Your guide to being the Best Party on Campus
The College Republican National Committee (CRNC) is the national organization that the California College Republicans is voluntarily affiliated with. Since 1892, it has been the largest group of youth Republican activists across the nation. CRNC provides a wealth of resources to CCR chapters, including our annual chapter boxes, which help us recruit new CRs, and internship opportunities.
The California Republican Party (CRP) is the State’s Republican Party structure. The California College Republicans voluntarily affiliate with CRP, and help the most critical campaigns across the state. CRP provides opportunities year-round for leadership development and opportunities, conventions, internships, and more.
Your Local County GOP is one of your resident sources of political assistance. Your county party and central committee bodies are the primary grassroots resources for candidates and volunteers. Connect with these groups to stay up-to-date on the needs and events in your Republican community, as well as for resources on speakers, activism, and fundraising.
The Republican Women Federated (RWF) is a one of the many CRP volunteer organizations, designed to be the voice of Conservative women. Their monthly meetings are a fantastic way to connect with them, and they would love to welcome you. RWF members are eager to connect with millennials, hear how we are fighting on our campuses for the Republican Party, and even offer financial assistance for our grassroots efforts.
Most regions in California are home to one or more Lincoln Clubs. These are pro-business groups that support pro-business candidates, measures, and propositions to encourage common sense policies. If you’re a fan of small businesses, less regulation, and economic growth, the Lincoln Club can become your best friend if you reach out.
Log Cabin Republicans (LCR)
Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) is the nation’s original and largest organization representing LGBT conservatives and allies who support fairness, freedom, and equality for all Americans. CRP was the first State Party in the nation to recognize LCR as a chartered volunteer organization. LCR has a chapter near you, and they are a great resource for speakers, off-campus activities, and opportunities to grow your chapter’s outreach.
New Republican is a tool kit focused on opening the GOP to the future, and is one of CCR’s formost partners in modernizing our Party. New Republican looks to move away from the Democrat’s top-down, mechanical and artificial government approach of the past, and towards organic, bottom-up growth and development. New Republican is a great resource for language, research, and talking points for any of your CR activities.
CRNC and New Republican research report: Growing Up GOP
The mission of AIPAC is to strengthen, protect and promote the U.S.-Israel relationship in ways that enhance the security of the United States and Israel. AIPAC’s staff and citizen activists educate decision makers about the bonds that unite the United States and Israel and how it is in America’s best interest to help ensure that the Jewish state is safe, strong and secure. For more ways to get involved with AIPAC on your campus, contact AIPAC’s Deputy Regional Political Director here
The Republican Jewish Coalition was founded in 1985 and is the unique bridge between the Jewish community and Republican decision-makers. The RJC, based in Washington, D.C., has a growing grassroots presence around the country, including regional offices in California. The RJC hosts hundreds of local events in around the country, provides activism and advocacy opportunities for members, and engages with the larger Jewish community through traditional media, social media, and digital outreach. The RJC has a Young Leadership program and a National Women’s Committee that provide additional opportunities for networking and activism.
Looking to bring social justice to your campus that matters? Liberty in North Korea is an incredible organization that helps to rescue, resettle, and empower victims of the oppressive North Korean government. This is an important humanitarian effort that your chapter can take part in, and bring awareness to this very real issue that matters. To bring a LINK speaker to your campus click here, or for general inquiries click here.
California Trailblazers, modeled after the successful national Young Guns program, successfully recruits, trains, and elects Republicans to state legislative offices. Rigorous fundraising and campaign benchmarks are required before advancing to the next tier. Trailblazers is an great resource for speakers and leadership development. Check out the great Alumni list for the California Trailblazers.
Do you want to change the world? Looking for fun, interactive, challenging courses to help you grow as a leader? The Leadership and the American Presidency program is one of the most important investments you can make in your future. Undergraduate students can now experience Washington, DC like never before. Leadership and the American Presidency is a new immersive and experiential opportunity for students to spend the summer or semester in the nation’s capital.
The only Conservative-leaning Masters in Public Policy program in California, the Pepperdine School of Public Policy was founded almost two decades ago as a response to what was being offered on the policy school landscape. The current Dean of the Pepperdine School of Public Policy is the former Republican candidate for CA Secretary of State and friend to College Republicans, Pete Peterson.
Elected officials are a great to host as speakers for your club meetings. They love coming to College Republican chapters to talk about what is going on in their district. From local level to national, you can contact any elected official to come speak. Stay up-to-date on local, legislative, and Party issues by maintaining communication with your local representatives. Don’t forget to discuss internship opportunities with your local District Office, or check out CCR Jobs for more opportunities. Check out the following links to be connected to the closest Republican Legislator to your campus!
Planning to do a voter registration drive on your campus, or just want to have voter registration available at your recruitment table? Make sure to contact your local county registrar to come speak to your club. A brief training is required in order to register others to vote in an organized fashion.