2019 Pride Social

2019 Pride Social

Thursday, June 20, 2019

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Chastleton Ballroom, 1701 16th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20009

Pride Social 2019

 

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FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/520915271779102/

TICKETS HERE: 2019 Pride Social Tickets

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Join or renew your membership at https://lcrdistrictofcolumbia.nationbuilder.com/donate

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April Meeting: Trump, the New Populism and “the Gays”

Trump, the New Populism, and “the Gays”
with Christian Whiton

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

(Cocktails at 7 pm – Meeting at 7:30 pm)

The Chastleton Ballroom, 1701 16th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20009

April 2019 meeting flyer

 

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FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/2276596115931255/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1554586946318424

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Is the Trump administration the most LGBT-friendly in history, or the most anti-LGBT in history? Does Trump’s personal ease and relationships with gay people mean a new openness, or does it paper over old prejudices? How does the LGBT community fit into the new global right-populist trend?

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Christian Whiton is a Senior Vice President at Banner Public Affairs, a communications and government relations firm. He is also Senior Fellow at the Center for the National Interest, a Washington, DC think tank that is a leading voice for strategic realism in U.S. foreign policy.

Christian can be followed here: @ChristianWhiton

Previously, Whiton was a State Department senior advisor during the Donald Trump and George W. Bush administrations.  In the Trump administration, Whiton was a senior advisor for strategic communications at the State Department. He advised the new administration on public diplomacy, media, and East Asia issues. On the presidential transition, he served as the media advisor for the incoming Secretary of State and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations during their Senate confirmations.

During the Bush administration, Whiton was a speechwriter for the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, and was later the deputy special envoy for North Korean human rights issues. He also focused on trade and financial issues.

Whiton has held communications and policy roles on several presidential campaigns, including the Giuliani (2008), Gingrich (2012), and Cruz (2016) campaigns.

Outside of government, Whiton has focused on trade, public affairs, corporate communications, and political risk analysis, including as a principal for DC International Advisory. From 1996-2000, he worked for the corporate finance practice of KPMG LLP, where he oversaw daily activities of mergers and acquisitions engagements.

Whiton earned undergraduate degrees in History and Economics from Tulane University. He holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Whiton is a frequent commentator on Fox Business and Fox News, and has also appeared on CNN, CNBC, NHK, and other networks. He is the author of “Smart Power: Between Diplomacy and War” (Potomac Books). His articles have been published by the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Time, Daily Caller, Huffington Post, and numerous other publications.

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Join or renew your membership at https://lcrdistrictofcolumbia.nationbuilder.com/donate

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March Meeting: Annual Elections & Discussion with Paul Kuntzler

Annual Elections & Discussion
with Paul Kuntzler

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

(Cocktails at 7 pm – Meeting at 7:30 pm)

The Chastleton Ballroom, 1701 16th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20009

Mar 2019 mtg w Kuntzler

 

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FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/2123106654403005/

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As we begin to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and all the progress our movement has made, please join the DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans in welcoming a true pioneer and founding father of the movement, Paul Kuntzler!

“He’s one of the Founding Fathers of the modern LGBT movement in our city, just a real silent soldier. I would never have been elected but for Paul and his contemporaries.” – David Catania, former DC Council Member

“It’s like having an oral history book right there. No one ever talks when he speaks. We just sit there in silence and awe.” – Earl Fowlkes, President Gertrude Stein Democratic Club

Mr. Kuntzler will present a discussion on “The Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government in 1947, and My Involvement in the Gay Rights Movement from 1961-1980.”

In addition to this discussion, the Chapter will hold its annual Board Elections, so make sure you are current with your membership in order to participate. Join or renew your membership at https://lcrdistrictofcolumbia.nationbuilder.com/donate

 

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February Meeting: Luke Rosiak – “Book Discussion & Signing: Obstruction of Justice”

Book Discussion & Signing:
Obstruction of Justice”
with Luke Rosiak

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

(Cocktails at 7 pm – Meeting at 7:30 pm)

BUY TICKETS: https://bit.ly/2MNa8dz

61 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20002

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BUY TICKETS: https://bit.ly/2MNa8dz

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/749673085402897/
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Luke Rosiak is an investigative journalist at the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Luke’s book, “OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE” is the #7 TOP SELLING BOOK ON AMAZON. A new investigative thriller on the biggest scandal in Congress’ history, and how Nancy Pelosi and her operatives used Machiavellian manipulation to rig a major national security case, and got a corrupt DOJ and FBI to do her bidding.

