PARA's MISSION :
To help support political candidates who are loyal CRA members, true conservatives, and who posses a clear understanding of what it means to have faith in Jesus Christ
PARA's VISION : To posses a greater political influence in Sacramento and in Washington D.C. for the residents in the 5th. Supervisorial District of Tulare County. To see a greater percentage of Tulare County's voters register as Republicans. And finally, to see Tulare County viewed, not as the swing vote in each election cycle, but to see it viewed as the Conservative Mooring of the great state of California.
PARA's GOALS : To educate the local voters on the issues and the candidates. To increase voter turn out to win more elections. To increase PARA's membership. And lastly, to increase participation from local Congregations, "Faith-Based" Coalitions, and from other non-profit conservative organizations.
PARA's AUTHORITY : PARA is affiliated with the CRA, "California Republican Assembly." Our area of authority is limited to the 5th. Supervisorial District in Tulare County. Permission to freely act as a Republican organization is derived solely from our affliation with the CRA and not from any other organization or committee. We were first chartered in 1961 under the name "Porterville Republican Assembly" and re-charterd in 1999 as "Porterville Area Republican Assembly". We are classified by the IRS as a (political SS-4) non-profit organization ( EIN # 77-0521897 ) and have authorization to receive donations from individuals, campaigns and other organizations.
PARA's MEMBERSHIP : Porterville Area Republican Assembly is a membership organization. General membership is $25.00 per year. Associate membership is $30.00 per year. Participation defines the difference between the two types of membership. Entrance is accomplished by filling out an application. Acceptance is finalized by the Board of Directors.