The CIR’s primary mission is to lead the way for the California GOP, away from the use of outdated methods that have failed many Republican candidates. We are an action-based group and our leaders are evaluated on what they do to expand the Conservative Republican brand in the State of California. We expect our leaders to expand CIR, help train the next generation of CIR leaders and recruit candidates for local office.
Our endorsements of Candidates are based on a thorough evaluation of several factors – Republican Bona-Fides (as laid out in our statement of values), 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. Our endorsement is intended to be a high standard of overall advancement of Conservative Republican Principles.
Since we are an action-based group, we expect our own leaders to conform to the same standards of performance and governance that we intend to hold potential endorsees to. The CIR has a statewide governance structure with reasonable control at the local unit level. Our senior officers are elected through a unique process, ensuring that the CIR remains in the hands of the activists. Every CIR member will have a voice by being eligible to be a delegate to the CIR yearly convention.
The Platform of CIR:
We Are Pro-Freedom – We believe that the Freedom to agree and disagree applies to everyone, not just select groups we agree with. We believe that an aggressive Judiciary, un-elected bureaucrats and Government that seek to invade all aspects of our lives needs to be reined in. We believe in equality of opportunity.
We Are Pro-America – As citizens we should expect our tax dollars to be spent on fixing the problems of and improving the lives of American Citizens first. We believe that our foreign policy should be one that places America’s interests first.
We Are Pro-Business – We believe that Government needs to get out of the way of innovation. We understand that American Business is and has been the backbone of our great economy. We believe that excessive taxation and regulation are societal problems that limit prosperity and freedom.
We Are Pro-Legal-Immigrant – America is a country of immigrants. Immigrants should not be used as pawns for political agendas. Immigrants are people and the system needs to be reformed so that people seeking to come to America to add something to our society can be welcomed and not stigmatized.
We Are Pro-Gun – The Second Amendment was created for security and stability. We believe attempts to curb and limit the 2nd Amendment are an attack on freedom.
We Are Pro-Family – We believe that the traditional, nuclear family is the backbone of society. We believe that an agenda-free educational system based on sound fundamentals is critical to our future, including alternatives to the government education systems.
We Are Pro-Life – We believe in protecting life at all stages, from pre-born to elderly, including the disabled.
We Are Pro-GOP – We believe in fighting for our endorsed candidates in the Primary, then backing the Republican Nominee in the General Election. We believe that Republican Candidates are the best hope for good government and Freedom. This is why we choose to charter with the California Republican Party.