PRE ORDER YOUR BOOK FOR LUKE TO SIGN HERE: https://tinyurl.com/ydcyzddr

**The untold story of a major national breach on Congress by ruthless Pakistani computer systems administrators

**What Newt Gingrich calls the largest corruption scandal in the history of the House of Representatives

**How Nancy Pelosi schemed and used Machiavellian manipulation to neutralize Republicans and mobilize the DOJ to do her bidding

**Anatomy of the Deep State and how unknown bureaucrats rig politically sensitive criminal investigations, exposing in detail wild misconduct by the DOJ and FBI

Read more here: https://tinyurl.com/ydcyzddr

https://twitter.com/lukerosiak

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January Meeting: Chadwick Moore – “Investigative Journalism in 2019”

“Investigative Journalism in 2019”
with Chadwick Moore

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

(Cocktails at 7 pm – Meeting at 7:30 pm)

BUY TICKETS: http://tinyurl.com/YAYWRFXC

Chastleton Cooperative Ballroom – 1701 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

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BUY TICKETS: http://tinyurl.com/YAYWRFXC
($10 Admission / Free for Members)

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Chadwick Moore is a journalist, public speaker, conservative political commentator, and cultural critic. ​He is the former Editor-at-Large of OUT magazine and The Advocate, and contributor to Playboy, the New York Post, and the New York Times. He previously worked in literary publishing in New York and London.

Since coming out as politically conservative in the New York Post in February 2017, he has been working in new media.

He is a regular contributor to Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News where he discusses current events. He’s appeared on Fox & Friends and several other national radio and television networks, as well as many new media outlets.  Born in Tennessee, Chadwick lives in New York City and is writing his first book, a political memoir.

Join us as Chadwick speaks to ethical challenges in journalism and investigative reporting in the internet age.

https://twitter.com/Chadwick_Moore

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Santa’s Workshop Christmas Party

Santa’s Workshop Christmas Party

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Chastleton Cooperative Ballroom – 1701 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

Details on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1140748086090706/

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November Meeting: Meet Jerri Ann Henry, new Executive Director of Log Cabin Republicans

“Meet the New Executive Director”
with Jerri Ann Henry

NEW Executive Director,
Log Cabin Republicans

Thursday, November 29, 2018

7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.

(Cocktails at 7pm – Meeting at 7:30 pm)

Chastleton Cooperative Ballroom – 1701 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

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As most of you know, our dear friend Gregory T. Angelo recently stepped down after six years of service as Executive Director of Log Cabin Republicans.

This is your chance to meet his successor, Jerri Ann Henry! Hear her speak about her vision, join in conversation, ask questions and welcome her to the community. As the DC chapter, we should never take for granted the privilege of having the national leadership in our town. Make sure to catch this event!

Jerri Ann is a leading communications and messaging strategist with a long career in grassroots activism, digital campaigns and coalition building. She managed Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry leading into the Obergefell Supreme Court decision, and the Platform Reform campaign during the 2016 election cycle.  Jerri Ann has served in leadership positions on numerous policy and Republican congressional campaigns.

During the last decade in Washington D.C., Henry has developed digital listening and engagement tools for many corporate and non-profit organizations. Her unique approach to fully integrated digital activism, combined with a strong understanding of right-of-center messaging on difficult issues led to her recognition as a leader within the industry. She has been recognized as a Rising Star by Campaigns & Elections and a Future 40 Leader by Maverick PAC.

