Dear Chapter Applicant,
Thank you for stepping up to take a stand in support of those MAGA issues and their need to be implemented here in CA. We are focused on the “ISSUES: that will make each of our communities “Great Again." CA4MAGA is registered with the Federal Elections Commission, the Fair Political Practices Board, and the Secretary of State.
Our political organization strives to be that unified voice in California of those who support the MAGA agenda. Our local chapters and state organization charter is open to ALL registered and decline-to-state voters (as “associates”), yet only the Republicans can vote during the meetings. Some additional reasons for our organization are as follows:
- Provide that "club" or support unit for MAGA Supporters .
- Work with elected officials providing positive support, education, and advocacy as needed at town halls, during legislation, and other opportunities to be the voice of support for MAGA issues.
- Providing voter education and training supporting the MAGA policy advocacy
- We are open to ALL registered voters (non-Republicans are “associate” members) to increase broad participation.
I. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE:
- CA4MAGA requires at least ten (10) registered Republican members to form a chapter, less than that is a non-voting "Associate Chapter."
- In addition, CA4MAGA's goal is to be in at least ten (10) counties, with at least three (3) of these chapters recognized as a “Local Charter” by the county Republican Party.
- CA4MAGA wants to maintain a membership base of at least 200 persons statewide.
- CA4MAGA's goal is to have at least one chapter in three of the eight regions:
(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.
II. HOW TO FORM A COUNTY 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
- Each Chapter will have its own page on the state website (https://ca4maga.org/ )
- This online New Member Application is CONFIDENTIAL and is not to be made public. Members need to fill this out before they can vote.
- Annual Membership cost $25 for each person (unless this is a hardship, or College student) and members must be over 18. Dues help to ensure the member is serious and is vested into being an active participant in the group (Chapters keep $10 for each membership paid). A second member of the household, and each additional, are $10 each (chapters keep $4). You can pay online, or mail, or give to your local chapter.(chapters fill out Deposit Request Form) PAYPAL LINK
- Associate Members (not registered Republicans, or under the age of 18) also pay $25.
- Donations and membership dues are NOT tax deductible. Checks can be made out to “CA4MAGA or Californians for Making America Great Again”. If cash is given, please give a receipt.
- Names and addresses need to be VERIFIED of each membership, and this again is confidential.There is a roster for each new chapter as part of their secured online organization. This roster is updated and added to each meeting Minutes (include name and date a member).
- Minutes and the Attached Agenda need to be copied for your records and sent to the State Executive Chairman or attached to the online file system.
- 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. Officers are needed to have a working chapter:
This is a list of Executive Board positions to be filled (elected) for each Chapter:
- Vice President
- Immediate Past President (not filled at this initial formation stage)
LIST OF ADDITIONAL POSITIONS: 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):
- Data Manager (provides research, polls, and voter statistical reports for the local and state, may assist Secretary with membership database);
- Volunteer/Membership Coordinator: (Works closely with Data Manager in processing new volunteers, updating volunteer contact, and position(s) within the campaign; Effective processing of volunteers includes gaining an interest level of a volunteer, and explaining all the various positions and committees available, including processing into a “coalition” if applicable; outreach to gain new volunteers, and coordinating with outreach liaisons in various coalitions and committees.)
- Office Manager: (when applicable: Administrative Assistant/support of the volunteers’ efforts for a successful organization [i.e. arranges to furnish it with office equipment, supplies, and furniture; arranges installation of phone and internet service, etc.]. Maintains a binder of contacts for all aspects of the chapter and state charter organization including numbers to refer to media, legal, security, fundraising, etc. Maintains refreshments and provides support for incentive programs for volunteers).
- Collateral/Fund Raising Manager: (Works closely with both Office Manager and Treasurer; Liaisons with state level Fund Raising Director. Includes supplies to identity members of chapter. Maintains and documents inventory control and work, including in-kind donations)
- Phone Banking/Lobbying App Lead: Trains phone and Lobbying Application Volunteers on script at office or home. Works Closely with Social Media and Print Media Managers
- Social Media Manager: (May also be Print Media Manager. Responsible for maintaining and administering content of County Social Media presence in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Ensures fidelity including volunteer recruitment, event postings, and relevance of content, and vetting of social media members. Organizes a Social Media committee to post online comments with local and state media, elected officials websites and social media platforms, etc. Eliminates Fake and/or irrelevant news; Works closely with Regional Media Team and takes direction from Chapter President, Regional Field Director, and State Charter Media contact.
- Print Media Manager (May also be Social Media Manager. Organizes volunteer committee into writing letters to the editor, local elected officials, and email newsletters to the chapter members.)
- Events Coordinator (Fairs/Booths) (Responsible for monthly calendar of events approved by the Chapter well in advance that supports and promotes a positive advocacy of the MAGA messaging in local neighborhoods. This includes Voter Registration Tabling, Flash Rallies, and volunteer recruitment.)
- Voter Integrity/Registration Trainer: (Trains Volunteers interested in setting up Voter Registration Tables and Integrity Training in their cities. Helps “Tablers” to secure locations that are densely populated. Provides samples of documents, etc.)
- Government Affairs: (Tracks bills and legislation relating to MAGA Advocacy, helps coordinate and promote local initiatives and recall referendums, may do outreach workshops on FakeNews identification, and education reform issues [videos available from Charter])
III. Financials: One of the many reasons why a 501(c)4 is most attractive 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.
501(c)(4)sTax StatusTax-exempt; contributions to a 501(c)(4) are not generally tax deductible We may carry on partisan political activities subject to federal and state campaign finance laws but must be secondary, not primary.
Application for Tax- Exempt Status and Subsequent Reporting Requirements: IRS Form 1024; report annually on IRS Form 990; Form 1120- POL for political expenditures, IRS Requirements for Disclosing the Non-Deductibility of Contributions on Fundraising Solicitations
For contributions, disclosure of non-deductibility required on all solicitations by writing, television, radio, or telephone (with limited exceptions)
The public disclosure of Contributors Not required; disclose on Form 990 but not for public inspection; may be required for ballot measure activity or electoral activity
Thank you for helping CA to take the lead in supporting Make America Great Again Agenda here in this state, and in so doing educating the public on what it means to be a unified, positive, and with a vision to better our world for wall.
CA4MAGA, Inc. Founding President