Sunday, April 10, 2005

WE Moved!

We just revamped the main YR website to include a fully-integrated blog. Therefore, we will no longer be using this website for any blogging activity. Please come see our new site with our great new blog - and more!

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

NYYRC NEWS and EVENTS 3/21/2005

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Herb London, President of the Hudson Institute and former candidate for NYC Mayor, NYS Comptroller and NYS Governor. Dr London, who recently stepped down from the John M. Olin chair at NYU, was in one of the closest state-wide races in NY history in 1994 when, running for State Comptroller, he lost the election by a mere 1%.

Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Place: Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmens Club
283 Lexington Ave (bet 36th & 37th St), 2nd Floor
Admission: Members - FREE, Non Members - $5, F/T Students - $2.

Please join us for drinks after every meeting in the backroom at Saga, on Lex and 39th.

Schedule of Upcoming Speakers:
May 12, 2005 - TBA


FROM THE CONGRESS OF RACIAL EQUALITY (CORE)

This Week on "The CORE Hour"
Joining us this week will be Ms. June Arunga, activist, law student, and director of youth education at the Inter Region Economic Network, a think tank in Nairobi, Kenya. Ms. Arunga will discuss the pro-choice approach to public policy issues in Africa and talk about "The Devil's Footpath", a BBC documentary she produced regarding economic development, political turmoil, and human rights in Africa. Please select the following to learn more.
[BBC, A World Connected, Atlas USA]

Also joining us is Mr. David Palmer, civil rights advocate, to discuss the struggle of civil rights from the 60's to the present. We will also hear about the classic 1963 civil rights movement, The March on Washington, of which Mr. Palmer was a Marshall.

Tuesdays
3-4PM EST - RightTalk.com
Call-in Line: 1-866-884-TALK (8255)

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

NYYRC NEWS and EVENTS 2/21/2005

Our speaker will be Stephen J. Milloy, the publisher of

JunkScience.com. As the name implies, JunkScience.com debunks the faulty scientific data and analysis used by special interest groups to advance, and often hide, their true agendas. Some of Mr. Milloy's favorite targets include the sensationalist media, personal injury lawyers, enviromental extremists, gun control advocates, the "food police", and goverment regulators, to name a few.

Mr. Milloy is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and a columnist for FoxNews.com and the New York Sun. Milloy was also a member of the judging panel for the 2004 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Journalism Awards: Online Category. In addition to writing hundreds of columns and articles published in newspapers and online, Mr. Milloy is the author of several books including his most recent, Junk Science Judo: Against Health Scares and Scams.

Mr. Milloy will share with us the good, the bad, and the ugly of the world of junk science, and how it has influenced public perception and national policy.

In order to speed the check-in process, please rsvp in advance to info@nycyr.org with "RSVP STEPHEN MILLOY" in the subject. Please include your FULL name and contact information.

Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Place: Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmens Club
283 Lexington Ave (bet 36th & 37th St), 2nd Floor
Admission: Members - FREE, Non Members - $5, F/T Students - $2.

Please join us for drinks after every meeting in the backroom at Saga, on Lex and 39th.

Schedule of Upcoming Speakers:
April 14, 2005 - TBA

From the NY Sun, February 7, 2005:

"JELLY BEANS AND ANCHORMEN The New York Young Republican Club hosted a birthday celebration and awards ceremony in honor of President Reagan at Scopa on Madison Avenue last week. The late president's birthday was on Sunday. The president of the Center for Security Policy, Frank Gaffney, received the Peace Through Strength Award; the founder of the Guardian Angels, Curtis Sliwa,received the Shining City on a Hill Award, and MSNBC television host Joe Scarborough received the Great Communicator award..."

To read the rest of the story,

click here!

FROM THE CONGRESS OF RACIAL EQUALITY (CORE)
This Week on "The CORE Hour"
Tuesdays
3-4PM EST -

RightTalk.com
Call-in Line: 1-866-884-TALK

Politics 101...

On Thursday, February 24th, Brainwashing 101 will be shown at Fordham Law School on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The screening will be held at 6:00PM in the McNally Amphitheater at 140 West 62nd Street (between Columbus & Amsterdam).

A question-and-answer session with director Evan Coyne Maloney will follow the screening. All are welcome and admission is free.





Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Joseph Skelly on Iraq

Joseph Skelly, a NYYRC Board of Advisors member now serving in Iraq, wrote the following article for National Review on the elections in Iraq.