In addition, Henry has served in leadership positions for a number of organizations including Maverick PAC, Young Republicans of Alexandria, Women’s Public Leadership Network (WPLN), the National Federation of Republican Women, the Texas State Society and others. She is a native of Dallas, Texas and a graduate of Texas A&M University. Currently Ms. Henry, her wife, and their dog live in Alexandria, VA where they are active in the local community.

https://twitter.com/JerriAnnHenry

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1st Annual Shenandoah Hike & Dinner

1st Annual Shenandoah Hike & Dinner

Saturday, October 13, 2018

RSVP for dinner by October 7th

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Oct 2018 hike

On Saturday October 13, come join us for an LCR-DC autumn hike at Shenandoah National Parkand dinner afterwards at Graves Mountain Lodge!

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September Meeting: Left, Right & Libertarian – featuring David Boaz

“Left, Right and Libertarian”
with David Boaz

Executive Vice President,
The Cato Institute

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.

(Cocktails at 7pm – Meeting at 7:30 pm)

Chastleton Cooperative Ballroom – 1701 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

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Sept 19 2018 meeting flyer

Find David’s writings here:

https://www.cato.org/people/david-boaz

https://twitter.com/David_Boaz

And order David’s book “The Libertarian Mind” here: Amazon: The Libertarian Mind

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May Members’ Meeting: DC Initiative 77 & Diana West; Board Elections

Diana West, Initiative 77 (No on 77!) and Officer Elections

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.

(Cocktails at 7pm – Meeting at 7:30 pm)

The Chastleton Ballroom – 1701 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

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May 2018 meeting - Lee West elections

For more information on Initiative 77, see here: No2dc77.com

Find Mark Lee’s Washington Blade columns here: http://www.washingtonblade.com/author/marklee/ 

Find Diana West’s columns here: http://dianawest.net/

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And also: this meeting is also our Annual Meeting in which BOARD ELECTIONS will be held. The Board of Directors consists of four Officer positions and five At-Large positions.  If you are interested in running for a position on the board or would like more information about what serving on the board entails,
please email Chris Allen at Chris.Allen@dclogcabin.org.

And remember, you must be a registered member in order to vote for Board elections, so register and pay your dues before the meeting: https://lcrdistrictofcolumbia.nationbuilder.com/donate

PRIDE MONTH SOCIAL!!!!

Please join the DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans

as we celebrate this Pride season with our annual

PRIDE SOCIAL!

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18th

7:00 – 9:30 PM

The Chastleton Ballroom

(1701 16th Street, NW)

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Republican, Democrat, Gay or Straight, everyone is welcome to this Inclusive celebration of the achievements we’ve made and the work ahead.   Libations and light refreshments will be served so bring a friend and eat, drink and be gay!

RSVP at

events@dclogcabin.com or on our Facebook event

 

A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR Event SPONSOR, BROOKMAN Cloud Services

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May 2014 Members’ Meeting: Meet the Candidates & LCR-DC Board Elections

Meet the Candidates and LCR-DC Board Elections

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m.

(Cocktails at 6:30 pm – Meeting at 7:00 pm)

The Camden Roosevelt – 2101 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

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About our candidates:

Marc Morgan is a candidate for an At-Large position on the D.C. City Council.  Marc serves Ward 1’s LeDroit Park Neighborhood as an ANC Commissioner and civic association leader. He has encouraged small business development, worked on public safety issues, and local sustainability initiatives. He wants to bring his commitment to leadership across our city. That’s why he’s running for D.C. Council At-Large. http://www.morganfordc.com/  ( @MarcMorgan_DC )

Nelson Rimensnyder is a candidate for D.C. Delegate to the U.S. Congress.  Nelson is a historian, preservationist, DC voting rights activist, longtime resident of the District of Columbia, 3-time candidate for shadow representative and senator from the District, husband and father of three.  Nelson founded NO VOTE – NO TAX.  http://nelsonrimensnyder.com/ ( @NRimensnyder )

John Vihstadt is a candidate for Arlington County Board.  He has been actively engaged and a leader in neighborhood, community, and public school activities since moving to Arlington over 30 years ago.  John is a partner with Krooth & Altman, LLP, in Washington, where he concentrates in lender representation nationwide for multifamily and health care facilities transactions.  http://www.voteforvihstadt.com/ ( @voteforvihstadt )

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And also: this meeting is also our Annual Meeting in which BOARD ELECTIONS will be held.

