Monday, September 14, 2009

UW College Republicans Seek New Direction

Several things come to mind when I think about a new school year: new books, new professors, new shoes, new roommates. This year, however, I thought about new leadership within the College Republicans. The election of senior Crystal Lee as chair of the College Republicans has brought about several emotions within the organization; some negative but mostly positive. This year is going to be a fresh start as the College Republicans try to regain a center-right focus and shift towards the national mainstream republican party.

Our executive board as a whole has agreed, as Stephen Duerst - PR chair - has outlined in an article for the Daily Cardinal:

"The College Republicans have also agreed to shift the political focus away from social issues that were predominantly highlighted in the past by the organization to an agenda that generates more awareness about the current economic issues facing the U.S. The Executive Board has agreed that now, more than ever, students need to be aware of fiscally responsible ideas and why they are a better fit for the nation." View the full article here

I know I speak for more than myself in saying that we are all very excited for the new direction the College Republicans are taking. This is going to be a great year for all conservatives, as well as republicans on this campus!

Wisconsin Republicans Ready for 2010

In a recent opinion article by Chair Crystal Lee, and Public Relations Chair Stephen Duerst discussed the new direction that the College Republicans will be taking this year. The two discuss the current political climate as well as what direction the state is heading as the 2010 gubernatorial race unfolds.

"Using the recent trend of advocating “change” in government, the UW College Republicans support a complete change of administration at the state Capitol. Without a Democratic incumbent in the 2010 race, the race is wide-open for qualified Republican candidates to inherit and remedy Doyle’s tradition of fiscal irresponsibility and lack of accountability. Republicans will bring transparency and responsible spending back to the state while improving the quality of governance in Wisconsin."

Read the rest of the article here

CR Welcome Week

Thank you to everyone who helped make our first week back a success!

We had a great turnout at the student org fair, and it was great to see so many new faces at our kick-off BBQ.

Also, thank you for everyone who came to set up the 9/11 memorial at 5 am and also to those who were able to join us for the memorial that evening.

This year has definitely started with a bang, but we need to keep the momentum going!

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Students honor 9/11 victims from The Badger Herald on Vimeo.