We Will Never Forget This Day


Election day in Iraq.



By Joseph Morrison Skelly

Baghdad, Iraq — A few weeks ago the election season opened with a bang in Baquba, a city of 280,000 people located on the eastern edge of the Sunni Triangle. On the evening of January 16th several mortars suddenly slammed into our Army compound, known as the CMOC, or Civil-Military Operations Center. After seeing the blue flashes of exploding shells outside the window of the small, cement, Iraqi-style bungalow we were working in, and being covered by a thin film of dust that filtered down from the ceiling, my fellow soldiers and I said, "Phew, those were CLOSE!" We immediately knew the terrorists in town were sending a message, firing a shot across the bow of the impending elections.



The shells might as well have been duds. We were not intimidated, nor were citizens across this city cowed by similar attacks aimed at them. The election schedule moved inexorably forward. People registered to vote; parties issued their lists of candidates; their workers plastered colorful posters on walls and buildings in the markets; and politicians appeared on television and radio. We were not expecting perfection — even the American electoral system occasionally has flaws — but "free and fair" elections, which is the international standard. Such an outcome would mark the first step on the long road to political and moral recovery in the region.


On Sunday, January 30 I awoke early, at 2:30 A.M. In 90 minutes I would head out on a series of missions to support the elections with soldiers from my own unit, the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, and the 1/6 Artillery Battalion of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the First Infantry Division, all based at the CMOC and nearby Forward Operating Base Gabe. We knew we would be out all day and well into the evening. As we prepared for the tasks ahead, Major Ben Conboy, the commanding officer of the CMOC, and I could hear the sound of gunfire and a series of explosions detonating across the city — stray mortars, IEDs, and RPGs. When we walked outside, bright red tracer rounds streaked across the night sky several hundred yards to the south. Ominous signs. The terrorists were active. They were trying to broadcast an early warning to the people of Baquba: "Stay away from the polls today." Once again, they would not succeed.

Our convoy of Humvees pulled out of the CMOC at 4:00 A.M. (they are up-armored, by the way, and secured by bristling machine guns, thanks to the diligent efforts of American workers who are putting in numerous overtime hours to provide us with the best military equipment in the world). We joined up with four heavily armored Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles. We first provided outer-cordon security for the delivery of ballots to several polling sites. (What struck me was that they were all schools, like in the United States). We proceeded to other locations. The Iraqi security forces guarding the election sites caught our attention. We noticed a subtle change in their posture: They were more engaged, confident, and tactically proficient. They sensed what was at stake.

At approximately 6:30 A.M. reports came in of an attack on the police station at Mufrek Circle, a regular target of the terrorists located three miles west of the CMOC. It had tactical significance for them on this day. With several polling sites in the immediate vicinity, they hoped to frighten off voters. We had a different point to communicate. Our convoy headed straight for Mufrek. The menacing sound of the approaching Bradleys at the front proved to be an effective weapon in itself: by the time we rolled up on the Circle, the insurgents had fled. They knew they were no match for American firepower. The message of Iraqi and Coalition Forces — it would be safe to vote — started to gain traction, like the tracks of the Bradleys gripping the streets of Baquba.

The polls officially opened at 7:00 A.M. The first few sites we observed were relatively quiet at this early hour. Still, there were signs of hope. Workers for the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq (IECI) proudly displayed their official badges and armbands. At a polling station in Old Baquba, several people were already lined up outside, while the workers inside made their final preparations. Half of these Iraqis were women. As we drove through the streets, many people peered tentatively from their doorways. In a neighborhood called Al-Huwaydir, near the Diyala River, a man dressed in his finest suit of clothes proudly walked past us to vote. His quiet dignity was moving.

Over the next few hours the terrorists continued to test the mettle of the Iraqi security forces and American troops, with scattered IEDs and small arms fire. They went for broke in an area called Buhriz, launching a concentrated attack on an American convoy and a nearby school. They failed miserably when several artillery rounds crashed onto their position and a Quick Reaction Force raced to the area and reasserted control. By 11:30 A.M. the insurgents across the city had been crushed.