Per our By-Laws, May is when we hold our annual Board Officer Elections. The DC-LCR Board consists of nine positions, including: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and five At-Large positions. IN ORDER TO VOTE, YOU MUST BE CURRENT ON YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT ON MAY 7TH.
Anyone interested in running for the board should submit a 3-5 sentence candidacy statement to chris.allen@dclogcabin.org by May 9th so that it can be included on the ballot.

As many of you may know, the DC-LCR Board is a working board made up of dedicated members who volunteer their time and resources to coordinate our Monthly Membership Meeting, Monthly Happy Hours, Social Events, Fundraisers, while also maintaining a presence on social media, our website, press releases, and Op-Eds on issues that represent the viewpoint of our members.

April General Meeting: Growing the GOP Tent

Is the GOP Tent Expanding or Is it Just Full of Hot Air?

A Discussion on the GOP’s Minority Engagement Efforts

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m.

(Cocktails at 6:30 pm – Meeting at 7:00 pm)

The Camden Roosevelt – 2101 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

Please join the DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans for an evening to
discuss the GOP’s efforts to expand the Party with:

Raffi Williams

Deputy Press Secretary, Republican National Committee
@Raffiwilliams

&

 Jill Homan

DC National Committeewoman & Founder of CityGop.org
@JillHoman

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March General Meeting – The Debate Over ENDA

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Trevor Burrus

(Research Fellow, Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies) @TCBurrus

&

Christian Berle

 (Legislative Director, Freedom to Work)
@ChristianABerle

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m.

(Cocktails at 6:30 pm – Meeting at 7:00 pm)

The Camden Roosevelt – 2101 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

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Trevor Burrus is a research fellow at the Cato Institute’s (@CatoInstitute) Center for Constitutional Studies. His research interests include constitutional, civil and criminal law, legal and political philosophy and legal history. His academic work has appeared in journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Albany Government Law Review, and the Syracuse Law Review. His popular writing has appeared in Forbes, USA Today, the Huffington Post, the New York Daily News and others. He is the editor of A Conspiracy Against Obamacare (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

Christian Berle is Legislative Director at Freedom to Work (@FreedomtoWork).  Before that, he served as Director of Communications and Coalitions for Richard Tisei for Congress Campaign in Massachusetts’ Sixth Congressional District. From 2009 through 2012, he served as Deputy Executive Director of the Log Cabin Republicans, overseeing the organization’s PAC, legislative and political operations, and all administrative matters. Previously, he served on the McCain for President Campaign in the coalitions and online media departments, worked in the Political Department of the National Federation of Independent Business and worked for the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, under Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME).

November General Meeting – Obamacare: If We Can’t End It, How to Mend It?

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David Frum is a contributing editor at The Daily Beast and a CNN contributor. He is the
author of eight books, including most recently the e-book Why Romney Lost and his first novel, Patriots,
published in April 2012. In 2001-2002, he served as speechwriter and
special assistant to President George W. Bush.

He is a member of the board of the Republican Jewish Coalition and the reformist conservative
think tank, R Street. Frum is also president of the Frum Development
Group, a privately held real estate company in Toronto.

@davidfrum

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September Members’ Meeting: Business in the District

Business in the District: Where’s the Yellow Brick Road?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m.

(Cocktails at 6:30 pm – Meeting at 7:00 pm)

The Camden Roosevelt – 2101 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

Sept-13 Membership Meeting

Please join the DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans for an evening to
discuss the business climate in the District with:

Mark Lee
(Community Business Advocate & Contributing Columnist for The Washington Blade)
@MarkLeeDC

&

Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
Mark Guenther
@DCLGBTChamberED

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Press Release: Log Cabin Republicans of DC Applaud LRAA Veto

WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans commends Mayor Gray for doing the right thing for all District residents and the local business community by vetoing the Large Retailer Accountability Act (LRAA).

“We are pleased to see that the Mayor saw through the misguided presentation from the LRAA’s advocates on the Council and special interest labor unions, and recognized the need to promote an environment in the District that attracts economic development and brings jobs to our residents across all Wards,” said President Chris Allen.  “The passage of the LRAA would have made the District rank No. 1 across the nation – No. 1 for worst environment for businesses.”

