Mar 192019
 
The CIR Board with Jessica Patterson and Jay Obernolte

On 3-16-2019, the CIR met for its’ Third Annual Convention. We’ve now had more conventions than most non-permanently chartered CAGOP Organizations. The CIR was created to be a place for Conservatives to go that want to win elections who want to elect the most conservative candidate that can win. (The Buckley principle). The CIR has been created with 80% new members that have not been a part of another GOP Group.

The CIR has 11 Chapters in 14 Counties and lists around 300 members statewide. This has been built from scratch, the first such effort within the CAGOP in 30 years.

This convention was a celebration of success, marking the first time we’ve met as a fully chartered group. It was also a celebration of some turnover of leadership and new leadership joining our ranks.

You have not been to a John Briscoe-Led Event Until You’ve Gotten a Coffee Mug From Him

Jay Obernolte was the afternoon speaker, he dove in to some detailed analysis of the election of 2018 (HINT: IT WAS NOT ALL ABOUT TRUMP), as well as some of the insanity in Sacramento. It is the belief of this blogger that Obernolte is on his way to Congress soon.

Your Intrepid Blogger had a chance to introduce newly minted CAGOP Chair Jessica Patterson. I basically shared with the group all of the positive things I learned about her from my research. She was effervescent, interacting with people, smiling and seemed to be far more relaxed than at any point during her campaign. Yes – Relaxed and Happy, that was Jessica Patterson.

There are a lot of things going on in various parts of California that I will get in to at a later time that are sending mixed messages about what direction the leadership of the CAGOP are going in. That said, Jessica Patterson’s message was very clear.

Her Message: Voter Registration, Voter Turnout, Actually Doing Stuff, Actually communicating and messaging (versus a stand-off at a distance media type campaign) and trying to deliver resources to local organizations or committees. Seems simple, but so often these things get lip service and those in charge resume their behavior that has yielded years of losing.

Patterson also demonstrated a clear and concise knowledge of the issues within the party itself. She demonstrated a clear knowledge of the 2018 election. She made herself available for questions and demonstrated further competence in answering them.

While I await the Platform Drill, as it will tell us all where those in leadership stand, I will say that I have no doubt Jessica Patterson has the skill set to do the job as CAGOP Chair.

While it is my belief that there is going to be a huge internal fight over the CAGOP Platform, I think that Patterson has the skill set necessary to be effective. As I continue writing about things CAGOP, the goal is to report accurately what is going on in an attempt to help those now in charge to succeed.

I appreciated Jessica showing up so soon after the election as the CIR endorsed Travis Allen. I want her to succeed, and as you will begin to learn, there are issues in many areas of the state.

If you care about the CAGOP – you should want Jessica Patterson to succeed as well.

Jul 202017
 
Want to make a difference? Join California Impact Republicans – we lead when others cower in the corner.
This is a resolution the CIR adopted drawing a clear line in the sand against the alleged leadership of our party in the State Legislature.
WHEREAS, the values of moderate and conservative Republican alike include fiscal responsibility, smaller government and lower taxes; and

WHEREAS, AB 396 (known as “Cap and Trade”) represents a gas tax increase from $.71 a gallon to as much as $1.40 a gallon, a 50-100% increase in utility rates, and an untold impact on the prices of goods and services by delegating massive government authority to a command and control structure known as the California Air Resources Board; and

WHEREAS, Assembly Permanent Minority Leader Chad Mayes began negotiating with the Democrats to find an excuse to support this massive tax and regulation package; and

WHEREAS, Senator Tom Berryhill who is term limited out of office (meaning there was no accountability to the voters for his actions), made his own deal to support this massive tax and regulation package and has joined Senator Anthony Cannella as a tax sellout; and

WHEREAS, Assembly members Heath Flora, Rocky Chavez, Jordan Cunningham, Marc Steinorth, Chad Mayes and Catherine Baker, all of whom received massive independent expenditures of establishment money supporting their original elections, voted in favor of AB396; and

WHEREAS, the leaders of the Republican Party have made excuses over the last 30 years to abandon core Republican Principles such as Life, Family Values, Gun Rights, Property Rights, Citizenship and now have added Regulation, Size of Government and Excessive Taxation to the list of Democrat values they have adopted; therefore, be it

RESOLVED that we, the Board of Directors of the California Impact Republicans, refuse to accept this sort of behavior; we refuse to allow the Republican Party to be defined by the lack of adherence to principles and values that we have suffered under for a generation in California; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that we, the Board of Directors of the California Impact Republicans, call upon each of the above-named “cap and traitors,” plus Devon Mathis who also voted yes, to resign from office effective immediately; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, that, should Assembly Permanent Minority Leader Chad Mayes fail to resign from the state assembly, we, the Board of Directors of California Impact Republicans, call upon the California Assembly Republican Caucus to remove said “cap and traitor” from his position as Minority Leader; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that we, the Board of Directors of the California Impact Republicans salute those Republicans who stood up for us and held firm against higher taxes, and resolve to support them and recruit and elect more Republicans like them.

