In January 2021, Senator Scott Wilk was unanimously selected by his colleagues to serve as Senate Republican Leader. is pleased to present this guest column by Sen. Scott Wilk. This op-ed was originally published by the Southern California News Group.

If there’s one thing that’s consistent with Gov. Gavin Newsom during the pandemic, it’s inconsistency.

Constantly moving goalposts have caused more economic harm in California than anywhere else in the country. While our unemployment rate hovers at around nine percent, one of the highest, more than 19,000 business have closed their doors forever. Many others remain on the brink of collapse.

Understandably, the frustration and anger is palpable among businesses owners, parents, students, and millions of Californians struggling to access unemployment benefits. 

The ever-changing and inconsistent rules do not appear based on science or data as the governor promised. One week we are bogged down by complicated and obtuse rules based on color-coded tiers, and the next we are told things look so great we will be able to reopen by June 15th. Just like that, the threat of the virus went away. It does not take a rocket scientist (no offense to them) to connect the dots between the looming recall qualification and the sudden change of fortune for California.    . . .  read more
Wed May 12, 4:30 pm
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The Santa Clara County Republican Party invites you to a fundraiser with special guest Senator Rand Paul.

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SPARC, the South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition, and CCR, the California Congress of Republicans, gathered a potent combination of Washington leaders when they jointly hosted Representative Ken Buck and FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr for a discussion of "How to Rein in Big Tech". Ken Buck is the Ranking Republican on the Antitrust Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee and represents eastern Colorado in Congress. Brendan Carr is a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, who was appointed by President Trump in 2017 and previously served as the general counsel of the FCC.

Buck pointed out that both Republicans and Democrats want to see reform of the Big Tech companies, although for different reasons. That offers some opportunity for bipartisan agreement. Democrats are concerned with the companies' big power, while Republicans are concerned with maintaining competition in the marketplace. He identified the "five monopoly platforms" as Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Twitter.  . . .  read more

May Events

Mon 3 - Lincoln Network Presents: Oversight, Insight, and Foresight: GAO’s Next 100 Years
Tue 4 - Southern Monterey County RWF Presents: The Virtue of Intolerance Featuring Stephen Frank
Thu 6 - Hoover Institution Presents: What’s Next for U.S.-Taiwan Economic Relations?

Tue 11 - The Liberty Forum of Silicon Valley Presents: WOKE, Inc: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam
Wed 12 - SVGOP Presents: SVGOP Fundraiser with Special Guest Speaker Senator Rand Paul
Wed 12 - Mt. Diablo Republican Club Presents: Importing Poverty, Exporting Innovation – an Aligned Agenda Featuring Kevin Lynn
Thu 13 - Hoover Institution Presents: Security in the Age of Liberal Democratic Erosion (Adversaries)

Tue 18 - Novato RWF Present: Government Protections and Overreach Featuring Mary L.G. Theroux
Thu 20 - Hoover Institution Presents: Security in the Age of Liberal Democratic Erosion (Responses)
Thu 20 - West Valley RWF Present Susan Tully on Immigration
Fri 21 - East Bay Republican Women Presents: Late Spring “Luncheon” Event Featuring Kevin Faulconer

Wed 26 - Marin Republican Women Federated Present Susan Shelley


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