“We urge the Council to abandon any efforts to try to override the Mayor’s veto and instead take steps to improve the District’s tarnished reputation as a desirable location for new businesses.  The Council can achieve its goal of reducing unemployment and making wages go further by adopting policies that attract outside investment and by lower taxes. These actions will expand the tax base in the city, while also putting more money back into our residents’ pockets,” Allen concluded.

Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization started in 1977, with state and local chapters nationwide, which believes in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty.  Log Cabin Republicans educates our party about why inclusion wins and that opposing gay and lesbian equality is inconsistent with the GOP’s core principles of smaller government and personal freedom.  The DC Chapter holds monthly meetings, supports inclusive local Republican candidates, and sponsors monthly social gatherings.  For more information, please visit www.dclogcabin.org.

Log Cabin Republicans of DC Urge Mayor Gray to Veto LRAA

WASHINGTON, DC – As the D.C. Council finally sends the “Large Retailer Accountability Act” (LRAA) to Mayor Gray, the DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans urges the Mayor to do the right thing for all District residents and the local economy and veto this unfair and discriminatory bill.

“As an organization that supports policies of limited government and free markets, we believe the LRAA not only unfairly targets large job-providers while exempting and grandfathering in the bills’ supporters that meet the same criteria, but it also diminishes the city’s business reputation to attract more outside investment,” said President Chris Allen.  “As our city struggles with a rising unemployment rate and a weak economic recovery, the last thing we need is to abandon the free market principles that determine price and wages through healthy competition, in favor of burdensome and imbalanced government interference.”

“The Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Victor Hoskins, has estimated that the LRAA could cost as many as 3,000 to 4,000 jobs in the District.  The Mayor should continue to support policies that incentivize and attract businesses to the District like he did with Living Social and the DC Tech Incentives Program,” Allen concluded.

Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization started in 1977, with state and local chapters nationwide, which believes in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty.  Log Cabin Republicans educates our party about why inclusion wins and that opposing gay and lesbian equality is inconsistent with the GOP’s core principles of smaller government and personal freedom.  The DC Chapter holds monthly meetings, supports inclusive local Republican candidates, and sponsors monthly social gatherings.

DC Log Cabin at Capital Pride 2013!

WELCOME to everyone we met at the Pride Festival!

and

THANKS to everyone who manned our table!

Pride Booth 2013

Did you get your NEW Log Cabin sticker??

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DC Log Cabin in Roll Call

D.C. Log Cabin Republicans Fete Ex-Rep. Jim Kolbe

By Julie Ershadi Posted at 6:22 p.m. on May 23

Roll Call

The Washington, D.C. chapter of organized gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Republicans hosted former Rep. Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz., and his husband at a small mixer Wednesday night.

The D.C. Log Cabin Republicans convened the event at the Roosevelt Camden apartments on 16th Street Northwest to discuss the Senate immigration bill and Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick J. Leahy’s withdrawal of his amendment to include consideration for LGBT families in the bill’s provisions at this week’s markup.  more…

May Members’ Meeting: Immigration Reform & Officer Elections

IMMIGRATION REFORM and Officer Elections

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m.

(Cocktails at 6:30 pm – Meeting at 7:00 pm)

The Camden Roosevelt – 2101 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

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Please join the DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans for an evening to
discuss the issue of Immigration Reform with:

former Congressman Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) &

Immigration Equality Policy Director Julie A. Kruse

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About our speakers:

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Former Congressman Jim Kolbe served 11-terms in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the state of Arizona. He is currently a fellow at the German Marshall Fund think tank and a consultant at Kissinger McLarty Associates, where he focuses on issues of trade, aid and migration. In 2006, Rep. Kolbe co-sponsored the United American Families Act and recently testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee to amend the immigration bill to include a path to citizenship  or permanent residency for same-sex partners — including his own.