Apr 242017
 

Source: John Cox for Governor 2018

For Immediate Release

April 23, 2017

Contact:          Tim Rosales

                        916.475.4900

Statewide grassroots organization-California Impact Republicans-endorse and unite behind Businessman John Cox for Governor 2018

San Diego, CA – Republican businessman and candidate for Governor John Cox received a key endorsement Saturday from the statewide Republican grassroots organization, California Impact Republicans.  TheCalifornia Impact Republicans (CIR) is a statewide organization that notes their mission is to recruit candidates, equip leaders, expand the Republican Party and give real support to electing Republicans to office. Cox is the first Republican candidate for statewide office to be endorsed by CIR for the 2018 election.

“Democrats are in control of the Governor’s office and hold supermajorities in both the Assembly and Senate, and California has the highest state income tax in the nation, the highest poverty rate, and not surprisingly ranks dead last in friendliness to business. Their answer is a new $52 billion tax increase,” noted John Briscoe, President of the California Impact Republicans.

“John Cox represents the change and new approach that is desperately needed. He is not only a solid Republican, but John is a small businessman who started from the ground up, creating jobs and working within budgets. His CPA approach will appeal not only to Republicans, but all voters fed up with what is happening in Sacramento.”

With this endorsement, the California Impact Republicans became the first statewide Republican organization to endorse John Cox for Governor, and joins a growing list of Republican grassroots leaders and local elected officials that are supporting his candidacy.

John Cox is a Republican businessman from San Diego who announced his campaign for Governor in February with a message of ending the corrupting influence of special interest money. Information about John Cox and his campaign can be found at JohnCoxforGovernor.com.

The California Impact Republicans (ImpactRepublicans.com) endorsements of candidates are based on a thorough evaluation of several factors including “commitment to expanding the Republican Party, the candidate’s past decisions and actions (if already in office) and commitment to expanding the Republican volunteer base.”

Feb 272017
 

The Placer IR will be meeting in March and will be meeting a couple more times in 2017. The March meeting will be announced once the leadership are done with their respective moves.

The State CIR is Holding their Inaugural Convention on April 22nd.

California Impact Republicans
1st Annual Convention
April 22, 2017
Harris Ranch
24505 W. Dorris Avenue• Coalinga, CA 93210
 
CIR Member Super Early Bird Price: $40.00*
(Convention registration Includes Lunch. Good Through March 10, 2017 $55 thereafter, $65 at the door the day of convention space permitting. Convention agenda and schedule TBA)

Make checks or money orders payable to the “CIR” California Impact Republicans     

Mail Checks to:        CIR, c/o George Park Jr                

Mail Forms to:          1079 Sunrise Ave Ste B #336 * Roseville, CA 95661-7009                 

Questions:               Email [email protected]     

Leave a comment on this post or email if you are interested in Joining and Participating. The comments are moderated and won’t display publicly.

Jul 122016
 

(This will be the first of many…)

July 12, 2016

For Immediate Release
Contact: John W Briscoe (714)791-6003

Largest GOP Central Committee in California Charters South Bay Impact Republicans.

On Saturday 7/9/2016 the Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County met and voted overwhelmingly to charter the South Bay Impact Republicans. This marks the first of what likely will be several county charters for the California Impact Republican local chapters.

“We are well past the membership thresholds and the activity thresholds you would want to see from a Republican Volunteer Group”, said CIR President John W. Briscoe, “having our first local Charter come from the largest County Party in this state is a big deal”.

“The CIR thanks RPLAC Chairman Mark Vafiades and the rank-and-file members of RPLAC for recognizing the niche that CIR fills.”, said CIR Exec VP Todd Blair.

“Our message of Inclusive, Constructive Conservative Principles is resonating”, continued Briscoe.

The CIR has chapters meeting all over the state of California and efforts underway to create several more. The CIR, when chartered by the California GOP would be the first organization created from ground up to be chartered in a generation.

The CIR is centered around best practices, conservative principles and building the California GOP co-equally.

Please join the conversation in the California Impact Republicans  Facebook Group.