August 2023 Newsletter

Luis Buhler, Publisher

New Presidential Primary Rules Aim to Boost GOP Turnout

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On Saturday, July 29, the CAGOP adopted new rules which change the March 2024 California Presidential Primary to a proportional system from the previous winner-take-all by congressional district. This new system awards delegates to GOP Presidential candidates based on their percentage of statewide primary vote.

The change was made to comply with Republican National Committee rules which require all Presidential primaries held before March 15 of the Presidential election year to be proportional. California sends the nation’s largest delegation to the Republican National Convention. It is composed of 169 delegates and is made up of 3 delegates per congressional district, 10 at-large delegates, and three members of the Republican National Committee.  

The new rules are expected to bring more Presidential candidates to campaign . . .  read more

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SVGOP-SPARC Annual Summer Picnic featuring Congressman John Duarte

Sunday, August 20, 2023 / 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Linda Vista Park, Linda Vista Dr., Cupertino

The Santa Clara County Republican Party and the South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition invite you to their Annual Summer Picnic. This year's guest speaker will be Congressman John Duarte. He was elected in November in one of the closest races in the country.

Duarte is a farmer and businessman who is the nearest Republican congressional representative to Santa Clara County. He represents the 13th Congressional District, which includes part of the Central Valley between Modesto and Fresno.  

RSVP: Please click here to learn more and to register for this event.

Paid for by the Santa Clara County Republican Party

BART Challenges Continue: Financial Management and Leadership Needed

by Roger Riffenburgh

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Much has been reported in recent months about the "fiscal cliff" facing transit agencies in general and the Bay Area Rapid Transit district in particular. According to BART figures, its ridership is well under half of what it was in pre-pandemic times. Remote work and empty San Francisco buildings have significantly cut demand for BART's service and, with it, operating revenue. Before the pandemic, revenue from fares provided a solid majority of BART's income; now fares provide less than a third, with temporary federal emergency assistance filling the gap.

In a typical company, when demand for its service drops, the company cuts back production by reducing staff and other costs. But not at BART. The East Bay Times' Dan Borenstein explains that BART's "response to plummeting ridership and a $1 billion budget shortfall over the next five years is to increase spending, hire more workers, run more trains and insist that taxpayers bail out the Bay Area’s largest commuter rail system." . . .  read more

August Events


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Thu 3 - Association of Monterey Bay Conservatives: August Speaker Series featuring Lance Izumi and Erin Friday

Sat 5 - San Mateo County GOP: Belmont Meetup

Sat 5 - Lamorinda Republican Women Federated: Summer Fling Annual Boutique and Fashion show

Sat 5 - SVARW: Patriot Party Wine Tasting Gilroy

Tue 8 - Palo Alto RWF: August Luncheon featuring Kevin McGary

Tue 8 - Liberty Forum of Silicon Valley: 5th-gen Warfare - A Battlefield of Information and Perception featuring Dr. Robert Malone

Wed 9 - Mt Diablo Republican Club: Back to School Means Back to Brainwashing featuring Mike Arata

Sun 13 - Vin Kruttiventi for Congress: Pleasanton Campaign Kickoff

Thu 17 - Alameda County Republican Party, Tri-Valley Republicans and East Bay Republican Club: Congressman Kevin Kiley

Sat 19 - Santa Cruz Republican Party: Annual Family BBQ featuring Steve Hilton

Sun 20 - SVGOP and SPARC Annual Summer Picnic featuring Congressman John Duarte

Wed 23 - 2024 RNC Presidential Debate

Wed 23 - SFGOP: GOP Primary Presidential Debate Watch

Fri 25 - The Villages: Five Myths regarding elections in Santa Clara County featuring Shannon Bushey

Fri 25 - Kevin Kiley for Congress Pebble Beach Reception

Sat 26 - Alameda County Republican Party: Parents Know Your Rights!

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Save the Date

Mon Sep 4 - Alameda County Republican Party: Labor Day Picnic

Sat Sep 9 - East Bay Republican Club: Michael Shellenberger

Sat Sep 16 - SVARW: Stars and Stripes Celebration

Sat Sep 16 - Mt Diablo Republican Club: End of Summer Social

Fri Sep 29 - Sun Oct 1 - CAGOP Fall Convention - Anaheim


Fri Oct 13 - SFGOP: October Dinner featuring Tulsi Gabbard

Wed Oct 25 - SF Log Cabin Republicans: Top Shot Chris Cheng

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