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Immigration Equality is the first and only organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to achieving full equality for LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants.  Julie A. Kruse leads the national effort to pass the Uniting American Families Act and has over 15 years of experience working for LGBT, immigrant, and women’s rights and economic justice.  http://immigrationequality.org/

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And also: this meeting is also our Annual Meeting in which BOARD ELECTIONS will be held. Due to our growing membership and expanding Chapter activities, the number of board seats has been increased from seven to nine. If you are interested in running for a position on the board or would like more information about what serving on the board entails,
please email Chris Allen at Chris.Allen@dclogcabin.org.

Although the deadline for running on the ballot has passed (as of Sunday the 19th), members can still run as write-in candidates!

(And remember, you must be a registered member in order to vote, so register and pay your dues before the meeting:  https://dclogcabin.wordpress.com/membership/ )

All Partisan Meet, Greet & Give for Patrick Mara!

LGBT Community and Allies for:

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Wednesday, April 10th

6:30 – 8:30pm

DuPont Italian Kitchen (Upstairs)

1637 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC

(17th and R Streets)

“…We need to respect every individual’s right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  This Liberty and pursuit of happiness should not be limited to heterosexual couples.  Gay and Lesbian couples should be treated equal to their heterosexual counterparts.

It is common sense and the right thing to do…”

 – Patrick Mara, October 2009

DC Council hearing on Marriage Equality

The DC Council is holding a special election this April 23rd.  Make an informed decision and come out and meet Patrick Mara, the Ward 1 elected representative to the DC State Board of Education. He is an entrepreneur, proud Columbia Heights resident, and a founding investor in Meridian Pint.

Patrick’s campaign focuses on education reform for DC Schools, accountability and ethics on the Council, fiscal responsibility and budget autonomy, and improved public safety protection for all residents in all neighborhoods. Patrick Mara will represent the best interests for all DC residents by fighting corruption and special interests and championing policies to achieve improved DC Schools and a thriving local economy.

Patrick Mara has been endorsed by:

The Washington Post

Sierra Club, DC Chapter

D.C. Realtors Association

DC Chamber of Commerce

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HOST COMMITTEE:
Gregory T. Angelo
Matt Cook & Patrick Sammon
Jose V. Cunningham
Jill Homan
Bob Kabel
Sarah Longwell
John R. Tobias
Robert Turner II

LCR Supporting Marriage Equality at SCOTUS

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Proud to Support Patrick Mara!

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March Membership Meeting

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February Meeting featuring New LCR Executive Director

Come join the DC Log Cabin Republicans as we welcome new Interim Executive Director Gregory T. Angelo to the nation’s capital!

 

Gregory T. Angelo

Gregory T. Angelo

 

Wednesday, February 20th
6:30pm – 8pm
The Camden Roosevelt


2101 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009

DC Log Cabin Endorses Pat Mara

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
January 17, 2013 (202) 253-1830 cell

DC LOG CABIN ENDORSES PAT MARA

WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans last night unanimously voted to endorse Republican candidate Patrick Mara in the upcoming April 23rd special election to replace now-Council Chairman Phil Mendelson for his former At-Large seat. Mara is no novice at vying for an At-Large seat, having first ran in 2008 and then again coming in a close second during the 2011 special election.

“Pat has shown time and again that he is a friend of not just Log Cabin, but the entire LGBT community. Gays and lesbians of all political stripes know the true sense of Pat Mara. He was the first straight Republican Council candidate to show support for marriage equality five years ago. In addition, Pat has a greater depth of understanding of the issues affecting our community than just about anyone in this race,” said outgoing President Robert Turner II. “For this Council race, the choice is easy. We strongly support Pat Mara!” Turner concluded.

All endorsed candidates support the core principles of the Log Cabin Republicans, which are limited government, individual liberty, personal responsibility, free markets and a strong national defense while advocating for the freedom and equality of gay and lesbian Americans. They also agree that marriage equality is settled law in the District of Columbia, and will not support efforts to change, repeal or overturn that law. For more information, please visit www.dclogcabin.org.

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Log Cabin Election Night Party @ MOVA

 

Debate-watching Party at MOVA 10/16

Join DC Log Cabin for a debate-watching party with drink specials

President Obama vs Governor Romney

Tuesday, October 16th 8:00pm
(Debate starts at 9:00pm)


Log Cabin National Dinner

Join the DC Chapter at the Annual National Dinner
6:30pm September 20th

To sit with other DC Log Cabin members, please email robert.turner@dclogcabin.org to buy your ticket.