Meanwhile, radio and television stations working out of the Diyala media center were encouraging people to go out and cast their ballots. In neighborhood after neighborhood residents started to vote with their feet, walking to the polls since vehicular traffic had been banned. For the next several hours we witnessed a steady increase in activity. Streets started to fill with people. The weather warmed up, it was like an early spring day in the United States. Children played soccer and other games. At 3:00 P.M. we revisited the election site in Old Baquba. A constant stream of people arrived at the school. They were searched by the Iraqi police and then went inside to vote. They emerged triumphant, people of all ages, young and old, men and women, some in traditional garb, others in secular dress. Many who walked by smiled at us. Several proudly held up their ink-stained index fingers, a new badge of honor, a finger in the eye of the terrorists, a symbol of Iraqi freedom.

After dark we set out for Al-Huwaydir to provide outside-perimeter security as the polling site closed. We traveled along one dark road with a canal to our right, surrounded by a palm grove. We turned left up a narrow street towards the village. Two of the four Bradleys in our convoy remained at the intersection, guarding the approach to Al-Huwaydir. We drove up to some concrete Jersey barriers several hundred yards away and pushed them to the side so another convoy with IECI workers that was due to arrive within minutes could get right to the polling station and load the ballot boxes. A mortar impacted a few hundred yards away. The two Bradleys with us squeezed off rounds into the darkness. We completed the task, and proceeded to drive back down to the canal.

Within minutes we heard the sudden explosion of an IED coming from the direction of the intersection. Urgent voices crackled on the radio. Terrorists lurking in the palm groves had just fired off several RPGs at the approaching IECI convoy. We sped up. One hundred yards from the canal road we veered slightly to the left to make room for the convoy as it turned up the narrow street towards us. The two Bradleys standing guard opened up, sending rounds of their .25mm main guns into the palm groves, snapping off branches, and breaking the back of the terrorists' last stand. We watched through the intersection as tracers ripped across the road. Once the firing halted, our vehicles rolled down and to the right, and took up positions along the canal. Troops fired illumination rounds over the palm trees, and night turned to day. There was no sign of the terrorists. They had been pushed further back into the putrid swamps from which they had crawled. How their cowardness contrasted with the decent people of Al-Huwaydir, who had cast their votes in large numbers. Up the road the IECI workers collected several thousand ballots, which are now being counted.


As reports come in, the voting rate is being pegged at somewhere between 60 percent and 70 percent. Whatever the exact figure turns out to be, it is 100 percent more people than were ever able to vote in a legitimate democratic election during Saddam Hussein's regime. One Iraqi friend described to me how Baathist officials would force people to polling sites in Saddam's sham elections. No more. On election day, freedom was on the ballot in Iraq. The people voted unanimously for it. Operation Iraqi Freedom is one step closer to reality. America and its allies are safer today. This election is in our national security interests. A democratic Iraqi will not support terrorist organizations nor pose a threat to its neighbors. The road ahead will still be long and difficult, there is no doubt about that, but we have passed a critical milestone.

In Baghdad, Prime Minister Allawi said, "The terrorists were defeated in Iraq." This is true. The Iraqis who voted in droves have dealt them a serious blow. In Baquba, the people know they are the ultimate winners. The word in the markets today, according to a friend, is "Down with the mujahadeen." Another colleague from Baquba put it best: "Thanks to Coalition Forces, we will never forget this day."


Joseph Morrison Skelly, a college professor in New York City, is serving in Iraq with the 411th Civil Affairs Army Reserve Battalion in support of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Infantry Division.

NYYRC NEWS and EVENTS 2/07/2005

Our guest speaker will be Henry Stern, the former Commissioner of Parks under Mayor Giuliani. Mr Stern is the founder of NY Civic, one of the leading non-partisan good government groups focusing on issues that affect NYC and NYS. His daily writings on the NYCivic.com website are often reprinted on the opinion pages of the major NY newspapers.

Mr. Stern will talk about the future of NYC in the face of the coming mayoral election, the CFE school decision, the problems currently facing Albany, and future budget shortfalls.

In order to speed the check-in process, please rsvp in advance to

info@nycyr.org with "RSVP HENRY STERN" in the subject. Please include your FULL name and contact info.


Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Place: Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmens Club
283 Lexington Ave (bet 36th & 37th St), 2nd Floor
Admission: Members - FREE, Non Members - $5, F/T Students - $2.

Please join us for drinks after every meeting in the backroom at Saga, on Lex and 39th.

