Dear Chapter Applicant,
We are formerly known as “Californians for Trump“, set up in all 58 counties with a trained volunteer precinct force ready to take on Cruz during the primaries. Our leadership and volunteers were extensively used when the California Trump campaign came to our state, many of us as RNC Delegates and VIP’s at the Inauguration! A very exciting time since 90% of Trump supporters have never worked on a campaign! We are continuing that successful organization as “Californians for Making America Great Again,Inc.” (CA4MAGA). We continue to NOT be affiliated or endorsed by any political party or candidate (that would violate our nonprofit status). We are focused on the “ISSUES: that will make each of our communities “Great Again.”
A secondary purpose of our organization is to become a Californian Republican Party (CRP) charter- as a means to assist TRUMP’S PARTY and provide a base for our supporters not quite ready to fully become involved with their local republican party. As delegates to the party we want to help increase the “Trump Deplorables” in party politics. Our local chapters and state charter is open to ALL registered and decline-to-state voters (as “associates”), yet only the Republicans can vote during the meetings. The reasons for this new organization are as follows:
(A) Region 1 (North West) shall include the following counties: Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Sonoma, Napa, Lake, Solano, Trinity, and Yolo.
(B) Region 2 (North) shall include the following counties: Yuba, Butte, Sierra, Plumas, Lassen, Nevada, Shasta, Tehama, Glenn, Colusa, Sutter, Modoc, Siskiyou, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Alpine, and Calaveras.
(C) Region 3 (Bay Area) shall include the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Marin.
(D) Region 4 (Central Valley) shall include the following counties: Tulare, Kings, Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Tuolumne, Stanislaus, Merced, Kern, San Joaquin, and Sacramento.
(E) Region 5 (Central Coast) shall include the following counties: Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito.
(F) Region 6 (Los Angeles) shall include the following counties: Los Angeles.
(G) Region 7 (Inland Empire) shall include the following counties: Riverside, San Bernardino, Inyo, and Mono.
(H) Region 8 (South) shall include the following counties: San Diego, Imperial, and Orange.
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STEPS TO TAKE TO FORM YOUR LOCAL CHAPTER:
Below you will find a suggested Agenda to form your chapter. You will also find an example of the Minutes and the Bylaws for your local Chapter. This is the first step in forming a chapter (this is not the Bylaws or structure of the State Charter- that 21 page document is available on our state website to be produced soon).
Additional discussion on next steps and activities will be forth coming as Chapters are formally set up and our newsletter begins distribution. There are many volunteer leadership positions that each chapter may not initially fill. It is important to get individuals who are dedicated and treat the role as a serious one.
This is a list of Executive Board positions to be filled (elected) for each Chapter:
Once you have a Board, these APPOINTED (not elected) positions can be filled (this is a suggested list, your local Board can add/modify, etc) (Art IV. 2 Appointed Officers: The appointed officers (if any) shall be appointed by the President and confirmed by a two-thirds majority of the Board of Directors. The titles, duties, and terms of office for all appointed officers shall be specified by the Board):
III. Financials: One of the many reasons why a 501(c)4 is most attractive at this time is that we ARE allowed to carry on partisan (Republican) activities as long as it is not our PRIMARY function. Our focus is on MAGA advocacy, not party or candidate politics. A detailed training video will be given to the Chapter Treasurer and that individual may want to train the board and members. Here is a brief recap:
501(c)(4)sTax StatusTax-exempt; contributions to a 501(c)(4) are not generally tax deductibleRelated OrganizationsMay establish a 501(c)(3) and 527Lobbying ActivitiesNo limit on lobbying expenditures, including ballot measures and judicial nominationsPolitical ActivitiesMay carry on partisan political activities subject to federal and state campaign finance laws
Must be “secondary,” not “primary” purpose of the organization
May establish a 527 for political activities
May be taxed on political expenditures
Application for Tax- Exempt Status and Subsequent Reporting RequirementsIRS Form 1024; report annually on IRS Form 990; Form 1120- POL for political expendituresIRS Requirements for Disclosing the Non-Deductibility of Contributions on
For contributions, disclosure of non-deductibility required on all solicitations by writing, television, radio, or telephone (with limited exceptions)
For business expense deductions, may be required to disclose percentage of dues used for lobbying and political activities (with limited exceptions)
Public Disclosure of ContributorsNot required; disclose on Form 990 but not for public inspection; may be required for ballot measure activity or electoral activity
Please see the attached Forming Agenda, Minute Template, Membership Application, and Bylaws (found under “pages” or linked on the HOME page). If you have any questions, please let us know. A complete training video on “Forming your CA4MAGA Chapter” will be available in the next couple of days.
Thank you for helping CA to take the lead in supporting our President’s Agenda here in this state, and in so doing educating the public on what it means to be a United country with issues we can all agree on and support.
CA4MAGA, Inc. Founding President
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