California Republican Party Platform Summary

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PREAMBLE
The California Republican Party envisions a vibrant, prosperous and safe California defined by a robust world-class economy, strong and healthy families, and reformed and responsive state and local governments that serve all people while protecting individual liberties as enshrined in the US Constitution. As the party of Abraham Lincoln, we believe in dignity and equality for all.
We support:
Choice and excellence in education for all Californians
The safety and well-being of all California residents, including freedom of choice for health care
Economic policies that promote economic growth and innovation, leading to increased affordability
A reformed system of taxation that maintains and improves infrastructure and public safety while reducing the burden on working families, homeowners and older Californians
Favorable environmental policies that supports California’s farmers and ranchers
Election integrity and ethical government
We are boldly confident about California’s future and hold dearly all that is good about California’s people.
The following detailed platform appears in alphabetical order.

AFFORDABILITY
Republicans are committed to making California more affordable for everyone.

AGRICULTURE
Agriculture, California’s leading industry, exemplifies the free market at work.

CONDEMNATION OF RACISM AND ACTS OF VIOLENCE
The California Republican Party condemns racism, xenophobia, religious intolerance, ethnic nationalism and white supremacy as antithetical to the fundamental values of the United States of America, and the Republican Party also condemns acts of violence committed in the name of racism, xenophobia, religious intolerance, ethnic nationalism or white supremacy.

CRIME AND JUSTICE
The California Republican Party believes one of the most fundamental duties of government is to keep its citizens safe by enforcing laws in a fair, just, and efficient manner.

EDUCATION
Every child in California is entitled to a first-class education.

ELECTION INTEGRITY
We support efforts to ensure that all qualified citizens may easily register and vote, including the elderly, the handicapped and military personnel.

THE ENVIRONMENT
The California Republican Party believes in long-term responsible stewardship of California’s bountiful natural resources for future generations.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
The Republican Party is the historic party of equal opportunity.

ETHICS BY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
We believe that public service is a trust—one of the highest callings to which any man or woman may aspire.

FAMILY
The California Republican Party affirms the family as the natural and indispensable institution for human development.

FEDERALISM
We believe that local or state governments should resolve political matters unless the United States Constitution expressly reserves such matters for the federal government.

GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY
We support an open and transparent government that is accessible to all people that it represents.

HEALTHCARE
The California Republican Party believes that the United States health care system delivers the finest medical care in the world. We support the concept of freedom of choice in health care.

HOUSING
Owning a home has always been the American dream, but for many Californians, this dream is out of reach. The cost of rent has also risen to a point that private housing in general is not affordable for many California residents.

IMMIGRATION
Our history is a story of immigrants. The California Republican Party welcomes and values each and every legal immigrant.

THE LITIGATION CRISIS
Justice is an American virtue. To make justice available to every person, we support legal innovations such as arbitration, mediation, and reasonable limitations on unnecessary discovery and motion practice.

NATIONAL DEFENSE
The California Republican Party stands for a strong national defense.

OUR HISTORIC AND ONGOING SUPPORT FOR PROPOSITION 13
We acknowledge that Proposition 13 has saved residential and commercial property owners hundreds of billions of dollars since it was approved.

PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS
We stand for the principle that condemnation and government restriction on private property must only occur for public use.

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
The California Republican Party respects each person’s individual conscience and is a strong proponent of religious liberty for all.

THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
The United States Constitution guarantees the right of its citizenry to keep and bear arms.

THE RIGHT TO LIFE
The California Republican Party is the party that protects innocent life because we believe life begins at conception and ends at natural death.

SENIOR CALIFORNIANS
We are committed to protecting the lives and resources of Senior Californians.

TAXES AND GOVERNMENT SPENDING
The California Republican Party is the party of balanced budgets, limited government, and fiscal responsibility.

VETERANS AFFAIRS
We are free because of those who have answered the call to serve.

WATER
The California Republican Party believes that water is California’s lifeline and additional efforts must be made to protect and increase water supply to support a thriving economy.

CONCLUSION
The California Republican Party recognizes the truth: Government is meant to serve the people. As such, government is solemnly charged with the responsibility to craft long-term solutions rather than short-term fixes. We pledge to hold our government responsible for securing the safety of our families, for expanding our world-class economy, and for promoting fairness and justice for every Californian.

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