Address to SVGOP Decries Chinese Communist Party Threat

By Roger Riffenburgh

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited the South Bay recently, appearing at a fundraiser for the Santa Clara County Republican Party (SVGOP). He was greeted enthusiastically by SVGOP supporters at a luncheon in Santa Clara and had a lot to say about U.S. foreign policy.

Pompeo described the Trump administration’s approach to Afghanistan, “For four years we got it right.” He explained, “We drew down gradually. At each step we asked, ‘Can we do it right?’ Citing Teddy Roosevelt’s approach, he said, “We were walking softly and carrying a big stick.”

Mike Pompeo also encouraged the work of local Republican Parties: “We will reclaim this great nation from the bottom up.” He discussed the need to win races at all levels, including local races. At the end of his talk he roused the group, saying, “Don’t lose heart, don’t lose hope, and don’t give an inch.” . . .  read more

Fair Political Practices Commission

Candidate & Treasurer Workshop

Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Online via Zoom

CAGOP Trailblazers, Jonathan Madison, The Lincoln Club of Northern California and SVGOP host a Candidate & Treasurer Workshop, presented by the Fair Political Practices Commission staff. This is an opportunity for state and local candidates, campaign treasurers, and others to learn about the campaign regulations imposed by state law and the FPPC.

Special welcome from Catharine Baker, Commissioner, California Fair Political Practices Commission.

Topics to include:

Getting Started
Bank Account Rules
Mass Mailings
Campaign Reports
Post-Election Responsibilities
Tools and Resources

RSVP: Please click here to learn more or to register for this free event.
Economist John Cochrane urged Republicans to fight “Wokeism” with new ideas aimed at persuading the center of the American electorate that we have better answers for the problems they face.

Addressing the California Congress of Republicans and its Silicon Valley chapter SPARC, Cochrane characterized “wokeism” advocates as a political cult trying to seize power in America through undemocratic means. “Taking over the schools is a time-honored way of indoctrinating the young,” he said. He also pointed out that “Once you have the bureaucracy you don’t have to win elections.”

He criticized the Democrats’ $3.5 Billion spending proposal not only for its size but also for its content. He said the proposal is a federal takeover of child care services that will result in a “disaster for children.” It will both raise the cost of child care and worsen the incentives for those who are trying to work themselves out of poverty. . . .  read more

November Events

Tue 2 - Southern Monterey County RWF Luncheon with David Wasson
Wed 3 - Fair Political Practices Commission Candidate & Treasurer Workshop featuring Commissioner Catharine Baker
Thu 4 - PRI: Canceling Cancel Culture – An Evening Event with The Honorable Janice Rogers Brown
Sat 6 - Conservative Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Professionals Network Meeting
Sat 6 - SFGOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner featuring Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
Tue 9 - Novato RWF Luncheon Meeting featuring Gabriel Nadales
Tue 9 - Palo Alto RWF November Luncheon featuring Mark Meuser
Tue 9 - Liberty Forum of Silicon Valley: November Meeting featuring Jack Posobiec
Thu 11 - Tri-Valley Republicans Meeting featuring Gabriel Nadales
Fri 12 - East Bay Republican Women Luncheon featuring Loretta Breuning, Ph.D.
Sat 13 - Liberty Forum of Silicon Valley: Special Event with Sara Carter
Sun 14 - SVARW Patriot Party & Fundraiser for Mark Meuser
Tue 16 - SPARC: No Holds Barred with Congressman Jay Obernolte
Wed 17 - Marin RWF: Just for Us – A November Social – Getting To Know You
Wed 17 - Mt Diablo Republican Club: Veterans Celebration
Thu 18 - Lamorinda RWF Luncheon with Guest Speaker June Gilliam
Thu 18 - West Valley RWF Luncheon with Assemblyman Heath Flora

Save the Date

Wed Dec 1 - SCCR Member Mixer and Membership Drive

Thu Dec 9 - SVGOP Republican Holiday Party – Save The Date

Tue Dec 14 - Palo Alto RWF Holiday Party

Tue Jan 11 - Palo Alto RWF January Luncheon featuring Zachary Perron

Fri-Sun Apr 22-24 - California Republican Party Spring Convention

To help in their mission, the California Republican Party is hiring more staff across all departments. Together, Republicans can win up and down the ticket, including winning more Congressional seats to help take back the House for Republicans.

The CAGOP has openings in:


The ideal candidates will have some campaign experience or are looking to begin their career in campaign politics.