The Conservative Patriots of Orange County (CPOC) is a new, locally-focused organization that was chartered Oct. 12, 2021 as a completely autonomous 527 political not-for-profit entity. It emerged from the recent dissolution of the Orange Republican Women Federated (ORWF), which served this area’s Republican Party interests for many decades.
CPOC held its first official event and fundraiser, the Fantasy of Trees, Dec. 4, 2021. It was a huge success in every way. Everyone had so much fun. We had hoped for 120 attendees, but had over 185. We collected over 170 new toys, plus $100 in gift cards for the children of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15 MEU) that we support. Please, see pictures in this premiere edition of the Conservative Chronicles. We raised enough money to operate for the coming year. We are so grateful to the generous attendees for that.
We also bid farewell to our brave leader, the founding president of CPOC, Andrea Krupka, as she stepped down after leading us through dissolution and establishment of a more grassroots-responsive, inclusive and action-oriented organization. She left big shoes to fill.
CPOC is different in a number of ways. Membership is open to both men and women. CPOC is non-partisan, which means it welcomes those who identify as independents, no party preference and Libertarians, in addition to Republicans, so long as they adhere to the values and principles of our nation’s founding as contained in the Constitution of the United States of America. At its core, CPOC supports limited government, local control, sound fiscal management, the free market and holding elected officials accountable.
Please take note of the graph below. It was pulled from the Orange County Registrar of Voter’s website. The Republican Party could not even deliver Orange County for the recall of Gavin Newsom last November. Those of us who cherish our country must all work together to restore her. There is a lot of work to be done, right here in our own backyard. It will be up to patriot groups like CPOC, where pursuing sound public policy — not raising campaign dollars to line the pockets of insiders — is the driving factor. Encourage like-minded friends, neighbors and family to join our effort because where there are many hands, the load is light.
May God bless you and keep you securely in the palm of His hand today and throughout 2022.