Schedule of Upcoming Speakers:
March 10, 2005 - TBA

From the NY Sun, February 7, 2005:

"JELLY BEANS AND ANCHORMEN The New York Young Republican Club hosted a birthday celebration and awards ceremony in honor of President Reagan at Scopa on Madison Avenue last week. The late president's birthday was on Sunday. The president of the Center for Security Policy, Frank Gaffney, received the Peace Through Strength Award; the founder of the Guardian Angels, Curtis Sliwa,received the Shining City on a Hill Award, and MSNBC television host Joe Scarborough received the Great Communicator award..."

To read the rest of the story,

click here!

FROM THE CONGRESS OF RACIAL EQUALITY (CORE)
This Week on "The CORE Hour"
Tuesday, February 8
3PM EST -

RightTalk.com

New York City, NY - Joining us this week will be Robert L. Woodson, Sr., Founder and President of the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise (NCNE) to discuss Social Security Reform and President Bush's State of the Union Address.

We will also talk with Jarrett Murphy, columnist for The Village Voice, about his recent article on the Mississippi murder case of CORE's volunteers.



Wednesday, January 19, 2005

NYYRC NEWS and EVENTS 1/17/2005

Ronald Reagan Birthday Celebration and Awards Reception - February 3, 2005
Scopa
Madison Avenue (between 27th & 28th streets)
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Cocktail or Business Attire Requested

Honorees Include: Joe Scarborough, Former Congressman and MSNBC TV Host

Master of Ceremonies: Robert George, NY Post

Please join us for this very special event as we honor one of America's greatest Presidents and those who have achieved great success in Reaganesque style and who continue to advance his principles.

Early Registration by January 21:
Members - $85
Non-Members - $110
Ticket + Membership - $120
Event Co-Chair - $200

Early registration must be paid online by credit card or postmarked by January 22.
For transactions dated after January 22 prices are: Members - $100, Non-Members - $125, Ticket + Membership - $135.

To pay by credit card on our secure server, please click here.


To pay by check, make payable to NY Young Republican Club and mail to:
NY Young Republican Club
244 Madison Ave, #426
New York, NY 10016

For more information, please email RobertH@nycyr.org or call 718-358-2848.


NYYRC General Meeting - February 10, 2005
Our guest speaker will be Henry Stern, the former Commissioner of Parks under Mayor Giuliani. Mr Stern is the founder of NY Civic, one of the leading non-partisan good government groups focusing on issues that affect NYC and NYS. His daily writings on the NYCivic.com website are often reprinted on the opinion pages of the major NY newspapers.

Mr. Stern will talk about the future of NYC in the face of the coming mayoral election, the CFE school decision, the problems currently facing Albany, and future budget shortfalls.

In order to speed the check-in process, please rsvp in advance to info@nycyr.org with "RSVP HENRY STERN" in the subject. Please include your FULL name and contact info.

Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Place: Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmens Club
283 Lexington Ave (bet 36th & 37th St), 2nd Floor
Admission: Members - FREE, Non Members - $5, F/T Students - $2.

Please join us for drinks after every meeting in the backroom at Saga, on Lex and 39th.

Schedule of Upcoming Speakers:
March 10, 2005 - TBA

Politics 101


Speaker Newt's New Book
This is from our good friends at Speaker Gingrich's office. Please read and support the "Leader of the Revolution."

You can purchase your copy now from Amazon: Winning The Future: A 21st Century Contract with America


Hillary for President
Not ready to hear those words yet? Well, some people with a good sense of humor are already preparing for it.
http://www.flowgo.com/funpages/view.cfm/6660

The Official Handbook of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

We have a NY Times best-selling author in our midst. Mark Smith's new book, The Official Handbook of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, is officially a Times best seller as well as a best seller on Amazon. I know that all the erudite, pompous, pseudo-intellectual, Times-touting lefties are biting hard into their bagels as they read this in their beloved paper on Sunday.

According to Ann Coulter, "Mark Smith is one of the fastest rising legal stars in the country." You can purchase your copy now from Amazon: The Official Handbook of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy


Buy your IHeartGWB T-Shirt

You've seen it in all the newspapers. Now get the T-Shirt from a NY Young Republican who loves George W. Bush. This is a very hip way to express your support for our commander-in-chief. Who says you can't irritate liberals and look good at the same time!!

http://www.iheartgwb.com



Tuesday, January 04, 2005

NYYRC NEWS and EVENTS 1/04/2005

NYYRC NEWS and EVENTS

1. NYYRC General Meeting - January 13, 2005

Our guest speaker will be former Jersey City Mayor and candidate for
Governor of New Jersey Bret Schundler
. Mayor Schundler is a true
reformer and conservative and will share his unique experiences of
governing as a republican in a very blue city.

