressional Democrat Candidates for Improper Use of Coordinated Funds

By netboots, on Oct 25, 2016

[Source: California Republican Party News]

Statement from the California Republican Party Communications Director Kaitlyn MacGregor:

"The DCCC as well as California Congressional Democrat candidates Doug ApplegateBryan Caforio, and Michael Eggman are flagrantly violating campaign finance laws. Applegate, Caforio, and Eggman have had complaints filed against them for using coordinated funds inappropriately in their advertising and it’s time they are held accountable. It’s not only illegal and dishonest, but also hypocritical that these Democrats, who campaign on getting money out of politics, would so flagrantly disregard FEC regulations to funnel extra money to their campaigns."



CAGOP Weekly Wrap up 10/21

By netboots, on Oct 21, 2016

[Source: California Republican Party News]

We've crossed the 20 day mark.  And instead of giving you a long drawn out message, we really only have one thing to say: 

Statement on the Firebombing of the North Carolina GOP Field Office

By netboots, on Oct 17, 2016

[Source: California Republican Party News]

Statement of the California Republican Party Executive Director Cynthia Bryant on the Firebombing of the North Carolina GOP Office

11 California Republicans Running in 2016 who are Ready to Rebuild California

By netboots, on Oct 15, 2016

[Source: California Republican Party News]

All over the Golden State Republicans are running to make a difference and offer solutions to California's problems.  See below for 11 GOP Candidates for the State Legislature, and CLICK HERE to support our GOP team today!