Friday, December 17, 2004

NYYRC NEWS and EVENTS and other GOP notices


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

2 West 35th Street @ Fifth Ave
Second Floor

7:30pm - 10:30pm

$10 for Members
$20 for Non-Members

rsvp to

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 (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 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 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


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

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

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.


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.

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.

To view or sign the petition, Academic Freedom for All
at Columbia University
, go to

Ron Lewenberg