September Meeting featuring GLSEN & DC School Board

Come join the DC Log Cabin Republicans for a Focus on Education meeting featuring


Pat Mara, School Board Member, Ward 1

Jack Jacobson, Candidate for School Board , Ward 2

Nathan Smith, GLSEN

Wednesday, September 12th
6:30pm – 8pm
The Camden Roosevelt

2101 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009

Letter to National Board

Dear National Board Members:

On behalf of your DC Chapter, I would like to offer you a sense of our membership.

After a lengthy, wide-ranging, and honest discussion, our members voted overwhelmingly to encourage you to endorse the Romney-Ryan ticket.  However, the remaining few, as well as some members of the majority, expressed legitimate concerns as to the anti-gay positions the candidates have assumed on certain issues of significance to our community generally, and gay Republicans specifically.  We realize that you are aware of these issues and assume that these will be a part of your discussion as you decide the endorsement question.

If you favor our recommendation, we ask that you accompany an endorsement with a qualifier noting the significant differences we have with the ticket on some social and civil liberty issues and an expression of Log Cabin’s intention of continuing to vigorously encourage the ticket and the Party to revise their positions to more directly reflect the true values of our Grand Old Party.  We also feel that our national Executive Director, who we firmly stand behind, as well as other ambassadors of the organization, should seek a private meeting with the Governor, much in the way the Austin-12 did with George W. Bush in 2000 in order to create a dialogue about our issues outside of the spotlight of the media.

Finally, please be assured that our members firmly support the election of Governor Romney over President Obama, because of his outstanding fiscal and foreign relations policies and his efforts to reduce the size of government.  We will work as hard as we can to support his election and are confident that he and the Party will continue to at least receive with an open mind our input on those topics on which we have agreed to disagree.

We look forward to hearing your decision and working to elect inclusive Republicans in November.

Robert Turner II
President
DC Log Cabin Republicans

Special August Meeting

Kickoff Event for Columbia Heights ANC

Please join DC Log Cabin Republicans as we support Alex Gallo and Steve Swank for Columbia Heights ANC. Wednesday, August 1, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM @ Eden Lounge 1716 I St., NW

Please consider contributing $25 (maximum alowed) to each of their campaigns.

DETALS

DC Log Cabin: Mayor Gray Must Go!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
July 12, 2012 (202) 253-1830 cell

DC Log Cabin: Mayor Gray Must Go!

WASHINGTON, DC – In what is sure to sound like a broken record, the DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans calls for the resignation of yet another elected official. Mayor Vincent Gray’s 2010 campaign has been plagued with complaints and allegations of unethical behavior. This week, three campaign workers pled guilty to charges of running a shadow campaign. U.S. Attorney Machen speaks of the campaign as being compromised by backroom deals, secret payments and a flood of unreported cash.

In an about face from previous Council scandals this year, Councilmembers Muriel Bowser, David Catania, and Mary Cheh have called for Mayor Gray’s resignation. “I applaud those Councilmembers who have called for the mayor to step down. Perhaps they are as tired as their constituents are of the mess in the Wilson Building,” said Robert Turner II, President of the DC Log Cabin Republicans. If forced out of office, Gray will become the third elected official to step down this year.

While no formal allegations have been presented to the Mayor, his entire administration has had an odor of disreputable behavior.  “The Mayor now wants us to distinguish between his job as mayor and how he went about getting there,” said Turner, adding, “When it comes to governing the nation’s capital, the ends cannot justify the means.  One month ago, I asked who’s next.  We now have our answer.”

Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization started in 1977, with state and local chapters nationwide, which believes in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty.  Log Cabin Republicans educates our party about why inclusion wins and that opposing gay and lesbian equality is inconsistent with the GOP’s core principles of smaller government and personal freedom.  The DC Chapter holds monthly meetings, supports inclusive local Republican candidates, and sponsors monthly social gatherings.  For more information, please visit www.dclogcabin.org.

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