E M B E R March 2011
In this Issue: 3 4
CR Trip to the Gun Range
Advancing the Conservative Agenda 5
Womenâ€™s Congressional Dinner 6
CR Nationals Day
James Reed: Waving The Conservative Banner Across Campus
CR Trip to the Gilbert Indoor Shooting Range
Advancing the Conservative Agenda
CR debaters Moses and Dave discuss the unconstitutionality of Obamacare with the College Democrats.
Will Frey, Adam Savader, Chris Wassman, and Jon Carfagno call DC voters for Pat Mara.
Joanna Rodriguez and Will Frey debate CDs on immigration, health care, abortion, and education.
Womenâ€™s Congressional Dinner
On March 31st, CRs hosted Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, and GW alumna Steffanie Burgevin, a founding member of GWCRs in the 1960s, in West Hall for our first Congressional Womenâ€™s Event. The event commemorated conservative women and their contributions as lawmakers in Congress.
College Republicans Nationals Day
Conservative Perspective Waving The Conservative Banner Across Campus James Reed, Class of 2013 Over the last year, I have been afforded many unforgettable opportunities to promote the conservative cause at GW and on Capitol Hill. Washington is home to many prominent politicians and I am proud to say I have heard many of them, from all parts of the political spectrum, speak across town and specifically to our university. The GW CRs have hosted a number of notable conservative pundits, office holders, and candidates such as Karl Rove, Tim Pawlenty, and Newt Gingrich and for that I am grateful. Having the opportunities to share my ambitions and discuss relevant political issues with many influential persons will be one of my most fondest memories from my undergraduate years here at George Washington University.
especially since our university is known for its liberal bias. "College Republicans are a vital force in conservative politics. You are the vanguard of the Republican Party. I know that the strength of young people's support for our Party will ensure the continued success of Republican goals as you begin to assume leadership roles in the Party and in our Nation." -Ronald Reagan, to the College Republican National Committee on June 2, 1987.
I believe wholeheartedly that, despite bringing in these high profile speakers, our organization can make more of an effort appealing to the broad scope of factions within the Republican Party. Steffanie Burgevin, a co-founder of the modern-day College Republicans chapter at GW, said at a recent CR event that the Republican Party is an “umbrella” of ideologies. This idea, in my belief, should be embraced and applied to the speakers we bring to speak to our organization. As I have mentioned a few of this year’s speakers, it is to my regret that I cannot say our organization has had a speaker that represents a liberal conservative view or someone who has challenged our core platform. I, by no means, consider myself a liberal Republican, Rockefeller Republican, or progressive Republican. But the fact of the matter is the College Republicans organization was designed to be national recruiting tool for the Republican Party. It is imperative for the success of our party and for the success in future elections that we appeal to this liberal faction,
The views and opinions expressed in the CR Monthly are not necessarily those of the GW College Republicans, the College Republican National Committee, or The George Washington University.
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