As a leading candidate for NJ Governor, Bret needs our help. If you can
make a contribution to his campaign, please bring a check made out to
"Bret 2005" for whatever you can contribute. Contribution forms will be
available at the door.

In order to speed the check-in process, please rsvp in advance to
info@nycyr.org with "RSVP BRET SCHUNDLER" in the subject. Please
include your FULL name and contact info.

Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Place: Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmens Club
283 Lexington Ave (bet 36th & 37th St), 2nd Floor
Admission: Members - FREE, Non Members - $5, F/T Students - $2.

Please join us for drinks after every meeting in the backroom at Saga,
on Lex and 39th.

Schedule of Upcoming Speakers:
February 10, 2005 - TBA
March 10, 2005 - TBA


2. 2005 City Council Candidates Meeting

We are having a meeting for prospective candidates this Wednesday,
January 5 at 7:15pm. It is by invitation only for people seriously
interested in running for office in 2005. If you are interested in
running but have not yet expressed your interest, please email our
Chairman at RobertH@nycyr.org or call him at (718) 358-2848.


3. Ronald Reagan Birthday Celebration and Awards Reception

Every February, the New York Young Republican Club hosts our most
special event of the year. We hold our Ronald Reagan Birthday
Celebration and Awards Reception, where we pay tribute to the man who
has inspired so many of us to become active in the fight for liberty.

Last years honorees were the National Interest's John O'Sullivan (Great
Communicator award), former Deputy Mayor Tony Coles (Shining City on a
Hill award) and civil rights activist Roy Innis (Four Pillars of
Freedom award). It was a wonderful event that everyone fully enjoyed.

This year's Reagan Reception will be on Thursday, February 3, 2005.
More details will be announced shortly.


4. NY Sun covers YR Holiday Party

ELATED ELEPHANTS The New York Young Republican Club - America's oldest
such organization - hosted its annual holiday party Wednesday at Katwalk on
West 35th Street.

The e-mailed invitation encouraged its members to come to a bash where
"We can celebrate W's victory without looking over our shoulders." The
party was held on the mezzanine and was organized by NYYRC's chairman, Robert
Alan Hornak.

http://www.nysun.com/article/7016

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Other Political Events Around Town

1. Congress of Racial Equality's Martin Luther King Dinner

The full invite was sent out by our Chairman, Robert Hornak. The event
is on Monday, January 17, 2005 and is CORE's annual black tie
celebration to honor the life and achievements of Martin Luther King.
Special guest will be The Architect - Karl Rove. If you did not receive
the invite please email RobertH@nycyr.org ASAP.

2. SaveNewYork.org

SaveNewYork.org is joining together with The Brennan Center for Justice
and a statewide coalition of reform organizations to conduct a rally
and press conference at the State Legislature in Albany on January 6,
2005.

The purpose of this rally is to demonstrate how strong and widespread
the desire is to reform the legislative process in New York and make
2005 a watershed year in the fight for open, honest and effective
government.

Your participation in this event is welcome and important. Please join
us! Note the details below and e-mail michael@savenewyork.org if you
want to attend. For more information please visit
http://www.savenewyork.org . Transportation will be available. Your
RSVP is needed immediately.

Reforming the Most "Dysfunctional" State Legislature in America Rally & Press Conference
Thursday, January 6, 2005
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Legislative Office Building, Albany


3. Republican Reform Summit

On Tuesday, January 11, 2005 a group of grassroots republican leaders
from across New York City and surrounding areas will gather to discuss
the future of the New York Republican Party. After the debacle of the
Mills campaign - with the GOP's hand-picked nominee giving Sen. Charles
Schumer the largest margin of victory in a Senate race in NY History -
the Democrats gaining control of many former Republican strongholds
like Nassau and Westchester counties, and the state GOP's disconnect
with local activists, many leaders have come to the same conclusion -
that a major shake-up is needed to the get the party back on track. If
you are interested in attending, please email our chairman at
RobertH@nycyr.org to rsvp or with any questions.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 11, 2005, 8pm
WHERE: Belle Harbor Yacht Club, Beach Channel Drive (bet Beach 126th
and Beach 127th)


