Founded in 2001, the Hollywood Congress of Republicans (HCR) is a grass-roots political organization which is a chapter of the California Congress of Republicans, a permanently chartered organization of the California Republican Party. HCR is built upon the shared Republican principles of individual liberty, genuine economic opportunities and leadership in world freedom.
HCR’s Primary Purpose Is:
To further the Republican Party, its philosophy (below) and the election of Republicans. To promote these principles from, and within the entertainment community.
HCR’s Objectives Are:
To maintain a professional networking community of Republicans in the entertainment industry (and/or supportive thereof)
To discuss and work on common problems and goals within the Industry, both professionally and politically.
To be an effective Republican grass-roots volunteer political organization.
To be an influential political force for constructive action to preserve and protect responsible constitutional government, and to preserve honesty and integrity in California Republicanism.
To educate members and the public at large through workshops, speakers and study groups regarding pending legislation; regarding candidates for public office; and regarding important issues of the day.
To help Republican candidates through pre-primary endorsement; by fund-raising and selective support; and by serving as officers, members and leaders in other organizations.
To increase Republican registration and voter turn-out of all registered Republicans.
To encourage qualified Republicans to seek public office by assisting them to appear before groups to become well-known and to become elected.
To take part in local government and in precinct organization.
To promote unity, effectiveness and loyalty among all Republican groups.
What Republicans Believe
I believe that the proper function of government is to do for the people those things that have to be done but cannot be done, or cannot be done as well by individuals, and that the most effective government is government closest to the people.
I believe that good government is based on the individual and that each person’s ability, dignity, freedom and responsibility must be honored and recognized.
I believe that free enterprise and the encouragement of individual initiative and incentive have given this nation an economic system second to none.
I believe that sound money policy should be our goal.
I believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all.
I believe we must retain those principles worth retaining, yet always be receptive to new ideas with an outlook broad enough to accommodate thoughtful change and varying points of view.
I believe that Americans value and should preserve their feeling of national strength and pride, and at the same time share with people everywhere a desire for peace and freedom and the extension of human rights throughout the world.
Finally, I believe that the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.