Upcoming events

Regularly scheduled meetings:

CVTP Action Night: 1st Thursday of the month in Fresno
Bakersfield: 4th Thursday of the month
Farmersville: 1st Thursday of the month
Fresno: Every Tuesday
Hanford: 2nd Thursday of the month
Madera: 3rd Tuesday of the month
Mariposa: 3rd Saturday of the month
Oakhurst: 2nd Thursday of the month
Porterville: 2nd Monday of the month
Prather: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month
Reedley: 3rd Tuesday of the month
Tulare: 3rd Thursday of the month
See the Local Chapters and Meetings page or links above for more information.

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Coalition of Energy Users Energy Forum

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 06:00 PM

The Coalition of Energy Users will be presenting a forum on energy.

Speakers are topics are:

  • Dr. Leslie Howell, Mount Zion Assemblies: Uniting communities for economic development
  • David Marks, CSU Stanislaus Adjunct Professor: Understanding the science that makes affordable energy possible
  • John McDonald, Silego Technology: Powering the high tech jobs of tomorrow
  • Betty Plowman, California Construction Trucking Association: Why gas prices go up and what you can do about it
  • Pastor Bruce Rivers, Mount Moriah First Baptist Church: How you can make yourself heard for good jobs

There will be a pre-event mixer at 5:30. Please RSVP at CEU's website. People who RSVP will be entered in a drawing to receive a gas card.

Small Business ADA Lawsuit Abuse Workshop & Townhall

Thursday, February 05, 2015 at 01:30 PM

Senator Tom Berryhill and Assemblymember Kristen Olsen will hold a townhall to address the growing problem of people abusing the ADA to get money from small businesses.

Call Tom Berryhill's office to RSVP.

Berryhill's webpage

Olsen's webpage

February 2015 Action Night

Thursday, February 05, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fresno, CA

Stephen Frank will be our keynote speaker.

He is a long time political activist and human rights activist (Freedom is a human right), and a foodie—devotee to The Food Network.

  • Born in 1946 in The Bronx, New York
  • Graduated from Los Angeles HS and LA City College
  • Served in Viet Nam, First Infantry Division
  • Received his B.S. from the University of Redlands
  • Married for 42 years to my wife Leslie, an educator.
  • He and his wife have two daughters, Emily 35, a graduate from UC Davis Law School and Amy 35, received her MBA from Pepperdine; and three granddaughters.
  • Publisher of California Political News and Views (capoliticalreview.com)
  • Guest 6-9 times per week on talk radio
  • Political background

Political activism experience:

  • Past California Republican Party Parliamentarian (four terms)
  • Past President, California Republican Assembly
  • Past First Assistant Secretary, California Republican Party
  • Founder, National Federation of Republican Assemblies
  • Member, 1971 White House Conference on Youth
  • Member, Youth Advisory Committee on Selective Service (1969-1971)
  • He has worked with numerous D.C. based organizations including Americans for Tax Reform, NRA, pro-life groups, and many of the supporting groups of CPAC.


  • Active in numerous campaigns and causes over 50 years
  • Nixon in 1960
  • Nixon for Governor Speaker Bureau in 1962
  • Goldwater for President 1964
  • Reagan for Governor 1966
  • State chairman Youth for Nixon, September 1968 to November 1968
  • Reagan for President 1976, 1980
  • 1980 member of California Electoral College
  • 2001-2 Deputy Political Director, Simon for Governor (CA)
  • 2004 California Delegate to Republican National Convention
  • 2004 Senior Adviser, Jones for US Senate (CA)
  • 2005 Advisor to California Republican Party for Special Election
  • 2007-8 California Coalitions Director, Giuliani for President

Political Actions—Current

  • Advise campaigns and causes on “Netroots”, the use of the Internet for building the base, moving the message, broadening the reach of phone banks and voter contact, etc.  Promotion of ground support efforts.  
  • Development of volunteer organizations in support of candidates and causes, including creating coalitions
  • Working with People of Faith in support of candidates and causes
  • Advise candidates on local political issues, leadership and potential support

Community and charity

  • Past President, Girl Scout Councils of California (4 years)
  • Member of Board (past) Los Angeles Girl Scout Council (5 years)
  • Past President of Board, Travelers Aid Society of Los Angeles (4 years)
  • Past member of Board, American Heart Society of Simi Valley/Moorpark (2 years)
  • President Simi Valley Neighborhood Council (2 years)
  • Volunteer speech and debate coach, Royal High School, Simi Valley (3 years)

Developer of POW/MIA bracelet with Bob Dornan—worked 7 years full time on behalf of prisoners and those missing in action.  Including organizing of offices in over 100 US cities, creating collateral material, doing radio and TV appearances nation wide and negotiating with the North Viet Namese, Viet Cong, Khmer Rouge Pathet Lao in Europe and Asia on behalf of the families of the POWs and MIAs.