4. Hillary for President

Not ready to hear those words yet? Well, some people with a good sense
of humor are already preparing for it.

http://www.flowgo.com/funpages/view.cfm/6660

Friday, December 17, 2004

NYYRC NEWS and EVENTS and other GOP notices

NYYRC NEWS and EVENTS

1. NYYRC Holiday Party - Wednesday, January 29, 2004

Cap off the Holidays
with the Young Republicans
at our annual
Holiday - New Years Party
Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Katwalk
2 West 35th Street @ Fifth Ave
Second Floor

7:30pm - 10:30pm

$10 for Members
$20 for Non-Members

rsvp to info@nycyr.org

Come to THE republican NYC holiday bash of 2004 and celebrate the holidays with fellow members of the vast-right-wing conspiracy! We will have light cocktail food, a cash bar and some of the best people in New York (we can celebrate W's victory without looking over our shoulder!).

Please RSVP to info@nycyr.org (with HOLIDAY PARTY in the subject) with your FULL name and the names of any guests who will be joining you. Non-Members who wish to join can do so by credit card on the website at www.nycyr.org or at the door. Annual dues are $35. Anyone joining with cash at the door will receive a one-year membership plus admission to the party for $40 and your membership will be good through December 2005.


2. NYYRC General Meeting - January 13, 2005

Our guest speaker will be former Jersey City Mayor and candidate for Governor of New Jersey Bret Schundler. Mayor Schundler is a true reformer and conservative and will share his unique experiences of governing as a republican in a very blue city.

In order to speed the check-in process, please rsvp in advance to info@nycyr.org with "RSVP BRET SCHUNDLER" in the subject. Please include your FULL name and contact info.

Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Place: Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmens Club
283 Lexington Ave (bet 36th & 37th St), 2nd Floor
Admission: Members - FREE, Non Members - $5, F/T Students - $2.

Please join us for drinks after every meeting in the backroom at Saga, on Lex and 39th.

Schedule of Upcoming Speakers:
February 10, 2005 - TBA
March 10, 2005 - TBA
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POLITICS 101...

1. Bob Capano Birthday Fundraiser - Sunday, December 19, 2004

You are cordially invited to a
31st Birthday Celebration and Fundraiser
for

Bob Capano

to support his race for City Council

Peggy O’Neill’s
8123 5th Avenue
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Sunday, December 19th 2004
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Open Bar - Pizza
NFL football on the big screen

$31 per person requested


2. Congress of Racial Equality's Martin Luther King Dinner

SAVE THE DATE - Monday, January 17, 2005. CORE's annual black tie celebration to honor the life and achievements of Martin Luther King. Special guest will be The Architect - Karl Rove. More details coming soon.


3. SaveNewYork.org

A new organization is being launched dedicated to open, honest and effective government in New York. What a radical idea in NY state, ranked dead last in economic freedom in the U.S. Economic Freedom Index, and with the most dysfunctional state legislature by the Brennen Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. The name of the organization is SAVE NEW YORK.

The Mission of Save New York is to help increase public awareness of the fundamental flaws in public policy in New York and to build pressure for reform. Through statewide events and activity Save New York will promote our legislative goals and persuade our elected officials to take a stand. Through our state and federal political action committees we will help elect candidates who support, and defeat candidates who oppose, our common sense ideas for legislative reform.

Save New York's initial goals will be to Fix Medicaid, Fight for Non-partisan Redistricting, Increase Education Opportunities for Poor Families, and Cut Taxes and Simplify the Tax Code. Please visit the website for more details.

http://www.savenewyork.org

If you want to get involved, please sign up for Save New York's email alerts and complete a volunteer form. You might also consider making a contribution so the save New York has the necessary resources to save New York.

Petition for Academic Freedom at Columbia

Columbians for Academic Freedom have launched a petitition asking the university to investigate political bias and protect students who report it. I hope that you
will consider signing the petition. Please help ensure that the university takes this issue seriously.
Although the petition is not meant to further conservative ends directly, it will help conservatives at Columbia. The petition and controversy grew out of
documentary, which exposed the pervasive anti-Israel bias in the classrooms.

For more information on the controversy at Columbia,
please see the Campus Watch survey of Columbia.
http://www.campus-watch.org/survey.php/id/16

To view or sign the petition, Academic Freedom for All
at Columbia University
, go to
http://www.petitiononline.com/CARES/petition.html

Sincerely,
Ron Lewenberg