News Release

January 23 SPARC Dinner
UC Berkeley Student Senator Isabelle Chow Stands Her Ground

Los Altos Hills, California:  The South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) will hold their January Dinner at the Fremont Hills Country Club on Tuesday, January 23, 2019. 

Isabella Chow has suffered the wrath of intolerant student groups who called for her resignation after she abstained on a vote to denounce a rumored Trump Administration memo relating to the definition of gender. Elected as a Senator to the 20-member nonpartisan Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) at UC Berkeley, she refused to resign and continues to maintain her deeply held views under intense pressure.

Isabella Chow grew up in San Jose and is currently a Junior at UC Berkeley with a double major in business and music. 

The ASUC Senate has a 28-member staff with an annual governing board budget of $1.5 million. Chow’s office is also developing BearCrawl, a campus-wide club recruitment portal. She represents the Christian and publications/media communities and is actively involved with Ark Ministries & Unity in Christ. She was previously involved with the ASUC Publications and Media Board, the Berkeley Political Review, and American Enterprise Institute’s Executive Council, although some of those roles have been taken away from her due to her challenge to the politically correct views on campus.

The event is open to the public and tickets may be purchased at

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The South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) is affiliated with the California Congress of Republicans, a chartered organization of the California Republican Party. Our regional focus is San Mateo and Santa Clara counties and we attract members and speakers from all over the Bay Area region. SPARC hosts a dozen events a year that are open to the general public. SPARC was founded in the year 2000 and has been built on the historic Republican principles of limited government, low taxes, and a strong national defense. As a group, we work to extend our support for Republican candidates who will work at all levels to help make these goals come true. Link to SPARC Logo